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by STEVE G
Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: Foo
Topic: News of the Weird - this just in!
Replies: 875
Views: 44514

Re: News of the Weird - this just in!

I found this while looking for the "Brenda from Bristol" general election story: 103 year old says she wishes she'd got drunk more Sprightly Iris Essary celebrated her 103rd birthday with prosecco - and said her biggest regret in life was not getting drunk more. Described by family as "fiercely inde...
by STEVE G
Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Thai Navy to buy three Chinese submarines
Replies: 50
Views: 4940

Re: Thai Navy to buy three Chinese submarines

Some serious words from the Bangkok Post:

Kill sub deal, save nation
http://www.bangkokpost.com/opinion/opinion/1240010
by STEVE G
Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Thai Navy to buy three Chinese submarines
Replies: 50
Views: 4940

Re: Thai Navy to buy three Chinese submarines

This article makes a valid point, if these submarines are really required, why wasn't the cabinet meeting to buy them celebrated instead of covered up:
http://www.bangkokpost.com/opinion/opin ... t-over-sub
by STEVE G
Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Property & Real Estate
Topic: Commercial Party Houses Operating in Residential Developments
Replies: 32
Views: 4989

Re: Hua Hin Party Houses

Hi all I may be wrong but to rent out nightly and not monthly now requires a license. I remember reading that the government was reviewing this type of rental due to complaints from hotels. I believe that the noise has to finish by 22.00 or the police have to take action. Where we live action can b...
by STEVE G
Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: The scourge of Facebook
Replies: 102
Views: 11280

Re: The scourge of Facebook

I don't use Facebook but are they blocking the link or the actual content? Do they ever censor the text of what you post on there?
by STEVE G
Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: GBP vs THB
Replies: 1388
Views: 102517

Re: GBP vs THB

Apparently, the markets are seeing this as a signal for a longer and softer Brexit and it might be the start of a recovery of the pound. Obviously the election has to achieve the majority that May is looking for before there is any real change. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-04-18/poun...
by STEVE G
Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:12 am
Forum: South Of Hua Hin
Topic: Photos: climbing Khao Lom Muak, Ao Manao, Prachuap
Replies: 17
Views: 5551

Re: Photos: climbing Khao Lom Muak, Ao Manao, Prachuap

One thing is not clear to me - is Dolphin Bay the bay we see in these pcitures, i.e. the bay of Prachuab? No, Ao Minao is much further south beyond Prachuap Khiri Khan city, but your question raises an interesting point that we were discussing a fee days ago in San Roi Yod, about whether any of tho...
by STEVE G
Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Events & Activities
Topic: Songkran 2017
Replies: 88
Views: 6645

Re: Songkran 2017

Well, it was a lot less busy than last year but I drank beer and got wet the same as ever last night. In some ways, it was an improvement as there were no traffic problems getting into town.
by STEVE G
Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:18 am
Forum: Events & Activities
Topic: Songkran 2017
Replies: 88
Views: 6645

Re: Songkran 2017

The rumor tonight is songkran as normal except for an early start because of an enforced midnight finish.
by STEVE G
Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Online Ordering - a sign of the times?
Replies: 89
Views: 5044

Re: Online Ordering - a sign of the times?

When I'm working back in Luxembourg, I just get "this address not available for delivery" when trying to order online. I work six days a week and the shops close on Sundays, so I just get essentials from what they sell at the gas station.
by STEVE G
Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Online Ordering - a sign of the times?
Replies: 89
Views: 5044

Re: Online Ordering - a sign of the times?

There is talk of a guaranteed basic living wage going on in several countries now as people lose jobs to automation. I'm just afraid if something like that becomes the norm very few people will choose to work. If the folks on the dole become larger than the working ones paying taxes to support them...
by STEVE G
Sun Apr 09, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Events & Activities
Topic: Songkran 2017
Replies: 88
Views: 6645

Re: Songkran 2017

hhinner wrote:
Sun Apr 09, 2017 6:20 pm
Is there even the usual parade?

I seem to recall reading that alcohol would be banned in the"splashing areas".
So if I can find somewhere that alcohol is not banned, I get to stay dry? If so, that sounds like an improvement!
by STEVE G
Sun Apr 09, 2017 2:15 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: All car passengers now required to buckle up
Replies: 54
Views: 3136

Re: All car passengers now required to buckle up

Improving road safety is all very commendable but you have got to give people time to adapt and comply, not come up with ridiculous deadlines like "next Tuesday"!
by STEVE G
Sun Apr 02, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: On The Road
Topic: Hua Hin - Pattaya ferry project news and updates
Replies: 442
Views: 46250

Re: Hua Hin - Pattaya ferry project news and updates

What will happen at the fishing pier though? I noticed they have built a 'terminal' for the ferry there as well? Will that be for fair weather berthing? I was doing a bit of fishing down there last week and that terminal structure is now empty. The Navy has moved their patrol boat to Khao Takiap as...