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by Takiap
Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: News
Topic: 49 missing as boat overturns in seas off Thailand
Replies: 42
Views: 2007

Re: 49 missing as boat overturns in seas off Thailand

As far as the life vests are concerned...................even the padded type jackets like the one in the photo, will severely impeded any attempt to escape from inside a sunken vessel. Strangely enough, every offshore training course that I have been through, and there have been many, not once has...
by Takiap
Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: News
Topic: 49 missing as boat overturns in seas off Thailand
Replies: 42
Views: 2007

Re: 49 missing as boat overturns in seas off Thailand

This story seems to have been buried in the news sites sadly....whilst the saving of 13 negligent Thais who wandered into caves that should have been off limits at this time of year is way more important. Channel 3 stuff....40+ Chinese died due to Thai stupidity and it's not so important. They even...
by Takiap
Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: News
Topic: 49 missing as boat overturns in seas off Thailand
Replies: 42
Views: 2007

Re: Governor: 49 missing as boat overturns in seas off Thailand

Personally, looking at that vessel, it looks well big enough to me to carry 105 passengers. I'd guess many were below deck, which is why so many have perished. I would guess that most would have been below deck. In one of the above articles, it states that most passengers were wearing their life ja...
by Takiap
Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Quick briefing please on health insurance
Replies: 7
Views: 633

Re: Quick briefing please

I don't mean to hijack this thread, but I'm just curious about the frozen expat pensions thingy. Are British retirees denied a state pension if they chose to live abroad as an expat?


If so, then all I can say is shame on the UK government. :shock:
by Takiap
Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: News
Topic: 49 missing as boat overturns in seas off Thailand
Replies: 42
Views: 2007

Re: Governor: 49 missing as boat overturns in seas off Thailand

What a sad and unnecessary loss of life. In my mind, strong winds and rough seas are not fully to blame. This is just another example of an almost sick addiction to baht.
by Takiap
Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Good Bye Hua Hin
Replies: 11
Views: 1193

Re: Good Bye

Good luck your move mate, and also best of luck with your medical issues.


:cheers:
by Takiap
Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: News
Topic: Boy, 3, dies after school building fall
Replies: 10
Views: 713

Re: Boy, 3, dies after school building fall

Some food for thought............ A guy I know personally noticed some blood in his urine a few years back (about 5) and went to Petcherat Hospital to get checked out. The doctor discovered he had a tumor in his bladder and suggest taking a sample for resting. The guy in question then asked the doct...
by Takiap
Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: News
Topic: Boy, 3, dies after school building fall
Replies: 10
Views: 713

Re: Boy, 3, dies after school building fall

How absolutely sad. Sadly, I tend to believe the story/translation. Out of principle, I would never voluntarily use the establishment mentioned in the article, although I'm sure there are many other such places. Whatever happened to the days when doctors swore under oath to do everything they possib...
by Takiap
Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: White Board
Topic: My 11 year old daughter needs some friends
Replies: 16
Views: 1285

Re: My 11 year old daughter needs some friends

I can confirm that the WADO karate club is a great club with great sensei as well. It's very much like a small family with a great bunch of kids as well. I have not been able to take my oldest daughter for quite a while now due to a number of reasons, but I am hoping that will all change this coming...
by Takiap
Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: News
Topic: First execution for 9 years in Thailand
Replies: 37
Views: 1930

Re: First execution for 9 years in Thailand

I have very mixed feelings regarding the death penalty. To begin with, it really is nothing other than state sponsored revenge. I don't really see it as a punishment at all. The time spent in prison before the sentence is carried out is punishment. When the sentence is carried out, it effectively en...
by Takiap
Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: Big C, Pre Cooked Chickens
Replies: 59
Views: 2577

Re: Big C, Pre Cooked Chickens

In Europa they have the obsession to keep nearly everything in fridge as ex. eggs. I suggest you read this: Why Europeans Don't Refrigerate Eggs But Americans Do Source: http://uk.businessinsider.com/why-europeans-dont-refrigerate-eggs-2014-12 All this is bullshit. Okay, allow me to assist you in r...
by Takiap
Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: Big C, Pre Cooked Chickens
Replies: 59
Views: 2577

Re: Big C, Pre Cooked Chickens

At the end of the day, food poisoning and/or runny stomachs are no less common today than they were 100 years ago. I have lived in three countries, and I have seen no difference in the number of times I have had the runs, whether in South Africa, Scotland, or Thailand. I have only had REAL food poi...
by Takiap
Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: Big C, Pre Cooked Chickens
Replies: 59
Views: 2577

Re: Big C, Pre Cooked Chickens

I'm not sure if there's evidence of this but I believe that in our super hygienic world that we live in has prevented the natural immunity developing. I'm sure a lot of the illnesses we suffer today is because everything is so sterile now. When I think back to my childhood, I don't remember having ...
by Takiap
Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Looking for help to convert tourist visa to a retirement visa
Replies: 4
Views: 503

Re: Looking for help to convert tourist visa to a retirement visa

Hi You do not need any sort of visa service agent. It really is a VERY simple process proving you have the necessary funds in a Thai bank, in your name only, and the money needs to have been in the account for at least three months, with the balance never dropping below 800,000 baht during that time...
by Takiap
Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: Big C, Pre Cooked Chickens
Replies: 59
Views: 2577

Re: Big C, Pre Cooked Chickens

There are plenty of ironies regarding this subject. Let's see, today we are told that the internal temperature of whatever must reach this, that, or whatever before it is ready to eat. How ironic that for hundreds of years there were never any thermometers for checking this, and people managed perfe...