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  1. Personally I would be gutted if the board closed, it's by far the most civilised of the Thai centric forums. I rarely post these days since illness has prevented me from traveling to the LOS for several years, and consequently there're few relevant posts I can make. However, I do still visit and read the posts others have made which keeps me current with what's happening, unfortunately the current immigration shenanigans and the strength of the baht don't exactly create a welcoming climate.
  2. I spotted this on YouTube and thought Mekong, who I believe has done a lap or two around the IOM TT circuit, would find quite amusing 'flying docs' take on Motorcycle road racing
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    Diabetes Meds (type 2)

    Thanks for the info, its reassuring to know that their price does not really need to be taken into consideration.
  4. Any one know the approx price/availibility of 28 packs of 500mg Metformin tablets in Thailand (actual pack size isn't important)
  5. The helicopter belonging to the Thai owners of Leicester City FC has crashed in flames on the car park of the King Power Stadium car park shortly after taking off. Details on who were on the helicopter at the time have not been confirmed, but judging on the pictures I've seen it certainly doesn't look good. I'll post an update later if more news comes in before I hit the sack.
  6. Thanks for the replies Guys, I'm feeling a bit more reassured regarding the Thai banking system, I've never really distrusted the banks themselves, it's the politicians that concern me the most. I've already got a couple of accounts in Thailand, SCB and TMB if they are still open, I've not used them for around 10 years so they may well have been closed, I'll check that out. I've got plenty of time before any move would be possible, there's a lot that would need to be sorted out including a business to close and equipment to be disposed of. The more I think about it, the more daunting the process becomes, but the thought of spending the rest of my time living in my current situation is a powerful motivator. I may be back for more advice soon, once again, Thanks
  7. After the recent announcement by the British embassy regarding no longer providing proof of income certificates, what are the options available/workarounds to Brits wanting a retirement visa? My own situation is I genuinely have a 65,000+ bt monthly income (state pension + rental income) but without proof what can I do? I'm in the fortunate position of being able to deposit 800,000 bt in a Thai bank account, but as I'm sure you will understand, I really don't want to do that for fear of not being able to repatriate the money if I decided Thailand wasn't for me after all, or I needed to return to the UK because of health issues. Worst still, if I fell victim to my less than perfect health and old age, would my (adult) children be able to get the cash back to the UK without major difficulties? I could supply evidence of my income ie several years of UK bank statements showing the state pension going into my account plus a copy of a rental agreement, and would be happy to deposit a meaningful amount 75K - 100K or so into a Thai bank account, could that be acceptable? Any opinions would be appreciated.
  8. NOPE!!! I was right! AS was Buffalo Bill! Not really, it all depends what era you are referring to, myself and Mr Mekong were talking about the Nana Plaza of the late 90's early 2000's (arguably the best years) when G Spot was pretty much in the centre of the 2nd floor. The right hand corner back then was occupied by the Woodstock Bar, I'm surprised no one has pointed this out since it was the weekly meeting place of this very forum, (before it was changed from Nanaplaza.com to Thai360.com) Both Nana-Plaza and Soi Cowboy have changed beyond recognition over the last 30 years
  9. 'Are you sure about location if my memory serves me right (questionable) Rainbow was / is Back Right corner ' You're absolutely correct, Rainbow was in the back right-hand corner, G Spot was a 2/3 unit bar in the back centre of the 2nd floor try this web address to confirm http://www.bangkokeyes.com/gspot5008.jpg
  10. I bought several 1000 baht bank notes back with me from a trip to Thailand way back in 2008, I was intending to use them on a subsequent trip but forgot about them. I 'found' them the other day when clearing out my safe, the question is, are they still likely to be legal currency?
  11. That's a blast from the past, not heard his name in a long time, glad you're still OK Hugh
  12. Many years ago I returned in the early hours to my room at the Nana to find a 'security' guard lying asleep across the corridor, while a rat the size of a cat finished off his supper.
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    Pronunciation

    You seem to agree with my former young lady and myself, I think your transliteration is more accurate than mine, it will be interesting to see what others think, and if 'pa Thai yah' irritates others as much as it does me.
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    Pronunciation

    On virtually every YouTube video I've seen relating to Pattaya the pronunciation used is 'pa-ta-ya' yet a Thai girl I spent a considerable time with insisted it was pa-ta-yarr, which one is correct ?
  15. The carnage within the music industry continues with the death of George Michael at the tender age of just 53 being announced today 25/12/16. Absolutely shocking news, RIP George millions will miss you
  16. Yes, very sad, a true legend of rock, 2016 Is proving to be a very bad year for the entertainment industry let's hope he's the last this year and princess Lela doesn't fall victim. to the carnage.
  17. I can't comment on Thai optometrists since I have no direct experience with them, but if you are considering purchasing 'designer frames' I can confirm by direct experience that there's a enormous profit mark up on them, (3X + is normal) so negotiation should yield favourable results.
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    Which One?

    I concur, but fluid dynamics being what they are ie water doesn't flow particularly fast, it wouldn't be measured in yoctoseconds ys (10-24)
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    Which One?

    Assuming the flow is as illustrated (very slow) tank 3 will fill first (just)
  20. If she really wants Scottish independence she should campaign to let the English also be allowed to vote in a second referendum, her desire would be fulfilled, they'd end up being chucked out.
  21. I seem to remember eating at his restaurant on Beech Road back in the 90s. If my memory serves me correct, it always had lots of shrubbery growing outside the doors, but the interior shown in the video doesn't look familiar so maybe I'm confusing it with another place.
  22. UK votes to Leave the EU. What happens next I wonder? Certainly won't be boring. .
  23. Imagine a United States of America, where each state become a country with their own sovereignty, no longer a cohesive entity, but a squabbling morass of independent self interest, declaring war on each other weekly... Rather silly comparison if you don't mind me saying, the states of the USA were never independent nations in the first place, more akin to the English county's and shires, only on a grander scale.
  24. Well voting day has finally arrived and I'm about to go and vote (for leave), the opinion polls suggest a vote too close to call. From conversations I've had with friends and acquaintances, I personally think a leave vote is the most likely result, interesting times we live in.
  25. Chaos is exciting. Let's have UK leaves the EU, and then watch the cracks spread through the whole thing... How long til Britain comes crawling back I wonder? NEVER, you can wager your life's savings on that.
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