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by FrazeeDK
December 9, 2019, 10:48 am
Forum: Thailand News
Topic: New Bus Service Don Muang Airport
Replies: 2
Views: 298

Re: New Bus Service Don Muang Airport

news articles also state there is a planned monorail that will connect the airport with the system also.. Note the planned Don Muang-Suvarnaphum-Utapao "high speed" rail will also stop downtown. In the meantime it'll be this announced bus to get relatively easy access into the MRT/BTS system.
by FrazeeDK
December 9, 2019, 10:45 am
Forum: Society and culture
Topic: learning the thai language
Replies: 399
Views: 52489

Re: learning the thai language

mentioned it before.. The transliterated Thai into English can be quite literal from a Thai standpoint. In Thai the "N" sound in Sakon Nakon is spelled with a Thai Law Ling which as a final consonant sounds as an "N" sound so some brilliant person decided that in putting it into English an L would b...
by FrazeeDK
December 9, 2019, 10:39 am
Forum: Thailand News
Topic: tesco plans to leave thailand
Replies: 7
Views: 506

Re: tesco plans to leave thailand

Sell to a another huge business conglomerate which will change the name and keep all the stores. Much like when Carrefour sold out to Big C a few years ago and the stores were merely re-branded..
by FrazeeDK
November 30, 2019, 2:55 pm
Forum: Udon Thani News
Topic: Ring Road Improvements
Replies: 5
Views: 426

Re: Ring Road Improvements

any infrastructure improvements that close down parts of the eastern ring road will only make the current chaos worse. Better for them to get the outer ring road, at least for the east side, constructed... That'll reduce the mess on the current east side ring road tremendously. Any news on that?
by FrazeeDK
November 27, 2019, 8:36 pm
Forum: U.S. Politics
Topic: U.S. Politics
Replies: 7985
Views: 81625

Re: U.S. Politics

Trump is the perpetual Reality TV Personality writ large. Endlessly Brash, bullshitting, conflict generating, insults, name-calling... "counter-punching.." It isn't going to end even if he's voted out... He'll have the media attention even if he's not President...
by FrazeeDK
November 27, 2019, 8:33 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Thais NOT spending
Replies: 41
Views: 1402

Re: Thais NOT spending

we frequent the old Big C on the east side. The parking lot is always chock-a-block full by 11:30 daily with weekends and holidays (including school breaks) getting it to overflow/double-parked level. I don't see any real reduction in consumer demand yet. If so you wouldn't have that convoy of motor...
by FrazeeDK
November 24, 2019, 7:44 pm
Forum: Udon Thani News
Topic: Overpass/tunnel Udon Ringroad Nongkai Hwy
Replies: 298
Views: 41231

Re: Overpass/tunnel Udon Ringroad Nongkai Hwy

seems pretty much the same to me if there is a by-pass on both East and West sides!
by FrazeeDK
November 24, 2019, 7:42 pm
Forum: Udon Thani Accommodation
Topic: Housing Estate Maintenance Fees
Replies: 7
Views: 567

Re: Housing Estate Maintenance Fees

well, there's the Kreng Jai thing where those running the Associations aren't going to confront those that don't pay the fees. Easier to just dun those that are honest and pay on time... Actually no different from what I experienced in the States in Florida.. The Condo development where I rented had...
by FrazeeDK
November 22, 2019, 9:32 pm
Forum: Udon Thani Restaurants
Topic: The Wood Swing
Replies: 2
Views: 263

Re: The Wood Swing

noted the site for the new pub and the pictures showing a bunch of young Army privates in fatigues practicing instruments.. How much you wanna bet that the owner is a high ranking officer who queried his lads on who had musical ability! \:D/
by FrazeeDK
November 22, 2019, 6:57 am
Forum: Udon Thani News
Topic: Overpass/tunnel Udon Ringroad Nongkai Hwy
Replies: 298
Views: 41231

Re: Overpass/tunnel Udon Ringroad Nongkai Hwy

for those bemoaning the problems turning north to Nong Khai at the new intersection remember, they've had the proposed Outer Ring Road in planning for years.. Eventually that will be completed and run from 20 km south of Udon (near the Regional Cancer Center) on both the east and west sides of Udon....
by FrazeeDK
November 21, 2019, 9:54 pm
Forum: U.S. Politics
Topic: U.S. Politics
Replies: 7985
Views: 81625

Re: U.S. Politics

no, what was elected was a reality TV show personality who presents himself regularly just as that.. Abrasive, ignorant, spouting utter bullshit... The only positive thing he's done is to cut Federal regulations.. But, those are all reversible administrative rule and policy changes that most assured...
by FrazeeDK
November 21, 2019, 9:48 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Grab riders
Replies: 5
Views: 427

Re: Grab riders

don't know if this site equally applies to m/c Grab delivery drivers. https://www.grab.com/th/en/driver/transport/
by FrazeeDK
November 18, 2019, 8:03 pm
Forum: Society and culture
Topic: learning the thai language
Replies: 399
Views: 52489

Re: learning the thai language

because saying something is different makes it so? A black truck was the auspicious pick but he could only get white? Kinda like when the widow-maker ghost treads through villages at night killing men and the men wear womens' clothes or at a bare minimum paint their nails red to fool the ghost? I've...
by FrazeeDK
November 18, 2019, 5:58 pm
Forum: Society and culture
Topic: Quintessentially Isaan (Photos)
Replies: 83
Views: 12480

Re: Quintessentially Isaan (Photos)

a wheelchair bound fellow is parked in the handicapped parking slot at Big C daily with a similar back-ramped three wheeled motorcycle.. Necessity is the mother of invention...
by FrazeeDK
November 17, 2019, 10:09 am
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Jobs for young Thai people
Replies: 50
Views: 2370

Re: Jobs for young Thai people

here's a thought.. Do you have any friend or family with a good factory job down in the eastern seaboard area around Chon Buri and Rayong? If so a visit by the lad of a couple of weeks and checking out the companies might be beneficial. Perhaps he could go to a number of the plants and ask what qual...
by FrazeeDK
November 15, 2019, 8:03 pm
Forum: Society and culture
Topic: Asian Squat
Replies: 2
Views: 339

Re: Asian Squat

ah yes, the somtam squat here in Thailand, the kimchi squat in Korea... I can still do it but don't find it comfortable and can't sit there endlessly.. It is a source of amusement to see your average Thai drop almost bonelessly into such a squat and sit for a long time..
by FrazeeDK
November 15, 2019, 9:33 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Here we go again
Replies: 11
Views: 431

Re: Here we go again

no, the Japanese most assuredly could not have launched a trans-Pacific invasion of the U.S. 1. they didn't get our carriers at Pearl Harbor. 2. They didn't get our subs. 3. They already had the bulk of their troop transports and naval forces tied up with the invasion of the Philippines and the Dutc...
by FrazeeDK
November 14, 2019, 9:03 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Noise Pollution
Replies: 2
Views: 256

Re: Noise Pollution

I'd have to say that over the last few months the operations tempo at the Air Base seems to have ramped up markedly.. The Joint training with the Chinese, then the Thais exercising their Gripens, then Thai F-16's now the Singaporeans with their F-16's... Thank God that when those jets are screaming ...
by FrazeeDK
November 14, 2019, 8:59 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Mandatory health insurance for Non O-A visa effective from 31 October
Replies: 166
Views: 8170

Re: Mandatory health insurance for Non O-A visa effective from 31 October

and from my visit to Udon Immigration this last Wednesday on OA based persmissions to stay, the answer was, "here is the handout with the link to buy the approved insurance.." Then in answer to my query on "foreign insurance" (and Immigration's Foreign Insurance Certificate), it was "NO, you must bu...
by FrazeeDK
November 13, 2019, 12:00 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Mandatory health insurance for Non O-A visa effective from 31 October
Replies: 166
Views: 8170

Re: Mandatory health insurance for Non O-A visa effective from 31 October

well.. the end result is go out of country, come back in with a new visa and convert to a Non O or.. Convert to a Support of a Thai national (marriage)..

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