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  2. I was equally surprised we batted first considering the overhead condition and our bowling attack. Having said that both sides will be out of nick so I suppose just over 200 ain't that bad. Even if the sun shines for the rest of the test match I think(hope) west indies will struggle to pile on the runs.
  3. same,same I will sit eat them cold straight out of the tin for a snack,yum,yum regards grayray
  4. I can't eat them on their own for some reason. But on buttered toast they taste great. Also as part of a good full English breakfast.
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  6. Pretty much any thing euro in that era that was budget was trash its why Japan got a strangle hold on the car business
  7. Not right now but earlier this afternoon...... Recently bought a feeding station for garden birds. Similar to this. But I've been having problems with a gang of greedy squirrels who given the chance, will eat everything provided for the birds. They can even climb up the feeding station so I sprayed a silicon based aerosol up the first 5 foot of the pole. Good fun watching the little bastards slide down every time they tried to climb it. But they figured it out in the end. They just leap the 4 feet from the washing line pole onto the feeding bowl. Anybody know which air rifle I should buy? .
  8. Facebook group names and shames “farang prices” In days gone by, a foreigner visiting a national park or tourist site could often expect to be charged several times the price charged to a local. Now, thanks to a Facebook community naming and shaming venues that apply “farang prices” to foreign visitors, those days are, well, numbered. Members of the 2PriceThailand Facebook group are warning each other about price gouging for foreigners regardless of their residence status, a practice openly endorsed by state and private businesses alike, despite calls of outright discrimination. The double pricing or dual pricing debate has been around ever since foreigners stepped onto Thai shores. It’s a hotly debated topic with strong opinions on both sides. “The intention of this group is to give foreigners the right to choose. We don’t think it is fair that some tourist attractions disguise the fact that they have a dual price system. Our opinion is that if they want to overcharge foreign tourists by as much as 200% then that is their decision. But, don’t do it in a way that is both sneaky and insulting.” The group also says they hope to see the abolition of the dual pricing system in Thailand. “Thai people are internationally known for their kind and generous hospitality. The actions of a few tourist attractions are damaging that reputation.” Popular British blogger Richard Barrow, who regularly writes about Thailand’s tourist attractions and scams on his websites, is the group’s admin. In 1 post, user Aisha Moller Pedersen warns that the “foreigner” admission fee for Phra Nakhon Khiri Historical Park is 150 baht; it’s 20 baht for Thais. Just to step on the beach at Nangyuan Island Dive Resort, foreigners pay 200 baht (doubled from 100 baht due to Covid-19), while Thais pay 30, a member posted Monday. Another user wrote that at Koh Chang Waterfall, the entrance fee is 200 baht for foreigners, while (adult) Thais only pay 20. A tourist attraction in Bangkok features its ticket prices in Thai and Arabic numbers. The “farang price” is nearly twice as high. “I was there during the weekend and brought my work permit as well but no luck, and worst of all the ticket seller was very rude,so, we decided to leave. This is a widespread and systematic racism which should be stopped immediately.” Another member wrote yesterday that adult foreigners pay 100 baht to enter the Queen Sirikit Botanical Garden in Chiang Mai, while Thai adults pay 40. But it’s not all negativity – members also post places that offer the same prices for Thais and foreigners. “Sukhothai Historical Park offering same prices for Thai and farang,” wrote one user in a Sunday post. “Doi Tung Tourist Attraction – no dual pricing, and the nicest gardens I’ve seen in Thailand,” wrote another, referring to the Mae Fah Luang Botanical Garden in Chiang Rai. In days gone by, a foreigner visiting a national park or tourist site could often expect to be charged several times the price charged to a local. Now, thanks to a Facebook community naming and shaming venues that apply “farang prices” to foreign visitors, those days are, well, numbered. Members of the 2PriceThailand Facebook group are warning each other about price gouging for foreigners regardless of their residence status, a practice openly endorsed by state and private businesses alike, despite calls of outright discrimination. The double pricing or dual pricing debate has been around ever since foreigners stepped onto Thai shores. It’s a hotly debated topic with strong opinions on both sides “The intention of this group is to give foreigners the right to choose. We don’t think it is fair that some tourist attractions disguise the fact that they have a dual price system. Our opinion is that if they want to overcharge foreign tourists by as much as 200% then that is their decision. But, don’t do it in a way that is both sneaky and insulting.” The group also says they hope to see the abolition of the dual pricing system in Thailand. “Thai people are internationally known for their kind and generous hospitality. The actions of a few tourist attractions are damaging that reputation.” Popular British blogger Richard Barrow, who regularly writes about Thailand’s tourist attractions and scams on his websites, is the group’s admin. In 1 post, user Aisha Moller Pedersen warns that the “foreigner” admission fee for Phra Nakhon Khiri Historical Park is 150 baht; it’s 20 baht for Thais. Just to step on the beach at Nangyuan Island Dive Resort, foreigners pay 200 baht (doubled from 100 baht due to Covid-19), while Thais pay 30, a member posted Monday. Another user wrote that at Koh Chang Waterfall, the entrance fee is 200 baht for foreigners, while (adult) Thais only pay 20. A tourist attraction in Bangkok features its ticket prices in Thai and Arabic numbers. The “farang price” is nearly twice as high. “I was there during the weekend and brought my work permit as well but no luck, and worst of all the ticket seller was very rude,so, we decided to leave. This is a widespread and systematic racism which should be stopped immediately.” Another member wrote yesterday that adult foreigners pay 100 baht to enter the Queen Sirikit Botanical Garden in Chiang Mai, while Thai adults pay 40. But it’s not all negativity – members also post places that offer the same prices for Thais and foreigners. “Sukhothai Historical Park offering same prices for Thai and farang,” wrote one user in a Sunday post. “Doi Tung Tourist Attraction – no dual pricing, and the nicest gardens I’ve seen in Thailand,” wrote another, referring to the Mae Fah Luang Botanical Garden in Chiang Rai. SOURCE: Khaosod English
  9. Depth charges works fine as well. Or grenades if your budget is limited...
  10. Bloody hell guys, stop drinking and smoking stuff..... Them beans look shite, and taste like shite. They spoil any proper food picture. But yeah, yeah, I know....it's a cultural thing. ( although thats insulting the word "culture"). Beans in.tomato sauce, washed down with a mix of tea and milk for breakfast....🤮🤮🤮🤮 The rest of your breakfast is ok. Well, except that black stuff you sometimes add...
  11. Chicken Pad-Thai for dinner then apple pie with custard for dessert. was lovely... 👍
  12. Yes well the Chinese have been cutting water supplies from neighbouring countries for years and over storing it and not releasing it and I guess this what happens when they do this...
  13. End of the day some people will always be total cunts.
  14. I bought some pork & beans from a supermarket in Korat,can't remember the name but seem to remember they were Aussie. They were bloody delicious.
  15. Baked beans are high in protein,minerals & fibre while being low in fat. Food of the Gods!
  16. Roger Daltrey likes them....
  17. Generally if you are using a static bait then smelly is good me thinks.
  18. We used to fish off the beach in Oman using squid as bait.Caught a few.
  19. 'A few people are asking me how is the bar business here right now, so I thought I would answer here. Everyone is having to work much harder than normal, keeping staff morale up as much as they can. Vag is running meetings daily and changing things daily. I feel with all our supporters, advertising and effort that we put in, we have a better chance of survival than those that don't do so much. But as more bars are opening daily, sales are dwindling. I expected sales to go down immediately on the 7th but it takes a few days for bars to get ladies to come back. Many ladies don't want to come back until flights open, many ladies want to leave because they are getting very few barfines. We have never seen such a low amount of BF's, but things will improve slowly. (in 3 weeks I hope) I notice more gogos and bars opening tomorrow. I expect many places to close again soon. We will fight it out, we are trying hard and I think we can last until international flights open, I fear many other businesses will crash or close again, I really hope not. I don't want anyone to lose their business over this madness. This is the most dangerous time, where most businesses will start burning cash. It's going to be survival of the fittest or stay closed and weather it out. Landlords and others are rubbing their hands already. We are very lucky we have so many expats staying in Pattaya, Phuket bar scene seems to be much worse off! Last night I had a drive through the town on the way back from Bangkok and it was so weird seeing so few places open and many places dead.' Refreshingly honest assessment of the situation by Bryan Flowers.
  20. There is a way to get away without paying US taxes for many years --- not many people have heard about it ... it was designed to at least collect some revenue from people that have lived overseas for may years .... Streamlined Foreign Offshore Procedures: The IRS Streamlined Foreign Offshore Procedures (SFOP) are a program designed to bring certain individuals with undisclosed foreign income, investments, assets or accounts into IRS Offshore Compliance without issuing any penalties against the taxpayer. You need to file your tax returns for 3 prior years to the current year. Yes, the IRS is criminal ... one needs to learn to play by the same rules ... Sounds like you don't "LOVE" the taxman .. lol .. neither do I ...
  21. You get a tax break in the UK as well if you're married.
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