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by douglas
January 8, 2014, 7:42 am
Forum: Udon Thani Shopping
Topic: Another dog attack yesterday. Looking for pepper spray.
Replies: 59
Views: 10286

Another dog attack yesterday. Looking for pepper spray.

Hi About 20 years ago I built a device that I found in a Practical Electronic book. It was about the size of a packet of cigs. It transmitted a sound that annoyed the dogs and they would run away, a person could not hear the sound as the frequency was to high. It also worked on cats etc., The cost w...
by douglas
January 4, 2014, 7:46 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Monthly food budget ?
Replies: 92
Views: 10501

Monthly food budget ?

Hi, Not being pedantic, but this question is impossible to answer. Its like asking how many miles can you get out of a gallon of fuel, without saying how you drive, or what you drive etc. it varies with everyone. If you are thinking of coming to live in LOS I would come here for 3 to 6 months to see...
by douglas
January 4, 2014, 6:02 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Road toll
Replies: 12
Views: 2121

Road toll

Hi, Why don't people think. In a car etc. when using a seatbelt you should always carry a good knife, if you go underwater this can save your life, by cutting your jammed seat belt. Also carry a hammer it can be used to break windows to escape. Trying to break a window in panic, is a hard job, witho...
by douglas
December 31, 2013, 10:24 am
Forum: Udon Thani Shopping
Topic: Looking for Electric Space Heater
Replies: 42
Views: 5682

Looking for Electric Space Heater

Hi. Why dont people get an electric under blanket. The one I bought back home worked great. It had two control settings. One for each side. Also had winter and summer settings and could be machine washed. Did me for over ten years. After this years cold snap I will bring one back, when I go home nex...
by douglas
December 28, 2013, 8:15 am
Forum: Computers, IT & Electronics
Topic: The 3G Comparison Thread.
Replies: 23
Views: 2683

The 3G Comparison Thread.

Hi, Can not understand why LOS is still on 3G. Back home on an Island with only a population of 80K we are on, this year, 5G. I must say that about 12 or so years ago China ask our government to use our sat. Tx and Rx station to test their Sat. systems. U.K.. refused them, as did so many other count...
by douglas
December 28, 2013, 7:56 am
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: "Tis the Season" or the Prodigals return
Replies: 44
Views: 2406

"Tis the Season" or the Prodigals return

Hi,
I had a better view when one took place next door to me, last year. There were about ten girls dancing on a raised stage, at the back of this they were changing their dresses, thought id gone to heaven, until the wife caught me perving, She was not a happy chappie .
by douglas
December 26, 2013, 8:52 pm
Forum: Thailand Visas & Migration to other countries
Topic: financial requirement for marriage visa
Replies: 22
Views: 4260

financial requirement for marriage visa

Hi, When I went to renew my Permission to Stay, in Nov., due to marriage, Undon Imm. said that the requirement for monies was going up to 800KB. Same as retirement. As I was getting a pension of over 800KB I opted for a P. to Stay due to retirement. A lot easier and a lot less hassle to get. Of cour...
by douglas
December 22, 2013, 1:42 pm
Forum: Udon Thani Shopping
Topic: English Custard Powder
Replies: 7
Views: 1590

English Custard Powder

Hi,
Custard on Christmas pud. Yuk. Try white sauce.
There are plenty of recipes for both on Google. If you cannot find in shop. Easy to make. Or follow TB advice and visit CC.
Don't forget to put the 5B coins in.
by douglas
December 22, 2013, 8:18 am
Forum: Udon Thani Shopping
Topic: Looking for Electric Space Heater
Replies: 42
Views: 5682

Looking for Electric Space Heater

Hi,
Seen A,C units advertised in LOS with heaters in,. The price of the ones i saw was 28,000B no way would I pay that, Plus installation, I have been looking for days now for a single bar IR heater, 750W. with no luck. If anyone knows where I can get one, in LOS, please let me know.
by douglas
December 19, 2013, 7:10 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Staying at Prajaktra Hotel
Replies: 13
Views: 1515

Staying at Prajaktra Hotel

Hi,
I also use that bidet thing, But I use toilet paper to dry my backside after doing this, or ill be going around with wet underpants all day.
Every Thai I have known has used toilet paper.
by douglas
December 17, 2013, 7:39 am
Forum: Thailand Visas & Migration to other countries
Topic: Visa/permit to stay question
Replies: 5
Views: 1418

Visa/permit to stay question

Hi, Did I myself the other month. A marriage P to stay was to much hassle and took to long to do. I had all the requirement for a P. to stay due to retirement, so I changed to that. The only thing you have to watch out for is , in my case, pensions come to 800,000 a year. Took a letter from my embas...
by douglas
December 16, 2013, 8:31 am
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: How to open a foreign bank account?
Replies: 5
Views: 1201

How to open a foreign bank account?

Hi, I have a LloydsTSB-offshore account in the Isle of Man, I had to have a Manx address so I used my daughters. My pensions get paid by the Manx Government. Been using this since 2005, out here, with no trouble, If you do this, make sure you get the bank to transfer the money, each month, to your T...
by douglas
December 15, 2013, 9:08 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Fair warning ... Latest Tea money hustle
Replies: 54
Views: 4666

Fair warning ... Latest Tea money hustle

Hi, Never heard of prosecutorial discretion, if you are driving correctly, in LOS, Unless you are willing to pay a bribe. If you do this you are saying " how much will it cost me". This is what makes a lot of problems, to other people here, Who are driving correctly. IMHO Qne time when I was going d...
by douglas
December 15, 2013, 3:17 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Fair warning ... Latest Tea money hustle
Replies: 54
Views: 4666

Fair warning ... Latest Tea money hustle

Hi, This is not a scam. You are breaking the law, if you use a hand held phone when driving. Most people cant drive correctly when they have 2 hands on the wheel., and not only Thais. As for helmets. This is up to the rider, IMO If they are brain dead, if they wont wear one. Mind you it might take a...
by douglas
December 11, 2013, 8:54 am
Forum: Things to do in Udon Thani
Topic: Where to fish?
Replies: 17
Views: 4143

Where to fish?

Hi,
Rick, just had a couple of Thais come into the shop. On their bike handlebars were ten fish, good size, which they had just caught, in he wild, they give me one, myself I only like sea fish, but the wife said it was very good.
by douglas
December 11, 2013, 7:58 am
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Money transfer
Replies: 45
Views: 3749

Money transfer

Hi, I have yet to find a machine that gives you a good ex. rate and not charge 150B for a non Thai card. Would be grateful to know where there is one. I have tried all the machines stated here and yet to find one. I am not complaining about this, just stating my views. Myself I use a offshore Britis...
by douglas
December 11, 2013, 7:28 am
Forum: Nong Khai
Topic: Helicopter Rescue.
Replies: 3
Views: 1695

Helicopter Rescue.

Hi,
Yes he was told. but this way, no need for Imm. and all the hassle involved.
by douglas
December 9, 2013, 12:19 pm
Forum: Computers, IT & Electronics
Topic: HOTMAIL not available.
Replies: 14
Views: 1608

HOTMAIL not available.

Hi,
Bob. I am still using the same user name, that I had with Hotmail, on outlook. They said I could do this. Maybe I will try to open a new account with outlook.
Anyway thank you for your good help.
Cheers Doug.
by douglas
December 9, 2013, 9:08 am
Forum: Computers, IT & Electronics
Topic: HOTMAIL not available.
Replies: 14
Views: 1608

HOTMAIL not available.

Hi Bob I am using 3BB. but this has been going on for about 3 weeks now, Also as I said when in Hansa in Udon Thani it works well and no problems. Tried it a couple of mins. ago with same result, (Internet explorer has closed the program.). Also have the same as maaka , cannot download pictures. It ...
by douglas
December 9, 2013, 8:41 am
Forum: Computers, IT & Electronics
Topic: HOTMAIL not available.
Replies: 14
Views: 1608

HOTMAIL not available.

HI, I am getting trouble with Hotmail/outlook. After about one or two mins. the page just closes. Can still read my mail, but no chance of sending mail. I live on the single carriageway ring road near the electric station. I took my laptop to my friend who lives in Hansa and it works O.K. there. I a...

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