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About claffey

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  1. Which country are you from? Obtaining a visa for your 'girlfriend' and her dependents may not be so simple. It would be advisable to marry and live together first. Its going to be hard to prove your relationship if you are living on the other side of the world...
  2. Chiang Mai and Autism Spectrum Disorder

    There are only a few specialist centres in Bangkok. In Thailand special needs are not really a consideration. This is because families would rather 'save face' than have their child diagnosed and helped. I work in an International school and there is a huge reluctance on the part of Thai parents to have their children assessed, even if it is quite clear than help is required. Therefore, due to a lack of demand there are not many specialist centres to go to. There is one called 'The Village' in Bangkok which helps to assess and help children with special needs. If I were you I would reconsider moving here at all. Your child will receive better provision in your home country, unless you are wealthy that is...
  3. The Mom needs to go to the police and forget the school authorities. If the local police don help she needs to go above them to the district level.
  4. The levels of Thai bashing on this thread are astounding. Kids in the UK and Europe are just as spoiled. If you compare the behavior of Thai teenagers to those in the UK Thais are much more polite and respectful. Thai kids don't, in general, drinks cans of cheap lager and take over public train stations like teens do in England.Just one example... I could go on... The anger and hostility that most people show on this forum is startling considering that they have CHOSEN to live here. I wonder how they feel about immigrants in their own country who show similar attitudes to their 'hosts'...
  5. Actually It is their business. You usually are required to explain how you met and write down a 'history' of your relationship which may or may not include private emails, photos etc. Its up to the applicant to 'prove' their relationship to the authorities. The more details and evidence you use the better..
  6. You are not BARRED from your own country. Your wife doesn't meet the visa regulations. You can return whenever you want. Don't sensationalise it. The visa regulations are unfair but no need for hyperbole...
  7. Stereotypical view of Pattaya. In this case the stereotype possibly rings true. A 61 year old cabbie marries a 35 year old Thai girl he met in Pattaya. Cmon. Think about it.
  8. Hold on a minute! What about the millions of British living and working in EU countries! Freedom of movement was and is an intrinsic law in the EU..It works both ways. Well it did until the Right wing, evil Tory party won...
  9. It seems that Thaivisa has decided to make this news and is doing the 'reporting' themselves. Does the guy know one of the moderators? Or can we all lobby Thaivisa with our problems and 'news' items? The 'report' also mentions some of the posts made by Thaivisa members on the topic. Is this a once off or will anything we say on here appear in the next 'report'???
  10. Wrong. Nobidy outside Thailand who cant speak Thai (99% or more of the world) dont understand or care who this tool is!! He does nothing for Thailand only showing disrespect and making it harder for normal westerners to live here without stereotyping and xenophobia.
  11. Thanks for your reply. Yes, I bought it in Central Department Store Rama III which is now closed for renovation. So is the IIRC Synnex office/ store in Pantip Plaza as Shady 86 has said? Thanks again...
  12. Can I take it there in person? I'd rather go there than the post office! Thanks for the quick reply...
  13. I have a Seagate Back Up Plus Slim Hard Drive that has died. It is in warranty and I've registered it online. Where can I bring it in Bangkok to return? Do they have a centre in Central World or another shopping centre? I bought it in Central Rama III but they are closed now. Thanks...
  14. The Chinese are tourists too and spend a lot more than Western Tourists. I was in Don Muang last night and there were hundreds of Chinese Tourists passing through immigration and only about 10 westerners some of which looked like they lived here. Western tourists dont matter anymore. Its all about the Chinese and most of them are on strictly controlled tours.
  15. No. It won't affect you in any way. I have had a number for 13 years and I've never had any contact from the tax office. I've even claimed back tax on a few occasions. If you have nothing to hide and are here legally it will have no impact on you.