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  1. Jimmy, you'll see a "broken image" icon in the editing box, when inserting image with URL-method (at least from unsecured sites), but try to click the preview icon (normally in second line/row at top of editing box, next to Font Size), as URL-images are loaded through another PHP-page, that work as secured-proxy; in the preview you should see the picture you have inserted...
  2. Presume you had it, OP, but just in case not – your 30-year lease need to be registered on the back of the land title deed at the Land Office, as any lease longer than 3-year and not registered (and tax paid) is void. If registered, you can stay during the agreed and registered contract period, even if the land is transferred or sold. A Yellow House Book (as also mentioned above) can normally be used as proof of address at Immigration, and Land Transport Office (works for me).
  3. I PM you a phone-number – she call herself "Best Nanny", stay in Maenam, close to Bo Phut part of Ring Road...
  4. Fahthaweeporn "Decor" in Bo Phut, next to the TPP gasoline station...
  5. It's a question of the right balance – a number of tourists actually like to to hire a beach chair under an umbrella, and also be able to buy something to drink, or a light meal or snack. I wonder why it's so difficult for the local authorities to find a balance, with some dedicated areas on the beach where approved vendors can pay a fee for a license to operate; the licence fee can then be used to keep the other part of the beach in good natural condition. I noted, when the military cleaned the beach first time, that in Danish media regular Danish Phuket-turists complained about the missing chairs and umbrellas and drink/food outlets, stating that after some 20-years, they will not return after these changes...
  6. This is what Hin Lat looks like after heavy rain (not yesterday), photo about two hundred meter further up the stream than Samui Jimmy's pictures – the quite big British guy, friend of mine, who insisted on taking a swim in the waterfall, he is an experienced "waterfall-swimmer", said that "the current was quite hard" – however, from my own view I find it strange that a silent stream can change from what's seen in Samui Jimmy's photos, and what it appear like, in the video. But we often hear about flash floods in the news, so probably one shall just be happy having not experienced one... And just a note about the heavy rain in the morning in Maenam – rain in Maenam is no guarantee that it also rains in Nathon, vice versa...
  7. Yes, that was the question – if Hin Lat, as stated in the news, or not. i.e. mistake or another waterfall behind Nathon – in the line og posts above, and why I answer with my local experience...
  8. That is quite likely, especially if she's from the Khmer-areas of Isaan, like Buri Ram and part of Surin. She can also be possessed by a spirit, that makes her fall in love with you (OP), and then she need that love to be returned. Have experienced that, possession, and the following exorcism ritual, to get that (probably bad) spirit to leave the girl's body – it worked, but I believe that one need to believe in it, to make it work... It's difficult, because there can be many angles, an outsider don't see. But from my point of view, you can be up against strong power (belief), which can be difficult to handle. Probably best to just ignore, if that's possible, and keep relationship strict to business; if not better for all parties to end further cooperation as smooth as possible...
  9. There was a heavy (stormy) rain in the morning. I've been told, that flash-floods can easily appear, and a few hours later everything is back to normal; however, never experience that myself, so can only say what locals tell. The video looks like it could be Hin Lat waterfall; however I don't recall every stone, even I often come there and have also walked way up in mid of the stream several times (in proper weather conditions); probably other places can look similar, especially when you only see some water stream and stones...
  10. It sound like a really good idea, especially in areas where lots of plastic are wasted. The link in OP is about replacing (all or part of) bitumen in the aspalt mix. Not long ago, there was another story running about plastic roads, where whole sections are molded and, stated in the article, can easily be replaced for maintenance... Future Highways Could Be Made From Recycled Plastic Bottles But some years back, I read about an American University that had invented a method, where granulated plastic bottles could be used as road material instead of asphalt; however, still at an early experiment state at that time. What I especially noticed was, that rainwater will drain through the deck of plastic granulate, which would be extremely useful at Samui; and if not for suitable for heavy traffic at main roads, then for smaller sois, and driveways, etc. I remember I shared the article in a forum, perhaps ThaiVisa. A quick Google-search showed a similar article from December, 2010 – not the original one I read – note they use that kind of plastic bottles, which cannot be heavily used in other plastic-recycling, and therefore often end up as waste... Old plastic bottles can be used to improve paving and prevent flooding
  11. At least his former restaurant at soi 4's beach-end has been cleared and the house is now up for rent. I has not heard anything about George's status...
  12. Before we all get too excited, it sounds merely like it's in some specified economic zones, foreigners will be allowed to invest in a limited total number of rais for development (631,000) – probably not intended to attract buyers of small plots for a little private house, and it's only in the provinces Chachoengsao, Chon Buri and Rayong; according to the news stories I read today...
  13. That news-story is real enough, all over Danish media, but it's rather like someone stealing little money from the cookie-box in the canteen than a catastrophe, the Danish news-stories says... –Some employees in the defense fell in a trap with fake (Russian) eMails saying the IT-system should be upgraded, and they needed to key their pass-code, and directed them to a fake site looking like a real defense IT-system page. That gave the hackers access to some not that important, and not classified eMail communication, the Danish stories claim this morning. Me, I just wonder that employees in the defense have not been warned about simple tricks like that; but there's probably so much I don't understand...
  14. How come, it's summer of '69, and I was never dancing when I was young...
  15. Still see the images, Ron19 don't see, in Chrome, Chrome Incognito, and IE.