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by zevon
Sun Sep 06, 2015 10:35 am
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: RIP - A Lifelong Friend and Brother Lost
Replies: 48
Views: 4885

Re: RIP - A Lifelong Friend and Brother Lost

Sad situation all round. Personally I would focus on custody of the kids. As a couple of posters have indicated being named on the birth certificate means absolutely nothing as far as guardianship is concerned unless it is a legal marriage. With the father now dead and the mother likely to end up in...
by zevon
Tue Jul 07, 2015 8:07 am
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Is Living Here Difficult for You?
Replies: 142
Views: 17942

Re: Is Living Here Difficult for You?

There are only three types of people who live here: those who married a Thai, those who can't afford to spend more than a tenner a day and those who are barking mad. i am number three. i blend in here. Those 3 types are not mutually exclusive. I am all three. I blend in here. Like everywhere i have...
by zevon
Sat Feb 21, 2015 9:14 am
Forum: Suggestions, Questions & Announcements
Topic: Perks For High Post Count Posters
Replies: 19
Views: 10414

Re: Perks For High Post Count Posters

GLCQuantum wrote:

I think once you hit 2500 'meaningful' posts it's time for admin to give a little back.
So only another 2500 to go.
by zevon
Thu Jan 16, 2014 2:06 pm
Forum: On The Road
Topic: VISA for CHINA
Replies: 17
Views: 2740

Re: VISA for CHINA

The information is appreciated. Can anyone advise current requirements for a business visa
by zevon
Fri Dec 13, 2013 11:09 pm
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: The Digital Surgery
Replies: 2624
Views: 144715

Re: Microsoft Windows 7 and language

Dumping the download manager seemed to do the trick.
Thanks for the assistance guys
by zevon
Fri Dec 13, 2013 9:15 pm
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: The Digital Surgery
Replies: 2624
Views: 144715

Re: Microsoft Windows 7 and language

Thanks for the advice BB. I intend to uninstall it later tonight.
I have never found the need for one and your comment has only reinforced my decision to uninstall it
by zevon
Fri Dec 13, 2013 8:47 pm
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: The Digital Surgery
Replies: 2624
Views: 144715

Re: Microsoft Windows 7 and language

Zeitgeist many thanks for your quick reply. I had already tried that solution but to no avail.
However I think I may have identified the problem.
There is an internet download manager pre installed. Could it be that?
Ina while I am going to delete the programme anyway and see what happens
by zevon
Fri Dec 13, 2013 8:08 pm
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: The Digital Surgery
Replies: 2624
Views: 144715

Microsoft Windows 7 and language

Being far from a computer expert I hope that one of the members can assist. I have recently purchased (in Thailand) a new laptop with Windows 7 Home Basic installed. On the surface all appears OK. Windows explorer reads fine (English) etc but when I download something from the internet for instance ...
by zevon
Sat Nov 16, 2013 6:52 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Thai bank: customer is wrong, go to another bank
Replies: 43
Views: 2838

Re: Thai bank: customer is wrong, go to another bank

How confident are you that any other Thai bank will adopt a more 'understanding' approach. I'm sure that a little 'tea money' will sort things out. :D I too have a middle name on the account and frequently deposit cheques into that account which do not bear my middle name. This is Bangkok Bank. I w...
by zevon
Wed Oct 30, 2013 1:34 pm
Forum: The Beach Bar
Topic: loud music at night
Replies: 39
Views: 3773

Re: loud music at night

thanks! If police or others are not responsive, I guess the only solution is to install speakers ourselves, play louder music which scares away the tens of customers till the place is dead? If they can make noise, we probably can too? Scaring away customers will violate rule #1 of living in Thailan...
by zevon
Sun Oct 20, 2013 9:06 am
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Pets in Restaurants
Replies: 10
Views: 911

Re: Pets in Restaurants

Gregjam wrote:

I have sent a query to the restaurant contact address so will see what happens .
My guess is not a lot

I often think there is a law in Thailand which fines companies should they dare to reply to any e-mail received
by zevon
Sat Jun 29, 2013 12:25 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: marriage + employment
Replies: 6
Views: 593

Re: marriage + employment

A couple of years ago or so I changed from a "B" to an "O" in Hua Hin without leaving the country
by zevon
Sat Mar 30, 2013 8:42 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: UK Pensions - QROPS schemes
Replies: 34
Views: 2149

Re: UK Pensions - QROPS schemes

The biggest incentive I can see for using a QROPS scheme is that I understand that you will avoid UK inheritance tax upon death which I understand to be currently 55%. The funds must be transferred to a UK govt approved scheme but this does not mean guaranteed. They are not without risk and restrict...
by zevon
Sun Feb 17, 2013 12:30 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: ATM Problem
Replies: 29
Views: 1580

Re: ATM Problem

Roel, I take your point. I was not suggesting this as an opening gambit. BB seems to think his money is already lost. I do not think so. Banks have procedures in place for this sort of thing and i am sure it will sort itself out as there will be a discrepancy between the machine and the customer req...
by zevon
Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:37 am
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: ATM Problem
Replies: 29
Views: 1580

Re: ATM Problem

Big Boy wrote: I will request a face to face with the manager, but I'm not sure what that will actually achieve.
I would ask them to show you the reconciliation for the atm machine on the day of the problem.
Make them prove that the money in the machine was equal to the payout requests.

In any event good luck