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by Old Grumpy
August 25, 2019, 6:05 am
Forum: Thailand Visas & Migration to other countries
Topic: Udon Thani Immigration:Is Affidavit still valid for non USA, UK, DK, AUS retirees?
Replies: 28
Views: 5029

Re: Udon Thani Immigration:Is Affidavit still valid for non USA, UK, DK, AUS retirees?

If I remember what I read a while back the account, be it 400k or 800k, can not be a joint account. If this is correct and the owner dies how does the Thai spouse get access to the funds? She goes to the bank with death certificate. Or you could simply keep simply keep the account in just your name...
by Old Grumpy
August 20, 2019, 6:13 pm
Forum: World News
Topic: What on Earth is happening in UK?
Replies: 23
Views: 1312

Re: What on Earth is happening in UK?

Men and women are not equal,............ The natural extension of that is that men and women are unequal. :-k Did you really mean that? Sexual dimorphism is not about being equal or not, its a factual anaylisis of the differences betwen men and women, these are physical diffences that no amount of ...
by Old Grumpy
August 20, 2019, 9:43 am
Forum: World News
Topic: What on Earth is happening in UK?
Replies: 23
Views: 1312

Re: What on Earth is happening in UK?

Precisely where has the good old "english rose" gone? Our ladies were world renown for their delicate beauty, their porcelain complexion, their charming manner, in short all the attributes that make feminity so attractive to us males . -" The Victorian 'Angel in the House' disappeared with the arri...
by Old Grumpy
August 20, 2019, 5:53 am
Forum: World News
Topic: What on Earth is happening in UK?
Replies: 23
Views: 1312

Re: What on Earth is happening in UK?

Why so much f'n and c' swearing in normal conversation in uK now? When I was younger I never ever heard a woman swear! Maybe I'm old fashion but FFS! Not nice! Precisely where has the good old "english rose" gone? Our ladies were world renown for their delicate beauty, their porcelain complexion, t...
by Old Grumpy
August 16, 2019, 6:57 am
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: British Embassy in Bangkok Demolished
Replies: 11
Views: 736

Re: British Embassy in Bangkok Demolished

I wonder where Queen Victoria will end up at. Possibly with her husband outside the Albert Hall in London . I realise it takes a modicum of intelligence to realise when someone is having a laugh.(Thanks for the PM) but not to be deterred. According to newapaper reports from the UK it is staying on ...
by Old Grumpy
August 15, 2019, 6:32 am
Forum: Thailand News
Topic: canadian monk defrocked over sexual antics
Replies: 17
Views: 1082

Re: canadian monk defrocked over sexual antics

Never.quite got my head round these expats - non Thai non buddhist and what factors actually compell them.to join the monk hood ... numbers have and are still growing maybe someone can enlighten me . The original 5 Precepts or Pancha Sila contain many elements that would be attractive to someone ex...
by Old Grumpy
August 15, 2019, 5:58 am
Forum: Health & Beauty
Topic: air polltion near busy roads as bad as a pack of fags
Replies: 3
Views: 496

Re: air polltion near busy roads as bad as a pack of fags

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/9716449/air-pollution-busy-roads-cigarettes/ AIR pollution near a busy road is as bad for the lungs as smoking 20 cigarettes a day, says a new study. It fuels deadly emphysema — an obstructive disease that causes breathing difficulties. Doesn't stop the Thai's from gra...
by Old Grumpy
August 15, 2019, 5:55 am
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: British Embassy in Bangkok Demolished
Replies: 11
Views: 736

Re: British Embassy in Bangkok Demolished

mak wrote:
August 14, 2019, 7:56 pm
I wonder where Queen Victoria will end up at.
Possibly with her husband outside the Albert Hall in London .
by Old Grumpy
August 10, 2019, 10:24 am
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: The Good Old Days Ar Memories
Replies: 24
Views: 1599

Re: The Good Old Days Ar Memories

Memories from me, not good or bad ,happy or sad , just memories. Listening but not really understanding the announcement of the start of WW2 on our battery wireless along with the rest of my family and seeing the tears in my mums eye's when it was announced all males of 18 year's would be enlisted t...
by Old Grumpy
August 10, 2019, 6:35 am
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Just an observation
Replies: 51
Views: 2378

Re: Just an observation

Interesting to see Udon Map's laissez-faire approach to the forums obvious problems, reminds me of a school teacher that had a class of 30+students, of which just a handful were determined to disrupt the enjoyment of learning for the rest.He too insisted on their right to free speech and totally ign...
by Old Grumpy
August 8, 2019, 6:09 am
Forum: Thailand Visa & Immigration Information
Topic: Rumor Check: Problems with income method in Udon for extension based on retirement
Replies: 39
Views: 5299

Re: Rumor Check: Problems with income method in Udon for extension based on retirement

At the risk of upsetting a few guys, I'll tell you what I think. A man works all his life and decides to retire in Thailand. If he can't scrape together 800,000 baht, he shouldn't be here. I'm certainly not wealthy but keeping 800,000 in my Thai bank is not a hardship. I'm legally married and could...
by Old Grumpy
August 7, 2019, 10:01 am
Forum: Thailand Visa & Immigration Information
Topic: Rumor Check: Problems with income method in Udon for extension based on retirement
Replies: 39
Views: 5299

Re: Rumor Check: Problems with income method in Udon for extension based on retirement

When I went in back in May last, expecting to use the combo method which I had done for the last 15years I had a multi page bank statement , clearly showing a monthly income from abroad, which when combined with my bank savings well exceeded the 800k the IO just wasn't bothered to look at it, just s...
by Old Grumpy
August 7, 2019, 9:40 am
Forum: Society and culture
Topic: Persimmons.PIY
Replies: 0
Views: 721

Persimmons.PIY

A back to nature day out and enjoy delicious fruit as well .
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by Old Grumpy
August 1, 2019, 8:33 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: HOW RIDICULOUS IS THIS? (TOYOTA UDON THANI)
Replies: 73
Views: 8436

Re: HOW RIDICULOUS IS THIS? (TOYOTA UDON THANI)

"You forgot to mention if your vehicle isn't completed before mid-day you get a voucher for a free lunch at the food hall as well ." True! Also.....I get the impression......looking inside the Toyota maintenance area (through the waiting room windows) that the techs there are probably trained by To...
by Old Grumpy
August 1, 2019, 3:08 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: HOW RIDICULOUS IS THIS? (TOYOTA UDON THANI)
Replies: 73
Views: 8436

Re: HOW RIDICULOUS IS THIS? (TOYOTA UDON THANI)

I did my 20k service on our 2018 Toyota Revo today......the dealer near Toolpro. A few observations: I had an appointment and arrived on time. The parking attendant had a card with my time/license and saluted me in where I was met immediately by a service mechanic. After he verified I was there for...
by Old Grumpy
July 26, 2019, 9:49 am
Forum: I'm Looking For....
Topic: Mae baan (live-in maid)
Replies: 11
Views: 1715

Re: Mae baan (live-in maid)

Nice to read some real-life experiences! . . We do have an aunt with a hubby who is recovering from a stroke. They might be our best option. Beware if the aunt is older than your lady. Thai tradition dictates that a younger family member will always be subservient to an elder. In your case that wou...
by Old Grumpy
July 25, 2019, 10:47 am
Forum: I'm Looking For....
Topic: Mae baan (live-in maid)
Replies: 11
Views: 1715

Re: Mae baan (live-in maid)

. Wow , You run a tight ship over there Grumpy . I hope you get her to box the bedding every morning , and you wear your white gloves when inspecting the surfaces . As an ex military man I must admit following my mothers addict that " cleanliness is next to godliness" but fortunately my Thai wife h...
by Old Grumpy
July 24, 2019, 7:08 pm
Forum: I'm Looking For....
Topic: Mae baan (live-in maid)
Replies: 11
Views: 1715

Re: Mae baan (live-in maid)

Just my experiences, maybe you will be luckier. firstly my wife didn't want a domestic, whether living in or out, her reasononing was they will never understand how a farang wants his house clean .How right she was, the first we engaged used to wander around the house, one hand behind back flicking ...
by Old Grumpy
July 24, 2019, 6:33 pm
Forum: Udon Thani Shopping
Topic: This Week's Shopping Deal
Replies: 1170
Views: 151675

Re: This Week's Shopping Deal

Two good deals today, the first at Tops, Bisto the original onion gravy, new delivery on offer at 109bht.
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The second at Villa, salt and onion crisps , big packs, two for one, just under 25bht each.
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Other flavours available on same offer .
by Old Grumpy
July 23, 2019, 6:05 pm
Forum: Politics - Other than Thailand
Topic: BritishPM
Replies: 86
Views: 4602

BritishPM

Another tousled haired blonde enters the world stage.Wonder if his parents knew what he would become when they named him Boris?If he can do what he talks it will be good, but I doubt it, the only thing he may achieve is to make Corbyn look intelligent at prime ministers question time, thats a major ...

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