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by centermid7
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Property & Real Estate
Topic: Property Lease
Replies: 12
Views: 596

Re: Property Lease

The 30/30/30 lease was made invalid by the courts of Phuket and was headed to the Thai Supreme Court although I don't know how that ended up. Indeed, if that is part of the contract even the first 30 years was ruled to be not enforceable.

30 years is the max.
by centermid7
Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: News
Topic: British Embassy in Bangkok To Be Sold Off
Replies: 34
Views: 1219

Re: British Embassy in Bangkok To Be Sold Off

I guess the American Ambassador's place is still on Wireless Road. What a fabulous, but totally unnecessary place (palace) that is. Unless you need to impress... VS We are selling our embassy so that makes it a great opportunity to bash what the Americans are doing. It never ends does it? 555
by centermid7
Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Bangkok Hospital: hope you have health insurance or plenty of cash
Replies: 21
Views: 2023

Re: Bangkok Hospital: hope you have health insurance or plenty of cash

I've read all of these stories - on this forum and others - for many years and I'm pretty much of the opinion that for the most part the treatment, professionalism, and results that anyone gets is often just random chance. I've never thought much of the medical field here in Thailand I don't believe...
by centermid7
Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Education
Topic: Thais rank low again at English
Replies: 77
Views: 4043

Re: Thais rank low again at English

It does annoy me to see their English grades, and I then wonder about the rest of their education. I don't think you really need to wonder. It's pretty much crap across the board. centermid7 ... Are you fluent in Thai ? I am indeed . . . and Lao . . . and French. I am quite handy with German and It...
by centermid7
Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Education
Topic: Thais rank low again at English
Replies: 77
Views: 4043

Re: Thais rank low again at English

Big Boy wrote:
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:59 am
It does annoy me to see their English grades, and I then wonder about the rest of their education.
I don't think you really need to wonder. It's pretty much crap across the board.
by centermid7
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Education
Topic: Thais rank low again at English
Replies: 77
Views: 4043

Re: Thais rank low again at English

" Your Thai may be disappointed when conversing with many brits in HH. "

I know I always am!

Cheers
by centermid7
Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Ask The Expats
Topic: Importing Sporting Equipment
Replies: 5
Views: 496

Re: Importing Sporting Equipment

It's a pretty good bet that customs will get involved.
by centermid7
Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Teeth whitening.. Latest best place?
Replies: 17
Views: 1632

Re: Teeth whitening.. Latest best place?

"Crest White Strips AP"

I've Googled this and do not see anything by that given name. Certainly there are Crest white strips but I don't see an AP. There is 3D and White Lux by Crest.

What have I missed?

Cheers
by centermid7
Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: News
Topic: Chinese tourists (and their habits) surge into Thailand
Replies: 117
Views: 17816

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

Indeed, they don't even need to leave the airport! I was into Swampy and was in the downstairs food court not so long ago and my guess that a couple of planes had landed not only from China but Russia as well (?). Honest to Gawd you needed a whip and chair to have handled that mob. The yelling and p...
by centermid7
Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: The Peril of Bar or Restaurant Ownership
Replies: 18
Views: 1306

Re: The Peril of Bar or Restaurant Ownership

Even in western countries the #1 business failure is the restaurant business. Bars are not far behind. All of that is made worse here in Thailand by the need of work permits, licenses held in the name of a Thai, staffing problems, etc., and all other manner of regulation (real or imaginary by the au...
by centermid7
Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: The Beach Bar
Topic: Hua Hin beaches closed due to dangerous surf
Replies: 13
Views: 857

Re: Hua Hin beaches closed due to dangerous surf

That bay area of PKK can turn into pretty much a washing machine with the tide up and the wind blowing in as it's a crater of an old volcano.
by centermid7
Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Crazy Motorcyclists
Replies: 31
Views: 3512

Re: Crazy Motorcyclists

I'm not sure anybody "condones" it but it is normal. At the least certainly not unusual.
by centermid7
Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: After Dark
Topic: Bar with best pool table in Hua Hin
Replies: 2
Views: 517

Re: Bar with best pool table in Hua Hin

If you will send a picture of the wife I will send a picture of the pool table
by centermid7
Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Thai junta sets firm date for election
Replies: 11
Views: 806

Re: Thai junta sets firm date for election

I don't know that it will make any difference should it actually come to pass.

The new boss is going to be the same as the old boss!
by centermid7
Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: The Beach Bar
Topic: Police corruption, drug tested in Hua Hin
Replies: 82
Views: 8285

Re: Police corruption, drug tested in Hua Hin

johnjar wrote:
Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:13 pm
The cops are just doing their job , if you are stopped and within the law and act in a respectful friendly way there will never be a problem , it's the same all over the world :)
What a bunch of horse pucky - 555