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  1. 4-year Professional Visas Get Green Light

    little correction: Elite Visa is 1 mil baht for 20 years
  2. 10-Year Visas Now Available: Thai Immigration

    i am curious about that Vietnam thing. is that right? I might consider something like this but the last time i checked it wasn't that easy or I was ill informed. shoot me a PM if you got some good information (links etc) about this 5y on visas and applying for citizenship etc.
  3. 10-Year Visas Now Available: Thai Immigration

    this visa doesn't apply to me because I am under 50 but.. personally, even if I have the money, I don't see any reasons to take it over the 1m baht Thai Elite for 20 years
  4. I would consider myself lucky if it was only one lady. I heard the same thing about Canada about 50 times at least in 4 years (every time some random girl asked me where I am from) it seems that they have this idea in their head that Canada is just like the photoshopped perfect Google Images pictures with the lakes and rockies on one side. (I never even seen them mountains as they are about 5000 kilometers west of where I lived) when I tell them it's really cold back home during the winter they always say "I love cold!" and they are the same girls who complain that they are cold when it's about 20 celcius out. we had an Australian that visited for the first time about 4 years ago, he kept saying he loved the snow and would go skiing every weekend. he did go.. but just once! after that one time he quickly learned that the -20 celcius average weather was no joke and spent the rest of the 2 months there inside (at home, in a car or on the way to the bars.)
  5. Robblok beat me to the reply but yeah. bodybuilder will almost always be heavier yes but no one would call them "overweight" even if they are generally over the average. I used to run quite a bit, wish I still did (damn dogs) for reference here's a picture of me on the left at about 68kg, 191cm. with my dad and brother about ±15kg more (so 191cm and 83-85kg)
  6. no doubt that person is either really tall and/or disillusioned about weight in general (extremely common and slightly annoying) I am athletic (not buff, save me the BS) at 191cm, (6 ft 3) ±69kg, 31' waist (Arnold had a 32' waist). 14-15% body fat I used to be leaner (10-11%), probably around 67kg or so I would see abs again.. definitely not now my dad who is slightly overweight told me one time "you should gain at least 15kg to be healthy" and it was at a time that I couldn't see my abs anymore because I gained 2-3kg.. so, I had a good laugh because he is the same height as me.. I told him "15kg for what? so I could be the same size as you and make you feel better?" oh boy, he didn't like that much, but it made him think. from my experience, most overweight people will tell athletic or thin people that they should gain weight because their view of what "normal" is, is overweight. every time I see pictures of people that I went to school with back home (Canada), I see 90% of them people are quite a bit overweight. like Facebook pictures of my thin sister with her 9 overweight friends. anyways, from this calculator linked previously: Your weight: 69 kilograms Healthy body weight range is: 67.3 to 90.9 kilograms The weight range does not consider your level of fitness. If you are a lean athlete, your weight goal based on your percent body fat would be a better indicator of what you should weigh.
  7. any brands that i should go for? I should know all that (and I will) but it's my first time dealing with tubeless. don't want to be taken for a ride and buy the cheapo ripoff ones
  8. so I have to send some stuff at the post office, a 32" monitor, some computer stuff in big enough boxes (about 4-5 boxes at most) i show up at the post office on Ruamjit in Cha-am.. and he looks at me like I'm an idiot for showing up there.. tells me he can't do it. fails to explain why (something about boxes) tells me to go to Narathip. issue is. it's about 4km away and I'm not walking there or doing 5 runs with the motorbike taxis I would rent a taxi or someone with a sidecar (or even any thai truck) for like 5 minutes but i'm afraid that I don't know anyone who has any of these. I have about 4 days to send that stuff before moving.. Logispost from the post office can do up to 200kg of stuff for 2400 baht.. and I'm sending maybe 20kg. called up some door-to-door delivery company and they quoted almost 3000 baht price to ship 2 boxes out of 5 so if anyone knows anyone with a pickup or a sidecar in the Cha-am area, that would be helpful. it's a 10 minute job at most but have to be done before I move out on Friday
  9. if you have their mac address just block them yeah.. it should be in the options for Edimax. if you have anything like smart TV or tablets it might be that too. you'll see if you block it and something stops working
  10. New PCX 150 - Prices gone crazy?

    I have had plenty of extended trips on scooter myself. I drove back and forth from Phetchaburi to Mae Hong Son (practically nonstop, ±1000 km each way) + visited most of Isaan the previous year which amounted in another 2300kms in 3-4 days. I ran it on a Honda Wave, but it would be feasible on any bike as long as its in good condition and you don't wring the throttle 100% the whole way. I would suggest getting oil changed/maintenance first of course. about the trips, locals strongly against it, "bike would run too hot" and blabla It seems they are scared of running a motorbike more than like 20kms for some odd reasons I went to Myanmar border in Kanchanaburi for visa runs from Cha-am which is a 8 hours or so deal a few times.. local taxi guy asked me where i would sleep.. I said "what? I'll be back here the same day!" to which he replied "Impossible." next day at 1pm I am sitting on the beach.. he comes around and asks why I didn't go to Myanmar. I told him "I already went and was back 30 minutes ago"
  11. I am interested in better type/dimensions information etc myself. I have just gotten a second hand one, and while can't say I have looked into it much and by no means an expert (far from it), the front tire looks a bit crappy.. anyone knows offhand how much we talking about for proper replacements?
  12. looking for contractor poles (2)

    i had to google that, aren't they kind of tripods too? the only issue here is there is 1-2 spinning things inside with lasers, gyro of some sort and it makes tripods vibrate and some annoying noise.. could be dampened i guess.. but the contractor poles are the best idea. besides, i went to homepro yesterday and found some extendable shower curtain thing that went to 310cm but they would not let me open it to see how it was tightened and told me it was a screw.. if its a screw it means the inner part was drilled with holes at every X cm.. and that doesn't really work if you want to put something really tight. so back to square 1 for now
  13. I am looking to rent a Chiang Mai based pickup+driver to come pick up my stuff in Cha-am, Phetchaburi and bring it back along to Pai (give or take 2000km total back and forth) I do not have a lot of stuff, mostly plastic bins (6 so far) and then my dog (in or out of his large crate) which I can all load and unload myself from the pickup. not much if any help needed. same at end location would be hoping for a drivers rate plus I pay for gas (or flat quote all the way, depending), preferably a pickup with cover and LPG would be preferable would prefer an overnight, leaving at 8pm if possible. using the Chiang Mai forums as ours is a little bare, maximizing the chances. any help is appreciated.
  14. I live in Cha-am, looking to move to Pai (in Mae Hong Son, which is a little bit shy of 1000km) I need a pickup and thai driver because I can't drive myself I do not have a lot of stuff, mostly plastic bins (6 so far) and then my dog (in or out of his crate) which I can all load and unload myself from the pickup. not much if any help needed. same at end location would prefer doing an overnight, leaving at 8pm if possible. would be hoping for flat drivers rate plus paying for gas, preferably a pickup with covered box and LPG. any help is appreciated.
  15. I am looking to move very soon from Phetchaburi to Mae Hon Son (800km or so) with my dog, he is about 33kg.. I have a travel crate. Issue i am having is that apparently Nok Air (and maybe Thai Airways) will not bring a dog over 20kg I thought "fine, I will bring him by train then".. I get my lady friend to call the train station to ask how much and they tell her "can not, only up to 20kg" that can't be right? can it? normally on trains I load up his crate myself unload at end station and bring him to next train from BKK to Chiang Mai (no more trains after that) I am not sure if she asked someone who has no idea what they are talking about or they really have this ridiculous rule I don't have a drivers license for car/pickup so what would be the other options if those airlines won't load a 40kg at most box for a 1.5 hour flight or on a train? I didn't expect the train to NOT be an option so now i am feeling like i will be quite stuck. any ideas?