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by semperfiguy
September 18, 2020, 5:11 pm
Forum: Obituaries
Topic: RIP Stephen John Richards AKA Foreign Office Steve
Replies: 13
Views: 639

Re: RIP Stephen John Richards AKA Foreign Office Steve

Having known Steven for over 10 years as a friend and customer at my restaurant, I feel very sad. Certainly very popular and knowledgeable, often to be seen with his favourite Chang in one hand and cigarette in the other, while enjoying the banter with others, usually on a Friday evening at my rest...
by semperfiguy
September 18, 2020, 11:21 am
Forum: Obituaries
Topic: RIP Stephen John Richards AKA Foreign Office Steve
Replies: 13
Views: 639

Re: RIP Stephen John Richards AKA Foreign Office Steve

It sure would be nice if someone could post a photo of Steve. Most oftentimes posts like this are made to inform us of the death of a fellow expat, and a photo is seldom included. I may very well know Steve, but just not by name. It would be nice to know if he is someone that I have seen around town...
by semperfiguy
September 7, 2020, 3:01 pm
Forum: Health & Beauty
Topic: What are the lessons people most often learn too late in life?
Replies: 32
Views: 1108

Re: What are the lessons people most often learn too late in life?

The thing that is most obvious to me after having followed this and other forums over the past 10 years in Thailand, is that by the time people are of retirement age it is nearly impossible to change their opinions on religion and politics. Their world view is usually set in stone and there's very l...
by semperfiguy
August 25, 2020, 9:05 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Gary Jacobi
Replies: 56
Views: 4578

Re: Gary Jacobi

Thanks for that intell Semi. We are aware of such matters, and one of the Warden you mention has been on the case for many months now, but your words are helpful to other ex servicemen on Udonmap, or who visit Udonmap, or indeed visit Thailand. Much appreciated. I can only state what I did some tim...
by semperfiguy
August 24, 2020, 1:26 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Gary Jacobi
Replies: 56
Views: 4578

Re: Gary Jacobi

I don't think this has been mentioned as yet, but if Gary was legally married but his wife has not spent at least 5 years in the US, then she is not entitled to any of Gary's SS benefits after his death. If his last SS check was direct deposited into his bank account after his death, then SS will ta...
by semperfiguy
August 18, 2020, 5:52 pm
Forum: World News
Topic: America coming apart at the seams?
Replies: 838
Views: 27374

Re: America coming apart at the seams?

..... The Democratic Party and the American mass media have sold out to the Globalists, and their chief aim is to "fundamentally change America" which was the battle cry of former President Obama who did more to take down America than any President in US history. ...... This is what Obama actually ...
by semperfiguy
August 15, 2020, 8:01 am
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Death sentences in Koh Tao killings commuted
Replies: 6
Views: 807

Death sentences in Koh Tao killings commuted

This was on of the biggest stories of the decade, but after they were given a Royal Pardon on July 28th, there has been little mention of it. Just thought I would update the forum members. https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/general/1968435/death-sentences-in-koh-tao-killings-commuted?cx_placement=...
by semperfiguy
August 12, 2020, 5:32 pm
Forum: Money, Finance & Investing
Topic: International Joint Account Banking Suggestion?
Replies: 25
Views: 1073

Re: International Joint Account Banking Suggestion?

Declan, I had the same problem and with the same reasons as you, so I decided to open up USD Foreign Currency Deposit and Fixed Deposit Savings accounts at Bangkok Bank, Phosri Road Branch (see Pia in the international department...speaks good English). I was assured by the branch manager and two ot...
by semperfiguy
August 8, 2020, 1:29 pm
Forum: Insurance
Topic: Health Insurance-Married to a Government worker
Replies: 21
Views: 1094

Re: Health Insurance-Married to a Government worker

you do not need a health insurance if you arrive with a non o , (would be stupid to come on a non OA)and making extension based on marriage ....and yes the + side of being married with a government employee is that you are also covered by her insurance , the downside...beware government employees a...
by semperfiguy
July 25, 2020, 11:06 am
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: What Are The Songkhran Dates?
Replies: 5
Views: 472

What Are The Songkhran Dates?

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Does anyone know when Songkhran will end and if the bank and immigration are open or closed on Monday and Tuesday?
by semperfiguy
July 13, 2020, 2:39 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: 5 Year Renewal of Driver's License
Replies: 111
Views: 8528

Re: 5 Year Renewal of Driver's License

My Thai wife renewed her 5 year license for another 5 years last Friday in Central Plaza. If one enters the mall through the main front doors, then proceed to the far left hand corner of the building, 2nd Floor. The mall opens at 10:30 Mon-Fri, but the DL office doesn't get started until around 11,...
by semperfiguy
July 13, 2020, 2:38 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: 5 Year Renewal of Driver's License
Replies: 111
Views: 8528

Re: 5 Year Renewal of Driver's License

My Thai wife renewed her 5 year license for another 5 years last Friday in Central Plaza. If one enters the mall through the main front doors, then proceed to the far left hand corner of the building, 2nd Floor. The mall opens at 10:30 Mon-Fri, but the DL office doesn't get started until around 11,...
by semperfiguy
July 13, 2020, 1:02 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: proof of life
Replies: 18
Views: 1184

Re: proof of life

Sorry guys resurrection of old post Can't find any other Asking for a US citizen re proof of life certificate. He's not received yet and is getting worried.. Any info on this cheers Send an email to Social Security in Manila asking for the form if he thinks it is lost in the mail. Just Google it fo...
by semperfiguy
July 13, 2020, 8:48 am
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: 5 Year Renewal of Driver's License
Replies: 111
Views: 8528

Re: 5 Year Renewal of Driver's License

My Thai wife renewed her 5 year license for another 5 years last Friday in Central Plaza. If one enters the mall through the main front doors, then proceed to the far left hand corner of the building, 2nd Floor. The mall opens at 10:30 Mon-Fri, but the DL office doesn't get started until around 11,b...
by semperfiguy
July 10, 2020, 7:52 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Thai Passport Office Moved
Replies: 7
Views: 665

Thai Passport Office Moved

For those foreigners with a Thai spouse/gf who needs to renew or get a new Thai passport, please be aware that as of July 8th the Thai Passport Office has shut down in the government complex near Tung Sri Muang and has moved to the 3rd floor of Central Plaza. If you enter the main front entrance to ...
by semperfiguy
July 7, 2020, 7:17 am
Forum: General Debates & Discussions
Topic: Kim Jong un critical
Replies: 23
Views: 1587

Re: Kim Jong un critical

Another vid surfaced from this Korean stunner with reference to Kim jong un kicking his cloggs and who in her opinion has taken over .. believe her not she does make excellent viewing . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4YbJ9ZzASk DM DM, you can get to know her a little better with this video: https...
by semperfiguy
June 29, 2020, 9:17 pm
Forum: Health & Beauty
Topic: When times are hard..implement THIS into your life.
Replies: 55
Views: 2942

Re: When times are hard..implement THIS into your life.

As, has been suggested previously, god was responsible for the election of a fornicating, lying, tax cheating and bullying conscription dodging adulterer President, it would suggest to me there is a serious problem up there in heaven. They seem to have severely compromised their previously laid out...
by semperfiguy
June 29, 2020, 6:55 pm
Forum: Health & Beauty
Topic: When times are hard..implement THIS into your life.
Replies: 55
Views: 2942

Re: When times are hard..implement THIS into your life.

I see all religions as a crutch for believers to get through life , and try to make sense of whats happening around them . If your a believer then fine , each to their own , but i certainly do not want it forced down my throat , as it was when i was a kid . You do not have to be christian , moslim ...

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