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by VincentD
Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: Buying a new laptop
Replies: 135
Views: 12448

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: 661

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: 55
Views: 2346

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: 561

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: 861

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: 561

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...
by VincentD
Fri Nov 03, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: The Beach Bar
Topic: Gas bottle dispute
Replies: 10
Views: 861

Re: Gas bottle dispute

Play these people at their own game. Leave your old, rusty gas bottle in a conspicuous place, and hope someone comes along and steals it. :twisted: Seems to be quite a common phenomenon if the morning news is anything to go by. Once it goes missing, report it as stolen to the police, get your wife t...
by VincentD
Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: The Beach Bar
Topic: Gas bottle dispute
Replies: 10
Views: 861

Re: Gas bottle dispute

Have had this happen before. Learn from it and try not to use the same place. In Bangkok, I have found one vendor who only uses PTT brand new cylinders, so is the only one I patronise. I also bring my gas bottle to the shop and exchange it there. Do not trust the motorcycle delivery people, and reje...
by VincentD
Thu Nov 02, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Home, Lifestyle & Family
Topic: Buying Paint
Replies: 55
Views: 2346

Re: Buying Paint

BB As kids we used to paint our rooms (and the living room) every other Christmas. Any wall paint is typically emulsion paint, you'll need one first coat to get the colour over the stuff you want to cover, and do a final second coat. Emulsion is a water-based paint. When you tell someone here, 'glos...
by VincentD
Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Some Thais' perception of foreigners
Replies: 20
Views: 1600

Re: Some Thais' perception of foreigners

Ooooo. One can write quite an essay on this... :naughty: First off, it depends on where this 'survey' has been conducted. In the lesser known unis, the students tend to follow local protocol and tend to go with the flow, i.e. find an average station in life like running a coffee shop or perhaps sell...
by VincentD
Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: The Beach Bar
Topic: No Water for Many Areas of Hua Hin 30 Oct
Replies: 7
Views: 1166

Re: No Water for Many Areas of Hua Hin 30 Oct

1. Khao Noi 2. Ruam Suk village 3. Lang Khai residence(?) 4. Tarn Diow 5. Suan Ling (translates as monkey garden?) 6. Prommit Pattana 7. Samorphrong pang tisadai Literal spelling to English pronunciation. Hope this helps as I am not familiar with the areas but did find Wat Khao Noi (temple) on Googl...
by VincentD
Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Tips for recycling and reducing plastic use in Thailand
Replies: 25
Views: 2058

Re: Tips for recycling and reducing plastic use in Thailand

The Thais must be some of the worst offenders when it comes to unnecessary packaging . Often get a bewildered look from them when I tell them I don't need that plastic bag . Going back a bit, I think it may have started off as some kind of status thing whereby you were obviously better off if you c...
by VincentD
Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Tips for recycling and reducing plastic use in Thailand
Replies: 25
Views: 2058

Re: Tips for recycling and reducing plastic use in Thailand

....Remove those small plastic bags filled with spoons/forks, condiments, napkins and give them back to the waitress. They pay for the things and will be happy for you not to want them. F' the line at 7-11 or Family Mart. Stand there and take every straw, spoon or whatever you don't want out of the...
by VincentD
Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: The Beach Bar
Topic: Thailand floods of 2017
Replies: 116
Views: 15037

Re: Thailand floods of 2017

Hehe. Pusher boats above, submarine below.. vs Mother Nature :shock: .

Yes, I've had my coffee 8)