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by parrot
January 14, 2010, 7:49 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: i agree
Replies: 22
Views: 1274

Re: i agree

i agree too
by parrot
January 14, 2010, 2:58 pm
Forum: World News
Topic: Is BBC absolute crap?
Replies: 26
Views: 1639

Re: Is BBC absolute crap?

"I challenge anyone to find ONE FOX News journalist without a history of clusterfoookups and/or career killing incompetence or scandal. Just ONE person."

Sarah to the rescue???
by parrot
January 14, 2010, 2:48 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: to bring or not
Replies: 20
Views: 1587

Re: to bring or not

Whittler....my 2 satang: All the tools and more than you'll need are available here.....there's good quality and bad, just as in the US. My 13 year Makita drill is going strong as is my 11 year old Makita grinder, my Thai 11 year old lawnmower (with Honda engine), an 11 year old Japanese weedwacker,...
by parrot
January 12, 2010, 3:11 pm
Forum: Udon Thani Shopping
Topic: Is there a future for Carrefour in Udon ?
Replies: 55
Views: 5449

Re: Is there a future for Carrefour in Udon ?

I mentioned the dearth of customers in Carrefour and the new Lotus to a friend of mine. His eyes lit up as he told me about a trip he and his father (Chinese) just took to Loei. Apparently, the father hadn't been along that road in quite some time. When he saw Carrefour, Lotus, and Ngeesoon all line...
by parrot
January 11, 2010, 7:30 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Newly Cleared Land Next to Carrefour?
Replies: 9
Views: 860

Re: Newly Cleared Land Next to Carrefour?

"The Mall?"

I thought the second St. Mall is going in just up the street from Harry's. Haven't figured out how they can build a second while the first rarely has more than a customer or two.
by parrot
January 9, 2010, 6:19 pm
Forum: Udon Thani Shopping
Topic: lawn mower
Replies: 10
Views: 2082

Re: lawn mower

"Kadena BX"

That's hardly fair!
by parrot
January 9, 2010, 12:26 pm
Forum: Udon Thani Shopping
Topic: lawn mower
Replies: 10
Views: 2082

Re: lawn mower

I'm likewise a big fan of B&S.......had them in the US without problems. Texpat, where'd you buy a B&S for 4000 Baht??? As for the hai-yak lawnmower guy, I had a bad experience with him many years ago and told myself I'd never go back....the only business in Udon I've given a red card to. At that ti...
by parrot
January 8, 2010, 9:35 pm
Forum: Computers, IT & Electronics
Topic: made in Thailand
Replies: 15
Views: 2060

Re: made in Thailand

" Udon computer professionals" Please allow me to amend my post about having a computer built here. I still stand by that statement...but agree with rjj04 about the software technicians. Most have no qualms about overburdening your computer with frivolous software/music/games, along with a startup t...
by parrot
January 8, 2010, 7:47 pm
Forum: Udon Thani Shopping
Topic: lawn mower
Replies: 10
Views: 2082

lawn mower

I'm in the market for a 5hp or so standard lawnmower. Until today, the only ones I saw were in the 15k+ range, models like Honda and Briggs and Straton. Today in Global I saw two new models....one from China, one from Thailand. Both 5.5hp, powered wheels, grass catcher, lots of English signs on the ...
by parrot
January 8, 2010, 11:59 am
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Sahn Pah-poom
Replies: 19
Views: 1671

Re: Sahn Pah-poom

Thanks for the info, Prae! Very interesting. There's a photo of a spirit house graveyard at http://www.thai-blogs.com/index.php/2005/02/13/a_graveyard_for_spirit_houses?blog=5 if you've never seen one. We were recently in Bangkok with our visiting daughter. Just outside the Novotel at Siam Square th...
by parrot
January 7, 2010, 1:26 pm
Forum: Computers, IT & Electronics
Topic: made in Thailand
Replies: 15
Views: 2060

Re: made in Thailand

My own experience: Have one of the better shops here custom make your computer (assuming you're buying a tower). Add whatever features you choose. A legit copy of Windows is more expensive, but probably in the long run a better way to go. If'n'when you have problems with your computer, the local sho...
by parrot
January 7, 2010, 10:43 am
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Sahn Pah-poom
Replies: 19
Views: 1671

Re: Sahn Pah-poom

The term sanphrapoom (ศาล พระ ภูมิ) equates to: san (ศาล) - shrine, joss house, abode of the spirit of a dead person phrapoom (พระภูมิ) - guardian spirit of a house/community A neighbor of ours, when we lived in town, had a very elaborate spirit house (easily twice the size of the photo above), laid...
by parrot
January 6, 2010, 8:26 am
Forum: Udon Thani News
Topic: Udon Thani Drug dealer arrested
Replies: 32
Views: 9414

Re: Udon Thani Drug dealer arrested

"legalizing drugs will only fetch tax to the government." Whereas now it only fetches profits for the underground. How many billions of billions of dollars have we spent in the past decade or two trying to stem the flow of drugs from South/Central America into the US? Check out the daily drug relate...
by parrot
January 5, 2010, 10:35 am
Forum: Computers, IT & Electronics
Topic: Some sites not coming up
Replies: 12
Views: 596

Re: Some sites not coming up

"eliminate 90% of your problems" It's the other 10% that drives me crazy! Everythings back to normal today.....a minor inconvenience that made me think maybe related to my cache/history/whathaveyou. "Being a suspicious by nature, I wondered if maybe those responsible for monitoring web usage were no...
by parrot
January 4, 2010, 6:14 pm
Forum: General Debates & Discussions
Topic: Don't take this seriously
Replies: 24
Views: 1793

Don't take this seriously

At the risk of inciting a local riot, I thought some people might enjoy this article, in the New York Times.
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/03/books ... yer-t.html
Probably not a word of it is true. And I'm certainly not promoting one side or the other in mentioning the article. Enjoy!
by parrot
January 4, 2010, 4:18 pm
Forum: Computers, IT & Electronics
Topic: Some sites not coming up
Replies: 12
Views: 596

Re: Some sites not coming up

"Have you tried Fox News"

I feel ignorant if I don't read the news.....afraid I'd still feel the same way if I read/watched Fox.

Sounds like I'm not the only one with the problem......at least it's not my computer! Thanks for everyone chimin' back.
by parrot
January 4, 2010, 3:35 pm
Forum: Computers, IT & Electronics
Topic: Some sites not coming up
Replies: 12
Views: 596

Some sites not coming up

For the past few days, I've had problems accessing the New York Times www.nytimes.com, Washington Post www.washingtonpost.com, and from time to time, Gmail. All my other daily sites are coming up fine....speedtest is checking out fine, I can watch the Daily Show no problem, but those 3 websites are ...
by parrot
January 4, 2010, 8:52 am
Forum: Health & Beauty
Topic: Dentist Updates???
Replies: 95
Views: 17546

Re: Dentist Updates???

Elvisman, Oooops, sorry about not answering your question. I don't know how 'implant qualified' the dentist is at the Rafkan clinic. I spoke with her briefing about her training......which she received through the military. I did speak with the dentist at the Udom Clinik on Srisuk Rd a year or two a...
by parrot
January 2, 2010, 4:44 pm
Forum: Travel & Transport
Topic: How far(km) from Udon to Loei?
Replies: 4
Views: 1448

Re: How far(km) from Udon to Loei?

If you're going to Chateau Loei, you're going to Phurua (it's in Loei province, but about 70km from the city of Loei). All told, the winery is about 220km from Udon. You might want to give them a call before you head out there....... +66 (0)2 716 5337 TEL. +66 (0)2 718 0868 +66 (0)2 718 0433 The win...
by parrot
January 1, 2010, 8:47 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Water, water everywhere, but none in First Home
Replies: 18
Views: 1225

Re: Water, water everywhere, but none in First Home

Some food for thought ( strictly vegetarian). 13 years ago there were a handful of garden shops in town. Thanadorn Housing, PK 3/4, the housing area near the airport, Romyen....maybe a few others, comprised the major subdivisions around the area. There were lots of smaller ones......5-10 or so house...

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