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by buksida
Sun Sep 24, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Foo
Topic: Back in the UK after 14 years
Replies: 36
Views: 1393

Re: Back in the UK after 14 years

Having just spent half a year in the UK I'll post my very brief pros and cons ... Pro UK life Driving - it is a breeze, people are not trying to kill you every time you get on the road. Everyone follows the rules, no stress. Cars – amazingly cheap, can get really good deals but the tax and insurance...
by buksida
Sat Sep 23, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: The i-things - Apple devices and software thread
Replies: 168
Views: 20375

Re: The i-things - Apple devices and software thread

CHeers, I was just going to launch it as I hate the things, but it seems to be functioning ok so maybe the kids may have use for it.
by buksida
Sat Sep 23, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: News
Topic: Security at Hua Hin to be stepped up for high season
Replies: 9
Views: 535

Re: Security at Hua Hin to be stepped up for high season

Yep, it did say 'Thais and foreigners' so the jump they're predicting is a domestic one. There are certainly more Thai tourists in Prachuap than there ever were before.
by buksida
Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: The i-things - Apple devices and software thread
Replies: 168
Views: 20375

Re: The i-things - Apple devices and software thread

Cheers, doesn't look too bad - will give it a go.
by buksida
Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: The Beach Bar
Topic: Clean Hua Hin's Beaches Movement
Replies: 63
Views: 14744

Re: Clean Hua Hin's Beaches Movement

Time to ditch plastic excuses and save the seas For years now it has been a habit of mine to pocket a few used (but clean) plastic bags before heading to the supermarket. I remember at first I would often get a funny look as I handed one of these to the person at the register. They couldn't fathom ...
by buksida
Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: Flights, Airlines & Airports
Topic: Govt: hellish airport immigration queues must end
Replies: 22
Views: 1760

Re: Govt: hellish airport immigration queues must end

I'm from the UK and I went throught it, there were no queues and the staff don't tell you that you can use any line.
by buksida
Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: The Beer Thread
Replies: 668
Views: 71940

Re: The Beer Thread

One thing I have noticed after a recent break from it is how rotten you feel the following day after over indulging on Thai beer. You don't get the same feeling from drinking beer in other countries - there are definitely some nasties in the beer here. Go easy on it!
by buksida
Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:44 am
Forum: Flights, Airlines & Airports
Topic: Govt: hellish airport immigration queues must end
Replies: 22
Views: 1760

Re: Govt: hellish airport immigration queues must end

Pretty bad queues at Swampy last week, I went through the ASEAN section which moved much faster, all the farangs stay in the foreign passort section - you don't have to.
by buksida
Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Security at Hua Hin to be stepped up for high season
Replies: 9
Views: 535

Security at Hua Hin to be stepped up for high season

As the high season for tourism at Hua Hin in Prachuap Khiri Khan province has set to begin in October, the provincial police will step up security measures, including use of helicopters for rescue operations along the coastline, Pol Maj Gen Angkul Klaiklueng says. Pol Maj Gen Angkul, commnder of the...
by buksida
Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: The i-things - Apple devices and software thread
Replies: 168
Views: 20375

Re: The i-things - Apple devices and software thread

I have acquired a Macbook Pro, have no interest in the thing myself so was going to give it to the kids or donate it somewhere. It still has a lot of the previous owner’s data and software on it though so is there an easy way to format or factory reset it? I don’t need the hassle or expense of setti...
by buksida
Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Thai Passport Clinic In Prachuap Kiri Khan
Replies: 1
Views: 2818

Re: Thai Passport Clinic In Prachuap Kiri Khan

Anyone know if you can still renew a Thai passport in Prachuap?

Or is it a long drive to Suratthani?
by buksida
Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: Bitcoin mining and cryptocurrency thread
Replies: 59
Views: 4633

Re: Bitcoin mining and cryptocurrency thread

It is not surprising that the market is volatile with wankers like this manipulating it: JP Morgan Trades Bitcoin ETN for Clients After CEO Calls It a 'Fraud' JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon made headlines last week for his harsh words on cryptocurrencies, and he saved special vitriol for bitcoin in parti...
by buksida
Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: UK visa for Thai wife/girlfriend
Replies: 39
Views: 4945

Re: UK visa for Thai wife/girlfriend

These guys will do it, but its not cheap: http://www.huahinforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=33307

It is not that difficult to do it yourself, ask here if you need any info.
by buksida
Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: News
Topic: Govt to increase alcohol tax again
Replies: 89
Views: 9218

Re: Govt to increase alcohol tax again

Oops, yeah, my RSS feed is showing me old articles!
by buksida
Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: News
Topic: Govt to increase alcohol tax again
Replies: 89
Views: 9218

Re: Govt to increase alcohol tax again

New tax rates to earn extra 12 billion baht to state coffer The Excise Department says the new tax rates effective today (Sept 16) will raise prices of unhealthy foods and drinks, while generating 12 billion baht more on taxes from them annually. Director-general of the Excise Department Mr Somchai...