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About gjoo888

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  1. It doesn't matter whether you need to get someone to the hospital, or need to go buy beer, you don't park in front of someone's driveway and block them in. Of course you don't need to take an axe to someone's car either. If it's that big a problem, station a tow truck in the area and remove the cars and levy a fine plus towing fees.
  2. You could die of thirst trying to get those seals off, and most of the time they would come off in pieces. Annoying to say the least.
  3. That may be the case at some immigration offices, but that certainly is not true in Bangkok at Chaeng Wattana. I've done 11 extensions there (and Suan Plu) and never has my 90 Day Report day been reset from the day that I did an extension.
  4. Vegan food in Pattaya?

    The Happy Cow website is a good resource for vegans and vegetarians: https://www.happycow.net/asia/thailand/pattaya/
  5. And bread and butter when you carry a knife. I also once read about a big Samoan who used a bowling ball to beat someone one time, the Samoan version of an Uzi.
  6. Pretty sure that the "woman" is a Type-2.
  7. elect charges go up and up

    I've lived in the same house for 12 years and my last electric bill was the lowest we've ever had in spite of numerous rate increases over the years. You might want to check to see if someone is tapping into your electricity, or if you have something that is causing abnormal usage.
  8. Get a Toyota. About half the vehicles sold in Thailand are Toyota's, parts are readily available and just about every repair garage knows them inside and out. Plus, you can't beat Toyota's for reliability.
  9. moving to thailand

    I used what we call a "moving" company in the states, United Van Lines to be more precise. I called a few different companies and received widely varying prices from them. The company I chose came to my house and packed all my belongings and it took about 6 weeks for them to arrive in Thailand, where they unpacked and moved my things into the house. I was very impressed by the workers both in the states and here in Thailand. As long as your visa is in order and this is your first shipment, you do not have to pay customs duty on your belongings. I did pay about 4.000 Baht for fees I can't remember what for. This was about 12 years ago, and it was well worth the price to ship my things here. It cost about $5,000 USD to ship what I did, and it would have cost much, much more to replace them here. It may or may not be worth it for you, depending on what you're shipping. The weight and size of your items is what determines the price.
  10. American/Russian drug dealing couple arrested on Koh Phangan

    No where does it say they were major drug traffickers. Apparently they were small-time street level dealers, who probably made a decent living and fueled their own drug habits.
  11. It seems that many posters have a bad case of poor reading comprehension. The couple in the graffiti incident in Bangkok were Americans, there is no mention as to the nationality of the Koh Lanta schmucks.
  12. Soi Bukaw

    Maybe they should ban vehicles, or at least most vehicles, and call it Walking Street.
  13. The Hollywood crowd allows the sexual predators to operate unhindered for decades, and when the cat gets out of the bag, they act holier than thou and pat themselves on the back for finally speaking out about it. Oprah worked for, and was a good friend of Harvey Weinstein. Although I doubt if she was a victim of his advances, with all of her connections, she had to have known about him.
  14. I grew up in California. Yes earthquakes make noise, very loud rumbling noises.
  15. Taking tobacco into Thailand

    Correct. If you have 250 grams or less, you do not have to declare the tobacco. You only have to declare over 250 grams of tobacco. You can go through the "nothing to declare" channel as far as the tobacco is concerned.