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by PeteC
Fri May 25, 2018 3:45 am
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: LINE Mobile
Replies: 0
Views: 11

LINE Mobile

Seems to be a new player on the block competing with AIS, DTAC and True. I didn't realize LINE had fully entered that market. I know no more than that but if anyone uses them as primary mobile provider please let us know your experience. Pete :cheers:

https://th.linemobile.com/en
by PeteC
Thu May 24, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Illegal hotels to feel the heat in Hua Hin, governor promises
Replies: 6
Views: 264

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

I wonder if they're mixing in those Airbnb houses we're talking about on another thread? Pete :cheers:
by PeteC
Thu May 24, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Illegal hotels to feel the heat in Hua Hin, governor promises
Replies: 6
Views: 264

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 Tra...
by PeteC
Thu May 24, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: The Beach Bar
Topic: Thailand Floods of 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 336

Re: Thailand Floods of 2018

Downtown Chiang Mai swamped by flash floods "Downtown Chiang Mai was hit by flash floods early Thursday following heavy rains overnight. Several roads were under 20 to 40 centimetres of water, forcing the proprietors of kerbside shops to move their wares to higher levels."............ http://www.na...
by PeteC
Thu May 24, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Pros and Cons of Colonization
Replies: 8
Views: 317

Re: Pros and Cons of Colonization

My personal feeling is that Colonization will bring with it organization and a rules based society, generation after generation. That never happened here and therefore the differences you saw concerning rules of the road and driving behaviour. I would imagine the driving in Burma is much better than...
by PeteC
Thu May 24, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Pros and Cons of Colonization
Replies: 8
Views: 317

Pros and Cons of Colonization

I'm quoting part of your post here HHTel as not to go off topic on your trip report thread: ............I haven't been into Malaysia for some years and I'd forgotten how different the driving is there. It's very obvious immediately you cross the border. - The outside lane completely free and only us...
by PeteC
Wed May 23, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: News
Topic: Air force trainer goes down at Bhumibol Dam
Replies: 1
Views: 210

Air force trainer goes down at Bhumibol Dam

http://www.khaosodenglish.com/news/crimecourtscalamity/calamity/2018/05/22/air-force-trainer-goes-down-at-bhumibol-dam-1-dead/ (Video at link) TAK — An air force officer died after ejecting from his plane Tuesday while his co-pilot survived the impact. Squadron Leader Kroekkiat Suwanno, 36, was foun...
by PeteC
Wed May 23, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Tips for recycling and reducing plastic use in Thailand
Replies: 56
Views: 4989

Re: Tips for recycling and reducing plastic use in Thailand

Think about implementing what I call "freezer garbage" for wet animal/vegetable waste. I started doing it in Hawaii as in the rural parts of the Big Island there is no trash pick up of any type and people have to load things into their cars and take to the nearest Gov run facility ( 20' hopper truck...
by PeteC
Tue May 22, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Khaosod Partners with BBC Thai, Burmese
Replies: 0
Views: 176

Khaosod Partners with BBC Thai, Burmese

BANGKOK — The BBC’s content in Thai and Burmese is now available from Khaosod. http://www.khaosodenglish.com/news/2018/05/22/khaosod-partners-with-bbc-thai-burmese/ Daily newspaper Khaosod, the parent company of Khaosod English, announced Monday an agreement to publish the BCC’s Thai and Burmese con...
by PeteC
Tue May 22, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Sports Fans
Topic: Premier League 2018-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 129

Re: Premier League 2018-2019

West Ham: Manuel Pellegrini named new manager at London Stadium https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/44163423 West Ham have appointed one of the world's "most respected" football coaches in Manuel Pellegrini, according to joint chairman David Sullivan. Pellegrini, 64, has signed a three-year deal at ...
by PeteC
Tue May 22, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: The Beer Thread
Replies: 780
Views: 84338

Re: The Beer Thread

I'd have to do a more scientific test than I've done so far. I'm an Asahi fan as it's the best tasting beer I can get where I am that is usually under a 1 month bottle date. However, this applies to their cans only so I like the cans best. Where I am there are hordes of Japanese and Korean engineer ...
by PeteC
Tue May 22, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: The Beer Thread
Replies: 780
Views: 84338

Re: The Beer Thread

It's normal for shops to move their older stock to the front of the shelves or cooler. I avoid any beer older than 3 months from bottling date. Absolutely ( to me) older than that has a very stale taste but it's never been so bad as to make me ill. Bouncing truck transport and heat here play hell wi...
by PeteC
Tue May 22, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Sports Fans
Topic: Premier League 2018-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 129

Premier League 2018-2019

What do you think about this Bamboo, RZR, and other Arsenal fans? Pete :cheers: Unai Emery set to be appointed new Arsenal manager replacing Arsene Wenger https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/44203679 Arsenal are set to appoint Unai Emery as their new manager. Manchester City assistant manager and for...
by PeteC
Mon May 21, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Thailand tourist slump continues
Replies: 453
Views: 56173

Re: Thailand tourist slump continues

My understanding is that Chinese tourists don't like Hua Hin too much. Those graphs and statistics reflect the huge increase in Chinese tourists but you're not seeing it there. Other places continue to be full and it doesn't seem there is a "low season" here for them. Pete :cheers:
by PeteC
Mon May 21, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Ask The Expats
Topic: Good Barber / Hairdresser
Replies: 16
Views: 1804

Re: Good Barber / Hairdresser

A good thing to do is take a photo of your haircut right after you get a good one that you like. All sides if possible. Keep it on your cell phone and show it to the barber each time you go in for a cut. Pete :cheers: