Jump to content


Advanced Members
  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

811 Excellent

About tartempion

  • Rank
    Ugly Fat Farang
  • Birthday 01/10/1946

Previous Fields

  • Location
    Hot Issaan village

Recent Profile Visitors

12,552 profile views
  1. 100 years behind and increasing.... Sent from my iPad using Thaivisa Connect
  2. Election could be delayed to 2019

    What about proposing 2580? Sent from my iPad using Thaivisa Connect
  3. Funeral / Cremation Costs

    When her dad passed away none of the 5 brothers/sisters contributed one satang because they have nothing. Even then that is not acceptable. I paid 70k for all of it, we got a few thousand bath from the envelopes. Every week a guy on a motorbike stops at my gate to ask money, 10B, sometimes 20B, once 50B. When asked why they come to ask small money my wife answers for funeral. Sent from my iPad using Thaivisa Connect
  4. Many Muslims seem to be mentally ill lately, wonder if it has something to do with the religion of peace. What are the chances of not being Muslim when born in Afghanistan? Sent from my iPad using Thaivisa Connect
  5. A basic train system is what Thailand needs, they are 100 years behind schedule already. I fly Bangkok-Udon Thani for 1k baht one way, no need for a high speed train travelling at 250kmh only.
  6. Johnny Hallyday: French rock star dies at 74

    Many in the show biz Don’t last that long, you need 100 names to refresh you memory.? Show some respect without needing the word please. Sent from my iPad using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  7. Trilingual - practical tips

    Just adding my experience: My languages: Dutch, French, English, German , Thai My girl: almost 7 (3 months to go) To age 3 partner speaks Thai, I occasionally English, communicating 50/50 English/Thai with partner. Age 3, daughter confiscates my iPad and evolves from children stories to Peppa Pig English 5 minutes stories. Noticing how her English improves radically I decide to talk English with her as much as possible, say 80/20, often I just forget and talk Thai... Age 5, accidentally finds a 5 year young friend with an iPad and they start chatting morning before school and after 5 pm, often until they get to bed... Age 6, unfortunately Australian girl disappears to Australia, replaced by American girl, but only 1/2 weekly contacts. She watches English Youtube children's movies at least 1h/day. Nowadays she sometimes corrects my English...funny isn't? Age 5, I started learning her some French. She picks up very well and has a few standard French phrases she uses almost daily. Issue: her English reading skills are poor, she mostly sees the letters but not the words, guessing. I need to work on this, giving reading priority as opposed to speaking French with her. Her Thai reading is good. Since we live in Thailand Thai is 1, English is 2, French is 3. Might add Dutch and German before she reaches 10. I learned my second language at 10 (way too late), tri at 13, quad at 15, learned a few other languages later on working in different countries, but forgot most of it, not using is loosing it.
  8. What kind of procedure are we in?

    Update: It definitely is an adoption which gives full rights to the adoptive mother and cancels all rights from the biological parents. And NO I am not married with the adoptive mother. But all 3 of us are very happy living together.... I have been told many times if I want parental rights I should marry the adoptive mother. I can't marry right now and don't want to do so until the last resort. But I read the amphur could provide "some" rights if the girl would be 7 with the adoptive mother's agreement. I also read if the amphur would refuse a court proceding with the help of a lawyer would get me "some" rights. In case something would happen to the adoptive mother I am afraid the girl will be without parents, how can I assure I could keep on caring for her? Can anyone elaborate please? The plan is to travel with the girl to Europe without the adoptive mother (she travelled with me in 2010 and doesn't want to go back, she also dislikes any activities i plan with the girls, thus her presence would ruin our trip. For that so far I needed a travel authorisation from the amphur, which they refused to draw up last week for some mysterious reasons as lack of trust, but finally did, after going up the command chain. My embassy also requires a school certificate mentioning holiday period (to ensure we will not travel during legal school days) That took 10 days and 3 tries to get it right, both myself and partner talked to the school's admin and finally came from school today (I pick her up every day) wity the biological parents name on the certificate although the previous version withouth the school holidays mentioned the adoptive mother as the parent. Jeez, why is anything so difficult to get right in this country? Next steps is getting Thai documents translated and legalised and hit my embassy in January to apply for a visa request. And I wish to thank a TV member for offering his wife's help in confirming translation and comments on some documents. Fantastic person with sound advice and lot's of knowledge.
  9. What is the cost of fixing car remote key

    There is a C2032 battery in the key. open the key and replace battery, battery cost 30 to 100B depending quality/brand name.
  10. I was going to buy my yearly stock of 24 cans of Chang but will postpone the expense and do without beer for the time being. Sent from my iPad using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  11. Don't forget to tax the sugar free drinks with sugar tax such as Belgium did. Sent from my iPad using Thaivisa Connect
  12. White nationalist and Black nationalist both sound racist to me, so does White supremacists. Sent from my iPad using Thaivisa Connect
  13. After firing, Bannon returns to his 'killing machine'

    America going down the drain anyway. Sent from my iPad using Thaivisa Connect
  14. All male muslims should be required to wear the burqa, not doing so is discrimination against women. Sent from my iPad using Thaivisa Connect
  15. Absolutely not in my time (1952-1974) The worst that ever happened was a teacher grasping my linear out of my sleeping hands and throwing it out of the window. 5 minutes later the head teacher walked into our classroom with an unhappy lady asking who's linear it was.... Sent from my iPad using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app