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by caller
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: The Chicken Bone Man
Replies: 11
Views: 520

Re: The Chicken Bone Man

I was in KFC in Silom once when a guy sat outside would wait for people to leave, then come in and help himself to whatever they had left behind. This seemed to be accepted, but it freaked me out watching him come and go when I was eating. Very uncomfortable and there was nothing out of the ordinary...
by caller
Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Tips for recycling and reducing plastic use in Thailand
Replies: 180
Views: 12231

Re: Tips for recycling and reducing plastic use in Thailand

I used to chat with him regularly back around 1988/89 when he only had the one shop. He was also the first one to open a separate wine shop. Have not seen him recently, but up until about a year ago he was still at work everyday! His name is Surapong Poosanakhom. If it's the rather eccentric lookin...
by caller
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Hua Hin Classifieds
Topic: I'm looking for a job as PA Assistant etc...
Replies: 3
Views: 525

Re: I'm looking for a job as PA Assistant etc...

I guess it depends if any potential employer is Thai or farang and how they would perceive such a private enterprise? It's not unusual for Thai's to have a small business in addition to the day job. My other half even get's 'own business' day's off as part of her leave entitlement. Although she does...
by caller
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: MSG in Thai food
Replies: 16
Views: 1042

Re: MSG inThai food

I thought it had been declared well and truly safe! Scientists have been testing it for years and whilst they say too much won't be good for you and just as with any food, some have sensitivities towards it, for most, it's perfectly safe. Just a quick check on the net showed this to be the case and ...
by caller
Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: 90 day report in another province
Replies: 2
Views: 455

Re: 90 day report in another province

Yes, when registered at Korat, I did 90 day reports in Khon Kaen and Hua Hin. No questions asked at either. But I did have back up with evidence of address if needed.
by caller
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: The scourge of Facebook
Replies: 250
Views: 30060

Re: The scourge of Facebook

Yes, I have to say that it's all beginning to smell of censorship. Maybe if English wasn't the common language, they'd be okay?

On saying that, I think Alex Jones is a prat.
by caller
Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Accommodation
Topic: Hotel Customer Behaviors Towards Sustainability
Replies: 33
Views: 1822

Re: Hotel Customer Behaviors Towards Sustainability

I have to say that with the best will in the World, it's a fairly meaningless survey.

As for the Phuket article. Why wait to change to bottled water? Many hotels already provide that in any case.
by caller
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: The Beach Bar
Topic: Thailand Floods of 2018
Replies: 69
Views: 4800

Re: Thailand Floods of 2018

Glad I returned from Bkk earlier today. Because of all the reports I was half expecting water on the road between the two hospitals, but all was good.
by caller
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Flights, Airlines & Airports
Topic: Hua Hin airport due for upgrade
Replies: 13
Views: 1584

Re: Hua Hin airport due for upgrade

The understudy wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:06 pm
Yes I am back
Your’s The understudy!!!
And it's good to see you back here! :thumb:
by caller
Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Tips for recycling and reducing plastic use in Thailand
Replies: 180
Views: 12231

Re: Tips for recycling and reducing plastic use in Thailand

Mea Culpa--- my cynicism is inappropriate Not really! I was on foot yesterday, so decided some heavier purchases could wait until we passed another TOPS in the car, en route to where we were heading earlier. And whilst they had the re-usable bags at 29 baht, plastic was still king. They had no idea...
by caller
Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Tips for recycling and reducing plastic use in Thailand
Replies: 180
Views: 12231

Re: Tips for recycling and reducing plastic use in Thailand

oakdale160 wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:51 pm
That is very suspicious--is it just a gesture to the farangs or possibly a realization that you cant persuade Thai people to change.
Neither. At check out there were no plastic bags. Everyone was being given the paper bag as shown above or one without handles, irrespective of nationality.
by caller
Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Tips for recycling and reducing plastic use in Thailand
Replies: 180
Views: 12231

Re: Tips for recycling and reducing plastic use in Thailand

oakdale160 wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:10 pm
Do the bags have the same message in Thai on the reverse side??
Nope. English both sides. I wonder why?
by caller
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Tips for recycling and reducing plastic use in Thailand
Replies: 180
Views: 12231

Re: Tips for recycling and reducing plastic use in Thailand

Well, a huge surprise at TOPS Thonglor earlier. They have done away with the use of plastic bags. They now use paper bags instead and had other reusable bags on sale at 29 baht, which puts VM to shame, who charge 80 baht. All the info is on the bag. Plenty of space in there! https://s19.postimg.cc/v...
by caller
Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: The Beach Bar
Topic: Thailand Floods of 2018
Replies: 69
Views: 4800

Re: Thailand Floods of 2018

I was at Pranburi Dam last Friday (27th July) and it was certainly looking pretty full. I took a few phone pics, so excuse quality. https://s19.postimg.cc/c6ceqelyb/20180727_140850.jpg https://s19.postimg.cc/qpjjrtmsz/20180727_140854.jpg https://s19.postimg.cc/ulwvntn83/20180727_140028.jpg https://s...
by caller
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: News
Topic: Yingluck gets 10-year visa from UK
Replies: 34
Views: 1618

Re: Yingluck gets 10-year visa from UK

My feelings on this are that she clearly has passport(s) to enable her to travel and presumably has some sort of UK visa. Why would she openly advertise her whereabouts on Instagram other than to create news in Thailand, making the junta look stupid in the process but potentially putting herself at ...