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Jingthing

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  1. Very big deal indeed if Thai immigration won't accept that without an embassy letter. Why would you assume they would? Sent from my Lenovo A7020a48 using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  2. Yeah at this point in time it would be self destructive to assume any income based applications will be accepted without embassy letters. Wiser to prepare for the sure thing. The bank method. Sent from my Lenovo A7020a48 using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  3. I doubt I'm the only one but my experience is this policy encourages me to be much more frugal during the four or five months before each annual application. Meaning on an annual basis I am definitely spending LESS than if there was no long seasoning period. I top up early and add my expected spending for the four or five months spending down. Once I get the new extension, I loosen up. So that means doing some deferred necessary spending but still lost to the economy here is the discretionary spending that never happened. In my view, the main reason we're allowed here is to spend money (the more the better) so another case of unintended consequences? Of course banked money also has an economic benefit to Thailand. They can lend it out.
  4. There isn't. It's something that the embassies that are cutting off vital services to their expat citizens are talking about. Crickets from Thai immigration.
  5. That's what's so stupid about all this. The democrats are not for open borders. There is overwhelming bipartisan support for RATIONAL border security including walls and fences in strategic areas, especially urban. These barriers have existed for a very long time. Of course they need maintenance, improvement, some additions, and proper staffing and high tech solutions as well. Part of this is tone as well. Decent Americans honor that the USA is a nation of immigrants. There has been vicious racist demagoguery around immigration issues throughout history. "trump" is the latest. Don't forget Irish need not apply and Operation Wetback.
  6. Pelosi owned the "presidential" liar. The democrats and the country dealing with this disastrously corrupt potus will be lucky to have a house speaker with such massive cajones. People find her abrasive? So what? A man being similarly abrasive would not be criticized in that way. https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2018/12/12/pelosi-puts-an-ignorant-irrational-president-his-place/ [Headline and first three sentences only included] (As an aside, I’m at a loss to understand how any Democrat could oppose literally the only elected Democrat who has publicly called out the president to his face, scoring a direct hit.)
  7. There is no seasoning requirement for the FIRST step. Conversion of the tourist visa to a 90 day O visa. However the money must be shown at that time (inside Thailand). There is the seasoning requirement for the SECOND step -- the application for annual extension of stay based on retirement.
  8. Jingthing

    The Hit And Run Restaurant "review" Thread

    Me too, and I've yet to have an actually decent pho in Pattaya. The fact that this new place is named after pho gives hope but we'll have to taste and see.
  9. Jingthing

    The Hit And Run Restaurant "review" Thread

    Oh balls. That was quick. Above restaurant now closed. Sent from my Lenovo A7020a48 using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  10. Jingthing

    The Hit And Run Restaurant "review" Thread

    Reza was an Iranian buffet. Not Indian. That Tops buffet you referred to if it's still there I can say I had a look at it a good while back and it didn't look appealing enough to me to even try. Sent from my Lenovo A7020a48 using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
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    The Hit And Run Restaurant "review" Thread

    Possibly exciting new restaurant on the way. Mr. Pho as far as I pho the first dedicated Vietnamese Pho specialty restaurant ever in Pattaya is being prepared for opening I don't know when. Its on Tappraya on the bottom area of the hill between Pattaya and Jomtien near the well known Residence Garden hotel/restaurant. Sent from my Lenovo A7020a48 using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
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    The Hit And Run Restaurant "review" Thread

    Arno's burger blues. Last time ordered medium rare and it was more like rare. This time ordered a medium and it was more like medium well or even well done. No I didn't complain. But I doubt I'll go back often now. Good news for my health I suppose. If you have no idea how they're actually going to cook it when you call your preference out, I have no idea how that makes for happy customers. Sent from my Lenovo A7020a48 using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  13. President 'Crisis Actor' Strikes again! It's both hilarious and tragic how the "trump" fans continue to support this garbage. He was really right in the campaign -- he could indeed shoot people randomly on the street and his fans would still be with him. https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/emergency-its-time-for-trump-to-fabricate-another-crisis/2018/12/11/6b0ffd2e-fd8a-11e8-862a-b6a6f3ce8199_story.html [Headline and first three sentences only included]
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