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  1. Interestingly, all those arrested are Thai (noted in the actual article.) Obviously had they been of foreign extraction it would probably have made the weekly 'farang bashing' headline news. CANDA.
  2. Why would I need a work permit to own properties here ? I pay an agent & accountants do any work, they keep me informed on what 's required.
  3. Think you will find that rather than being taxed on income directly, at the time one sells a property a higher percentage of tax is applied if rental income has been earned, also more so if the property is less than 5 years old. CANDA.
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    Anyone noticed the caffeine content?

    As you are trying to communicate to a primarily english speaking audience, would you not consider using the English language correctly, maybe you might find people actually understand what you are talking about without scratching their heads. I would imagine most English dictionaries ( & Thai for that matter) would make reference to the word farang. A suggestion...go to google & type in...define farang ..then try again with whatever the nondiscript word you are using is...you might find the result enlightening ! CANDA.
  5. canda

    Anyone noticed the caffeine content?

    I'm afraid you are incorrect, the correct word is farang, if you don't believe me look up a dictionary. CANDA.
  6. canda

    Anyone noticed the caffeine content?

    Hi toofarnorth, shame during your 12 odd years of experience here you haven't discovered that a non Thai is called a farang. CANDA.
  7. Would be Great if Coconut Island was next on the list for a clean - up, considering the limited population & lack of picking up after themselves. Supposedly what Phuket was like years ago, beautiful scenery but spoiled by rubbish wherever the locals congregate, such a shame. CANDA.
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    True TV

    We are on the platinum package & initially weren't impressed with loosing the HBO channels, but are now more than happy with most of the replacement channels as they offer a good selection of current & older programs. Not happy with the loss of BBC entertainment. CANDA
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    Conway defends Trump over hacking statements

    trump & Intelligence is an Oxymoron, Speaking of oxymoron s... he's kind of like the male version of the super - smart ('PLEASE EXPLAIN') Pauline Hanson of Australian politics..... CANDA
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    23 die in fiery Chonburi wreck

    Seriously.... Illegally overcrowded is an understatement ! A single cab pick - up should accommodate 2 to 3 passengers SITTING INSIDE THE CAB IN SEAT BELTS. The report states there were possibly 10 to 13 people ( & possibly more) traveling in the pick - up. In most countries it would be an offense for anyone traveling in the tray area, it's a cargo area for God sake ! For some reason, the people who are supposedly trying to reduce the shocking road toll here appear to 'turn a blind eye' to this insane method of transport... Subsequently low death accidents become double digit fatalities, Unfortunately & sadly, things never seem to change. CANDA.
  11. Slightly off topic...Just wondering if this type of vessel might be the type considered for the 7 day a week 365 days a year round trip service being proposed for the Phuket International Airport to Patong Bay route that 'certain intelligent people' in the know are currently planning ? This idea was 'floated' a while back as an easy transfer for tourist arrivals into Phuket to alleviate the supposed traffic delays on the island.... Considering the west coast of Phuket can be under a strong monsoon influence during almost half the year & even in the tradewinds season the sea conditions in the Andaman can be whipped up as has happened over the last couple of days here. An unsuspecting tourist's nightmare.....I couldn't think of a worse transfer option, arriving from a long haul flight to join the long queue at immigration to then have to haul one's luggage down a wharf & onto a catamaran pitching about in the sea, a hour in rough seas to then having to alight & try to then sort transport to your hotel.... We are long term residents here & make several trips a year from Phuket, we know what will work & what will not, we either use one of our own vehicles or if we are heading away for a longer trip we use our driver... but as mentioned, we aren't gullible tourist who, in the near future, might be sold on the 'ease' of such a transfer... CANDA
  12. The above conjures up some rather worrying scenarios, I can think of a number of unstable, current world leaders.... Philippine, Syrian.. etc,. who would jump at the opportunity to annihilate huge numbers of their own population without needing to think twice, let alone using these concoctions against their enemies.......SCARY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CANDA
  13. Go into any department store & you will discover why the unemployment rate is so low.... wall to wall assistants everywhere, bare in mind the guys are usually chatting to each other whilst the girls are mostly reapplying their make-up most of the time... When you actually take an item, like a shirt, to the counter you will often find several helpers at the register, one takes the item from you & checks the label, passing it to the next, who removes the coat - hanger & you guessed it, passes it to someone else who checks the scanning code before it's passed on to the actual check out person who scans the label & either asks for the amount or puts the figure on an oversized calculator ( which may be used later in the transaction to ensure the correct change is given ????) then a further helper will fold the shirt & bag it before handing it to you...... so 5 or 6 people are gainfully employed for each transaction ! Now, think of the number of stores throughout Thailand....BINGO !!!!!! CANDA.
  14. canda

    60th birthday

    I'm with you Seajae, About to celebrate my, as i call it 59 + 1 birthday, in a couple of months, and definitely in the 'not acting one's age group,' My partner has organised a special present for us to celebrate together, we will be flying to Northern Europe & spending 4 nights in one of our favourite hotels before we go onboard a cruise ship for a 2 week cruise down the Iberian Peninsula then a further 4 nights in the Eternal city before we head home, a special dinner has been suggested for the day. I'm very much looking forward to the celebration & seeing new destinations through my special someones eyes will make it all the more memorable. Regards, CANDA. I suppose it's nice for some folks to show off with lavish occasions but personally with a couple of real friends and family and a few bottles I had a great laugh for my 70th and80th. Roll on next year Thanks SO MUCH for your enthusiasm....enjoy your next 'whatever' birthday, I presume as memorable as all your other ones I reckon................ Regards, CANDA.xx
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    60th birthday

    I'm with you Seajae, About to celebrate my, as i call it 59 + 1 birthday, in a couple of months, and definitely in the 'not acting one's age group,' My partner has organised a special present for us to celebrate together, we will be flying to Northern Europe & spending 4 nights in one of our favourite hotels before we go onboard a cruise ship for a 2 week cruise down the Iberian Peninsula then a further 4 nights in the Eternal city before we head home, a special dinner has been suggested for the day. I'm very much looking forward to the celebration & seeing new destinations through my special someones eyes will make it all the more memorable. Regards, CANDA.
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