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About Ahab

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    Lahan Sai, Buriram

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  1. I just did my first retirement extension in Buriram, there wasn't a 30 days under consideration waiting period. We had to wait an hour and 20 minutes to be seen (next time I will not go on a Friday), but within 20 minutes of being seen I had my one year extension of stay based on retirement, with a multiple re-entry stamped in my passport. I handed over the 5700 baht and was on my way, good to go for a year.
  2. Seasonally, all over the place.
  3. Mustard cabbage (in soup or stir fried), works wonders for me, added benefit is that it is all natural.
  4. A friend of mine on a surf trip to the west coast of Mexico told me a story of a beggar on the streets of a small fishing village. He saw her sign saying she needed food and anything would help. He reached down into his knapsack and pulled out some fresh fruit and gave it to the woman. She looked at the fruit and then spit on my friend. Needless to say he no longer gives anything to beggars. In my opinion it is similar to feeding pigeons, it only encourages a behavior.
  5. Exactly correct, but the left will never believe or accept that the policies they bullied through was a root cause of the crash. Always be wary when the government is saying it is doing something to help you. You should run (not walk) away from them!
  6. That may be true, but stuff like the CNN fake news only feeds the crazy fringe conspiracy theory's. It is not helpful when trust in the press is already at an all time low.
  7. By not voting ever in your life you have in a way participated in politics. You also deserve whatever government was elected in your home country.
  8. I think the problem is that "most" mainstream news agencies are perceived (rightly or wrongly) as being extremely biased in a leftist direction. Stories like this about CNN putting out a totally false news story does nothing to reduce this perception. Donald Trump is his own greatest threat, and the media by publishing completely false stories for ratings is also their own greatest enemy.
  9. I misread the article. The article used the word crush and for some reason that became crash and I assumed a collapse of something. Please forgive my mistake, English is not my first language (I am American) 😀.
  10. So why aren't the engineers that designed that section on trial? Or the construction company that built it? To blame police for the deaths of people caused by a stadium collapse is a perversion of justice. Maybe they could have made better decisions after the collapse, but the collapse killed people. The police did not engineer, construct, or cause the collapse, or am I missing something?
  11. As an American citizen I don't care what the rest of the world thinks about the USA. No matter who is President most of the world dislikes the USA, and it matters not one bit. Suck it up, sucks to be "a has been world power" but don't fret we will be joining you all shortly.
  12. Make the move, you can rent a house or apartment in the country for a bunch less than 10,000 baht a month, and live very comfortably on 20,000 to 40,000 baht total per month. We are renting a three bedroom western style house in the sticks for 5,000 baht a month. A/C, hot and cold running water, single family home with an enclosed yard. Some will say they cannot live on one satang less than 100-200K baht per month. That may be true for the lifestyle and area they have closen to settle, but not true in rural Thailand. My opinion.
  13. Rungsathai in Buriram carries several brands of ride on lawn mowers.
  14. You can filter the Agoda results to only show hotels with parking (or swimming pools, etc).
  15. Don't do it. if you have extra cash laying around give it to them, that way you will not expect it back. Otherwise just say no. That is what I do with my relatives back in the USA, and what I would do here in Thailand (mostly just saying no).