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    TGS 2011 to highlight classic retro gaming contest

    Database, Don Sambandaraksa, Published on 22/12/2010

    » The Thailand Game Show (TGS) will be held at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre (QSNCC) between Jan 6-8. The event, now in its fifth year, is themed Power-Up+.

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    A COSMIC EXPERIENCE TO BRING IN THE NEW YEAR

    By prnews, Created on: 01/12/2010, Last updated on: 01/12/2010

    » [size=150:1iw196mx][color=#004000:1iw196mx][b:1iw196mx]ABSOLUTE SANCTUARY COLLABORATES WITH NEURONIUM FOR AN EXCLUSIVE WORLD PREMIER NEW YEAR’S EVE CONCERT -A COSMIC EXPERIENCE TO BRING IN THE NEW YEAR-[/b:1iw196mx][/color:1iw196mx][/size:1iw196mx] ABSOLUTE SANCTUARY, Thailand’s Premier Detox...

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    The waiting game

    Database, Published on 29/12/2010

    » The big news in Thailand in 2010 was 3G phone service, or rather the lack of it; but everyone knows that; first, though, the really big news in Thailand that almost no one noticed was that one Thai in 10 is now on Facebook, the social network announcing at year's end that it has 6.5 million registrations from the kingdom; in fact, Thailand was one of the world's fastest growing markets for the only network that had a movie made about it in 2010; for several years, Thais up to and including Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva had scorned the US-centric networks to give their loyalty to Hi5, but they threw Hi5 under the bridge in 2010.

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    Easy English news, the second year

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 17/12/2010

    » Easy English news, the second year is now available at leading bookstores and from the Post Books booth at the bookfair in the Queen Sirikit Convention Centre.

  • News & article

    auspicious

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 07/12/2010

    » suggesting a positive and successful future ที่มีฤกษ์ดี

  • News & article

    Clashing colours: Thailand's political crisis 2005-2010

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 18/12/2010

    » For English language learners (and anyone else). Based on real news stories from the Bangkok Post

  • News & article

    The vocabulary of political conflict

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 27/12/2010

    » The ongoing political conflict has been a daily topic in the Bangkok Post for the past several years and there is a whole set of vocabulary that we have seen again and again.

  • News & article

    English as a second language?

    Learningpost, Steve Graham, Published on 16/11/2010

    » A recent subcommittee on education standards development has urged the government to announce English as its second language.

  • Forum

    All the new electronics!

    By MTT, Created on: 21/10/2010, Last updated on: 02/11/2010

    » With so many new telephones and computers coming on the market, just wondering if anyone is interested in using this thread as a clearing house for questions/information about all of the stuff available. Talk about things you don't like with a new model you just bought. Tell us the prices so we...

    • wilko commented : Whereas Apple's shenanigans are world wide and are the policies of one brand, the behaviour of "other countries" - however disgraceful can hardly be seen as justification for the behaviour of Thailand;s retailers and the cavalier way they treat their customers. So electronics in Thailand. the Samsung Galaxy or Ipod it really doesn't matter as they are little more than jewelry here - a gaudy trinket, these electronic baubles, when they do find their way onto the Thai market, are of course only partially functional as the good government has seen fit to enmesh the introduction of 3G phone services in a quagmire of litigation and other legal procrastinations. your Mac product - well you may object to having your personal electronics dominated by one man (wasn't Bill Gates bad enough?), but it would be nice to have a choice of retailers and retailers who knew something about the products they are selling. Most of the "Mac" stores are in fact one company - Banana IT - under the guise of "com 7". worse still they don't appear to spend any effort at all training their staff who for the most part re clueless. Any questions about product, whether in English or thai are usually met with a blank stair, an air of total incomprehension followed by some inane suggestion about an unrelated topic. failing that they resort to saying "yes"..........(I think this is what they have been told is some kind of sales pitch) "Is it compatible with my PC?" "Yes" "Can I make toast with it?" "Yes" "Are there little men inside it who operate it?" "Yes" "Are you the Queen of Sheba?" "Yes" - etc etc............ sadly the service they offer is pretty second rate. take a look at the product on display - in one shop I noticed that not one single Mac Notebook was a current model - no indication was given of this and no apparent reduction in price. If you want to my a Mac Book in thailand BEWARE! If you ask for any "extras" = like a high-speed hard rive etc, you may well be told that you will have to wait for weeks before the machine will be delivered. There IS a way round this - if you buy your new Mac from the "Mac Thailand" web site, delivery of a model to your personal spec will be a matter of days. Service is great, you can speak to an operator by phone (usually the same person each time) and the range is the very latest models How can this be when the retail store takes weeks??? simple the site is based in SINGAPORE!

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    Follow the leader

    Database, Published on 27/10/2010

    » Online analytics researchers Digital Daya reported that US President Barack Obama is the top tweeter among world leaders, with 5.6 million followers; the big news was the world leader who came No 9 in the results: Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva of Thailand, with 137,000 followers; Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama of Japan was the only other Asian in the Top 10, at number five, while the second biggest surprise on the list was Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan - the third most-followed leader, after Mr Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron; for those who aren't following Asia's only British-born prime minister on Twitter, he is at (@PM - Abhisit).

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