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About yimlitnoy

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    Killing the Khaosan goose

    BMA is destroying the touristic Bangkok. From Khaosan road to Sukhumvit road to the Old Fort, it will be all shopping Malls. As if other countries have no shopping Malls. My Thai wife is now visiting our son in Canada and she cannot believe the prices of everything, cheaper than in Thailand. In canada we do not have a 300% tax policy which only encourage fake goods, Thailand is a paradise for those fake goods. Soon a bowl of rice on the street will be the same price of a good clean meal in my country. The Governor of Bangkok is destroying the Capital of Thailand with his heritage. Why is he doing that?
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    Whar happened to Silom bars: all closing?

    I hope the prices of a pint are friendly. I will try today Patpong's The paddy Fields and Shennanigans. So far Soi 23 for me was the last affordable pints (during happy hour...).
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    Whar happened to Silom bars: all closing?

    Thank you, I will check Hemingway today. Prostitution bars are now encouraged, high prices, tattoo marked girls, extremely expensive wines in supermarkets... Bangkok heritage buildings are disappearing...
  4. Last christmas The Pintsman on Silom closed without any warning, the same with O'Reillys on Silom and today i noticed the bar Molly Malone on Convent also closed, all those bars were there for more than 30 years at the very least. Last year was Hemingway on Sukhumvit soi 14, also now the Kiwi on soi 8 also moved. Anybody knows what is happening? where can we now get an affordable pint in normal pubs?
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    What's your cost of living here in Thailand?

    $20,788.84 Per year 40.26 Years to go ฿57,689.02 Per month $1,732.40 Per month
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    What's your cost of living here in Thailand?

    My budget is calculated as an average for the past 2 years, I have a car, I drink 3 pints a day but do not smoke and I rent in Center Bkk at THB 10,000/month: $20,788.84 Per year ฿57,689.02 Per month $1,732.40 Per month
  7. Of course America prefers Russia and North Korea, this is the new Trump order. We are seeing the start of a declining empire. How dignified can they be in putting innocent children with fleeing parents refugees in detention camps? It is a good move for Canada to start making economic alliances with new partners. A few years ago, Trump was threatening moving to Canada after president Obama well attended inauguration, a prelude to a Canadian wall maybe?...
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    Milk sell by dates.

    I once met a young chemist from NZ in a bar in Bangkok, he was visiting Thailand in his work, he told me that Dutch milk was powder milk as well as another brand, I forgot the name, he was also exporting to Thailand. In any case I think that both natural whole milk or powder milk taste almost the same. I simply prefer the Magnolia Full fat milk as it produces a better foamy milk from my french push coffee maker.
  9. The Thai are now drinking hard stuff: 40%++ instead of softer beer and wine. This policy of government heavy tax measured in alcohol content is only encouraging alcoholism and early death. Less sales will simply bring less taxes... Now all are drinking whisky by the bottles. The law needs changing, who can afford a THB 2000 steak with a THB 1000 wine glass?
  10. Price is also important...any special every day?
  11. How do you test an ELB checker? You push the button while running hot water? Any precautions to take? I have a National water heater with a push button in front of it to test and it says push up to reset. I do not see any ground wire, simply 2 wires electrical supply.
  12. Where is the Indian woman shop selling white cotton bed sheets near Villa Sukhumvit? The shop was once next to Villa Market on Sukhumvit Soi 33 but it has moved somewhere else.
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    To tip or not to tip?

    Tipping in Thailand is a waste, now most of the time , even after they levy a service charge they are expecting a minimum 100 THB. Yesterday I had one small beer in a bar and the waitress make an unhappy face when I asked for some change on all the 100 THB bills change she first handed to me in order to give 50 THB on the 180 THB beer. If they are going to play unhappy all the time then let's give a justification for them to be unhappy. Now I only give a tip when a smile is apparent on paying the bill.
  14. Maybe you should ask them, are you shy? How anybody else would know?