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About WinnieTheKhwai

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    No woman no khwai..
  • Birthday 08/13/1972

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  1. WinnieTheKhwai

    Chiang Mai - Hang Dong area questions

    Flat.. This is Hang Dong district. Yes, you don't want to be in the tiny strip of flat land immediately South of the airport. Around the canal road or West of it is best, that also gives you two major roads to get into town. Canal road is being turned into a really big highway at the moment. Hmmm.. you may be on to something.. ? Nah. It's a chalet at one of the resort places in Hang Dong. And building amidst mountains and a stream sounds nice but it's extremely challenging to not get washed away at certain times of the year.
  2. WinnieTheKhwai

    border runs

    You may end up wishing you brought in more money, before the complete meltdown of that country..
  3. WinnieTheKhwai

    Casio G shock strap replacment.

    Here: https://www.google.co.th/maps/@18.7959636,98.986486,3a,75y,63.76h,93.12t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sIlGT49VRkFrpSLxRNPoXYw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656 Nice people, too. And no need to find your way in and out of big shopping malls.
  4. WinnieTheKhwai

    Chiang Mai - Hang Dong area questions

    Right; I don't think it matters much which direction out of town, as long as the immediate area is nice, and it's not too far from town. Hang Dong / Nam Phrae may tick those boxes, and no airplane noise there either. (The airplane noise is more where the airplanes actually go, which isn't quite where Hang Dong starts and especially not the scenic part where you would actually want to live. )
  5. WinnieTheKhwai

    Don't drink and drive

    You'll do it with your heart instead of your brain. It's like using The Force; the light switch is operated by a person, then the light flips on, then you start to process a response, and only then you muscles move. If you have two beers first you'll be able to get inside that person's head and you'll 'feel' when she flips the switch before she even does it. Then you hit that wooden pedal virtually the same instant the electrons start flowing to the light.
  6. WinnieTheKhwai

    No Plastic Bags at Rimping Today

    You may be thinking of Wakanda?
  7. WinnieTheKhwai

    Don't drink and drive

    Which bus? They all disappear by the time bars close. Or even when you leave early then you can't get even slightly out of town. I think you can just decide for yourself how you want to feel at any time about any topic. No. 6000-15,000 seems to be the range. It very often means a night in a police cell too. No. Yes. (Not everyone starts driving like a lunatic after 2-3 beers. In fact, many people drive more carefully. ) Take a look at the volume of beer in a big bottle of Leo. It does not compare to 2-3 glasses of Bud. LOL!! Because driving while high is much better? (Scariest experience of my life.) While doing anything while on weed is scary as hell, I don't think it's likely to make you want to beat people up.
  8. WinnieTheKhwai

    No Plastic Bags at Rimping Today

    I'll make sure to avoid them on Wednesdays. I go to Rimping BECAUSE they're not Makro.
  9. WinnieTheKhwai

    Should I stay or should I go now?

    Honestly, of all the things that will actually kill you in Thailand, this one is way down the list.
  10. So... Has it occurred to anyone involved in this survey that the internet landscape for web forums is changing a lot the last couple years? New arrivals are a lot less likely to sign up for some web forum and then participate in a survey they organize. Yeah, that'll result in changes alright, but it's changes within Thaivisa (and web forums and Internet use in general) a lot more than actual change in the real world. And some of the conclusions are iffy, such that people made good on their promise to leave. You don't know if those same people actually left, or that they didn't fill in the survey this time. It's a conclusion pulled out of thin air: it seems obvious that you need to ask the same people, then you can compare and draw conclusions.
  11. WinnieTheKhwai

    New Chiang Mai Airport - Any Updates?

    Most of you won't live to see it open so you might as well stop talking about it. Now the extension of the current airport however, that you'll likely witness. I think the first step is a new car park building, and then a new terminal building + more gates.
  12. WinnieTheKhwai

    High Quality Watch Repair

    As yours is an automatic I wouldn't go near shopping mall booths & shops (although they might just take it and send it elsewhere for repair). So either the store I linked earlier, or the one on Thapae; Oris is pretty nice. https://www.google.co.th/maps/@18.7882907,98.9990553,3a,75y,164.36h,91.21t/data=!3m5!1e1!3m3!1s7My0yJc17UJK5EYRj9hrmw!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo3.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3D7My0yJc17UJK5EYRj9hrmw%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D332.2329%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3D100
  13. WinnieTheKhwai

    High Quality Watch Repair

    Yes, here: https://www.google.co.th/maps/@18.7946868,98.9969331,3a,36.2y,163.38h,87.53t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sbRRcry-zLIWDiYRrM-IEgA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656!5m1!1e1 Or if it's a luxury watch then there is a more high-end shop on Thapae Road. What's the brand name? I do have a bunch of mechanical watches but they're all shitters, so any shop will do. ?
  14. Even if above ground then a rail wouldn't need to do the one-way U-turn thing. You can have a separate rail line going both directions on the same side as long as it's separated from other traffic. Yeah, that can't really be done above-ground. Cool chunk of money to invest in the North.. somehow I can't see it happening anytime soon..
  15. WinnieTheKhwai

    Guest houses must now get a hotel license--any info?

    As with most things bureaucratic in Thailand, find a different person at a different counter and get completely different results.