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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

I'm impressed

Somebody in the information office is really on the ball.  Used to be you'd be lucky you'd hear of an event taking place a day or so before the event took place.  That seems to have changed. Phu Phan Cup schedule was announced a month in advance.
18 - 28 December


The 2018 Red Cross Fair received two month advance notice
January 12 -21


Christmas Starlight parade
December 20-24

 Not yet announced are the dates for the customary Temple Fair held in early January

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NYC Thanksgiving day parade

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 9pm (BKK time) Thursday, 23 November
CBS available at USTV Now
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Monday, November 20, 2017

Temperatures begin to drop


Night time 15-16 C  (59-60 F ) by Friday

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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Thailand Air Race 1 opening day





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After the rainy season comes the Bug Season

right video narrated in German                                  left video narrated in English
Filmed  at the Sakon Nakhon market                         Southern Thailand



Many people are quite keen on eating bugs, not me. Keep in mind that you're getting the entire bug, so don't be surprised if your breath smells like CRAP. 
Saw a couple roaches approach my abode. Best solution is talc (baby powder). Roaches and other crawlers tend to stay away.

Of course Dish soap is a handy and safe alternative

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Friday, November 17, 2017

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Almost half of all road deaths involve motorcycles

Even though the article's picture is Bangkok, that city is listed among 10 lesser death tolls



Recent local hit and run Facebook post

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

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Except for 2008 I've attended at least one or two matches of the Phu Phan Cup since 2005. The games generally take place in November with the exception of 2016 when the trophy match Phu Phan Cup game was held December 29.
Rivals in the games are from provinces in the isaan region of Thailand.  Rumors have it there's a friendly wager amongst governors.  Think one year it was a bottle of ... ?
My favorite cup moments are the opening ceremony, the final halftime show, and the closing ceremonies. 
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Monday, November 13, 2017

Wedding





I divided the day attending a wedding celebration at three different times in order not to exert myself.
 

Traffic had been diverted the previous day. I attended the monks ceremonies in the morning, till my body told me I needed some rest.

A shorter visit midafternoon as the heat got me me quite quickly.


By evening the main road had been reduced to one lane, a complete kitchen on site


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Sunday, November 12, 2017

Drive careful revelers ahead




Sidebar weather: Warm till the weekend, overnight temperatures plummet from 25 to 19 (77 to 66f) 


New Oven at Apples, big enough to cook four christmas Turkeys (facebook link)




Next weekend






Mukdahan casino raided





OK that's taken care of

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Saturday, November 11, 2017

US Veterans day 11 November 2017


Originally designated as Armistice Day at the end of WW1, celebrated on the 11th day, on the 11 month, with a two minute silence at the 11th hour.

In the US Congress amended a bill on June 1, 1954, replacing "Armistice" with "Veterans Day."

In the UK two separate events are celebrated on that day. Remembrance Day is a memorial to all fallen soldiers, while Armistice day celebrates the end of WW1.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Some Interesting News Highlights


National shopping Campaign (Thai citizens) November 11 through Dec 3, up to 15,000 baht tax deductible, does not include alcohol, tobacco, cars, motorcycles, oil gasoline. 
Travel and hotel expenses allowed.  Proof of purchase required

TESCO reopens

In response to US accusations




Defense and Security Thailand 2017 exhibition Bangkok Nov 6-9


A bit of history U.S. Build-Up in Thailand (1962)

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Monday, November 6, 2017

My neighborhood



 




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Hobby อดิเรก

Early and recent. All pillars need camouflage to look more realistic


Station 1 added


Next

I plan to cut the back wall at the red line. Install a plyboard wall (yellow line).
In the 5 cm x 244 cm space I want to install three dimensional scenery similar to Hollywood movie scenery. Interspersed with trees.


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Sunday, November 5, 2017

History 101

(King Rama 4 - King Rama 5)


1910-1930


1900-1960



1951


1964



Sakon Nakhon



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Saturday, November 4, 2017

Next stop main station

Substation one is complete, needs a slight trim on the corners. Can't ask for anything better. Perfect as far as I am concerned.


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