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About Madgee

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  1. I.T.City is a good shop. I buy most of my goods from them and never had a reason for complaint yet. If you get a good sales guy, like in my local shop, they will order most things if they possibly can for you.
  2. I was on a retirement extension, got married and changed to a married extension. Why? My wife changed all her I.D's incl. Gov. official I.D., documents, bank details, etc. to my surname without hesitation. Not by my request but by her own insistence. She is financially independent, good income, own house, car and kids at good Uni's so no financial benefits. Simply, she is proud to be my wife, so it was only natural to me to be proud to be her husband and this was a good way of showing it! Of course, it made getting a work permit less hassle and released ฿400,000 enabling me to buy a small car for myself to run around in. Although now I'm officially retired, I have no intention on going back on a retirement extension, even though I have the funds and it would be a slightly easier process. Yes, a few more bits of paper for immigration and a double trip to the office but it's no real hassle. Yes, I have to take my wife for the yearly 30 second interview which she enjoys as she has told me it makes her feel proud to be part of me and my life in Thailand with her. It's not just about money, convenience, work permits or whatever. For me and my wife it's also about the wellbeing within our relationship. She likes having a foreign surname, she is proud of it and was overjoyed when I changed my extension to marriage for her. Just a small way of showing commitment to each other, even though it really doesn't make an iota of difference.
  3. Recently I had a mini-break to Koh Lanta from N-E Thailand and decided to test my Thai I.D card to the max. All flights accepted it, AirAsia and Lion Air. Krabi airport to resort on Koh Lanta by minibus and return at 1/2 the advertised price. (Thai price) Resort and motorbike hire. Local attraction (Thai price) Discount in a restaurant! It has its uses as far as I'm concerned. BTW. I have even opened a bank account with no other documentation apart from my I.D. card!
  4. This is the only site I could find about the books. BTW : Neil formerly at CBA ???
  5. Ok ... I've been to specsavers! Go to the individual contacts list. Choose your contact. Open the menu bar drop down list. (top right) Choose 'set ringtone'. (this will open the ringtone list) Choose the desired ringtone. It can also be done with group contacts. Google is still your friend!
  6. Google is your friend!
  7. Unlike AirAsia, LionAir will not accept a web check-in over 24hrs from time of departure and I'll be away in that period of time. I pretty sure that it takes 15 mins from the plane to the arrivals terminal so a bit of a rush but I don't know my way around the new terminal unlike the old. No check-in baggage, boarding pass required only.
  8. We are arriving at DM with AirAsia and departing with LionAir. How long will it take (approx.) to get from arrivals to the LionAir check-in counter then to the departure gate? With a bit of luck I might be able to use the web check-in for our boarding passes but it looks doubtful as the LionAir service is only available 24hrs before and I might not be able to access a pc or printer during this time. From the time of arrival to the time of departure we have got about 1hr 15mins providing there are no delays. Many thanks in advance!
  9. Several members have had this problem. Just move your cursor to the right hand side within the search box to type. Not obvious and a bad design but it does work .......Sometimes! Hope this cures your problem.
  10. Amazon has 2nd hand GTX 980 cards going for around £300
  11. I'm sorry Joe but I must disagree with you. I changed from a retirement extension with 6 months left to run to a marriage extension. The retirement was cancelled and a new 12 month extension issued. Admittedly, the IMO was not keen as it causes them more work but I insisted (needed the funds to purchase a car). There is nothing in the 'book' that says it cannot be done, just the IMO could be reluctant to do it because of the extra work. JMHO.
  12. Zenphone Max: 1A / 5 volt charger supplied is weak and inadequate. I use fast charge via my Asus laptop. OTG USB adapter cable supplied. Camera has many settings but I still find quality lacking indoors but apparently this issue has been sorted with updates. Maybe me! Video is fine. Maximum volume is a well documented issue with most Asus Zenphones in all departments, especially using the handset compared with Samsung. I noticed last week Banana and ITCity were offering the freebees. I prefer ITCity where we are because they are more knowledgeable and tend to throw in a few more incentives to buy.
  13. I got the Zenphone Max in Feb and I'm quite impressed with it, even my wife jacked her iPhone 6 for one because of the extended battery life, 5000mAh. Excellent phone for the money but has a few downsides. Long, long battery recharge time. Indoor photo quality is not good. (many bad reviews about this aspect) Maximum volume is poor. Some of the constant updates have addressed other known issues. Lots of places now offering 2 year guarantee, free case and screen protection. About ฿6490. For the OP, you will have a problem with the low audio output unless you use a Bluetooth earpiece.
  14. Most PPT fuel stations in larger villages and towns offer a quick and inexpensive method, it only takes a few minutes. Just take your tax disc, Gov. insurance and reg. book. All done in a few minutes and depending how far away the local licensing centre is, next day pick up the new tax disc etc. My local station charges me the usual cost plus 65฿ for the running around.