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by oakdale160
Mon May 21, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: News
Topic: Thailand tourist slump continues
Replies: 435
Views: 55106

Re: Thailand tourist slump continues

dont you think that number of cars in a mall is a better indication of Thai customers rather than foreign tourists.
by oakdale160
Sun May 20, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: Lovely camembert in Makro today
Replies: 2
Views: 358

Re: Lovely camembert in Makro today

C'est vrai? That is a great price for original French camembert
by oakdale160
Sun May 20, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Ask The Expats
Topic: Looking for a reliable small truck to move 40 boxes from Pattaya to Hua Hin
Replies: 2
Views: 286

Re: Looking for a reliable small truck to move 40 boxes from Pattaya to Hua Hin

I guess HH is similar to the way that Jomtien was 15 years ago. I hope that it is your last move, but the Pattayaisation of Thailand beach towns is an ongoing process.
by oakdale160
Fri May 18, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: News
Topic: Bangkok Post editor removed from role
Replies: 21
Views: 1119

Re: Bangkok Post editor removed from role

I can't believe that he has survived this long
by oakdale160
Thu May 17, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Electric Cars
Replies: 158
Views: 10279

Re: Electric Cars

Just a little off topic-- The number of electric bikes in China has really exploded. These are not the regular bikes with a small hub motor but more sturdy bikes with bigger engines. There are now--wait for it 200 million electric-bikes in China now. The original ones a decade ago had to conform to ...
by oakdale160
Wed May 16, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Bangkok Post editor removed from role
Replies: 21
Views: 1119

Re: Bangkok Post editor removed from role

The BP is in a strange position. The rulers know that as it is written in English it is read outside the country and its critical articles will reveal the unrest about the junta to the rest of the world. I better not say any more
by oakdale160
Wed May 16, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Speaking Thai
Topic: รอยุพอดี
Replies: 11
Views: 650

Re: รอยุพอดี

Isnt this always a problem with a second language. My French is pretty good, but if a speaker uses slang, local idiom, shortened sentences, or is under 30yrs old, I am lost.
by oakdale160
Tue May 15, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Speaking Thai
Topic: รอยุพอดี
Replies: 11
Views: 650

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"
by oakdale160
Tue May 15, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: On The Road
Topic: Vietnam Visa
Replies: 26
Views: 1976

Re: Vietnam Visa

I would like others to comment on this--I find that the level of English is much better than in Thai esp in Saigon. In the places that I have the most problems, govt offices and banks, I found that most tellers/clerks were semi-fluent. In the little family hotel where I stay, the owner's daughters h...
by oakdale160
Sun May 13, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Law Office Kraiwit in Hua Hin
Replies: 14
Views: 1508

Re: Law Office Kraiwit in Hua Hin

I have an American friend who taught in "The best Law School in BKK" for several years. He despaired of Thai lawyers saying that there were almost no good ones. The big problem is the Thai distaste for conflict is a barrier and the two lawyers on each side are more concerned with not upsetting each ...
by oakdale160
Sat May 12, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Entertainment Zone
Topic: Caption Competition
Replies: 10210
Views: 211579

Re: Caption Competition

Thank you for guarding me trooper, just follow along and try not to look too conspicuous.
by oakdale160
Fri May 11, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: The Beach Bar
Topic: Usual cheating at the till, Big C Hua Hin
Replies: 88
Views: 4272

Re: Usual cheating at the till, Big C Hua Hin

In Canada everybody seemed to have a jar in which they put pennies, I had a BIG German stein full of them. When the penny was abolished you could make them into 50c rolls and cash them in at the bank -- who could be bothered? The Boy scouts in many communities picked a charity and went house to hous...
by oakdale160
Thu May 10, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Hotel key card leads to identity of foreigner washed up on Hua Hin beach
Replies: 36
Views: 2380

Re: Hotel key card leads to identity of foreigner washed up on Hua Hin beach

They will not ket the facts interfere with their theory. Classic statement was when the guy on the islands was found hanging with his hands tied behind his back--Police conclusion--Suicide. When the police chief was challenged--It is impossible to hang yourself with your hands tied behind your back-...
by oakdale160
Thu May 10, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: The Beach Bar
Topic: Usual cheating at the till, Big C Hua Hin
Replies: 88
Views: 4272

Re: Usual cheating at the till, Big C Hua Hin

Compared to the trick played in bars where you give them 1000b and they bring change for 500, this is nothing