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by JohnD
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Trouble sleeping after Japanese food
Replies: 15
Views: 725

Re: Trouble sleeping after Japanese food

I've never eaten much Japanese food Pete but when I lived in Indonesia, I ate tofu all the time without any problems. They had another dish, Tempe, also made from soya and I loved the stuff, used to have it for lunch every day. I remember fried tempe lunches in Indonesia – served with green sambal,...
by JohnD
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Adhesive Nasal Strips...
Replies: 10
Views: 5013

Re: Adhesive Nasal Strips...

I used adhesive nasal strips for a few months but switched to an alternative, as manufactured by Rhinomed Limited labelled "Mute - breathe more snore less". They are a silicon "nasal device" consisting of 2 connected silicone rings which insert into nostrils - opening up the airway passage. I use m...
by JohnD
Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: Nescafe
Replies: 77
Views: 7913

Re: Nescafe

Last month I bought a “phin filter” in Vietnam, I was not sure how to best use it until I saw this charming video today. How-to-Brew-Vietnamese-Coffee.wmv: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DwPGkq8SFE I followed the advice and it gives a cup of strong coffee but it’s a bit slow to filter through and ...
by JohnD
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: Nescafe
Replies: 77
Views: 7913

Re: Nescafe

I’ve just bought the “ESSENSO” instant coffee (see second photo above). It has similar description to the Starbucks instant coffee (see first photo above) i.e. the Arabica coffee is a mix of instant and microground coffee. The “ESSENSO” coffee is sold as a 2-in-1 mix, or a 3-in-1 mix, this may not s...
by JohnD
Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Skin doctor ?
Replies: 18
Views: 4353

Re: Skin doctor ?

hin wrote:
Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:14 pm
Dr Niwat’s Skin Clinic in Thap Tai = very good
Can you please give some more information like an address or telephone number, as I cannot find on a Google search?
by JohnD
Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: Nescafe
Replies: 77
Views: 7913

Re: Nescafe

I much prefer ground coffee to instant coffee, for my first cup of the day. My perception is that there are just more aromatic oils in the ground coffee, but also it’s what you get used to – I’ve got used to enjoying instant coffee (after a few days) when ground coffee was not available. I’ve bought...
by JohnD
Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Skin doctor ?
Replies: 18
Views: 4353

Re: Skin doctor ?

Yesterday, I went to the Rajdhevee Clinic on the top floor of Market Village, on the left side looking toward the theatre, as recommended on other posts here. I was offered 2,500 Baht for the removal of 3 small moles using laser. I declined as that is a little expensive. The price dropped to 2,000 B...
by JohnD
Mon May 21, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Testosterone replacement therapy
Replies: 56
Views: 10412

Re: Testosterone replacement therapy

Last post is about 2 years old.
Any more recent advice, with an update on how to source (doctor, clinic, and best of all which pharmacy) in Hua Hin?
My preference would be a cream or patch, with injections low on the list of options.
by JohnD
Fri May 18, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Ask The Expats
Topic: Good Barber / Hairdresser
Replies: 16
Views: 2018

Re: Good Barber / Hairdresser

Today, I tried the Bluport barbers shop in the basement (as recommended by caller). Two barbers at work, waited about 2 minutes. Got a good haircut for 120 baht. He used electric clippers on side and back - seemed to have about 4 different sizes charged ready on one side. Then he cut the top with sc...
by JohnD
Tue May 08, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: On The Road
Topic: Vietnam Visa
Replies: 26
Views: 2185

Re: Vietnam Visa

Vietnam extends visa exemption for Europeans for another three years:

https://e.vnexpress.net/news/travel-lif ... 45044.html
by JohnD
Sat May 05, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Flights, Airlines & Airports
Topic: Free Bus Transfer Between Suvarnabhumi – Don Muaeng
Replies: 8
Views: 552

Re: Free Bus Transfer Between Suvarnabhumi – Don Muaeng

I note BB’s comment above about the “hideous taxi queue at Don Muaeng”. I took a Sombat bus from the bus station at Hua Hin (Soi 96) to Chit Mo BTS, and then took a metered taxi to Don Muaeng. There was an enormous taxi queue waiting to unload at Don Muaeng, luckily I had only hand luggage so I was ...
by JohnD
Sat Apr 28, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Tax Residency (bank requirements)
Replies: 58
Views: 5306

Re: Tax Residency (bank requirements)

My last post above - just remembered that I was to give authority to E and Y to pass all my "information" to my wife if she requested it, if I remember correctly - even if we were divorced.
Looks like that is the future - all your "information" will be out there for access by all those 'authorised'.
by JohnD
Sat Apr 28, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Tax Residency (bank requirements)
Replies: 58
Views: 5306

Re: Tax Residency (bank requirements)

Think you need a non USA bank. But even having a non US bank can mean that you have to sign an annual declaration that you are not a citizen of USA (and a few other things that I forget). The USA can put pressure on foreign banks to check out their customers even those totally unconnected with USA. ...
by JohnD
Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Tax Residency (bank requirements)
Replies: 58
Views: 5306

Re: Tax Residency (bank requirements)

My take on this TIN is. The future is the future though this is now, if you are an expat living in Thailand and are resident here and also only send living expenses to support yourself there is no TIN required. Just fill out the form from whichever bank asks you to fill in their form stating this. ...
by JohnD
Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Tax Residency (bank requirements)
Replies: 58
Views: 5306

Re: Tax Residency (bank requirements)

I have just returned from the Hua Hin Revenue office, where I had a very informative discussion and was advised the following: You only need a Thai TIN if you have a business, work in Thailand or earn a taxable income in Thailand by any other means. If you do not earn a taxable income you do not ne...