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Everything posted by khunsanuk

  1. Hi, The poll is mostly a joke, I think. My guess is that whichever party wins, Prayuth will still get 'elected' PM. He basically only needs 1/4 of the votes. Marcel
  2. Hi, Positive discrimination is still discrimination. Sanuk!
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    Global RIP thread

    Hi, To cut down on the RIP threads, Bust suggested we just have one RIP thread for all the RIP messages. Thought it a good idea, so let's use this thread for any RIP messages from now on. I'll sticky it for easy finding. Sanuk!
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    Taxi Complaint

    Hi, I think you can call the Land Transport Department Hotline at 1584. Sanuk!
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    Smog forces all Bangkok schools to close

    Hi, Did you expect anything else? Sanuk!
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    Smog forces all Bangkok schools to close

    Hi, " Maybe they should use drones to fly babies around " What? And put all the storks out of business? Sanuk!
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    Date Set For ‘Black Panther’ Poaching Verdict

    HI< He will get a slap on the wrist at most Sanuk!
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    March 24 set as the national election day : EC

    Hi, Not holding my breath. Sanuk!
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    Buying A Condo

    Hi, We're in the process of buying a condo (new development) and I would appreciate any hints & tips to look out for. To be honest, I am rather unclear on the whole process. We've had a look at the finished condo already and will be looking again this Saturday to see if the issues we identified have been fixed. Mortgage from the bank (in my wife's name, as is the condo) has been approved already. I know we will have to also pay the remainder of the money (sale price - deposits paid - mortgage from the bank) via cashier's cheque, but know idea of how to get such a cheque or what else to expect / look out for. The development company is supposed to send me more details via email, but not yet received them. Also, does anyone know a good lawyer to help us deal with this? Sanuk!
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    Do Not Learn Thai

    Hi, Fully agree with Stick on this one. Without being able to speak Thai, I would never have been able to integrate into the family as well as I have now. I am 'uncle' to my nephews and nieces, not 'the farang'. It also gives you a distinct advantage in the job market, as - even though they usually have a uni degree - the vast majority of Thai office workers are totally uncomfortable in English. When I started my current job, the very first thing my staff asked was "Can he speak Thai?". They now pretty much exclusively speak Thai to me, same goes for the majority of my Thai colleagues. One of them actually asked me to speak at her wedding a few days back (I declined as I would be mortified speaking in front of 300-400 strangers ). Been here 20+ years and never had a negative experience due to speaking Thai. Sanuk!
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    Thaksin's son tipped to help lead Pheu Thai campaign

    Hi, " that former prime minister Thaksin will still be running the party " Fixed it. Sanuk!
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    Login problems

    Hi, Looks like there are people who are experiencing problems logging into the board after the upgrade. The likely reason for this is that we had to change from using the username to the display name during the upgrade. So, if your username and display name are not the same, you will now need to use your display name to login. You can also use the email address linked to the account to login. The display name is the name which shows up next to your posts, i.e. this one: Sanuk!
  13. Hi, The title issue was probably caused by the software upgrade. Signatures were actually turned off (have turned them on). You can change them by clicking on your username (in the top right of the screen) and selecting Account Settings. You will then see a menu item called Signature in the menu on the left. Sanuk!
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    Major changes to tourist visas coming up

    Hi, " since they did things like driving on the wrong side and violating virtually every traffic law they could think of. " How is that different than what the Thais do? Sanuk!
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    What Film (Movie) Have You Just Watched?

    Hi, If you like her, watch Altered Carbon. She's fully nude in there. The series is also very good. Sanuk!
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    Briton faces jail for spraying 'Scouser Lee' on Thai gate

    Hi, "They will face no more than 10 years' jail [and/or] a fine of no more than a million baht (about £23,555)," What the fuck is wrong with Thai penalties? Certainly the kid deserves to be penalized, but 10 years in prison for spraying some paint? Yet the penalty for driving without a license and killing 9 people is only 100 hours of community service. Sanuk!
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    Thai health insurance

    Hi, No clue about accident insurance but I use health insurance from Aetna (formerly Bupa). I've got the 2nd tier coverage for in patient care only (i.e. I need to be admitted in order for the insurance to cover the procedure). This costs about 14K/year. Cost is based on age. Sanuk!
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    Thaksin’s Son Indicted On Money Laundering Charge

    Hi, Didn't he get caught cheating? Sanuk!
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    Thaksin’s Son Indicted On Money Laundering Charge

    Hi, So, the bank people got 18 years. Wanna bet he gets of MUCH lighter? Sanuk!
  20. Hi, Read a pretty long article about this yesterday, this is a big deal and may well result in China losing a big part of their hardware manufacturing clients. Sanuk!
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    Login problems

    Hi, No, I'm not changing anything. Sanuk!
  22. Hi, " I apologise for posting in a thread and for not posting about Thailand or bizarro porn. There... that should keep my detractors happy. " We get it. You can stop adding this to every post now. Sanuk!
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    As debt levels rise, more Thais struggle to keep up

    Hi, "One struggling debtor, Rosukon Chakkrapongwan, fears she may lose her house as she struggles to keep up payments on a 4-million-baht home loan she took up three years ago. "It was not a problem two years ago. But this year, business is very bad as people don't spend," said the 44-year-old trader, who earns 30,000 baht a month selling cosmetics. More than half of that goes towards paying off her debt." You bought a 4M Baht home while making 30K Baht/month? Why the fuck did you think that would work out? And what fucking bank employee signed off on that? But of course foreigners have to put 50% down in cash when buying a house. Sanuk!
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    Return of the Begpacker

    Hi, Would be nice if we could just deport these assholes back to their home country. And send them the bill for the ticket of course. Sanuk!