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  1. Hey Folks (ancients, newbies, old friends and those surfing here), I would like to wish everyone who celebrates Christmas a very Merry Christmas. May your Holiday Season be joyous and peaceful, and your Christmas experience most meaningful. May all of you have a fantastic New Year, one that's healthy and prosperous. I/we truly miss Thailand and pray that I'll be fortune enough to visit at some point, hopefully, in the not so distant future. New Petchburi Pete
  2. Thank you very much Mekong ... I am viewing your reply at about 9am on the East Coast (NC - USA) I have to go meet my son's new 4th grade teacher; and, I'll try option 2 and/or 3 when I get back ... he will be back in school on Monday ! I will let you know how it works. Option 2 or 3 should work. One question ... how do I get the PC into safe mood if not logged in ... without a password ?
  3. A neighbor/friend asked me for help with his computer. When I went over it became obvious to me that this guy lost or forgot the password to his PC. It runs, or used to run, Windows 7, Premium Home Edition - 64 bit. It seems that he did not create a password recovery disc. What's seems weird to me is that when an incorrect PW is typed, no password hint appears. Those who know me understand that I do not have that much technical experience with computers. I told my friend that there must be a solution ... there is one, isn't there? Any solutions or serious advice/recommendations would be sincerely appreciated. If it were me, I'd fly over and bring it to TukCom in Pattaya ... or I'd hunt down exPat !!! When I was there such 'problems' could be effectively dealt with for 500 to 1000 Baht, although the retrieval of any files could not be guaranteed .. forget their integrity in Pattaya! Thanks to anyone with the knowledge or patience to help.
  4. I meant to add that our backyard is alive with deer, rabbits, foxes and an amazing array of birds! With KS's permission I wanted to show you gents the fine home we now own ... and my wife as a Permanent Legal Resident is co-owner which makes me damn proud of her ! She has advanced so far in life that it literally gives me joy to watch her develop and adapt. She is bright, ambitious and very talented and having chosen me to be her husband I don't mind adding that she displayed fine taste. She is more beautiful now than when I met her at age eighteen. She'll turn thirty years old in July and she gets more beautiful with each passing year. Interestingly, the three of us were all born on a Saturday, so we have the Saturday image of Lord Buddha in our 'shrine' room which of course is upstairs on the highest level of the home. Today will be 90 degrees with low humidity (dew point about 59 degrees)! North Carolina is truly God's Country ... this land and we who are lucky enough to live here is indeed blessed! Chok dee kup, New Petchburi Pete
  5. Well, we are happily settled into our new home in North Carolina and nicely situated in a quiet, peaceful, small town which is 15 - 20 minutes from Raleigh. We bought a 4 bedroom, 2 and a half bath home with living area of 2250. square feet. The home was built in late 2006, has a two car garage and a decent sized back yard which my Thai wife loves to garden in. I can see her now tending to her lemongrass, Thai ginger, various types of basils and other herbs, tomatoes and so on. She found a banana tree in a local greenhouse and it's doing great as are her pineapples. She definitely has a green thumb and loves to garden. She sells spices to a Thai market store in Raleigh. She has most of what she needs to make fine Thai dishes. She is a fine cook; and, she makes fabulous sushi and other Asian 'fusion' foods. She is entertaining a very lucrative offer from a fine Thai restaurant in Raleigh to work as a chef and may well begin in a few weeks. She is preparing diligently for the American citizenship test which she will be eligible to take this December. Our son Andrew (some of you guys remember him as the 'linebacker') has adjusted beautifully to the local school system. He's a very large and sturdy boy, very strong and very handsome! He is interested in basketball, soccer, horses and enjoys mowing the lawn, etc. He's a great kid who turned nine years old in March. He's a very bright child, and should have a fine future here in the States. We really like North Carolina ... great weather, friendly folks and Southern hospitality. I did need to have a pacemaker/defibrillator implanted in late March at Duke University Medical Center. All went well and overall, my health is pleasingly stable. We do hope to visit Thailand in a year or two. My wife is able to keep in touch with her family via Skype, etc. Hey, when we come, we will definitely have to have some type of reunion or party. Truth be told (not to sound like Stick), I really miss LOS; but, I can proudly say that living in the Kingdom greatly enriched my life. I will try to stay in touch through this forum and thanks to KS, I have reverted back to New Petchburi Pete, for once you live in BKK, you never really get it out of your blood. River fish fried in front of Union Tower? Hey, Talapia is sold everywhere here now; and, my wonderful wife knows how to make it taste just as it did in Bangkok. Chok dee kup
  6. About a year after I married my wife (from Chaiyaphum) she insisted that she needed her nose altered or reduced in width. She hounded me so much that eventually I agreed to pay the 10,000. Baht for the 'nose job.' I must admit that it did enhance her exotic beauty. She was thrilled with the result(s) and the whole experience at Yanhee. I was an inpatient once for three days at Yanhee under the care of an internist for a nasty torn muscle in my leg. The care was top shelf. Whenever I rang the bell for a nurse, three would appear. Yes, there are many very looking nurses at Yanhee. Even the food was awesome. At the time, inpatients ordered over the phone from a menu ... very good Thai food almost at street food prices! Yanhee's reputation is impeccable. I highly recommend it.
  7. I am sure most of you who knew me, remember me as 'New Petchburi Pete.' I'm originally from the Boston area and moved to retire and live in Bangkok. I married a fantastic young Thai gal from Chaiyaphum there in 2001, had a terrific son and then we moved to East Pattaya in 2005. After being diagnosed with a chronic type of leukemia we relocated back to the United States in Dec. of 2009. Well, my health struggles continue but I am surviving and want to say hello. We miss Thailand but love the USA. We moved from the frozen North where we didn't feel quite welcome and accepted just before Halloween to Raleigh in the great state of North Carolina. There is tremendous racial, cultural and ethnic diversity here; and, we truly feel accepted here. Just about all whom we meet or encounter are very friendly and kind. We feel like we fit right in and genuinely appreciate the 'Southern hospitality' of the folks here. We definitely chose the right state to move to. We just bought a 4 bedroom home that we'll be moving into next week. We were able to purchase through a government program that allowed my wife with Permanent Legal Resident status to be listed as a co-applicant/co-owner. Our new home is in a small, peaceful town just 15 minutes from downtown Raleigh. My wife is now just ten months from taking the exam to become an American citizen. This is what she always told me she dreamed of. We miss Thailand and I especially miss the members of the board(s) I came to know. Thanks to Skype, etc., my wife is able to communicate on a daily basis with family members in Thailand. If all goes well we shall return to visit in a couple of years. I know this is a very brief summary, but I wanted to say hello and let all know how we are doing and that we are thinking of you. Enjoy the good life over there and understand that if you ever desire to return to the West with a Thai wife, kids, etc. the transition is possible. Chok dee kup. Pete
  8. Thank you KS and 'hello' to you and all, I am surviving and doing ok in farang land. My wife and our son are doing great. I have much to relate, and will do so soon. Today I will have a needle biopsy of the prostate in Boston ... 3 hr. drive in and maybe more on the way home if traffic is as usual. If feeling up to it after the procedure, we hope to try a highly touted Thai restaurant on Harvard St. in Brookline. We no longer get our hopes up for Thai restaurants in the US ... they just don't compare to what's in LOS. But, I still engage in wishful thinking! More later. New Petchburi Pete, Lowjit and Wetass (take your pick - or suggest a new one)
  9. "Don't think Thai woman can cope with New England winter." We are staying in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. It's cold and snowy. Already had a decent snow storm just before Christmas and my wife and son are loving it! They actually admit that they'd rather be in the snow and cold vs. the heat and humidity all the time in LOS. Our son loves building snowmen and he's been sledding and 4 wheeling (ATV). We are getting more snow over this weekend. It's very scenic. My first visit to Boston will be Monday ... three doctors appointments in the same day - weather permitting. I am doing OK. I'd be less than truthful if I said I didn't have any LOS withdrawal symptoms; but, overall, things are going well for all of us. We are in a very quiet, peaceful setting across from the big lake in NH. The area is very nice. My wife does miss family and her Thai food; but, hey, she can cook farang food very well indeed. Little Hercules is adjusting well to a fine school system. I would like to wish all a very 'Happy New Year.' Peace, love, happiness, good health and fortune and contentment for all. As KS would say "Sanuk!"
  10. Back in the old days we had a very active member from the Tampa area. I believe his 'board' name was "Brink." I think he retired from coming to LOS as I believe he found being a diving instructor too lucrative. I didn't think one really had to be taught (muff) diving; but, how knows what's going on in the States. Maybe some need to be shown how?
  11. Red Baron, I remember you well, a congenial, friendly young Aussie. We actually met at a beer bar in Pattaya (one you chose - small one, forget where) and that was about 4 to 5 years ago. I remember the ladies fighting over you. It's possible that we also met up at Gulliver's; but, my memory on that is a bit foggy.
  12. A decent suggestion as it does offer a pretty good view, especially as the working gals walk up the stairs some sans G string!
  13. Many ask me 'will you return to LOS, especially if treatment is successful?' While I would like to say 'yes,' my feelings are a bit mixed. Should I not make it, and that day will come for us all, I'd like the option of coming back to Thailand as a ghost. There are some really neat spirit houses I wouldn't mind taking up residence in, especially if Red Fanta is on the list of daily offerings!
  14. Hi Dave, So nice to hear from you and thanks for the kind words. I do remember when we were in the Boston area at the same time and it snowed - but, what's even more amazing is that it was in October; and, as you know it rarely snows in Boston in October. That was a great day. I believe we were having lunch at the 99 on Route 1 in Saugus? A visit (probably more than one!) to L'il Peppina's (Rt. 99) is definitely on the list of absolute must things to do. I'm afraid to show my son that place ... he night never want to leave! Ever had one of Pepe's 'custom' meals? - awesome! I believe you once told me that Thai pocketbooks would be a sure hit in the US, tried them but didn't have great success? Well, Fon bought a few and is convinced she's going to get rich selling them!
  15. Our son who is now 6 and a half is already over 44 kgs. and he continues to get stronger. When our son was 2 or 3, Jimmie Blonde dubbed him a future 'linebacker' in the NFL (Hall of Famer?) and that would not surprise me one bit. Interestingly, he has taken a keen interest in Tae Kwan Do. He takes after the Scots on my mother's side and his pediatrician believes his height will easily exceed 6 feet 6 inches. He loves to eat, and when it comes to pasta, he puts down more than twice what I can! When we get to the States, we will put a hefty chain around the fridge!
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