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by Liam Dale
February 16, 2017, 9:13 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: UT farang/thai family businesses.. how's it going?
Replies: 45
Views: 2959

Re: UT farang/thai family businesses.. how's it going?

The proof is in the pudding as they say, the wife has had her best day ever today, I'm very proud of her, but as I (the contributor) was saying, people are becoming far more aware of hygiene than ever before, it can only be a good thing providing they don't get stupid like we have in the west. Surp...
by Liam Dale
February 16, 2017, 8:47 pm
Forum: Thailand Visa & Immigration Information
Topic: Thailand to launch new 10 year multiple entry visa for over 50s
Replies: 50
Views: 4527

Re: 10 Year Visa

I thought there was a NACC office in Udon? If its still operational, I'd have been inclined to stop the application, take details of the Immo Officers & toddle off to report it & to hell with the consequences. The odd tea money donation is neither here nor there but over 150% increase with blatant ...
by Liam Dale
February 16, 2017, 8:35 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: UT farang/thai family businesses.. how's it going?
Replies: 45
Views: 2959

Re: UT farang/thai family businesses.. how's it going?

Papa is wise.. its NOT easy being a farmer at this time.. many illusions out there.. I believe its finger nail hanging time for Thai business stuff. A contributor talked about the learning curve of people eating in MORE cafes now.. ( I cant call them restuarants). Perspective.. opposite our shop is ...
by Liam Dale
February 16, 2017, 8:27 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous goods for sale/wanted/free
Topic: Beautiful Golden Retriever Puppies
Replies: 50
Views: 7268

Re: Beautiful Golden Retriever Puppies for sale

Awww.. goldies.. wonderful family dogs.. they dont try n herd people.. they don't steal... (much).. bark once about something.. and then go to sleep for 5 hours.. Love to retrieve n chew.. breed specifics wonderful for Thailand.. but.. feel the heat for real. Wishing luck for all owners of these pup...
by Liam Dale
February 16, 2017, 6:08 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: UT farang/thai family businesses.. how's it going?
Replies: 45
Views: 2959

Re: UT farang/thai family businesses.. how's it going?

I'm holding the line at 5 rai for 500k. anywhere within my foghorn mouth distance from UT.. which prob means.. about 20 km. Looking for a "hot money" requirement as my wife calls it. Agreeing with can123.. building our own. pointing in the right direction etc. Trees can grow and veggies can be stole...
by Liam Dale
February 16, 2017, 5:23 pm
Forum: Thailand Visa & Immigration Information
Topic: Thailand to launch new 10 year multiple entry visa for over 50s
Replies: 50
Views: 4527

Re: 10 Year Visa

Went and re-newed my annual marriage extension yesterday. Had EVERY paper perfect. Cept.. "didnt bring a witness from the village". Same hurdle last year. (Which was our first). Was offered "witness papers" for 1k baht. We did that last year. Police arrived at house 2 days later.. all good. Reported...
by Liam Dale
February 16, 2017, 4:51 pm
Forum: Money, Finance & Investing
Topic: Bank ATM Charges
Replies: 13
Views: 1821

Re: Bank ATM Charges

I withdrew 10,000 baht yesterday from a BKK bank ATM for a Coop Bank in the UK with a Coop card. At the end of the day (inc a 200 baht charge).. I got the money at 40.15 baht per UK pound. Ok.. well.. not really.. but.. it gives a bench mark for Brit Pounds that others can compare to this week. Brit...
by Liam Dale
February 14, 2017, 11:52 pm
Forum: Udon Thani Restaurants
Topic: Fiddler's Green Irish Pub & Restaurant [Sponsor]
Replies: 739
Views: 83911

Re: Fiddler's Green Irish Pub & Restaurant [Sponsor]

Valid point mate.. meanwhile leave some of that excellent grub for us old nags!
by Liam Dale
February 14, 2017, 8:40 pm
Forum: Udon Thani Restaurants
Topic: Fiddler's Green Irish Pub & Restaurant [Sponsor]
Replies: 739
Views: 83911

Re: Fiddler's Green GOULASH [Sponsor]

fiddlersgreen wrote:JUST FINISHED BIG POT OF SPICY GOULASH WITH PRIME AUSSIE BEEF, AND COTTAGE PIES WITH SAME BEEF AND COLD SOAKED MUSHY PEAS.
So.. if you ATE all that.. you might fatten up! :-)

HOPING that is tomorrow's menu..
by Liam Dale
February 13, 2017, 9:26 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: UT farang/thai family businesses.. how's it going?
Replies: 45
Views: 2959

Re: UT farang/thai family businesses.. how's it going?

Good report Vince.. we have seen ALL but one of the BBQ fish people in the road close now.. that's four little roadside businesses.. 3 drinks.. and at least two papaya..gone.. a cha payom (or however you spull it) appear.. we have also heard some farmers focusing on self support.. not planting rice....
by Liam Dale
February 13, 2017, 7:18 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: UT farang/thai family businesses.. how's it going?
Replies: 45
Views: 2959

Re: UT farang/thai family businesses.. how's it going?

Interesting responses. A cold wind on the horizon I think and a bit bleak for Thai people and incomes. Batten down hatches time? Thanks for comments. Out of thread.
by Liam Dale
February 13, 2017, 4:28 pm
Forum: Money, Finance & Investing
Topic: Thai bank account for a foreigner in Udon Thani
Replies: 9
Views: 1688

Re: Thai bank account for a foreigner in Udon Thani

Ditto BKK.. but I took a hiso Thai friend with me.. (5 years ago).. who guaranteed I was ok.. passport.. that was it.. Never been offered anything or asked for anything.. online banking, app, visa debit card overseas.. have 3 accounts..daily withdrawal levels fine etc.. no issues ever with BKK.
by Liam Dale
February 13, 2017, 3:31 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous goods for sale/wanted/free
Topic: Dining room table
Replies: 51
Views: 3988

Re: Dining room table

I have been patiently waiting for the price to go up..
by Liam Dale
February 12, 2017, 8:37 pm
Forum: Udon Thani Restaurants
Topic: THE ROCKHOUSE UDON
Replies: 565
Views: 57287

Re: THE ROCKHOUSE BAR AND CLUB OPENING SOON IN UDON THANI CENTER

Totally wish you the very best of luck and fun with your new adventure.
by Liam Dale
February 12, 2017, 6:56 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: UT farang/thai family businesses.. how's it going?
Replies: 45
Views: 2959

Re: UT farang/thai family businesses.. how's it going?

Yes.. 3 have gone in our road in two years.. there's me n a family who OWN their shop/building.. and a sort of small franchise.. BOTH of them run 24 hours.. we run 13 hour days.. cos we is old n dont use staff. I could understand a slow decline parrot.. it was the dump drop after an important person...
by Liam Dale
February 12, 2017, 6:35 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: UT farang/thai family businesses.. how's it going?
Replies: 45
Views: 2959

Re: UT farang/thai family businesses.. how's it going?

Indeed they do ALL have headsets.. and SCREAM.. even to their neighbor in the seat next to them. And they play HON.. top game in Thailand online.. funny in fact when they suddenly break from Thai to English with.. WTF.. and GO F yourself.. and then back to Thai. A shop like this is about escape.. an...
by Liam Dale
February 12, 2017, 6:25 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: UT farang/thai family businesses.. how's it going?
Replies: 45
Views: 2959

Re: UT farang/thai family businesses.. how's it going?

I hear you Papa.. wise comments.. we were actually 50% DOWN on china NY day itself compared to last year.. which was our best day EVER.. we also see the difference to metal money from paper.. as they empty tins n piggy banks.. Glad to hear you are up mate.. Not easy with tourism currently.. my kids ...
by Liam Dale
February 12, 2017, 5:29 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: UT farang/thai family businesses.. how's it going?
Replies: 45
Views: 2959

Re: UT farang/thai family businesses.. how's it going?

I am not living in Thailand now so can make no comment on what is happening there now. A recession is a strange thing and it takes a long time to be recognised. Undoubtedly there was a recession in and around 1992 but it had begun a lot earlier in some specific areas of the country. I was working i...
by Liam Dale
February 12, 2017, 5:24 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: UT farang/thai family businesses.. how's it going?
Replies: 45
Views: 2959

Re: UT farang/thai family businesses.. how's it going?

Possibly the rise opf smartphones and easier Internet access outside of an internet shop plus the social media add-ons, Line, Twitter plus numerous other apps providing online chat virtually free. From a consumers point of view why pay when it is free. All those points are irrelevant.. (as you ofte...
by Liam Dale
February 12, 2017, 4:43 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: UT farang/thai family businesses.. how's it going?
Replies: 45
Views: 2959

UT farang/thai family businesses.. how's it going?

We have had a significant drop in internet cafe sales since an individual died. Representing about 15k baht a month. November same income as 2015, December hammered 15k down on the Dec 2015, Jan the same. Big chunks to have lost. Despite another Int cafe closed in the road.. Chances are Feb similar....

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