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by oakdale160
Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Affordable Health Insurance For Expats
Replies: 43
Views: 3175

Re: Affordable Health Insurance For Expats

BB--My post was in response to Gregjam writing that going back to theUK and using the NHS was an option.
by oakdale160
Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Borrowing 'Show' Money to Obtain Visa
Replies: 43
Views: 2088

Re: Borrowing 'Show' Money to Obtain Visa

Do you remember years ago they used to have machines at airports that sold flight insurance--- pay a little and your family picks up a big check if the plane goes down, of course, the family have to know about the policy So what about machines at the airport before immigration that sell not 100b pol...
by oakdale160
Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Affordable Health Insurance For Expats
Replies: 43
Views: 3175

Re: Affordable Health Insurance For Expats

One the most important parts of the Health Insurance is--EVACUATION insurance that can get you back home--if you are on a stretcher and on IVs and Oxygen they will have to take out a row of seats, then there is the airfare and salary for a Dr and nurse. So saying --I will go home and use the NHS in ...
by oakdale160
Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Affordable Health Insurance For Expats
Replies: 43
Views: 3175

Re: Affordable Health Insurance For Expats

Insurance works best when it is to protect you in the event of things that are NOT likely to happen-- being killed by a lightning bolt or by a piece of falling space junk. In these events a Million to one payout is reasonable. With Health Insurance (Which should be called Illness Insurance, just as ...
by oakdale160
Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Thailand's dark side: why you really shouldn't visit Koh Tao
Replies: 112
Views: 6560

Re: Thailand's dark side: why you really shouldn't visit Koh Tao

The point made in the title of this thread is that KT is an unlawful dangerous place. This opinion is held by many people both Thai and Farang. This is not as a result of any one event but because of multiple episodes.
by oakdale160
Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Borrowing 'Show' Money to Obtain Visa
Replies: 43
Views: 2088

Re: Borrowing 'Show' Money to Obtain Visa

I made a mistake one time--went to bank got a bank letter. Then went to ATM drew out 5000b stupidly updated bank book. Went to IMM and bank book and letter showed 5000 difference--so back to bank get a new letter. Another day in my life wasted.
by oakdale160
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:17 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

Egg McMuffin at McD or Croisantwich at BK, with a coffee--nothing wrong with either for b'fast.
by oakdale160
Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Smoking ex-pats
Replies: 98
Views: 5395

Re: Smoking ex-pats

HH4ever--Ex smokers have told me that there is a "What shall I do with my hands "problem, perhaps smartphoneitis will help with that one.
by oakdale160
Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Smoking ex-pats
Replies: 98
Views: 5395

Re: Smoking ex-pats

Do you think that people smoke because they have no understanding of the risks, I dont think that lack of education is a factor. I knew a talented cancer surgeon who was a heavy smoker.
by oakdale160
Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Smoking ex-pats
Replies: 98
Views: 5395

Re: Smoking ex-pats

Several cities, I thinkSan Fran was the first banned it in or on any municipally owned land--So its not allowed in City Parks and actually on side-walks but that is not enforced anywhere that I am aware of I hear that these bans and that fact that beer is so cheap in supermarkets has really contribu...
by oakdale160
Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Borrowing 'Show' Money to Obtain Visa
Replies: 43
Views: 2088

Re: Borrowing 'Show' Money to Obtain Visa

I dont think that it is unreasonable for THAI to insist that foreign residents prove that they can support themselves here. The ironic thing is that though most of us struggle to obey all the rules there are thousands of foreigners here with no visas and little money. Pattaya is full of them.
by oakdale160
Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Foo
Topic: Limerick Thread
Replies: 1005
Views: 11058

Re: Limerick Thread

When riding a bike across cobbles
It's no wonder that everything wobbles
A good fitting bra can save some blushes
But its hard on the tushies
by oakdale160
Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Smoking ex-pats
Replies: 98
Views: 5395

Re: Smoking ex-pats

europtimiste-- History is against you--- there will be more and more restrictions as time goes by. It is also interesting that cannabis is increasingly replacing tobacco as the weed of choice by young people.
by oakdale160
Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Entertainment Zone
Topic: TV series worth downloading
Replies: 767
Views: 46806

Re: TV series worth downloading

I know this must be very old stuff to British people but I have recently discovered Midsomer Murders, now in its 20th or 21st season. Interesting plots. beautiful photography of super-quaint English villages, and very brutal murders all committed by elegant country people with good manners and upper...
by oakdale160
Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Foo
Topic: Limerick Thread
Replies: 1005
Views: 11058

Re: Limerick Thread

I wanted the best, away from the west
To have some fun, but also some rest
So I went for a massage
Of my 'derriere passage'
The girls in Hua Hin are the best