Saturday, October 20, 2018

Sakon Nakhon Longboat Races and Wax Castle Festival Schedule Translated
(originally posted October 18)


Sunday 21 October 2018 Grand Opening Ceremony "Royal Cup" at the marina near Nong Han.
08.00 - At the sculpture area of Sakon Nakhon province, the procession moves from the sculpture to the Mosaicai Road, straight to Srinakarin Park. 
11.00 - Grand Opening Ceremony "Championship Cup" - Guppy dance contest - The Long Cheer Boats Contest - Long boat race "Royal Cup" (qualifying round) 
18.00 - One Tambon One Store One product (OTOP) with amusement park in the city. - Bee blooms - Castle Bee Exhibition - Food Safety Festival - The color of sound and culture of Sakon Nakhon.
Monday 22 October 2018 Phanai Contest and the closing ceremony of the long boat race. "Championship Cup"
08.00 - The contest is made at Phan Rang Stadium. 
09.00 - Long boat race "Grand Prize Cup" Semifinals of all types and finals of all types at the Nah Rua14.00 - Closing Ceremony of Long Boat Race "Championship Cup" - Awarded the Long Boat Race "Champion Cup" of all types. 
18.00 - Temple of the bee and the ancient bee castle show at the city. - One Tambon One Store One product (OTOP) with amusement park in the city. - Bee blooms - Castle Bee Exhibition - Food Safety Festival - The color of sound and culture of Sakon Nakhon.
Tuesday 23 October 2018 Opening ceremony of Bee Castle "Champion Cup" for the year 2018.
15.00 - Bring the bee-shaped palace procession and the ancient bee castle. Every set of performances at the set point. 
15.30 - Folk music and folk arts17.00 - Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn cup. The statue at the statue. 
17.30 - Opening ceremony of Bee Castle "Champion Cup" for the year 2018. - Move the bee-shaped castle along the light path to Wat Phra That Choom Chum. 
18.00 - Temple of the bee and the ancient bee castle show at the city. - One Tambon One Store One product (OTOP) with amusement park in the city. - Bee blooms - Castle Bee Exhibition - Food Safety Festival - Temple of the bee and the ancient bee castle to set up a show at the municipality of Sakon Nakhon. - The color of sound and culture of Sakon Nakhon.
Wednesday 24 October 2018 Merit making ceremony
06.00 - The public servants of the people together at Wat Phra That Choom Chum. 
07.00 - The merit-making ceremony around the relics.

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"It's the economy, stupid"









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Friday, October 19, 2018

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Opening day
Sakon Nakhon Royal Longboat Races and
Wax castle festival

It all starts with a short land parade when the race trophies are delivered Sunday Morning 8 am
There's a bit of pomp involved and most likely a speech



You'll want to be looking for a good seat along the waterfront to see the boat parade and the peacock feather dance competition 11am




The rest of the day it's racing competition.  
Check out the main temple during the afternoon for various activities and exhibits.
Early evening check out the action at the Municipal grounds (across the street from the Sakon  Nakhon Police headquarters and Immigration offices). There's a food fair, entertainment, and all wax castle float entries are on display


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Death by Coffee

Had a snail invasion like I've never seen before.  As fields are drying out, snails are looking for moist areas.  Home gardens which get watered as needed are ideal. Just walking around the yard I frequently hear the crunch under my feet of crushed snails.

They are vegetarians and ate a crop of one inch green bean plants overnight. Also ate through fresh cactus

 

Coffee grounds are recommended on the net.  I tried instant coffee and caused instant death.  If coffee is watered down destruction is not so instant. Snails seem to cluster together.  I moved this group near the banana trees.  Coffee contains acid banana plants prefer acidic soil 


Sakon Nakhon Royal Longboat races from the past

2008


2006

2013 


2010

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Monday, October 15, 2018

They're getting ready for the races

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Football and American Football

Saturday went to Police Cup in Sawang Daen Din for another game in the 'Police Cup.' The 4 -2 win insured the next game on Sunday, October 28. This should be close to the Semi Finals.


For the past few days I've been watching a lot of television.  Recently added ADIPTV to my TV streams listing.  Until now I had only known of USTV NOW for US television, which is mostly east coast. The ADIPTV service has some west coast channels, a three hour difference.



Follow the Chip trail



Tuesday morning 7 am 49ers at at Greenbay ESPN
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Sunday, October 14, 2018

Statement pending?

No comment to date from the US Embassy in regards to British Embassy remarks that they will soon also announce the discontinuance of the income letter.  At the moment there is no US Ambassador to Thailand



One Thai official appears to have stated that the Thai Bank statement was always an alternative to the Embassy certification. For many years I was required to submit the certification and Thai Bank statements together, never as an alternative.  It was only in the last two years that the certification was sufficient without bank statements.

My fifteenth yearly visa extension ends in four months and I hope immigration officials come up with a better solution than to have $25,000 in a Thai bank at least three months before the application.  Even though I have more that the required monthly income, if the paperwork gets more obnoxious ,  I'll travel lightly. 


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Saturday, October 13, 2018

A nation shows respect and gratitude


Huai Daeng Reservoir, Sakon Nakhon, filmed on 13 October 2018, the one year anniversary of the death of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej Bromnabophit
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And then there is some MAKE YOU HAPPY NEWS




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