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by gerryha
Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: The Beach Bar
Topic: RIP Peter Tydeman
Replies: 6
Views: 2122

Re: RIP Peter Tydeman

Pete was my best friend. He was a real gentleman

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by gerryha
Sun Nov 27, 2016 3:08 am
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Is it true that expats can't have true Thai friends
Replies: 10
Views: 4968

Re: Is it true that expats can't have true Thai friends

The simple answer seems to be it is not possible. I posted a similar question about a year ago. The responses were thoughtful, most had not even considered the guestion before but no one had a friend in the pop round for beer way.
by gerryha
Sat Nov 19, 2016 7:15 am
Forum: News
Topic: Death penalty for corrupt politicians mulled
Replies: 17
Views: 3647

Re: Death penalty for corrupt politicians mulled

By following internaiomal standards does he include having a primary healthcare system, a fit for purpose education system? Perhaps he means having a well trained and well paid police service? What about anti racism measures? Thailand has never concerned itself with international standards.
by gerryha
Sun Sep 11, 2016 2:14 am
Forum: News
Topic: Police presence beefed up as crime wave overwhelms Hua Hin
Replies: 8
Views: 3625

Re: Police presence beefed up as crime wave overwhelms Hua Hin

Oh, very clever! An ex workmate in the UK saw this and on top of the other publicity for the town recently has decided that it sounds like a "wild west town" and has scrubbed it off his first ever tour of the country.
by gerryha
Tue Sep 06, 2016 1:02 am
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: Zampone - how to eat?
Replies: 10
Views: 4179

Re: Zampone - how to eat?

Bought this a while ago. Tried it "raw", warmed in stock, fried and microwaved for a few seconds. I concluded that no matter how I ate it I just wasnt keen on it. I pride myself on trying new foods but the one thing I cannot bring myself to try is those big fat frogs that look like they should be a ...
by gerryha
Fri Sep 02, 2016 2:31 am
Forum: News
Topic: New pedestrian overpass for Market Village
Replies: 46
Views: 8274

Re: New pedestrian overpass for Market Village

Hin is right, it would be far more likely to be used and with bluport about to open MV needs to make its self as consumer friendly as possible.
by gerryha
Thu Aug 18, 2016 7:33 am
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: So... I'm Moving Back to England
Replies: 82
Views: 15610

Re: So... I'm Moving Back to England

Jimmy, guess your English, we can debate normality all day but why not hoast about Englishngirls who will love only you?
by gerryha
Thu Aug 18, 2016 7:08 am
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: So... I'm Moving Back to England
Replies: 82
Views: 15610

Re: So... I'm Moving Back to England

Lot to be said re above, but even if you learn thai you are still a farang therefore you may be worth being
Being a friendnfor commercial gain. Could I ask a further question? For thosse of you in your 60s with a Thai "wife" in her 20s, do you think thats normal? Would you do it in your home country?
by gerryha
Thu Aug 18, 2016 4:03 am
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: So... I'm Moving Back to England
Replies: 82
Views: 15610

Re: So... I'm Moving Back to England

Heartof midlothian, one of the most sensible posts ever. Btw from Dalkeith
by gerryha
Wed Aug 17, 2016 1:09 am
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: So... I'm Moving Back to England
Replies: 82
Views: 15610

Re: So... I'm Moving Back to England

I can hardly believe your post! It encapsulates exactly the reason why, after 11 years, we are leaving Thailand in Jan. It is often said that Thais dont want us here and I no longer want to live where it is made clear on a daily basis that we are not welcome. One of the saddest things is that I have...
by gerryha
Wed Aug 10, 2016 1:37 am
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: Tourist SIM lets government track every move
Replies: 46
Views: 11438

Re: Tourist SIM lets government track every move

I have owned a house here for 11 years and lived here full time for almost half that time but measures like this and the general hostility towards non Thai tax payers has finally worn us down and this afternoon, with great sadness, put our house up for sale.
by gerryha
Fri Aug 05, 2016 1:05 am
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: CTH
Replies: 12
Views: 3237

Re: CTH

For about 2 years now I have been using filmon.com its a free app. For UK tv it essentially has the freeview channels. Also has US, Canadian tv. I have a samsung tablet and an LG smart tv. I simply go to the channel and then "cast" it to the TV. Hate to admit it but love my evening live bargain hunt...
by gerryha
Mon Jul 04, 2016 3:19 am
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: cerial plea
Replies: 10
Views: 4260

Re: cerial plea

They do. You can get big bags of puffed rice from the day market. Enter the top half of the market from the road that splits it in 2 and there is a stall on both sides about 10 m in
by gerryha
Fri Jul 01, 2016 2:44 am
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: cerial plea
Replies: 10
Views: 4260

cerial plea

I'm not asking for world peace nor that all whales should be allowed to live a long and happy life while being given a huge box of krill every crimbo. All I am asking is for some advice to help satisfy a craving that has been building up for 3 months now.I really, really want a bowl of sugar puffs! ...
by gerryha
Sat Jun 11, 2016 1:43 am
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: New 6 pin chipped ATM cards at Thai banks
Replies: 30
Views: 4159

Re: New 6 pin chipped ATM cards at Thai banks

Having read all the above posts, and given my card expires in Jan, I decided to be proactive and went to the main BKK bank branch to ask for a new style card. The lady could not understand why I would want to change my card when my present one works fine and had a blank expression when I explained t...