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by handdrummer
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: The scourge of Facebook
Replies: 264
Views: 31214

Re: The scourge of Facebook

Only 29 million. I feel much better now.
by handdrummer
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: The Beach Bar
Topic: Clean Hua Hin's beaches movement - Trash Hero
Replies: 253
Views: 35015

Re: Clean Hua Hin's beaches movement - Trash Hero

Just to be perverse; what if private citizens didn't clean the beaches? How long would it be until the Govt. started fining people for littering and making the litterers clean up the beach?
by handdrummer
Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: British Embassy Bangkok to stop Certification of Income Letters
Replies: 106
Views: 3801

Re: British Embassy Bangkok to stop Certification of Income Letters

The discrepancy between married and unmarried income is strange. Do the Thais think it's cheaper to be married than single. I bank with Citibank and they don't issue a passbook, only monthly email statements. I don't know what I'll have to do if Immigration insists on passbooks. The Land of Everythi...
by handdrummer
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: Headphones for TV via AV unit
Replies: 1
Views: 184

Re: Headphones for TV via AV unit

What is the OHM rating on your headphones? If the rating is lower than 4 Ohms you may not have enough power to drive the headphones. Most TV's need at least an 8 Ohm headphone. If you have a pair of earbuds try those. If they work it's probably because of the higher Ohm rating. If not someone else, ...
by handdrummer
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: News
Topic: Animal remains, spent shells found in park poaching case
Replies: 2
Views: 345

?Re: Animal remains, spent shells found in park poaching case

I read an article yesterday, in the Bangkok Times, that said the charges would probably be dismissed for "lack of evidence."
Really?
by handdrummer
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Radiator repair shop Cha-am
Replies: 2
Views: 170

Re: Car Care "Q" & "A"s"

Anyone care to recommend a good radiator repair shop in Hua Hin/Cha am? Preferably one with a post lift so they can see where the actual leak is. Tanaklit on Soi 50. Not a radiator shop but they've done good work on everything on my car. They have a post lift; several. You'll need someone who speak...
by handdrummer
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:40 am
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Petty problems with hua hin immigration
Replies: 17
Views: 966

Re: Petty problems with hua hin immigration

T.O.M. If I had 800,000bht. to leave in a bank for 3 months I would do it. If I had 800,000 bht a yr. I'd be pleased. The only reason I live here is because I can't afford to live in the US; unless I want to live in Hard Times, Mississippi. You misunderstood my post. It is possible to combine savin...
by handdrummer
Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Petty problems with hua hin immigration
Replies: 17
Views: 966

Re: Petty problems with hua hin immigration

Big Boy wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:51 pm
I thought the fine was for 90 day overstay.
Yes, it was. I asked why the 2 offices had 2 different stories. No reply.
by handdrummer
Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Petty problems with hua hin immigration
Replies: 17
Views: 966

Re: Petty problems with hua hin immigration

T.O.M. If I had 800,000bht. to leave in a bank for 3 months I would do it. If I had 800,000 bht a yr. I'd be pleased. The only reason I live here is because I can't afford to live in the US; unless I want to live in Hard Times, Mississippi.
by handdrummer
Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Petty problems with hua hin immigration
Replies: 17
Views: 966

Re: Petty problems with hua hin immigration

I said the officer at Bluport said I could report 2 weeks early or 1 week late. This guy said no, must pay fine. Maybe the man wanted a bribe. Definitely sounds like you bribed him, sort of unknowingly. You can certainly do 90 days reports up to a week later than the date. Did you get a receipt for...
by handdrummer
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Petty problems with hua hin immigration
Replies: 17
Views: 966

Petty problems with hua hin immigration

The whole money thing for a visa is ridiculous. Last Tues. I went in to renew my one yr. retirement visa. When the ossifier calculated my monthly stipend he said he couldn't issue the visa because I was 300bht a month short of the required amount; 65,000 bht. I told him that 2 days ago the $ was .2%...
by handdrummer
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: How can Thailand curb its appalling road fatality rate?
Replies: 269
Views: 23725

Re: How can Thailand curb its appalling road fatality rate?

I also like the motor bikers and bikerettes whose taillights don't work and you can't see them at night.

Old Thai joke: Why do Thais have mirrors on their motorbikes?
So they can look at themselves when stopping at a red light.
by handdrummer
Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: On The Road
Topic: Relocating out of Thailand for an extended period
Replies: 38
Views: 2853

Re: Relocating out of Thailand for an extended period

Trash is endemic across Asia so singling out specific countries isn't really fair. I could post similar photos from not too far away from here where local schools are still burning piles of plastic - Thailand is the sixth largest plastic polluter in the world. How disappointing for the Thais, I'm s...
by handdrummer
Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Hua Hin Launches 'Hua Hin Sky Walk Tower'
Replies: 10
Views: 951

Re: Hua Hin Launches 'Hua Hin Sky Walk Tower'

The equivalent of the HOLLYWOOD sign.
by handdrummer
Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: After Dark
Topic: Soi Selakam
Replies: 51
Views: 2492

Re: Soi Selakam

Stop feeding the beast and it will die of hunger.