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  1. " Sawang Boriboon medics desperately tried to save his life with CPR" reads to me like they were not successful. If the guy survived, and is in the hospital, I hope that he makes a full recovery. Too bad it wasn't the district chief himself that got jolted. If it was him, something might get done.
  2. If the job is something that a foreigner can do and be paid in cash and avoid taxes, the Thai will be paid in cash also. Are you naive enough to believe that every Thai honestly and dutifully reports and pays tax on their cash income?
  3. " Some roads in urban areas are submerged under 30 centimeters of water with pot holes allowing flooding up to 50 centimeters. The roads are no longer able to be driven by personal vehicles " Methinks that roads with 20cm deep potholes were already unable to be driven by personal vehicles before the rain started.
  4. Why do they call it a 10 year visa when in fact it is only a 5 year visa? What will be required after 5 years to obtain a further 5 years? This sounds like a 30 year lease that is "guaranteed renewable" for 2 more periods of 30 years, when there is really no guarantee at all.
  5. Kudos to everyone who replied with useful info and locations to get the boxes. Top honors go to Taiping, who gave me enough info in a private message to find the shop he mentioned, which is on the corner of Ekkamai 16. Great place- exactly what I was looking for. A family operation in a shophouse, with an incredible inventory of electrical stuff. They had exactly what I was after - the white TTM brand boxes with the rubber o-rings, and had them in many shapes and sizes. I know there are probably tons of places like this all over the city, but none in any of my usual routes. It was great to find a place like this that is reasonably close to home without having to schlep all the way to Nonthaburi, Samut Prakan, Rangsit, etc. which I was prepared to do if this place didn't pan out. I saw lots on the internet as many suggested, but all on Lazada were "Ships From Abroad", which meant a wait of about 3 weeks, same as if order from eBay or Alibaba. I didn't want to wait that long to get them. And, as it turns out, I probably got them a lot cheaper buying them here. 80 baht each... almost felt like I was stealing them! The reasoning behind the white box was purely aesthetic for me. I'm using these for outdoor security cameras, most of which will be up under the soffits of the house. I would have taken grey if they were the first and best that I could find. Definitely not yellow- too ugly and obtrusive, especially for security cameras that I don't really want to make obvious / call attention to. Also- I believe that the yellow stuff is poorer quality as other people have mentioned. Happy day- I'm off to go and play with my new toys!
  6. I'm looking to buy some outdoor weatherproof junction boxes, like this: I've looked in HomePro, Boonthavorn, and all of the other usual places. They either don't have anything like it, or the ones they do have are flimsy crap. I want like this with O-ring gasket. I see these in use everywhere, but where to get them in BKK? Thanks in advance.
  7. Is this news worthy of email bulletin / LINE update, et al? Is there severe weather coming imminently? Or is this just more "posturing" in advance of the rainy season? If the former, some weather / meteorological information would be useful. If the latter, kinda stupid to post this. They are giving up their deniability when the rainy season does hit and the inevitable problems start happening.
  8. Imagine the shame and indignity... having to fly commercial, amongst the very commoners that he looks down upon. Probably a new experience for him. Indeed. This family would have wealth, real estate and Ferraris scattered all over the globe. Numbered accounts in Switzerland et al. Revocation of his Thai passport doesn't mean shit. He will take a page from the Thaksin playbook and get another one from Montenegro or another non-extradition country.
  9. IMO- cancelling it is a good idea. I had a situation once where in another country (not Thailand) I left without cancelling a work permit. When I returned to this country several years later for a holiday I was detained by immigration when I was leaving because they wanted the balance payment of unpaid taxes from my expected earnings. They were not going to let me leave the country. It took a lot of talking and investigation of the visa stamps in my passport to convince them that I was truly gone and not earning money there. If as the above poster says- schools can be lax in "keeping up with records", I would want to be sure of this for myself.
  10. I like this one better - not so plastic/ better motion, and better technique: This one is good too - stunning face and 10/10 for her Iron Maiden Tshirt. Only 13710 views though. Help these girls out - click on the above videos and boost their view count!
  11. Worgeordie and others are assuming that the passengers entered the taxi in Bangkok at 5 AM with the driver, and went on the long route to Tak and then back to Pattaya. The way I read it is that the driver drove from Bangkok to Tak in the wee hours by himself to pick up the passengers there, where sweet Daeng had taken her big big honey to meet the family and to discuss sinsod arrangements.
  12. Obviously Pattaya Beach. What I find funny (but actually not so funny at all) is that the bucket he is using is an orange "alms / monk bucket". Above all other plastic waste, how does this end up on the beach / in the ocean?
  13. I suppose that a million baht is beyond your remit or conception. In reality it is only slightly more than the value of an economy car. The sale of a premium auto or real estate would generate several millions. The OP is probably going to move around Chiang Mai, move around Thailand and maybe even get on an airplane with this money. With some care and diligence, nothing dangerous or illegal about it. You do realize that Superrich will collect a copy of his passport at the time of transaction. If there is anything untoward, then the authorities can take action. If the money comes from the sale of a property, then taxes and transfer fees have been paid and the government have their slice of the deal. Pay your brother in law 300 THB to hang out around the provincial land office. This is where the big cash deals go down as a matter of course every day. What does being a newbie have anything to do with it? The OP has more than 10X your post count. Methinks you might be trolling. After all, I took the bait, didn't I?
  14. Another good read... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siamese_revolution_of_1932 Check it out now if you are interested. I suspect that this page will be censored very soon.
  15. It seems that democratic memorials are being obliterated nation-wide. Things that make you go "Hmmmm". Historic Constitution Monument Torn Down In Buriram Constitution Monument Pushed Aside for Rail Line Some more interesting stories in Khaosod English news. Why Was the 1932 Revolution Plaque So Important? Why is Popular Culture Afraid of the 1932 Revolution? Tiny, Faded Marker Looms Large Over Thailand’s Democracy Debate