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by parrot
March 26, 2009, 2:08 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Automobile insurance
Replies: 25
Views: 1522

Re: Automobile insurance

A number of years ago Toyota was offering their first class insurance through Sampanh Insurance Co. As today's Bangkok Post article shows, there are good and not so good insurance companies. As with all things, buyer beware! Sampanh ordered to close By: POST REPORTERS Published: 26/03/2009 at 12:00 ...
by parrot
March 25, 2009, 7:40 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Udon Thani the Farangs Graveyard
Replies: 115
Views: 6792

Re: Udon Thani the Farangs Graveyard

It's tough to be buried at St Mary's (ashes or body) these days. It helps if you're a parishioner and make prior arrangements. Getting a spot on the spot would probably require a healthy donation. There are two Christian cemetaries.......one at about kilo 40 on the way to Nongkai......right hand sid...
by parrot
March 25, 2009, 7:34 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Automobile insurance
Replies: 25
Views: 1522

Truck Insurance Viriyah

If you want to speak to a representative in English (excellent English), get your policy in readable English, and be able to do all the paperwork over email (he sends the necessary paperwork, you sign it, scan it and remail back), Viriyah Insurance, Foreign Relations Department, Khun Supichai, has b...
by parrot
March 13, 2009, 7:16 pm
Forum: House & Land
Topic: Pre-fab Steel Houses in Udon Thani?
Replies: 13
Views: 2827

Re: Pre-fab Steel Houses in Udon Thani?

Since it's pretty difficult to keep the sun off your roof, the second best thing is to keep it off your walls. Be especially careful of due east and due west. Your goal should be: no morning/afternoon rays hitting the walls of the house! The morning and late afternoon sun can be brutal on your walls...
by parrot
March 13, 2009, 7:00 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Crime on the uprise in Udon?
Replies: 25
Views: 2323

Re: Crime on the uprise in Udon?

My wife and I were visiting a friend in Pattaya 4 years ago. While in a restaurant, we struck up a conversation with another falang and his Thai wife (visiting from Europe) at a nearby table. The wife was sporting a nasty bruise around her neck. She said a motorcyclist tried to rip the gold chain of...
by parrot
March 8, 2009, 5:18 pm
Forum: House & Land
Topic: Water Tank Types
Replies: 34
Views: 5494

Re: Water Tank Types

Best decision we made when we built our home was to have the contractor build a 2000l brick/cement tank just under the raised porch. It's not in the ground, but it's in shade all day. Makes for very pleasant cool showers in the summertime. When we lived in town previously, our water tank was sitting...
by parrot
March 5, 2009, 7:43 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: 1 Million % No Prison in Udon!!!
Replies: 19
Views: 1079

Re: 1 Million % No Prison in Udon!!!

[quote="LuangLee"]Cali4995,,,, wellllllllll, if the Washington Post printed it,,, it must be true. :roll:[/quote]

Given a choice of who to believe.....Washington Post or Thailand’s Army Commander-in-Chief, I'll take the source that did in Nixon.
by parrot
March 4, 2009, 8:30 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Do you feel secure in Udon?
Replies: 184
Views: 14435

Re: Do you feel secure in Udon?

This probably doesn't qualify as a response to the question, "Do you feel secure in Udon?", but while sitting in the ultra-clean bathroom in the back section of the first floor of Robinson's, it suddenly occurred to me that the gleaming white walls were completely free of graffiti. Best of all, ther...
by parrot
March 1, 2009, 7:23 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Cost of Living Information - Udon Thani
Replies: 245
Views: 101075

Re: COST OF LIVING INFORMATION - UDON THANI

Considering the cost of living in Thailand (as compared to the US at least, probably UK, Germany, etc), I don't think there's much argument that it's cheaper here than there. The 2 big question marks, that seem to cause problems for lots of folks, are the exchange rate and health insurance. While we...
by parrot
February 27, 2009, 1:56 pm
Forum: Udon Thani Shopping
Topic: Dog Whisperer DVDs
Replies: 3
Views: 330

Dog Whisperer DVDs

Has anyone come across the Dog Whisperer on DVD/CD? Maybe as a package set?
by parrot
February 26, 2009, 7:29 pm
Forum: Forum Help, Support, Rules, & Announcements
Topic: Can't download magazine
Replies: 4
Views: 316

Re: Can't download magazine

I use PDF-XChange Viewer.....having given up on the obese Acrobat Reader. This is the first document I've been unable to read using that program. Thanks anyway, Lee.
by parrot
February 25, 2009, 9:07 pm
Forum: Forum Help, Support, Rules, & Announcements
Topic: Can't download magazine
Replies: 4
Views: 316

Can't download magazine

I downloaded the 19meg file to view the current edition of the magazine, but I only get the first page (the advert of AEK). I tried a second time, same result. Am I doing something wrong or is the file corrupt?
by parrot
February 21, 2009, 3:56 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Going back to UK
Replies: 134
Views: 7141

Re: Going back to UK

[quote="trubrit"]Do you know sometimes it isn't the big things that matter. Just the small breaks from what we used to think as normal can matter more.Let me give you an example. I have a friend, she is 73, widowed. She lives in a small Norfolk village, miles away from the big cities.Her home is a c...
by parrot
February 20, 2009, 7:14 pm
Forum: Computers, IT & Electronics
Topic: Intrenet access
Replies: 27
Views: 1180

Re: Intrenet access

[quote="Kevro"]Hi All On the subect of internet access, I need a little assistance. We are living about 3k from Nong Wua Sor which is on the road to Nong Bua Lamphu. Went to TOT on Tues and enquired about ADSL as we have a phone line here at the mother in Laws place. We were advised that should be n...
by parrot
February 19, 2009, 7:42 pm
Forum: Money, Finance & Investing
Topic: car sales plunge 30%
Replies: 5
Views: 505

Re: car sales plunge 30%

I neighbor of ours purchased a Honda Civic a few weeks ago. I asked whether she got any special deals/incentives/promotions. She said that Honda isn't known for providing any special deals and she got none when she bought her car. Go figure!
by parrot
February 18, 2009, 5:53 pm
Forum: Thailand Visas & Migration to other countries
Topic: Strict changes in Immigration office areas
Replies: 68
Views: 5461

Re: Strict changes in Immigration office areas

[quote="rickfarang"]I am just curious, but did the letter instruct him to come to Nong Khai Immigration (only)?[/quote]
The letter was from Nongkai and informed the individual that his one year visa was due NLT 4 March.
by parrot
February 14, 2009, 7:22 pm
Forum: Travel & Transport
Topic: Car batteries
Replies: 11
Views: 1075

Re: Car batteries

Been here for 12+ years and had three different Toyota trucks. My first battery died a quick death as I wasn't allowing the glow plug sufficient time to warm up. Since then, my batteries last on average 3-4 years. I seem to remember reading something about the heat/humidity taking a toll. side note:...
by parrot
February 14, 2009, 7:04 pm
Forum: Thailand Visas & Migration to other countries
Topic: Strict changes in Immigration office areas
Replies: 68
Views: 5461

Re: Strict changes in Immigration office areas

If you get a registered letter from Nongkai Immigration, don't panic. A friend of mine received a letter from them today. Surprise surprise, it was a friendly notice that his annual visa is due to expire on 4 March. That's the first time I've ever heard of notification via mail that your visa is com...
by parrot
February 5, 2009, 3:33 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Renew drivers License AEK Udon
Replies: 116
Views: 12974

Re:

[quote="Mainer"][quote="BKKSTAN"]I have renewed my DL twice and never had to present a letter of residence after the initial license.I still have my old bangkok address on my DL!I renewed both times in Bangkok although I was living here the last renewal.[/quote] The new 5 year driver's license does ...
by parrot
February 4, 2009, 7:27 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Buy America
Replies: 25
Views: 632

Re: Buy America

[quote="laphanphon"]agree, not alway level playing field, but them damn yanks do the same and outsource all they can, if better profits. american makers are going belly up, as japanese car makers in america are making good profits, don't think it's america, it's the american businessperson's mentali...

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