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by Big Boy
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Entertainment Zone
Topic: Caption Competition
Replies: 9791
Views: 194323

Re: Caption Competition

This week's competition has now closed.

pharvey, an e-mail should drop through your letterbox soon.
by Big Boy
Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Online Ordering - a sign of the times?
Replies: 129
Views: 12304

Re: Online Ordering - a sign of the times?

I think we call that 'Thai time' :D
by Big Boy
Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: The Peril of Bar or Restaurant Ownership
Replies: 3
Views: 154

The Peril of Bar or Restaurant Ownership

This is our fourth year of regular bar map updates. These maps cover 4 key areas: - Khao Takiab - Soi 94 - Soi 80 - Binthablock Year on year, we show incredible figures. In the last 12 months there have been 114 changes. Many businesses going out of business. As soon as a bar or restaurant goes out ...
by Big Boy
Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: After Dark
Topic: Soi 80 bar map
Replies: 131
Views: 42805

Re: Soi 80 bar map

This morning was time to go for a stroll in the sun again, and check out the Soi 80 bars and restaurants against our last map. Working East to West, these are the identified changes: • At the bottom along Petchkasem, Hi has replaced Nong Yung Coffee • Old Germany has replaced Ohma Bar • The Garden h...
by Big Boy
Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Online Ordering - a sign of the times?
Replies: 129
Views: 12304

Re: Online Ordering - a sign of the times?

I've tried several times - just can't do it. Kasikorn tell me I have the wrong kind of account :?

Not to worry, I've managed 6 years without one.
by Big Boy
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: The Beach Bar
Topic: Electricity Outage 14 Dec 2017 - Bon Kai
Replies: 4
Views: 365

Re: Electricity Outage 14 Dec 2017 - Bon Kai

Well, they weren't lying. We live nearer 94 than 88, but we're out.

The annoying thing is, there's a school about 400 yards away, and their power must be fine - sounds as though they're having a karaoke party, and the singers are worse than me :banghead:
by Big Boy
Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: After Dark
Topic: A Flash from the Past
Replies: 0
Views: 185

A Flash from the Past

I've just come back from a wander around the Soi 80 area, checking bars against our map, when I was surprised to come across this sign.
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Amazing what you see on your early morning strolls - a little bit of nostalgia.
by Big Boy
Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: Events & Activities
Topic: ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK Movies at Hua Hin Cinema
Replies: 671
Views: 75452

Re: ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK Movies at Hua Hin Cinema

This week's original soundtrack movies at Hua Hin's cinemas are: Market Village New this week: Star_MV.png Trailer/Preview - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2527336/?ref_=nv_sr_2 Brought forward from last week: safe_MV.png Advertised times can change daily. It is recommended that you check with the cine...
by Big Boy
Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:00 am
Forum: The Beach Bar
Topic: Soi 94 map
Replies: 167
Views: 42445

Re: Soi 94 map

Yes, you are right of course, and I knew the correct name. It's been recorded as 'D' since they first opened. Their sign at that time was a confused mess and I remember standing there trying to make sense of it. I obviously opted for a 'D', and that's the way it's remained until now. I will look wit...
by Big Boy
Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: The Beach Bar
Topic: Weather in Hua Hin & Thailand
Replies: 2640
Views: 221982

Re: Weather in Hua Hin & Thailand

Even that was a surprise. I thought I was about to have a cataract operation, but I can still read to the bottom of the chart with both eyes :D
by Big Boy
Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: The Beach Bar
Topic: Weather in Hua Hin & Thailand
Replies: 2640
Views: 221982

Re: Weather in Hua Hin & Thailand

I haven't seen a cloud in the sky for days.
by Big Boy
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Travel insurance - check the small print..
Replies: 4
Views: 199

Re: Travel insurance - check the small print..

Yes, sounds similar to the deal I had with Natwest. We had cause to use NatWest Insurance a couple of times, and they were alway prompt payers. They even paid for me to come to Thailand to help my wife return to the UK - a free, all expenses holiday - can't be bad.
by Big Boy
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Travel insurance - check the small print..
Replies: 4
Views: 199

Re: Travel insurance - check the small print..

I've always said, don't read what is included in the policy, read the exceptions - they will tell you if your cover is adequate. I used to use NatWest's own insurance, but that was 6 years ago, They used to start with a basic 30 days, but were always willing to extend at not too great a cost. Might ...
by Big Boy
Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Hua Hin Immigration Move to top of Soi 88
Replies: 38
Views: 3332

Re: Hua Hin Immigration Move to top of Soi 88

Hopefully the move will negate the queues today. I've always praised immigration for their speed and efficiency. I went there today in the afternoon when it's usually quiet and there were more than a hundred people waiting. What happened? I left and will try again tomorrow. I have never seen the cr...
by Big Boy
Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: The Beach Bar
Topic: Soi 94 map
Replies: 167
Views: 42445

Re: Soi 94 map

Yes, you are correct - one of the few I've been into. It will be corrected now, but won't be visible until the next issue.