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by johnjar
Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: The Beach Bar
Topic: Police corruption, drug tested in Hua Hin
Replies: 82
Views: 8243

Re: Police corruption, drug tested in Hua Hin

Are you saying that you have been living here since early 1980? I don't believe you! You are stating that the cops are NOT picking on farangs, IN HUA HIN, BANGKOK, PHUKET, CHANG MAI and absolutely not in PATTAYA, then I dare to say you must be blind. A statement like ; they are just doing their job...
by johnjar
Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Foo
Topic: Best Fish And Chip Shop In UK Revealed
Replies: 3
Views: 591

Re: Best Fish And Chip Shop In UK Revealed

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/foodanddrink/news/best-fish-and-chip-shop-in-uk-revealed-millers-fish-and-chips-in-haxby/ar-AAvasUQ?li=AAmiR2Z&ocid=spartanntp They’re not planning to open a branch in Hua Hin are they? I wish they would, if someone opened a proper fish and chip shop in Hua Hin they would ...
by johnjar
Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: The Bitcoin and cryptocurrency thread
Replies: 271
Views: 16935

Re: The Bitcoin and cryptocurrency thread

Thanks for your prompt response,,,,,,,,,,,however i am still at a loss.........Supply and Demand,,,,,,,,,,,,i relate this to commodities,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Orange Juice in Florida,the price is based upon the weather,,,,,,,,,,,,,a gold mine in south Africa alters its production/supply on the market requir...
by johnjar
Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: The Beach Bar
Topic: Police corruption, drug tested in Hua Hin
Replies: 82
Views: 8243

Re: Police corruption, drug tested in Hua Hin

If you are within the law why worry, the cops are just doing their job, I have been driving and riding for many years all over Thailand since early 80's, only one time in BKK a mib tried to take a liberty which didn't work on me. All this about cops picking on farangs is bull I see many locals pulle...
by johnjar
Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: The Beach Bar
Topic: Very quiet in Hua Hin
Replies: 66
Views: 5798

Re: Very quiet in Hua Hin

Whats George Soros got to do with "Very quiet in Hua Hin" and " I think the greed in 94 will be its own distruction" ?? is that year 94 or soi 94 ?? also to do with "Very quiet in Hua Hin" :?
by johnjar
Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: The Beach Bar
Topic: Very quiet in Hua Hin
Replies: 66
Views: 5798

Re: Very quiet in Hua Hin

oh i think the exchange rates are very relevant to this thread. as posters have discussed in another thread, Thai is no longer the unbelievably cheap place it was when tourists were getting 45b for a $ or 70+b for a pound. Prices have risen, the exchange rates have gone down--its a double-whammy. o...
by johnjar
Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Elections delayed again, PM denies involvement
Replies: 32
Views: 1757

Re: Elections delayed again, PM denies involvement

europtimiste wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 4:53 pm
StevePIraq wrote:
Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:14 pm
Not just the Junta, all previous Thai government could change the rules anytime they wanted.
Since living here, I noticed an increasing unfriendliness towards foreigners from various governments.
europtimiste..Are you in la la land or what :D
by johnjar
Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: The Beach Bar
Topic: Very quiet in Hua Hin
Replies: 66
Views: 5798

Re: Very quiet in Hua Hin

Ever since I found Hua Hin (when there were just 40 bars), it has been rumoured that the intention has been to close Binthablock down as a girlie bar area. Soi 80 was the first area. Personally, I've never seen the attraction in Soi 80, but I know I'm in the minority. Baan Khun Por seems to have be...
by johnjar
Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: Education
Topic: Thais rank low again at English
Replies: 77
Views: 4014

Re: Thais rank low again at English

European birthrate diminishing and Asian increasing, As usual, jamjar, you have got it wrong. The birthrate in Asia is diminishing not increasing. That's why, Singapore and other countries are offering incentives to reproduce. Thailand has recently announced benefits for having more kids. As an asi...
by johnjar
Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: Education
Topic: Thais rank low again at English
Replies: 77
Views: 4014

Re: Thais rank low again at English

I don't think you really need to wonder. It's pretty much crap across the board. centermid7 ... Are you fluent in Thai ? I am indeed . . . and Lao . . . and French. I am quite handy with German and Italian as well. Which has nothing to do with the subject at hand but thanks for asking! 555 centermi...
by johnjar
Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Education
Topic: Thais rank low again at English
Replies: 77
Views: 4014

Re: Thais rank low again at English

HHTel..No you are missing the point...Get real in the very near future the Asian economies led by the Chinese are going to take over the world, it is a fact, adding to that the Europeans countries are becoming more and more Asian due to demographics of the European birthrate diminishing and Asian i...
by johnjar
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Education
Topic: Thais rank low again at English
Replies: 77
Views: 4014

Re: Thais rank low again at English

Everyone seems to be missing the point here. This is not about whether foreigners have taken the trouble to learn Thai but the importance of the language. I know enough Thai to get by but probably doesn't even warrant a grade. People learn Thai for the convenience of being able to communicate with ...
by johnjar
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: The Bitcoin and cryptocurrency thread
Replies: 271
Views: 16935

Re: Bitcoin mining and cryptocurrency thread

Its possible - we'll find out in a couple of days, if it falls further its shopping time again! If you are buying bitcoin at these prices when the main huge economies are banning the trade , good luck! I,de rather sing and whistle while sitting on a thistle! You're a better man than I am Gunga Din :)
by johnjar
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Education
Topic: Thais rank low again at English
Replies: 77
Views: 4014

Re: Thais rank low again at English

centermid7 wrote:
Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:34 pm
Big Boy wrote:
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:59 am
It does annoy me to see their English grades, and I then wonder about the rest of their education.
I don't think you really need to wonder. It's pretty much crap across the board.
centermid7 ... Are you fluent in Thai ?
by johnjar
Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: UK shifts visas for Thai nationals to India
Replies: 13
Views: 760

Re: UK shifts visas for Thai nationals to India

I hope the reverse tit for tat isn't going to happen and we brits have to get visa decision-making centre from Deli also :( Regarding Indians they are brilliant in IT, I remember a colleague in the late 70's was writing computer programs in machine code with a pencil and paper, and explaining to me ...