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  1. I have said this many times, unfortunately for us insurance companies are in business to money first it doesn't matter if its health, car or household insurance they will do their best to get out of paying
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    Fenton , you come up with some funny shit
  3. Not only soi 6 , I think mini walking street as well .It's the ideal location and so easy to close it down for traffic from 7.00 PM
  4. An update on these girls : LinPing ( in red ) has been at the shop right through covid and is a really great girl ,I am so happy to have her on staff . Som ( in black ) will return for sure . Lisa in the background is now freelance so no idea what she is up to
  5. I do prefer the FYC version, much better the Elvis.
  6. Not really a song about ladyboys but if you listen to the words carefully I think the song relates to most of us . Suspicious Minds by the Fine Young Canibals.
  7. They look so happy standing up there
  8. I just think all countries and corporate business are cashing in on this covid thing from quarantine fees to insurance scams and even the airlines are hitting you with ridiculous fees because they can .
  9. A bit of a follow up on Pdoggg's thread about mango trees. Here in my little community we all have a small bit of land around the house and most homes I pass during the day are the same so they are all growing something to eat. In our garden we have 4 types of chilly ( some you have to pick with gloves on ) , papaya, lemon grass ,galangal ( Ginger family) banana, mango there are two common types from the same tree , green mango is eaten with chilly and yellow is eaten as is and very sweet , Jack and passion fruit, mint , lemon ,basil and sweet basil , small eggplant ( about snooker ball size ) onion, garlic and of course bamboo. Most Thai dishes have 80% of these types of vegetables in them , some you can eat and some are only for flavour . All are eaten with home grown rice and any meat source they can find : pork , chicken, fish , frog , rat , bird and snake. Here are a few pics of some of the products.. In photo order. Banana, galangal, papaya , basil , lemon grass , eggplant , chilly , sweet basil.
  10. Out here in the country there are many fruit crops grown and vendors drive from house to house on a daily basis selly the freshest seasonal fruits , most of witch are from farmers growing a few trees on the farm. I have not see mango , Jack fruit plantations here as most farms have a few trees, On our farm as a side line ( mainly for family and friends ) we grow lychees, banana, mango ,Jake fruit, melon , snake been and many other food other vegetables including a few different chilly. This being a very old farming community there it not much produce that is bought, mostly grown at home. If the land is not farm land then its jungle and there are so many eatable plants to be gathered.
  11. We are about 6 weeks or so away from the start of rice harvest time and I have decided not to buy a harvester this year because right across Thailand this year will not be a bumper crop like last year. I don't know if it's the rainy season or lack of in parts of the country, I have spoken to many of the locals here and the all say every 3 years or so the crops aren't as good and of course the price will go down as well because of the quality . I do feel sorry for all farmers in Thailand, they do it tough in a good year so hopefully they will survive. It's just a hobby for me . when starting the farm I was happy to cover cost and have done so far and having my savings from Australia ( and other investments) the pressure is off me but unfortunately the locals only have the farm income and a bit of cash from their kids working in the cities. It sure has been an eye opener for me but I am glad to have made the move and will continue to farm .
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