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by VincentD
Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: New drivers must take longer theory training
Replies: 17
Views: 3543

Re: New drivers must take longer theory training

Don't have to worry about this any more, got a 'for life' licence.. the obvious question - how? Back in the day, if you had a long-stay visa (I had PR) you could get them, once you passed a year or so on the initial one-year licence. It was later amended to a five-year period, I guess from a revenu...
by VincentD
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: New drivers must take longer theory training
Replies: 17
Views: 3543

Re: New drivers must take longer theory training

Don't have to worry about this any more, got a 'for life' licence..
by VincentD
Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:52 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Poor choice of dashcams on Lazada!
Replies: 8
Views: 343

Re: Poor choice of dashcams on Lazada!

Since it's a dashcam, you might as well get a front and back one in the same package. I've been through three front facing ones, the reason I've just changed is because the battery in the camera does not keep the date if I don't drive the car for more than a day. I picked one up from a CCTV place, e...
by VincentD
Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: New drivers must take longer theory training
Replies: 17
Views: 3543

Re: New drivers must take longer theory training

Pet peeve, partly related to topic, but mainly a rant provoked by another near miss in Bangkok. I get particularly annoyed with motorcyclists who tend to ride at speed between lanes, it makes it particularly difficult to move across lanes when the move is needed, say to get into a u-turn lane. They ...
by VincentD
Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Liver Tonic
Replies: 13
Views: 613

Re: Liver Tonic

...Check iherb.com. They ship to Thailand from the U.S. I've been dealing with them for years. It generally takes about 2 weeks to receive a package.... --OFF TOPIC-- HD, I've ordered from iherb when in Singapore without problems but have been worried there would be problems importing into Thailand...
by VincentD
Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: The Pros & Cons of Using Aircon
Replies: 20
Views: 1125

Re: The Pros & Cons of Using Aircon

People tend to acclimatize to their environment. Some take longer, others not. Point in question. Many years ago, I went on a job assigmnent to The Netherlands. It was July, around their summer and the temperature was 16 - 18 deg C. I felt cold, coming from a place where the average daily temperatur...
by VincentD
Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: Suggestions, Questions & Announcements
Topic: Alternative way to upload images to the forum.
Replies: 17
Views: 617

Re: Alternative way to upload images to the forum.

Yes, Norseman, I remember well. If I am not mistaken, the kebab machine on that night was courtesy of Buksida? Good times. Also met one or two not so active members on subsequent trips, Bircow is one that comes to mind, and only met Usual Suspect once. Not seen JW for a while but that's what happens...
by VincentD
Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: Suggestions, Questions & Announcements
Topic: Alternative way to upload images to the forum.
Replies: 17
Views: 617

Re: Alternative way to upload images to the forum.

Is image deletion perhaps the reason why I am unable to see the photos from the HHAD birthday party thread circa 31st Jan 2006?
by VincentD
Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: Buying a new laptop
Replies: 132
Views: 11882

Re: Buying a new laptop

Bought an Asus 11" touchscreen model just over three years ago, only 2G RAM but I wanted a larger alternative to my smartphone that would not go to the mobile-enhanced website that some places make you do. Came pre-loaded with Win8 and unfortunately could not change OS. Touchscreen is now wonky, onl...
by VincentD
Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Thai yodeling...
Replies: 4
Views: 614

Re: Thai yodeling...

Normally heard just before a wedding procession is about to start off... one 'yodeler', everyone else responds.. Usually three times..
Also, during celebrations, the Thai version of 'Cheers!' Similar to the Chinese 'Yam Seng' style.. :cheers:
by VincentD
Sat Nov 04, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Home, Lifestyle & Family
Topic: Buying Paint
Replies: 44
Views: 1751

Re: Buying Paint

BB, the paint comes from a well-known Thai paint manufacturer, TOA. I'll leave a link to their product description. With any enamel paint, you need to thin it with a suitable thinner to get the correct consistency, you cannot use it as is straight out of the can. As you say, it will be used only for...
by VincentD
Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: The Beach Bar
Topic: 2017 The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal
Replies: 11
Views: 490

Re: 2017 The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal

What is wrong with people now, has the world gone mad? :( Social media is turning otherwise normal people into borderline thugs perhaps? I tend to agree with this sentiment. Social media actually turns people into introverts imo. Also, flawed policies allowing mass refugee migration, as opposed to ...
by VincentD
Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: The Beach Bar
Topic: Gas bottle dispute
Replies: 10
Views: 755

Re: Gas bottle dispute

Pm migrant to find out where he fills up his gas bottle. It's cheaper and you get the full weight. Also do a survey around you if you're too far away from him. and get the other gas supplier's number from your friendly security guard. And give him a small tip, it's always appreciated, especially giv...
by VincentD
Fri Nov 03, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: The Beach Bar
Topic: 2017 The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal
Replies: 11
Views: 490

Re: 2017 The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal

Sad isn't it? When I was still a young lad in school, we used to help out on flag days, going out in pairs on a Saturday morning with a whole lot of flags (basically a square of paper with a pin stuck through it) and a sealed can with a coin slot. We did this for the Red Cross and many other chariti...