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vpi78

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Everything posted by vpi78

  1. Howdy ... Bon or Brian
  2. There are none so blind as those that cannot see.
  3. It's just the little guy, aka, Napoleon syndrome. It happens much more often in this internet age with keyboard warriors. Next, he'll be challenging all to a fight he couldn't win.
  4. vpi78

    Dubai Miracle Garden.

    Dubai is indeed an interesting place ... fewer ghutras, Thobes, dishdashas, and abayas than baseball caps.
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    Under 300 Baht ... And Good!

    ... and cats.We are open-minded and diverse. There's a french pensioner here too.
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    Under 300 Baht ... And Good!

    This is a peas and beans forum mate ... and there are rules about gravy and what it can/cannot touch. Do you think we are savages?
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    Under 300 Baht ... And Good!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVlkZVAw8Gc
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    Looking For A Roofer

    Siam Concrete Group ... those cement-fiber and similar roof materials you see in places like Thai Watsadu, Megahome, Homepro, etc., come from them. They have their own retail outlets often with CAD terminals where you can select the right roof for your application by any variable important to you ... me ... I distrust Thailand metal workers and tend to go for lighter weight tiles.
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    Looking For A Roofer

    Telling you what you already know, a roofing problem is one of those fail safe housing issues, I.e., absolute in respect of either your roof leaks or it does not. Patch jobs are like fool's gold relative to long term solutions. I see many roofs in the NBZ where locals assume those heavy clay tiles are forever. Reality is clay is a very sun-sensitive material. Just as it does in the ground it cracks and allows penetration, water, dirt, it does not discriminate. Glazing can delay inevitable cracks like polyethylene coating does to wood exposed to the sun but eventually the sun wins. Most roofs older than 30 years should be replaced. The move to metal framing in Thailand is more related to lack of wood availability than it is anything else. But what it does introduce is a greater reliance on builder skills. So whereas most rice farmers can cut grass and hammer nails, working with metal ... not so much yet. My view ... that house you have shown pictures of needs not only new tiles but also a lighter weight tile consideration such as the flatter profile solutions SCG now offers. Burn suerte but if the Owner does not replace that roof, regardless of the tile chose,n, stay away from a long term lease if you decide to rent it at all.
  10. Unemployed social activist then.
  11. I wasn't sure if he as going for Colin Powell ... or Colin Farrell the only actor that could make Alexander the Great seem gay.
  12. You have to admit it took some self control to even type that out without falling off his couch laughing. Maybe he has some fresh material and will hang around.
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    Buying a laptop up in the jungle

    In the NBZ it would be Makro, but Rinser has a mate who fixes our electronics and will be bringing by a Yamaha amp next week he just repaired after a gecko decided to commit ritual suicide via electrocution and fried its power supply. If you can wait until then, and list performance specs of a machine you want I am pretty sure he can get one for you through his Khon Kaen electronics contacts cheaper than you can buy it yourself.
  14. Ahh the old days gone by ... they just don't rinse them like they used to do.
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    iPhone X

    I'm similar ... I just moved to an iPhone 5c last year and I treated myself to an iPhone 5s recently. You can buy them all day long on eBay for around $100. Batteries can be weak but it's small beer compared to the significant savings. What Apple doesn't advertise is they will replace batteries at designated repair/refurbish centers for $75 - 100 but when you can get another one for about that price not many bother.
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    Grab taxi

    Yep, nobody likes a LDOP driving up Pattaya costs for the rest of us.
  17. I spent longer than I should have figuring out what the 2nd 'T' was for. I clearly use WTF too much.
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    Gulf Air

    Stands to reason. Flying from Texas though the delta between business and cattle class is usually above $4,000. I can't bring myself to pay that because i can't get rid of the thoughts of how many boxes of Leo that would be ... about 235 or 2,820 bottles. I guess this is a short trip for you but if you are back in May come by and see the new kitchen. It's a lot of business class tickets but what the heck.
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    Gulf Air

    Do you find you arrive more refreshed taking business class flights or about the same as cattle class?
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    Pattaya to Hua Hin Ferry Ready to Go

    It just doesn't make sense to me when a better solution would be to advance the development of U-Tapao airport and have regular flights to Hua Hin from U-Tapao. The discount carriers routinely fly back and forth from UT to U-Tapao for less than 1000 Baht advance purchase so surely someone could figure out how to do it to Hua Hin for that cost or less.
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