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by Bonanza
February 20, 2013, 5:28 pm
Forum: Udon Thani Shopping
Topic: TOT e-Service
Replies: 0
Views: 715

TOT e-Service

Does anyone use the TOT internet service and pay online via their website? If so, can you explain to me how to do it? The website is a mixture of Thai (which my wife can't understand as she can't use a computer) and English (that is so badly written that I can't understand what they mean). :? :? Can...
by Bonanza
February 15, 2013, 7:33 am
Forum: Health & Beauty
Topic: Doc/Hospital suggestion for broken collar bone
Replies: 24
Views: 3498

Doc/Hospital suggestion for broken collar bone

I shouldn't worry too much. I broke my collar bone in my late teens, and despite a figure of eight brace, arm in a sling and upper arm strapped around my chest one end of the bone slipped over the other by half an inch and the bones grew together like that in a lump. This resulted in a shortening of...
by Bonanza
February 2, 2013, 3:22 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: "Our lives are ruined!"
Replies: 62
Views: 5996

"Our lives are ruined!"

I sympathise with Milkman's plight, but I am sure that many of his neighbours don't really understand his problem. I am constantly surprised to find Thais who have 'made good', returning to their villages and building an expensive new house on a plot of land next door to the auto shop/charcoal maker...
by Bonanza
January 13, 2013, 6:26 pm
Forum: Thailand Visas & Migration to other countries
Topic: Visa Agents in UDON
Replies: 21
Views: 5318

Visa Agents in UDON

RDeB. You don't lose the fee through making a mistake - you lose the fee if the visa is not granted. If the applicant is eligible, and you follow the rules the visa will be granted. For example, you mention a 'fiancee'. A 'fiancee' is someone that you intend to marry, so the Border agency will ask f...
by Bonanza
January 13, 2013, 2:56 pm
Forum: Thailand Visas & Migration to other countries
Topic: Visa Agents in UDON
Replies: 21
Views: 5318

Visa Agents in UDON

Why do you need an agent? Waste of money. Get on to the UK Border website - read the requirements - complete the on line form - assemble the required documents and then submit them. It's not difficult IF you follow the instructions. :D
by Bonanza
January 10, 2013, 10:53 am
Forum: Travel & Transport
Topic: First Time Buyer
Replies: 37
Views: 2860

First Time Buyer

Barney, well put.
by Bonanza
January 10, 2013, 10:42 am
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Verifying Lawyers on Line
Replies: 0
Views: 432

Verifying Lawyers on Line

I understand that Thai Lawyers have to renew their licences every two (?) years. Anything that is notarised/witnessed by a lawyer whose licence has expired is invalid. Does any member know a website that lists/shows Lawyers and Public Notaries that are presently licensed, or any other way of checkin...
by Bonanza
January 8, 2013, 12:49 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Looking for small leather manufacturer in Udon
Replies: 8
Views: 1401

Looking for small leather manufacturer in Udon

Leather is not really a traditional material in Thailand. Firstly, there are no large local sources (usually cattle & sheep), and secondly, leather is not very durable in this climate - it becomes hard and cracks easily . I don't see many leather jackets, skirts or other clothing in the shops: a few...
by Bonanza
January 4, 2013, 5:49 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: How to tell if you're still a farang
Replies: 195
Views: 16751

How to tell if you're still a farang

The origins of the preference for white (or lighter) skins in Asia is not racial but based on caste/class. The higher classes/castes do not toil in the fields and hence are not darkened by the sun. So, a lighter/whiter skin implies a higher class of person. Not unlike the European concept that it is...
by Bonanza
January 3, 2013, 6:34 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: How to tell if you're still a farang
Replies: 195
Views: 16751

How to tell if you're still a farang

Prenders88 wrote: Farang is a pejorative, like Nigger, Wog, Coon, Spook. ........
Prenders, what's a "spook" ? Is this an Americanism? I only know this as a ghost or slang for a spy.
by Bonanza
January 2, 2013, 9:29 pm
Forum: General Debates & Discussions
Topic: Language Teaching in Thai Schools?
Replies: 6
Views: 1970

Language Teaching in Thai Schools?

On New Year's Eve I was invited to a party at Kutchap Prachachan High School where I met one of their new teachers who was from China. This teacher went to University in UK and there trained as a teacher. Here at the school she is teaching English and Chinese. She explained that she was paid by the ...
by Bonanza
December 27, 2012, 10:17 pm
Forum: House & Land
Topic: Property disputes
Replies: 3
Views: 963

Property disputes

The boundaries should be clearly marked on the land deeds. They might be unclear to a yard or two, but not three rai! Get the land office inspecter to determine the boundaries and then put in the concrete data post from his sat nav. This is all assuming that your wife has a 'Chanote' for the land.
by Bonanza
December 27, 2012, 10:12 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Honda Garage Info
Replies: 32
Views: 2741

Honda Garage Info

Semperfiguy - have you only done 5,000 klm since last February? Is this your only car?
by Bonanza
December 25, 2012, 10:14 am
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: How to tell if you're still a farang
Replies: 195
Views: 16751

How to tell if you're still a farang

You're still a falang if you think your Issan village neighbour understands you when you sing, -
"Dashing through the snow,
On a one horse open sleigh."

Mind you, Tesco must think their shoppers understand. :D
by Bonanza
December 24, 2012, 7:16 pm
Forum: House & Land
Topic: Kitchen Cabinets and wall units etc
Replies: 7
Views: 2700

Kitchen Cabinets and wall units etc

Have purchased an 180 cm run of both floor and wall units (including corner unit and worktop) from 'Tool Pro'. These are of medium quality. They were chosen from the display in the shop, but had to be ordered from Bangkok. This took one week. They were then delivered 30klm out from Udon, assembled a...
by Bonanza
December 21, 2012, 9:43 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Fun & Games at the UT Immigration Office
Replies: 85
Views: 6556

Fun & Games at the UT Immigration Office

A couple of questions for the 'Anti-Corruption' squad, " When you bought your house/farm/land and went to register the transfer did you declare the actual sum paid for it and pay the appropriate transfer tax - or was a lesser purchase price quoted to reduce the tax payable?" "For those with children...
by Bonanza
December 20, 2012, 6:08 pm
Forum: Thailand Visas & Migration to other countries
Topic: Non-O by marriage extension
Replies: 91
Views: 16841

Non-O by marriage extension

In July this year the UK Government changed all the UK visa requirements - loads more documentation and financial confirmation etc. Especially this requirement of photos and confirmation from a third party etc. Perhaps a senior Thai official's family were unable to get a visa and this is retaliation...
by Bonanza
December 19, 2012, 10:22 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Fun & Games at the UT Immigration Office
Replies: 85
Views: 6556

Fun & Games at the UT Immigration Office

[quote="fdimike"]Sorry but I have to disagree with Bonanza & MS. I still read into your post outrage and indignation against a practice that is judged by your (western) cultural standards rather than the local way of doing things. In spite of what several others have stated, Civil Servants are not w...
by Bonanza
December 19, 2012, 9:49 pm
Forum: Thailand Visas & Migration to other countries
Topic: Non Immigrant O single entry
Replies: 17
Views: 2839

Non Immigrant O single entry

Eerrr, is there a clue in that it is called a "Single Entry" visa?? :shock:
by Bonanza
December 19, 2012, 1:26 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Fun & Games at the UT Immigration Office
Replies: 85
Views: 6556

Fun & Games at the UT Immigration Office

I seem to have a different opinion from most of the posters on this topic. :shock: I don’t mind paying an extra 100 or 200 baht to have my paperwork processed quickly and pleasantly. :D Whereas this may be viewed in Western mores as ‘corruption’, it is not so in the East. Civil Service salaries in T...

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