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  1. I got mine, 1m baht 20 years. applied on Friday the 3rd, received and filled all the forms they needed and pictures.. 6th they replied (Monday) and started the background check, it was done on Thursday I think (9th). paid on the 14th, received the welcome letter on 15th and went on Tuesday the 21st to get it applied. (my choice, could have went earlier) I dressed nicer "just in case" and arrived earlier than expected at immigration so I just waited for a bit.. he showed up shortly after. very nice gentleman gave me a fancy bag with some knick knacks inside then took my passport from me while I waited in the waiting area, returned 20 minutes later with the visa affixed. I didn't see or talk to any immigration officers living in Mae Hong Son a visa run was a 6-7h drive one way and 4000 baht private driver, total waste of time and then 350 baht at the border.. no more.
  2. you can affix the Elite Visa at Suvarnabhumi, Phuket, or Chiang Mai International Airport (Direct International Arrival Flight Only) that's what I was told
  3. to be honest I have gotten this specific answer quite a bit : "I didn't pay attention in school and did not care about learning English back then" and it's almost always the same story even my met some girl still at university and her English was quite good told me roughly the same thing I would assume that it's because the "we don't need English because Thai is better" is being pushed on all of them. plus i can confirm that they are not allowed to ask questions to the teachers because if the teachers cannot answer they will "lose face".
  4. just applied for the Thailand Elite Superiority Extension (1m/20 years) about an hour ago, we'll see how that goes.
  5. Online games

    hmm, nothing to do with Steam itself, the game developers decide where the save games files go. it's on a per game basis what you want to use in this case is the Steam Family sharing. only one person can access the library (games) at a time but the savegames are definitely split (if we are talking different computers here) the only way the savegames would be "shared" is if you access a second Steam account while on the same computer and use the same game (depending on how the game was programmed) it might just be a local folder where it would fetch the games from Steam Family sharing absolutely works, I have over 5000 games by now on Steam (yes) and my brother definitely has his own save games down in Canada, the cloud saves will not download between 2 accounts, only the local files with do that.y you can even trick the system sometimes and play some of the games cooperatively even if you just own one copy on Steam. otherwise, finding triple A quality games on disk? unlikely to happen, you will most likely just end up with a Steam installer and a steam code in the box
  6. Online games

    If you are looking for some games I might be able to hook you up with some games you might fancy, no pirate bs, and for free.. I got a few duplicates they would be on Steam let me know if that's something you would be interested in
  7. Do you plan to upgrade to Windows 10?

    IT professional for 20 years now upgraded to windows 10 on day one.. not a single problem on my 5 computers at home likely by now over 50 other systems built or upgraded to windows 10 just disable cortana and all the crap during install if you can read. also, everyone with Windows 10 should download Classic Start Menu from http://www.classicshell.net/downloads/ as the regular metro user interface is trash my friend decided to keep Metro and every time he can't find something he asks me to remotely assist him and I get a headache just thinking about it.
  8. generic question, how long have you stayed home to apply for the 2nd METV? I am tempted to do the same thing but I have been here for the full 9 months and a few visas in between 1x ED and 2-3x triple tourist visas mostly for the last 4 years and a few trips home (2-4 months usually) I am tempted to go home for like 2-3-4 weeks this December to get another METV but almost afraid that they would .. maybe decline me the visa (then the trip is a waster of time, 50,000 baht or so)
  9. Tropical Crotch Rot

    well aware of the sensitive location but Apple Cider Vinegar on a cotton bud, it will either instantly or after a while sting if it's jock itch so you know it's working. then you let it dry and try to keep the area as dry as possible. might have to repeat for a while depending on severity you can expect peeling skin at some point and maybe some discoloration depending on what you use fungi drying/dying under skin has to get out somehow
  10. buy a real copy of Windows 10 in Pattaya?

    I have a source for Windows 8 Pro keys for ±700 baht, then free upgrade to Windows 10 Pro (still working) I've been working IT for over 20 years now and Windows 10 is hands down the best version (up to you if you prefer OSX or Linux), I have it on my 4 computers and 2 laptops here since day 1 + upgraded 100s of people on it since it came out and still have not heard anything bad from anyone. my friend was having technical issues with some app on Windows 7, told him to update but he saying 10 was garbage because someone else told him (usually how much they know about it) and I upgraded him.. now absolutely no problem, he loves it. of course if you run Windows 10 with the Metro UI it's trash, first thing I do is get rid of that junk by installing "Classic Start Menu"
  11. skype

    I think you are talking about either the Windows 10 store version of Skype and the Desktop version of skype. there is also a "Skype for Business" version, most likely on both sides as well (total 4) and possibly more. you can totally have more than 1 version at the same time, the Windows 10 version for me is black because I use the dark theme and much different user interface (didn't open it to look for options). I personally prefer the Desktop version. https://www.skype.com/en/download-skype/skype-for-computer/ the dark blue button here starts (or installs) the Windows Store version of Skype while the white button just under gets the classic version. the reason why it's showing in Thai is most likely if you setup your location to Thailand (even if your keyboard is set to English).. I had that happen to one of my laptops that the time in the corner and date information was in Thai (I can't read it) and it was annoying as heck to change it back. in addition, my Thai girlfriend has a laptop and because I set it up under my own Microsoft account, when she added Thai language to the keyboard it keeps downloading it onto all my computers and adds a language bar, every time i take it off it disappears on her laptop and she adds it back the next time. I could easily disable the sync but I can't be bothered
  12. 10-Year Visas Now Available: Thai Immigration

    1 million baht elite is 20 years not 5.
  13. 4-year Professional Visas Get Green Light

    little correction: Elite Visa is 1 mil baht for 20 years
  14. 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.
  15. 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