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by bluelagoon
Wed May 17, 2017 1:36 am
Forum: Home, Lifestyle & Family
Topic: Security window Bars
Replies: 27
Views: 6592

Re: Security window Bars

Maybe such issues do not occur in a developpment with daily passage of maintenance staff, wall to wall neighbours etc? Or am I wrong?
by bluelagoon
Wed May 17, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: Home, Lifestyle & Family
Topic: Best Hua Hin tailors?
Replies: 39
Views: 13325

Re: Best Hua Hun tailors?

They are all pretty good and much cheaper than Bangkok. Don't get sucked in by a deal that seems to be too good to be true. These deals involve the cheapest and thinnest cloth. You get what you pay for. I have had many quality suits made by Savino in Dechanuchit Rd, a Nepalese guy who gives good va...
by bluelagoon
Tue May 16, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Legal status of illegal vehicle
Replies: 15
Views: 5797

Re: Legal status of illegal vehicle

Similar experience a few years ago, we were hit by another car with no insurance. The police were not interested at all and we had to claim on our own insurance to repair our car which took six weeks. The word 'law' in Thailand is a very loose term, as is the word 'police'. So in other words, if a ...
by bluelagoon
Tue May 16, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Property & Real Estate
Topic: Development, or lone wolf??
Replies: 27
Views: 8616

Re: Development, or lone wolf??

I would never buy in a development/estate in my own country, just not my style. But I did in HH mainly for security reasons. After talking with quite a few expats in different places in Thailand I concluded that a falang-owned house on its own is a target for thieves. not to mention no hassle for m...
by bluelagoon
Tue May 16, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Ask The Expats
Topic: Average cost of Gardner, Housekeeper, Pool Maintenance
Replies: 7
Views: 4212

Re: Average cost of Gardner, Housekeeper, Pool Maintenance

I would think the garden at 2500 -3000bht per month because 4 Rai is a very large area , pool would be 2000- 2500 per month, for a cleaner we pay 500bht each visit for 8 hours I think that was one fourth of a rai, not 4 rai. We had about twice that much lawn (needs to be watered daily by the way) a...
by bluelagoon
Tue May 16, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Property & Real Estate
Topic: Recommend a good thai builder
Replies: 8
Views: 9392

Re: Recommend a good thai builder

hello there , i need to warn people about a rogue / extremely violent builder in huahin/bankok who ruined our project and then beat the crap out of me (70) when we told him that we had employed a professional building inspector to check the faults. i understand i cant put his name on here but would...
by bluelagoon
Tue May 16, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Speaking Thai
Topic: Learning Thai
Replies: 18
Views: 9824

Re: Learning Thai

This is not quite on your subject, but an observation. Before Thai I lived in China. There every lady friend I had was busy teaching me Chinese whether I liked it or not. Every friend I had married to a Chinese lady worked hard at becoming fluent encouraged by their wives. i have never encountered ...
by bluelagoon
Tue May 16, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Where did you meet your girlfriend or wife?
Replies: 40
Views: 13843

Re: Where did you meet your girlfriend or wife?

To add my bit of speculation ihere, I may assume if the question is asked where one met, is perhaps to get some tips on where to meet a nice normal non-bar girl? If so, what about internet dating sites? Perhaps you may bump into some nice not so cupid girls with normal day jobs who may not be huntin...
by bluelagoon
Tue May 16, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Snakes in the house and garden
Replies: 363
Views: 45525

Re: Snakes in the house and garden

What about the natural plants that are considered as snake repellants? I also would not have any bushes in my garden or log/leaf piles as snakes love such hidden structures. I may keep the surface of the garden free of any bushy type vegetation aware that it is a bit of a frustration to be under the...
by bluelagoon
Tue May 16, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: On The Road
Topic: Taxi or something at nightime
Replies: 21
Views: 6648

Re: Taxi or something at nightime

Very good piece of advice from those who suggest taking the number and card of a reliable tuk tuk chap...the drivers we got from Hin Lek Fai to town always took 300B for the one way trip but when hailing one to get back home (at daytime that is), bargaining was often required. We politely refused th...
by bluelagoon
Tue May 16, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Online Ordering - a sign of the times?
Replies: 163
Views: 16075

Re: Online Ordering - a sign of the times?

C'mon guys...who is in charge?!! (ok it's not always us I agree! :mrgreen: )...but at one point it's up to a guy to make things clear that he is just not another of those stupid "farangs" who is considered as a sucker just worth to pay!!.... It's how one molds the relationship right at the beginning...
by bluelagoon
Mon May 15, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: The new Bangkok Hospital in Hua Hin
Replies: 485
Views: 47798

Re: The new Bangkok Hospital in Hua Hin

dom77 wrote:
Sun May 22, 2011 4:35 pm
I would not use either Sao Paulo or Bangkok Hospital - Hua HIn Hospital is affordable comfortable and amazing - a relative has had 3 proceedures there - an excellent place @
Thanks for the advice. I will definately stay away from the 2 placed you cite if they are "farang ripoffs"...pity!