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    Lamp shades

    Thanks to a pal, I have now found a shop on Third Road, opposite Xcite. The owner is making some shades to my requirements for 350 Baht each.
  2. When I arrived in November last year I did a lot of walking to see where the various condos were that were advertised in the local papers. I was passing the end of the driveway leading to View Talay 2A and 2B and asked the security guard if I could come in and look around. He rang someone on his mobile, and within 5 minutes I was being shown around an available condo by an agent.
  3. I have now bought a condo and the bedside lamps have cream-coloured shades which are showing signs of aging. I have checked a few places but can only find shades with lamps attached. Anybody know where I can find some shades?
  4. I am off to Phnom Penh on a visa run and will be staying for 5 days. I have read that the local currency is only used for small change and that taxis, for example, expect to be paid in USD. Anybody know where I can buy some in Pattaya?
  5. Actual writings in The Bangkok Pattaya Hospital Register 1. The patient refused autopsy. 2. The patient has no previous history of suicides. 3. Patient has left white blood cells at another hospital. 4. Patient's medical history has been remarkably insignificant with only a 40 pound weight gain in the past three days. 5. She has no rigors or shaking chills, but her husband states she was very hot in bed last night.. 6. Patient has chest pain if she lies on her left side for over a year. 7. On the second day the knee was better, and on the third day it disappear
  6. Yes,true. But I wouldn't have wanted the bike without the paperwork being in order. Had I known that I could do everything without the current owner being involved, then I would have bought it - I already had the cash - but the dealers no doubt know how to cut corners, and I don't.
  7. Thank you for the advice and the link. I did some more research on Thaivisa and told the guy we would both need to attend at LTA to do the transfer and that the bike would need to be insured and the green book up to date, with any arrears and fines paid off. He went to a dealer to check the situation, was told that the dealer would sort everything if he sold it to him...so he did! He told me he couldn't do with all the hassle, and the dealer also offered him more than we had agreed....end of.
  8. I am almost certain he hasn't done anything for the last five years. He lives out near The Ambassador, so whether that is another province, I'm not sure. I can ask him to attend the LTD and pay any charge for the unregistered period. Can you tell me where the LTD is, and does anybody have a rough idea of what the charge may be?
  9. I have agreed to buy a bike from an ex-pat who has had it from new. He hasn't had it on the road for 5 years (it's 8 years old) and it needs a bit of work. I will get it serviced somewhere, and I presume the garage will also provide some sort of test certificate. Is that correct? Can anybody tell me what I need to do to change the ownership, tax and insure it? The bike I have at the moment I bought from a garage and they handled everything for me.
  10. I have been going through some old posts and found this from Owen back in January 2008:- "What those guys need is a little crash course from the guys here on how to get their money into 1/2 stocks and 1/2 bonds. For Americans, it is index funds at Vanguard They have the lowest costs of just about anyone. You go to vanguard.com and get some phone numbers, call them, talk to a human and get them to lead you through the process of getting the paperwork. You do have to file a few forms to get your signature on file. Eventually you mail them a check and a few days later the numbers will ap
  11. I applied for and obtained a Thai Licence for my motorbike today using the info jacko supplied and the link he referred to in his post. I also applied for a car licence and got that too. I took a Thai friend with me which was a great help. For a start the signpost at the end of the road leading to the Licence Office is in Thai and when I arrived at the back of the scrum leading into the office itself I was glad to have someone with me who could elbow their way to the front without causing offence. There is a woman at a desk there who makes sure you have the correct paperwork in the correct ord
  12. Thanks for the info and the link. I have just moved into a condo so I have yet to obtain a Residence Certificate, but once that is sorted, I will apply for the licence.
  13. I do have a British motorcycle licence. I met a Canadian guy last year who also had a licence in his own country but told me he had to take a Thai test to get a Thai licence, unless I misunderstood him. Could you tell me what I need to do to get a Thai licence, please....where to get the forms, apply, etc. I didn't post anywhere, but will PM you about your question.
  14. In answer to Steins' questions: My expenses remained more or less the same as I set out in an earlier post...about £1,000.00 per month. As to the second question, I have never stayed in central Pattaya. On my pre-retirement trip I stayed at the Residence Garden Hotel, which is just outside Pattaya, on the road to Jomtien. I chose Jomtien because it was quieter, though still close enough for nights out on Walking Street. I didn't make an effort to meet a nice girl. I came to Pattaya because it is full of the other sort :-) I found that some of the girls working on the Darkside were more fri
  15. This is probably a longer-winded reply than you were expecting, but I have time on my hands here in the UK! I came back in May and apart from five weeks touring in France and Spain on my motorbike I have been at home. The 6 months I spent in Pattaya were an experiment, not only to see whether I could afford to live there, but also to see whether I could establish a social life outside of the bar scene. When I went to Pattaya in November 2009 I already knew that I couldn't live for 6 months like a holiday-maker; not only because I couldn't afford the £100.00 + per day I spent when I was on
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