idman

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  1. I had forgot about that little trick. You are absolutely spot on. The only downside is you have to keep applying the product. No matter, as those of us with automobiles can now easily deny the corrupt and ineffective BIBS there blod money. Sent from my SM-T805 using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  2. As I use to do in America and yes it is illegal but no way was I going to pay a hefty fine when these speed cameras were shown to nothing more than cash cows. I bought for the front and back license plate bracket a plastic cover that allowed it sit pretty much flush against the license plate and be attatched with screws. You could still plainly see the license number and the registration sticker but when a photo radar or speed camera took a picture there was nothing there but a glare from the reflected image. Worked wonders and I had never had any problems with tickets again. I could make a fortune importing a couple of thousand of them to Thailand and getting the G/F's family to sell them in the Wednesday market and the weekend market. Thais would snap them up like hot cakes. Sent from my SM-T805 using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  3. I am replying to the earsling who questioned why I stay here in Chiang Mai. The answer is an easy one so that even he can understand. The weather, the food, the peace and quiet, the cost of living, the variety of activities, the ability to get away rather easily. Oh, wait for it. I can get boinked 24/7/365 by some of the most beautiful women in the world at a price that still boggles my mind. Has my answer satisfied your ignorance about MY own reasons for staying here despite the few things that bother me? Gosh, for my peace of mind I hope so. Sent from my SM-T805 using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  4. The printer companies, HP, Canon, Epsom, Brother et al. reel you in with super low prices for a top quality printer and then rob you blind when it's time to replace the ink supply. I am all for paying the lowest price and if that is a knockoff product so be it. In this case, just another photo op. for the BIBS, see how we are doing our job. A total waste of time. Sent from my SM-T805 using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  5. I belive that there is ongoing research at a think tank somewhere in Patpong or it might be Nana Plaza into the actual IQ of a Thai. So far the results have been cloudy at best as finding a working brain to measure have proven to be futile. Sent from my SM-T805 using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  6. Well an incident like that would give one pause to access his continued living here in C.M. You are very lucky to have escaped without serious injury. For me everyday there seems to be situations envolving a car, motorbike, red bus, van or pedestrians that gets my blood boiling. I try to take it in stride and after a few or many depending on the offense choice expletives I just carry on. Thais are without a doubt right up there in the cluelss dimwits population, from their me first to this b.s. face thing we as Farangs appear to be nothing more than a nuisance. I love here in C.M. and so I have made allowances for Thais behaving badly on a daily basis. I have to accept the fact that I will always" come out second best, that given any opportuinty Thais will <deleted> me over while giving me that phoney Thai smile, that no matter how hard I try to stay calm there are always going to be times when I just want to say "<deleted> this <deleted>, take your <deleted> Country and shove it where the sun doesn't shine." You have a decision to make, you have to weight all the pros and cons of continued living here. But remember, is the next place if it is here in Thailand going to be any different? Are you really going to find paradise? Good luck in your decision whatever it may be. Sent from my SM-T805 using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  7. And you are willing to buy a second hand car off a Thai used car lot??? Excuse me, but are you mental?? Thai people are among the worst for taking care of their cars, forget about dealership maintenance most just find the cheapest shop. Since having a car gives huge face too many Thais purchase a car with little or resources to properly maintain it. In the case of these lower end dealers with lower price cars you are taking a huge chance. What do you think your chances are of seeing actual service records, are you qualified enough to determine if the car was severly damaged and only had cover upwork done? You safest bet is to purchase from a Farang who has all the records or buy from places like ExPat Motors here in Chiang Mai or from a Toyota Sure dealer. Sent from my SM-T805 using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  8. I am a little confused. You have never been to Chiang Mai but said you lived in Bangkok for three years, correct?.. Can I assume then you had some type of budget during that time? If that is the case it should not take a genius I.Q. to figure out a workable budget for Chiang Mai. Yes, C.M. in a lot of instances is cheaper but also remember that the distance many items have to travel to get here balances out what you might pay for the same item in Bangkok. You already have had experiance with living on a budget. Sent from my SM-T805 using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  9. Florsheim Shoes at Maya are right up your alley. Top quality leather, stitching and styles. Size might be your issue however but at least go there and see for yourself. You will pay a hefty price as these shoes do not come at a cheap price. Having said that you do get what you payed for. A good pair of these shoes with proper care and treatment will last a very long time. Sent from my SM-T805 using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  10. Maybe I am mistaken but not all Stations would be able to accomodate trains longer than 5 cars let alone 6. So what would be the point? The BTS is still the best way to get around Bangkok given the huge increase in cars now on the roads thanks to the lovely Yingluck and her first time car buyer program. Granted the trains are even more packed but at peak hours you only have a short time before the next one comes along. The price is certainly cheap and anything that can keep me out of a taxi is going to get my business. If they can add trains perhaps they would stagger the schedules and the stations that they could stop at. They could also announce that the oncoming train is four car, five car, or six car train and people could plan accordingly. Confusing perhaps at first but people would soon adjust. Sent from my SM-T805 using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  11. Off topic a bit but WHY for God's sake must there be these names, i.e. El Nino, La Nina, Shock and Awe, Rolling Thunder, Operation Desert Storm always be given to events??? Who decides what events merit a name, who chooses the name or is there a naming contest with a prize??? Growing up in Ireland and even when going to University in America I don't ever recall events being given silly names. Sent from my SM-T805 using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  12. OMG, these two have to stay in prison??? Amazing Thailand this time around. Sent from my SM-T805 using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  13. How about a fund set up in an offshore bank to pay for an open contract on this piece of garbage. Kneecap him in both knees and you collect. Should be easy peasy for someone with the skill set of John Wick. The "Boss" would be easy pickings as he seems to favor Formula 1 racing events, that gives those interested in collecing plenty of time to follow him during the four days at each racing venue and see where he is the most vunerable. Just a random thought. Sent from my SM-T805 using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  14. I love reading stories like this. Once again the idiotic thinking of Thais is on display. Perhaps next some enterprising Thai will start to read the entrails of road kill and claim they have revealed the elusive lottery numbers. Is it any wonder why we never take this country seriously?. Sent from my SM-T805 using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  15. Whether or not they get bail is irrevelent, no way will they have their passports, their assets will all be taken and worst of all is the huge loss of face. None of their former hi-so friends will have anything to do with them and for a self important Thai there is no worse punishment. Shunned by your own, what a tragedy, oh the shame of it all. Sent from my SM-T805 using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app