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by mudcat
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: Thai Food Terms Application
Replies: 5
Views: 483

Re: Thai Food Terms Application

I find this Android application helpful as it has photos and categories (e.g. appetizers, drink, mains, and fruits) and more comprehensible menu descriptions than any 'bi-lingual' menu I have seen (albeit less howlers)

https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... d&hl=en_US
by mudcat
Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Sickness - Thai wife/UK husband
Replies: 18
Views: 1231

Re: Sickness - Thai wife/UK husband

In the middle of life plans comes bad news. Once the medical prognosis is firmer and immigration questions answered it may be time to have a sit down and think through together where best to spend the rest of the time you have left. My wife is adamant that she could cope with a seriously ill spouse ...
by mudcat
Sun May 27, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Pros and Cons of Colonization
Replies: 98
Views: 5160

Re: Pros and Cons of Colonization

A bit farther afield than Viet Nam and Cambodia, but not so far as Finland lies Taiwan which was occupied/colonized by Japan for ~50-years (compared to the Pacific Coast of Russia [~40-years], Korea [~35-years], and mainland China [<15-years]). On a visit to Taiwan in May I noted relatively little r...
by mudcat
Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Hundreds of foreigners/teachers arrested in nationwide operation X-Ray Outlaw Foreigner
Replies: 58
Views: 4815

Re: 80 foreigners arrested in nationwide crackdown on schools and teachers

The only problem with Thai DL for ID is that the 5-year validity does not correspond to the passport expriration so the passport # will be out of sync much of the time. I carry a copy of the current passport together with emergency notification #s and contacts as well as health insurance cards and D...
by mudcat
Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Which car would you feel safest in Thailand
Replies: 72
Views: 5441

Re: Which car would you feel safest in Thailand

I would second the recommendation for the Honda 7-seat CRV. Haven't looked but their smaller BRV does a good job of folding the two rear rows of seat down f;at to allow loading of larger purchases. We live up-country and have one of the orphan Chevrolet Spins - bought it for its seven-seat configura...
by mudcat
Sat Jan 27, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: Smartphone screen replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 1781

Re: Smartphone screen replacement

You might check Lazada to see if they have a cost of glass screen/digitizer (typically sold together) or only the complete screen/lcd. Just replaced my wife's Samsung tablet screen/digitizer for ~300 baht using a Chinese screen and instructions on the internet with the help of my stepson (who had dr...
by mudcat
Mon Jun 05, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: OA Visa - 3 questions
Replies: 4
Views: 2677

Re: OA Visa - 3 questions

A multiple-entry O-A is valid for multiple entries of up to one-year each for the first year. So if you re-enter close to the visa expiration date you will be stamped in for another year. You will need a re-entry permit should you need to travel in and of Thailand during your second year. You can ex...
by mudcat
Sat Dec 17, 2016 1:16 am
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: Adobe Pro
Replies: 11
Views: 4449

Re: Adobe Pro

Many people 'lost' Adobe Acrobat as Adobe seems to delight in 'breaking' earlier versions of their software when OS changes - for me I lost 9.0 Pro when Windows 10 did their anniversary upgrade and I am sure when I get back to Thailand I will have lost my copy of Acrobat 8.0 Standard. Even after dil...
by mudcat
Sat Nov 19, 2016 9:16 am
Forum: Ask The Expats
Topic: Electric whirly bird roof vent
Replies: 18
Views: 3567

Re: Electric whirly bird roof vent

I generally believe that a solar installation is more complicated (requiring panel, battery storage for evening use, charge controller) than is warranted for a simple fan controlled by a thermostat. I would be happy to wire up a fan and set it to run off of a timer or thermostat if I could be certai...
by mudcat
Fri Nov 18, 2016 10:59 am
Forum: Ask The Expats
Topic: Electric whirly bird roof vent
Replies: 18
Views: 3567

Re: Electric whirly bird roof vent

SCG offers a 'system' that incorporates an electric rooftop vent, but when I inquired they would not sell the vent fan as a separate item even though we were going to buy our tiles from them. The 'ballpark' quote I received for a 'system' including solar panel, controllers and such was 90,000 baht. ...
by mudcat
Fri Apr 08, 2016 3:08 am
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Border jump/visa run
Replies: 18
Views: 995

Re: Border jump/visa run

Oops - the Security Council foolishly dropped Canada and included USSR (now Russia), which probably gave the Thais qualms.
by mudcat
Fri Apr 08, 2016 3:05 am
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Border jump/visa run
Replies: 18
Views: 995

Re: Sv: Re: Borderjump

Sweden =15-days but Italy = 30-days. And the logic behind this is? TIT? The Group of Seven is a self-appointed group of significant economies who began meeting in 1985 to coordinate policies - members are U.S. Canada, UK, France, Germany, Italy, and Japan. Why the Thai chose this group to extend an...
by mudcat
Wed Apr 06, 2016 8:57 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Border jump/visa run
Replies: 18
Views: 995

Re: Borderjump

Depends on your passport. Group of Seven and Malaysian passport holders get 30-days at land borders, others get 15 no matter how wealthy a country, e.g.Sweden =15-days but Italy = 30-days.
by mudcat
Fri Nov 13, 2015 10:15 am
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Retirement extension based on income not lump sum
Replies: 19
Views: 1955

Re: Retirement extension based on income not lump sum

Can anyone give the current conversion rate that immigration uses? Plug that into your calculator and be sure that your estimate will pass muster at immigration today and where in the historic exchange rate range your pension fails to qualify. If you are close you might establish a smaller (~100K ba...
by mudcat
Mon Oct 26, 2015 1:53 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: What is the real reason you wear a seatbelt?
Replies: 35
Views: 2972

Re: What is the real reason you wear a seatbelt?

My father paid the extra US$50 to have front seat belts installed on a 1963 VW and I never stopped using them. Like many here I often look in vain for seatbelts in Thai vehicles both public and private. It is a never ending struggle to get Thai passengers to buckle up in my 7-seat MPV even though pa...