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by Old Grumpy
July 19, 2019, 9:08 am
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: converting slides to photos
Replies: 4
Views: 211

Re: converting slides to photos

Canon make a scanner model 4400F that enables you to do it yourself, I successfully converted 100,s over the years. If you can't get one you could borrow mine for a couple of days, just PM me I don't live far from you.
by Old Grumpy
July 17, 2019, 8:27 pm
Forum: Udon Thani Shopping
Topic: This Week's Shopping Deal
Replies: 1013
Views: 125728

Re: This Week's Shopping Deal

Not good news I'm afraid. If anyone like me used to enjoy the delicious bread etc from the Yamazaki bakers in Central which has been closed for relocation over 3 months now but displays an opening soon sign, well they are not, apparently there is some sort of contractual dispute with the landlords w...
by Old Grumpy
July 15, 2019, 6:18 am
Forum: Thailand News
Topic: rich indians to the rescue of thai tourism
Replies: 62
Views: 2318

Re: rich indians to the rescue of thai tourism

yartims wrote:
July 14, 2019, 11:48 pm
thats what my daughter told me when she applied
I see, wonder how many times these so called cons by govt staff are actually so called :love ones: trying it on for a bit of extra pocket money, :-"
by Old Grumpy
July 14, 2019, 7:16 am
Forum: Thailand News
Topic: rich indians to the rescue of thai tourism
Replies: 62
Views: 2318

Re: rich indians to the rescue of thai tourism

try getting a thai passport ...the fees vary if you want it fast or slow delivery .4000extra for a quick delivery or wait ages is the norm You do talk rubbish,my wife got hers and two kids recently in City Hall, less than an hour in the office, ready 3 days later. Standard fee 1,000bht each for 5 y...
by Old Grumpy
July 10, 2019, 7:26 am
Forum: Thailand News
Topic: rich indians to the rescue of thai tourism
Replies: 62
Views: 2318

Re: rich indians to the rescue of thai tourism

Being of a very logical mind I ask myself "Why would a Rich Indian, or rich any nationality, want to come to Thailand"? I am here enjoying my stay, undoubtably, but I am not any where near being described as being rich and my precise reason for doing so is because my limited finances enable me to en...
by Old Grumpy
July 9, 2019, 8:08 pm
Forum: Udon Thani News
Topic: Noisy Motorbikes.
Replies: 22
Views: 749

Re: Noisy Motorbikes.

so the bikes get let out of jail when the owner shows up with a stock muffler and/or the appropriate donation? Since there's not a whole helluva lot of racing tracks up here in Udon you'd think the cops would be hitting the after market shops that sell the prohibited items.. I asked the police chie...
by Old Grumpy
July 8, 2019, 8:43 pm
Forum: Udon Thani News
Topic: Noisy Motorbikes.
Replies: 22
Views: 749

Noisy Motorbikes.

The police in NWS got serious yesterday on this problem, they visited local schools and removed over a hundred illegally modified motorbikes. Today they rolled a road roller over them. I understand the parents have been told they can have the rest of the bike back after paying 2,000bht fine. About t...
by Old Grumpy
June 12, 2019, 4:18 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Are we into a Recession already here in Udon?
Replies: 49
Views: 3439

Re: Are we into a Recession already here in Udon?

Recession? Tell that to Tops in the centre they are just completing an extension to their existing store which will nearly double it's capacity .
by Old Grumpy
June 11, 2019, 7:02 am
Forum: Travel & Transport
Topic: Is it time to say bye Thailand?
Replies: 212
Views: 11118

Re: Is it time to say bye Thailand?

Well don't keep us in suspense then. Where would you suggest for those who want to play?! Cheaper and nicer sounds interesting, and do you mean near to Thailand or near to the home country? Well I am surprised, there's me thinking you a retired bank manager and now happily married again should be a...
by Old Grumpy
June 10, 2019, 4:43 pm
Forum: Travel & Transport
Topic: Is it time to say bye Thailand?
Replies: 212
Views: 11118

Re: Is it time to say bye Thailand?

Gotta admit , i was thinking about this , and i decided if i was a sex tourist or a massive drinker of both . Basically i would spend most of my vacation in one bar or another , so NO i would not come to Thailand . With the Baht so strong against a lot of currencies then it would not be cheap , and...
by Old Grumpy
June 10, 2019, 4:31 pm
Forum: Travel & Transport
Topic: Udon Airport
Replies: 4
Views: 580

Re: Udon Airport

Cant understand why the Royal Family uses the Main Airport. About 5 years ago they built a nice new building where the runways ends near the entrance on the main road and a new plane parking area was built. At the time I was told it was for Government Ministers & the Royal family to embark & disemb...
by Old Grumpy
June 10, 2019, 11:20 am
Forum: Travel & Transport
Topic: Udon Airport
Replies: 4
Views: 580

Udon Airport

Tomorrow the 11th best to avoid the airport in the evening, one of the princesses is leaving for Bangkok around 7pm. the last time this happened we were unfortunate to be on a plane that had just landed and although we arrived on time we weren't allowed to disembark for over an hour until she had go...
by Old Grumpy
May 22, 2019, 4:09 pm
Forum: Money, Finance & Investing
Topic: The Best way to receive UK government pension in Thailand
Replies: 13
Views: 1811

Re: The Best way to receive UK government pension in Thailand

pal52 wrote:
May 22, 2019, 11:10 am
I think you have to stay in the UK for 6 months to get the pension uprated.
It is only uprated whilst you are in the UK, once you leave again it reverts to what it was previously when you first left .
by Old Grumpy
May 22, 2019, 7:05 am
Forum: Thailand Visa & Immigration Information
Topic: Marriage Extension New Rule
Replies: 150
Views: 8131

Re: Marriage Extension New Rule

^^ ^ Thanks for that Hoopoe and Old Grumpy. It's been maybe 10 years since I did a marriage extension at Udon and I vaguely remember the under consideration stamp. I recall way back then that the need to go back was a pain in the butt for some and along with the open encouragement from the IO's at ...
by Old Grumpy
May 21, 2019, 5:35 pm
Forum: Thailand Visa & Immigration Information
Topic: Immigration Office
Replies: 63
Views: 4887

Re: Immigration Office

Well back in there again today they really aren't interested in looking at the 12 month bank statement, in my case to use as the combined income and savings to qualify for retirement so given up on that and gone for marriage on savings, all looks okay have to go back next month first to show bank bo...
by Old Grumpy
May 21, 2019, 5:18 pm
Forum: Thailand Visa & Immigration Information
Topic: Marriage Extension New Rule
Replies: 150
Views: 8131

Re: Marriage Extension New Rule

….must attend immigration office again between 10/12 with further proof of updated bank book... can confirm this. same with a friend of mine last week. application for extension based on marriage ok with udon thani Immigration. will have to show updated bank book (400k) again mid june. will get ext...
by Old Grumpy
May 17, 2019, 7:58 pm
Forum: Relationships
Topic: stickman says ....
Replies: 62
Views: 5288

Re: stickman says ....

Cant argue with that Grumpy . spot on . Yeah Grumpy, whatever feeds your high horse mate. PS. Don't forget your (small) change. If maintaining the standards of my generation puts me on a high horse, so be it, that makes me proud, not ashamed. My only regret is that the tradition hasn't been passed ...
by Old Grumpy
May 17, 2019, 6:24 am
Forum: Money, Finance & Investing
Topic: Transferwise.
Replies: 26
Views: 1669

Re: Transferwise.

It is possibly worth noting that Transferwise Have a 2 million baht maximum per transaction anyway .
by Old Grumpy
May 17, 2019, 6:17 am
Forum: Relationships
Topic: stickman says ....
Replies: 62
Views: 5288

Re: stickman says ....

As for trying to get this obviously 'illegal' operation shut down, what if one of the benefactors of her 'scam' is an old gent, nice bloke, quiet, lived here for years, frozen pension, no other sustainable income, no home to go back to, bereft of any sort of financial safety net and barely self-ins...
by Old Grumpy
May 16, 2019, 9:52 am
Forum: Thailand Visa & Immigration Information
Topic: Immigration Office
Replies: 63
Views: 4887

Re: Immigration Office

I think it is nice to know ' other services ' are available..good on her to offer assistance..You dont have to accept / except. Perhaps the man with the 29yrs here, and no visa, wanting to exit homeside without getting caught, could have done with the lady's assistance..Look These things have been ...

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