Sunday, February 25
Sakon FC @
Nong Bua Pichai FC
Thursday, March 1
Magha Puja
No Alcohol sales
Saturday, March 3
Sakon FC hosts
Mahasarakham
Wednesday, March 7
US Consular Outreach
Udon noon to 3 pm
8-11 March BKK (televised)
2018 King’s Cup Elephant Polo
Saturday, March 10
Sakon FC @
Ubon UMT
Saturday, March 17
Sakon FC hosts
Surin City
23 - 25 March
2018 King's Cup Football

Sunday, 1 April
Tha Rae
Easter parade
Friday 6 April
Chakri Day
13 through17 April
Songkran

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Recent Sakon Nakhon FC games have become international event's with half a dozen or more foreign spectators "falang" attending


Saturday 
Buriram at Khon Kaen Chaiyaphum at Sisaket (18:00)Nakhon Ratchasima at Ubon UMT Yasothon FC at Surin Sugar
Sunday
Sakon FC at NONG BUA PITCHAYASurin City at Mahasarakham Loei City at Muang Loei United
All games 16:00 with one noted exception 
I won't be doing a trip to Nong Bua Pichai, instead will be searching for live feeds both Saturday and Sunday. If live feeds become available, I will embed them on this blog shortly after 4 pm.
Next home game Saturday, March 3 Sakon FC hosts Mahasarakham. Recent Sakon Nakhon FC games have become international event's with half a dozen or more foreign spectators "falang."  Long gone are the days when I was the only foreigner in the crowd. Bring a cushion or chair.
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we NO TAKING BRIBES

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During the sixties it was a propaganda tool :: Nowadays it's 'community announcements'

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Friday, February 23, 2018

Dusts off those fans and Air Conditioners

Weather moving southwest to northeast
   Morning Showers,       mostly cloudy, 
   light    breeze,    
  15 km gusts.


 

Starting tomorrow, Saturday, 24 February, UV high and very high (lot's of sun). Temperatures rising.  Feels like next Friday 39 - 40. 
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Happy Birthday and thanks for the memories




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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Shop early more afternoon rain today late evening rain diminishes

  
It was quite stormy for a while yesterday. 
More rain today, especially in the afternoon and early evening. Less rain Friday, dry weekend and warming



The natives are getting restless
Recommended reading for Sakon Nakhon visitors

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Scattered rains afternoon, heavy at times

accuweather: stray afternoon T-storm 3-4pm

wunderground: mostly scattered T-storm 1pm through overnight


BBC: mix of light rain and thundery showers 2pm to 8pm

WeatherBug: chance of storms 5 pm past midnight



watch Tmd weather animation
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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Home cookn

Reminder: as temperatures heat up food tends to spoil quicker.

Spaghetti sauce, a kilo of fresh tomatoes with sirloin and coconut milk.
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Not just for spaghetti, also great with rice or spuds.

Probably half a dozen meals.  I do all my cooking in bulk and then freeze it for quick microwave meals.


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You know what's going to happen



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Scattered Heavy Rain
Roads are always extra slippery during a first rain

Insure battery operated devices are charged
I mentioned 'clean your gutters' five days ago. Heavy rains in scattered areas mostly Wednesday afternoon through Thursday. 



A slice of life in Baan Nong Waeng. A three minute video that could make you smile



More updates of the in flight engine smoke incident Sunday afternoon







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Monday, February 19, 2018

Engine fire onboard Bangkok bound flight (updated)

Smoke was noticed from the engine shortly after takeoff from Sakon Nakhon Airport.  The aircraft returned safely to Sakon Nakhon.
I was having a beer across the street from the runway, did not observe the plane landing, but heard the engine, which seemed louder than normal as the aircraft was reducing speed on the runway.



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Sakon FC does a last minute win

Chaiyaphum scored the first goal. Sakon Nakhon retaliated with their own goal fifteen minutes later.  It looked like a tie game. With four minutes added to the game, sakon Nakhon FC scored with just two minutes to spare.  
After the second game of the season, Sakon FC stands in 8th place and could have been on sixth place had it not been for the two goals it allowed in the season opener. 
Next game Sunday, Feb 25 at Nong Bua Pichai FC
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Sunday, February 18, 2018

Think win !! Sakon Nakhon FC hosts Chaiyaphum 4pm, Sunday 18 February

Expect a feels like temperature of 36-37 C  99 F at gametime.
Slight cooling, f l 30 C 86 F by end of game .
WIKI  standings

Sakon Nakhon FC at Thaileague

             NE League games played Saturday                                          
                              Sunday Schedule



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Saturday, February 17, 2018

Thai Baht continues to gain



Fifteen years ago today, 17 February, 2003, the day I arrived in Sakon Nakhon, the exchange rate was 43 Baht to the dollar.  Today it's 31 Baht to the dollar.  The magic pack up and go number for me is 27.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Clean your gutters

As previously mentioned, cold season ends.  There may be another cool day or two next week, otherwise overnight temperatures should remain in the low twenties (upper 68 to 72 fahrenheit). Possible chance of rain for a day or two next week.
Haven't heard of any public Chinese New Year events, as had been the case for many years in the past.  It's a bit of a surprise to me since some efforts are underway to make Sakon  Nakhon a tourist destination.
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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Oh just ignore it, everyone else does


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Christian 40 day abstaining begins today

February 14
  • Valentine's day 
  • Ash wednesday, start of Lent (commemorating the 40 days Jesus spent fasting in the desert
Forty days from now is  April Fools day and Easter Sunday.  Easter Sunday is the first Sunday after the full moon that occurs after the vernal equinox (March 20).
I'll continue to abstain all smoking.  Started that the day before Christmas.  I must confess I had one toke from someone else's cigarette. Found no pleasure in it, but still occasionally want to reach for a cigarette (which is not there) out of habit.  One thing is for sure, I don't need suspenders for my trousers.
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Monday, February 12, 2018

So either I had the location wrong, was too early, or the A fair turned into a bust?


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Hard Start for Sakon FC

Khon Kaen United  beat Sakon FC 4 -  2
Next week's challenge with Chaiyaphum FC is going to be another difficult game
League point standing after one game played 

Khon Kaen United 3
Buriram United 3
Maha Sarakham FC 3
Chaiyaphum 3
Surin City 1
Muang Loei 1
Sisaket United 1
Loi City 1
Nakhon Ratchasima Province 1
Nong Bua Plij 1
Khongcheemool 0
Yasothon FC 0
Sakon Nakhon 0
Ubon U Mit U 0
Win  Draw   Loss 



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Sunday, February 11, 2018

Win Draw or Lose, hoping for the best season ever !

It's still a project in progress. It will be a project in process all season with score updates as games occur. You can quickly find my Sakon FC schedule and scoresheet by the   PAGES  sidebar link 


Saturday, February 10 Ne division  games are over and the results are in 

Mahasarakham 4 -- Yasothon 0
Mashare Chaiyaphum 1 -- Surin Sugar 
 0
Ubon UMT United 0 -- Buriram United B 2







Hurra for SMMSport t4NE teams are now listed.  It's where you find updated scores while the game is in progress




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