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by VincentD
Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Liver Tonic
Replies: 13
Views: 587

Re: Liver Tonic

...Check iherb.com. They ship to Thailand from the U.S. I've been dealing with them for years. It generally takes about 2 weeks to receive a package.... --OFF TOPIC-- HD, I've ordered from iherb when in Singapore without problems but have been worried there would be problems importing into Thailand...
by VincentD
Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: The Pros & Cons of Using Aircon
Replies: 18
Views: 955

Re: The Pros & Cons of Using Aircon

People tend to acclimatize to their environment. Some take longer, others not. Point in question. Many years ago, I went on a job assigmnent to The Netherlands. It was July, around their summer and the temperature was 16 - 18 deg C. I felt cold, coming from a place where the average daily temperatur...
by VincentD
Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: Suggestions, Questions & Announcements
Topic: Alternative way to upload images to the forum.
Replies: 17
Views: 594

Re: Alternative way to upload images to the forum.

Yes, Norseman, I remember well. If I am not mistaken, the kebab machine on that night was courtesy of Buksida? Good times. Also met one or two not so active members on subsequent trips, Bircow is one that comes to mind, and only met Usual Suspect once. Not seen JW for a while but that's what happens...
by VincentD
Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: Suggestions, Questions & Announcements
Topic: Alternative way to upload images to the forum.
Replies: 17
Views: 594

Re: Alternative way to upload images to the forum.

Is image deletion perhaps the reason why I am unable to see the photos from the HHAD birthday party thread circa 31st Jan 2006?
by VincentD
Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: Buying a new laptop
Replies: 132
Views: 11864

Re: Buying a new laptop

Bought an Asus 11" touchscreen model just over three years ago, only 2G RAM but I wanted a larger alternative to my smartphone that would not go to the mobile-enhanced website that some places make you do. Came pre-loaded with Win8 and unfortunately could not change OS. Touchscreen is now wonky, onl...
by VincentD
Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Thai yodeling...
Replies: 4
Views: 585

Re: Thai yodeling...

Normally heard just before a wedding procession is about to start off... one 'yodeler', everyone else responds.. Usually three times..
Also, during celebrations, the Thai version of 'Cheers!' Similar to the Chinese 'Yam Seng' style.. :cheers:
by VincentD
Sat Nov 04, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Home, Lifestyle & Family
Topic: Buying Paint
Replies: 44
Views: 1720

Re: Buying Paint

BB, the paint comes from a well-known Thai paint manufacturer, TOA. I'll leave a link to their product description. With any enamel paint, you need to thin it with a suitable thinner to get the correct consistency, you cannot use it as is straight out of the can. As you say, it will be used only for...
by VincentD
Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: The Beach Bar
Topic: 2017 The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal
Replies: 11
Views: 485

Re: 2017 The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal

What is wrong with people now, has the world gone mad? :( Social media is turning otherwise normal people into borderline thugs perhaps? I tend to agree with this sentiment. Social media actually turns people into introverts imo. Also, flawed policies allowing mass refugee migration, as opposed to ...
by VincentD
Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: The Beach Bar
Topic: Gas bottle dispute
Replies: 10
Views: 723

Re: Gas bottle dispute

Pm migrant to find out where he fills up his gas bottle. It's cheaper and you get the full weight. Also do a survey around you if you're too far away from him. and get the other gas supplier's number from your friendly security guard. And give him a small tip, it's always appreciated, especially giv...
by VincentD
Fri Nov 03, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: The Beach Bar
Topic: 2017 The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal
Replies: 11
Views: 485

Re: 2017 The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal

Sad isn't it? When I was still a young lad in school, we used to help out on flag days, going out in pairs on a Saturday morning with a whole lot of flags (basically a square of paper with a pin stuck through it) and a sealed can with a coin slot. We did this for the Red Cross and many other chariti...
by VincentD
Fri Nov 03, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: The Beach Bar
Topic: Gas bottle dispute
Replies: 10
Views: 723

Re: Gas bottle dispute

Play these people at their own game. Leave your old, rusty gas bottle in a conspicuous place, and hope someone comes along and steals it. :twisted: Seems to be quite a common phenomenon if the morning news is anything to go by. Once it goes missing, report it as stolen to the police, get your wife t...
by VincentD
Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: The Beach Bar
Topic: Gas bottle dispute
Replies: 10
Views: 723

Re: Gas bottle dispute

Have had this happen before. Learn from it and try not to use the same place. In Bangkok, I have found one vendor who only uses PTT brand new cylinders, so is the only one I patronise. I also bring my gas bottle to the shop and exchange it there. Do not trust the motorcycle delivery people, and reje...
by VincentD
Thu Nov 02, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Home, Lifestyle & Family
Topic: Buying Paint
Replies: 44
Views: 1720

Re: Buying Paint

BB As kids we used to paint our rooms (and the living room) every other Christmas. Any wall paint is typically emulsion paint, you'll need one first coat to get the colour over the stuff you want to cover, and do a final second coat. Emulsion is a water-based paint. When you tell someone here, 'glos...
by VincentD
Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Some Thais' perception of foreigners
Replies: 20
Views: 1463

Re: Some Thais' perception of foreigners

Ooooo. One can write quite an essay on this... :naughty: First off, it depends on where this 'survey' has been conducted. In the lesser known unis, the students tend to follow local protocol and tend to go with the flow, i.e. find an average station in life like running a coffee shop or perhaps sell...