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by dozer
Fri Jul 31, 2015 3:06 pm
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: Mobile phone registration
Replies: 76
Views: 5317

Re: Mobile phone registration

This is probably too late, but if you are not in Thailand, you can get someone else to register for you, just take a photo of the SIM card and the person at the other end can secure registration. I'm going to go and register mine today, which won't be a problem. I had been hoping to register both o...
by dozer
Fri Jul 31, 2015 2:26 pm
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: Mobile phone registration
Replies: 76
Views: 5317

Re: Mobile phone registration

This is probably too late, but if you are not in Thailand, you can get someone else to register for you, just take a photo of the SIM card and the person at the other end can secure registration.
by dozer
Fri Jul 31, 2015 1:09 pm
Forum: Foo
Topic: Best of British
Replies: 1642
Views: 98214

Re: Best of British

Watching all of these migrants in Calais desperately trying to get to the UK, it makes you wonder.

Do they not know the booze is much cheaper over there?
by dozer
Fri Jul 31, 2015 7:38 am
Forum: Education
Topic: Thinking critically about democracy and education reform in Thailand
Replies: 1
Views: 6851

Thinking critically about democracy and education reform in Thailand

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2015/07/30/thinking-critically-about-democracy-and-education-reform-in-thailand/ Critical thinking is seen, of course, as an essential skill for college and careers — but it is also essential in a healthy democracy. Here is a post about the Kingdom...
by dozer
Thu Jul 30, 2015 4:51 pm
Forum: On The Road
Topic: The Burma/Myanmar Thread
Replies: 108
Views: 24684

Re: The Burma/Myanmar Thread

http://asia.nikkei.com/Politics-Economy/Policy-Politics/Thein-Sein-eyes-second-term-and-more-reforms NAYPYITAW -- Myanmar's President Thein Sein signaled that he intends to pursue his ambitious reform program beyond national elections in November to the end of his current term in early 2016, and rej...
by dozer
Thu Jul 30, 2015 4:48 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Nonperforming loans up as profits slump
Replies: 1
Views: 454

Nonperforming loans up as profits slump

http://asia.nikkei.com/Business/AC/Nonperforming-loans-up-as-profits-slump BANGKOK -- More than a year after the May 2014 military coup, Thailand's top four commercial banks continue to see declining profit growth and rising nonperforming loans (NPLs). In the first half of 2015, Bangkok Bank, Krung ...
by dozer
Wed Jul 29, 2015 2:19 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Silicon Valley in Rayong
Replies: 0
Views: 1424

Silicon Valley in Rayong

Over the last 30 plus years I have seen the quality of the Thai engineers improve to the point that I can't justify hiring expats. http://asia.nikkei.com/Politics-Economy/Economy/Silicon-Valley-in-Rayong RAYONG, Thailand -- Graduates of Stanford University set up companies like Apple Inc., Facebook,...
by dozer
Tue Jul 28, 2015 8:46 am
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Is Living Here Difficult for You?
Replies: 142
Views: 17977

Re: Is Living Here Difficult for You?

In the last 32 years, apart from immigaratiom I have very rarely been asked to show my passport, I guess GLC is some sort of special case or maybe a Spambot to generate interest here
by dozer
Fri Jul 24, 2015 1:46 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Is Living Here Difficult for You?
Replies: 142
Views: 17977

Re: Is Living Here Difficult for You?

A few years back there was a real need for expat staff, however nowadays it is just not worth it for the companies to bring expats on a full expatriate package, which will include housing, transportation, per diem, education, etc, when suitable candidates are available locally. This is why most US ...
by dozer
Fri Jul 24, 2015 12:29 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Dislocated shoulder advice
Replies: 11
Views: 1166

Re: Dislocated shoulder advice

I have heard very good reports about https://www.shoulderdoc.co.uk/ In Thailand I would recommend you go and see Dr. Mason Porramatikul at Bumrungrad Hospital. Bangkok. https://www.bumrungrad.com/doctors/Mason-Porramatikul Special Clinical Interests: - Arthroscopic Surgery - Shoulder Pain, Shoulder ...
by dozer
Thu Jul 16, 2015 7:27 pm
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: Whiskeys
Replies: 68
Views: 13446

Re: Whiskeys

DM
Yeah, I mostly buy the expensive ones for some sort of celebration, but mostly they are in a cupboard collecting dust
by dozer
Thu Jul 16, 2015 7:16 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Tax-free personal belongings carried by tourists now raised to 20,000 baht
Replies: 12
Views: 1399

Re: Tax-free personal belongings carried by tourists now raised to 20,000 baht

I've ben going in and out off BKK airport since 1983 and not once have I been stopped at customs, it's really weird.

I bring laptops, phones and even bicycles back for guys and still never been stopped.
by dozer
Thu Jul 16, 2015 1:27 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: What do you Like/Dislike most About Your Stay in Thailand?
Replies: 70
Views: 5541

Re: What do you Like/Dislike most About Your Stay in Thailand?

So go with the flow. Barter with good nature and a smile. It can help to establish a good relationship with the vendor which could serve you well in the future. I'm sorry, but I can't. As soon as somebody asks an inflated price, I'm out of there. Their intention is not to sell for a fair price, but...
by dozer
Thu Jul 16, 2015 12:46 pm
Forum: Science & Nature
Topic: Solar Impulse Around-the-world Flight
Replies: 30
Views: 9907

Re: Solar Impulse Around-the-world Flight

I agree, I think they need to go back and start from the beginning, they can hardly claim it’s an around the world flight with a 8 month break.
by dozer
Thu Jul 16, 2015 12:25 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: What do you Like/Dislike most About Your Stay in Thailand?
Replies: 70
Views: 5541

Re: What do you Like/Dislike most About Your Stay in Thailand?

I have a great life here, with a wonderful family and I came to terms with my dislikes long before I could share them on the internet. Traffic is probably my biggest bugbear. I was downtown the other weekend with a friend of mine, he was bitching about the traffic, and I told him to try working out ...