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Things That I Like

Discussion in 'Residing in Thailand' started by Buoyant, 19 Nov 2016.

  1. Buoyant

    Buoyant Thread Starter Member

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    Pleasant things. For example pleasant weather, a pleasant place, a pleasant smile.

    Excitement has its place, but day in and out, pleasant gets better mileage.
     
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  2. SageAdvice

    SageAdvice Well-Known Member

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    a good drinking whiskey over ice with a splash of soda, good company to enjoy it with, and a scenic location. I try not to ask for too much.
     
  3. gungchang

    gungchang Well-Known Member

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    My wife smiling when she sees me.

    My students smiling and calling my name.

    A masseuse who's good at her job.

    Discovering a TV series I like years after it debuted,
    leaving me with 100 new episodes to watch.

    Watching people who blew off Trump having to live with the election results.

    Losing weight.

    Saving money.

    The first snow.

    Clean air and brisk weather, be it in LA or Inner Mongolia.

    Leaving - India, Myanmar, and the Philippines

    Chocolate bars with caramel centers (Ghirardellii won't ship abroad, if at all.)

    Being able to sleep in.

    Wild Turkey Rare Breed

    My life in general.


    Rainy days when I can stay indoors.

    My social security deposit.

    Receiving my salary on time.

    Departing for a new country, even if it's chaotic like last time.

    Not dealing with some of the morons I once called coworkers.

    My daily news program, which is produced in Toronto.

    Some current TV shows, mostly syfy, mostly eccentric.
    Ash vs. the Living Dead, Z Nation, Impastor, Stan vs. Evil,
    American Dad, The Simpsons, South Park

    Being alive

    Good health

    Having choices as opposed to fantasies

    Having enough free time to write this bullcrap
     
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  4. Mister T

    Mister T Retired, fat and happy

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    Living in a pub on the beachfront
    Being waited on by lovely staff
    Waking up with a smile every day
     
  5. Internationalteacher

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    -Chinese friends who speak English
    -Spas
    -Travelling
    -Healthy food
    -Sunny, clear days like today
    -Children's smiles
     
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    sirchai Well-Known Member

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    Thailand, Thai people and Thai culture.

    That's a generalisation though.
     
  8. DavidUSA

    DavidUSA Well-Known Member

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    beer
    money
    cars
    whiskey
    vacation
    Camus
    money
    the sun
    work
    English
    dinner
    guns
    Thailand
    USA
     
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  9. sirchai

    sirchai Well-Known Member

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    Most Thai people
    Jokes in Isaan
    Cold Beer
    Some Thai friends who aren't always on their facebook
    Some Foreign friends who know what they're talking about
    My lovely wife including her family
    Our son
    My family back home ( The rest of it)
    Drivers who can cope with me
    The treehouse's pool
    The air conditioners in three classrooms
    A lot of Thai food
    Helping a Thai who's got a car problem
    Helping an injured guy where somebody made a hit and run
    A vacation in Europe for the first time to show my wife and son where I'm actually from, not sure if that happens in early May.
    Some members of this forum with their direct speech
    Seafood for almost nothing
    Farang food made by wifey
    Rock N' Roll
    Big bikes with a couple of horses
    My old but nice truck
    The guys I haven't seen for 30 years but all in a sudden find on FB
    Good music in my car
    Oh boy, I could go on and on..
    That I drink less beer and don't mumble anymore...

    Please listen to three hours of guitar music that helped me a lot to make all the school bs for tomorrow.

     
  10. bahn_farang

    bahn_farang Well-Known Member

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    What a truly great thread, after a hard day of teaching for 8 hours this thread has put a smile on my face, brilliant, truly brilliant, thank you

    My family
    reading
    holidays
    rainbows
    the smell of cut grass
    when a kid 'gets it' in class
    when a kid is in "flow"
    reasoned arguments
    green lights
    new socks
    sharpened pencils
    new tooth brushes
    tea at the ritz

    I could go on but I might explode with happiness, cheers for the thread!
     
  11. Stamp

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    Happy TTA members.
     
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  12. marcusb

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    Why is that so special ? I absolutely love it... I volunteered to do the football fields with the little John Deer, they looked at me like I was crazy.
     
  13. bahn_farang

    bahn_farang Well-Known Member

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    It reminds me of a much simpler time when I was younger. Without getting too soppy about it, a long way from home.... my mum would take me to the football every Sunday. We were perhaps the worst team ever known to man, we would lose big nearly every week, but my mum would roar on the sideline so hard. So yes, cut grass has a very special place in my heart.
     
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  14. SageAdvice

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    The smell of cut grass not so special for those of us who had a lawn to mow every weekend in the summer.
     
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  15. bahn_farang

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    Thankfully you were fortunate to have one to mow?
     

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