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by buksida
Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Education
Topic: Thais rank low again at English
Replies: 76
Views: 3530

Re: Thais rank low again at English

my god. that he doesn't finish top of the class. absolutely horrific that he gets beaten by someone who can't speak a word of english but parrot-learned the grammar rules that most of us native english speakers have no idea of or use for . I might (we all might) overuse words like shocked, but in t...
by buksida
Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Education
Topic: Thais rank low again at English
Replies: 76
Views: 3530

Re: Thais rank low again at English

All true, but it doesn't help their grades in the Thai education system which is weighted towards Thai language subjects and grammar.
by buksida
Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Education
Topic: Thais rank low again at English
Replies: 76
Views: 3530

Re: Thais rank low again at English

My eldest is fluent in both languages, so much so that he can embarrass his English teacher (which isnt good i know). Because the system is so backwards here and they're graded mostly on grammar, he does not come top in the class. That accolade usually goes to a Thai girl who has learned the grammar...
by buksida
Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Education
Topic: Thais rank low again at English
Replies: 76
Views: 3530

Re: Thais rank low again at English

The nub of this thread should be about the proficiency of the English language in Thailand and not about whether expats can speak Thai or not! Indeed, this topic is about failings in the Thai education system (rote learning, too much focus on grammar, and zero conversation). Nothing whatsoever to d...
by buksida
Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: The Bitcoin and cryptocurrency thread
Replies: 204
Views: 13899

Re: Bitcoin mining and cryptocurrency thread

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 :) One main economy has banned it - and the price went up, go figure. Talk of Bitcoin millionair...
by buksida
Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: The Bitcoin and cryptocurrency thread
Replies: 204
Views: 13899

Re: Bitcoin mining and cryptocurrency thread

Still no collapse, markets holding steady.
https://www.livecoinwatch.com/


Here is an interesting comparison of crypto millennials today to the yuppies of the 80s.
https://thenextweb.com/hardfork/2018/01 ... the-1980s/
by buksida
Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: The scourge of Facebook
Replies: 168
Views: 22138

Re: The scourge of Facebook

Apple CEO becomes latest tech bigwig to warn of social media’s dangers Apple CEO Tim Cook is the latest in a series of tech entrepreneurs and c-level executives to warn of the potential risks of social media. Speaking in the UK on Friday, Cook said: I don’t have a kid, but I have a nephew that I pu...
by buksida
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Events & Activities
Topic: MotoGP Thailand Grand Prix, Oct 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 351

MotoGP Thailand Grand Prix, Oct 2018

Saw this poster stuck on a 7-11 yesterday.
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Tickets available online here: https://www.allticket.com/findex.html?d=1516418794528
by buksida
Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: UK shifts visas for Thai nationals to India
Replies: 9
Views: 535

UK shifts visas for Thai nationals to India

In June this year, United Kingdom Visa & Immigration will relocate its visa decision-making centre for Thai nationals from Bangkok to New Delhi in India. The embassy claimed there will be no changes to the visa application process in Bangkok and Chiang Mai, or to overall service times. The move is t...
by buksida
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: The Bitcoin and cryptocurrency thread
Replies: 204
Views: 13899

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!
by buksida
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: I think I need a border run?
Replies: 16
Views: 849

Re: I think I need a border run?

Those posts were from this time in 2017 - things change very quickly and very often with visas in this country so they're not really relevant anymore.
by buksida
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: I think I need a border run?
Replies: 16
Views: 849

Re: I think I need a border run?

Go for it then - why ask?

Only reporting what they told me.
by buksida
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: The Bitcoin and cryptocurrency thread
Replies: 204
Views: 13899

Re: Bitcoin mining and cryptocurrency thread

Governments hate it because they cant control or tax it. Many such as China, Indonesia and Vietnam are trying to completely ban it. Others such as Japan, Singapore and believe it or not Thailand are still open to crypto. The bubble definition is a strange one, yes markets fell by 40% in three weeks ...
by buksida
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: I think I need a border run?
Replies: 16
Views: 849

Re: I think I need a border run?

Went to the Andaman Club with a pal last month. Spoke to immigration and they said 'more clampdowns, no visa runs'. They also mentioned a new requirement to show 20k in cash. This was specifically for those without visas that had the 30 day stamp. Since your visa and the extension is about to expire...
by buksida
Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Minivan, bus and road accidents
Replies: 612
Views: 73158

Re: Minivan, bus and road accidents

Chinese tourists hurt in tour bus-truck crash Seventeen Chinese tourists were hurt when the tour bus they were travelling in rear-ended a trailer truck in Bang Pakong district on Thursday evening. The crash occurred near kilometre marker 51 on Chon Thepparat (Bang Na-Trat) Road, heading to Chon Bur...