Search found 814 matches

by handdrummer
Sat May 26, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Pros and Cons of Colonization
Replies: 21
Views: 769

Re: Pros and Cons of Colonization

Thai was never colonized....555...big joke. They forget Japanese occupation..WWII About the past, the real reason of never been colonized is: Brits and French wanted to keep a buffer zone between them. Even if colonization was not always good, we must admit the benefits for colonized. The main rema...
by handdrummer
Sat May 26, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Pros and Cons of Colonization
Replies: 21
Views: 769

Re: Pros and Cons of Colonization

Not too many benefits in India, Pakistan, The middle east, Africa. The British took over, made a mess and left it a mess. Ditto the French, Spanish and Portuguese. Most of the European messes have been cleaned up the British messes remain. I often wonder why the Middle Easterners are always mad at t...
by handdrummer
Sat May 26, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: The Beach Bar
Topic: Hua Hin Supermarkets
Replies: 7
Views: 229

Re: Supermarkets

There's also Golden Place for organic fruits and veges and Thai foods. It's in a plaza across from Index/Villa. Many of the foods are from the Royal Project started by the late King.
by handdrummer
Sat May 26, 2018 5:38 am
Forum: News
Topic: Illegal hotels to feel the heat in Hua Hin, governor promises
Replies: 8
Views: 523

Re: Illegal hotels to feel the heat in Hua Hin, governor promises

http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30346181 "Prachuap Khiri Khan Governor Panlop Singhaseni on Thursday said he has formed a committee to find a legal path to close 10 hotels in the tourist resort town of Hua Hin that continue to operate in defiance of licensing laws. The Online Tr...
by handdrummer
Sat May 26, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: The scourge of Facebook
Replies: 198
Views: 26052

Re: The scourge of Facebook

It it's on a computer it can be hacked. There is no data privacy.
by handdrummer
Sat May 26, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Hua Hin police to get tough on motorbike helmets
Replies: 35
Views: 2209

Re: Hua Hin police to get tough on motorbike helmets

I'm not including foreigners in my comments. I assume you'll can ride. However, I guess you haven't seen the Thai motorcyclists roaring up and Petchkasem road north of Soi 2. They greatly exceed the speed limit, weave in and out of traffic and present a danger to other drivers. Helmets don't compen...
by handdrummer
Fri May 25, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Hua Hin police to get tough on motorbike helmets
Replies: 35
Views: 2209

Re: Hua Hin police to get tough on motorbike helmets

I'm not including foreigners in my comments. I assume you'll can ride. However, I guess you haven't seen the Thai motorcyclists roaring up and Petchkasem road north of Soi 2. They greatly exceed the speed limit, weave in and out of traffic and present a danger to other drivers. Helmets don't compens...
by handdrummer
Fri May 25, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Ask The Expats
Topic: IHERB delivery
Replies: 12
Views: 1058

Re: IHERB delivery

Recently they've changed from FedEx to DHL and the deliveries take about 2 to 3 weeks longer. Thought I was the only one but this makes more sense. Thanks for the update. Will test a new brand (Pharma Nord) then coming days. Hopefully with a much faster delivery time. Delivery time is variable. My ...
by handdrummer
Thu May 24, 2018 2:26 am
Forum: News
Topic: Immigration officer said to be involved in kidnapping of tourist
Replies: 3
Views: 438

Re: Immigration officer said to be involved in kidnapping of tourist

I would have been screaming "Help" and fighting against them in the airport. Surely that would hav attracted attention. "Do not go gently into that good night."
by handdrummer
Thu May 24, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Hua Hin police to get tough on motorbike helmets
Replies: 35
Views: 2209

Re: Hua Hin police to get tough on motorbike helmets

If you think it's bad now wait until more big bikes are on the road. I see that Honda, Kawasaki and Ducati have show rooms between Hua Hin and Cha Am.
by handdrummer
Thu May 24, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: Accommodation
Topic: Govt crackdown on Airbnb, declares bookings illegal
Replies: 26
Views: 1628

Re: Govt crackdown on Airbnb, declares bookings illegal

"Could be against the law." It is or it isn't or is the law ambiguous?
by handdrummer
Wed May 23, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Foo
Topic: Usual cheating at the till, Big C Hua Hin
Replies: 98
Views: 4720

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

404cameljockey wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 6:46 pm
And every post you type makes it longer.
Including ours.
by handdrummer
Wed May 23, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: News
Topic: Large pro democracy demonstrations going on in Bangkok
Replies: 18
Views: 1552

Re: Large pro democracy demonstrations going on in Bangkok

I see they moved the March start back from 7am to 9 am! I guess this was because they were expecting a lot of students........who couldn’t get up that early! In the article cited, the protesters said they moved it to 9am to avoid blocking going to work traffic. All in all I think that they have bee...
by handdrummer
Wed May 23, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Electric Cars
Replies: 164
Views: 10750

Re: Electric Cars

Mod Edit: Off topic. See above concerning Royal Wedding. Thanks.
by handdrummer
Tue May 22, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Science & Nature
Topic: Astronomy, cosmology and space thread
Replies: 102
Views: 20134

Re: Astronomy, cosmology and space thread

SpaceX lifts off carrying new planet-hunter, TESS https://www.bangkokpost.com/news/world/1448482/spacex-lifts-off-carrying-new-planet-hunter-tess?utm_source=bangkopost.com&utm_medium=homepage&utm_campaign=most_recent_box TAMPA - Nasa on Wednesday launched its newest planet-hunting spacecraft, TESS,...