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by pf-flyer
February 21, 2020, 1:45 pm
Forum: General Debates & Discussions
Topic: Why would you want to. Stay in Thailand.
Replies: 51
Views: 2326

Re: Why would you want to. Stay in Thailand.

Having a desire to live in Thailand is a state of mind that an individual arrives at in their own place in time. I was told by individual years ago on this forum several years before my wife and I left the U.S. that Living in Thailand is not for everybody. As a matter of fact, it is not for most. No...
by pf-flyer
February 21, 2020, 12:35 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: New style electricity bill?
Replies: 12
Views: 519

Re: New style electricity bill?

PEA started using the new billing two months ago in our village. They installed these PEA bill boxes in which they will deposit your bill when they read the meter. My wife was able to pay the bill at the 7-11 located at the Dalot Thai Saleet ( Spelling ? ) which is the big market located on the left...
by pf-flyer
February 14, 2020, 8:03 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Why do you stay in Thailand?
Replies: 33
Views: 2791

Re: Why do you stay in Thailand?

[quote=kopkei post_id=564899 time=1581633890 user_id=20972] my preferences of this list have also changed over the years here , as i adapted to another way of life , what is i think many people having a problem with , being stuck in their old way of life unable to adapt to a new way ... ending up in...
by pf-flyer
February 12, 2020, 7:06 pm
Forum: Where to Buy Things in Udon
Topic: Watch repair
Replies: 14
Views: 781

Re: Watch repair

[quote=semperfiguy post_id=564190 time=1580980447 user_id=20643] Having said that I have since found a very reliable watchmaker directly across the street and a bit down from Starbucks in UD Town. He's a disabled guy in a wheelchair and I have left watches with him with good results. He also sells m...
by pf-flyer
February 10, 2020, 3:29 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Why do you stay in Thailand?
Replies: 33
Views: 2791

Re: Why do you stay in Thailand?

I remind myself at times why my Thai wife and I left the U.S. after living there for 40 years. That is a long story that I will not go into. I met my wife when I was stationed here in the Military back in the 1970s. I feel in love with Thai people and their culture and most of all their personality....
by pf-flyer
February 9, 2020, 7:31 am
Forum: Thailand News
Topic: Thailand shooting
Replies: 28
Views: 1489

Re: Thailand shooting

I was not going to respond when I started reading this thread but I feel compelled to say something. I fell in love with Thailand and the Thai culture 47 years ago. I married one of them 47 years ago. I have had my days of ranting also but by the end of the day, I calm down and then I am OK. This is...
by pf-flyer
February 8, 2020, 6:56 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Farangs who don’t wear face masks should be kicked out of Thailand says health minister
Replies: 56
Views: 2739

Re: Farangs who don’t wear face masks should be kicked out of Thailand says health minister

[quote=DuiDui49 post_id=564350 time=1581130317 user_id=694] Well,PF i will go shopping at Macro today whith my wife..and i'm going to wear a tight facemask.If that helps me or not i really don't know,but i'm wearing it..handcleaning..jepp that too.Learning my stepson to ALWAYS wash his hands after c...
by pf-flyer
February 8, 2020, 5:15 am
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Farangs who don’t wear face masks should be kicked out of Thailand says health minister
Replies: 56
Views: 2739

Re: Farangs who don’t wear face masks should be kicked out of Thailand says health minister

" Anutin continued, “The Chinese, the Asians – they are all taking [the masks], but those ai Europeans… that’s unbelievable,” he said using a Thai derogatory prefix." " Hours after his outburst, Anutin took to his Facebook to apologize for his remarks, which he blamed on ill manners displayed by som...
by pf-flyer
February 8, 2020, 4:12 am
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Farangs who don’t wear face masks should be kicked out of Thailand says health minister
Replies: 56
Views: 2739

Re: Farangs who don’t wear face masks should be kicked out of Thailand says health minister

[quote=semperfiguy post_id=564308 time=1581080135 user_id=20643] Truth of the matter is he is handing out free surgical masks that are known to offer absolutely no protection against the coronavirus or even PM2.5 particulate matter. The farangs declined to accept them because most of us are informed...
by pf-flyer
December 26, 2019, 5:23 am
Forum: Computers, IT & Electronics
Topic: Security camera set up
Replies: 11
Views: 674

Re: Security camera set up

[quote="choi choi" post_id=561294 time=1577276605 user_id=49504] I bought a security camera. But, for the life of me set it up. (ICSee) Cant get it pickup the network .Anyone know if need a lead from camera to the router? or does it go wireless? Pulling my hair out here! Spoiling my Christmas! :evil...
by pf-flyer
December 24, 2019, 2:43 pm
Forum: House & Land
Topic: Water line and meter questions (town water)
Replies: 21
Views: 1300

Re: Water line and meter questions (town water)

We had a similar problem several years ago. We live in a rural village of 300 people. The water system in the village has 2” plastic distribution pipes. The tap is a 1/2 “plastic pipe. And a water meter with ½” fittings. We put in a 2000 liter storage tank and connected to the village water system w...
by pf-flyer
December 23, 2019, 4:18 pm
Forum: Thailand Visa & Immigration Information
Topic: Udon Thani Retirement Extension - what do they need?
Replies: 45
Views: 3981

Re: Udon Thani Retirement Extension - what do they need?

I arrived in Thailand on a Non-O-A visa and have been doing extensions based on retirement. When my Thai wife and I inquired at Udon immigration several weeks ago in regards to making the change of extension based on retirement to an extension based on marriage so that I do not have to purchase the ...
by pf-flyer
December 22, 2019, 8:04 am
Forum: Thailand Visa & Immigration Information
Topic: Udon Thani Retirement Extension - what do they need?
Replies: 45
Views: 3981

Re: Udon Thani Retirement Extension - what do they need?

[quote=FrazeeDK post_id=561018 time=1576920747 user_id=594] PF Flyer, if you successfully change it to an extension based on marriage to a Thai national please let us know how it goes... [/quote] I will.... I spent a lot of time fretting and worrying about this and I have decided to take it on one d...
by pf-flyer
December 22, 2019, 6:43 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Best voice transition app
Replies: 4
Views: 391

Re: Best voice transition app

I used Google Translate to Thai at Makro when my wife and I were looking for yeast and it worked well enough for the clerk to take us right to the yeast.
by pf-flyer
December 21, 2019, 10:54 am
Forum: Thailand Visa & Immigration Information
Topic: Udon Thani Retirement Extension - what do they need?
Replies: 45
Views: 3981

Re: Udon Thani Retirement Extension - what do they need?

I have posted this reply on another thread. I just wanted to share what My wife and I were told when we visited our local IO. Several weeks ago my wife and I went to our local Immigration at Udon Thani to ask about the required Health Insurance. I handed my passport to the immigration officer and sh...
by pf-flyer
December 15, 2019, 6:12 pm
Forum: House & Land
Topic: Hot water shower power
Replies: 25
Views: 1235

Re: Hot water shower power

[quote=sometimewoodworker post_id=560648 time=1576405718 user_id=13953] [quote=tamada post_id=560639 time=1576400016 user_id=3915] [quote=sometimewoodworker post_id=560636 time=1576399202 user_id=13953] [quote=tamada post_id=560627 time=1576395995 user_id=3915] I also have issues in the kitchen when...
by pf-flyer
November 29, 2019, 7:10 am
Forum: Where to Buy Things in Udon
Topic: CCTV - internet connected
Replies: 12
Views: 642

Re: CCTV - internet connected

We purchased an 8 camera Watashi system at Home Pro several years ago and Home Pro scheduled the install. The installers did a good job. The installers recommended using a central power supply for the cameras because the individual power supplies that were powering each camera on a previous 4 camera...
by pf-flyer
November 16, 2019, 6:22 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Jobs for young Thai people
Replies: 50
Views: 2651

Re: Jobs for young Thai people

A common theme out in the villages is men young and old going to another country to work. They will send money home for years. Sometimes it will be up for 5 years or more. Most of the time the mother or wife will save most of the money in a bank account that is sent home and then after the man comes...
by pf-flyer
November 16, 2019, 9:16 am
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Jobs for young Thai people
Replies: 50
Views: 2651

Re: Jobs for young Thai people

When I was working at a University in the field of IT Support in the U.S. I hired Technicians and Managers for positions in Information Technology support . Some of those positions just required trade school training. My suggestion from my experience when I was working and hiring would be to have yo...
by pf-flyer
November 12, 2019, 8:50 am
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Mandatory health insurance for Non O-A visa effective from 31 October
Replies: 166
Views: 9204

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

[quote=sometimewoodworker post_id=558182 time=1573522235 user_id=13953] Be careful to separate the [b]visa[/b] and the [b]permission to stay [/b] They are not the same and using the word [b]visa[/b] when you have no current visa will and does cause confusion and will get wrong answers to questions. ...

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