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A Singaporean's guide to living in Thailand

Discussion in 'The Courtyard Café' started by Leongsam, Jan 10, 2012.

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    No big deal on drinking (not with khun thais). Just one of the irks of local legislation (and interpretation).
    For example, one cannot buy alcohol from supermarkets, 7 and minimarts between daily gazetted hours. But the mom and pop shops, you can get your fix anytime.;)


    Has to do with local phonetics. Other than examples quoted here, AIS (telcom operator) is called AI et. And words like beer bars are reversed ie bar beer. Like ah nehs got problems pronouncing R
     
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    1-2 times daily for me if in LOS. Now, I like khanna namma hoy nam moo sup.(veg n oyster sauce mince pork)
     
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    Reason why any Consonant ending with a L sounds like N. The reason is because L is ล (Lor Ling). Consonant ล is pronounce as L if it is used at the beginning of a word. It changes to N sound if it appear at the end of the word. In short, the pronunication of this consonant depends on where it is placed.

    As for S ส (Sor Suea), If place at beginning, it sounds like a S, if placed at the end, it will sound like a T.
    And many many other rules and exceptions about Thai consonants.
     
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    I need to sign up for a Thai class.:D
     
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    1-2 times daily for me if in LOS. Now, I like khanna namma hoy nam moo sup.(veg n oyster sauce mince pork)[/QUOTE]
    Drinking and drug consumption related crimes very high now.Not just Thai, even foreigners are involved. To make some happy, others will be upset. Cannot please everyone.Just hit and run unsolved cases alone, think mata also sibeh headache. And my understanding is everyone is watching everyone, so the old practice of paying to get off the hook might not work. Even if it works, its going to be very very expensive.

    Recently just got one ticket for not wearing helment. Cannot cham siong means cannot. Confiscate my license, ask me go to Downtown Soi 9 to pay summon. Pay is one thing, go there have to wait 2 hours just to pay 400 fine. To be fair, they catch everyone, including locals. Last time is Ang Moh higher priority cos easier to see from far, and more kia see, and more wallet power.

    Actually, I also take it as a good wake up lesson. Stay here Lam Nua for too long until think like siam kias that helmet is for protection against mata (the nick name for helmet is call Gan Tam Ruat). Not wearing helmet has become the norm for me until I kenna. Too troublesome to go wait 2 hours to pay summon so now guai guai wear helmet (if travelling to sukumvit or downtown)
     
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    Yup, go sign up for a proper Thai class. 6 months intensive should be good enough.
     
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    Flip flops, elections set for late 2018. Marks 4 years junta rule

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    Was so hungry on the way to downtown yesterday lucky spotted a roti-prata stall on the roadside outside a 7-Eleven

    Operated by an Indian lady
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    Flipping prata
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    Frying
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    Add condensed sweet milk
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    and on top of the sweet milk is more sugar
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    I bought this with 2 eggs costs only 20 baht or 80 cents
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    Thais eat roti for fun like a snack. A typical purchase will be a plain roti topped with condensed milk and sugar costing like 10-15 baht or 40-60 cents. For special they will also add banana or egg or cheese inside the roti, sometimes also add Olvatine and colored sprinkles and Nutella. Yes Thais have very sweet tooth.
     
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    20 baht roti with 2 egg is really cheap. Was expecting one kai (egg) to be 10 baht.


     
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    Angmo also called air-conditioning 'air'
     
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    Froggy, how you stay so slim despite your food fanaticism. And you have lots of charming acquaintances to feed your eyes as well. :D
     
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    I am grossly overweight.
     
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    Nice very local type of dinner

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    Kailan stirfry with chili and garlic
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    Pig liver stirfry with Thai spices
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    3 types of mushrooms stir fry with oyster sauce
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    Seabass in fish sauce
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    Steamed egg with seafood
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    Tom saeb with pork ribs
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    The spread
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    Maid enjoying live music
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    The meal costs only $40 (whiskey is BYO no charge)
     
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    Smoking ban on beaches now

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    Can't believe this, Starbucks here is really expensive, had 2 cold chocolates and a tuna bread cost 455 baht or almost $20. Will never go again, Cafe Amazon is better yet cheaper.

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    You provide the best benefits for maid - dinner out, starbucks coffee etc :D
     
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    Oh no the Starbucks is me and a colleague
     

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