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by VincentD
Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Which car would you feel safest in Thailand
Replies: 72
Views: 5051

Re: Which car would you feel safest in Thailand

I, too, am biased towards a mid-size SUV. Though I'm driving an older Xtrail (which I quite like), Nissan has nothing to offer in it's present lineup that would make me want to move across. The Mazda CX5 looks good, but I haven't tried it out. Lots of electronic aids, nice when new but pain in the p...
by VincentD
Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Buying tyres in Hua Hin
Replies: 21
Views: 1485

Re: Buying tyres in Hua Hin

Good that you got a replacement you're happy with. Typically, tyres are changed in pairs to even out wear and therefore handling characteristics if you're not doing all four at the same time. The odd tyre can then be kept as the spare.. HH4E, Yes, Toyo is the parent company for both Toyo and Nitto, ...
by VincentD
Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Ask The Expats
Topic: IHERB delivery
Replies: 16
Views: 1637

Re: IHERB delivery

Have used iHerb in Singapore but have been reluctant to try them here as some new ruling regarding import of supplements has been implemented. Tried ordering something containing cordyceps from a different company and both times they would not go through customs, even though it was handled by DHL. T...
by VincentD
Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Buying tyres in Hua Hin
Replies: 21
Views: 1485

Re: Buying tyres in Hua Hin

Erm.. a quick word on tyre repairs.. Only repair if damage is on the tread area. If it is sidewall damage, throw it away! Oh, and the process you describe is a 'hot patch' repair that requires the removal of the tyre. Do note that this causes more damage to the area surrounding the repair by both ha...
by VincentD
Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Buying tyres in Hua Hin
Replies: 21
Views: 1485

Re: Buying tyres in Hua Hin

Before you walk in to any place, note that all tyre shops have a certain brand that they tend to promote over others. Now, with that out of the way, most well-known brand names have fairly similar specifications, and in normal use you'd be hard pressed to tell the difference. So.. Take down all the ...
by VincentD
Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Ask The Expats
Topic: Replace or clean PCB for Mitsubishi MUZ-SGH09VA
Replies: 2
Views: 446

Re: Replace or clean PCB for Mitsubishi MUZ-SGH09VA

Remove the pcb, clean the mess and try reinserting once you're done. If you're lucky it should work. If not just call the Mitsubishi service department, they'll give you an idea as to how much repairs will cost. Just don't tell them about the gecko. On a side note, lightning fried the circuit board ...
by VincentD
Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Biggest Benefit to Being Expat
Replies: 123
Views: 10115

Re: Biggest Benefit to Being Expat

I hear you. Hope the lad has a decent break and doesn't break too many hearts along the way. Yes, agree there are opportunities but they are few and far between. And I totally agree with exposure to the world, hopefully not just the view through the bottom of a Saengsom bottle or based on someone el...
by VincentD
Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Biggest Benefit to Being Expat
Replies: 123
Views: 10115

Re: Biggest Benefit to Being Expat

Mr. bitter and twisted.... Dear sir, those who know me don't find me like that.. Perhaps you are reading a fair amount into it as well? Where did you see in his post what job and remuneration he has? Yes you read a lot that isn't there, for sure. His own comments in the post above my reply. Let him...
by VincentD
Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Need to know things about thai GF
Replies: 13
Views: 1675

Re: Need to know things about thai GF

Ah. So she works in a joint and she has a maengda.. :roll: Okay. I get it.
by VincentD
Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Biggest Benefit to Being Expat
Replies: 123
Views: 10115

Re: Biggest Benefit to Being Expat

C.m Looks like you're fairly new to all this. Enjoy your holiday, but don't wait too long to go back to Europe. Unless you're on an expat company package (and from the sound of the above post you're not) there is not a lot that can be achieved in Thailand for someone as young as you. Yes, I am readi...
by VincentD
Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Need to know things about thai GF
Replies: 13
Views: 1675

Re: Need to know things about thai GF

Oakdale..

If she is still married to someone else very dangerous to touch. Divorced lady, fine. Lax gun controls and BIB who tend to look the other way, plus the amount of 'suicides' that happen, you don't really want to qualify as another statistic.

And, yes, don't ever let anyone move in.
by VincentD
Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Thailand Calendar
Replies: 67
Views: 20684

Re: Thailand Calendar

I'm with BB on this, and am staying indoors for the duration. Songkran used to be a nice, polite Northern custom until revellers and holidaymakers started the mayhem. They used to put flower petals and jasmine essence in the water, and used a small silver cup to pour water through cupped hands, not ...
by VincentD
Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Hua Hin police to get tough on motorbike helmets
Replies: 35
Views: 2671

Re: Hua Hin police to get tough on motorbike helmets

Any rider, pillion or otherwise, is supposed/expected to wear a helmet. C.m, don't know where you get the idea that only the 'driver' is supposed to wear the helmet? Perhaps this assumption comes from taking the motorcycle taxis: 1. people (pillion) are too lazy to use one 2. they don't want to use ...
by VincentD
Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Home, Lifestyle & Family
Topic: Rubber snakes
Replies: 3
Views: 773

Re: Rubber snakes

Rubber snakes don't deter mynahs. They've built a nest on the ledge above where I've hung the snake. And the snake isn't just 20 baht, cost me a lot more, the small ones are useless. But it did come already pre-strung with clear nylon fishing line, so I'm assuming the locals find them useful. I boug...
by VincentD
Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: Which Mobile Phone?
Replies: 382
Views: 40127

Re: Which Mobile Phone?

Haha. And here I was, thinking it would have four wheels.. Many other rugged smartphones on the market, CAT comes to mind. Don't think too many of us would really want that amount of bulk in the pocket for day-to-day use. I've ditched my 5" Acer phone and got the Sony Xperia Z3 compact (4.6" screen)...