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by parrot
November 16, 2019, 4:21 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: How Much (Current Funds) Needed For The Long Term?
Replies: 7
Views: 470

Re: How Much (Current Funds) Needed For The Long Term?

A million dollars at 2% gets you $20,000. With no other income, you don't have enough. Housing, school, medical, transportation, insurance/medical, US taxes, food, immigration, along with a ?worst? case scenario of 25 Baht to the dollar ......You could do it as a backpacker without a family, but wit...
by parrot
November 16, 2019, 2:20 pm
Forum: Society and culture
Topic: learning the thai language
Replies: 387
Views: 51489

Re: learning the thai language

It's been a while since I've added to my list of reasons to learn the language......but today, I realized that I'd not be able to call and report a hit and run properly if I couldn't read the language. Say, for example, the truck ahead of me in the photo tags a pedestrian and makes a run for it. Wil...
by parrot
November 15, 2019, 1:46 pm
Forum: Money, Finance & Investing
Topic: Debit or Credit cards
Replies: 76
Views: 8203

Re: Debit or Credit cards

I'm trying my best to do away with cash, debit, credit cards. Phone apps to pay at villa, 7-11, some restaurants like MK/S&P.
by parrot
November 15, 2019, 1:43 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: C clips where art thou
Replies: 12
Views: 430

Re: C clips where art thou

Glad that worked out for you, maaka. The shop used to carry a good line of o-rings as well, but last time I was there the owner said he didn't carry them anymore. Have no fear: O-rings, across the street from the front of the jail house, there's a motorcycle parts store. They carry a good selection ...
by parrot
November 14, 2019, 5:42 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: C clips where art thou
Replies: 12
Views: 430

Re: C clips where art thou

No offence intended Saint but I might know Parrots shop location better than Big C..I know Big C if coming from Centara, but if one isnt ready I always end up on some big highway, and miss things. Parrot is that shop in your other post, toward the new fly over bridge thing before Nongkhai highway? ...
by parrot
November 14, 2019, 3:00 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: C clips where art thou
Replies: 12
Views: 430

Re: C clips where art thou

See my Aug 2013 post 8n this thread
http://www.udonmap.com/udonthaniforum/h ... =1&start=0
by parrot
November 13, 2019, 4:42 pm
Forum: Society and culture
Topic: Asian Squat
Replies: 2
Views: 307

Asian Squat

On my way to a Vietnamese noodle slurp this morning, I passed an elderly man squatting on the side of the road. He looked like he was waiting for a ride. It reminded me of my frequent waits for a Baht bus from 'downtown' NKP back to the base during the war daze. I'd be standing there eating a bag of...
by parrot
November 13, 2019, 3:36 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Noise Pollution
Replies: 2
Views: 232

Noise Pollution

I came across an interesting thread on one of the Udon news threads lamenting the sound of Singaporean jets practicing their flights (22) over Udon. I live 18km from the airport and can hear the jets when they're just taking off on afterburner. A few days ago I was at the PTT station near the airpor...
by parrot
November 13, 2019, 2:39 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Villa market
Replies: 35
Views: 2263

Re: Villa market

I sometimes feel guilty when I checkout at Villa with a few rolls of Lakrisal in my cart. But Villa is the only store that I know of that carries the product.......so, off to Villa I go. And today, an extra special treat! Browsing the aisles, I heard this year's rendition of Jingle Bells.....same as...
by parrot
November 12, 2019, 9:06 am
Forum: World News
Topic: OK boomer
Replies: 13
Views: 545

Re: OK boomer

by parrot
November 11, 2019, 4:58 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Do we have celebrity amongst us?
Replies: 9
Views: 1075

Re: Do we have celebrity amongst us?

Not this weekend but next weekend (21-24) there is a four day weekend at St. Mary's. The school is closed. All the sisters will be in Bangkok. It's a good deal for the Catholic students, for 400 baht they get transportation, food, lodging and they get to see the Pope. I got to see Pope Paul VI in a...
by parrot
November 10, 2019, 6:52 pm
Forum: Society and culture
Topic: Quintessentially Isaan (Photos)
Replies: 81
Views: 12112

Re: Quintessentially Isaan (Photos)

"Still all the ragen common in rural.areas .. im.guessing you were given.in a market of some kind ??" There's a Sunday market along the Udon-Nongwahsaw Highway, about 16km from Udon. It's near our home. Probably 50% of the vendors are nearby villagers selling their fruits/veggies/meats. Unlike bigge...
by parrot
November 10, 2019, 6:13 pm
Forum: Society and culture
Topic: Quintessentially Isaan (Photos)
Replies: 81
Views: 12112

Re: Quintessentially Isaan (Photos)

I got this (photo) at the market today. I don't recall ever getting such a thing in Bangkok or Phuket or Chiangmai. So it seems a reasonable quintessentially Isaan sort of thing.
by parrot
November 10, 2019, 11:48 am
Forum: World News
Topic: OK boomer
Replies: 13
Views: 545

Re: OK boomer

It's not like the boomer generation listened intently when their parents told horror stories about the great depression or WW II or how we kids had it so good compared to when our parents were kids. OK Boomer is what young people do, no matter the generation. It's just a succinct way of letting the ...
by parrot
November 10, 2019, 11:39 am
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Mandatory health insurance for Non O-A visa effective from 31 October
Replies: 166
Views: 7367

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

There are more pages of threads on this subject (UM/TV) than there are closed-door-testimony transcript pages on Trump. At least the transcript pages give some clarity. There's this post on TV today..... https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1133253-clarification-of-insurance-and-extensions-since-3110/?t...
by parrot
November 9, 2019, 6:15 pm
Forum: World News
Topic: ClimateChange - EndTime 2050 - Disturbing Report Sheds Light on
Replies: 38
Views: 1678

Re: ClimateChange - EndTime 2050 - Disturbing Report Sheds Light on

Finally, scientists are starting to say they were wrong about climate change.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/08/opin ... hange.html
by parrot
November 9, 2019, 4:32 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Organic Dates..were to buy?
Replies: 6
Views: 240

Re: Organic Dates..were to buy?

These dates were in Makro today....at 106 baht for 350 grams, seems a good buy.
by parrot
November 9, 2019, 4:28 pm
Forum: Society and culture
Topic: Quintessentially Isaan (Photos)
Replies: 81
Views: 12112

Re: Quintessentially Isaan (Photos)

If you've lived in Thailand for any amount of time and haven't tried to carry a load of fruit or freshly harvested rice on your shoulders, you haven't experienced Thailand. Today, while waiting for my wife's crown to be fitted, this man plodded by with his load of fruit. Just as he was passing the d...
by parrot
November 9, 2019, 11:31 am
Forum: Society and culture
Topic: learning the thai language
Replies: 387
Views: 51489

Re: learning the thai language

Words like สกลนคร used to throw me for a loop, but then after seeing so many busses and license plates with the word, I got used to the lack of visible vowels. Today, while waiting for my wife's crown to be fitted, I stared at a nearby sign with this word... ครบวงจร......I tried all my crypto decyph...
by parrot
November 6, 2019, 6:04 pm
Forum: Sports, Leisure and Adventure in Udon Thani
Topic: Royal Creek G C
Replies: 7
Views: 788

Re: Royal Creek G C

There are many mentions of promotions on their facebook website, but you have to call for details. Sounds like the early bird 500 baht deal is one
" There are many promotions, please contact 093-2249747"

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