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And he spelt it properly. That break at the seaside obviously did him the world of good and the 'ammers are racking up the points now. Happy chappy.

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1 hour ago, rott said:

And he spelt it properly. That break at the seaside obviously did him the world of good and the 'ammers are racking up the points now. Happy chappy.

H/M is always happy. That's unless one has to go to Patts and the likes. Off to Chang Mai middle of next month for the annual fishing trip. At least I won't have to go through N/Smog this time. Thank you Buddha.

 

Little heads up.

Was in the post office today they now have a special section just for speeding fines. Several peeps lining up to pay same. Got talking to the lady that was doing them and she told me she had had 8 personally at 500bt a go in the last two months. Seems they have got hot on speeding and jumping the light's. So be careful of your speed. That last bit doesn't include N/Smog, as if you tried to go more than 20kph you would loose your suspension.

 

At least we are doing better in the Cricket, now tea time. England are 175 for four. Getting a good picture in H/D on BT sport 1. Just a bit of trivia.

 

H/M K.P.Phet.

Fred to locals.

 

 

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In case there is anybody else still here I just thought I would mention that I had a few in the re-opened Malibu last week. Not sure of the new name as it is all in Thai.

 

Anyway very pleasant, been spruced up and improved. A good early evening spot, the lights shimmering on the lake, the illuminated dragon statue clearly visible through the electric wiring,  plenty of fit young tarts serving the ale, respectable clientele, excellent ambience. (BTW tart just indicates female - nothing else.)

 

Otherwise, eating and drinking places continue to open and close at an amazing rate.

 

Best wishes to all and hope everyone OK.

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16 hours ago, rott said:

In case there is anybody else still here I just thought I would mention that I had a few in the re-opened Malibu last week. Not sure of the new name as it is all in Thai.

 

Anyway very pleasant, been spruced up and improved. A good early evening spot, the lights shimmering on the lake, the illuminated dragon statue clearly visible through the electric wiring,  plenty of fit young tarts serving the ale, respectable clientele, excellent ambience. (BTW tart just indicates female - nothing else.)

 

Otherwise, eating and drinking places continue to open and close at an amazing rate.

 

Best wishes to all and hope everyone OK.

Sorry to hear that you are almost the last outsider there. Most have more than likely realised that it's the last place they want to live and moved on.

 

At least you still have some places to eat and get a pint in. We have yet another one just opened up in K.P.Phet. Not to far from the New R/Lobinson supermarket. Had a look the other day but there didn't seem to be anyone about. How they expect to do any business Buddha only knows. Whatever they have spent bundles on it so hope it pays. Or we will be like you with yet another one closing down.

 

Things are still going well here, lots of the roads are being widened and re surfaced, thank Buddha without to much agro driving wise.

Glad to say that we have had to put the day visa price up so don't get to many ideas of coming soon or ever come to that.

 

I was in the local food market last night and we had bundles of non Thai interlopers walking round. Turns out they were on holiday and were staying at one of the big hotels here. Only hope they don't get any ideas of coming back full time. Just wouldn't be Cricket.

 

Talking of sport H/M has been watching the rugby 6 nations on ITV & BBC as well as the Olympics that's mainly on BBC 2. Scotland did well last night coming from behind to win at the eleventh hour. Only problem it doesn't come on the TV till the afternoon early evening. At least it makes a change. From the usual drivel that's on the box. Off now to watch Sky news they have a round up of the UK Papers.

 

H/M K.P.Phet.

Fred to locals. 

 

 

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1 hour ago, fredob43 said:

Sorry to hear that you are almost the last outsider there. Most have more than likely realised that it's the last place they want to live and moved on.

 

At least you still have some places to eat and get a pint in. We have yet another one just opened up in K.P.Phet. Not to far from the New R/Lobinson supermarket. Had a look the other day but there didn't seem to be anyone about. How they expect to do any business Buddha only knows. Whatever they have spent bundles on it so hope it pays. Or we will be like you with yet another one closing down.

 

Things are still going well here, lots of the roads are being widened and re surfaced, thank Buddha without to much agro driving wise.

Glad to say that we have had to put the day visa price up so don't get to many ideas of coming soon or ever come to that.

 

I was in the local food market last night and we had bundles of non Thai interlopers walking round. Turns out they were on holiday and were staying at one of the big hotels here. Only hope they don't get any ideas of coming back full time. Just wouldn't be Cricket.

 

Talking of sport H/M has been watching the rugby 6 nations on ITV & BBC as well as the Olympics that's mainly on BBC 2. Scotland did well last night coming from behind to win at the eleventh hour. Only problem it doesn't come on the TV till the afternoon early evening. At least it makes a change. From the usual drivel that's on the box. Off now to watch Sky news they have a round up of the UK Papers.

 

H/M K.P.Phet.

Fred to locals. 

 

 

Not the last. Those of us that have stuck it out are probably anti-social enough that we're simply not noticed. If you see a youngish farang with a chiseled chin and a healthy bearing (14 stones), with a cute Thai wife 1/2 his size and an overly active munchkin...that's me. I'll be affable enough but don't expect much else.

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Plenty still here Fred and plenty to have a drink with. (When I said anybody still here I meant on this thread not in Nakkers).  it is  just that people prefer going out at different times, also too many live a bit of a drive out of town so the reluctance to be drinking and driving kicks in, plus the absence of transport locally after dark does not help. Yes the misses can help out but that can have it's problems.

 

And would I be keen to have a drink with somebody who is prepared to say hello but warns against further communication.?? The long-termers here can be a bit wary of strangers coming into the company, too many past headaches and bad experiences, the nutters are not all confined to Pattaya. (I am not suggesting that DB falls into this category.)

 

The reactions of farangs seen about here vary from the instant rictus mask and refusal to make eye contact to those wanting to stop, chat and occasionally tell their life story. I have found the latter to be relaxed and happy in their own skins, can't speak for the former.

 

Regular farang haunts seem to be a bit changeable at the minute, could do with the Oasis down here.

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5 hours ago, rott said:

Plenty still here Fred and plenty to have a drink with. (When I said anybody still here I meant on this thread not in Nakkers).  it is  just that people prefer going out at different times, also too many live a bit of a drive out of town so the reluctance to be drinking and driving kicks in, plus the absence of transport locally after dark does not help. Yes the misses can help out but that can have it's problems.

 

And would I be keen to have a drink with somebody who is prepared to say hello but warns against further communication.?? The long-termers here can be a bit wary of strangers coming into the company, too many past headaches and bad experiences, the nutters are not all confined to Pattaya. (I am not suggesting that DB falls into this category.)

 

The reactions of farangs seen about here vary from the instant rictus mask and refusal to make eye contact to those wanting to stop, chat and occasionally tell their life story. I have found the latter to be relaxed and happy in their own skins, can't speak for the former.

 

Regular farang haunts seem to be a bit changeable at the minute, could do with the Oasis down here.

Seems much the same everywhere. I have found no bugger speaks to you in Patts either. That's could be me though.

 

Here as luck would have it we have some great people. Well except one but he now seems to have got the massage and gone. 6 of us had a meet up yesterday lunchtime. (At Oasis) Good few hours were spent chatting and chewing the cud. 

 

Looks like most of us are traveling back to the UK in the coming months. Two including me to sort out properties +++ other's for a short spell working. All with be there for as short a time as necessary in my case 19 days. That's 25 days to long, but needs be.

 

Keep plodding on, I'll give you a wave as I pass N/S. Sorry cant have a pint as I have no intention of stopping.

 

H/M K.P.Phet.

Fred to locals.

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6 hours ago, rott said:

Plenty still here Fred and plenty to have a drink with. (When I said anybody still here I meant on this thread not in Nakkers).  it is  just that people prefer going out at different times, also too many live a bit of a drive out of town so the reluctance to be drinking and driving kicks in, plus the absence of transport locally after dark does not help. Yes the misses can help out but that can have it's problems.

 

And would I be keen to have a drink with somebody who is prepared to say hello but warns against further communication.?? The long-termers here can be a bit wary of strangers coming into the company, too many past headaches and bad experiences, the nutters are not all confined to Pattaya. (I am not suggesting that DB falls into this category.)

 

The reactions of farangs seen about here vary from the instant rictus mask and refusal to make eye contact to those wanting to stop, chat and occasionally tell their life story. I have found the latter to be relaxed and happy in their own skins, can't speak for the former.

 

Regular farang haunts seem to be a bit changeable at the minute, could do with the Oasis down here.

Not a nutter(and no offense taken as I didn't think you implied as such) rather just antisocial. As I don't really drink and, ummh, don't have the life experiences (read age) of most people who choose to settle in Nakhon Nowhere there's little that I can relate to with most expats. Throw in that most my age/interested in the same things  as I am are simply here temporarily and it's just not worth the trouble. In-laws are much more gregarious though...

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On 2/14/2018 at 6:59 PM, fredob43 said:

Seems much the same everywhere. I have found no bugger speaks to you in Patts either. That's could be me though.

 

Here as luck would have it we have some great people. Well except one but he now seems to have got the massage and gone. 6 of us had a meet up yesterday lunchtime. (At Oasis) Good few hours were spent chatting and chewing the cud. 

 

Looks like most of us are traveling back to the UK in the coming months. Two including me to sort out properties +++ other's for a short spell working. All with be there for as short a time as necessary in my case 19 days. That's 25 days to long, but needs be.

 

Keep plodding on, I'll give you a wave as I pass N/S. Sorry cant have a pint as I have no intention of stopping.

 

H/M K.P.Phet.

Fred to locals.

Ha Ha life for the farang in small town Thailand seems to be pretty much the same all over. Bit of an emptying out here too over the next few weeks, plus we have lost three to "natural causes" over the last year, and possibly two to "nutter causes" only time will tell in the cases of the latter. But same as you mostly very good people.

 

Look on the bright side Fred, you will be home in good time for Songkran and Nakhon Sawan will still be here.

 

 

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2 hours ago, rott said:

Ha Ha life for the farang in small town Thailand seems to be pretty much the same all over. Bit of an emptying out here too over the next few weeks, plus we have lost three to "natural causes" over the last year, and possibly two to "nutter causes" only time will tell in the cases of the latter. But same as you mostly very good people.

 

Look on the bright side Fred, you will be home in good time for Songkran and Nakhon Sawan will still be here.

 

 

Seems your correct.

Sorry to say I will be leaving K.P.P on the 25th for flight on the 26th April. So will still be here for the dreaded water lobbing rubbish. I shall of cause stay well away from any of the above. As luck would have it only last 3 days in K.P.Phet and stops at 6pm. If I do venture out it'll be night time only and in the car.

 

I shall be arriving back on the 16th May all going well, that's provided my Taxi doesn't get caught up in any pot holes that N/S throws up. Or I've frozen to death in the UK.

 

H/M K.P.Phet.

Fred to locals.

 

 

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Returned unscathed from a week in Pattaya, on the outside anyway, though the damage to my mortal soul and my internal organs may be incalculable.

 

I thought it was busy, people turning up without pre-booked accomm were finding things a lot tighter than normal but not impossible. Lots of young Chinese about and still plenty of farang, though I feel the latter are very slowly dwindling. Perhaps they are all moving here, I saw two in BigC2 in the half hour I was there this morning.

 

Anyway out for a few tomorrow night, first since Sunday so I am ready for it.

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Earlier this week I had cause to head to Bangers to see a man about a boat. It is some 45 years since I owned a boat and I've almost recovered from the experience so I have decided to have another go.

 

On the trip down I saw that the Chief Potholer and Constrictor of Traffic of Nakkers Province has been busy.  The bypass is almost entirely one lane either way so it is actually faster going through the city.  The overpass onto the bypass is showing signs of wear and the roadworks north of Nakkers which were pleasingly absent a few weeks ago have reappeared(again).

 

Apart from the usual wreckage of a truck where the driver had probably fallen asleep early in the morning and a more recent, complicated fiasco involving 3 pick up trucks with front and rear end damage it was uneventful.   The offramp into Sukhumvit was starting to clog up but by Bangers standards it was nothing and traffic moved on Suk so we were in the hotel by 2PM.

 

Part way through check in at the hotel an officious concierge asked me to move my car.   It wasn't blocking anyone so I refused and made it clear it wasn't going to be moved until I finished check in.  Much unhappiness all round.

 

Some time later at the room a bowl of extra fruit with a groveling apologetic letter and some discount coupons were delivered.   Assuaged my feelings somewhat but would have been better if the bloody coupons had been useful.

 

The boat supplier was at Bang Na so went there via BTS followed by a sweltering 2km walk past assorted freeways and a rubbish filled swamp with ominous rustling that may have been rats/giant lizards or snakes or all three.   The boats on offer seemed to be of a good quality so I have ordered one which should be finished in 10 days or so ready for its maiden voyage on the mighty Ping river.   

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1 hour ago, Chilon said:

Earlier this week I had cause to head to Bangers to see a man about a boat. It is some 45 years since I owned a boat and I've almost recovered from the experience so I have decided to have another go.

 

On the trip down I saw that the Chief Potholer and Constrictor of Traffic of Nakkers Province has been busy.  The bypass is almost entirely one lane either way so it is actually faster going through the city.  The overpass onto the bypass is showing signs of wear and the roadworks north of Nakkers which were pleasingly absent a few weeks ago have reappeared(again).

 

Apart from the usual wreckage of a truck where the driver had probably fallen asleep early in the morning and a more recent, complicated fiasco involving 3 pick up trucks with front and rear end damage it was uneventful.   The offramp into Sukhumvit was starting to clog up but by Bangers standards it was nothing and traffic moved on Suk so we were in the hotel by 2PM.

 

Part way through check in at the hotel an officious concierge asked me to move my car.   It wasn't blocking anyone so I refused and made it clear it wasn't going to be moved until I finished check in.  Much unhappiness all round.

 

Some time later at the room a bowl of extra fruit with a groveling apologetic letter and some discount coupons were delivered.   Assuaged my feelings somewhat but would have been better if the bloody coupons had been useful.

 

The boat supplier was at Bang Na so went there via BTS followed by a sweltering 2km walk past assorted freeways and a rubbish filled swamp with ominous rustling that may have been rats/giant lizards or snakes or all three.   The boats on offer seemed to be of a good quality so I have ordered one which should be finished in 10 days or so ready for its maiden voyage on the mighty Ping river.   

Glad you have finally ordered your new boat Bill. The K.P.Phet local fishing club will be delighted after I have informed then at the next AGM. At least you will have something to put on your private boat slipway.

 

Re problem with Hotel if you didn't stay at that Cheep place I assume the Land Mark you stay in it might not have occurred. Better still learn to park correctly.

 

Not going down the route of traveling by BTS. Very down market for us K.P.Phet peeps. Taxi is the way to go you only had the phone Sam the taxi man. Only hope that you don't end up like Rott and having to spend time in Pattaya.

Glad you had an eventful trip anyway.

 

H/M K.P.Phet.

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It has been coming down here like a cow p1ssing on a flat rock.   Second lot of rain today.   There was a loud bang as it got heavier and has now managed to short out the lights on the recently completed driving range plus the associated restaurant across the river.

 

I checked the weather forecast and, yes, still showing sunny with 0% chance of rain.

 

We had rain a couple of days ago as well, almost like an early start to the rainy season.

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