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hua hin, THAILAND There is an increasing number of business ventures being undertaken by non-Thais in Hua Hin and in Thailand generally, and correspondingly more and more foreigners requiring work permits. There are also increasing numbers who have skilled jobs working for companies that obtain these vital documents for them, and they should be thankful as the process and paperwork required is long and hefty. Consequently there are often some who either don’t know they require a permit, or a few who take a chance of not being caught. That risk is too high for most, as it can lead to large fines and deportation in the worst cases, but there are still regular visits made by police to businesses where they think they might catch someone out, and this week it appears as though another round of these visits has started. Sometimes the police will have had a tip off, other times it will be a visit to a place where a permit was previously held, and even for those who have all their paperwork in order there can be an intimidatory air about proceedings, similar to that when other checks are made such as on music licences in bars. The puzzling thing for many foreigners running businesses here is that no matter how hard they try to abide by the rules, and how many local people get gainful employment from their efforts, they feel as if they are being picked on because they are ‘farang’; however Thai run businesses also get these visits, under suspicion of perhaps employing someone from Myanmar without the required paperwork. However tempting it may be to try and ‘beat the system’ ultimately it behoves all of us to abide by the rules, and when the Asian Economic Union is formed in 2015 there will be even greater scruting on those working inside it who come from countries outside of it.

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stories running to stand still By Roger Norwood Every now and again I feel it is my duty to give not just my opinion on matters in Thailand, but also some useful information for both expats and tourists visiting the country, and this week’s column is one of those occasions. The ‘visa run’ can be an enjoyable trip when only needed occasionally, but it can become a chore, so anything that reduces the time and expense required to carry it out is always welcome news. For many years foreigners in the Hua Hin area have really only had one viable option for their run, which is down to Ranong (on the way to Phuket), and go across the border to Myanmar, which is a good 14 hour plus round trip depending

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on the form of transport taken. There have been rumours for years that the Myanmar border at Dan Singkhon near Prachuap Kiri Khan would be opened for foreigners, and while the prospect is edging closer, it is still not possible to do a visa run there yet. Another alternative has appeared now though, and this is the crossing at Nam Ron, west of Kanchanaburi. While I have not been there myself, all the reports say that unless you already have a visa for Myanmar, this will cost a fee of 700 baht paid at the Thai side, and you will not physically cross the border yourself, but an immigration officer will take your passport across for you and do the necessary. By all accounts this is about a 250

kilometre drive from Hua Hin taking around 4 hours in each direction, so a decent saving of time and money, despite the more expensive border fee, which is normally 500 baht. No doubt someone will start a visa run service to this border from Hua Hin in due course, if they haven’t already, while others can combine the run with a trip to Kanchanaburi, as this has more and better accommodation options than are at the border itself, and be warned that there is very little either side of the border! If you have been to this crossing why not share your experience and information on the AWOL Forum at www.awolonline.net/forum, along with any other tips that others would find useful.

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pennsylvania, usa Police pull four bracelets, four necklaces, 11 rings and bag of weed from man’s rectum Even the most experienced police staff on one force were left stunned by this unusual case of stolen jewellery. A drink-drive investigation took a strange turn when an implausible amount of stolen were goods were discovered in a teenager’s rectum. A total of four bracelets, four necklaces, 11 women’s rings, a socket for a smoking wrench and a bag of weed were found to be hidden inside Christopher Scheller. The 18-year-old was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries after crashing his car in Heidelberg, Pennsylvania, in December, according to a police report. ‘The officer found evidence that the driver may be intoxicated and responded to York Hospital to meet with Scheller,’ it added. ‘When medical staff performed a medical X-ray of Scheller, they found an abnormality in his rectum. Scheller at first did not want the object removed- but eventually consented. ‘After the officer investigated this strange occurrence, it was determined that the items were stolen from a residence in Heidelberg.’ The teen was arrested on a host of charges including theft, receiving stolen property and driving under the influence.

england Woman tries to sue lawyers because they failed to tell her a divorce settlement would end her marriage A British woman tried to sue her former lawyers because they failed to tell her the divorce settlement she wanted would cause the end of her marriage. Jane Mulcahy attempted to take action against two law firms that she had used, saying they did not make it clear what the outcomes of her divorce proceedings would be. It is believed Ms Mulcahy is Catholic and that her lawyers had not taken her faith into account, the Independent reported. She claims that judicial separation, which is less severe than divorce, should have been recommended instead. The details of the attempted legal action were revealed at an appeal court hearing after Ms Mulcahy objected to the outcome of her original case. Lord Justice Briggs, who presided over the appeal proceedings, said that Ms Mulcahy’s claim was a ‘striking’ one and her case was rejected by the court.

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A section for all you budding etymologists where each week the origin of a word or phrase is investigated. This week it is..... Get off on the wrong foot Make a bad start to a project or relationship. This has the sound of an old expression - from Shakespeare, the Bible or similar. Shakespeare did use the notion of a ‘better’ foot (which implies a wrong foot) in King John, 1595: KING JOHN: Nay, but make haste; the better foot before. O, let me have no subject enemies, When adverse foreigners affright my towns With dreadful pomp of stout invasion! Be Mercury, set feathers to thy heels, And fly like thought from them to me again. Richard Harvey, in Plaine Perceuall the peace-maker of England, 1590, is the first to record the wrong foot in print: “Thou putst the wrong foote before.” Despite the implication otherwise in the phrase put your best foot forward we only have two choices, so if there’s a wrong foot there has to be a right one too and get off on the right foot is also in common use. How did these phrases originate? Well, we don’t know. It may be that it comes from the long-standing preference people have for the right. Most people in all cultures are right-handed and in English at least the bias is part of the language. We have right and left and right and wrong, tends to associate left and wrong. That association is built into the language in the way that we have taken the Latin for left - sinister, to mean dark and suspicious. There are various disparaging terms for use of the left that demonstrate this bias - cack-handed, goofy-footed etc. There is a suggestion that it in ancient Greece it was considered unlucky to put the left foot on to the floor, or into one’s shoe, first. Brewer records this in his Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, 1898. There’s no supporting evidence for that view, so here is what Brewer had to say here:

It was thought unlucky to enter a house or to leave one’s chamber left foot foremost. Augustus was very superstitious on this point. Pythagoras taught that it is necessary to put the shoe on the right foot first. “When stretching forth your feet to have your sandals put on, first extend your right foot” (Protreptics of Iamblichus, symbol xii.). Iamblichus tells us this symbolised that man’s first duty is reverence to the gods. Another suggestion is that the concept of a right foot and a wrong foot comes from the military, where in order to march in step soldiers all have to start with the same foot. Is there an English phrase or saying that you would like to know more about? Email it to us on submissions@awolonline.net

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It is fair to say that those of you who haven’t been back to the UK for a few years would probably be shocked to see your old High Street again. Even when I returned to England 9 years ago (how time flies!) the change was already noticeable. Pound shops and Charity shops seemed to be everywhere, interspersed with betting shops and a growing number of Starbucks and Costa Coffees. Fortunately Woolworths was, at that time at least, still trading, and was one of the first British stores I visited on arrival for a long overdue Pick & Mix fix.

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The changing face of our High Streets continues unabated. Despite Government pep talks about signs of improvement in the economy, Pay Day Loan companies and Cash Converters (the modern version of Pawnbrokers) have added to the mix. Empty shop premises are often rented short term to what are known as ‘pop up shops’ - which at least provide opportunities for people to try out new business ideas, or in some cases to offload cheap dodgy merchandise. But of course people are still spending. It is impossible not to. For many the cost of Christmas 2013 will simply be repaid off credit cards during 2014, until the whole process begins again. Nothing new there either. Others will have bargain hunted or, like yours truly, slaved over a hot stove to produce home made seasonal treats, which still require some shopping for ingredients. What is changing radically is the way we shop, and ‘online’ is now the way to go. Amazon at least had a bumper Christmas. With easy ordering, fast and efficient deliveries, and a wealth of product choice, it is hardly surprising that shoppers are increasingly avoiding those traditional High Street stores which once had the monopoly over what we bought. Despite my reservations about Amazon, and its’ much publicised working environment, the fact is that our High Streets now often can’t compete. None of our old music, electrical, photographic, or indeed any specialist retailers could ever stock such a full range of goods in what have become premium rate premises. Big retail chains were once considered beautiful. Now they are at best struggling to survive, and somehow High Streets as we once knew them will have to adapt. The perverse thing is that what was once considered ‘big’ in terms of retail, is now rapidly becoming one humungous global supplier.

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Business restaurant for sale in Soi 94, only 3 months old with new fully fitted kitchen, feature barbecue, and furniture in a large open dining area (over 400 sq.m) currently with over 50 seats. Next to two hotels and near several others with easy parking outside. Two bedrooms plus bathroom in addition to restaurant bathrooms. Our reliable Thai chef able to cook international food is also available for a new owner. 800,000 baht or offers. Call 092 472 4805 or email capi0101@hotmail.com. farm bed and breakfast - Beautiful Thai countryside, ideal for walking or bird watching or just relaxing in a riverside setting. Very reasonable rates. On the way to Kaengkrachan National Park - can arrange pick up for you if needed. Contact Ta:pornhongkot@gmail.com or pcatanach@btinternet.com, telephone 0867 971957 Restaurant. Good location on main road. Very low rental. All equipment etc 5 months old. Easy convert to any food style or Bar/Food. Equipment cost only. Owner going home. 080 948 2926 Shop for rent in good area on Phetkasem Road. Please call 089 761 5903 for details. For Sale Sabai Restaurant Bar soi 116. 5 year 8 months lease, Rent paid up to August 2015. 6 tables room for more. Selling due to baby. 350,000 baht. Tel Thai Toom 082 364 4740, Eng. Steve 085 930 8952 restaurant equipment sale Gas charbroiler 70cm x 70cm free standing works great 11,000 baht or offer; flat top gas grill 80cm x 80cm free standing or counter top 10,000 baht or offer, 2 basket french fryer, free standing or counter top works good 7,000 baht or offer. Call 087 662 4408 wanted guesthouse/hotel within 400m of beach near central Hua Hin. Call 081 817 3000

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Childcare/Kindergarten available for children 2-6 years old. International English speaking staff. 800 am to 5:00 pm Check our website at Seaviewacademyhuahin.com or call 085 287 5424. Swimming pool available for swimming instruction or parental use. Highland Seaview location. Fun and nurturing environment. private english tuition by TEFL qualified teacher. All ages. Location to suit. Rates negotiable - please contact Loren on 081 007 6856 or email boscocan88@gmail.com

Employment Staff wanted: Full time restaurant service staff, good behavior, basic English is required. Experince in service is an advantage. Good salary, bonus and gratifications. Management trainee for restaurant service. Experience in restaurant service, good spoken and written English, experience In restaurant management is required. Full training will be provided. Full or half time office staff. Basic experience with Windows office, organization is an advantage. Good English is required. Cleaner, one day a week 8 hours. Basic English is an advantage. Salary THB 600 – 800 / day.Please contact: K. Nuch 089 742 58 25 or 032 530 067

Tel. 080 630 5740 (Eng/Swe) 087 138 0221 (Thai) staff wanted. Friendly Locals Bar Soi 88 please Call 032511825 or 0854290378 Thai lady, English speaking is looking for job, 1 day/week on Saturday or Sunday as maid, waitress, cook or anything else. Reliable and hard working. Tel 0842397551 guesthouse requires staff - maid, daytime and nighttime staff and security guard. Please call 081 817 3000 or 087 155 6115 staff wanted for day and night shifts at bar/ restaurant in Soi 102. Call Colin on 089 238 8397

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General Electrolux tumble dryer, 8,500 baht never used. Call 081 142 6293 or 085 427 3542. Expat moving sale~ Hitachi Fridge - 22.cubic silver - 19,000B warranty; LG- 7kg front-load washer - 18,000B warranty; Samsung 52” 3D T.V. with hand & voice recognition - 95,000 B. w/warranty (Includes wireless surround system with bluetooth, subwoofer + +); L-shape sofa - 19,000 B. Call - 081-919-7769 Thai Ridgeback puppy 6 Months Female color (blue) Pure breed with Reg Thai Kennel Club. Call 081919-7769 10,000 Baht special offer! collection of CDs, Classic and Pop, all genres from the fifties to the present day. Over 300 in the collection. Offers invited. Call 087 088 2586. Shop dummies and display units for sale. Call 089 530 8771. Solid Hardwood Dining room chairs. I have 5 Hardwood Dining room chairs for sale, 2,500 B each. They are brand new, never used. Made of Mai Dang hardwood. Very sturdy. Contact Dave on 083 692 8050

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auto: 3 wheels & LESS For sale Yamaha Nouvo Elegance oct 2008 white Alloy wheels back box Serviced every 4000 kl regardless Insurance and tax one year 23000 kl mint condition Price 33000 bht Contact steve 085 930 8952 Toom. 082 364 4740

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Open 6 nights a week (Tues thru Sun) Blues, Rock & Unplugged SV apologizes for the recent inconvenience of Acoustic Sounds the road work outside the Club. The soi is now open with some work ongoing. Our kitchen is now open, so come on over and enjoy one of our famous burgers – The Southwest Barbecue Burger is a favorite. And this year’s music line up is not to be missed!! We have some new faces as well as familiar ones all contributing to a great depth of talent & variety (possibly the best yet). Enquiries (Thai or English): Freddy 084 720 8013 Ghong 087 817 8169 email: lacorey@telusplanet.net or check out the daily updates on our Facebook page

Property for sale More listings in Property Marketplace on p 25. HOUSE FOR IN-LAWS? Exceptional opportunity to build house in large garden of 3 bedroom 2 bathroom bungalow with European kitchen, without spoiling mountain view. Location 4 km South of Hua Hin centre. Total plot area 864 m2, can split. Existing house and land 5.4m baht. Must see! Phone 0916086428 great value canal road home; 2.6m baht. Go to www.awolonline.net/property or luckyhuahin.com or call 089 530 8771 for details. large bungalow near town centre; 4.5m baht. Go to www.awolonline.net/property or luckyhuahin.com or call 089 530 8771 for details. villa on large plot near Cha Am; 3.5m baht. Go to www.awolonline.net/property or luckyhuahin.com or call 089 530 8771 for details. POOL VILLAS on small development at great prices in Hua Hin; from 3.49m baht. Go to luckyhuahin.com or call 089 530 8771 for details. beautiful new houses on quiet project;from 3m baht. Go to luckyhuahin.com or call 089 530 8771 for details.

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Property wanted WANTED TO BUY: 3 Bed 2 Bath 1 level Villa Furnished/ Unfurnished Takiab area Please call/email me if you know of a villa like this for sale. Must be peaceful as selling existing home in Hua Hin as Russian neighbours from hell. 083 593 8987 or nigelbmorgan@yahoo.co.uk House and land wanted. Does your Thai friend or family have a dilapidated house on land to offer? In or somewhat close to Hua Hin? I need something that I can rebuild slowly on my small monthly pension. Please call Martin at 084 757 1483

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Bobby’s Bar, Soi 102.; Free Bar B Que every Friday from 5pm. when spend 180 bt. Sunday Roast - spend 200 baht on drinks and get it free!. Special prices on Leo Draft all day everyday (from open till close). British Breakfast all day, Only 99 bt. margaritas, Soi 61; Every Friday from 8pm Mexican Jam Night

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HELP NEEDED FOR THE SLUMS IN HUA HIN

We are working to help the Slums of Hua Hin and would love to have you deliver your goods with us, so you know your donation is going directly to those who need it. Why not join us and come to the slums with us? We leave from our offices at 17:20 Every Tuesday evening. Visit us any day, on Soi 88, over the railway, 200 m up on the left on the 2nd floor above IQ hair dressers Facebook @ Power of Love Church Tel Khun Andrew 080 999 3603 Thai: Khun Panaya on 092 592 3604 (Services every Sunday 10 am at Hilton Resort and Spa) Across 8 Entreaty certain to produce agreeable sensations (8) 9 Some Scandinavians we descry (6) 10 Bible story about fellow deserving forgiveness (10) 11 Fools pass out (4) 12 Not seen but heard in light fog? (6) 14 Swift traveller (8) 15 Gets bastion rebuilt (7) 17 Mischievous child learning to beg (7) 20 Two music-makers dance for sailors (8) 22 Sleuth forced to earn money illicitly (6) 24 Ravel’s sandpiper (4) 25 Wholly novel great hotel (10) 27 Sunk at the end of round one (6) 28 Red conspirator in Rome meets obstacle (8)

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hua hin/kao takiab ladies Pool League

results Week 5 13th January 2014 JNB Bar 7 - 5 Jaew Bar Monicas 8 - 4 Dara Bar Muan Bar 8 - 4 Bobby’s Birds Railway Tavern 4 - 8 The Squealing Pig Sa Sa Bar 2 - 10 The Lord Webb Somatch (3D+1) Bar 5 - 7 The Clansmen Sunset Boulevard 6 - 6 TK Roadhouse League Table Team The Lord Webb Muan Bar Squealing Pig The Clansmen Jaew Bar JNB Bar TK Roadhouse Sunset B’vard Railway Tavern Sa Sa Bar Monicas Bobby’s Birds Dara Bar Somatch Bar

P W D 5 4 0 5 3 2 5 3 1 4 3 1 5 2 2 5 3 0 5 2 1 5 1 2 4 2 0 5 2 0 5 1 1 5 0 2 5 1 0 5 1 0

L 1 0 1 0 1 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 4 4

+/- Pts 20 8 10 8 20 7 12 7 8 6 -10 6 -2 5 0 4 -2 4 -10 4 -16 3 -10 2 -10 2 -10 2

Fixtures Week 6 20th January 2014 Bobby’s Birds v Railway Tavern Dara Bar v Muan Bar Jaew Bar v Monicas The Clansmen v Sunset Boulevard The Lord Webb v Somatch (3D+1) Bar The Squealing Pig v Sa Sa Bar TK Roadhouse v JNB Bar 24

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results The season is over final League Table

next week’s fixtures Week 2 24th January 2014 Chill Out v Maria Bar 1 Clansmen v Dolphin Bar 1 Dolphin Bar 2 v Lord Webb 2 JW Black v TK Roadhouse Lord Webb 1 v Pa’s Beer Garden Lucky Shot A v Sunset Boulevard Maria Bar 2 v Hua Hin Miss You Oasis v Jaew Bar League Table Team Chill Out Clansmen Dolphin Bar 1 Dolphin Bar 2 HHin Miss You JW Black Jaew Bar Lord Webb 1 Lord Webb 2 Lucky Shot A Maria Bar 1 Maria Bar 2 Oasis Pa’s Beer Grdn Sunset B’vard TK Roadhouse

P W D 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

L 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

+/- Pts 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Team Maria’s Clansmen Lanla Bar Jaew Bar Railway Tavern Squealing Pig J Sports Bar Dara Bar Hut Bar Sasa Bar Casanova’s Sinatras

P 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22

W 19 19 15 12 12 9 8 8 7 7 3 1

D 2 2 1 3 3 2 2 2 3 0 2 2

L 1 1 6 7 7 11 12 12 12 15 17 19

+/120 114 74 48 18 -32 2 -40 -32 -66 -94 -112

Pts 40 40 31 27 27 20 18 18 17 14 8 4

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results Week 15 15th January 2014 Beer O’Clock Club 6 - 12 TK Roadhouse Bobby’s Beauties 9 - 9 Beach Hut Bar Casanova’s 9 - 9 Bobby’s Bangers Hey Hua Hin 10 - 8 Sunset Boulevard Jaew Bar 11 - 7 Muan Bar Maria’s Bar 12 - 6 The Bridge TK Roadies 7 - 11 Clansman League Table Team Maria’s Bar TK Roadhouse Beach Hut Bar Hey Hua Hin Jaew Bar Muan Bar Sunset B’vard Clansman Bobbys Bngers TK Roadies Casanova’s Bobbys B’ties Beer O’Clock The Bridge

P 14 15 15 14 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15

W 14 13 10 10 10 8 7 7 6 4 3 2 0 1

D 0 0 1 1 0 1 2 1 1 0 2 2 5 2

L 0 2 4 3 5 6 6 7 8 11 10 11 10 12

+/114 94 60 46 10 20 28 -2 -34 -56 -78 -48 -58 -96

Pts 28 26 21 21 20 17 16 15 13 8 8 6 5 4

Fixtures Week 16 22nd January 2014 Beach Hut Bar v Casanova’s Bobby’s Bangers v Sunset Boulevard Clansman v Beer O’Clock Club Jaew Bar v TK Roadies Muan Bar v Bobby’s Beauties The Bridge v Hey Hua Hin TK Roadhouse v Maria’s Bar cha am POOL LEAGUE

results Week 18 9th January 2014 Birdy Bar 3 - 3 Butterfly Bar Cha Cha Bar2 2 - 4 Cha Cha Bar1 Fiesta Bar 3 - 3 Blue Lagoon FIXTURES Week 20 23rd January 2014 Birdy Bar v Cha Cha Bar1 Butterfly Bar v Fiesta Bar Cha Cha Bar2 v Blue Lagoon League tablE Team Fiesta Bar Cha Cha Bar1 Birdy Bar Butterfly Bar Cha Cha Bar2 Blue Lagoon

P W 17 14 17 8 17 9 17 5 17 3 17 1

D 2 5 2 3 5 5

L 1 4 6 9 9 11

+/58 4 18 -24 -22 -34

Pts 30 21 20 13 11 7

hash house harriers

A drinking Club with a running and walking Problem! The Cha-Am and Hua Hin Hash House Harrier Clubs meet alternate Saturdays for around an hours run/walk in the countryside followed by a social gathering with beer, soft drinks, water and snacks then later to a nearby restaurant for a meal. If you would like to come along then visit the websites at www.cah3.info or www.huahinhhh.com or the Facebook page at www.facebook. com/H2H3CAH3 for full details and directions. People attending and participating do so entirely at their own risk. NEXT RUN Saturday 18th January 2014 @ 4pm CHA-AM H3 Run #222 The Huai Sai Development Research Centre GPS Coordinates: N 12.697517, E 99.903550 (N 12 41.851, E 99 54.213) Google Map link: http://goo.gl/maps/1PZ9p FROM HUA HIN: Google Map link using Chom Phol Road (Route 1010) http://goo.gl/maps/ NF6L9 1) From the Phet Kasem Road make your way to the by-pass via either Soi 112, the Pala-u Road or Chom Phol Road, Route 1010 (on the Left close to the 220 km marker). 2) When you reach the by-pass head NORTH towards Cha-am and shortly after you pass the 14 km marker exit LEFT into the Huai Sai Development Research Centre (HHH Sign) 3) Enter through the gate and drive about 200 m and find car park on the LEFT (HHH sign). FROM CHA-AM: Google Map Link Using Springfield Road (Route 1001) http://goo.gl/ maps/2Ilcb 1) From the Phet Kasem Road make your way to the by-pass via Springfield Road, Route 1001 (close to the 215 km marker). 2) When you reach the by-pass head SOUTH towards Pranburi and after you pass the 13 km marker get yourself into the RIGHT hand and turn RIGHT at the next possible turning point. You will then be facing the entrance to the Huai Sai Development Research Centre. 3) Take care crossing the south bound carriageway and enter through the gate and drive about 200 m and find car park on the LEFT (HHH sign). HARES – Brambles Bill & Scotch Tape, Snacks by Miss Snickers. ON ON ON: The Thai Kitchen close to Silpakorn & Webster University’s Fees: Male Drinkers ฿200, Female Drinkers ฿150, Teetotalers ฿100, kids ฿50, under 8’s Free.

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results Week 33 15th January 2014 All Nations 55 11 - 8 Billys A Billys B 10 - 9 All Nations GH JW Red 7 - 12 King Bar A Jungle Juice B 7 - 12 Sabai King Bar B 12 - 7 JW Black Pink Panther 13 - 6 O’Neills Sports Bar SOMatch Bar 7 - 12 Moonlight Tiger Bar 8 - 11 Buckleys No match - Jungle Juice A Fixtures Week 34 22nd January 2014 All Nations GH v JW Red Billys A v SOMatch Bar Buckleys v Pink Panther Jungle Juice A v King Bar B JW Black v All Nations 55 King Bar A v Jungle Juice B Moonlight v Billys B Sabai v Tiger Bar No match - O’Neills Sports Bar league table Team Buckleys Moonlight King Bar A King Bar B Pink Panther Jungle Juice B JW Red Tiger Bar Sabai All Nations GH Jungle Juice A JW Black Billys B O’Neills Sports Bar SOMatch Bar Billys A All Nations 55

P 31 31 31 31 31 31 30 31 31 29 30 30 31 28 30 31 29

W 29 27 25 22 21 18 18 18 15 15 12 11 9 7 5 5 1

L 2 4 6 9 10 13 12 13 16 14 18 19 22 21 25 26 28

+/187 139 105 79 77 41 32 27 30 1 -18 -42 -77 -114 -106 -146 -215

Pts 58 54 50 44 42 36 36 36 30 30 24 22 18 14 10 10 2

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HUA HIN DARTS LEAGUE

results Week 11 15th January 2014 Blue Harley v Blue Lagoon Ladies n/a Buddy Bar v Scandy Dart Flyers n/a Paradise Corner Bar v Scandic Bar n/a Scandy Resort v Blue Lagoon Men n/a

division 1 results Week 11 14th January 2014 Blue Lagoon 1 15 - 3 Buddy Bar CAT Jiggapik 5 - 13 Blue Lagoon 2 Jungle Juice 16 - 2 Moon Light Livingroom 4 - 14 Paradise

League table

division 1 fixtures Week 12 21st January 2014 Blue Lagoon 2 v Jungle Juice Buddy Bar v Livingroom Moon Light v CAT Jiggapik Paradise v Blue Lagoon 1

Team Scandic Bar Buddy Bar Blue Lag Ldies Blue Lag Men Scndy Drt Flyrs Blue Harley Scandy Resort P’dise Corner

P 10 9 9 9 9 10 10 0

W 8 7 5 4 4 3 1 0

D 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

L 1 2 3 5 5 7 9 0

+/- Pts 46 17 48 14 22 11 -10 8 -12 8 -20 6 -74 2 0 0

fixtures Week 12 29th January 2014 Blue Lagoon Ladies v Buddy Bar Paradise Corner Bar v Scandy Resort Scandic Bar v Blue Harley Scandy Dart Flyers v Blue Lagoon Men

division 2 results Week 11 14th January 2014 All Nations GH 8 - 10 Hua Hin Miss You 1 Hua Hin Miss You 2 18 - 0 Chill Chill Bar Johnny’s 56 10 - 8 Robin’s Rest O’Neills v The Clansmen division 2 fixtures Week 12 21st January 2014 Chill Chill Bar v Johnny’s 56 Hua Hin Miss You 1 v O’Neills Robin’s Rest v Hua Hin Miss You 2 The Clansmen v All Nations Guesthouse

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division 1 league table Team Jungle Juice Paradise Blue Lagoon 1 Moon Light Buddy Bar Blue Lagoon 2 Livingroom CAT Jiggapik

P 11 11 11 10 11 11 11 10

W 10 10 6 5 5 3 2 1

D L +/0 1 102 0 1 84 0 5 26 0 5 6 0 6 -10 1 7 -6 0 9 -110 1 8 -92

Pts 20 20 12 10 10 7 4 3

division 2 league table Team HHin Miss You 1 Johnny’s 56 HHin Miss You 2 All Nations GH Robin’s Rest O’Neills The Clansmen Chill Chill Bar

P 11 10 10 11 10 9 9 10

W D L 7 1 3 7 0 3 6 1 3 5 1 5 5 1 4 4 0 5 3 0 6 1 0 9

+/- Pts 38 15 40 14 52 13 12 11 6 11 -16 8 -36 6 -96 2

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Butterfly Rock Golf society

Results 14th January 2014 Banyan Texas Scramble 13 teams entered 1st Kake (Guest), Paul Kelly, Wij Wijesena, Michael Wilson 64 - 06.3 = 57.7 2nd Jorgen Bjorke, Peter Good, Dawn Hyde, Paul Moran 66 - 07.2 = 58.8 3rd Michael Edwards, Kaethe Hollman, Tien Prudon, Ken Wilkie 67 - 07.1 = 59.9 4th Renu Phokchaturat, Alan Simpson, Jo Sims, Rob Weisbard 67 - 07.0 = 60.0 10th January 2014 Majestic A - B Stableford 30 entered 1st Ulla Hockert 37 pts (24) 2nd Erkki Makkonen 37 pts (19) 3rd Ayyub Mian 36 pts (19) 4th Anja Thissen 36 pts (11) forthcoming fixtures 21st January 2014 Springfield Stableford 24th January 2014 Majestic Medal/ Stableford

RESULTS 15th January 2014 Palm Hills Stableford 27 entered 1st Nick Page 36pts (14); 2nd Ronnie Thorley 36pts (19); 3rd Steve Crawford 35pts (14); 4th Ben Krahe 35pts (06) 13th January 2014 Lake View CD Stableford 22 entered 1st Michael Snakebite 40pts (09); 2nd Alan Rawson 38pts (16); 3rd Ben Krahe 38pts (07); 4th Geoff G Batt-Rawden 36pts (08) 10th January 2014 Lake View CD Stableford Yellow Tees 10 entered 1st Gary Engleman 35pts (18); 2nd Geoff G Batt-Rawden 35pts (08); 3rd Michael Snakebite 33pts (09); 4th Ben Krahe 33pts (07) Upcoming Fixtures 20th January 2014 Lakeview A & B Stableford 22nd January 2014 Lakeview C & D 3BBB cha am golf club

Contact: secretary@chaamgolfclub.com FIXTURES 24th January 2014 Golf + AGM at Palm Hills

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Held every Friday at Palm Hills. Thanks to Robin Heath for organising and results. Results: 10th January 2014 Front 9 - A. Byrne 18pts (Countback M. Flynn) Back 9 - S. Seymour 17pts (Countback N. Guest) Overall - N.Guest - 34 pts. Hole in One !!! - W. Henderson . Hole 3. Par 3. lake view members club

10th January 2014 A&B Stableford 1st David Rawlings 35pts (19); 2nd Doug East 34pts (11); 3rd Brent O’Bell 33pts (7); 4th John Anstee 33pts (22) 13th January 2014 A&B Stableford 1st Steve O’Brien 34pts (13); 2nd David Leaver 30pts (20); 3rd Fred Kroll 30pts (22); 4th Peter Tucker 29pts (12) 15th January 2014 A&B Team Scramble 1st C. Roper/P. Trim/G. Williams/D. Rawlings 71 (8.5) 62.5 net (*4-Ball); 2nd B. Welsh/J. Friedberg/F. Kroll 71 (7.2) 63.8 net; 3rd D. East/R. Lunstrum/D. Rawlings 72 (6.9) 65.1 net; 4th C. Miller/S. O’Brien/D. Leaver 71 (5.4) 65.6 net FIXTURES Lake View every Monday, Wednesday, Friday

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Team Arsenal Man City Chelsea Liverpool Everton Tottenham Man Utd Newcastle Southampton Hull Aston Villa Stoke Swansea West Brom Norwich Fulham West Ham Cardiff Sunderland Crystal Palace

P 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21

GD 22 36 21 25 15 1 11 2 4 -5 -7 -13 -4 -5 -18 -24 -9 -19 -15 -18

fixtures PTS 48 47 46 42 41 40 37 33 30 23 23 22 21 21 20 19 18 18 17 17

Featured Game

Saturday 11th January 2014 PREMIER LEAGUE Cardiff v West Ham 22:00 A relegation six pointer if there ever was one, this game sees under pressure manager Sam Allardyce take on the Premier League’s newest boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Given that the West ham board have given Big Sam their full backing then this isn’t a make or break game for the manager, but it is for the team. We can’t see anything but more misery for the Hammers fans, who are calling for their manager to be sacked, mainly because of the style of play.

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(all times Thailand) Saturday 18th January 2014 PREMIER LEAGUE Sunderland v Southampton 19:45 Arsenal v Fulham 22:00 Crystal Palace v Stoke 22:00 Man City v Cardiff 22:00 Norwich v Hull 22:00 West Ham v Newcastle 22:00 CHAMPIONSHIP Leeds v Leicester 19:15 Barnsley v Blackpool 22:00 Birmingham v Yeovil 22:00 Bournemouth v Watford 22:00 Burnley v Sheff Wed 22:00 Derby v Brighton 22:00 Doncaster v Wigan 22:00 Middlesbrough v Charlton 22:00 Millwall v Ipswich 22:00 Nottm Forest v Blackburn 22:00 QPR v Huddersfield 22:00 Reading v Bolton 22:00 SCOTTISH PREMIERSHIP Aberdeen v Inverness CT 22:00 Celtic v Motherwell 22:00 Hibernian v St Mirren 22:00 Partick Thistle v Kilmarnock 22:00 Ross County v Dundee Utd 22:00 St Johnstone v Hearts 22:00 Sunday 19th January 2014 PREMIER LEAGUE Liverpool v Aston Villa 00:30 Swansea v Tottenham 20:30 Chelsea v Man Utd 23:00 Tuesday 21st January 2014 PREMIER LEAGUE West Brom v Everton 03:00

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a nice kipper tie Thomas Hitzlsperger comes out as ‘Brummie’

birmingham, england Former Aston Villa midfielder Thomas Hitzlsperger has ended years of speculation amongst fans by revealing he is actually from Birmingham. Hitzlsperger revealed that he was Brummie in an interview with Birmingham newspaper the Express & Star. Fans agreed that anyone who had heard the German international speak during his time in England would easily have mistaken him for a midlander, but today’s announcement finally puts an end to the ongoing debate. The now retired footballer told the paper, “I’ve waited until retirement to announce the fact that I’m a Brummie due to the stigma attached to other Brummies in the media.” “People will perhaps call me brave, but it’s just who I am and I hope the fans can accept me as the player I was, and the Brummie I continue to be.”

Left: Hitzlsperger scored a few bostin goals during his career

The former footballer went on to explain why he concealed him Brumminess throughout his career. He went on, “It’s difficult to get ahead in this game if people think you’re a Brummie, and being German sounded quite exotic so I decided to go for that.” “I honestly thought my German accent was quite convincing, so it’s a bit embarrassing after all these years to hear everyone say they knew I was Brummie all along.” “I hid the truth because I was frightened of

what the opposition fans would shout at me if they knew I was from Shard End.” “But I’m absolutely delighted with the response I’ve had from the fans, 99% of which has been positive – there’s always a few idiots, but they’re in the small minority.” “I look at the response now and think that perhaps I should have come out as Brummie earlier in my career. Maybe this will lead others to do so?” “If only it had been this easy when people found out I was gay.”

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