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by parrot
June 18, 2019, 2:07 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Are we into a Recession already here in Udon?
Replies: 34
Views: 1760

Re: Are we into a Recession already here in Udon?

stattointhailand wrote:
June 18, 2019, 12:41 pm
I suspect that if a govt is paying B100,000 towards the cost of a new car at certain times and not others, the year on year comparisons being used for your argument my be somewhat skewed for the next decade or so :-k
That program ended in 2012.
by parrot
June 17, 2019, 7:06 pm
Forum: Udon Thani Shopping
Topic: Extension Cords Hard to Find Now
Replies: 38
Views: 1304

Re: Extension Cords Hard to Find Now

Back when Cellini was being built, a bike-riding friend and I stopped by the show room and asked to see some of the models under construction. They were the premier homes of Udon at the time (probably still are). In the home we visited, still under construction, I noticed the wall outlets (not yet i...
by parrot
June 17, 2019, 5:03 pm
Forum: Udon Thani Shopping
Topic: Boonthavorn
Replies: 9
Views: 468

Re: Boonthavorn

RL Trader "Went to the other part, also was empty, looking for what I came for, a auto closing door hinge" Several months ago the bracket that'd been holding up a large wall cabinet started coming loose. I did the same things as you....all the ?likely? places didn't have it. Then I remember one of t...
by parrot
June 17, 2019, 2:38 pm
Forum: Udon Thani Shopping
Topic: Boonthavorn
Replies: 9
Views: 468

Boonthavorn

I've been in Boonthavorn a few times, but never really explored it....until today. I needed a few small things and, while there, decided I may as well take the opportunity to put in a few thousand of my 10,000 step goal. The place is beyond huge. And then there's the second floor! The selection is i...
by parrot
June 17, 2019, 2:15 pm
Forum: Where to Buy Things in Udon
Topic: Plumber
Replies: 3
Views: 233

Re: Plumber

That's the phone number for the roto-router on wheels. ท่อตัน ส้วนตัน 042-221-230. I called to confirm and the lady gave me a second number as well.....042-181-614. I took this photo near the airport, but the lady said they're based near BoBae. Apparently, they do jobs around the city. Looked like a...
by parrot
June 16, 2019, 6:32 pm
Forum: Society and culture
Topic: learning the thai language
Replies: 332
Views: 44120

Re: learning the thai language

Reason #4673......learning the tones and reading When you want to know the name of something.....ask your wife......and she can't tell you in English but can tell you in Thai. If you can get to the kindergarten level in reading/tones, you'll be able to looks Thai words up on google. Today's word.......
by parrot
June 15, 2019, 1:56 pm
Forum: I'm Looking For....
Topic: small trees and shrubs
Replies: 4
Views: 264

Re: small trees and shrubs

Big white X is BMW dealer. Small red x's are the nurseries. More than 3 are there
by parrot
June 15, 2019, 12:32 pm
Forum: I'm Looking For....
Topic: small trees and shrubs
Replies: 4
Views: 264

Re: small trees and shrubs

You should be able to find everything you're looking for at decent prices at the gaggle of nurseries located at the 4 corner Old Lotus/ringroad/Nongkai Hwy. If you're coming from the clock tower, turn at the 4 way toward old Lotus. Before you come to the BMW dealer, turn left and you'll see several ...
by parrot
June 15, 2019, 12:28 pm
Forum: Things to do in Udon Thani
Topic: Wat Pa Pu Khon (วัดป่าภก้อน)
Replies: 7
Views: 550

Re: Wat Pa Pu Khon (วัดป่าภก้อน)

great to think of how much that italian marble will have cost instead of going to the poor and needy not just blaming budhism all are the same you dont need gold or marble to worship I went a few years ago. IIRC the entire place was privately paid for by one wealthy woman. Khun Mae Piyawan Veerawan...
by parrot
June 14, 2019, 6:18 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Are we into a Recession already here in Udon?
Replies: 34
Views: 1760

Re: Are we into a Recession already here in Udon?

The tourist stats at http://www.atta.or.th/?p=4019 also point a grim picture (but point out lots of interesting details on tourism).
by parrot
June 14, 2019, 4:08 pm
Forum: Udon Thani Shopping
Topic: Shopping Today
Replies: 6
Views: 482

Shopping Today

I'm guessing the next generation will have to listen to grandma/pa stories about how people shopped in stores/malls long ago. And just like most of today's kids don't know what a telephone dial is (even though they 'dial' their phone), grandpa's kids will probably have a hard time understanding why ...
by parrot
June 14, 2019, 3:14 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: and you thought prices were high in Udon
Replies: 17
Views: 1061

Re: and you thought prices were high in Udon

In the past two years we've been to Chiangmai, Chiangrai, Bangkok, Phuket, Samui, NKP, Nongkai, Loei, ........always on vacation, so we don't complain about the prices. But when we return to Udon, we always comment about how cheap things are in Udon compared to other parts of the country. And that's...
by parrot
June 12, 2019, 5:08 pm
Forum: Society and culture
Topic: Quintessentially Isaan (Photos)
Replies: 62
Views: 9706

Re: Quintessentially Isaan (Photos)

I considered running this photo in the "Is Udon in a Recession?" thread, but this is probably a more appropriate place. I'll spare the location....but it is a new Udon business....and yes, the name for the beauty clinic is "Oops Clinic"
by parrot
June 12, 2019, 1:03 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Are we into a Recession already here in Udon?
Replies: 34
Views: 1760

Re: Are we into a Recession already here in Udon?

Most of the restaurants we see fail fail because of poor service or poorly prepared food or bad location. This has been the case pretty much since we arrived in 1996. When it comes to restaurants/coffee shops, I disagree with the assessment "pass the hit onto the customer and charge higher for the g...
by parrot
June 12, 2019, 12:44 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Teak tree
Replies: 3
Views: 256

Re: Teak tree

I'd look on the positive side......better a temple door than selling the tree for someone's flooring. While it's sometimes hard for the western mind to grasp, the merit she receives from the donation will serve her in the future. With luck, the temple hands will carve it....similar to the one we saw...

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