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by Ratsima
Wed May 16, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: Speaking Thai
Topic: รอยุพอดี
Replies: 11
Views: 647

Re: รอยุพอดี

The English language has an elaborate grammatical structure, but not every exchange in everyday conversation has a subject, main verb and an object. The guard could have said "for you" the girl could have said "worth 90b" I understand that not all utterances are complete sentences. But, with Englis...
by Ratsima
Wed May 16, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: Speaking Thai
Topic: รอยุพอดี
Replies: 11
Views: 647

Re: รอยุพอดี

Bamboo Grove wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 12:36 am
Actually if it's roy phoo dii it is "just one hundred". Or is there a short "u" vowel beneath the "y"? Without the "u", it would mean what I said above.
The way I heard it is: รอ ยุ พอ ดี - if I were to separate it into what I think of as words.
by Ratsima
Tue May 15, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Speaking Thai
Topic: รอยุพอดี
Replies: 11
Views: 647

Re: รอยุพอดี

Addendum:

Normally my wife refuses to entertain questions from me about the Thai language, but I tried again.

She suggests that the food court lady probably said 90 ก่อนได้ and not 90 ก็ใด.

However, after lots of the usual back-and-forth, I still don't understand what either one means.
by Ratsima
Tue May 15, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Speaking Thai
Topic: รอยุพอดี
Replies: 11
Views: 647

รอยุพอดี

When I got home today the security guard handed me a package that had come by mail. When he gave it to me he said what I think was, "รอยุพอดี". I suppose it means something like "waiting for you", but why the "พอดี". Does it add to the meaning of the sentence or is it just another filler? A more adv...
by Ratsima
Mon May 14, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: Thailand's imported wine crackdown
Replies: 51
Views: 2854

Re: Thailand's imported wine crackdown

OK, if I'm going to start buying real grape wine in bottles, I'm gonna need some recommendations. At the new price of about 1000 baht for a 3 liter box, the MontClair "wine" is the equivalent 250 baht per 750ml bottle. Are there any decent all-grape wines that come close to that? (I see that Tesco s...
by Ratsima
Mon May 14, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Law Office Kraiwit in Hua Hin
Replies: 14
Views: 1502

Re: Law Office Kraiwit in Hua Hin

The Thai legal system is sort of a hybrid between inquisitorial and adversarial. But that doesn't mean that Thai lawyers are bad, they're just seeking justice under a different system. Given the Thai psyche, it's understandable that Thailand would adopt a justice system that is less adversarial than...
by Ratsima
Fri May 11, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Tips for recycling and reducing plastic use in Thailand
Replies: 50
Views: 4646

Re: Tips for recycling and reducing plastic use in Thailand

The above is pretty bad I have not seen that volume of dumping in HH, however surely the problem with the above is not so much plastic but a lack of basic services for the community. Inadequate refuse collection and no local dump to take refuse to There is good garbage collection in this area. But,...
by Ratsima
Fri May 11, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Tips for recycling and reducing plastic use in Thailand
Replies: 50
Views: 4646

Re: Tips for recycling and reducing plastic use in Thailand

Every year Thailand generates 4.4 billion bottles of drinking water, with 60% using plastic cap seals, generating 520 tonnes of waste. - Bangkok Post How about delivering potable water to peoples' homes so they don't feel compelled to consume so much plastic? Here's a video I made a recently showin...
by Ratsima
Sat May 05, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: Thailand's imported wine crackdown
Replies: 51
Views: 2854

Re: Thailand's imported wine crackdown

LOW PRICED FRUIT WINE? NOT MUCH LONGER

"If you are among the many who have become used to buying fruit added wine here’s a “heads up!” Better start buying a reserve supply before the price jumps by as much as 50% and likely more during the next 12 months." - Bangkok Best Dining - February 2017
by Ratsima
Fri May 04, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: Thailand's imported wine crackdown
Replies: 51
Views: 2854

Re: Thailand's imported wine crackdown

The Mont Clair shit is now 999 Baht for 3 litres. It's rip off. So, what do you suggest? The Mont Clair "shit" is not wine, but it goes OK with a meal. At the old price, it made some sense. It's kind of like instant coffee. It doesn't taste anything like decent brewed coffee, but I still like it. I...
by Ratsima
Thu May 03, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: Foo
Topic: Pivotal moments in life.
Replies: 11
Views: 682

Re: Pivotal moments in life.

It was 1977. I was living in Mendocino County, California. My marriage had failed. My purchase of a cabin in the redwoods fell through. I hated my job. I quit and spent the next year traveling around the world; mostly overland. I never again lived in the mainland US. I spent a year in Hawaii, 26 yea...
by Ratsima
Sun Apr 22, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: PEA Online Payment (Electric Bill)
Replies: 3
Views: 598

Re: PEA Online Payment (Electric Bill)

My wife had been trying to call PEA, now and then, for several months. She finally got through today, a Sunday. She learned that payment via the website is no longer supported. No hint of that on the website; you just get the error page. Great job, PEA. On the other hand, they have a mobile app: PEA...
by Ratsima
Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: PEA Online Payment (Electric Bill)
Replies: 3
Views: 598

PEA Online Payment (Electric Bill)

A couple of years ago we set up online payment of our electric bill on the PEA website: https://epay.pea.co.th/epay/ This worked fine for a long time, but a few months ago we started getting an HTTP 500 error message: org.apache.jasper.JasperException: java.lang.NullPointerException I've looked arou...
by Ratsima
Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: CAT Internet Down?
Replies: 2
Views: 480

CAT Internet Down?

Our condo (Thew Talay, Cha Am) has Internet from CAT. Normally it is fine, but it has been down now for 24 hours. This is the first time it’s been down that long since we bought the place nearly four years ago. (I run a webcam, so I know when it’s down even if I’m not there.) The front desk says it’...
by Ratsima
Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:54 am
Forum: Speaking Thai
Topic: Why do many expats not bother to learn to read?
Replies: 121
Views: 19902

Re: Why do many expats not bother to learn to read?

Some people just don’t have what it takes. In my life I’ve tried to learn five different languages. I grew up in California and took Spanish in Junior and Senior High and at University. I did well in class, but I’ve never had a conversation with anyone in Spanish. After university I went into the Pe...