Quintessentially Isaan (Photos)

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Re: Quintessentially Isaan (Photos)

Post by parrot » January 4, 2023, 4:49 pm

Paul, I sent the original phone photo to your email address.



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Re: Quintessentially Isaan (Photos)

Post by Drunk Monkey » January 4, 2023, 5:42 pm

Tiz indeed a great photo Paul.... spitting image of her daughter 5555 , only missing a Derby county shirt for the perfect picture.

HNY mate

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Re: Quintessentially Isaan (Photos)

Post by camps » January 6, 2023, 10:54 am

Drunk Monkey wrote:
January 4, 2023, 5:42 pm
Tiz indeed a great photo Paul.... spitting image of her daughter 5555 , only missing a Derby county shirt for the perfect picture.

HNY mate

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55555, Thank you Jon, HNY to yourself and Dao as well.. It just so happens Tuk makes these baskets in her spare time as well but uses a Crocodile Dundee size Matchet with precise accuracy for splitting the Bamboo..she's been going round muttering to herself about testing some theory going around of Claret n Blue all the way thru... Can't think what she's on about..!!!... Fish. N Chips Today ???... Take care ..

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Re: Quintessentially Isaan (Photos)

Post by Drunk Monkey » January 6, 2023, 11:33 am

anything Claret n Blue has got to be a big seller including baskets ..

Fish n Chips ..hope so would be nice alas busy as moving house today and this weekend mate.

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camps wrote:
January 6, 2023, 10:54 am
Drunk Monkey wrote:
January 4, 2023, 5:42 pm
Tiz indeed a great photo Paul.... spitting image of her daughter 5555 , only missing a Derby county shirt for the perfect picture.

HNY mate

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55555, Thank you Jon, HNY to yourself and Dao as well.. It just so happens Tuk makes these baskets in her spare time as well but uses a Crocodile Dundee size Matchet with precise accuracy for splitting the Bamboo..she's been going round muttering to herself about testing some theory going around of Claret n Blue all the way thru... Can't think what she's on about..!!!... Fish. N Chips Today ???... Take care ..
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Post by parrot » January 7, 2023, 12:26 pm

There are things I see in Thailand that I'd like to see in the US.....just to see the reaction. Like:
3-6 people on a 125cc motorcycle.
Babies standing on the front seat of a moving vehicle.
Someone carrying a 4 meter piece of rebar or pvc pipe while driving a motorcycle.
A road worker operating a grader wearing flip flops.
I could go on.
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Post by parrot » January 14, 2023, 10:52 am

I'm a fan of people who use new technology to get a leg up on the competition. These Big-C's on a bike are common in our village. They replaced the people who carried a mini-mart on a bamboo pole slung across their shoulders (still common in 1996, but no more). This girl has elevated her business to a new level: villagers from several kilometers around the kilo 18 area put in their orders for veggies, meat, fish, fruit, similar to putting in an order for Grab/Panda.
She makes the delivery and almost all her customers use a form of scan pay instead of cash. She said she still sells to an occasional random customer along her route, but says most make their orders online. If she is lacking in any of the ordered items, she can pick them up at the Kilo 18 neighborhood market.
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Re: Quintessentially Isaan (Photos)

Post by FrazeeDK » January 15, 2023, 11:44 am

seems she's filling a need. I wonder how long it will be before there are a profusion of such veggie/produce delivery sidecar bikes?? Usually success draws copycats quickly..
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Post by Drunk Monkey » January 15, 2023, 7:14 pm

Wish i had a baht fir every truck ive seen like the one in the link ..

https://thethaiger.com/hot-news/transpo ... sales-2022

Empty barrels , bales of hay , bananas, empty water tanks ,.. massively over loaded pick ups need to be treated with caution when following or passing ..

Izuzu still Thailands leading pick up by sales numbers .. followed by Toyota then Ford .with. Nissan , Mazda picking up.the scraps.

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Re: Quintessentially Isaan (Photos)

Post by tamada » January 15, 2023, 8:22 pm

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January 15, 2023, 7:14 pm
Wish i had a baht fir every truck ive seen like the one in the link ..

https://thethaiger.com/hot-news/transpo ... sales-2022

Empty barrels , bales of hay , bananas, empty water tanks ,.. massively over loaded pick ups need to be treated with caution when following or passing ..

Izuzu still Thailands leading pick up by sales numbers .. followed by Toyota then Ford .with. Nissan , Mazda picking up.the scraps.

Dm.
From the linked article:
"Toyota has said the idea that everyone could easily dump gas-powered vehicles for electric ones, is simply not as feasible as activists and governments seem to imagine."

I doubt that's exactly what Toyota said. They were pioneers with the technology for hybrid power so I'm sure they aren't resting on their laurels or have thrown the renewables towel in just yet.

In petrol-power related news, I was reading recently that as far back as the 1970's, Exxon's own in-house scientific research had pretty much predicted todays climate crisis and the damage wrought of internal combustion engines. That revelation must be right up there with Volkswagen's bodge job on emissions.
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Re: Quintessentially Isaan (Photos)

Post by parrot » January 21, 2023, 2:55 pm

One of the oddities of Thai culture I’ve not heard told by the expat community is the propensity for Thais (usually less well-to-do rural Thais) to save a cow/water buffalo from the slaughterhouse. Our good friend had ransomed two water buffalo from inevitable slaughter, then paid a village herdsman to care for them. I asked him what he intended to do with the buffalo……..he said his good deed was done and there wasn’t anything else for him to do for the animal.
There are countless stories in Thai media about people who do this sort of thing. One poor lady found a baby water buffalo licking at her baby son who was swinging from a Thai hammock. When she realized the animal had escaped from a nearby slaughterhouse, she collected money from her friends to make merit and returned to the slaughterhouse to pay ransom for the animal.
https://www.thairath.co.th/news/local/northeast/254906
I’m curious if any UM members have had a family member/friend/neighbor involved in such life-saving merit-making activities.

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Re: Quintessentially Isaan (Photos)

Post by tamada » January 21, 2023, 5:48 pm

Interesting. One-stop merit making?

Is this not akin to the national propensity for 'saving' bloody soi dogs? No intention to eat them or house them and counting on other people to feed the damn things.
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Re: Quintessentially Isaan (Photos)

Post by stattointhailand » January 21, 2023, 6:23 pm

The one that always gets me is buying a bird from a cage and setting it free (knowing damn full well they are gonna recatch and re sell it a few hundred yards away. Same Same with buying fish and releasing them into the river (to get caught again in the nets set up just downstream out of sight) :roll: :-$

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Post by FrazeeDK » January 21, 2023, 8:58 pm

or going to a temple fair and giving away food, drinks or ice cream to make merit.. The wife and I did that one time, traveling to a temple over near Huay Luang dam. I fully expected to be handing the candy, food, drinks and ice cream out to smiling temple goers and kids. What I didn't expect was a mob of bag wielding a-holes to sweep up and clear off the table. the only thing they didn't get was the ice cream which we had in a silver bullet with dry ice. I imagine if they'd brought a shovel and a bucket they'd have cleaned that out to. I got angry, the wife gave me the old "jai yen yen" it all about the though that counts. If my thought had counted each of those bag carrying vultures would have had my foot up their ass..
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Re: Quintessentially Isaan (Photos)

Post by tamada » January 21, 2023, 9:24 pm

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January 21, 2023, 8:58 pm
or going to a temple fair and giving away food, drinks or ice cream to make merit.. The wife and I did that one time, traveling to a temple over near Huay Luang dam. I fully expected to be handing the candy, food, drinks and ice cream out to smiling temple goers and kids. What I didn't expect was a mob of bag wielding a-holes to sweep up and clear off the table. the only thing they didn't get was the ice cream which we had in a silver bullet with dry ice. I imagine if they'd brought a shovel and a bucket they'd have cleaned that out to. I got angry, the wife gave me the old "jai yen yen" it all about the though that counts. If my thought had counted each of those bag carrying vultures would have had my foot up their ass..
Ah yes, I recall the same with Mrs tam at some new temple on top of a hill somewhere on Pattaya's dark side. That's when she had the restaurant we so loaded it all on the truck and set it all up on two tables. They said I couldn't park at the top as it's reserved for the vultures/visitors so I told her to call me when she needed picking up thinking I would nip off to the pub (honest). I was only about 10 minutes away when she called and said she was done!
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Post by parrot » January 25, 2023, 3:46 pm

Back 20+ years ago we were having dinner somewhere in Nongsamrong......one of the owner's adult sons spoke reasonably good English.....but he was handicapped with scars from what appeared to be an accident on his neck. After getting to know the guy, I asked what happened. He said his family was doing some work on the house and needed a piece of rebar. He went off on his motorcycle to the nearest handiman store and bought a piece....but while returning home, he had an accident that caused the rebar to crush his throat.
I thought about that guy today, more than 20 years later, when I saw this guy weaving in and out of Phosri Rd traffic today holding a pane of glass. The photo isn't very clear, so you'll have to take my word for it.
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