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by Takiap
Sat Sep 22, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Hua Hin Classifieds
Topic: For Sale - 2.2 liter Mitsubishi Triton - price reduced
Replies: 0
Views: 117

For Sale - 2.2 liter Mitsubishi Triton - price reduced

Hi all I have advertised this vehicle on the owner's behalf previously for 480,000 baht. The owner has now decided he will accept less in return for a quick sale. He has just been diagnosed with a very serious health problem, and needs to return to his country ASAP for treatment. There is also no gu...
by Takiap
Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: News
Topic: City Hall joins flap over pigeon-feeding
Replies: 4
Views: 373

Re: City Hall joins flap over pigeon-feeding

I have often seen an elderly Thai man feeding the pigeons down by the beach at 19 Rai (Queens Park) and whenever I see him, I can't help thinking just how inconsiderate he is. He probably thinks he is doing a good deed, but he shouldn't be doing it right in the middle of such a busy and popular area...
by Takiap
Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: News
Topic: Thais discover tasty grilled treat at crocodile BBQ stall in Ratchaburi
Replies: 6
Views: 462

Re: Thais discover tasty grilled treat at crocodile BBQ stall in Ratchaburi

I regularly buy frozen crocodile meat at Makro but I've never tried grilling it. Usually I buy the packets of crocodile soft rib which isn't really ideal for grilling, but it is awesome when fried or cooked in a sort of casserole type recipe. Way, way, way better that pork ribs in terms of tendernes...
by Takiap
Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: The dark secret of Thailands child brides.
Replies: 7
Views: 1141

Re: The dark secret of Thailands child brides.

RCer wrote:
Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:34 pm
The title of this subject is wrong. It should be The Dark Secret of Thailand's Muslim Child Brides.

Buddhists do not practice this despicable thing.
:lach: :lach: :lach: :lach: :lach: :lach: :lach: You have surely got to be joking. :shock:
by Takiap
Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Smoking ex-pats
Replies: 98
Views: 5394

Re: Smoking ex-pats

europtimiste-- History is against you--- there will be more and more restrictions as time goes by. yep, the anti-smoking tide is not about to turn in any of our lifetimes. It will only get more and more anti. The restrictions will increase slowly and steadily. I don't like it, or agree with it but ...
by Takiap
Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: How not to get sick on holiday in Thailand
Replies: 56
Views: 2226

Re: How not to get sick on holiday in Thailand

Well, ever since I first set foot in Thailand back in 1997, I have only had food poisoning once, and I'm inclined to think it was caused by seafood at a Japanese restaurant in Bangkok. Diarrhea I've had a few times, probably once a year in general, but of course that can be caused by any number of t...
by Takiap
Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: ATMs Down
Replies: 10
Views: 803

Re: ATMs Down

You are correct Pete, there were several very unhappy Thais at the bank when I was there this morning. :D

Anyway, I've just checked my online banking, and it appears the problem has now been corrected/fixed.

:cheers:
by Takiap
Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Ask The Expats
Topic: New waste water bill, is it a scam?
Replies: 17
Views: 1520

Re: New waste water bill, is it a scam?

You should be okay without having to buy anything special. Back in the day, if a new house was built and a new septic tank connect, the plumber would start the bacteria ball rolling by tossing in a chicken from the supermarket and it seems to always have worked. With the house we had built in Thaila...
by Takiap
Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: ATMs Down
Replies: 10
Views: 803

Re: ATMs Down

Other banks are not experiencing the same problem but their ATMs also won't work with a Kasikorn card. I tried various banks ATMs and had no luck so I went to the K Bank branch near the Esso filling station and was told their system has a problem. The lady I spoke to told be everything should be wor...
by Takiap
Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:08 am
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: Where does all of the lost phone credit go.
Replies: 7
Views: 476

Re: Where does all of the lost phone credit go.

I thought some time ago, there was a court case about this and the result was the government issuing an order that prevented mobile companies from confiscating unused credit. You are correct, and they did stop for a while, but they are back to their old ways again. As usual, nothing comes before th...
by Takiap
Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Help with visa based on child support
Replies: 10
Views: 646

Re: Help with visa

I'm not sure exactly how it works in a case such as yours, but I am 100% sure that it can be done because a mate of mine was here legally on the basis of supporting his son who lived with him after he and his Thai wife got divorced.

Best of luck. :cheers:
by Takiap
Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: Ask The Expats
Topic: New waste water bill, is it a scam?
Replies: 17
Views: 1520

Re: New waste water bill, is it a scam?

Scout, where can I buy the bio-enzymes? You shouldn't have to buy anything. Providing you don't flush loads of tissue, and providing you don't use copious amounts of chemical cleaners, your septic tank should work just fine. We have the same setup as mentioned above, and in the 10+ years we have ha...
by Takiap
Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Ask The Expats
Topic: New waste water bill, is it a scam?
Replies: 17
Views: 1520

Re: New waste water bill, is it a scam?

Post the letter to the address where it tells you to pay, with a little note saying "Nice Try" You might also want to consider informing both the police and the tourist police, and if you have a Thai wife, get her to take a pic of the letter and share it on Facebook. I certainly would not be paying ...
by Takiap
Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: Which Mobile Phone?
Replies: 425
Views: 42604

Re: Which Mobile Phone?

BTW I'm not one of those people who replaces my phone every couple of months just to have the latest iPhart or whatever, I'll try and eek the last bit of life out of the bastard and only get another one when the current one literally becomes unusable - which this one almost is! :lach: :lach: :lach:...
by Takiap
Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: Which Mobile Phone?
Replies: 425
Views: 42604

Re: Which Mobile Phone?

Samsung is considered a 'mainstream' brand. By this I mean you can find it (and buy it) at practically any phone booth anywhere in the country. Moto, on the other hand, is typically offered at the main phone providers only. So accessories are a lot easier to find for a mainstream phone. Does not ne...