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Sunday, April 21, 2019

Events Ahead

Sat, Apr 27
Sakon Nakhon FC hosts Nakhon Ratchasima, Huai Thalaeng United
Wed May 1
 Labor day


Mon May 6
 HRH Coronation
Sat May 11
 Sakon FC at Yasothon FC

Apparent Limited Attendance

Did not attend the Tha Rae Easter Parade as temperatures hovered over 110F for most of the afternoon. Also Have a bit of a sore throat with painful swallowing.  
A few of my friends made it to the hospital with heat related health problems.  I'll remain indoors or in the pool through most of next week.

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The odds are not favorable, but then we can pray for a miracle

Sakon Nakhon FC had a bad season last year and from recent performances 2019 is not looking much better.

The team rankings are off kilter as some teams have played 8 games, other teams only played 6 or 7 games.  It's due to a poorly designed season schedule.  Three games are scheduled today.

Most likely Sakon FC should be second from the bottom of this list .


RankTEAM
GPWDL
1
7
7
0
0
2
7
4
2
1
3
7
3
4
0
4
8
3
3
2
5
8
3
3
2
6
7
2
3
2
7
7
2
2
3
8
7
2
2
3
9
7
2
1
4
10
6
1
2
3
11
7
1
2
4
12
6
1
1
4
13
6
0
3
3

Next week Sakon FC hosts Nakhon Ratchasima, Huai Thalaeng United.  
The odds are not favorable, but then we can pray for a miracle
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Continued hot weather

New Motorcycle safety device to become mandatory in Thailand




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Eat Some Thai Chicken

Making a cremation Interesting

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You wont see this in Thailand
Sex toys are illegal

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Saturday, April 20, 2019

Sakon FC 1 at Surin FC 2


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Sakon Nakhon Airport No longer DOA as facilities improvements continue

This Facebook post informs us that the airport now has four parking spaces for aircraft instead of the formerly two spaces. 
 
A Bangkok Post link explains  how the AOT takeover of the airport from Department of Airports (DoA) will make improvements with an ultimate goal of raising fees 



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How long will this extreme hot weather last ?

Most likely another week with "intermittent scattered" thundershowers and high winds.
The early stage of the rainy season is expected to arrive during the third week of May with daily rains forecast.
We will have some rains before that, but not on a daily basis. 

The Buddhist Rain Retreat begins July 17





Meanwhile I've cooled down the pool with 10 bags of Ice

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Movie Theater turned Fertilizer Warehouse fire under investigation

It was the last of the original movie theaters in Sakon Nakhon, most likely built in the 1960's according to a 2009 blog entry by  "The Southeast Asia Movie Theater Project."  
The theater had not been used to show movies in at least the past two decades.

It had recently been used as a fertilizer warehouse






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Compared to other parts of the City damage in my neighborhood seems to be minimal

Across the street  at my house potted tree was easy pickings for high winds

elsewhere is was more hazardous

Cows struck by lightning


Police box on the move





Some injuries have been reported.

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Recent Bang Fai at Phang Khon


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Monday, April 15, 2019

Live music tends to start later in the evening

Plenty of recent videos of activities around Sakon Nakhon. 
You get best results if you search for สกลนคร videos

The other day someone asked me why the live music bar is listed as closed. Think it was around 6 pm at the time.  Live music tends to start later in the evening: eight, nine, or most likely ten post meridiem



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I have given up on soft drinks ...

... with the exception of an occasional root beer.  
Make my own.  I reuse empty water bottles.  Rinse them and let them dry. My favorite drink is hibiscus flavored with honey or ginger or cinnamon and other flavorings. No sugar.

I make enough to last for a week or more 


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Saturday, April 13, 2019

Expect mother nature to participate in festivities on Monday

As long as I can remember, there has always been at least one rainy Songkran day here in the city of cities: Sakon Nakhon. Mostly just light and short lived.







Songkran storm warning for upper Thailand from 13th to 16th April | UDON THANI INFO


Thai Meteorological Department - Weather Warning "Summer Storm in upper Thailand" No. 3 Time Issued : April 13, 2019

TMD forecasts 30% precip through Monday
Accuweather indicates 43% precip on Monday with a noticeable cooling
Wunderground forecasts 76% precip
BBC forecasts thundery showers most of Monday morning

Most forecasters indicate rain Monday morning to early afternoon rain. with more rain later in the week
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