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Where to find . . . / Fireproof box
« on: September 14, 2018, 09:35:03 AM »



 Where can I buy a fireproof box. I don't want anything large and I'm not looking for a safe, just something to keep passports, bankbooks, important papers etc, safe from fire.

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Open discussion / Animal rescue foundation
« on: June 10, 2018, 02:31:07 PM »



 I recently discovered an animal rescue shelter not far from where I live. It is run by a couple of Swiss ladies with a very dedicated Thai staff. It is in Ban Fang, about 35 km from KK.


 I stopped by one day and was given a tour. It was very impressive. Over 500 dogs, cats, pigs and ducks. They have large pens for the animals, so there is no crowding, a medical section, large commercial type kitchen, and they even have a swimming pool for the dogs.


 I'm not a dog lover, (I love my dog), but I hate to see animals suffer, and I see it every day here. The compassion these ladies have for animals is wonderful. They will not turn away any animal in need. They get calls in the middle of the night that a dog has been injured and they will go right away to get the dog.


 As I said, it was very impressive. The only negative was when they showed me the medical unit. There are many crippled dogs, all as a result of being hit by cars, and they have several dogs with open wounds. The dogs are well taken care of and their wounds are cleaned and their bandages changed every day. Still, it was very difficult for me to see that.


 I know many foreigners are looking for volunteer opportunities and this foundation accepts volunteers.  If anyone is interested, they have a facebook page, a youtube video, ( volunteer at saved souls animal sanctuary), and a website (saved souls animal sanctuary.com).


 I hope this isn't against forum rules to post this. I have nothing to do with the foundation, I just think it is a noble cause and with the problem of homeless and unwanted dogs, it's good to see someone is doing something to help.


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Where to find . . . / Bathroom scale
« on: May 29, 2018, 01:37:20 PM »



 Where can I buy a bathroom scale in KK?

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Open discussion / Thai old age pension
« on: March 20, 2018, 02:02:17 PM »



 My wife has applied for her old age pension and filled out the paperwork to have it deposited into her Krung Thai account.


 Now, we want to know when she will get her first payment. Her birthday was in Feb, but the village elders are telling her she won't see the first deposit untill next year!


 Sounds a bit off, but they do some crazy stuff here, so I don't know what to believe.


 Anyone have any experience with this?

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Open discussion / Warning! Keep your "tabien loat" (car book) IN the car!
« on: February 02, 2018, 11:34:28 AM »



 This may be common knowledge to most, but it's new to me.


 I got pulled over at a police checkpoint the other day. I never worry because I always have everything in order. The cop looked at my license, walked around and looked at the tax sticker, and then asked to see the car book. (Tabien loat) I told him I keep it at home so I don't lose it.


 He said I should at least have a copy of it in the car and sent me off to the side to pay a fine.


 I've had this pickup truck for 20 years and been stopped many times, even paid a few fines, (Just last month for not wearing a seatbelt). I've never been asked for car book before.


 200 bht, no big deal, but a new one for me.

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Open discussion / Spaying a dog
« on: January 31, 2018, 12:44:24 PM »



 We want to get our female dog spayed but not sure where we should go. We usually take our dogs to the KKU animal hospital, but they often have student vets and for this surgery, we would prefer someone with more experience.

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Visas, et al / Extension renewal
« on: November 24, 2017, 01:09:02 PM »

 Just did my annual retirement extension. 15 minutes, in and out!  Walked in the door and the very nice lady at desk #3 waved me right over.

 Usually, a little bid different each year. This time, I paid right there instead of going to a different desk and then back to the original desk. Also, she did the 90 day for me.

 I've been going to this office since they opened, and never had a bad experience. Everyone has always been pleasant, creating a welcoming atmosphere. Nothing like the place we used to have to go.

 I have one question. I always go prepared, all nessesary documents and a few extras, just in case. In March this year, I went to India and when doing my extension, the lady wanted a copy of my re-entry permit. That's no problem, I went outside and got a copy, but I was just wondering, is this a one time thing, or will I need a copy of that every year from now on?

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Open discussion / computer problem
« on: July 23, 2017, 09:44:29 AM »

 I just turned on my laptop and got a message saying my microsoft license was about to expire.

 I did a google search and it seems it's for real, but the information to fix it is greek to me.

 Anyone had this happen and could you fix it?

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Open discussion / Notary public
« on: July 14, 2017, 12:57:32 PM »

  I'm in need of a notary public for a legal document from the US.

 The document won't be here in time for me to go to the embassy outreach in Udon and the next outreach here in KK, isn't until Nov.

 Is there such a thing as a notary public in KK and if so, would it be accepted in the US?

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Open discussion / Slow laptop
« on: July 09, 2017, 08:02:44 AM »

  About a week ago, my laptop started working slow. Google said, if I reset it, it will wipe everything out and it will be like it was when new.

 I did the reset and it re-installed Windows 10, but now it's working 10x slower!

 What did I do wrong and how can I fix it?

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Where to find . . . / Fieldglasses
« on: July 08, 2017, 08:16:32 AM »

 Where can I buy some fieldglasses (binoculars), in KK?

 The only ones I've seen are on the ground floor of Big C and those are terrible.

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Where to find . . . / surge protector
« on: February 02, 2017, 02:41:10 PM »

  Anyone know where I can get a plug-in surge protector for my laptop?

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Open discussion / Buying dollars
« on: January 20, 2017, 10:23:01 AM »

 I want to buy some US hundred dollar bills.

 Do I just go into the bank and buy them with baht?

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Open discussion / online check-in
« on: January 10, 2017, 08:46:31 AM »

  I haven't flown in years and I see things are a bit different now.

 I booked a flight with Thai Airways and apparently, the itinerery printout is the ticket. No problem there.

 Now they suggest I check-in online and print out my boarding passes also.

 I looked at thier website and the online check-in is 17 pages long and looks quite difficult. (for me anyway)

 Im flying out of KK to BKK, and then transfering to an international flight.

 KK is a small airport, so I'm wondering if I can just check-in the old fashioned way at the counter? I will only have carry on.

 Also, I'm wondering if they could check me in and give me a boarding pass for my connecting flight, like they used to?

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Open discussion / Sending a fax
« on: November 11, 2016, 07:22:30 AM »



  I need to send a document to the US. Do people still use fax? If so, where in KK can I send a fax?




  Also, the fax number I have looks like a phone number      (123)123-5678.  When I send a fax, do I have to use the country code? (I would assume, yes).  So the number might look like this...009-1-(123)123-5678?

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