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by HHTel
Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Ask The Expats
Topic: Looking for Water Holding Tank Cleaning Service
Replies: 33
Views: 4774

Re: Looking for Water Holding Tank Cleaning Service

Thanks for that BB. Sounds similar to ours. I wouldn't want to be the one to get down there after it's been drained. I'd need to call Elon Musk to get me out!
by HHTel
Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: What is 5G and what impact will it have?
Replies: 3
Views: 341

Re: What is 5G and what impact will it have?

The fastest current 4G mobile networks offer about 45Mbps (megabits per second) on average, My 4G phone comes in at just below 100 Mbps and the laptop at around 120 Mbps. A 2 GB movie downloads in 3 to 5 mins. But of course that's through my own wifi rather than a mobile network. I do have AIS mobi...
by HHTel
Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Ask The Expats
Topic: Looking for Water Holding Tank Cleaning Service
Replies: 33
Views: 4774

Re: Looking for Water Holding Tank Cleaning Service

That seems a good price for a complete clean. I've been toying with the idea of having ours emptied and cleaned. Never been done since the build in 2005. There must be inches of silt in the bottom but must be below the pump extractor or we'd have seen it coming out of the taps. However it's a 25,000...
by HHTel
Sun Jul 29, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Ask The Expats
Topic: Water pump repair
Replies: 3
Views: 239

Re: Water pump repair

I'll speak with him. As Sh!t happens, we've had a power cut and everything except the pump works on the power coming back. Just called him and he's on his way.
Where are you situated?
by HHTel
Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: After Dark
Topic: Afternoon drinking spots
Replies: 2
Views: 1097

Re: Afternoon drinking spots

OMG There are dozens of places. It depends what you want. Beach, quiet, noisy, great view, other farangs, food........ There are so many criteria. I personally, depending on my mood sit at Ton's bar on the beach near the Pattaya Ferry.
by HHTel
Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Ask The Expats
Topic: Water pump repair
Replies: 3
Views: 239

Re: Water pump repair

I use a guy who I've found very reliable and reasonable. Don't know his name but rides a phantom which is his pride and joy.
His number is:

0841289897
by HHTel
Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Foo
Topic: Same words different translations
Replies: 22
Views: 294

Re: Same words different translations

It varies, some do some don't. The same with house numbers. Some streets have a number 13 and some don't. The same here in Thailand. Some buildings have a 13th floor and some don't. Some commercial buildings take the British floor numbers, i.e. ground then 1st etc, and others the American system wit...
by HHTel
Sat Jul 28, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Foo
Topic: Same words different translations
Replies: 22
Views: 294

Re: Same words different translations

American English - suspenders = braces in the UK. An American going to buy a pair of suspenders in London would raise an eyebrow or two.
by HHTel
Sat Jul 28, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Foo
Topic: Same words different translations
Replies: 22
Views: 294

Re: Same words different translations

Reminds me of Jasper Carrot's joke about bollocks.

When asked in the US what 'bollocks' meant, he told them that it was English slang for 'zits'.

Then hoped this guy ever came to the UK and went into Boots for some cream for his bollocks (zits)!
by HHTel
Sat Jul 28, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Foo
Topic: Same words different translations
Replies: 22
Views: 294

Re: Same words different translations

RCer wrote:
Sat Jul 28, 2018 5:26 pm
There's always the good old Rubber. In England its that thing clearing water from your "windscreen". In the US (I was a little tot at the time) it was whay we put over our shoes on rainy days.
Never heard 'rubber' referring to 'wipers' or 'wiper blades'.
by HHTel
Sat Jul 28, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Foo
Topic: Same words different translations
Replies: 22
Views: 294

Re: Same words different translations

PeteC wrote:
Sat Jul 28, 2018 5:40 pm
At my daughter's British IS they also call an eraser on the end of a pencil a "rubber". :shock: Pete :cheers:
Yeh, that's the common meaning of a rubber in the UK and in American English I believe it's a condom!
by HHTel
Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Foo
Topic: Same words different translations
Replies: 22
Views: 294

Re: Same words different translations

'Fanny Pack'
'Sitting on your fanny!'

Used to have great fun teaching differences in American English and British English at a university here.

Try telling a girl in the UK that she has a nice fanny!
by HHTel
Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Science & Nature
Topic: Town in Iceland Paints 3D Zebra Crosswalk To Slow Down Speeding Cars
Replies: 4
Views: 229

Re: Town in Iceland Paints 3D Zebra Crosswalk To Slow Down Speeding Cars

I remember when they first did red/white crossings on Petchakasem, motor bikes were going up on the pavement to avoid them thinking they protruded out of the road.
by HHTel
Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: Nescafe
Replies: 104
Views: 10168

Re: Nescafe

That's exactly how my mother and my grandmother made coffee when I was a kid. Coffee, sugar and hot milk.

I remember I always complained because it had a skin on the top!!
by HHTel
Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: Hua Hin Food Trivia
Replies: 11
Views: 441

Re: Food Trivia

Loempia is a spring roll with a variety of different fillings.

A spring roll is a loempia with a variety of different fillings.
The ingredients are variable, and are often so similar as to be indistinguishable.