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  1. Beer Belly well done. You have more patience than me but it is important. I used My Fitness Pal to track my calories. Im to lazy to calculate and they have most foods in the data base. When i first looked i realized if i consumed no food at all my beer drinking would still add 1/2 pound a month. Embarrassed to say Maryland winters are boring and i could easily have 12-20 beers a day, hadn't a beer in 2 years but Sake and the demon rum will still get me. I would typically eat 800-1000 calories a day. The fitness site would not give me a projection saying your not eating enough. My weight loss
  2. Was boarding a plane and an American GF said if you dont get control you will be one of those wheelchair people in a few years. She pissed me off but was right. Beer Bellys post about taking control of your own health i liked. Still best to find a good doctor but no need for blind faith. Before moving to Thailand i told my Doc i wanted a CTA. He initially refused saying i have no chest pain and a normal EKG, ekg's are nearly useless. He relented and i found a life threatening cardiovascular condition that can be dealt with. Fired the ass and went to Cleveland Clinic. As i posted in the
  3. Pretty much no flour, no white sugar ,no potatoes. Went from 210 pounds to 165 pounds since moving here. Dont know what that is in Stone. No DM, Htn or Obesity. But the drink will get me. Something gets all of us men.
  4. Probably a minor thing compared to fuel but i saw the staff having a difficult time getting those Pad Krapao boxes out on our way to Issan. A minor savings but why bother for a less than an hour flight. There were thousands of people, families in KK for Loy Krathong. I hear very quiet in Pattaya.
  5. Thanks, I tried to activate this but couldnt. No problem i will stop by a branch.
  6. BD, good to point that out as to not mislead the new fellows coming thinking that is normal pricing. It is not. I have used the same driver from Nams for more than a year. The SUV price to Bangkok City is 1700thb. , i just hand her 2k. .She knows me and my destinations well . Knows im going to be a bit rough on the ride home and puts a pillow for me to sleep. I used Bells bus for years. Little money but with the wait and transfer times it was close to 4 hours. Miss Taen gets me to The American Tavern in 2 hours and return is less than 2 hours. Since my trips are more frequent but shorter. ,I
  7. Rhino your girls are lovely. The one you posted on the Pattaya forum was outstanding. I was in Bangkok last night for a 1 night tear. Spent way to much money. Hotel Majestic Suites is open again 800baht. Lunch was the lamb burger from Le Buchon. Not typical of me but took 2 wonderful girls from Butterflies in Nana. They came out of the shower with hotel robes on smiling and laying side by side. Cost: transport 4,000 baht, Girls were 3k each but could probably could less. Barfines 800 baht. A Beer Garden favorite was 1k. Yes silly money and Pattaya is a bargain. Im going to try posting
  8. The mask thing is relevant but im pissed at the lack of handwashing here. The TGF and I are regulars at the food carts , no handwashing and no refrig or even ice for the raw meat. We have never been sick . I have had food poisoning 2 times . Both at fairly high end restaurants in America. So maybe im bitching at nothing.But watching the bartender make my drink after leaving the bathroom stall is off putting.
  9. Cant heip your question but please update as you continue. I use East Coast Realty and happy with the service. I have considered moving to the dark side or the Hill. I like the par 3 at Asia Hotel so Pratunmak would be good.
  10. Talked with several staff, not much optimism. A waitress i have known for awhile is sticking it out here in Pattaya. We were probably going to be together but ended up with a live in so never did. We are going to get together maybe once a week and ill help her with the rent. Im happy the Thais have done a good job keeping the virus at bay. Would not be happy to back in the states right now.
  11. Jacko, glad i took your advice and did the 90 day before the deadline. But i do wonder what may come next. I moved to Thailand to live in Thailand not Cambodia or Vietnam. I use an agent for the extension from a recommendation on a BM here. I readily meet the requirements but easier to let them deal with it. They do free 90 day reports. My friend, an agent in Bangkok charges 1000 THB. But change can come fast . I remember when there was a kiosk for visa runs at every Soi on Second road. Gone overnight.
  12. Yogi so good of you to try., a true friend. My wishes expressed to my family are to be cremated here and the ashes returned to the Chesapeake. You tried to a wonderful thing for his sister. Commendable. Its best to remember the hierarchy. Mom and dad first., then brothers and sisters, ex husbands, then extended family, then the family dog , fleas on the family dog. And then us farangs Many times not true II am confident in my lady .But wont fuck with the fleas on her dog.
  13. My friend and i I enjoyed wine. Lived in a house in Annapolis and hosted after hours parties from the hospital. Rhones were our favorites. Remember a lovely Nurse tipping the bottle. "Whats the content"? Why did i not marry her. Sake for me now
  14. I was there last week. Pond did say numbers were down. No mention of closing. Had a friend from Bangkok and we both agreed food not that good. But what a great place to enjoy the sea. Keep it simple, pizza.
  15. I live on Wongamat , guessing Lumpini. 26sq m ? Where 's Pappion . Not disparaging. Fair price for living at the beach.
  16. Mid, with the Japanese,Koreans not here we are all Mid, with the Japanese and Koreans not here we have become handsome men again. Not disparaging them as i have had many fine conversations with them. But taking advantage of their absence.
  17. Jacko thank you for that effort. I did understand the Roy Orbinson reference. I'm sitting on my balcony struggling and lifting my glasses to read the forum. I'll see what Bumrungrad has to say and decide between the surgery vs Euro optics. Was looking at my lovely face, or thats what the girls say and realized i will also need a Blepharoplasty. Will report here what i have done and advice in the coming weeks.
  18. marrmrrs, the price for 2 bedrooms in Pratamnak is quite good. i pay 20k for a studio on Wong Amat beach. I dont need beachfront and am considering other options. Please share what you find.
  19. My background is useless when choosing a practitioner in Pattaya. Your advice is welcomed as is the experience of BM.s with local knowledge.I hope to hear from Keyman but am leaning to the iol solution. Will see what Bumrungrad has to say and report back.
  20. Bullfrog and Midlife, as retired medical guy i can say you have given excellent general advice. The past week i was called on to give an opinion on a patient at Pattaya International hospital. I accepted no money as to protect my visa. I thought good care but be ready to pony up 20,000thb a day in the Icu. His advocate and my friend tried to transfer him to Bumrungrad. I have a high level contact there if any BM needs help. No i am not a secret agent or spy in special forces . Though i will be eating pussy at TQ2 today. Hope to hear from Keyman
  21. My eyes suck though i can still enjoy pussy close up, am not a candidate for Lasik. I moved to Thailand 3 years ago with 5 pairs of glasses costing 3500 usd , more than 100,000 THB. My correction has changed and i need relief. I am considering IOL and will visit Bumrungrad next week for an opinion. My preference is to continue with eyeglasses. Visited Euro optic at the Royal Plaza and was happy with what she had to say. About 15.000 for top lenses and frames vs 60,000 for one eye IOL. Any BM'S in the same boat with advice?
  22. Appreciate the effort on an excellent report You certainly don'f plant yourself on a bar stool all day. I'm having lunch at Le Buchon today. Serge is a great host.
  23. That is a fantastic deal, thanks for posting. I blow 4-5 K on Business every year. For that money i would sure try premium class. My Thanksgiving trip back to the states this year is canceled . No way way i want to be stuck there. Good luck hope it works out.
  24. I planned and could have retired at 60. My wife and i were going to divorce. But looking at the financials we decided to stay together, putting our kids through private schools and then helping them with college. I would be in Thailand 2-3 times a year. I retired at 65 in excellent health which i think should be a factor. As a result my pension, SSI, health insurance are much higher than the minimum i would have had earlier. Because of our support the kids did very well and have good employment in Engineering and Law. As a result i told them i was going to spend my 401k which originally the
  25. Every time im in Issan i do love it. In Nomphong we would walk around looking at farms.People would stop and offer us a ride. At first i was a little freaked about that . In America if some one offers a ride its probably trouble.She explained people just help each other here. The first girl from Roi Et had a job buying rice.for a co op .At first i thought that was good but being left alone sucked. During harvest season she sometimes worked 6 days a week. I wandered in the back and tried to feed the cows. They just looked at me like Thats close enough sucker. Came very close to buying an 8
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