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by VincentD
Fri Mar 04, 2005 4:19 pm
Forum: The Beach Bar
Topic: Another hit-and-run accident
Replies: 29
Views: 3582

Haha... The wife is always complaining that she needs the exercise, but will wait ten minutes AND pay the motorsai seven baht for the 200 meter walk to the end of my soi instead of walking. Go figure. She used to be a good badminton player, just that work and family caught up with both of us over th...
by VincentD
Fri Mar 04, 2005 10:27 am
Forum: The Beach Bar
Topic: Another hit-and-run accident
Replies: 29
Views: 3582

Wow! I didn't know those things went that fast! My uncle used to have a Lambretta when I was a kid, I used to love sitting in the second seat behind him. I'm aware of the speed limits; it's 90 kmh on typical two-way traffic roads, but on the divided highways you are now allowed to do 120, up from 11...
by VincentD
Mon Feb 21, 2005 4:34 pm
Forum: The Beach Bar
Topic: Another hit-and-run accident
Replies: 29
Views: 3582

Any unnecessary loss of life is sad indeed. But you cannot put the blame squarely on the police; the level of vehicle maintenance leaves a lot to be desired, as I have almost run down some motorcyclist who was riding without lights on the wrong side and almost in the middle of a major provincial (bu...
by VincentD
Mon Jan 10, 2005 12:03 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Is this normal
Replies: 5
Views: 2506

Hello John Not to dampen your spirits, but the better-looking ones with language skills and working at a fairly 'plush' hotel are probably looking out to better their own situation. Not everyone wants to fork out for a really plush hotel, so she may just be narrowing down the list of future prospect...
by VincentD
Thu Dec 30, 2004 8:41 pm
Forum: The Beach Bar
Topic: Seasons Greetings from HHAD
Replies: 5
Views: 1015

Cheers, Lev, and all the other surfers on this board. Do have a merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Was in $ingapore over Christmas, should've spent it in HH in retrospect...

Vincent
by VincentD
Fri Dec 10, 2004 11:19 am
Forum: The Beach Bar
Topic: Bangkok Jazz Fest. Dec. 18-19. Anyone want to go?
Replies: 1
Views: 580

Ooooo! Lovely! That settles next weekend. Being based in Bangers is an advantage sometimes 8)
by VincentD
Mon Dec 06, 2004 10:12 pm
Forum: The Beach Bar
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT!! EXTREME CAUTION WHEN HIRING A CAR
Replies: 13
Views: 6544

After helling down the dual carriagway at 140-160 kph,
You were doing that in a hired car?
:shock:
by VincentD
Thu Nov 04, 2004 8:21 am
Forum: The Beach Bar
Topic: Forum Statistics
Replies: 2
Views: 1160

Hi Lev I would guess that most of the people with more than 50 posts under their belt would be expected to be the administrators. :) For myself, I do like to drop in and take a quick look around the board for things of interest almost every day. However, being based in Bangkok means I'm not in the t...
by VincentD
Sun Oct 17, 2004 9:24 am
Forum: The Beach Bar
Topic: Why do I have to choose this weekend to visit HH??!
Replies: 1
Views: 775

Why do I have to choose this weekend to visit HH??!

I just found out there's a local election, almost everything was closed by 9 pm last night :cuss: I eventually ended up at the Sunshine German restaurant, the food tastes like it came from Foodland. :) At least you could get a beer last night. The whole of Sunday's a dry day, no one is selling beers...
by VincentD
Fri Oct 15, 2004 8:04 am
Forum: The Beach Bar
Topic: The Haunted Railway
Replies: 3
Views: 1134

Jaime, I don't make it down to HH more than twice to three times a year, so I am not familiar with the level of development going on. And it's normally with the wife and kids so we'll find someplace near the beach to spend the weekend. In fact, I may just be in Cha-am this weekend. You're right abou...
by VincentD
Thu Oct 14, 2004 2:44 pm
Forum: North Of Hua Hin
Topic: Anyone recommend Cha Am???
Replies: 20
Views: 8535

It's a nice weekend retreat from Bangkok with the wife and the kids, and maybe a few friends to boot. The hotels on the beach are reasonable, it's one of the few places left where the beach is still the beach (meaning no buildings, shops etc between the beach and the road - I remember Patong beach l...
by VincentD
Thu Oct 14, 2004 2:14 pm
Forum: The Beach Bar
Topic: The Haunted Railway
Replies: 3
Views: 1134

The level crossings at HH are 'protected', meaning there is an actual barrier that comes down to prevent traffic from passing when the train goes through. (Nothing to do with ghosts) It is the ignorant attitude of people that get them killed. Even in broad daylight. What the station master has said ...
by VincentD
Wed Sep 01, 2004 8:16 am
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: Tiger Beer now brewed in Thailand ... there is a Buddha!
Replies: 3
Views: 1531

Yes, I used to like Tiger a lot when I was working in $ingapore. Another favourite there was Anchor. And ABC stout. Didn't see Tiger at Foodland last time I was there, but did get it at the small Family Mart store. Will look again next time I'm at Foodland.

Cheers!

:cheers:
by VincentD
Tue Aug 10, 2004 8:06 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: How did you find Hua Hin Forum?
Replies: 365
Views: 60087

My brother told me about this website, he was searching for hotels in HH. It's funny, though. I've been in the kingdom 16 years, based in Bangkok, and I had absolutely no idea there were so many watering holes around HH. Absolutely loved the Jazz festival :D , and will make sure to catch the complet...
by VincentD
Fri Jul 23, 2004 12:06 pm
Forum: After Dark
Topic: Getting women in HH
Replies: 28
Views: 10316

This thread has touched a raw nerve somewhere, here are my two pennies worth... The girls working in the bars are people, with feelings and a life. Many turn to this kind of life out of necessity. Many do not 'go with customers' but are quite content with the basic wage and scrounged drinks. I go to...