In the first week of April a Dutch unknown men call me for a temporary room or condo.
He say you know my brother. He say so.
I invite him to my office and he come with 2 big suitcases from a hotel of the other side of Bangkok.
I give him coffee, ‘we speak in Dutch’ and advise him to go to Phra Khanong / Bangkok to a condominium with a lot of privacy. He don’t know nothing about Bangkok, and I offer to go with him.
He was very satisfy, with the big beautiful room what was also cheap.
One week later he visit me again, and we drink coffee, and talk about the past in Holland.
Than a week later I become a message early in the morning on my mobile, he was in the hospital with heart problems. I drink my morning-coffee / take a shower and go to that hospital.
He was / look total crazy, and not happy with the treatment in the hospital, he want to walk, but can not.
I stay a while, and go eating with his brother outside the hospital. When we come back the doctors coming, and want talk about the next days. The brother ask me, you speak Thai, and you can speak with the doctor. I agree, and when the big doctor come he not want I speak with this doctor and send me away like a dog.
And the service from the beginning I did this all for free.



Russian Roulette

We call them friends on Facebook, but the are not, I call them only ‘members’
I have a few years a Dutch guy named Ferry Flow (fake name) on my Facebook- friend list.
We have some things in common, like traveling, no more.
I say the only what we has in common is that we born in the same country.
He is/was a teacher in the Netherlands and moved this year to China, also go teaching.
He is new in Asia, and show daily oversized beer glasses on his Facebook-profile.
That is his business, I not care he want play Russian roulette with his life.
But I live many years in tropical hot Asia and lost over the years a lot of (also good) friends on alcohol problems.
One day I not want see more these daily beer-glasses and unfriend him on Facebook.
It remember me every time on lost good friends.
Some friends go back to their home-country (broke) and other died and go to the crematory.
There is no problem with unfriend, he can anyway follow me.
Than he start to message, what happened, and I show him some pictures from lost good young friends.
I write to him as greenhorn he must be careful – Teachers together / Hot Weather / Beer = Russian Roulette.
But he must live his own life.
He not happy whit that unfriend.
And the next day I see he BLOCKED me on Facebook.
Than you can recognize he is already a alcoholic.


11 Elephants and mahouts pay respects for the late King


A PROCESSION of 11 elegant elephants and hundreds of mahouts performed a show of respect to much-revered HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej in front of the Grand Palace yesterday morning.


They were all in elaborate, black attire as they joined the rest of the nation in mourning the passing of the great monarch.

His Majesty passed away at the age of 89 on October 13 this year.
All of the elephants performed in front of His Majesty during his visit to Ayutthaya’s Thung Makham Yong in 2012.

“This is the biggest mission in my life,” Pra Kosjaban Foundation’s chairman Laithongrien Meepan said yesterday leading the mahouts and tuskers.

In the capital, the procession started a respectful march from a military unit near the Grand Palace at 9.09am. His Majesty was the ninth king of the Chakri Dynasty.


The leading elephant carried a portrait of the much-beloved King and his first white elephant during the march.

The awe-inspiring procession stopped in front of the Defence Ministry. All participants then faced the Grand Palace and observed a moment of silence in remembrance of the King. Mourners as well as the pachyderms laid prostrate before the late head of the state to express their full loyalty.


Source: TheNation

Paris – Phuket – Bangkok – Magazine



In a short time, our magazine has known quite a few improvements: a more luxurious formula earmarked to seduce a wider audience, a new name to rubber stamp its national-scale calling (le Paris Bangkok outside Phuket), and content now fully translated into English in order to reach the whole expatriates community as well as Thai readers.

This cycle of evolution is coming to an end with a last innovation: as of September, the magazine comprises 100 pages (16 more pages) and becomes bimonthly (every two months). In order to guarantee an ever-growing exposure to our advertisers, its circulation is doubled to ensure its presence all the way through the two months that each issue will henceforth cover. Distribution will be widened and a restocking will occur for every distribution spots after one month.

The additional pages at the end of the magazine will be devoted to highlight businesses through a “Hot Spot” formula, offering our readers a choice of places to go and services to use.

Thailand – Tears of grief wash away conflict, divisions

Mourners gather at Sanam Luang Saturday nigh to sing the royal anthem and light candles in memory of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

Many tears have flowed over scenes of Sanam Luang depicted in millions of stories and photos shared in the past 11 days. But the grief also contains deep feelings of generosity and unity.

Since the passing of His Majesty King Bhumibol Aduyadej on October 13 in the 89th year of his life, loyal subjects across the country have thronged the Phra Mane Ground (Sanam Luang), a park adjacent to the Grand Palace, where the royal urn rests and royal and religious rites are taking place in tribute to the monarch.
At least 50,000 black-clad mourners have poured into Sanam Luang each day since the King’s passing, according to Maj-General Pongsawat Panchit, deputy commander of the First Region Army, which is responsible for security in the area.
Maintaining a calm and orderly atmosphere among such huge crowds is a challenge.
The social media is abuzz with complaints that not everyone is respecting the mourning period at Sanam Luang. Dismayed netizens say the sombre mood is being turned into a festive atmosphere. They complain about people taking selfies rather than paying respects to His Majesty, posing for the camera while they prostrate at the Grand Palace wall. The pictures and similar inappropriate posts are being shared on sites like Facebook, and street vendors shouting out their wares is increasing the carnival-like atmosphere, say critics.
But the negative perceptions are outweighed by the overwhelmingly positive feelings at Sanam Luang.
The criticisms are minor when you consider the bigger picture: Mourners in their hundreds of thousands sharing their sorrow, sometimes pausing to comfort one another with smiles of support.
I can see and feel love and sympathy everywhere I turn at the scene.
The crowds here can also feel the caring that exists between siblings. Photos released by the Royal Household Bureau show His Royal Highness Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn comforting his elder sister Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya at the funeral rites for their father in the Grand Palace. Another shot shows him comforting his younger sister, Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn.
We saw, too, Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn give a “wai” to her elder sister Princess Ubolratana as they were about to leave the funeral rites.
We can also feel the love and concern directed by the Royal Family towards loyal subjects. HRH the Crown Prince last Friday graciously provided free food via his royal guards to people who showed up in huge numbers at the Grand Palace to mourn the passing of his much-loved father.
During the day, Her Royal Highness Princess Soamsawali fried chicken at a Princess Pa Foundation food truck as free food for mourners at Sanam Luang.
The nighttime saw Princess Ubolratana emerge from the Grand Palace to greet the crowds outside, addressing them with a very touching speech that has since gone viral after being shared on social media.
“We are all from the same family. He [the King] is my father and also everyone’s father. … Next we must work together, move forward and not backwards,” the Princess told the crowd last Monday night.
She also distributed food, ranging from grilled pork with sticky rice to Chinese buns, and other necessities to the people.
The atmosphere of sharing and harmony has grown, fed by stories and photos, sympathy and generosity, shared among fellow citizens as they help each other through this time of grief and loss.
From the public sector to private companies to individual volunteers, ordinary people and students – Good Samaritans are helping without being asked to do so.
A friend of mine who joined more than 200,000 people in a heartfelt rendition of the Royal Anthem at Sanam Luang last Saturday offered a touching description on Facebook:
“I met good people at Sanam Luang,” he began.
“Yesterday I joined the singing. I came with nothing but my heart full of love for the King. I stayed there all day and night. I saw police ease the heat by spraying the crowd with water. I saw students help collect the garbage. People handed out black ribbons, desserts, foods… . Some helped push the elderly in wheelchairs.”
“Even at night [when candle-lit singing of the Royal Anthem rang out again] people shared candles and space for others to stand. When the ceremony ended many took transport services offered for free.”
“I felt the loving care and respect in their good deeds on the day. They sacrificed and followed the King’s teaching of ‘giving’. If the King were looking down to see how united and caring his children are, I believe he would smile happily. Thank you again.”
Last but not least, we can see and feel the loving tribute to the King.
The scene outside the Grand Palace demonstrated to the world the depth of feeling among Thais for their King and father of the nation.
Defying the heat and the rain, mourners queued in their tens of thousands at Sanam Luang to pay their respects. No words were needed; the scene was captured in pictures that revealed instantly the place His Majesty holds in Thai hearts.
When a loved one passes away, the feelings of loss reunite us as a family. But I would ask, why do we have to wait for such a terrible loss before we unite and love each other?

Source: The Nation

Thai foods on the market often contain dangerous formalin

Thai foods on the market often contain dangerous formalin


There’s everything wrong with foods you can at buy fresh markets in Thailand. From a sample by the ministry in 39 fresh markets show that in 40% of cases of formalin is used to keep the food fresh for longer.
This includes a case of meat, vegetables and ready meals.

We go to Google Search:
How To Eliminate Formalin From Foods – Infozone24

Formalin is very dangerous for health. That is why, It is important to Know How To Eliminate Formalin From Foods. Let us know from this post.

How To Remove Formalin/Formaldehyde From Foods –

Aug 13, 2013 … Formalin can be removed by sinking foods under water, salt water, vinegar mixed water. Formalin causes liver cancer, renal failure, Peptic ulcer …

Formalin in Food – BIMC HOSPITAL – Bali – 24 Hour Medical and …

The widespread use of formalin, in preservation of fish, fruit and other food items is posing a threat to public health. The chemical used as a solution in water …

filtering – Remove formalin from food using chemical found in kitchen …

Jul 14, 2012 … In some parts of the world food is stored with formalin so it looks fresh forever! This is astonishing, but true (See refs here). As formalin is very …

How to Detect formalin on Fruits, Fish and Vegetables by Shwapno …

Dec 6, 2013 … How to Detect formalin on Fruits, Fish and Vegetables by Shwapno Bangla … Do target practice on those bastards who use formalin in foods..

Formalin in fruits can be fatal | Dhaka Tribune

Jun 15, 2013 … But these heavenly foods aren’t that heavenly in our country. A section of unscrupulous traders were mixing formalin with foodstuff, including …

Centre for Food Safety – Risk in Brief – Formaldehyde in Food

Jan 5, 2009 … In Hong Kong , formaldehyde is not permitted for food use. … Formalin, which is a solution of about 37% formaldehyde, serves as disinfectant …

Centre for Food Safety – Food Safety Focus – Formaldehyde in Food

Food Safety Focus (6th Issue, January 2007) – Incident in Focus … Formalin, which is a solution of about 37% formaldehyde, serves as disinfectant and …

Foods Known to Contain Naturally Occurring Formaldehyde

1. Foods Known to Contain Naturally Occurring Formaldehyde. I. Fruits & Vegetables. Food type. Level (mg/kg). Apple. 6.3 – 22.3. Apricot. 9.5. Banana. 16.3.

More at Google Search:

Feb 24, 2014 … Vendors are found to use formalin to keep their merchandise fresh. … The Public Health Ministry has warned consumers to be aware of buying fresh food and vegetable at fresh markets as now use of formalin among … Post navigation … order suspending Bangkok Governor Sukhumbhand Paribatra and Dr …

Source: (Dutch)

About Google Local Guides Connect

Google Local Guides ConnectAbout a Real Local Guide and a Google Local Guide.

I’m a Dutch man, and live over 20 years in Asia (Thailand & Cambodia) and been an “Local Guide” for years.
Recently I’m invited for Google Local Guides Connect !

All look nice, and after the first topic the ask, and I did that.
“Introduce your self”
But on a professional way, not same others as hello, hello, hello and hi, and that sort of bullshit, …
I’m sorry my name is connected with over 400 other Social Media.
(I build these Social Media Networks in the past.)

When there is an discussion about new Meet-Ups I offer my knowledge and want also create an Meet-Up here in Bangkok.
And want invite people (who want to come) to my location, yes sorry again, I invite them in my restaurant. (Also registered in “Google my Business”
I not want invite people for a meet-up on the streets like a Tramp.
But the not accept that and block or suspended my account ?
The next morning I can not login ?
Not any warning or mailing coming ?
And it is impossible to connect any moderator.

To continue I made a new Local Guides Connect account with an other Google Gmail
But it is not allowed to have 2 accounts (I know that)
But this is only temporary to try to contact someone for a solution.

Than @CorrieD (moderator) replay to me in the new account, and blame me for have 2 accounts, But how on an other way I can contact them.
Than she write my account has not any quality.
Who is the crazy one ?
I not write the whole community full with, hello hello hello, ….
An other big point is the topic  I made about the safety in Thailand.
There was the last weekend on different locations 11 bombings in Thailand.
And she name it #Spam !!!

I’m an professional Local Guide, And yes, I have a Travel Agency.
What is wrong with that ? We warning people about their safety !
Many people come to my office and mailing me, the are really worry.
How you can name this #Spam ??? You must be crazy.

After I delete this temporary second account.
Before I ask to reconnect my main-account, what is linked to many other social media.
But not any reaction or solution.

Ps. I ask her Name and address information, to open a case against this bitch.
This is absolute not normal.
I not want more use this Local Guides Connect for posting, but only for to have the button om my Google Maps, and create some points.
(I was on level 3 already)

But anyway, when you want a real Local Guide, (and not want only a hello hello puppet) be free to contact me.
“We are at your service”

From hell to heaven.

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Today very surprised !
When we move to Udomsuk, we search first for some local supermarkets.
In our street we see in the beginning two 7Eleven shops.
The first is on soi 1 in Udomsuk 51 and is an unorganized mess.
Not really where you want to buy something.

The second om soi 1/3 (a few streets away from each-other) is a smaller one, but with many street-food sellers on front – difficult to come inside also with all the parked motorbikes.
When you come inside this small 7Eleven, not start to cry, what a mess.

Screaming staff / children from the shop manager lie on the floor (some sleeping)
Many thinks not have or sold-out. All the staff is to busy with each-other and not have really time for customers / a few exceptions (possible no family)

And than someone say to me, on the other end of the street is another 7Eleven.
This afternoon I go looking and want shopping and get really surprised.
Total different from the first 2.
Big supermarket, and have everything and is well organized.
Friendly staff.
For sure I say goodbye to the first two (not go back), and go future shopping in the new one.

From hell to heaven !