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by Coldmike
Thu Dec 08, 2016 12:13 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Why do some farang not wear motorcycle helmets?
Replies: 52
Views: 7575

Re: Why do some farang not wear motorcycle helmets?

A lot of the 'helmets' here are just like the toys I bought for my kids. There are no standards. I got a free helmet with a scooter I bought, but I wouldn't feel good letting my dog wear it much less me. ( I brought one from US)
by Coldmike
Sat Nov 14, 2015 12:15 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: This Is How You Could Live in Thailand on $1,000 a Month
Replies: 12
Views: 1629

Re: This Is How You Could Live in Thailand on $1,000 a Month

Then it is crap as the article included property rental costs in the $1000 and most of your other comments go against the statements in the article The article covered a wide range of conditions with assumptions that we may not want or be able to live with. ie $700 per month apartment can work if a...
by Coldmike
Sat Nov 14, 2015 11:16 am
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: This Is How You Could Live in Thailand on $1,000 a Month
Replies: 12
Views: 1629

Re: This Is How You Could Live in Thailand on $1,000 a Month

Not exactly TOTAL crap. Outside of housing and cars, it is realistic to live on $1000 or less. If you can afford to buy a condo (or house with Thai spouse) for cash, then ongoing housing cost is minimal. Little to no property tax and comparatively low condo association fees. Cars are crazy expensive...
by Coldmike
Mon Mar 30, 2015 11:13 am
Forum: The Beach Bar
Topic: A lot of BIG Jellyfish at the moment
Replies: 71
Views: 20687

Re: A lot of BIG Jellyfish at the moment

I've had a wierd fantasy dream about getting stung and having a beautiful babe drop her bottom to piss on the sting on me. Thanks for ruining that. Pour vinegar on me? Yuck!
by Coldmike
Mon Feb 09, 2015 1:07 am
Forum: Property & Real Estate
Topic: Hua Hin weighed down by oversupply of condos and houses
Replies: 32
Views: 7377

Re: Hua Hin weighed down by oversupply of condos and houses

The enormous Hua Hin Energy project is nowhere near completion. A few buildings look close, but the bulk of the project has a long way to go. Most of the units fall into the above mentioned group of condos with little or no actual sea view and are quite a long walk to the beach. Especially frighteni...
by Coldmike
Sun Nov 09, 2014 10:38 am
Forum: Events & Activities
Topic: Hua Hin Classic Cars, Nov 28-30 '14 with Early Photos
Replies: 27
Views: 2772

Re: Hua Hin / Khao Takiab Classic Car Show.

a10ams wrote:I enquired about exhibiting my car at the next one.
What kind of wheels do you have? I'll be watching the thread too to see where/when and I hope to be there.
by Coldmike
Mon May 26, 2014 11:29 am
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Could I Retire in Thailand with 45,000 baht/month?
Replies: 51
Views: 4796

Re: Could I Retire in Thailand with 45,000 baht/month?

wow lots of different opinions here. If you dont play golf and avoid buying bottles of wine then everything else is very cheap including girls. I have lived in Hua Hin and BKK and the costs are very similar, with the cost of beer being maybe 20-30 baht cheaper in HH. The cost of girls a lot cheaper...
by Coldmike
Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:06 am
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: What's the hottest (chilli) food you've ever eaten?
Replies: 31
Views: 2204

Re: What's the hottest (chilli) food you've ever eaten?

Panang Curry is sometimes prepared with peanut butter. It'll be a little thick and usually isn't made too spicy, but can be if desired. My hottest was at a buffalo wing restaurant in the Chicago area. I knew one of the cooks and he gave me a chili concentrate that they used to mix their wing sauce. ...
by Coldmike
Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:34 am
Forum: Property & Real Estate
Topic: Life on the Dark Side - (The Black Mountain) - Pros
Replies: 31
Views: 4712

Re: Life on the Dark Side - (The Black Mountain) - Pros

HHF, don't feel so bad. I'm American too and am nearing retirement and think about all of the issues above. I'd love to do what you did, but fear the same financial fate. That being said, the states aren't that great a place to be now either. Retirement in the US would be great if you're wealthy wit...
by Coldmike
Mon Feb 17, 2014 12:28 pm
Forum: Property & Real Estate
Topic: Condo or freestanding house?
Replies: 11
Views: 1734

Re: Condo or freestanding house?

Ginjaninja wrote:Condo for me :wink:

Parking, pool, gym, 24hr security, hot blondes by the pool 8)

Size is the only major con for me; for a reasonable sized condo say 100sq/mtr.. you gotta cough up the BHT.

GN.
Hot Blondes by the pool in Thailand? Oh yeah baby! .....Where?
by Coldmike
Mon Feb 17, 2014 12:18 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Family pressures on thai wives of farang
Replies: 21
Views: 2815

Re: Family pressures on thai wives of farang

My situation is similar to HHF's, but there can still be issues. Family is pretty much not a problem, but we have several 'mixed' marriage friends and there does seem to be a 'keeping up with the Jones's' feeling by many of them. My wife gets a bit caught up in that and I find myself paying for thin...
by Coldmike
Sun Jun 09, 2013 11:47 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Speed Cameras/Speed Limits
Replies: 64
Views: 5082

Re: Speed Cameras/Speed Limits

Are these speed traps using radar to detect speed? If so, radar detectors would be quite useful unless they are illegal in Thailand.
Since no one has posted that they use one, I'll assume they're not legal, but has anyone been caught with one and what penalties were experienced?
by Coldmike
Sun Mar 17, 2013 1:20 pm
Forum: Property & Real Estate
Topic: Seaside spots on the crest of a wave
Replies: 1
Views: 1053

Re: Seaside spots on the crest of a wave

Seaside? The developments near me in S. Chaam advertise as 'seaside' or 'oceanfront' but in reality offer only a small access to the ocean. Most have maybe 30 - 50 m of oceanfront and spread out to several hundred meters at Petchkasem with thousands of sq m in the middle . Like many new Hua Hin deve...
by Coldmike
Sun Dec 09, 2012 1:07 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Have You Quit Smoking?
Replies: 80
Views: 8990

Re: Have You Quit Smoking?

Best way is cold turkey. It wil be hard and horrible for a few days or weeks, but not months. Don't quit cuz someone wants you to.... wont work. You must really, really want to quit to quit. Bubbly talked about inconveniences regarding flying, etc. I quit exactly because smoking was controlling my l...
by Coldmike
Sat Nov 10, 2012 12:53 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Hua Hin Police Traffic Stops
Replies: 213
Views: 14596

Re: Hua Hin Police Traffic Stops

Yea, I wouldn't wear a strange helmet either. I've never been on back of a bike thats been waved over anyway. While driving, I avoid eye contact too and it works for me. In cars or pickups, I've been waved over a few times when I wasn't paying attention and one look inside the car seeing a farang ha...