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Visas, et al / Re: 90 Day Report
« on: June 17, 2018, 06:47:05 PM »
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Once they know you,, and not your representative, you know it is a real commitment when a senior Immigration Officer says to you, "Come see me, if you have any type of problem.  I will assist you."  AND he doesn't ask for any tip!
How can you be so naive?

Read the 190 comments and then give your opinion.
https://www.facebook.com/KornChatikavanijDP/photos/a.113478794739.118233.71254499739/10154920232979740/?type=3&theater



People only tend to share bad experiences to get it off their chest.


So the above is 190 people/comments.


What about the thousands who have not had any problems?

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Bars / Re: Pool challenge
« on: June 15, 2018, 05:56:46 PM »

I was just thinking that myself earlier.


It's ok to disagree with someone and/or have factual based arguments/debates but we can do without lots of follow-up posts that are just name calling and mud slinging.

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Cinema (Movies) / Re: Movies in English at SFC Cinemas this week
« on: June 14, 2018, 10:15:40 PM »
Hereditary is getting very good reviews.

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Jobs Offered / Re: Teacher Required at Mahathai Boys' School.
« on: June 09, 2018, 03:07:50 PM »
Never heard that one.

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Jobs Offered / Re: Teacher Required at Mahathai Boys' School.
« on: June 09, 2018, 01:21:15 PM »

I remember having an argument in an airline office in BKK during the ash cloud period with an American.


He was trying to tell me that to order a beer Chang you have to pronounce Chang like a Thai, "not like we say in English, Cheehhaaanng" (sorry, can't even come close to writing phonetically how he pronounced it).


I told him that in English we pronounce Chang exactly the same as a Thai and that he was speaking with a very strong American accent.
He just wouldn't have it, trying to tell me, a neutral-accented Englishman, how to pronounce it having no idea himself that he spoke with a VERY strong American accent.


Speed etc is something that gets me angry.


When talking among our own we tend to speak quickly and several foreigners have commented that they couldn't understand a word we were saying.


However, when talking to a foreigner why can't people realise that you should speak slowly and clearly to give them a fighting chance of understanding what you are saying? Pure ignorance?


Even some TV reporters interview a foreigner by talking very quickly using all sorts of colloquialisms. Unbelievable.






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Jobs Offered / Re: Teacher Required at Mahathai Boys' School.
« on: June 09, 2018, 02:45:51 AM »

Then there is the problem of American v English.


My Thai language teacher last year could speak reasonable English and could easily understand me but she said she had a lot of difficulty understanding Americans.


There was a murder case in Italy a few years ago and they had to get an American to English translator.

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Jobs Offered / Re: Teacher Required at Mahathai Boys' School.
« on: June 08, 2018, 05:00:35 PM »

Here in the UK I saw a 9 year old's homework and couldn't understand a word of it.


Not knowing these things never harmed my English performance.


Last year I did a 7 week Thai language course in BKK and none of these things were ever mentioned.

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Jobs Offered / Re: Teacher Required at Mahathai Boys' School.
« on: June 08, 2018, 12:50:38 PM »

And they are expected to learn a lot more about grammar, eg subjunctive clauses, pluperfects, past imperfects etc than I ever had to in school in the UK.


If it wasn't for French and Latin I wouldn't have a clue.

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Khon Kaen in the News / Re: Guesthouses threatened by gov closure
« on: May 31, 2018, 06:20:21 PM »

Exactly Rex.
Make Airbnb open and legal so that guests can go to the police about bad places and weed them out.


If I had to stay in Bangkok (or anywhere) at hotel prices I wouldn't stay for nearly as long so the city would lose all my extra spending money.

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Khon Kaen in the News / Re: Guesthouses threatened by gov closure
« on: May 31, 2018, 04:36:59 PM »
I use Airbnb and get better accommodation, better prices and better looked after than any hotel I've been in.

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User Guide / Re: New Feature : Please use our new "LIKE" Button
« on: May 31, 2018, 12:20:02 PM »

Unchecked where?
If I post something the default is to notify and if I don't immediately remember to click on unnotify and I get plagued with emails if it's a busy thread.

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Open discussion / Re: Poof....Gone
« on: May 31, 2018, 02:40:17 AM »
Owl Castle opposite the airport turn-off was a weird experience but the food was very good.

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User Guide / Re: New Feature : Please use our new "LIKE" Button
« on: May 30, 2018, 03:59:28 PM »
I would prefer it if we have to click on "Notify" to opt in rather tha un-notify ourselves after we post something.

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Open discussion / Re: Poof....Gone
« on: May 30, 2018, 12:13:00 PM »
There used to be  a thread for recommending restaurants.

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Open discussion / Re: Banks in Khon Kaen
« on: May 27, 2018, 09:04:24 PM »

I have had a Bangkok Bank account with an ATM card but that is all they will allow me on a 1 year multi entry O-A visa, ie no internet banking etc.
I kept seeing messages on ATMs something about new cards but never read it properly  8)

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