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by Frankie 1
October 25, 2013, 2:24 pm
Forum: Notice Board
Topic: SKY TRAIN
Replies: 12
Views: 3000

SKY TRAIN

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Projected ignorance.
by Frankie 1
October 25, 2013, 2:13 pm
Forum: Notice Board
Topic: SKY TRAIN
Replies: 12
Views: 3000

SKY TRAIN

Does anyone know if the sky train is operating from Bangkok to Swampy, does it take you into the airport?? Regards Bubbles Skytrain (BTS) do not take you to the airport, but the airport link does. Yes, the difference is that the BTS Skytrain is a Metro(subway) type train, while the Airport Link is ...
by Frankie 1
October 25, 2013, 12:44 pm
Forum: Notice Board
Topic: SKY TRAIN
Replies: 12
Views: 3000

SKY TRAIN

Does anyone know if the sky train is operating from Bangkok to Swampy, does it take you into the airport?? Regards Bubbles Skytrain (BTS) do not take you to the airport, but the airport link does. Yes, the difference is that the BTS Skytrain is a Metro(subway) type train, while the Airport Link is ...
by Frankie 1
October 17, 2013, 2:01 pm
Forum: Society and culture
Topic: Naga Fireballs and Cutting Out Your Tongue
Replies: 13
Views: 2775

Naga Fireballs and Cutting Out Your Tongue

Thai documentary:
"Naga fireballs- Bangfai Phayanaak (บั้งไฟพญานาค)-science can't explain."

With English subtitles:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uiXU74YdL6o
by Frankie 1
October 13, 2013, 9:03 pm
Forum: Udon Thani Shopping
Topic: Where can I buy Orange Pumpkins?
Replies: 2
Views: 761

Where can I buy Orange Pumpkins?

Does anyone know where can I buy large orange pumpkins? The kind that can make Halloween jack o'lanterns out of. All I've seen is small ones for eating that are half coloured green. Yes, most pumpkins here are half green big or small, but some are orange. You can try the big wholesale fresh market....
by Frankie 1
October 8, 2013, 6:32 pm
Forum: Society and culture
Topic: Naga Fireballs and Cutting Out Your Tongue
Replies: 13
Views: 2775

Naga Fireballs and Cutting Out Your Tongue

Just think of the effect it would have on the Thai TV companies if someone actually realised that what they showed wasn't real life :confused: Actually, if people are interested, there is already a Thai movie about the fireballs issue. The movie was released in 2002. Movie Name = The 15th Day of th...
by Frankie 1
October 8, 2013, 1:50 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Wha Hin i mean Hua Hin
Replies: 13
Views: 1563

Wha Hin i mean Hua Hin

Another example is จ. This sound is unaspirated, but the English write and pronounce it like J, which is aspirated and thus a different sound. The จ is more like a combination of these two sounds: t+y = ty or: tj, which is a common sound in Dutch, German and Frysian. I see that I have to correct my...
by Frankie 1
October 8, 2013, 12:25 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Wha Hin i mean Hua Hin
Replies: 13
Views: 1563

Wha Hin i mean Hua Hin

Another one is the Karin hotel in Udon is pronounced Garlin by Thais. In Thai it is การิน, which can be written as "Kaarin". Most Thai people don't pronounce the R, so then it would sound like "Kaalin". The k sound is unvoiced unaspirated like the K sound in scroll . The a sound is a long aa vowel ...
by Frankie 1
October 8, 2013, 12:11 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Wha Hin i mean Hua Hin
Replies: 13
Views: 1563

Wha Hin i mean Hua Hin

Some sounds are foreign to western ears... That also depends on your native language. A lot of sounds are foreign to English speaker's ears. However, these same sounds are not foreign to speakers of other languages. Native English speakers like to write the ก as a G, this is wrong because the G is ...
by Frankie 1
September 21, 2013, 12:52 pm
Forum: House & Land
Topic: concrete concrete block or “autoclaved aerated concrete”,
Replies: 31
Views: 13676

concrete concrete block or “autoclaved aerated concrete”,

I'm not convinced that the super-blocks are strong enough. A double block wall with insulation between the blocks looks to be quite a bit stronger. Super block interior walls for rooms that are air conditioned looks to be the answer. AAC blocks (Super-block, Q-block, Thaicon-block, K-block) are str...
by Frankie 1
September 20, 2013, 12:11 pm
Forum: House & Land
Topic: concrete concrete block or “autoclaved aerated concrete”,
Replies: 31
Views: 13676

concrete concrete block or “autoclaved aerated concrete”,

Something to think about when using Super Block, Q Con block or K block. Tracing electrical wiring after it's installed around here is a real trick as they typically use PVC conduit cut into the face of the block wall and then stucco over the cut. So you will need to get out your handy camera to sn...
by Frankie 1
September 15, 2013, 7:52 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: World's happiest nations are...
Replies: 7
Views: 909

World's happiest nations are...

The Netherlands would probably be nr 1 on a list of countries where people complain the most.

So, maybe The Netherlands is one of the happiest nations because they have the freedom to complain all the time. :-k
by Frankie 1
September 11, 2013, 3:00 pm
Forum: Things to do in Udon Thani
Topic: Udon Thani - the must do things
Replies: 21
Views: 8395

Udon Thani - the must do things

The annual longboat races in Kumphawapi town (October 25th-27th, 2013). 40 kilometers south of Udon town.

Camping at Phu Foilom park. 40 kilometers south-west of Udon town.
by Frankie 1
September 6, 2013, 4:53 pm
Forum: House & Land
Topic: Help me with construction questions please
Replies: 8
Views: 1384

Help me with construction questions please

If you need supplies, specific to Udon, these are good specialized shops: Iron shop You will need Iron, for the roof, for inside the concrete, etc. When you go to the ringroad southside traffic lights (intersection to Khon Kaen), then just past the corner (there is a big Ban Chiang pot on your left)...
by Frankie 1
September 4, 2013, 8:54 am
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Divorce and Marriage in Thailand
Replies: 22
Views: 2990

Divorce and Marriage in Thailand

Your previous Thai marriage may be recognized/registered as legal in your own country. If you decide to get a divorce in Thailand, you may still legally be married to this person in your country (as long as you haven't notified your embassy). So if that is the case you have to inform your embassy th...
by Frankie 1
September 1, 2013, 9:21 pm
Forum: Udon Thani Restaurants
Topic: Nobi's
Replies: 25
Views: 4630

Nobi's

When in Udon Nobi's is one of the few places I go to. Never had or saw any problems. The staff is always polite and correct. I don't know about any rude behaviour, never saw any of that. I remember that he chose to leave this forum by himself (like many others), not because he was banned. Never saw ...
by Frankie 1
September 1, 2013, 9:58 am
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Why I have no interest in learning Thai
Replies: 104
Views: 8923

Why I have no interest in learning Thai

Ha ha, first many people on this forum complained about old fashioned outdated teaching methods in Thailand. The old fashioned rote learning and rules and lists learning was viewed upon as low level and sub-standard teaching/learning. But now people suddenly come up with the same "sub-standard" teac...
by Frankie 1
August 31, 2013, 7:50 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Why I have no interest in learning Thai
Replies: 104
Views: 8923

Why I have no interest in learning Thai

In my opinion, it's better to learn polite official language first, before starting to learn casual speaking language. Take learners of English for example. There are too many students of English who write a job application letter (business level) using words like "wanna" and "gonna", because they n...
by Frankie 1
August 31, 2013, 1:24 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Why I have no interest in learning Thai
Replies: 104
Views: 8923

Why I have no interest in learning Thai

Yes, I agree. People have to be aware that when learning a new language, it takes a while before you start to understand what people are saying. Usually when you are at intermediate level, you will start to understand people. This is common for most languages. Practice, practice, practice. Learning ...
by Frankie 1
August 31, 2013, 12:29 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Why I have no interest in learning Thai
Replies: 104
Views: 8923

Why I have no interest in learning Thai

Yes, but if you have the word order right, and come up with a simple sentence, everybody will understand you, even when you mispronounce a word. That's the purpose, right? Making yourself understood. It may be interesting to learn how Thai people use their language in a variety of ways when you are ...

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