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by Vital Spark
Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Education
Topic: Thais rank low again at English
Replies: 45
Views: 2544

Re: Thais rank low again at English

I am constantly amazed by the fact that most of the bar girls speak and understand English better than the staff in my bank. It's the difference between what they call 'intrinsic' and 'extrinsic' motivation...those with the 'intrinsic' type (from within) will do much better, but all too often you c...
by Vital Spark
Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: News
Topic: Missing Britain's body found by Cha-Am beach
Replies: 6
Views: 966

Re: Missing Britain's body found by Cha-Am beach

Poor guy. That's way to young to die. I read on another site that 'apparently' he was on medication for some illness. That explanation seems to come up a lot in stories of unexplained deaths in Thailand nowadays, and I fear it's their excuse for not finding the real cause of death. If you're ill, an...
by Vital Spark
Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Entertainment Zone
Topic: Caption Competition
Replies: 9871
Views: 197885

Re: Caption Competition

Toyota tests their radical 'drive by wire' system.
by Vital Spark
Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: British Passport renewal company in Hua Hin?
Replies: 38
Views: 1930

Re: British Passport renewal company in Hua Hin?

I'm sorry, I'm not answering your question, but it's very easy to do it yourself. I renewed my UK passport couple of months ago. One trip to Bangkok to hand in the paperwork, one trip back a few weeks later to pick it up. You can download the application form from the internet. I guess if an agent w...
by Vital Spark
Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Entertainment Zone
Topic: TV series worth downloading
Replies: 745
Views: 43462

Re: TV series worth downloading

Got it, thanks.

VS :cheers:
by Vital Spark
Mon Dec 25, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Where to get a medical certificate
Replies: 16
Views: 997

Re: Where to get a medical certificate

If you take a wander down any main high street you should come across a doctor's clinic (they're almost as prolific as 7/11 shops). And yet you can't name or locate a single one. No, sorry, I can't because I left the area a few years ago, and things change. When I worked in the area, there were qui...
by Vital Spark
Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:44 pm
Forum: Events & Activities
Topic: The Very Merry Christmas Thread - 2017
Replies: 16
Views: 923

Re: The Very Merry Christmas Thread - 2017

Have a wonderful Christmas, everyone.

Thank you, mods, for keeping this fantastic site up and running. I know it's an oldie, but this song just hits the spot.




Cheers :cheers:
VS
by Vital Spark
Sun Dec 24, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: The Beach Bar
Topic: Weather in Hua Hin & Thailand
Replies: 2686
Views: 226532

Re: Weather in Hua Hin & Thailand

Blimey, Pete. That's a massive red blob!! The weather in Nakhon Pathom is considerably warmer today - we're back to late 20s in the degrees. Lovely weather for an al fresco Christmas lunch tomorrow.

VS
by Vital Spark
Sun Dec 24, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Where to get a medical certificate
Replies: 16
Views: 997

Re: Where to get a medical certificate

If you take a wander down any main high street you should come across a doctor's clinic (they're almost as prolific as 7/11 shops).

Good luck,
VS
by Vital Spark
Sun Dec 24, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Where to get a medical certificate
Replies: 16
Views: 997

Re: Where to get a medical certificate

Most clinics will do them, but they're not comprehensive. Sometimes you don't even see the doctor...

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by Vital Spark
Sun Dec 24, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Entertainment Zone
Topic: Caption Competition
Replies: 9871
Views: 197885

Re: Caption Competition

The 'Santa bit my finger' YouTube clip has just gone viral.
by Vital Spark
Sat Dec 23, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Chinese tourists (and their habits) surge into Thailand
Replies: 113
Views: 17065

Re: Chinese tourists (and their habits) surge into Thailand

Just run them over with your loaded trolley.
:lach:

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by Vital Spark
Sat Dec 23, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Chinese tourists (and their habits) surge into Thailand
Replies: 113
Views: 17065

Re: Chinese tourists (and their habits) surge into Thailand

The Chinese tourists shouldn't be allowed near any wildlife - they have absolutely no idea how to conduct themselves and don't follow rules. Can I back this up with evidence? Yes. We visited a national park in Nepal a few years ago. There was a bunch of Chinese tourists staying - much to the disgust...
by Vital Spark
Sat Dec 23, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: The Bitcoin and cryptocurrency thread
Replies: 201
Views: 13618

Re: Bitcoin mining and cryptocurrency thread

One thing to remember is this is NOT investing it is gambling. Totally agree, but if you gamble on a football match or a horse race and your pick doesn't win, you've lost all your money. When 'investing' in Cryptos YOU have total control of your money - you may go in too high and lose a bit, but yo...
by Vital Spark
Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Opening a bank account which bank?
Replies: 54
Views: 9262

Re: Opening a bank account which bank?

Bangkok Bank were by far the most 'foreign friendly' of all the banks we have dealt with. We managed to get a credit card with them (we did have to deposit money, so it's not really a credit card), but it does enable us to rent a car in the UK. We both have work permits, which I think swung the deal...