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by J.J.B.
Fri Nov 24, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: After Dark
Topic: Cocktail bars
Replies: 26
Views: 819

Re: Cocktail bars

Red Piano, the restaurant, has just reopened as ‘ACE’ after a refit and appears to be serving cocktails. It’s on Soi Kanjanomai, the small alley on the left as you’re walking towards the Hilton from the main road down to the Centara. I haven’t been yet but used to go to Red Piano a fair bit and foun...
by J.J.B.
Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Home, Lifestyle & Family
Topic: Best Hua Hin tailors?
Replies: 38
Views: 11845

Re: Best Hua Hin tailors?

Photobucket axed my previous picture of the shop mentioned on soi 80 and I never actually made it there. Is this the one? Photo taken January, 2017. Looks like the name is Pornpen Tailor Hua Hin tailor.JPG This is the one I've used for the past five years. Great people and great quality work. They ...
by J.J.B.
Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Property & Real Estate
Topic: House market in Hua Hin
Replies: 31
Views: 1803

Re: House market in Hua Hin

Midsman wrote:
Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:49 pm
Dont spend money in a country like Thailand what you cannot afford to lose.
Couldn’t agree more, I call this “Rule Number One”!

Caveat emptor.
by J.J.B.
Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Property & Real Estate
Topic: Renting A House In Hua Hin
Replies: 5
Views: 573

Re: Renting A House In Hua Hin

Agreed. So much of this depends on the agent you choose.

So choose wisely!
by J.J.B.
Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Property & Real Estate
Topic: Legality of property agent email correspondence
Replies: 17
Views: 660

Re: Legality of email correspondence

We had an aborted sale on our house earlier in the year for different reasons than above but with a similar outcome: no deal. We, as the seller, had to pay for the legal contract to be drawn-up with our lawyer (Chavalit) and it was a fixed fee agreement for somewhere between 50-60k Baht. The agent, ...
by J.J.B.
Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: The Digital Surgery
Replies: 2552
Views: 135378

Re: The Digital Surgery

I bought a black and white HP laser printer in Market Village 9 years ago and changed the cartridge for the first time in June this year. Due to the age of my laptop and dying battery I’m considering dispensing with a laptop and buying a new WiFi laser printer and printing from my iPad/iPhone. Any ...
by J.J.B.
Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: The Digital Surgery
Replies: 2552
Views: 135378

Re: The Digital Surgery

I got sick of ink cartridges drying out, even in the UK, so got a colour laser printer instead. Not too much more outlay than an inkjet, the after-market cassettes are about the same price as an OEM inkjet cartridge. It’s no use for photo printing but that can be taken to a shop who will use a dye s...
by J.J.B.
Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Foo
Topic: Thailand to England move
Replies: 25
Views: 634

Re: Back in the UK after 14 years

Insurance-wise you could look at some of the firms that offer the fitment of a ‘black box’ device to lower your premiums in the first couple of years until you build-up your no claims discount. When I insured my daughter’s car, they offered a 10 month as 12 option so she could build the no claims mo...
by J.J.B.
Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Dutchman arrested in Hua Hin for alleged child sex abuse
Replies: 20
Views: 1649

Re: Dutchman arrested in Hua Hin for alleged child sex abuse

From what I see in the newspaper, the parents sold a 10 year old boy for sex. It’s not clear what your point is here, does that somehow make it alright? Did I say that? Get a grip. It’s why I asked. I don’t believe you meant to convey that meaning for one second but it is one interpretation of your...
by J.J.B.
Tue Nov 07, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Dutchman arrested in Hua Hin for alleged child sex abuse
Replies: 20
Views: 1649

Re: Dutchman arrested in Hua Hin for alleged child sex abuse

Big Boy wrote:
Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:57 pm
It doesn't make it right, but shouldn't the boy's parents be arrested as well for soliciting the deal?
One would hope so, they are an accessory to a crime.
by J.J.B.
Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Dutchman arrested in Hua Hin for alleged child sex abuse
Replies: 20
Views: 1649

Re: Dutchman arrested in Hua Hin for alleged child sex abuse

404cameljockey wrote:
Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:32 pm
From what I see in the newspaper, the parents sold a 10 year old boy for sex.
It’s not clear what your point is here, does that somehow make it alright?
by J.J.B.
Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Police raid Hua Hin party house
Replies: 16
Views: 2076

Re: Police raid Hua Hin party house

Mr Somporn said the owners of the two houses would be summonsed for questioning. They would initially face charges of using the houses as a hotel without a permit. Additional charges would follow later, the assistant governor said. And there lies the problem. Many of the house owners have no idea w...
by J.J.B.
Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Smoking ban on Hua Hin and Thai beaches, jail time for offenders
Replies: 100
Views: 7790

Re: Smoking ban on Hua Hin and Thai beaches, jail time for offenders

HHTel wrote:
Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:00 am
Ooops! 2018

God knows where 1980 came from.
Maybe it’s not a Smoking Box but a Tardis!
:rasta:
by J.J.B.
Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: The Beer Thread
Replies: 724
Views: 77114

Re: The Beer Thread

JJB It sounds good just like Barley Wine Beer they sold in uk years ago, with a very strong taste, in small bottles and was considered a tonic, and a very appropriate brew for Christmas time :) Yes, not dissimilar to a Barley Wine from a strength perspective but this is heavily hopped for flavour, ...
by J.J.B.
Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:30 am
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Some Thais' perception of foreigners
Replies: 20
Views: 1479

Re: Some Thais' perception of foreigners

JJB--You say your father remained a bigot and racist despite having time in the British Army. I can assure you that the Armed Forces is no place to lessen those feelings. The British Army saw it as their mandate to keep the "natives" in line. Let me correct my miscommunication. My father was a bigo...