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nkped last won the day on April 22 2019

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  1. I don't do the C to F conversion that well but if a couple of them where the guy showed it to me were accurate, I suspect I would have been curled up shivering.
  2. Picked up the passport with a new extension just after 3pm. They had a table under an awning just to the right of the street entrance so quite quick and easy to keep my distance. I should add that yesterday, I also submitted a copy of my bank book for proof of income. Now, just hoping I didn't draw the short straw standing in line yesterday.
  3. Yesterday, the Bangkok Bank ATM at the Soi 7 office went tilt. Thirty minutes later at Central, my card worked in another bank's ATM.
  4. Retirement extension of my in country non-immigrant O due by 28 April so decided to go today as the best of the various suboptimal alternatives. You queue outside the building to get a number. It is covered and there are a couple of fans. Arrived about 9:30 and it took about an hour to get in the door. They let perhaps ten in at a time. Guy takes your temperature before letting you in and you get a number. Good news is that it is not completely jammed inside. They were processing the number before mine when I got in. Young guy checking the documents at counter 8. I had a photo which he attached to the TM.7. Apparently, a copy of the house book and a couple of utility bills were sufficient for proof of address. The income letter which I got from Bangkok Bank was in order. He did ask if I had proof of my pension. Printed it off last week but forgot to bring it. He said he would call if the boss wanted it. No mention of insurance. There is a notice about insurance for O-As. Given the green receipt card and told to come back tomorrow afternoon. Overall, they're doing pretty well under the circumstances. Wore a mask to be a good neighbor. Outside, there was a separate canopy to the right with a big sign for document precheck. Did not go through it. There was a small sign on the table for "90 day".
  5. No, but at least it will be one on one rather than 30 people in a bar.
  6. I was quite impressed. I waited until 11am. I park at Central and take the baht bus as I have no confidence in my ability to park a Toyota Hilux in the bank's rather small car park.
  7. I'm coming up for renewal of the retirement extension next month and it is the first year I can't use an embassy affidavit. So I headed for the Bangkok Bank office at Soi 7. I figured things are as likely to get more restrictive in town than less. They knew exactly what I was asking for. No surprise, you need your passport and bank book. It took about 30 minutes and 700 baht. I got a letter showing dates, USD received, and baht credited. They attached the computerized transaction records for each deposit. I should note I have a direct deposit account for my government annuity. The only entries in the bank book are for the monthly deposits and transfers out to my other account. I'll let you know how at goes at immigration.
  8. EVA notice saying Taiwan has suspended international transit March 24-April 7.
  9. While I feel in good health, the DOB on my driver's license says I am at risk. 20 hours on airplanes to eat frozen dinners at home doesn't seem like it would be worth the effort.
  10. Had forgotten what day my 90 day report was due so had to do it in person. At 1030, a minute or so to get the queue number. It was called almost immediately. The key appears to be to have the receipt from the last report with the bar code. Nothing else required, in and out in five minutes.
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    I didn't look that closely for amounts but my EVA reservation allowed changes and cancellations with a penalty.
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    The reservation for my trip to the US with EVA is early June so still a ways from a decision point. It could be worse. I had briefly considered splurging and going business class with Korean.
  13. I haven't researched the actual language but the thought occurs that this may do wonders for airlines flying between Europe and Canada. I believe he said travel from rather than travel by citizens of.
  14. Getting a refund is not particularly my concern.
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