The Tale of the Yellow Book. 5 spellbinding pages/mystery/coupon book combo …Published Issue 5
Book Review By Darby Dumbfound
The Yellow book is a thousand page mystery for those who have not applied for and received their copy of The Yellow Book…Or… The Yellow book is a handsomely soft bound five page coupon book for those who have applied for and received their copy by having stepped thru a few painless hoops in and around government offices. Nothing comes for free. There is a tiny fee but not much…. A cup of coffee is more expensive.
With this book you can do “Neat Stuff” independently.
With the Yellow book an Expat can open his own Bank account, buy his own car, purchase his own TV cable plan and he can do a few more things that were until now in the control of his lady. It also deserves a mention here that it is strongly rumored that a man in possession of a yellow book can present his Yellow Book along with a smile to an administrative officer of any government hospital and thereby become a member of that elite group of farang’s who can henceforth get sick on the government nickel….(well almost). The Yellow book draws the line on discounts for beer or noodle soup and stops short of helping you out at entertainment venues. The fine line has to be drawn somewhere. A worthwhile read, well worth the purchase price.
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I met a guy who said he can think in Thai. No big deal.
I met another Farang who said he dreams in Thai…. Has this guy gone over the edge or what?
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Giving Directions in Thailand
Can’t be done.
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A Donkey lives in the Land of OZ published in Issue 5
Contributed by Larry Labyrinth
The land of OZ is what Thailand truly is. So why do I always feel like I am playing Pin the Tail on the Donkey while I am here. Is there another dimension to Thailand?
The Oz part of Thailand is easy to understand. I believe we all have at one time or other, thought we had traveled the yellow brick road and gotten close enough to the magic curtain to think we know who the wizard is.
Do you remember one of your first birthday parties when some adult put a paper donkey tail in your hand, blindfolded you, spun you around until you were dizzy and then set you off across a room to pin your paper tail on the donkey? The person who pinned their tail closest to the donkey’s butt was the winner and their prize was the first slice of the birthday cake plus a cheap noise maker. That is the other dimension of Thailand.
Thailand is truly the land of Oz with that extra dimension added on. If you want to buy a car, a house, or a rubber plantation you are blindfolded and made dizzy first. If you manage to pin the tail on the Donkey in the right place in spite of being dizzy and blindfolded all you win is a slice of the birthday cake and the noise maker you had already donated to the party anyway.