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Gary

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  • Birthday 03/05/1945

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  1. Gary

    Wot u gonna do?

    China has destroyed Sihanoukville and right now thousands of them are bailing out and heading back to China. Cambodian property owners who built apartment complexes are in trouble, they have lost their Chinese renters and are going bust.
  2. Gary

    Wot u gonna do?

    Many small businesses, especially bars were in financial trouble before this virus thing took hold. This is just the last nail in the coffin. I would hope that some of the greedy landlords will go belly up. I think only the Thai owned and operated businesses will weather this storm. Remove the astronomical rent from the overhead and they will be able see it through.
  3. Gary

    Wot u gonna do?

    I agree, the experts know as little as we know.
  4. Gary

    Wot u gonna do?

    I predict that this thing is going to get worse before it gets better. People are wondering which will kill them first, cabin fever or the virus. If it lasts much longer people are going back to their normal lives, virus or not.
  5. Gary

    New Nordic

    https://thepattayanews.com
  6. Gary

    New Nordic

    Am I paranoid? I didn't turn loose of the money until the land office had the chanote in my name. Trust is nice but be very careful where it involves money, especially a large amount of money.
  7. Gary

    New Nordic

    A Som Property rip off. That is just another reason to be very careful. Pattaya area residents and foreigners lose 45 million baht from real estate scammer in Pattaya
  8. Gary

    New Nordic

    I have not heard any rumors but I did venture my opinion here that I believed it to be a risky scheme when it first started. I like to think that it may cause potential investors to look at it carefully and determine if the scheme is even financially viable. If something looks too good to be true, it likely is not true.Why would they want private investors when bank interest is cheaper?
  9. I have no brand loyalty. I think all the Thai built vehicles are quite good. The only advantage in buying an import is the big face value. I don't have to impress anyone. I bought a new top of the line Isuzu three years ago. Four wheel drive and three liter diesel. They had a special deal that if your family drives an Isuzu, they give an additional 45,000 baht discount in addition to a regular decent discount. The only drawback is that it had to be in my wife's name. Anyways it cost 866,000 baht out the door including some goodies and a years insurance.It has been flawless and I really like it. Great fuel economy and lots of power. Two years ago I bought my wife a new vehicle. She had a top of the line Ford Focus Ghia. (1.3 million baht) She hated it from the day I bought it. This time I told her to buy whatever she wanted so I wouldn't have to hear her complain. I did limit her choice by giving her a budget of 800,000 baht. After taking a month or so to decide, I was surprised that she chose another Ford. She likes her Ford Eco-sport. It too is top of the line and she was finally able to get the price down to 800,000 baht. She likes the idea that it has a lot of ground clearance and she sits higher than in a car. She never did like the low slung Focus and never felt safe in it. She really wanted a Mitsubishi Pajero but no way was I going to pay the 1.4 million price. In the future she may get another new vehicle but I think my Isuzu will last until I am no longer able to drive. I bought my last pickup new in 2004. It was a Nissan Frontier and I still have it. It serves as her farm truck.
  10. Gary

    New Nordic

    Nothing surprising to me. I concluded from the start that is was a huge scheme, maybe even a Ponzi scheme. Then again, I'm an old fart who avoids things that appear risky. Young men can afford to make some mistakes because they can make more money. Once your working days are over, you have to carefully guard what you have accumulated. I was called stupid because I couldn't understand what a sure thing Bitcoin was. I still don't understand how computers can generate something from nothing.
  11. I don't see any humor in it at all. I'd like to see some of those thieves shot. So far no violent muggings here. Is it worth taking a life? You bet your ass. Got to get their attention.
  12. My wife faithfully fed her fish. Thai thieves netted most of them out. Maybe it didn't matter because now the cold weather has killed the rest of them. I was going to cook the dead ones for dog food but the wife in going to make pala out of them. Pala is that horribly stinking sauce that the Thais love. Considering what she spent for fish food, that is going to be expensive sauce. As a side note, I have a small house by the fish pond. It is off the electric grid so I built a solar power system. Last week the thieves broke in and stole the four deep cycle batteries and the inverter. Makes me want to move back to Jomtien. Thieving bastards.
  13. Loei has the dubious reputation for being the coldest province in Thailand, It may be true. This morning it was 7 C here. I'm freezing my ass off. For the first time in about ten years I'm looking for a house or at least a room heater. Where the hell is this global warming?
  14. I had a friend who fell off a ladder and shattered his elbow. Of course he had very little money and was taken to a government hospital. His elbow as mentioned was shattered and not just broken. The local doctors did not have the expertise to even try to put it back together. They were planning to amputate his arm. Fortunately a skilled bone doctor. whatever you call them, was there on rotation. His elbow was a mess but this doctor gave it a shot. His arm was saved but was pretty ugly when healed and he never regained full use but he still had his arm for which he was very grateful. Maybe he was just lucky that doctor was there?
  15. I remember going to my 50 year class reunion. I couldn't believe how old most of my classmates looked. For all you old farts, YES, I can call you old farts because at 74 I'm older than most of you. I do admit that having a 25 year old brain in a 74 year old body sucks. Maybe the worst part is that I have outlived most of my old beer drinking buddies. I really miss those guys.
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