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  1. Just a quick one. Given I have just received my Visa extension for my OA visa. Does this change the reporting period for my 90 day report due in 6 weeks? As my extension is a form of reporting? Though I would be surprised if it does change it. Cheers
  2. Thanks Ubonjoe you must have the patience of a saint answering all our no doubt repeated questions. Will enquire about the receivers expectations regarding the 2 on 1 option. But you are confident about the 6 months? I had seen it elsewhere but wanted to confirm. As today I asked if 3 months was OK and yes was the answer. I then asked 4 and was delivered in the negative. But suspected it was more a why are you still talking farang answer. Thanks again Sent from my ONEPLUS A5000 using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  3. I have reason to go to Australian Embassy in the next couple of weeks and was wondering what the Validity of time is that Chonburi Immigration is for accepting a Stat Dec as proof of income. I did go down and ask but felt the front desk was guessing rather than offering comprehensive information. Also my main reason for going is I have to get a number of documents certified (re house sale) like a 100 point ID check. Im thinking if I photocopy my DL and Passport onto 1 page I will only be charged for 1 certification. Can anyone confirm this or similar? Cheers
  4. Hi guys bit of a tricky one here I think. I'm an Australian who is currently retired (53 in case you are wondering) living in Thailand. The problem I have I had for the last year is with voice dictation/recognition. For some reason only when I am in Thailand the dictation is very flaky reminding me of the early days of the when we had to use the American input (can't remember why). As an example one of the problems with this for me it's using the word mate, which rarely comes out correctly and when I start a message it invariably starts with "Hi mate but comes out as Mike Might or something else irrelevant. You can imagine what a problem this is for a Aussie not getting mate right. Unless of course im messaging my mate Mike! When using Google Assistant the recognition works correctly. Also the problem appears to be the same on my desktop PC. There have been some other odd Thai related things but not pertinent at the moment. I reckon I have messed about with every setting available. I'm imagining it is something to do with my location as I'm not changing any settings. But clearly turning this off is not an option. How else would I know where I've been on a big night out! I was going to call Android support hotline but strangely I can't find the number! Anyway it's driving me crazy!!! Also at the risk of sounding rude throwing ideas that you think it could be that aren't really deep dives is probably a waste of time as I know my way around Android and Chrome (Rooting flashing ROMs etc) so have tried the obvious stuff. Im really hoping to find someone who has had the problem and solved it. Cheers Kanga
  5. iamkanga

    Pattaya General Tips

    Thanks for all the advice. Wasnt really after a great debate on Milk but hey this is TV! Anyway I revisited Menji and I accept I was wrong in my opinion in it being powdered milk. But I just dont enjoy it. Many do no problem but like I said in the beginning I am a milk snob and will happily source my Chock Chai!!!! Now if anyone else has any tips?????? Non milk related that is!
  6. iamkanga

    Pattaya General Tips

    No Im not sure at all now!
  7. iamkanga

    Pattaya General Tips

    Thanks for that from my research previously I came up with the opposite result. I will spend some time on it again and amend accordingly. But I do notice a taste difference though that doesn't mean it is reconstituted of course. Cheers or I guess you could just do it for me...
  8. iamkanga

    Pattaya General Tips

    https://www.google.com/maps/place/Tops+Supermarket/@12.9231881,100.9112361,19z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x9e394a10a6fcc26a!8m2!3d12.9230097!4d100.9109031 Think that should show you is a small shopping mall.
  9. iamkanga

    Pattaya General Tips

    Posted over on PA but think is probably better value here! As a relatively new expat August 2016 just thought I would share a couple of tips Ive not come across on my extensive reading on forums. Obviously long termers probably aware of these. 1 The lifesaver for me as I don't own a car, Tesco Home Delivery FREE. Phone app and really great web page makes for a seamless experience. For me its about beer my last order 3 cases also bottled water. I generally buy other consumables that dont require me to touch or feel also. A really solid service and easy to use! 2 Real milk. Some wont know or care but I am a milk snob and don't like the reconstituted from powder Menji and most others sold. But Big C Foodland and Tesco sell a brand called Chock Chai the real deal and creamier than I drank in Aus, in fact I think their HiLo version is about the same as my full strength from Aus. 3 Great $2 style shop. Above tops Supermarket on the DS Khao Noi. Clean bright cheap and huge. Has to be owned by Farang. If you are setting up here definitely worth a trip I just went today and was really impressed with the depth of variety and quality commonly lacking in Thai $2 shops. 4. <DELETED> 5 Really Big Fresh Produce Markets on Thepprasit heading down to beach LHS near Thepprasit Alley 15 I think. Big concrete open building has a name I cant recall, its usually pretty quite when im there as its lunch time but I think its an early morning thing but really cheap and tonnes of choice. 6 Thepprasit Night Market same side of the road but opposite end past Thepprasit Alley 3 heading away from the beach. Open Friday/Saturday/Sunday. The best Night Market I have ever seen! <deleted> HUUUGGE! Worth it just to see all the young sexy girls! Has a couple of small bars for admiring the view! 7 Golf a Small par 3 Golf Course in Pratumnak opposite Cabbages and Condoms. Good for a hit play as many holes as you like for less than 500b. Anyway hope someone benefits from my motley selection and feel free to add your own and if the forum permits I will add them here giving you credit. Cheers Kanga
  10. iamkanga

    ABC Iview

    thedemon. You F....king Rock. Thank you so much!!!!!
  11. iamkanga

    ABC Iview

    Just put Kodi on my Desktop but unable to find any addon by Jay888 i'm not overly familiar with Kodi but I know my way around a PC. Any chance you could hold my hand a little more on this one?
  12. iamkanga

    ABC Iview

    Thanks I wasnt aware of this as an option but yes geoblocking is the result i'm after and I couldn't care less about privacy. Maintaining a higher bandwidth connection is definitely more appealing also. I also note ABC Iview appears a little more sophisticated as I can watch the BBC Iview using Hola but ABC Iview is wise to it! Thanks for taking the time to answer
  13. iamkanga

    ABC Iview

    Great thanks!
  14. iamkanga

    ABC Iview

    Sorry for the late acknowledgement. But thanks. Could you tell me who they are?
  15. iamkanga

    ABC Iview

    A fairly simple question. I am just wanting to know if anybody is using a VPN and can access ABC Iview in Australia? Just as a follow-up to that too I should ask if he has been consistent for you and of course who it is? Many thanks as always!