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  1. Yes the article was factually wrong. That's why they resigned. Probably told resign or be fired. Why paint the victim of false reporting as a despot when you have nothing to back this up?
  2. The letter finally arrived after almost 1 month. I was told by friends in America that homeland security had caused the slowdown once the mail arrived in America. If this is the case, I am wondering how EMS or anyone else can get the mail delivered in 3 or 4 days. btw. The Thai mail service said certified, registered or airmail all took about the same time - 10 days to 2 weeks.. The holdup was in the US.
  3. What is the fastest way to get a letter to the USA. I sent a letter by registered mail almost a month ago. The letter shows as arrived and dispatched in the US for 14 days now. It still has not arrived. I am thinking it may never arrive. It contained a document I got at the US embassy so it will be a pain to get another one. How do I get it to the US by the fastest method?
  4. I agree about Vietnam. Many young people love to talk with English speaking people to improve their English. They will even try to help you learn Vietnamese.
  5. Largely, yes, but I still think there is a case to be made for some supplements for some people. And the aspirin isn't a supplement. It's a medication. Have you Googled low dose aspirin lately? Is seems current thinking is that healthy men do not need it.
  6. I would love to buy the drugs at a pharmacy, but the dermatology center at BHP gives me lotions they have formulated themselves (in their own bottles with no name on it). The bill has no detail, just a total price for medication, when I get four different meds. I figured it was useless to ask for the names of the drugs. Are these medications I can buy in a pharmacy? I think they are expensive with cost of medications usually around 1k baht. I don't think I should have to demand the name and price of the drugs dispensed.
  7. If it is Tennis Elbow and it is caused by playing tennis, consider taking tennis lessons from a "good" instructor. Bad form on your tennis swing causes tennis elbow. I have been taking lessons from a very good instructor in Pattaya. He stresses good from on the swing. Says that my tennis elbow will not return if I use proper form. Seems to be working.
  8. Yes, and soon (if you haven't used the cards) you will be charged about 3000 and 4500 baht service charge. SURPRISE!
  9. My card expired and K bank asked for 400 baht for Hello Kitty ATM card. I said I did not want to pay 400 baht for new card. Then they came up with another card for 300 baht. I closed my account with them. Last time I lost my card with Bangkok Band they replaced it for free.
  10. I have True Vision, a Minix box and all the content I can download from the internet. This is enough. I do not want to watch anything on Sophon. I don't need any more inputs (like a second Sophon box). I watch the 40inch TV. I need another TV, Monitor or Tablet to plug the Sophon feed into. Maybe I don't need anything as I asked the lady and she said she could watch on her Phone. But she still asks me to put on Thai TV sometimes. I think some of the posters have had a Chang too many before posting.
  11. Wow, some really lame non-informative replies so far! Let me be more explicit. I don't care about your thinking on life, love or what content I should be watching. I am happy with the content I have available. I watch what I want. Sophon comes with my condo. It is cheap, and I cannot opt out. I only asked about hardware solutions so that I can allow my Thai lady to watch Thai TV while I watch something else. If you want to talk about something else, start your own thread.
  12. The lady doesn't like Falang TV. I have digital Sophon Cable. I want to get a monitor or tablet - something that she can use to watch Sophon while I watch something else. Not too expensive. Any suggestions?
  13. Just to expand on that. The Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon is a nice machine. It has almost the same form factor as the Mac and is all solid state. I am very happy with it and have had no issues over the last year or so since I got it. Bootup is very fast compared to normal drives. Not sure about the price as it is a company machine, but it can't be as much as a Mac... The Thinkpad X1 Carbon sells for around 68K Baht (street price) in Thailand - the most similarly spec'd Macbook Air (13", 4GB RAM, 256GB flash storage) sells for 42K Baht. The Air is 26K Baht cheaper. The Repair guy at Best Buy in America said that hard drives are the most common part to fail and that Lenovos are the most reliable computer they sell. This is the model I was looking at. True it's in America, but I think Thai prices are only slightly higher. This one is about 40K baht in America. ThinkPad X1 Carbon 3rd Generation Web price: $1,209.00 After Instant Savings: $1,088.10 You save: $120.90 Free Standard Shipping Ships in 5-7 business days Processor Intel Core i5-5200U Processor (3MB Cache, up to 2.70GHz) Operating System Windows 8.1 64 Display 14.0" FHD (1920 x 1080) with WWAN Graphics Intel HD Graphics 5500 Memory 4GB PC3-12800L on MB Hard Drive 128GB Solid State Drive, Serial ATA Wireless Intel 7265 AC/B/G/N Dual Band Wireless + Bluetooth Version 4.0 Warranty 1 Year Depot or Carry-in Battery Rapid Charge, Integrated
  14. Yes, I am in Pattaya. Condo near Sukhumvit.
  15. The new digital service is a good deal. For 790 baht you can purchase the digital box from Sophon and get 150 digital channels for no extra charge. There is a voucher for 690 baht for Thai people.