Question Time

Beyond The Mango Juice changes it’s direction today with it’s first quiz post. Below are three photo attached questions and I think you’ll have done well if you can answer two of them.

The change has been brought on by my current hectic work schedule although I hope to be back to normal blogging within the next few days.

WilaiUntil then a quickly put together quiz which I’m hoping some of you will attempt to answer.

Question One

The striker in the photo is wearing the shirt of which football team ?


Forget the English Premiership


Tesco LotusThe second picture is from Tesco Lotus in Udon Thani and the question is made harder by the grainy photograph having been snapped through a perspex serving display.

Question Two

Can you name the snack that is on offer here ?


Think Christmas time

Don’t bite too hard

Udon ThaniThe last question may require assistance from your Thai partner or friends.

Question Three

What type of business is displaying it’s price list in the photograph ?


The clue is in the photograph

You need this when you are young but not necessarily so when you are older

Best of luck with the questions and any answers I receive will be held back until tomorrow to give everyone a fair chance.


I'm a sixty-year-old Englishman living in the town of Swindon in rural Wiltshire and I have a real deep desire to retire in Thailand one day. If you don't have a dream then you won't have a dream come true.

10 Responses

  1. 1) The Udon Pachyderms Under 21 girls team

    – They tried to sign Kaka from AC Milan, but were outbid at the last moment by Real Madrid today, so they are unlikely to make it into the Premiership next year.
    – Pachyderms are the same colour as dolphins.

    2) Cockroach

    – part of the famous Isaan Christmas mixed grill, along with wasp grub, worm and grasshopper.
    – if you bite too hard you get cockroach juice all over your fellow diners.

    3) The Pattaya Go-Go Club. Discounted extremely short time and miniature ping-pong balls on offer in a desperate bid to get their first customer in a fortnight.

    – They’re economising on red neon lighting because of the financial squeeze and lack of customers. Strip lighting is in.

    – You definitely need this when you are young but not necessarily so when you are older.

    Pete, frogblogger’s last blog post..That old chestnut… farang men, Thai girls

  2. Mike says:

    HD devious!

    1. First thoughts are Miami Dolphins since they are an American FOOTBALL team. However it could be a copy of Thai national team shirt but can’t connect dolphins.

    2. Chestnuts or hazelnuts roasting

    3. Sign in barbers shop. Although personally I still have a full head of hair that grows like stink here!

    Can’t see farang price.

    Mike’s last blog post..Thailand-Thai Tourist Police.

  3. Catherine says:

    Do we get points for not being able to answer any? I tried the last one but my eyesight is not good enough to read the script (and I even changed my monitor settings…)

    Catherine’s last blog post..The Streak-eared Bulbul in Bangkok

  4. Hoo Don says:

    Thanks Pete and I do wish all your answers were correct, it would certainly have made a very good quiz. Wilai would be delighted to think she could be suggested for entry into a girls under 21 team. With a Christmas mixed grill like that I can see why you head back to France.The go-go club, mirrors and a low price list do not exactly walk hand in hand so I’ve got to give you 0 out of 3 but 10 for effort.

    Mike – I said that if you get 2 out of 3 then you have done well. You were so close to the third. I think any deviousness has come from the Vivitar’s inability to produce a good print. Thanks for a very good effort.

    Catherine – Sorry for wasting your time on monitor settings but the pic is naturally out of focus. I’m a little out of focus myself at the moment after a twelve hour shift and a few beers watching England versus Andorra at football. Chok dee krap.


    1 Pattaya United
    2 Chestnuts
    3 Barbers shop

  5. Catherine says:

    A twelve hour shift? That’s a bit rough. The last time I worked hours like that (employed not self-employed) was in the oil industry. Only they were not called shifts, they were called towers.

    Catherine’s last blog post..The Streak-eared Bulbul in Bangkok

  6. Mike says:

    OK I cheated on the last one, since MTF read it. This created a problem however since I could not explain to her why farangs do this sort of thing i.e. a quiz and not supply the answer as is done in Thai schools.

    Because I lead such a sad life I also wasted about an hour with the football shirt but never thought of your first home in Thailand.


    Mike’s last blog post..Thailand-Thai Tourist Police.

  7. Martyn – I don’t know what establishments you frequented during your misspent youth, but allegedly mirrors are definitely not out of place, so rumour has it, allegedly, someone once told me many years ago. Mind you my memory (of the conversation) might be playing tricks on me.

    You can tell Wilai that I thought it was her younger sister, she looks no more than 18 in that photo 😉

    (Is that worth a free Isaan mixed grill and a JD when I eventually find my way to Udon…)

    Pete, frogblogger’s last blog post..In Thailand money talks, and not in English – Solution? A Thai translator from Bangkok

  8. *lynne* says:

    I knew of #2 (you had left a comment on my blog recently about discovering the availability of chestnuts, right?)… oh well! For #1 I couldn’t get Argentina out of my head, for some reason 😀 For #3, I was thinking massage rates, but it didn’t fit your clue… totally didn’t think of the barber – well done! 🙂

    *lynne*’s last blog post..mustering mutts for marrows!

  9. Talen says:

    I knew #2 was Chestnuts and #3 was a barber shop because my girl loves chestnuts more than roaches and grashoppers combined and I’ve had a haircut recently in Thailand.

    I couldn’t possibly answer #1…I’m American damnit!

    Talen’s last blog post..Phonetic Spelling in Thailand

  10. Hoo Don says:

    Catherine – I wish I had worked in the oil industry, I’ve met many folk in Pattaya who have and they have the sweet smell of money. Being a city boy may I offer that as an excuse for not understanding “towers.”

    Mike – Thanks for spending a sad hour on the football bit. Why do the Thai’s provide the answers to the quiz? I can’t understand that at all.

    Pete – Yes the mirror bit you mention is true, erotic I think they label it and lets be serious would a pretty Thai woman work in a room that didn’t have a mirror. No chance. I told Wilai about the eighteen year old bit and she said “bagmah.”

    Lynne – I can see where the Argentina thought comes from but their stripes are vertical. Very clever with the chestnuts and good of you to remember my comment. Thanks.

    Talen – I had my haircut which is where I obviously took the shot. I don’t know about America but most places in England a haircut is a five minute job. In Thailand they really do take pride in their work and I must have been sat in the chair for a good 20 minutes.

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