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    Easy R-Con open sewer progress as of this morning. 2nd Rd work to move overhead cables underground. Still working on the footings at the construction site on 3rd Rd near Klang. No word on what's going in at the now closed M-Club, but they're doing a lot of work on the site.
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    The Festival has been taking place over this weekend - from Friday until today - on Beach Road, with food stalls for most of the way from Hard Rock to Soi 2. The pictures below were taken this afternoon, very overcast with a sprinkling of rain. It would be more accurate to call it a food festival rather than a seafood festival because, I reckon, more than half the stalls were not selling seafood. There were some music events on the beach.
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    I had a few days of business in Las Vegas this week. So we headed out early last Friday, 19 to spend a nice weekend where it is warm (been unseasonably cold here in S Cal the last few months. Barely made 65 degrees today at the beach! Simply has been a horrid winter and spring so far). Wife flew home Monday morning. I remained for my, uh....business meetings (hum, perhaps I should start a new thread - why I like Las Vegas...). Neither of us gamble (I gave it up decades ago when one night in London my first wife got her clock cleaned at Les Ambassaduers while I was flirting with an incredibly beautiful blackjack dealer in another room. But Vegas has absolutely incredible restaurants, shows, people watching and an amazing social scene. We usually have a half way decent time. After relaxing at the hotel for a couple hours and a bottle of wine, we headed out for some food and adventure. Started at her new favorite restaurant, Yardbird Southern Table & Bar https://www.venetian.com/restaurants/yardbird.html Busy, very popular place. Open (in Vegas) for around 1.5 years. Still extremely difficult to get a reservation. When its just the two of us or on my own try to get a seat at the bar (can be a challenge) where you can also eat. We lucked out and were able to get bar seats within minutes. We came across the original Yardbird in Miami 2-3 years ago (hotel recommended it). Our waiter recommend one of their specialties, Waffles & Fried Chicken (who the boink would want waffles and chicken I thought). "Seriously" I asked? "Sir, we have people who travel from near and far for it...". One of the best meals I have ever had! A couple seats next to us at the bar opened, two couples crowded in. Fun, we all drank too much, ate too much, after three hours headed down the Strip drinking even more. Woke up the next morning feeling like warm puppy pooh. Around 1 pm I turned the TV on. Okay, you are wondering why I am writing ALL this in a thread about movies and TV? Eventually we began the 5th season of Bosch on Amazon Prime. Seasons 1-4 were incredible! Season 5 started out very, very strong. Each episode got better and better. Around the 4th or 5th episode I said "We should get cleaned up and get ready to go out". "No, no, just one more...". 6th episode, "Lets go", "No, no, just one more...", 7th - "No, no, just one more...". After the 8th I turned the TV off said get in the shower. "But we can order pizza instead and finish" said the brat who normally is up for any excuse to dine and socialize, especially in Vegas would rather watch Bosch than go out on a Saturday night. Amazing! We got out close to 10 pm !!! Sorry guys. A long way to go to say Bosch is really, really good. Watch it!
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    Easy R-Con open sewer concrete forms going in.
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    Some old Bob Monkhouse stand up jokes, I've deleted some of the really cringe worthy ones: The last time I was in Spain I got through six Jeffrey Archer novels. I must remember to take enough toilet paper next time. Personally, I don't think there's intelligent life on other planets. Why should other planets be any different from this one? I can still enjoy sex at 74 - I live at 75, so it's no distance. People always say: 'You're a comedian, tell us a joke.' They don't say: 'You're an MP, tell us a lie.' I believe hard work will never hurt you....provided you watch it from a safe distance. I saw a specialist who asked me: 'Are you familiar with the phrase faecal impaction?' I said: 'I think I saw that one with Glenn Close and Michael Douglas'. I tend to sleep in the nude. Which isn't a bad thing, except for maybe on those long flights. I want to die like my father, peacefully in his sleep, not screaming and terrified, like his passengers. The Royal Shakespeare Company once did 'Julius Caesar' in New York. When Caesar was stabbed onstage, half the audience left because they didn't want to get involved. source: http://www.jokes4us.com/peoplejokes/comedianjokes/bobmonkhousejokes.html
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    This afternoon. Don't ask me why it says Wednesday!
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    An Irishman goes into a pub and orders three whiskies. After he has put them on the bar, the barman says to him”That’s not like you, Paddy, you’re normally a Guinness man!” Paddy replies, “Well you see, I’ve just had my first ever blowjob!”Great!” says the barman, “Have another one on the house!” To which Paddy replies, “No thanks, if three of them don’t work, a fourth one won’t get rid of the taste either!”
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    Went on Wednesday to see Avengers Endgame.........First Class at Central is now 1000 baht, so made a pig of myself with the food. I'm glad I've recently re-watched most of the films worked into this 11 year cycle. Fully clued up I probably got the most from it. Exciting, very funny on occasions, dramatic, sad......fulfilling. Best cinematic (nearly 3 hours) experience for me personally since the Godfather. First time since I was a kid that I considered going straight back inside and watching it again. Six ****** out of 5 from me.
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    Little Johnny comes running home and boasts to his mother "I just had sex with my French teacher". His mother was disgusted and told him to go and speak to his father. Hearing the story, his father smiled and said " instead of waiting for your birthday let's go and buy that new bike I promised". Johnny grimaced and said "can we wait till the weekend?". "Why?", asked his father. " 'Coz my arse is sore" replied Johnny.
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    Greetings Monkeywatchers, showaddy crap for another month, and welcome to more stories from post-Songkran Pattaya now locals have stopped throwing water at each other and gone back to putting it in the beer. The Thai Meteorological Department predicted recently that April would be a wet month. Well given that the roads have just been under a foot of water it ain’t likely to be a fuckin’ drought is it? A wise man once said, “White man with brown cock has just come from Dongtan.” Not in this bloody weather he hasn’t. Pedestrians have been warned to take care if they venture onto Pattaya North Road during the repaving work as it’s currently about as safe as walking through a minefield in Afghanistan. The warning unfortunately comes too late for the Chinese tourist who stumbled over a pile of bricks and plunged into an open sewer (no sniggering at the back there.) Pattaya officials are currently working on plans for the redevelopment of Big Buddha Hill. A spokesman said that no decisions had yet been taken but strongly denied rumours that the Buddha was to be replaced by Ronald McDonald. He was last seen driving off to City Hall in his new Bentley. This month’s Underwater Farting Contest at Central Festival produced some impressive performances… Drainage improvements are continuing apace in Jomtien in an attempt to solve the continuing problems with flooding. They identified one problem as a dead Russian blocking a storm drain but manage to dissolve him with a few gallons of Mr Muscle (other brands of Russian dissolver are available.) Tourist attractions in Pattaya are undergoing safety checks after a nasty incident in Chiang Mai when their Flight of the Gibbon turned into Plummet of the Canadian when a zip line broke and turned an unfortunate Canuck into a grease spot. As the old saying goes “If man was meant to fly, God would’ve given him Frequent Flyers Cards. Just a quick reminder for first time visitors to Pattaya that The Dog’s Bollocks is a sports bar and not a Korean restaurant. Staff at Pattaya’s shopping malls prepare themselves for the arrival of a new batch of quality tourists… Bar news time, and the recently deceased Mandarin has re-emerged as Rich A Go Go. Hidden and Bypass are now hidden and bypassed, or to put it another way, they’re both closed. Scooters has now opened on Soi 14 though it’s still recognisable as the Secrets of old - but with scooters. The Lucky Carousel Bar in the centre of Soi Diamond, which seems to have been around forever, is sadly around no more. Another bit of Pattaya heritage lost forever – unless it reopens of course. One place that will be reopening is Office A Go Go, which closed recently following a change of ownership. A Pakistani quality tourist turned up at Pattaya Police Station the other day to report that his girlfriend of two hours had done a bunk with 3000 baht of his hard-earned while he was taking a shower. Dismayed at the apparent disinterest of the boys in brown, he protested that he was a Pakistani citizen and his human rights had been infringed, at which point he was told that he was a stinking pig and he didn’t have any rights at all, human or otherwise. He was then told to bugger off or he’d be arrested for wasting police time. And all this for 3000 baht. Was he taking the piss or what? Drift back through time now and revisit a couple of tales from Monkeywatch in April 2009… “It’s been reported that monkeys have been catching buses to and from markets where they go to steal food. Very strange. Actually, it might be interesting to know whether they pay 5 or 10 baht on the bus. Then again, it might not. A rubbish tip in Na-Jomtien has been invaded by vast numbers of birds that have decided to settle there so they can feed on the tasty titbits in the refuse. Interestingly, they seem to be ignoring the discarded boxes of McDonalds, Pizza Hut and KFC in favour of the abundant supply of worms on the site. All those birds can’t be wrong, so next time you fancy some fast food, get yourself a wormburger. You know it makes sense.” There’s a new campaign under way to tidy up Pattaya, so if you find any dead Chinese tourists lying about, please throw them into one of these and fill it in. Thank you for your co-operation… Officials in Nongprue have responded to complaints from local people about the floods in the area. They’ve said they don’t give a rat’s ass. Thailand has once again been honoured with the title of “least miserable economy” in an international Misery Index that seems to have a glass completely empty philosophy. Interesting to note that only one western country featured in the top five. Miserable gits. We can’t finish without mentioning that the election is over and we eagerly await the result next month so the country can enter a new era of peace, freedom and democracy. Cue the tanks… be seeing you monkeyman
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    Have to applaud you BD for recommending 'Bosch'. Well written.....slowly evolving cases. Bosch puts a lid on his inner emotions and deals phlegmatically with everything thrown at him. Even as a subordinate he's always in charge. Just finished 4 seasons. Cheers.
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    Somebody said this photo was funny, but I can't seem to see it....
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    The condo has been rented. Thanks to all posters.
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    You're posting a lot smashing photos, thanks Joe
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    AOC briefly takes Pelosi's spot in presiding over House; reportedly youngest woman to wield gavel https://www.foxnews.com/politics/aoc-presides-over-house
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    Hi, Well done to Man City for winning the PL.
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    Council estates are British public housing. I lived in Nirum for 2 1/2 years. Only reason I moved was I wanted something with move living space, but for those that are happy with smaller living space and low rent prices Nirun is a fine choice. And as for the comment "I would be looking over my shoulder constantly at 2am for sure", I call BS on that. Never once felt threatened walking around Nirun no matter what the time of day.
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    You could always go Thai and raise the asking price.
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    I think this girl might be in the wrong job. (Couldn't get a better picture. Her right hand is covering the 'f' at the start of the bottom line.😁)
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    Even worse for Arsenal amd Chelses who have to go to Baku!!!
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    UK Politics has taken Sterling back down!
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    I was watching a Bob Monkhouse special last night.........And although this isn't a joke per se I found it funny. He was talking to an audience of comedians about comedians being heckled and he told the story of Roy Castle struggling gamely through his act to about 40 people in a 600 seat theatre....... Someone high up on one wing of the empty seats shouts out......"Can yer turn light owt....I fancy a snooze......' And from the other wing someone shouts out. 'Don't do that I'm reading'
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    Second Road, outside Central Festival Mall.
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    Kangaroo, Emu and Ostrich are very nice meats. Kangaroo is very low in cholesterol. Emu and Ostrich are both farmed here.
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    A friend of mine says he lives next door to some guy with Alzheimers He says every morning the guy knocks on his door and ask if he's seen his wife? So every morning he has to explain to his neighbour that his wife died 2 years ago..... He's thought about not answering the door, or lying to the guy...But he says he loves seeing the big smile on the guy's face when he tells him.
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    Paddy says to Mary if you were stranded on a desert island who would you like most to be with you?” “My uncle Mick” replies Paddy. “What’s so special about him?” asks Mary. “He’s got a boat,” says Paddy
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    Work continues on the Easy R-Con open sewer. Looks like they're doing this in stages. Section closest to Buakhao is now filled in and now they've dug out the next section.
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    Feeling depressed, an aging ex-boxer visits the doctor. "Doc, you've gotta help me", he moans. "I just can't get to sleep at night". "Have you tried counting sheep?" the doctor asks. The boxer sighs, "Yes, but every time I get to nine I'm wide awake again".
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    I have been trying to find out if it will be life as normal in Thailand over the next couple of weeks, or if there will be closures because of Coronation celebrations etc. The high point of Coronation celebrations is from Saturday 4 May to Monday 6 May. The public holiday, known as Coronation Day, which has been held on 5 May (or thereabouts) for many decades, has been abolished*. However, 6 May 2019 has been declared as a special public holiday**. There are a couple of other public holidays around this time - Wednesday 1 May (Labour Day) and Thursday 9 May (Royal Ploughing Ceremony Day). My understanding is that Government offices will be closed on 6 and 9 May, but not on 1 May (see notice in Jomtien Immigration office - pic below). I'm not expecting 1 May to affect any places, and 9 May not to affect any places other than government offices. However, does anyone happen to know if 6 May will have any effect on shops, bars, etc., please? * https://coconuts.co/bangkok/news/breaking-coronation-day-may-5-no-longer-national-holiday/ ** https://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general/1620030/govt-names-may-6-as-holiday
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    I've been inside a Nirun condo in the same block.... I wouldn't exactly call them spacious... There's a few bars nearby.... and the Gentleman's Clubs on Soi Bongkot are only a short walk away, so the location isn't that bad.
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    It was amazing. I was surprised. Apparently not an unusual offering in the deep south of America.
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    Maintenance I would say Butch.
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    You might want to add the sq M size, seems to be an important consideration to many.
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    I'm booked on the continuation of BR68 on June 10. I think they showed availability every day that week.
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    They've done this before on more than one occasion. The reason was rumoured to be too many empty seats.
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    Ok chaps. here's some from the HDD I've had floating around. Not any particular year but a few venues have gone since I took them. They may be alreayd posted elsewhere on the forum in an age old TR, so apoligies if you've already seen them. Infamous Soi 6 Moving down to a quiet Beach Rd Pre improvement days lol. Gullivers Soi 1 end. Again, view from Soi 1 down to BR
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    Always good to see Pattaya of old pics. Earliest pics I have are from my first trip in 2008. Here's one from Loy Krathong that year. They used to have a stage set up at the entrance to WS for the Loy Krathong traditional dance. And here's a pic of the "Hilton waterfall" from Oct, 2013. Can't remember how many times they repaired that section only to have it wash out in the next heavy rain.
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    OK, I'll try to attach a few: From the early days of Soi LK Metro. The others just from around the area.
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