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by Gregjam
Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Thai women second fattest in Asia
Replies: 24
Views: 902

Re: Thai women second fattest in Asia

Easy access to food has always been there and although the introduction of western style food has probably not helped perhaps other non food relared quality of life improvements are to blame. From the age of about six kids seem to have access to a salaeng or moped so no effort is required to get to ...
by Gregjam
Thu Oct 05, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Accommodation
Topic: Blue Lagoon Hua Hin
Replies: 21
Views: 1455

Re: Blue Lagoon Hua Hin

So is this an advert, an anti advert or possibly a continuation of your wrath against the Sheraton? Possibly not needed if as you say a reasonable number of the units are unsold after 13 years. Way out of my spending bracket and if I had that money I would be looking for something different anyway. ...
by Gregjam
Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Red plates - just a thought
Replies: 17
Views: 1160

Re: Red plates - just a thought

As the OP I have no objection to earlier posts resurfacing and if any OP's opinion had changed then surely that is their right. I was interested to note that while reference is made to completing the registration process within a month nothing was said about the restrictions that apply to a vehicle ...
by Gregjam
Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Men and their mistresses
Replies: 12
Views: 1304

Re: Men and their mistresses

Historically it has been very common that men have had mistresses in most countries. Where certain religions permit polygamy this probably reduced its occurrence. A common requirement is that to effectively maintain a mistress the man must have sufficient funds and it goes without saying that money,...
by Gregjam
Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Cars with dashcams get 5-10% discount
Replies: 12
Views: 3684

Re: Cars with dashcams get 5-10% discount

Just renewed my truck insurance and as per others posts, a guy came round, photographed outside and in with particular reference to the camera(s). Did get a knowing chuckle when I told him the separate cam was rotatable so that it could focus on potential extortionists at the driver or passenger win...
by Gregjam
Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: Ask The Expats
Topic: Blackout curtains and blinds
Replies: 2
Views: 470

Re: Blackout curtains and blinds

Thanks for the info J.J.B. I have also been asking around the area and the guard who has been here since the compound was built has indicated the place that supplied the original build. Better to have two options with one recommended than only a single source.
by Gregjam
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: Ask The Expats
Topic: Blackout curtains and blinds
Replies: 2
Views: 470

Blackout curtains and blinds

The house I rent has lots of windows and light curtains that are not very effective. Just to make thing more awkward there are blinds in the same material of the type that fold up as they are raised by a continuous plastic chain mechanism using cord attached to the blind. The blind is attached to th...
by Gregjam
Thu Aug 31, 2017 4:43 am
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Govt offers course for women who marry foreigners
Replies: 11
Views: 1066

Re: Govt offers course for women who marry foreigners

Perhaps it is the foreign husbands who should be forced to do a similar course before they are allowed to marry a Thai woman to educate them on the reality they will face and the demands of being a husband to a Thai woman and the demands her family will pressure her with both perceived and actual. M...
by Gregjam
Thu Aug 24, 2017 5:39 am
Forum: Flights, Airlines & Airports
Topic: Police warn of airport thieves stealing luggage from planes and carousels
Replies: 13
Views: 1198

Re: Police warn of airport thieves stealing luggage from planes and carousels

In most airports you clear immigration and are waiting at the carousel for your luggage. Very often here it is the opposite which does not help if your luggage is stolen. I have never had the luggage on my trolley checked to verify that it is my own and in one case had to take a bag back to London a...
by Gregjam
Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: South Of Hua Hin
Topic: Pranburi Water
Replies: 4
Views: 940

Re: Pranburi Water

Which probably means three days without water for most as the job will probably overrun. No doubt the water trucks will be busy next week as those with small tanks get caught out.
by Gregjam
Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Suggestions, Questions & Announcements
Topic: Reduce photos size for posting
Replies: 15
Views: 624

Re: Reduce photos size for posting

When I need to reduce photos to send I usually just go to the photo in file manager, right click on the photo and click on send to, click on mail recipient and it offers a size to reduce to. When selected it will create a message with the photo as an attachment. Just drag this back to another folder...
by Gregjam
Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Name calling in Thailand
Replies: 29
Views: 1617

Re: Name calling in Thailand

It is not so much the name but the way it is used. I would say that in more than 99% of occasions when I am referred to as a farang it is not malicious and when it is the word itself is not malicious but rather the comments linked to it. "Sticks and stones...." and all that comes to mind. If you can...
by Gregjam
Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:33 am
Forum: Flights, Airlines & Airports
Topic: Flight to Thailand bargains
Replies: 134
Views: 26332

Re: Flight to Thailand bargains

It looks like I was fed the wrong information. I will check back to confirm this as obviously the majority are less than pleased with Turkish Airlines apart from the price. My apologies if I have caused any confusion.
by Gregjam
Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: hello and intro
Replies: 4
Views: 475

Re: hello and intro

When you come over, as your wife is Thai, if you have the time it is better to travel around the areas you are thinking about and see what places are advertised for sale. You might find your dream house is for sale privately and not advertised on any of the property agents sites. You should be able ...
by Gregjam
Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Flights, Airlines & Airports
Topic: Flight to Thailand bargains
Replies: 134
Views: 26332

Re: Flight to Thailand bargains

I know someone who recently flew with Turkish Airlines in business class and was impressed both with the planes and the lounge in Turkey. No idea about cattle class though which most of us have to suffer.