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nkped

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nkped last won the day on April 22 2019

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  1. Report last month, the officer saw that I had the TM47 form. It may have mattered that there were other pieces of paper as well but he didn't look at them. He pulled and scanned the receipt from the last report, printed the new receipt and stapled it in the passport. With the online system down, they be wondering why they are having to do the additional work.
  2. Still no insurance requirement for O extension.
  3. Did my retirement extension last week with minimal fuss. A couple of points which may be new/helpful to others. I may have missed this before but immigration now has a listing of extension requirements online. Retirement is #22. Since my eyes glaze over when people talk about the 800K in the bank, I go the 65K a month route. Can't seem to copy and paste from the drop down. #3 says evidence of income of no less than 65,000 baht a month. #5 Must have annual earnings and funds deposited with a bank totalling no less than baht 800,000, as of the filing date. Not sure if those are alternative or cumulative. BTW 12x65,000=780,000. Bangkok Bank opposite Soi 7 seems to be familiar with the #5 alternative. Their letter and the bank book update refected the total amount deposited over the past 12 months as well as the amount for each month. I had gotten the bank letter the day before but that wasn't an issue. Had a printout, obtained online, of my annuity statement. I had forgotten that last year, which caused some bureaucratic angst. Had forgotten to bring something with my address on it. Fortunately, it's on my driver's licence so that was easily remedied. Also, it's only one photo which I never seem to remember.
  4. The government has given the okay for private hospitals to purchase 10 million doses of Covid vaccine. Since it will probably be one of those which requires two shots, that will cover 5 million people. Just going by the number of Thais you see at Bangkok Hospital, I'm not sure that will cover the demand. https://thethaiger.com/coronavirus/private-hospitals-in-thailand-to-get-10-million-covid-19-vaccine-doses
  5. Gave up on agencies probably 15+ years ago. I can only cite one bad experience with an agency, sent a ticket to an old address and that was probably my own fault. Flying from the northwestern US, there are only a few options and I find it easier to check the airline sites.
  6. A couple I don't recognize at all. Others have not visited the mess in some time.
  7. Good experience with Expat Car Rental on Tappraya near Thepprasit.
  8. Singapore is reviewing the Chinese Sinovac vaccine for possible use authorization.
  9. They have filled in the last tank trap on Siam Country Club Road on the curve as you go under the elevated bypass. There still is some work to the side so don't take it too fast.
  10. I learned to navigate to the Nongprue police station which is just a short distance away. I particularly appreciate their breakfast menu. The English speaking peoples seem to be particularly nationalistic when it comes to the first meal of the day.
  11. Recent startup and they seem to be doing well.
  12. Gym closed so went out at 6:45am to start a long walk. Felt distinctly cool. I thought, well, unless it is below 70F, it will be proof my blood has thinned out. Refreshed the weather info on my phone. The temp was 70F/21C.
  13. 7am, 64F/18C in Pattaya πŸ₯ΆπŸ˜€
  14. I've had the atomic soda pop and I've had the jug of salt water. I'll take the atomic soda pop.
  15. A bump on this as I should be getting one this year. Relatively certain, GP has a medical background so I will check the Phya Thai website as to who they have on their GI staff. BHP would be easier as far as transportation is concerned. My experience in the US was that they didn't knock you out but enough quality drugs that you didn't much care.
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