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  1. bofhman

    Heartburn from thai bottled water

    That's what I understand to be the case too. Alkaline water is always best. Sent from my JKM-LX2 using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  2. Good God, just returned and the line was past the fountain. I cannot remember it this busy ever when there for 90 day and past extensions. It looked and sounded like mostly Russian and Spanish folks by their chatting. I went around and beelined it to desk 6 which had few to no customers, as the admin girl had asked me to do yesterday. Polite and efficient, she took passport and handed to officer. Stamps were made and then passed to another officer for verification. Handed back in 5mins. Done dusted for another year. Sent from my JKM-LX2 using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  3. bofhman

    Heartburn from thai bottled water

    Interesting point of view. Sent from my JKM-LX2 using Thaivisa Connect mobile app
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    Heartburn from thai bottled water

    Funny guy, funny comment, funny attitude, all round funny. You got the funny honey [emoji1787] Sent from my JKM-LX2 using Thaivisa Connect mobile app
  5. Well yesterday was the 14/1 when I was required to report back to immigration after one month to have my yearly O extension stamped into my passport. As usual at 11.00 am packed to the brim but got the handy just go to desk 6 from the foyer girls. Did that and was checked by the lovely admin lass. "Sorry mister, paper not back yet. Come back tomorrow afternoon". Sigh .... so it's been over thirty days and not back yet? ... lucky I am not too far away from this office. Let's see how we go today!
  6. bofhman

    Heartburn from thai bottled water

    Fiji or Volvic Water from Tesco or Tops (delivery also). Nothing compares to these as both have high Silica content. Fiji much much higher. What is silica and what is its role in your body?Silica is a relatively unknown mineral which is absolutely astounding bearing in mind what it does for the body, which is nothing short of miraculous. Also known as Silicon, it is a combination of silicon and oxygen, the two most abundant elements on our planet. It is within the grass that herbivores eat whilst meat eating animals have much less of it within their bodies. Silica is found in many vegetables including leafy greens and onions as well as whole grains.Silica is absolutely essential to bone growth and for the development of the body. When you are young, your body has abundant levels of silica which is why children normally have beautiful silky hair, soft skin and perfect nails. We are born with large amounts of silica and low amounts of calcium and as we age, we lose silica and our bodies deposit calcium in our glands which leads to what is termed “calcification” of our tissues and the eventual loss of gland functions. Calcium requires vitamin D3 for its absorption but it also requires silica for the utilisation of calcium into building strong bones and teeth. A calcium deficiency is invariably associated with a deficiency in silica. Several studies have indicated that people with broken bones heal a lot quicker when silica levels are high irrespective of their calcium levels in the bloodstream. In fact, without silica your body could break apart!Silica also promotes proper mineral balance between calcium and magnesium within the body. This mineral balance in turn helps with hormonal balance. This hormonal balance in turn is important because it is precisely hormonal imbalances that lead to osteoporosis. By achieving hormonal balance and its ability to enhance bone mineralisation, silica is invaluable in the treatment and prevention of osteoporosis and ideally every good calcium supplement should have some silica within the formulation.Silica energises the immune system and it is thought that its action on alkalising the body may have a lot to do with this property. The alkalising property of silica is important because an acidic environment within the body, often as a result of poor dietary choices, results usually in a compromised immune system and illnesses. Silica is also required for the manufacture of antibodies and antigens both of which are essential components of a healthy immune system. Consuming this mineral along with healthy dietary choices and an exercise plan will help to restore healthy pH levels within the body.Silica is used by every single cell and every internal gland within our bodies. Silica has an impact on strengthening the cardiovascular system as well as the central nervous system which relies of calcium and magnesium for the optimal transmission of nerve impulses. Silica also may be of value in the elderly for offering protection against Alzheimer’s since it counteracts aluminium’s effects on the body by aiding its removal.
  7. Interesting morning at immigration today. Arrived 10am and with the morning rush over was promptly given my desk 6 ticket. My wife and a Thai friend who was my witness also attended to cover all "just in case" bases. Paperwork all done at home meeting all requirements including the sitting bed picture and house number pose. We also had our trusty Thai witness in a couple of shots. My formulae had previously worked perfectly for the last four extensions. This was to change. The officer reviewed all documentations including the copy. No originals were asked for. All relevant documents signed by my wife and I. Some documents were returned as not required, apparently. So far so good. We waited patiently. Finally my passport was stamped under consideration 30 days. I signed the usual "farang be good" declaration. Normal. At this point a receipt was issued for 1,900 baht, we were ask to copy it and return the copy - 10 baht. Then the officer asked us to wait, and she passed all papers and passport to her collegue sitting next to her. We were called a minute later whereupon my wife and I were seemingly led through an online questioner. The first question do you work. Yes, I replied, my wife has a company. You have work permit? Yes I said. Please give it to me. I was very lucky, I accidently carried it with my documents today. The officer then asked my wife to make two "colour" copies at front of immigration. 110 baht. Good grief! The next question was how much money you making? I bit my tounge, could taste some blood . I then told her the minimum wage. She was still following the form script on the screen. Where you meet your wife? How you meet her? I was so tempted to be flippant here but bit my tounge again and plainly gave the short version of our matrimonial bliss to date. I was going to present my secret phone folder to establish that it was in fact a genuine marriage but she cut me off which was a shame and began grilling my wife in Thai. I have observed that Thai's generally get nervous if questioned by authrotive figures, my wife is no exception and this officer was very intimidating. She felt very worried she might make a mistake or say the wrong thing to jeopardise things. I turned to her and just said relax sweetheart, the lady just wants to checking you are a "real wife". Suddenly the officer watching our interaction smiled a number 16 smile then quickly said, is OK now, just sign this. I was presented with two additional forms to sign, linking my work permit and immigration extension. My wife also had to sign an additional form. Then we were asked to wait and my witness was called and interrogated. That over, 40mins had passed. My passport returned, all smiles and the standard mister come back 30 days for the extension stamp. Totally bizarre in some respects to my previous extensions. Recommend: 1. Bring originals, you may not be asked for them but be prepared that you may. 2. Bring a witness. It seems to carry more weight for an extension based on marriage. 3. If you work now under the terms of your extension or visa, make sure you bring documentation or a work permit. It appears that now that you will be grilled about it! 4. Do not say "NO" if asked if you work and have previously registered with the work permit office. They are data matching. For tax and security purposes now. They know. I looked at the screen when the officer mucked my phone number up. Overall not a bad experience but just a very very different one from previous visits. Good luck! Sent from my JKM-LX2 using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app