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by VincentD
Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Home, Lifestyle & Family
Topic: What do you grow in your garden
Replies: 7
Views: 644

Re: What do you grow in your garden

Typical Thai stuff - two types of basil, (krapow and hualapha), lemongrass, chili plants and a kafir lime leaf tree. Also have a curry leaf tree, small lime and Thai lime trees. Lots of fruit. Trying my hand at other herbs - the rosemary plant is still alive, and the lemon basil is sprouting. Tomato...
by VincentD
Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Expressway death sparks new purge
Replies: 12
Views: 611

Re: Expressway death sparks new purge

More pie in the sky and knee jerk reaction. There are not enough traffic police in all of Thailand to have any chance of stopping this practice. Put another zero on the fine and it may stop 5% of them. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Expressway death sparks new purge ht...
by VincentD
Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Help with car tax renewal
Replies: 30
Views: 788

Re: Help with car tax renewal

Ah. Nereus, was on page 1, screen did not refresh. My bad :oops:
by VincentD
Sat Aug 25, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Help with car tax renewal
Replies: 30
Views: 788

Re: Help with car tax renewal

How old is the car? If over 7 years you need to get the thing inspected for roadworthiness, and these roadworthiness places also will (try) to sell you the Por Ror Bor (compulsory insurance, which you will need) to boot. They usually have an additional service where they bring all the documents to t...
by VincentD
Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: Which Mobile Phone?
Replies: 425
Views: 42603

Re: Which Mobile Phone?

Takiap, I got the ACER because I believed that if they made decent computers, a mobile phone shouldn't have been that bad. At least the GPS was better than the ASUS with the big battery I was also considering at the time. No, definitely not recommended. That's why I (finally) got the Sony touchscree...
by VincentD
Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: Which Mobile Phone?
Replies: 425
Views: 42603

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 nec...
by VincentD
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: Which Mobile Phone?
Replies: 425
Views: 42603

Re: Which Mobile Phone?

Mid-range phones (like the one BB is using) now have similar specs to the flagship models, and are usually slightly smaller in size. The flagships are now too big to fit in my hip pocket comfortably so I am soldiering on with the Sony Xperia Z3 compact. That was a flagship phone in it's day, and for...
by VincentD
Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: The Beach Bar
Topic: Thailand Floods of 2018
Replies: 99
Views: 8276

Re: Thailand Floods of 2018

Does anyone have any advice on how to prepare in the event that things get really bad? Glad we bought the Everest now but thinking along the lines of an emergency grab-bag, some climbing rope... all that good 'prepper' kinda stuff. GN. When the flooding was imminent back in 2011, we rented two room...
by VincentD
Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: Local TV via aerial transmission - still available?
Replies: 21
Views: 964

Re: Local TV via aerial transmission - still available?

Well just went to take a peek at the antenna, it's on her sister's place next door. Tiny thing about a foot and a half long and less than half as wide. Think UHF. Hin, you still have an att meter? Reminds me of the days I had a large inverted 'V' with balun in the back yard about 4 meters across.. B...
by VincentD
Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: car air condition unit repair
Replies: 6
Views: 311

Re: car air condition unit repair

Joelle, if yours is an older model, most car aircon shops should be able to do it. I think the a/c unit on the Lancer is quite basic.
by VincentD
Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: Local TV via aerial transmission - still available?
Replies: 21
Views: 964

Re: Local TV via aerial transmission - still available?

Lots of years since I have paid any attention to TVs but I believe the DVB-T2 set top box only changes the newly mandated digital signal back to analog so older TVs can work on the new signal. Yes. But do note, many new boxes will only have a HDMI plug output, AVI (red, white and yellow plugs) is b...
by VincentD
Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: Local TV via aerial transmission - still available?
Replies: 21
Views: 964

Re: Local TV via aerial transmission - still available?

Analog transmissions are no longer available. You have two choices - one is the digital set-top box, for which an external aerial (sold seperately) is recommended over the rabbit ears (which I found did not work well at all). However, do note that the selection is abysmal at most. The other option (...
by VincentD
Sun Jul 29, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Is your car connected
Replies: 1
Views: 234

Re: Is your car connected

I am quite aware of this 'connectivity' trend, starting with the 'Start Button' in all the newer cars. They are all connected to the keyfob and if you have the correct code, don't need a key at all once you have gained access to the car's 'brain'. I was okay with the trend when the code was built in...
by VincentD
Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Home, Lifestyle & Family
Topic: Where to buy Plant Seeds? (Fruits, herbs, vegetables)
Replies: 16
Views: 921

Re: Where to buy Plant Seeds? (Fruits, herbs, vegetables)

For the kind of seeds you're looking for about the only place you can find them (now) is next to the Or Tor Gor market in Chatuchak. My last batch of parsley thyme, sage and stuff I got from Singapore but a walk around Chatuchak two weeks ago I found these. Some places also have rosemary plants. Hyd...
by VincentD
Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: Nescafe
Replies: 104
Views: 10249

Re: Nescafe

Good Saturday a.m. Just had a coffee (instant) and this thread popped up. Was looking at the coffee jars this morning, and avoided to Nescafe Gold as I find it rather bland. My wife has been bringing back a brand called Tchibo Gold, much better than Nescafe, and apparently from Germany. Disclaimer: ...