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by Jing Jing
March 10, 2008, 10:20 pm
Forum: Thailand News
Topic: Net *** indentified - Teacher of English!
Replies: 63
Views: 5361

It is unfortunate that another foreigner who works with kids is accused of sex crimes. But it was not Thai officials who began the search for this individual. When will Thai officials wake up and protect their own children. :cry:
by Jing Jing
March 10, 2008, 9:42 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Trouble for teachers looming
Replies: 10
Views: 917

Why be so coy? What are you fishing for? I never heard of a small local high school. All the high schools are big. And where is local ... BKK? :shock:
by Jing Jing
February 15, 2008, 10:34 pm
Forum: Money, Finance & Investing
Topic: Baht What up with Dat?????
Replies: 4613
Views: 365594

The strong baht reflects the strong belief of those who are using it as an investment. Meanwhile the so called economic experts are claiming the sky is going to fall. They cite the sub prime mess as one of the reasons the economy is going into recession. The investing public has bought this load of ...
by Jing Jing
February 3, 2008, 12:31 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Warning for techer renewing visas
Replies: 24
Views: 2420

Does anyone know of any locations in the NE that are going to offer the training program for foreign teachers on Thai culture and teacher professional code of ethnics? The Teachers Council of Thailand web site (ksp.or.th) list only the program at the Suan Dusit in BKK at a cost of ฿8,000. In addit...
by Jing Jing
February 2, 2008, 12:01 pm
Forum: General Debates & Discussions
Topic: Effects of media!
Replies: 17
Views: 2152

Granted the media serves a useful role in a free society but that media also has a responsibility to be educated about what it is reporting on. To often the journalist and writers are talking heads that do not know the subject matter they are reporting on. They tend to string together information wi...
by Jing Jing
January 29, 2008, 9:35 pm
Forum: House & Land
Topic: House made of wood?
Replies: 35
Views: 6275

My brother-in-law makes wood windows and door frames, and doors. The wood is taken from demolished wood homes. We have a concrete house with old wood frame windows. So far knock on wood we have not had any problems. Most of the old homes were built off the ground. Over time the space on the first fl...
by Jing Jing
January 27, 2008, 7:55 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: schools udon pitt mari pithak
Replies: 22
Views: 1542

Most of the schools teach English as a foreign language and not as a second language. If the young Thai teacher was taught English in a Thai school then her spoken English maybe OK but her mechanical understanding of English is probably very poor. A danger I see with her is she will try to be friend...
by Jing Jing
January 27, 2008, 11:13 am
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: schools udon pitt mari pithak
Replies: 22
Views: 1542

The book is only part of the equation. If the teacher spends most of the lesson speaking Thai there is little English being practiced. Find out how the English is being taught.
by Jing Jing
January 24, 2008, 9:05 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: schools udon pitt mari pithak
Replies: 22
Views: 1542

Another consideration is the size of the classes. Many of the Thai schools have 40 to 50 students per class and the teachers do not teach because 1) they are burned out or 2) they make the students pay for special classes. Since the Thai education system is based upon pay as go, it seems to make mor...
by Jing Jing
January 17, 2008, 8:12 pm
Forum: Udon Thani Accommodation
Topic: Pakalang Mansion - Rooms from 290bt Per Night
Replies: 25
Views: 11772

The #2 Songthaw is out front on the main road. This will get you as far as the first roundabout on Posari Rd. Or cross the main road and take the #2 to Big C. There is also nice ranarhan, Kruamaghang, down the street between Macro and the fruit market.
by Jing Jing
January 16, 2008, 10:23 am
Forum: Health & Beauty
Topic: Prostate Cancer
Replies: 23
Views: 3330

My uro doctor is Dr. Thawat Phummabowon. He has a clinic just north of the clock round about. He is treating my father in-law for prostate cancer. He has an easy going personality and speaks a little English. When you want to find medical care look for a doctor first not the hospital. Sometimes the ...
by Jing Jing
January 16, 2008, 10:05 am
Forum: Udon Thani Shopping
Topic: Farang Friendly Farmacy
Replies: 36
Views: 4788

V from India

The only problem I had with the generic V from India is I had a strong desire to eat curry and every time I practiced the recorder my trouser snake would start to twitch. :shock:

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