hoxman

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  1. Before you made a date with her, did you find out anything about her? Is the date in early evening? There are a lot of banks and other big businesses in that immediate area. Also close to the interchange between MRT and BTS that a lot of people travel through. Time to talk to her, get to know her a little before the date. But what you have to lose? T21 food court is inexpensive, give it a shot.
  2. We have looked all over the island received quotations, even looked at Ikea in Bangkok based on other suggestions. We ended up having our kitchen designed at Boonthavorn in Surat. They do have English speaking staff, but best if your wife/GF/friend can help translate. The price was 40% less than anywhere else we looked and the work is great.
  3. We used the services of Ikea, they offer a good on-line design studio. Once completed you can go into their shop in Bagna and confirm the measurements and a designer will with you to complete the design. Good quality material at good prices. You need to take the measurements, but they can install for you at reasonable prices. We found Home Pro to be more expensive and not the same quality. Scroll to the bottom of the page to access their design studio. The offer free appointments with their designers, some of them have excellent english skills. http://www.ikea.com/th/en/catalog/categories/departments/kitchen/
  4. Yes, Premier Bar does a nice roast. I also read about Shakespeare being closed, temporarily due to the last big rain. Black Duck in Chaweng up from Ice Bar on the right towards Ring Rd/Tescos also does a good roast as well. Enjoy
  5. You mention the landfill at the airport. This is a private dump that some enterprising folks set up and has become a toxic dump with all of the rains lately. For over 3 weeks there has been a continuous flow of black, stinky water flowing across the road between arrivals and departures. I am surprised that the van and tour drivers still take passengers this way, it smells so bad. And guess where this waste ends up....yep the ocean.
  6. I have always received the bank letter the day before. Once immigration asked me to get new ATM receipt, so withdrew 1000bt and showed them the receipt that the funds were still in the account. It all depends on the office. You said 80K bt, hope that was a typo the requirement for retirement is seasoned 800K for two months for initial and seasoned for 3 months for subsequent renewals. Good luck
  7. Thanks for the response. I have been to Water Tech, and they have Grundfos, Franklin and some other Chinese made motors, that they can order. They are the ones that quoted me the high price. Looking for other experiences as well, thanks again Tropicalevo
  8. Hello TV members, looking for anyone with experience with deep well submersible pumps here on Samui. I have a well that is 227 M deep and from my research needs a 2 HP pump with about 23 - 27 impellers. In Bangkok I can find a non-Chinese pump motor, Franklin motor (USA), for 25,000 baht. Here on Samui my Thai wife was quoted 45,000 baht but will discount to 43,000 baht for the same pump. So I have been looking for other options such as Surat Thani to purchase the pump. Does anyone have any experiences or tips on this subject? Thanks
  9. Thanks again SamuiJimmy, we have only been able to find that Samui Water Tech can order for us. But as I mentioned earlier, the price is over 25K baht over Bangkok. My wife is Thai so no problem there with the language in Surat. Looking for any insight from local Surat TV members who can recommend a shop
  10. Thanks SamuiJimmy. Yes we have talked to them, and they do not sell deep well submersible pumps. On Samui, only Samui Water Tech can order for us. But have found prices to be over 25K baht more than Bangkok, so looking for closer alternative in Surat.
  11. Hello TV friends, I have a deep well on my property that I need to purchase a submersible pump for. Can someone recommend a shop in Surat that can help? I live on Samui and getting the run around from the one shop on the island. Thanks in advance for your help.
  12. I have used Sriphala Medical Clinic with good success. http://sriphalahealthcare.com/
  13. There is an excellent skin clinic in Bophut just down from Big C driving towards Fishermen's Village on the left side before you pass Bangkok Bank. Took my son here to have one removed from him
  14. Thanks for the response ubonjoe, I respect your answer to my question. I will ensure that I bring my divorce decree for the Amphoe, just in case. Will do our marriage in Bangrak Amphoe since they seem to be the most experienced with marriages with foreigners. Once I complete everything I will post my experience to bring up to date for the next person. Cheers
  15. Need some help from a US Citizen who has recently obtained an affirmation and have been divorced. I am a US citizen that has been divorced. I have downloaded the one page form from the US Embassy site, http://bangkok.usembassy.gov/service/marriage.html. In some of the posts that I have read here from other US citizens they mention two pages for the affirmation document that need to be notarized at the US Embassy prior to getting "approved certified" translations and then their visit to the MFA. The downloadable form is just one page, do I need to get two of the same forms notarized at the embassy and then both translated and then present at MFA and then at the Amphoe? Many thanks