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by T.I.G.R.
Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Why I Rarely Give Way to Pedestrians at Crossings
Replies: 18
Views: 2143

Re: Why I Rarely Give Way to Pedestrians at Crossings

I think your experience is all the more reason to stop Big Boy..... One can never, ever take anything for granted driving here as we all know. I try to be extra cautious because I am so afraid one day the slightest bit of inattention is going to mean I'll hurt someone.....and it won't matter who's f...
by T.I.G.R.
Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Dual-pricing in Thailand: Is it time to do away with the 'farang tax'?
Replies: 43
Views: 8711

Re: Dual-pricing in Thailand: Is it time to do away with the 'farang tax'?

A good post handdrummer; I think "otherism" is a lot more accurate than simple "racism" and should be identified a lot more often than it is. Back to the topic, though, let's be fair. I would guess most people visiting or living in Thailand do so partially because of the low costs. I live here becau...
by T.I.G.R.
Sun Jan 15, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: The Beach Bar
Topic: Weather in Hua Hin & Thailand
Replies: 2634
Views: 221547

Re: Weather in Hua Hin & Thailand

It's like this all over the world BB...........either global warming or changes in the general weather pattern from natural causes.
by T.I.G.R.
Sun Jan 15, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: South Of Hua Hin
Topic: Photos: Major flooding in Bangsaphan
Replies: 78
Views: 15335

Re: Photos: Major flooding in Bangsaphan

Sad story......do they have any local contribution places or maybe we should use Red Cross?
by T.I.G.R.
Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Car rental
Replies: 3
Views: 1314

Re: Car rental

We rented a car from our car salesman's cousin. Sounded great, nice car, no written contract. Paid the ten days I needed in advance. Nice people but when we had a problem with the car it was all on us.....ran into a pothole, ruined a tire and broke the plastic radiator housing putting the jack in th...
by T.I.G.R.
Mon Jan 02, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Retirement Visa Renewal for US Expats - Easy
Replies: 10
Views: 2462

Re: Retirement Visa Renewal for US Expats - Easy

My wife (Thai of course) decided to take it upon herself to do all the paperwork a couple of days before we go. All I have to do is drive, give her whatever she wants re: paperwork etc., sit where I can read a book until she's done, and smile at the nice officer when we leave. Time before last they ...
by T.I.G.R.
Mon Jan 02, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Speaking Thai
Topic: Why do many expats not bother to learn to read?
Replies: 87
Views: 16304

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

Last week I forgot I was supposed to play golf one day. My wife saved me, seeing I was up at 6:30 a.m. fooling around with the computer, she asked me why I wasn't getting ready to go play. It isn't funny now.....I never thought I'd forget a tee time! As mentioned previously I'm 72, and now have fail...
by T.I.G.R.
Thu Dec 15, 2016 8:49 pm
Forum: Speaking Thai
Topic: Why do many expats not bother to learn to read?
Replies: 87
Views: 16304

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

My darling wife of 28 years does this to me. No matter how exacting I think I am, my Thai never passes muster. Being 72 I have also found it pointless to continue to learn the written language. I simply cannot get the stuff to stick in my brain.
by T.I.G.R.
Tue Dec 06, 2016 8:19 pm
Forum: South Of Hua Hin
Topic: Photos: Major flooding in Bangsaphan
Replies: 78
Views: 15335

Re: Photos: Major flooding in Bangsaphan

The wife just spoke to Mrs. Migrant....they are O.K.
by T.I.G.R.
Tue Dec 06, 2016 7:42 pm
Forum: South Of Hua Hin
Topic: Photos: Major flooding in Bangsaphan
Replies: 78
Views: 15335

Re: Photos: Major flooding in Bangsaphan

Migrant is right there on the beach.....has anyone seen or heard from him?
by T.I.G.R.
Mon Nov 28, 2016 9:12 pm
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: Computer laws would give government control of internet
Replies: 20
Views: 5542

Re: Computer laws would give government control of internet

"The media is so slanted I'm not sure it will ever stand straight again."

One has to wonder just how long it has been biased without our knowledge. If you switch channels it is often that even though you may have switched networks the news is exactly the same.
by T.I.G.R.
Mon Nov 28, 2016 2:11 pm
Forum: Hua Hin Classifieds
Topic: FootJoy golf shoes for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 2211

FootJoy golf shoes for sale

Just received today: Brand new pair of shoes per picture. Wrong size, not worth sending back.

I paid over 2,800 baht incl shipping - Will sell for 2,000 baht, you pick up in Cha Am
by T.I.G.R.
Sat Nov 12, 2016 10:59 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Cervical neck support pillows
Replies: 1
Views: 4439

Re: Cervical neck support pillows

Try Index or one of the new BluPort shops
by T.I.G.R.
Sat Nov 05, 2016 10:07 am
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: Mobile phone, ISP and electrical questions
Replies: 5
Views: 2500

Re: Mobile phone, ISP and electrical questions

I found out on the forum a couple of weeks ago that there is now a TV provider on the internet that will give you U.S. channels, so I checked it out and am now using it. It is called USTVNow.com. I am currently using their $29 intro offer which gives me 28 channels and unlimited DVR usage......the o...
by T.I.G.R.
Tue Oct 18, 2016 5:47 pm
Forum: On The Road
Topic: Photo trip report: A week through unseen southern Thailand
Replies: 21
Views: 7980

Re: Photo trip report: A week through unseen southern Thailand

Beautiful pics, except for the creepy crawler. Funny, no matter where you are you can always find something to remind you of home. The pasture pics look very much like our area of N. California. Thanks for the effort to publish these; always happy to see where you've been.