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by Scout
Wed Dec 14, 2016 9:47 am
Forum: Speaking Thai
Topic: Why do many expats not bother to learn to read?
Replies: 121
Views: 20328

Re: Why do many expats not bother to learn to read?

I see that Sirada's Thai language courses are in 20 hour (10 x 2 hour lessons @ 2 lessons/week = 5 weeks of study) segments, so approximately how many courses have you enrolled in over the 3.5 years you have been studying I was keeping accurate track of this until sometime last winter. I last docum...
by Scout
Wed Dec 14, 2016 8:23 am
Forum: The Beach Bar
Topic: A lot of BIG Jellyfish at the moment
Replies: 71
Views: 20465

Re: A lot of BIG Jellyfish at the moment

2 days ago, one of the beach boys at KBA kite school received a nasty jellyfish sting while wading in 1 foot of water at Soi 75/1. Extremely painful, even after prompt treatment with vinegar to alleviate the chemical burn. I've personally experienced the same thing at this same spot in years past an...
by Scout
Wed Dec 14, 2016 8:11 am
Forum: Speaking Thai
Topic: Why do many expats not bother to learn to read?
Replies: 121
Views: 20328

Re: Why do many expats not bother to learn to read?

I agree with the concept that some people seem to have an easier time "mastering" the Thai language. But I don't think one has to "master" the language to get a tremendous benefit while living in Thailand. Simply developing a low to mid-level of proficiency has really enhanced my experience living i...
by Scout
Sat Dec 10, 2016 6:38 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Drivers License Dec. 7 2016
Replies: 87
Views: 12464

Re: Drivers License Dec. 7 2016

The medical certificate costs 50 baht at the walk-in clinic in Pranburi (continue south from Tesco Pranburi, turn left at the next traffic light, clinic is on the right about 50 meters from the traffic light). Since you were actually getting 2 licenses (car and motorcycle) I suspect you need 2 medic...
by Scout
Sat Nov 19, 2016 9:19 am
Forum: Ask The Expats
Topic: Patio furniture covers
Replies: 4
Views: 2488

Re: Patio furniture covers

We used a lady named Pat, she did a great job making new patio furniture cushions for us. I'm sure she can make the covers you describe. Her number is 085-664-0955. She has a website, www.patdesigncurtain.com and email patcurtain@hotmail.com
by Scout
Tue Nov 15, 2016 7:50 pm
Forum: Ask The Expats
Topic: Electric gate question
Replies: 5
Views: 1954

Re: Electric gate question

Or install a man-door in the electric gate, then give the gardener a key to the man-door. I think this is the most common solution.
by Scout
Mon Nov 07, 2016 10:38 am
Forum: Ask The Expats
Topic: Electric Gate Repair
Replies: 6
Views: 1895

Re: Electric Gate Repair

My gate works fine, BUT when it is traveling in the closing direction there is no safety mechanism to either stop or reverse the gate if someone or something gets in the way of the closing gate. The torque is so strong that I'm sure it would scissor a person or animal in two or at least crush them v...
by Scout
Fri Nov 04, 2016 6:35 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Buying tires in Hua Hin
Replies: 25
Views: 4307

Re: Buying tires in Hua Hin

Yes that was me. After the first visit I went to the parking lot to do some internet research on my iPad, then came back a 2nd time to clarify a couple of details. I noticed you sitting there, wish I'd have known it was you so I could have introduced myself, I'd like to meet you :) The girl at the f...
by Scout
Fri Nov 04, 2016 5:38 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Buying tires in Hua Hin
Replies: 25
Views: 4307

Re: Buying tires in Hua Hin

Today I decided to buy 4 new tires for my Pajero. I shopped at both B-quik and Kosol. Neither place had an exact match for the size that came new on the car, 245/65R17, but both places had size 265/65R17 in several brands (Michelin, Bridgestone, etc). After some quick internet research I confirmed t...
by Scout
Sat Oct 29, 2016 11:05 am
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: The Quacking Oats? - Contaminated Oats Chips
Replies: 13
Views: 3628

Re: The Quacking Oats?

Why do I feel I should not have posted about this at all? I really can't answer that question for you, but I hope that in future posts you'll try to use a subject title that is a bit more informative and to the point. "The quacking oats ?", while probably a bit cute, really doesn't convey much info...
by Scout
Sat Oct 22, 2016 9:21 am
Forum: Property & Real Estate
Topic: Commercial Party Houses Operating in Residential Developments
Replies: 47
Views: 14316

Re: Commercial Party Houses Operating in Residential Developments

Hmmm just realized that our house - which we took over recently - is listed on the facebook page as you mentioned. Your mentioning of the pool toys did the trick. We saw the pool table, the karaoke equipment and the colored pool toys there on one occasion together with a lot of empty bottles in the...
by Scout
Wed Oct 19, 2016 4:17 pm
Forum: Property & Real Estate
Topic: Commercial Party Houses Operating in Residential Developments
Replies: 47
Views: 14316

Re: Commercial Party Houses Operating in Residential Developments

There is one Thai gal here, and during the community meeting to discuss the situation she agreed to be the appointed person to speak with the police. But she has been unavailable at the crucial times when the police needed to be called, it may be that she is reluctant to get personally involved, not...
by Scout
Wed Oct 19, 2016 1:13 pm
Forum: Property & Real Estate
Topic: Commercial Party Houses Operating in Residential Developments
Replies: 47
Views: 14316

Commercial Party Houses Operating in Residential Developments

I live in a quiet, upscale residential Mu Ban, without a gate, guard or Juristic organization. About 6 months ago, the house across the street, which had been for rent, received a new renter. We had previously rented this same house for 2 years prior to buying the home across the street, where we ha...
by Scout
Wed Oct 19, 2016 8:28 am
Forum: Education
Topic: English language classes in Hua Hin
Replies: 7
Views: 6602

Re: English language classes in Hua Hin

I highly recommend Sirada Learning Center. Located on ground floor of tallest building between Soi 63/1 and Soi 65, relatively close to city hall in center of town, but on the beach side of Petkasem. They teach both English and Thai classes, as well as computer and other classes. I've been studying ...
by Scout
Fri Oct 14, 2016 11:53 am
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: Network cable/socket installer?
Replies: 4
Views: 2438

Re: Network cable/socket installer?

I can't recommend anyone but a good electrician might be a good place to start. I opted to do the work myself and am very satisfied with the results. I installed my cables to support a CCTV security camera system as well as network connected computers and printers. I purchased a box of Cat 5 cable, ...