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  1. As an update, I had a conversation with one of the repair people at Maya and they informed me that there is a block on replacement parts for my brand (Oneplus) into Thailand, which is why it is difficult to get parts. I tried buying a phone in America and having my dad ship it out but it seems that they want some kind of license and the shipping costs plus customs is outrageous as I expected so not going that route. I'll hang my head in defeat and go chance it, buying a phone at one of the stands today.
  2. Yeah that may be the best, I'll likely go with that though I really would like the Oneplus One so I'll look at that first haha.
  3. Well thank you for the suggestion, I will keep it in mind as my last choice, though at that point I figure I would rather buy the older Oneplus One and have it shipped out to me and wait on fixing my phone until I get to China in a month or so. I need a phone now, but paying all that money extra on top of having that inconvenience and gambling on a seller, just seems like a losing deal.
  4. Yes, I've also seen it on Ali for that much. But if I go as far as ordering the screen myself, paying the customs on it, I may as well replace it myself which was my point in the post. What I'm looking for is a shop that knows a reputable seller and has a channel to order the part and then can also replace it all at once. I'd be more than willing to leave the deposit for the part, I just do not want to have to chance it with a random seller AND pay ridiculous customs etc.
  5. I recently broke the screen on my Oneplus 3T in Korea on my way back to Thailand and figured I'd have an easy time finding a phone repair place here that could do the job. If I was back in the States, I could have very easily ordered a new screen and replaced it myself but being in Thailand, I find it difficult to get things shipped here in a reasonable time frame, without massive fees. I've been asking around at shops, both at Pantip and the kiosks at Central Plaza (I read of shops there that could have done the work but saw no phone repair shops other than the kiosks). Everyone tells me they do not have the spare parts on hand (understandable) but also that they do not want to order the part. I've gone to phone repair shops in Korea and the US that have been more than willing to order parts, as they have access to parts channels that get them cheaper bits, so the current situation is frustrating. If you guys know of a place willing to order parts and can do the work, I'd be happy to know. Thanks in advance!
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    Hotdog Casings? How to Cook

    Oh I see, the variety I'm stuck with at the moment unfortunately does not have tied ends, but a nearly seamless casing with a small hole at the tips. If I come across the tied ones, I will try to remove before cooking. I just lack trust when mixing the microwave with new food in a new country haha, eliminating as many variables as possible so that I can understand why XYZ food made me ill later down the line!
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    Hotdog Casings? How to Cook

    Your note about discarding them after cooking in plastic seems odd. I think that boiling shouldn't be an issue. Without boiling them first it is a mess of work to try and take off the plastic anyways. Most others here and those who have messaged me, seem to do it that way so I'll continue with that method. Though yes, I do see this a lot on the chicken ones after a more in-depth trip to the store. Though some of these dogs are mush on the inside and taking the plastic off before cooking is messy.
  8. I want to thank all the new posters but yours in specific was very well written and in-depth. In my head, with all the young hipster people being 'digital nomads' here I had thought the fitness culture would mean there would have been an abundance of good, educated trainers though I am increasingly becoming convinced I was wrong. I suppose google and YouTube are my friend but that isn't so bad! I'd love to run outside but between the dogs, the heat and the random rain, just not a cool mix for me. Used to live in southern California and could run outside without a second thought but here, not so much, same goes for biking at least for now. I'll try out the places you mentioned. Though I'll be here six months, I'll be doing visa runs and frequent holidays, so the plans probably won't work for me. Popping in and out of different gyms seems fun and refreshing. Thanks again for your insightful reply, maybe I'll see you around!
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    Hotdog Casings? How to Cook

    Awesome, thank you for the quick replies!
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    Hotdog Casings? How to Cook

    Are they ready to eat once you remove the casings after boiling? I am eating the chicken-kind.
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    Hotdog Casings? How to Cook

    Oh I see, so the casing ought to be removed. I've just boiled a few and the casings have split up so I suppose I'll peel them off and eat them that way. Quite inconvenient when compared to the American variety. I knew that some had natural casings that they are meant to be cooked with so I was curious if this was the same, sad to see that isn't the case.
  12. I've bought three batches of various hot dogs at the store and every time they have come in these difficult casings that I cannot seem to cook. Anyone have tips on how to cook these or if they ought to be avoided altogether? Also, if there is a better alternative in Chiang Mai for hot dogs that is reasonably priced I'm all ears. Not a region specific question though, so I'm putting this in general.
  13. Thanks, maybe I'll swing by on a day pass and see if I could find a moment to chat him up. That's definitely the kind of work ethic I'd be looking for! Good tip, though this place is definitely too far to consider. Like I said I'm on Chiangmai Land so that's quite a bit out of the way from here. I'll keep it on the list though if any other place falls through, thanks!
  14. Do you use this gym personally? As far as trainers, do they offer anything? The food seems sorta distracting, that was my issue that led to me needing to work out haha Fitness Thailand seems cool but they're on the opposite side of town. The hotel gym seems off and other people here seem to bash it so probably a pass on that as well. If you know any trainers that operate outside the gyms worth their salt then let me know though! Was moreso looking for someone that could talk to me about my own goals, abilities and eating habits and work with me on a way to go about working out responsibly. I know of this guy from weighlifting mates and he can help form and what not but I am looking for a trainer, not just a youtube guide. All the perks of a human including personalized help, their informed advice down the line a few months, and maybe someone to work out with and keep you on program, are all helpful. Um, going to say you didn't read or are really naive? Pardon if I'm wrong but that place is awfully far. You seem to have rep on here but your comment is confusing and I don't get what you are trying to say. Either way it wasn't super... helpful?
  15. Going to go through and respond to these posts but some of them come off as ads, are misinformed or sorta just dickish haha. Will reply to helpful people though. Mostly looking for the personal trainer part just so that I can have some guidance and help down the line of where to be putting focus into. Gyms in my opinion are kind of a dime a dozen unless you are in need of serious weights and equipment. Trainers on the other hand, are workout tools that can be really shit or really good, and if they're shit then you can really mess up your body. Was moreso looking for recommendations on a trainer, my apologies for not being too specific. The gym info is helpful though.