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by Barney
January 8, 2013, 6:29 am
Forum: Society and culture
Topic: Viet Nam vs. Thailand
Replies: 48
Views: 7894

Viet Nam vs. Thailand

Not sure how the post has denigrated into a who speaks better english but, The vietnamese are learning english and it is improving in the major urban and tourist areas but I imagine Thailand would be the same and it is the poorer rural areas that do not have the english skills. They really have no n...
by Barney
January 6, 2013, 6:31 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: I was thinking: thought experiments
Replies: 19
Views: 1648

I was thinking: thought experiments

KB

I think if you watch the other documentary " Chroniicals of Riddick" the future with aliens will be answered in full. It was for me. And the scenario of Gudtymchuk would be the precurser to this.
by Barney
January 6, 2013, 5:50 pm
Forum: Society and culture
Topic: Viet Nam vs. Thailand
Replies: 48
Views: 7894

Viet Nam vs. Thailand

The post asks Thailand V Viet Nam (actually 2 words) I first went to Vietnam 2002 for a construction project, met a girl and built a house in expat friendly Vung Tau then up and moved 2009 to the far south west to Bach Lieu built another house, aquired some land. It is rare to see another expat down...
by Barney
January 6, 2013, 2:47 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: I was thinking: thought experiments
Replies: 19
Views: 1648

I was thinking: thought experiments

KB Texas fantastic thought provoking post. MMM first thought, if australia was wiped out the average IQ of the population left would be diminished considerably? :D We'll assume the oceans are destroyed or boiled which do make up the majority of the earth surface and that would be the single major pr...
by Barney
January 6, 2013, 11:53 am
Forum: Relationships
Topic: beware of some coffee shops
Replies: 61
Views: 15592

beware of some coffee shops

Best comment so far was the recent one by Rick. Kept a smile on the dial for a while.

Tamada,

The girls outside the opticians shop :shock: that you beat off with the stick is that before or after they have had the glasses prescription filled. :lol:
by Barney
January 6, 2013, 6:03 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Driving Holiday
Replies: 9
Views: 895

Driving Holiday

Thanks Parrot, What a great group photo. That type of thing is right up my alley. Once I confirm my travel route I may ask a more detailed spot on the map for the school and plug it into the sat nav. Don't want to miss it. A short visit and some usefull items would sure to bring a smile to the littl...
by Barney
January 5, 2013, 5:22 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Driving Holiday
Replies: 9
Views: 895

Driving Holiday

Yes Gary you are correct, my comment was a very tongue in cheek remark because i knew a lot of the members would relate from past experiences driving with the missus holding the map. How many arguments have transpired over time since the car was invented and the first man handed the map to the joy i...
by Barney
January 5, 2013, 6:39 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Driving Holiday
Replies: 9
Views: 895

Driving Holiday

Thanks Bumper and 747man, I'll start pushing the pins in to the map and then it is just a matter of joining the dots. Maybe??? Good tip on the cold weather. New cars these days have that sat nav stuff but i will try and do it old school with the map on the girls lap and then argue about wrong turns ...
by Barney
January 3, 2013, 2:37 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Driving Holiday
Replies: 9
Views: 895

Driving Holiday

Well I have my new top of the range 4 door Isuzu highlander and ready to take her on it's first long road trip in February. It's my first new car purchase for many years since i shut up my financial shutters leading up to and during the aussie divorce. Our old 2005 extra cab Isuzu is now a thing of ...
by Barney
January 2, 2013, 2:31 pm
Forum: Money, Finance & Investing
Topic: Citibank Thailand
Replies: 8
Views: 2573

Citibank Thailand

Thanks JimboPSM, Some good food for thought comments there, it will assist in arming me with many queries of the banks, my personal thinking is very much aligned with you and i did only mentioned it briefly in the opening post that I have no intention of setting up all my affairs in Thailand because...
by Barney
January 2, 2013, 7:05 am
Forum: Money, Finance & Investing
Topic: Citibank Thailand
Replies: 8
Views: 2573

Citibank Thailand

Thanks fdimike. Have checked the web site out and have sent an email query to them for more information on how they can help. I have previously approached citibank in Singapore but short story is they just say that Citibank Thailand is another entity and to visit them personally. Rick, Your comments...
by Barney
January 1, 2013, 8:00 pm
Forum: Money, Finance & Investing
Topic: Citibank Thailand
Replies: 8
Views: 2573

Citibank Thailand

Thanks Fdimike, I was not aware of that. That would put a stopper personal banking. Mikthemin yes their fees are high but not to much more than my aussie ANZ bank, at least in Singapore. $45 seems excesive though more than Singapore. I use their other services a lot including premier miles credit ca...
by Barney
January 1, 2013, 2:38 pm
Forum: Money, Finance & Investing
Topic: Citibank Thailand
Replies: 8
Views: 2573

Citibank Thailand

I am after feedback or information regarding dealings with Citibank in Thailand specifically in the Khon Kaen or UT areas. Not sure of branches which I could go and have a chat about starting accounts. As life leads me closer to eventual retirement and my permanancy of residing in Thailand I am look...
by Barney
December 24, 2012, 3:01 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Man when is it going to cool down?
Replies: 1652
Views: 118525

Man when is it going to cool down?

From the posts it must be cold, Unfortunately I have recently had to return to the construction camp in the southern highlands of PNG and cannot experience it first hand but my better half is closer to Khon Kaen than UT, we recently returned from our Ski adventure to Niseko in japan( she now knows t...
by Barney
December 24, 2012, 1:05 pm
Forum: Travel & Transport
Topic: Thai Airways - cheap flights
Replies: 15
Views: 2994

Thai Airways - cheap flights

Info by Svein66 is very true. Have been trying to book online to fly in from BKK to UT for early feb and fly out mid feb with no luck from either site. Seems like typical Thai confusing logic to offer no info and i would now tend to think that they may trial their new Thaismile A320-200 planes into ...
by Barney
December 20, 2012, 12:02 pm
Forum: Where to Buy Things in Udon
Topic: screen door spring
Replies: 12
Views: 1667

screen door spring

Little Wifey will now hear you come in late [-( as the door slams behind you, and after a little while that unmistakable spring noise will let you know who is coming and going at any hour. :D
by Barney
December 15, 2012, 12:40 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Name this bird ... Please
Replies: 46
Views: 5100

Name this bird ... Please

As Coxo says they are an agrresive pest and will chase all other birdlife away from your garden, if you see one kill it and all it's relatives. Sorry I should be PC just eradicate the poor thing.

Good photo though!!
by Barney
December 14, 2012, 4:34 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: How to tell if you're still a farang
Replies: 195
Views: 16629

How to tell if you're still a farang

When it starts raining You still look in the rear view mirror of your ute after a big day out and wonder if all the extended family are ok
by Barney
December 7, 2012, 4:18 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: How to tell if you're still a farang
Replies: 195
Views: 16629

How to tell if you're still a farang

Your still a falang if you call any fluids you put in your vehicle by their correct name and not everything as oil!!! .... and you are still concerned for the childrens safety when the school lets the children out and they all run across a 4 lane highway to the buses when there is a perfectly good p...
by Barney
December 3, 2012, 1:37 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Thai Rice Whiskey...what mixes to use!
Replies: 22
Views: 2737

Thai Rice Whiskey...what mixes to use!

Ah Karonsteve, Thanks for the memories of that s...hole Saudi. We cut our poison sadiqui by 3 . Drank at the British aerospace compound in Ryadh. And those nurses, the philipinos were good but some of those girls from the USA were goers on the grog. Not shy or reserved. Didn't get to see the rampant...

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