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by Old Grumpy
August 7, 2019, 9:40 am
Forum: Society and culture
Topic: Persimmons.PIY
Replies: 0
Views: 317

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: 7671

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: 7671

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: 1285

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: 1285

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: 1285

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: 1061
Views: 137668

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: 5
Views: 886

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 ...
by Old Grumpy
July 19, 2019, 9:08 am
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: converting slides to photos
Replies: 4
Views: 299

Re: converting slides to photos

Canon make a scanner model 4400F that enables you to do it yourself, I successfully converted 100,s over the years. If you can't get one you could borrow mine for a couple of days, just PM me I don't live far from you.
by Old Grumpy
July 17, 2019, 8:27 pm
Forum: Udon Thani Shopping
Topic: This Week's Shopping Deal
Replies: 1061
Views: 137668

Re: This Week's Shopping Deal

Not good news I'm afraid. If anyone like me used to enjoy the delicious bread etc from the Yamazaki bakers in Central which has been closed for relocation over 3 months now but displays an opening soon sign, well they are not, apparently there is some sort of contractual dispute with the landlords w...
by Old Grumpy
July 15, 2019, 6:18 am
Forum: Thailand News
Topic: rich indians to the rescue of thai tourism
Replies: 65
Views: 3692

Re: rich indians to the rescue of thai tourism

yartims wrote:
July 14, 2019, 11:48 pm
thats what my daughter told me when she applied
I see, wonder how many times these so called cons by govt staff are actually so called :love ones: trying it on for a bit of extra pocket money, :-"
by Old Grumpy
July 14, 2019, 7:16 am
Forum: Thailand News
Topic: rich indians to the rescue of thai tourism
Replies: 65
Views: 3692

Re: rich indians to the rescue of thai tourism

try getting a thai passport ...the fees vary if you want it fast or slow delivery .4000extra for a quick delivery or wait ages is the norm You do talk rubbish,my wife got hers and two kids recently in City Hall, less than an hour in the office, ready 3 days later. Standard fee 1,000bht each for 5 y...
by Old Grumpy
July 10, 2019, 7:26 am
Forum: Thailand News
Topic: rich indians to the rescue of thai tourism
Replies: 65
Views: 3692

Re: rich indians to the rescue of thai tourism

Being of a very logical mind I ask myself "Why would a Rich Indian, or rich any nationality, want to come to Thailand"? I am here enjoying my stay, undoubtably, but I am not any where near being described as being rich and my precise reason for doing so is because my limited finances enable me to en...
by Old Grumpy
July 9, 2019, 8:08 pm
Forum: Udon Thani News
Topic: Noisy Motorbikes.
Replies: 22
Views: 1728

Re: Noisy Motorbikes.

so the bikes get let out of jail when the owner shows up with a stock muffler and/or the appropriate donation? Since there's not a whole helluva lot of racing tracks up here in Udon you'd think the cops would be hitting the after market shops that sell the prohibited items.. I asked the police chie...
by Old Grumpy
July 8, 2019, 8:43 pm
Forum: Udon Thani News
Topic: Noisy Motorbikes.
Replies: 22
Views: 1728

Noisy Motorbikes.

The police in NWS got serious yesterday on this problem, they visited local schools and removed over a hundred illegally modified motorbikes. Today they rolled a road roller over them. I understand the parents have been told they can have the rest of the bike back after paying 2,000bht fine. About t...
by Old Grumpy
June 12, 2019, 4:18 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Are we into a Recession already here in Udon?
Replies: 49
Views: 4591

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

Recession? Tell that to Tops in the centre they are just completing an extension to their existing store which will nearly double it's capacity .
by Old Grumpy
June 11, 2019, 7:02 am
Forum: Travel & Transport
Topic: Is it time to say bye Thailand?
Replies: 263
Views: 20089

Re: Is it time to say bye Thailand?

Well don't keep us in suspense then. Where would you suggest for those who want to play?! Cheaper and nicer sounds interesting, and do you mean near to Thailand or near to the home country? Well I am surprised, there's me thinking you a retired bank manager and now happily married again should be a...
by Old Grumpy
June 10, 2019, 4:43 pm
Forum: Travel & Transport
Topic: Is it time to say bye Thailand?
Replies: 263
Views: 20089

Re: Is it time to say bye Thailand?

Gotta admit , i was thinking about this , and i decided if i was a sex tourist or a massive drinker of both . Basically i would spend most of my vacation in one bar or another , so NO i would not come to Thailand . With the Baht so strong against a lot of currencies then it would not be cheap , and...
by Old Grumpy
June 10, 2019, 4:31 pm
Forum: Travel & Transport
Topic: Udon Airport
Replies: 4
Views: 936

Re: Udon Airport

Cant understand why the Royal Family uses the Main Airport. About 5 years ago they built a nice new building where the runways ends near the entrance on the main road and a new plane parking area was built. At the time I was told it was for Government Ministers & the Royal family to embark & disemb...
by Old Grumpy
June 10, 2019, 11:20 am
Forum: Travel & Transport
Topic: Udon Airport
Replies: 4
Views: 936

Udon Airport

Tomorrow the 11th best to avoid the airport in the evening, one of the princesses is leaving for Bangkok around 7pm. the last time this happened we were unfortunate to be on a plane that had just landed and although we arrived on time we weren't allowed to disembark for over an hour until she had go...

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