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  1. Tipping not expected -- I never used to tip. Never got a dirty look or any attitude. But -- I started to feel kinda bad -- The last two orders I did give 40 or 50 baht. I have no idea what their deal is with the delivery people. Allways been nice and polite.
  2. Two of my favorite things about Jomtien. 1) The local Immigration office. 2) Pattaya Meals at http://pattayameals.com Their food is very good - Portions generous. They don't charge delivery and tipping is not expected. (Personally, I really appreciate this approach). They are also very response to special requests and offer 1 out of 10 free. Highly recommended. I've also used Food panda. Otherwise - I don't have much experience with food delivery. I know some restaurants may deliver on their own - Seems kind of random. Anyone out there have other places they can recommend? (I didn't want to bury this under the Hit-Run Restaurant Review. That's sort of a different question). - Thanks -
  3. Is it my imagination, or did they shrink the text on the daily news email down to where we need an electron microscope? Or - Did I <deleted> a setting someplace?
  4. Was not crazy about the pastrami (I grew up in NY. Like the cheaper style more). But the staff at por was well trained, and I thought the bagels were good. Especially for here In Thailand. I give them credit for trying. Hate to see places like this fail. Tried to order from wok n rock (western Chinese) here in jomtien last night, only to see they also folded. Anyone know of an alternative bagel in jomtien? Sent from my iPad using Thaivisa Connect
  5. When our dog died last year of complications from a tick bite. Absolutely avoidable. The vet earlier did an x-ray, but no blood test. At the time, we didn't know any better. Shocking, as ticks (We have since learned) are a common and often virulently dangerous problem here. Of course I just spent 5 mins daydreaming on some of the other, but will stop at one ...
  6. We live in Jomtien - Near Soi 8. The standard wood folding chairs everyone offers were apparently designed by the same people who invented dental pliers. Where are the vendors who offer white beds? I'd gladly pay the extra Bht.
  7. I filled out the information form at Jomtien Immigration this week. (Was unable to process online (AGAIN!). Was not happy with the surprise, whinged and cursed, but filled out the form using basic information i had on hand. When they took my paperwork, the woman barely glanced at it. The biggest grief with the new info form was the need for a photo. Jumped out to the shop next door, they charged 100 baht for 2 photos, and ran back inside -- Finished in 2 minutes and back out the door with my passport.. On a related matter - Many people have noted here how easy and fast Jomtien Immigration is, I agree -- especially when compared to Singapore or back home in the USA. Has anyone collected an address where I might send an actual letter to them? Like anyone else, the people who work there might appreciate an honest thanks you ... regards - k
  8. We used IKEA in San Francisco. (Total kitchen remodel) Are happy with the quality and result. Would expect ikea to be more expensive out here. Word of advice -- use only people who have experience with ikea. They're not as simple as they look. We used index for a built in closet. Problem is they sub contract, no nothing it standard & they weren't cheap... Good luck ... K
  9. I did not catch the answer to the question. Is there a land or property. Tax? We own two houses. Both in my wife's name. I hold a 30 lease on one of these... Thanks
  10. Thanks for the ideas - When I said belly fat, i probably should have said I want to fit into my old jeans. Let me know if this sounds familiar - Last year, I spent several months out of the USA, not having to wear my jeans when I was here in the Kingdom. Prepping for the flight out to the States - Go to put on my jeans. Presto! They magically didn't fit. So yep, the belly fat around the organs is bad and all, but I generally need to drop some weight. Having the will power of Bill Clinton won't help. Need to find habits I can live with. Especially since we're a long way from Whole Foods. Dropping the soda isn't fun, but OK. Can do that. Looking at all the fad diets out there (Protein! Eggs! Brown Rice! No sugar! The neighbor's kid!). Stories in the press this week are all about how metabolism shifts long term to complicate things. One Dr just said try a bunch of different diets until you find what works for you. Now trying to figure out what to do here in Thailand. Where, if you stand still long enough, a food cart will find you...
  11. I started looking for caffene free soda in Thailand. Realized that won't happen - Even in the higher end Farang Markets. So am hooked on Coke Zero. Am working on insomnia snd belly fat. Now finding out that it's not just the caffeine in Zero that's a problem. Too much to go into here - try googling "health and diet soda". You'll get an earful from the laptop pretty quickly. So I'm looking for a replacement. We're in Pattaya -- Anyone have any specific suggestions for caffeine free teas and the like? My first trip to a market wasn't too successful ...
  12. My wife has me on Thai Basil Seeds. Dump some in water - they swell up. Try some before eating - or when pangs hit. Sort of like drinking beetle testicles, so I toss in bit of SriRacha or something. Not perfect, but it's something...
  13. Agree - The office staff at Jomtien have always been fine. I'm lucky I get to bring my Thai wife with me for help. And when I compare that to the experience back home in the USA (Dealing with my wife's visa from Thailand), there is no comparison. Over there - crowded, inaccessible location, get yelled at, slow, etc etc etc.
  14. We had the same problem. TMB actually got it wrong when we signed up - We asked specifically, and they initially said there wasn't a 2 step system. (The spike in blood pressure qualified as my cardiovascular exercise for that day) Use KTB - You can set the security not to require the OTP for most transactions. That makes it useful for working on the Web outside if Thailand. - k