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by PeterUK
Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Astronomy facts from 2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1214

Re: Astronomy facts from 2017

There's a saying from the ancient Hindu Vedas that ' what exists cannot cease to exist, what does not exist cannot come into existence'. The universe did not emerge out of nothing, which is a ridiculous proposition. What does exist and always has done is Consciousness itself, which is God. The unive...
by PeterUK
Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Is This Really The Reason for Jim Thomson's Disappearance?
Replies: 2
Views: 216

Re: Is This Really The Reason for Jim Thomson's Disappearance?

By temperament I incline to accidental rather than conspiratorial theories of the deaths of famous people. Famous people aren't immune from accidents! After reading William Warren's book about Jim Thompson, I concluded that the most likely cause of death was that he wandered from the main path and f...
by PeterUK
Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Any TM30 update?
Replies: 14
Views: 698

Re: Any TM30 update?

I too reacted with amazement regarding the trips within Thailand. My friend tells me that, because hotels have to register details of guests, this information is accessible by computer at Immigration and if at the 90-day check-in there is no stub in the passport to show that the foreigner completed ...
by PeterUK
Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Any TM30 update?
Replies: 14
Views: 698

Any TM30 update?

A friend tells me that Pattaya Immigration are now insisting that foreigners returning from abroad or from a trip within Thailand must fill in a TM30 form at Immigration within 24 hours or face a fine next time they do their 90 days check-in. He says the fines are being enforced (2000b he thinks). A...
by PeterUK
Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Backgammon at the Beach
Replies: 4
Views: 470

Re: Backgammon at the Beach

I have a very nice leather-bound backgammon board in my apartment. The poor thing has been sitting at the bottom of my Burmese chest for years. I've never found a regular backgammon partner over here, preferably one who thinks he's good but is actually just a little weaker than myself. Fortunately t...
by PeterUK
Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Backgammon at the Beach
Replies: 4
Views: 470

Backgammon at the Beach

Back in the days when I was still an annual tourist I was walking along the beach path at Jomtien one afternoon and noticed a bunch of farangs playing backgammon at a table where the the Sandbar restaurant now is. I think it was called something like Sugar Beach or Sugar Palm restaurant in those day...
by PeterUK
Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Consequences of Trump's Win - 4
Replies: 320
Views: 15122

Re: Consequences of Trump's Win - 4

I don't share the near panic about North Korea's nuclear programme. The world would be a better place without it, granted, but it's happening, the North Koreans won't be changing their minds about its value and we will have to learn to live with it. I can't imagine that North Korea, for all their be...
by PeterUK
Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Has Anyone Seen "Call Me by Your Name"?
Replies: 12
Views: 1033

Re: Has Anyone Seen "Call Me by Your Name"?

The film critic of the Guardian loved it and gives it a 5-star review.

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/o ... mie-hammer
by PeterUK
Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Iran: Diary of a Journey
Replies: 26
Views: 1548

Re: Iran: Diary of a Journey

Thank you so much for such interesting trip reports. How lucky this board is to have someone prepared to put so much time and energy into contributions. As always, the photos are the highlight with some simply stunning examples of the beauty and intricacy of Islamic architecture. I loved the paintin...
by PeterUK
Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Has Anyone Seen "Call Me by Your Name"?
Replies: 12
Views: 1033

Re: Has Anyone Seen "Call Me by Your Name"?

I haven't but thanks for bringing it to my attention. I see it has received 96% and very good reviews on the rottentomatoes site too.

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