Friday, 31 December 2010

Panward

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Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Cowboy Taxis

A regular commentator on Pattaya Rag has advised me that he arrived with 2 friends at BKK around 9.00am and went upstairs for a taxi. A price to Pattaya was agreed but then taxi only went about 3 miles from the airport before the driver swerved off the highway and drove in to a back lot. He said 3 Thai men demanded full payment even though they'd only gone 3 miles. My friend and his pals refused to pay and the Thai guys eventually backed down. He's not sure what would have happened to a tourist travelling solo. 

I guess the only way to avoid this is to pay Bt3,000 for an official limo. Or at least take a photo of the car number plates with your smart phone and e-mail them to a friend for insurance. Make sure the driver sees you taking the photo. Might not help you but at least they'll find the driver!!!!!!! 

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Thursday, 16 December 2010

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

20 of the best Christmas movies ever

Already gagging for a slice of Christmas that doesn't involve shopping, do-gooding or even standing up? Well fasten your sleigh belts, crack open the mince pies and get your couch ready for Stuff's top 20 Christmas movies..

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

The skully but undeniably friendly Jack Skellington has been forcing families together in front of the telly in a half petrified, half bemused embrace for nearly two decades now – is this not the true meaning of Christmas? And seeing as Tim Burton seems only able to produce films with Helena Bonham-Carter in these days, this is one to watch, if only for old times sake.

To check out the other 19 movies go to Stuff.TV

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Monday, 13 December 2010

Philipp Plein Swarovski-studded High-Heel boots

If you are in to bling boots then these take some beating.....


These stylish, gem studded, leather boots will set you back US$2,628. 

For the lady in your life!!!!

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SFX Cinema Pattaya Monday 13 – Saturday 18 December 2010

Narnia
Cool GelAttacks

Cool GelAttacks

kapi

kapi

Pu Chai Lulla

Pu Chai Lulla

Harry Potter

Harry Potter

Yamada The Samurai of Ayothaya

Yamada The Samurai of Ayothaya

Skyline

Skyline

The Social Network

The Social Network

Showtime

Harry Potter
(English soundtrack / Thai subtitles)
12:35 | 15:30 | 18:25 | 21:20

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
(English soundtrack / Thai subtitles)
12:10 | 14:40 | 17:10 | 19:40 | 22:10 | 00:35

Kapi
(Thai soundtrack / English subtitles)
13:00 | 15:00 | 17:40 | 19:50 | 22:00 | 00:10

Kradueb
(Thai soundtrack / English subtitles)
13:00 | 15:00 | 17:40 | 19:50 | 22:00 | 00:10

Pu Chai Lulla
(Thai soundtrack / English subtitles)
12:00 | 14:20 | 16:35 | 18:50 | 21:00 | 23:20

Samurai Ayodhaya
(English soundtrack / Thai subtitles)
12:40 | 17:20 | 21:50

Skyline
(English soundtrack / Thai subtitles)
15:00 | 21:20 | 00:20

The Social Network
(English soundtrack / Thai subtitles)
14:50 | 19:30 | 23:55

Unstoppable
(English soundtrack / Thai subtitles)
12:50 | 17:00 | 19:10 | 23:20

 

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Saturday, 11 December 2010

Time Magazine's Photo of the Week

Bangkok gears up for F1 show

Ratchadamnoen Klang Avenue will be closed next Saturday - not for planned demonstrations by the red or yellow shirts, but for an exhibition of Formula One driving.

Although only a show for F1 world champion team Red Bull Racing, co-organiser Bangkok Metropolitan Administration is confident it will be an adrenaline-pumping event for motor sports fans.

The event, the first of its kind in the capital, will give Bangkokians the chance of a glimpse of an expensive race car in their own city, said Deputy Bangkok Governor Taya Teepsuwan.

The idea of turning Ratchadamnoen Avenue into a race track is not new. Prince Birabongse Bhanudej Bhanuban - better known as Prince Bira - planned to close roads in the Sanam Luang and Ratchadamnoen area in 1939 for a "Bangkok Grand Prix".

But Prince Bira's dream was dashed when World War II broke out.

Saturday's show is part of City Hall's efforts to help realise the late Prince Bira's dream, Ms Taya said.

More than 10,000 people are expected to book their places along the sides of Ratchadamnoen Klang Avenue to see Red Bull racer Mark Webber drive his RB26 car on the 107-year-old road.

The three-lap course will get under way at Phan Fa Bridge, pass Democracy Monument and circle at Khok Wua intersection where the race will also finish.

Red Bull Beverage Co executive Chalerm Yoovidhya told a news conference last week the event was aimed at celebrating His Majesty the King's 83rd birthday and also to commemorate Prince Bira.

"Red Bull cars have been on show in several places and cities around the world - from a frozen lake in Canada to a beach in the Dominican Republic," he said.

"It's time for another special show on the historic street of Ratchadamnoen."

Ratchadamnoen Klang Avenue will be closed from 2pm to 3.30pm with a considerable number of security officers at the event.

Read the full article at Bangkok Post.

Ed. 10,000 people for 5 secs entertainment.

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Friday, 10 December 2010

Facebook Desktop Wallpaper

You can now change your PC/MAC/Linus desktop wallpaper to a Facebook related theme. The following caught my eye. Very clever indeed:


For this and 14 other suggested Facebook related wallpapers go to MakeUseOf.

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Thursday, 9 December 2010

The Top 10 Everything of 2010 - TIME

  • Top 10 Movies 
  • Top 10 Albums 
  • Top 10 Songs
  • Top 10 Fashion Statements
  • Top 10 Fiction Books 
  • Top 10 Nonfiction Books
  • Top 10 Magazine Covers
  • Top 10 Pictures 
  • Top 10 Plays & Musicals
  • Top 10 Sports Moments
  • Top 10 TV Series 

and much, much, more......

at Time Magazine

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FBI, DEA, & Homeland Security investigate Russian crime in Thailand

by Richard S. Ehrlich 

BANGKOK, Thailand -- America's Federal Bureau of Investigation, Drug Enforcement Administration, Department of Homeland Security and other agents are investigating "Russian organized crime networks" who are murdering and stealing in Thailand's most popular tourist beach resorts, according to a U.S. Embassy cable released by WikiLeaks."A number of U.S. law enforcement agencies are involved in investigating or monitoring cases involving Russian organized crime in Thailand, in cooperation with Thai partners, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Department of Homeland Security's Immigration and Customs Enforcement. 


"These law enforcement agencies report that criminal networks composed of mostly Russian nationals operating in Pattaya and Phuket are responsible for the commission of numerous crimes, including extortion, money laundering, narcotics trafficking, real estate fraud, financial fraud, human smuggling, pandering, counterfeiting, document fraud, cybercrime, and illegal importation of cars," plus killings. 

"While much of the Russian organized criminal activity in Thailand has occurred quietly, three specific cases generated public awareness of the phenomenon. In April 1998, Russian restaurant owner Konstantine Povoltski was found shot dead in a car near one of his two restaurants in southern Pattaya. 

"In August 2003, police apprehended three Russian bank robbers when their speedboat ran out of fuel, after they held up the Bank of Ayudhya in South Pattaya, stole 2.4 million baht ($80,000) and killed a Thai police officer in the process. Rinat Koudaiarov was sentenced to death for the shooting.

"In February 2007, two Russian women were found murdered on the beach of Jomtien 10 km (six miles) from Pattaya, amidst speculation that it had been a Russian OC [organized crime] ordered hit." 

The U.S. Embassy also scrutinized Moscow's influence on Bangkok's economy, diplomacy and culture.

Read the full article at The Free Press

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Saturday, 4 December 2010

SFX Cinema Pattaya Saturday 04 – Friday 10 December 2010

The Social Network
The Social Network
Cool GelAttacks
Cool GelAttacks
kapi
kapi
dinner for schmucks
dinner for schmucks
Harry Potter
Harry Potter
Yamada The Samurai of Ayothaya
Yamada The Samurai of Ayothaya
Skyline
Skyline


Showtime

The Social Network
(English soundtrack / Thai subtitles)
13:00| 16:20 | 19:40 | 23:00
Skyline
(English soundtrack / Thai subtitles)
12:50 | 14:50 | 17:30 | 19:50 | 22:25 | 00:25
Unstoppable
(English soundtrack / Thai subtitles)
12:00 | 15:00 | 18:00 | 21:00 | 00:00
Dinner for Schmucks
(English soundtrack / Thai subtitles)
12:35 | 17:40 | 22:45
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
(English soundtrack / Thai subtitles)
12:30 | 15:20 | 18:10 | 21:00 | 23:50
My Soul To Take
(English soundtrack / Thai subtitles)
15:10 | 20:15
Cool Gel Attacks
(Thai soundtrack / English subtitles)
12:00 | 14:00 | 16:00 | 18:00 | 20:00 | 22:00 | 00:00
Kapi
(Thai soundtrack / English subtitles)
12:40 | 14:50 | 17:00 | 19:10 | 21:20 | 23:30
Yamada The Samurai of Ayothaya
(Thai soundtrack / English subtitles)
12:20 | 14:30 | 16:40 | 18:50 | 21:00 | 23:20

Check Out YouTube’s Picks For Most Memorable Videos of 2010

YouTube is celebrating the end of the year by hosting an online countdown of 2010’s most memorable videos.

As the countdown page says, 31 videos — including the most memorable video of the year — will be selected (one for every day this month). The page — presented by HTC — will be updated daily, and viewers are invited to take a look at related videos that will take them deeper into some of the year’s major hits.

Three videos have made the countdown so far: “Freddie’s Got Flower Power,” “Vuvuzela fever with MysteryGuitarMan” and “Greyson sings GaGa,” where 12-year-old Greyson Chance performs Lady Gaga’s “Paparazzi” during a school event.


Via MASHABLE

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Friday, 3 December 2010

The Cup Size Choir

T3's Best Christmas gadget gifts: Top stocking fillers

2GB Christmas Stocking USB 

Get into the Christmas spirit and be stuck with it all year long as you store your most important data on this festive themed low stoarge capacity USB flash drive. Price: £10.50, www.bestofferbuy.com

via t3.com

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Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Moto Expo 2010 'Pretties'

Daily coach service between Phuket & Pattaya

A daily air conditioned coach service has been introduced between Phuket and Pattaya. A distance of just over 1,000kms.

The coaches come with 36 economy seats at Baht848/- each or 6 VIP seats at Baht1,131/- each.

In Pattaya, buses leave at 6.00pm from Pattaya North Road, opposite Thanachart Bank. 

For more information go to Sawasdee All Thai.

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Thailand Motor Expo 2010

 Models pose with a Fiat 500C car displayed at the Motor Expo 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand, 30 November 2010. The 27th Thailand International Motor Expo 2010 is held 01-12 December 2010, presenting an international automotive exhibition of cars and motorcycles including latest technology of leading manufacturers around the world, launching of new model cars, concept cars, car accessories, and maintenance equipment aimed to boost the countrys automotive markets.  EPA/NARONG SANGNAK

Models pose with a Fiat 500C car displayed at the Motor Expo 2010 in Bangkok,

The 27th Thailand International Motor Expo 2010 is held from 01-12 December 2010, presenting an international automotive exhibition of cars and motorcycles including latest technology of leading manufacturers around the world, launching of new model cars, concept cars, car accessories, and maintenance equipment aimed to boost the country's automotive markets.

 

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