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  1. It has become a tradition that I serve up turkey and other good stuff for a Christmas family buffet and I always used to use uncooked butterball turkeys. Then a few years ago uncooked turkeys were banned, but one year I managed to get hold of one.

    As the family insist on turkey, we tried the pre-cooked butterball turkeys a couple of times. If you follow the instructions carefully they are ok. I covered the turkey with bacon and aluminum foil for the first hour to keep the moisture in.

    This year Tops had a promotion on Australian pre-cooked turkeys and we decided to give it try and ordered one.  

    Thai turkeys are a complete waste of money as they are nothing but skin and bones.


    All in all pre-cooked turkeys  can be used but they are not quite the same as uncooked.

  2. 4 hours ago, worgeordie said:

    Its been a while since We have had Turkey at Xmas, they are just too big, 

    you have Xmas dinner, then your eating it for next 2 weeks , sandwiches,

    with chips , in white sauce , curry,  stir fry ,it never ends.

    regards worgeordie


    It depends on how many people you are.

    We will be about 30 people for a Christmas buffet this Christmas, so I don't expect much turkey to be left over, even though there will be several other dishes to choose from.

  3. On 8/1/2021 at 9:23 AM, bubblegum said:
    The Amazing TV Team
    I pay about $ 80-- per year and it is very good, all international channels 

    I tried them for 1 month and found that they buffered constantly. 

    I also had a little problem with the billing and the emails I received were not exactly polite

  4. On 11/12/2021 at 2:18 PM, david555 said:

    My PayPal works still same way as from beginning , even i do not live my home country no more since 2013   my account is still alive on that address  as i kept my E.U. tel. number alive ...

    So not an Thai PayPal account but a E.U. one 

    Uhm I was contacted by my bank in Europe and told that as I no longer lived there I would have to close my account. Maybe I shouldn't have registered my Thai address with them, but then I wouldn't have received any correspondence from them.

  5. 1 hour ago, norfolkandchance said:

    You’re right I think. I was in a hotel in the NE a couple of nights ago having a beer at 1800. There where 3 young ladies in Pyjamas having dinner with their minder. 3 Thai guys turned up. Minder collected the cash and so to bed.

    The three neighbouring houses to us are HiSo party houses.

    Most evenings at about 5 pm the same girls are dropped off and they get dressed up. Around 7 pm different guys slowly start trickling in and by 9 there are just as many guys as girls. All the Mercedes, BMWs, Porches and so on line the street.

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  6. 1 hour ago, Griffo63 said:

    Given that most people wanting to take a Christmas break will probably be making their decisions anytime soon, then delaying giving a date for entertainment venues etc to open will only make people give Thailand a miss this year and book somewhere else. There might be a few last minutes booking but they’ll be the exception. 

    I am sure people are planning and booking their Christmas breaks now.

    How many of them would want to enjoy a Christmas lunch without a glass of wine, let alone a whole 14 days without drinks with food. Sure they can buy wine and beer and drink in the hotel room, but that's not the same as relaxing and talking in a restaurant or pub.

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  7. On 10/22/2021 at 9:40 AM, tonray said:

    How did they sell two cards to your wife ?

    I guess she registered for both. I didn't ask as I wasn't there.

    I wasn't with her when I got stopped. I protested about the 500 Baht, but the security guard wouldn't refund me. I was with about 10 Thai people so I didn't make a bigger issue out of it.

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  8. 3 minutes ago, thaibeachlovers said:

    Sure, sure. I've no doubt every young woman from a poor family in school dreams of working in a sweat shop for a pittance, and would never ever take the easy way to riches by engaging in sex with farangs.


    Or from a HiSo Thai.


    There is a house near us where beautiful girls arrive every almost every evening in their Mercedes and Audi (in red plates). Over the next couple of hours men turn up in all sorts cars. The party starts, everyone is happy (I assume). No need for soapy massage places. This is far more discrete.

  9. 4 hours ago, tonray said:

    How about half price fares for everyone over 60 on the  BTS just like I have on the MRT ? As it stands now, only Thais get hallf price cards for BTS rides...if MRT can do it why not make it universal.

    I found out the hard way. My wife bought 2 cards and gave me one. I topped up with 500 Baht, went through the gate and was stopped immediately. The security guard just confiscated my card with the 500 baht despite my protests.


  10. 7 hours ago, CrunchWrapSupreme said:



    I suppose they'll also be shutting down all the Thai venues, the soapy massages, the karaoke bars, the "pretties" who can be hired for events (and wind up drugged to death)? The TAT sure has their work cut out for them. In shifting their tourism model, they'll also have to somehow shift a deeply ingrained part of their culture.

    Since these places have been closed we have noticed that the number of parties at the luxury houses around here have increased drastically. Sometimes 3 or 4 days a week.  We often see a car with 4 or 5 pretties pull up and an hour or so later the Mercedes, BMW, Porches, Audis pull up. They then party all night and some leave at all hours of the night (we can hear the shrill voices of the young girls) with no respect for the curfew. 

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  11. 11 hours ago, ThailandRyan said:

    Looks like the BMW Technology for tracking foreigners is being utilized for more than is wanted.  Next you will find is that the Cameras in all of Thailand are linked to the Immigration data base and facial recognition is being done as you just casually walk down the street to get your coffee.  Big Brother is watching your every move.  It wont be long until the camera systems at the malls are also able to be linked to their systems to track where and when you go as well as tracking how much money you spend.  Waiting to hear from the punters who visit Soi Nana, Patpong, Soi Cowboy and then Walking Street in Pattaya as well as Bangla in Phuket as having to enter through a walkway that has cameras watching your every move as well.

    This is already in effect to a certain degree in the UK. I saw a documentary about a trial run where pubs link up to a database of sex offenders. As soon as a sex offender walks into the bar, facial recognition picks him up and a warning is sent to the landlord who then act accordingly.


    Yes, it will come here sooner rather than later.

  12. 57 minutes ago, UKMART said:

    My WP is valid until March, and my B Visa is valid until May, its been like this for the best part of 10 years, never had any issues, just renew your WP as normal, then do your visa extension before exp.



    Two years ago I renewed my visa extension in September and I was given until March as my passport would expire. I went to the labour office to do my work permit and even though I showed them my contract which was valid until September they only gave me a work permit until March. I was told that the work permit follows the visa.

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  13. 3 hours ago, nausea said:

    The Chinese can't own land, right? In fact, wasn't that why the ban on owning land was introduced in the first place, with us Farangs being collateral damage, so to speak.

    They have ways around that. Many luxury houses near us have been bought up by a Chinese gang,. They came around here the other day taking photos of all the houses and asked us if our house was for sale. They have Thais to manage the houses which are then rented out to Chinese people. 


    Yes, the company buys the properties. The website of the company mentions that they have a private jet, private helicopters and yachts and luxury cars (Rolls Royce, Porche etc.). Yes, it's all true. I happen to know someone who works for them and that person posts photos of the private jet and other houses on Facebook. 


    When they start to buy the hotels we will see an invasion of Chinese tourists

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  14. 11 hours ago, stratocaster said:

    Just for info. Yesterday I went to CWN to do my 1 year extension. I arrived at 0815 and was shocked to see 1000,s of people queuing outside. No problem, it is being used  as a jab center, just go to the front of the queue and enter as normal. I was given queue number 90 at 0825 and it looked like I was the last person to arrive. 0830 the door opened and I received N38 queue number. There were approx. 4 people at L section 40 people at N section and 70 people at M. I was seen at 0900 and was finished at 0920. When I left there was no one at L or N and around 10 people at M.

    I tried to make a booking last week but was told no need. I was told that I must have a TM30 for Bangkok or they would not accept the paperwork.

    When you say TM 30, do you mean the original from the landlord? 

    Last year I showed them my receipt on the app and that wasn't enough. Luckily I had the original application form from the landlord

  15. 1 minute ago, grandpa said:

    What is Medpark?  I registered along with 40,000 other non-Thais 10 days ago and was told to wait for an e-mail appointment!  So far nothing!  I live in Khon Kaen and am 70+ with 3 of the 7 underling medical conditions.  Why are Medpark issuing Pfizer to those under 60 when there are those over 60 with medical conditions yet to be vaccinated?


    Medpark is a new private hospital in Bangkok. I think they are trying to build a database with names of foreigners living in Thailand.


    If you notice, they are not issuing Pfizer to under 60 without underlying conditions. I believe that at first they said anyone could get Pfizer, but I am not sure. I am also in the 60+ with underlying conditions. I have already had an AstraZeneca and go for my 2 shot next week.


    I cannot remember how many different places I registered with, only to get contradicting emails. 

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