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by Gérard
Thu Apr 02, 2015 4:44 am
Forum: News
Topic: Thai tourist police targeting 'coloreds'
Replies: 22
Views: 2180

Re: Targeting 'coloreds'

There is still a lot of racisme everywhere, inside every country as well.
Rich people despise the poor ones.
We love beautiful girls and ignore ugly ones.
City dwellers don't like peasants.
And Huahin residents look down upon Pattaya addicts...
by Gérard
Sat Mar 28, 2015 4:06 am
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: 'How To' - Requirements for visa extensions etc
Replies: 91
Views: 25892

Re: 'How To' - Requirements for visa extensions etc

As stated by Iomuamart, the process has not changed and a friend of mine, who is now in the 30 day "under consideration" received a phone call asking him to send better pictures of him and wife, because the former ones were not clear enough... My friend lives in Prachuap City and cannot renew his vi...
by Gérard
Fri Mar 27, 2015 10:13 am
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: 'How To' - Requirements for visa extensions etc
Replies: 91
Views: 25892

Re: 'How To' - Requirements for visa extensions etc

lomuamart wrote:Only omission I can see is that you can qualify for the marriage extension by showing overseas income of 40K THB a month as evidenced by your Embassy.
Thank you for correcting, here is the new doc :
REQUIRED DOCUMENTS FOR VISA (2).JPG
by Gérard
Fri Mar 27, 2015 7:16 am
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: 'How To' - Requirements for visa extensions etc
Replies: 91
Views: 25892

Re: 'How To' - Requirements for visa extensions etc

A friend asked me to translate the requirement for his visa extension (married with a Thai lady) and maybe it will be useful for some people.

As I am French, corrections are welcome, either in Thai or English.
REQUIRED DOCUMENTS FOR VISA.JPG
by Gérard
Mon Mar 23, 2015 10:07 am
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Living in Hua Hin on 34k a month
Replies: 9
Views: 1747

Re: Living in Hua Hin on 34k a month

Agree with Buksida "your money will go a lot further in a non-tourist and more Thai town."
by Gérard
Sun Mar 22, 2015 7:20 am
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Negative comments about life in Thailand as a "farang"
Replies: 19
Views: 2171

Re: article about life in Thailand

I have been living in Thailand for 15 years and I am quite happy. Negative comments generally come from people who cannot accept differences and always compare with their own country. Of course, everything is not perfect and you have to weigh up the pros and cons (language - weather - cost of life -...
by Gérard
Fri Mar 20, 2015 3:51 am
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Thai girlfriend wants to visit U.S. How to obtain Tourist Visa
Replies: 8
Views: 1322

Re: Thai girlfriend wants to visit U.S. How to obtain Tourist Visa

no don't get ripped off by "visa shops". it is the us government that does not want your girlfriend in the country. every woman in all of SEA wants to go to the USA and stay. not going to happen. there is a very long list of things you will have to do to get your girlfriend a visa. good luck. http:...
by Gérard
Thu Mar 19, 2015 12:13 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Medical form for Drivers License
Replies: 2
Views: 452

Re: Medical form for Drivers License

Last time I did it, the form was provided by the medic.
I think you can go to any clinic and ask for
ใบรับรองแพทย์ สำหรับใบอนุญาติขับขี่ = Medical certificate for Driver's License
by Gérard
Wed Mar 18, 2015 11:31 am
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Thai folk and mental arithmetic
Replies: 26
Views: 1737

Re: Thai folk and mental arithmetic

Answering the OP, this is my way which proved to be widely accepted :

I give the 500 or 1000 note and let the girl choose the small change in my other hand.
by Gérard
Wed Mar 18, 2015 11:25 am
Forum: Education
Topic: Poor English could dim Thai job prospects in Asean common market
Replies: 18
Views: 10336

Re: Poor English could dim Thai job prospects in Asean common market

I agree with this too : (Quoting VS and Takiap) Anyway, I agree with Vital Spark, in that a desire to learn is the most important factor, along with the skill of teachers. But I still think that a good knowledge of Thai is a great help in teaching English, especially for beginners and intermediate l...
by Gérard
Tue Mar 17, 2015 8:01 pm
Forum: Education
Topic: Poor English could dim Thai job prospects in Asean common market
Replies: 18
Views: 10336

Re: Poor English could dim Thai job prospects in Asean common market

it is not necessary for a native English teacher to speak, read and write Thai. I never use Thai in the classroom. VS [/quote] So, how can you explain anything to a beginner ? How can you teach the basic grammar rules ? Isn't it useful to stress the differences between Thai and English with good ex...
by Gérard
Tue Mar 17, 2015 5:00 pm
Forum: Education
Topic: Poor English could dim Thai job prospects in Asean common market
Replies: 18
Views: 10336

Re: Poor English could dim Thai job prospects in Asean common market

Most Thai teachers have never practiced their English in an English-speaking country. Most English-speaking teachers in Thailand do not speak, read and write Thai, or very poorly and some of them are not even qualified for teaching. I really think that the problem lies with the teachers and not with...
by Gérard
Tue Mar 17, 2015 1:21 pm
Forum: South Of Hua Hin
Topic: Photos: climbing Khao Lom Muak, Ao Manao, Prachuap
Replies: 17
Views: 11551

Re: Photos: climbing Khao Lom Muak, Ao Manao, Prachuap

I climbed it this morning and met an American man in his sixties, living in Prachuap city, who told me he does it 3 times every morning... It took me about one hour, stopping to take pictures and enjoy the views, and I saw the man on his way up and down 2 times. I will not compete with Buksida's bea...
by Gérard
Mon Mar 16, 2015 5:53 pm
Forum: South Of Hua Hin
Topic: Photos: climbing Khao Lom Muak, Ao Manao, Prachuap
Replies: 17
Views: 11551

Re: Photos: climbing Khao Lom Muak, Ao Manao, Prachuap

prcscct wrote:Great photos! Any commercial flights into that airport or is it all military?
No commercial flights and very few military, essentially helicopters from time to time.