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by Vital Spark
Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: The Peril of Bar or Restaurant Ownership
Replies: 6
Views: 428

Re: The Peril of Bar or Restaurant Ownership

Dare I say it, but one of the longest running restaurants in Hua Hin is All In Hua Hin, and it's run by a German couple (who are lovely). It's the place we always go to when in Hua Hin, because it caters exactly for our needs. VS Sorry mods, this isn't an advert for them, it's just to explain that a...
by Vital Spark
Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Visa dates affected by emergency trip home
Replies: 3
Views: 232

Re: Visa dates affected by emergency trip home

How long do you have left on your visa? If you get a re-entry permit (you can get it at the airport) it won't affect your visa.

VS
by Vital Spark
Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Online Ordering - a sign of the times?
Replies: 147
Views: 12735

Re: Online Ordering - a sign of the times?

A nice positive story about online shopping. Mr.VS bought an electric razor online and it stopped working after about 4 months. It wasn't that expensive, so it didn't have a guarantee. He sent a polite note to the suppliers telling them about it. He got an email back saying if he sent it back, he'd ...
by Vital Spark
Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: Bitcoin mining and cryptocurrency thread
Replies: 165
Views: 10912

Re: Bitcoin mining and cryptocurrency thread

I know that this is a slightly serious thread, especially as we're talking about money, but I couldn't help thinking about the various types of people who are buying Cryptos at the moment, so I've come up with a few definitions. Feel free to add more: Cryptoists: The Shifter A possibly shifty person...
by Vital Spark
Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: Entertainment Zone
Topic: Caption Competition
Replies: 9796
Views: 194531

Re: Caption Competition

Trump's latest tweet: "If you don't believe in Christmas and Santa - you're not a true Christian, so we'll shoot you."
by Vital Spark
Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: The Beach Bar
Topic: Hua Hin is starting to look a lot like Christmas
Replies: 18
Views: 981

Re: Hua Hin is starting to look a lot like Christmas

Although I despise the commercialization of Christmas, I do love to see pretty decorations, and those are impressive. Twinkling lights just put me in a good mood (even though I can be bah humbuggy about Xmas).

VS
by Vital Spark
Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: Bitcoin mining and cryptocurrency thread
Replies: 165
Views: 10912

Re: Bitcoin mining and cryptocurrency thread

But do you have a target of when you will cash in or just going with the flow and "hoping" it never stops going up, when the flow goes down so do you. This happened with gold to so many peoples loss. The quick answer to that, Steve, is 'no' (not a firm date). If I was a savvy investor and sat glued...
by Vital Spark
Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:20 am
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: Bitcoin mining and cryptocurrency thread
Replies: 165
Views: 10912

Re: Bitcoin mining and cryptocurrency thread

I'm glad I didn't heed your advice, Steve. Bitcoin's now trading at nearly 582,000 baht on the bx site. Nobody knows when the bubble will burst (or if it will). As I, and others, have said if you're trading with money that you are prepared to lose, then this is a hell of a lot of fun. Just hang on t...
by Vital Spark
Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Driver's licence health rules to become stricter
Replies: 15
Views: 622

Re: Driver’s licence health rules to become stricter

This is the same list used for work permit renewals. I have to have a blood test to check for syphilis for my work permit! I really want to say a sweary word here but for ****'* sake. If I had (and no I haven't) syphilis, how on earth would that affect my teaching abilities? The bunch of numpties i...
by Vital Spark
Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Pet Care
Topic: Death of a Pet
Replies: 12
Views: 587

Re: Death of a Pet

I really, really, empathize with you Pete. Losing a member of your family, which is what Rocky was, can be difficult to deal with. I bet he had a great life with you, and your family. I've been in the same situation, and it takes time to adjust to them not being there, but it gets easier day by day....
by Vital Spark
Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: Another alcohol clampdown
Replies: 135
Views: 11578

Re: Another alcohol clampdown

Oh, for goodness sake...

Mr Thanya also said the department has ordered its national parks to offer an alternative way to celebrate -- with Buddhist prayer. (from the Bangkok Post article)

Not quite the same feel-good effect as having a beer or two.

VS
by Vital Spark
Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Science & Nature
Topic: Astronomy, cosmology and space thread
Replies: 92
Views: 17080

Re: Astronomy, cosmology and space thread

I saw it last night. I woke up in the early hours and there was a yellowy light shining into the bedroom. Got up and looked out of the window and there was the massive moon - very low in the sky, and very big. Looked like a scene from Melancholia - I thought I was dreaming...

VS
by Vital Spark
Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: Hua Hin Classifieds
Topic: House for rent in Nakhon Pathom
Replies: 10
Views: 975

Re: House for rent in Nakhon Pathom

You're certainly not a hassle, and it's still available to rent in July. Yes, they did come and view the property, and although they liked the house and the area, have decided that they would prefer a single-storey property. If we can get round to it this weekend we'll take some internal photos to g...
by Vital Spark
Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Charging for plastic bags in Thailand?
Replies: 98
Views: 12089

Re: Charging for plastic bags in Thailand?

All the Makros hat I've been to in Thailand have them. They're usually for sale at the cash till (hanging on a pole).

VS