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  1. MM

    New TM6

    I'm with you on this one Atlas, and my solution is to simply leave that item blank, while looking bemused at the immigration officer who will find the correct number to put in there. Half the time I can't read their writing anyway, so it works out. Sent from my LON-L29 using Tapatalk
  2. Maybe Friendship first floor on the left. Lots of bagged tobacco on display there. Sent from my LON-L29 using Tapatalk
  3. Should be fine. Have a friend off khao talo who uses TRUE and he's happy with it. Sent from my LON-L29 using Tapatalk
  4. MM

    Nord VPN

    I use NordVpn exclusive and quite satisfied with it. When you connect out of country, check the usage percentage. Pick the lowest. If the usage percentage continues to grow your connection might start acting unreliably. I'd go back to the VPN I chose and check the percentages of the servers in that country. Sometimes they all get highly utilized. In that case, find another VPN in that country or elsewhere. For $78 USD for 3 (or 2) years, it's a great package that requires a bit of monitoring.. For me, it's the only VPN that gives me access to all the content Netflix hides by VPN checking. They have some way of getting around that check. Sent from my LON-L29 using Tapatalk
  5. Have you tried the bacon butties at Le Pub. It's the only place I've had one, and now I order it whenever I am there and hungry. Having nothing to compare against, I don't know where it lands in the bacon buttie universe, but it's my favorite there.
  6. I have a smart watch with a microphone and motion detector. It works with an app on my phone, called "Sleep as Android". It records snoring, movement, pulse rate and categorizes one's sleep as deep, REM, or light. It also detects periods where you may have fallen asleep and asks you later if, in fact, you were sleeping. This usually covers the time I am driving long distances (kidding!). Anyway, it's good at analyzing your sleep, and having the smart watch do the monitoring is much more accurate than a PC monitoring you from a distance. You can also use it without a smart watch, but you need to have your mobile close to you when you're sleeping. Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  7. Amazon is selling them for $34 plus 8% tax here in California now. I'm thinking I'll buy one. Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  8. Eww. Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  9. Prior to my trip to the USA, my daughter asked me if there was anything I wanted since she was on her way to shopping. The first thing iI asked for was Crest toothpaste, regular.. Like the original. Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  10. Joking, right? Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  11. Yes. Officially it's a B1/B2 visa or colloquially a "visitor visa". Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  12. On my trip to USA this week, I checked the box that I have trouble walking long distances. Thai Air and United took that to mean I needed a wheelchair for the whole trip. When I checked in, they had me sit and wait for a wheelchair. The guy took me to get my re-entry stamp, then to the priority line for search. Then to the gate where I was the first to board. At Osaka, my stopover, I passed by the wheelchair waiting, and went thru all the search stuff again. My wheelchair caught up with me somehow, and after that, he took me to my gate where I was front of the line, but not first. At SFO, I actually was hoping there was a wheelchair waiting and there he was. It's a long walk to immigration. He took me to the crew section, and we waited a moment until we were waved over. In and out in 5 minutes. My bag was second off the carousel. The guy put it under me on the wheelchair. Off to customs, where we got the pass through to the exit. I requested he drop me off outside in the smoking area at the nearest gate where my daughter would pick me up. He said I could stay in the wheelchair and he'd come back for it later. My daughter arrived and off we went, as I waved to my handy wheelchair. What a way to go!
  13. I've read White Fang, The Prince, and Shantaram long ago, though Shantaram most recently. I have to say, it's a wonderful, engaging, story of an amazing man's life. Some question about the truth to some of his stories, but nonetheless, it's a great read. I concur, everyone who hasn't read Shantaram, and would enjoy an exotic view of the lesser known parts of India, should put this on their reading list.
  14. I wasn't there, but the purpose of the interview is an interrogation, so as polite as one makes it, the interviewee is still likely to be on the defensive. My wife did not complain about their tone or attitude, only the lack of information about what they wanted from her with regard to my visa status. I never bothered to share that with her. When 90 day report or annual extension time came up, I just told her I was going to immigration. I didn't feel that going into more detail was any value or interest to her (leaving aside my opportunity to visit soi 6 next door without a time constraint ). They made her feel deficient for not knowing more about my visa situation.
  15. They denied her visa again. From what she says, they were more interested in my Thailand Visa status and either failed to find something they wanted, or think they found something prejudicial to her case. I feel like Josef K. in Kafka's, The Trial, confronted with unknown accusers who won't tell me what the crime is. In this case, they've turned her down without explanation for failures on my part that they won't tell me, nor will they give me a chance to defend myself. In the second of 3 interviews they couldn't find my valid retirement visa extension in my passport. It was there, just not where they thought it should be. The third and last interview, she provided a copy of my extension, good until Nov 2018, and they asked how many extensions I had had, which she could not answer. Because I had already left Thailand with my passport, they couldn't go searching for them. If I knew what they wanted, I could provide photos of every extension, but I'm afraid if I do that, they'll come up with some other hurdle and send her packing. Hence, the apparent vendetta, as Bushcraft put it. Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
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