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  1. Pre-Covid, the queue lengths at airport Immigration Arrivals desks were a national disgrace.  If the plan is to collect the 300Baht from tourists upon arrival at the airport, this will make the queues even slower to process.  (ASSUMING, of course, that tourist arrivals ever return to anything like they were before.) (and, if they don't, the geniuses in charge will cut staff at these desks!)

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  2. 4 hours ago, Misterwhisper said:


    It's all about priorities whose order you perhaps fail to fathom:


    > First we pay our Chinese bosom buddies for those submarines (in the course of which we collect generous "commissions")

    > Then we fly to the moon (for which we collect generous "commissions")

    > And then we vaccinate

    > Then we start building a bullet train line with the help of our Chinese bosom buddies (for which we collect generous "commissions")

    > And then we vaccinate 


    Prestige and face always come first, people always last. 

    Totally correct.  Not a lot of "commissions" in a vaccine, sadly; so, dead last as a priority.

  3. On 12/9/2020 at 2:25 PM, Banana7 said:

    For me, when an item is offered by a seller at a price, and the offer is accepted by the buyer, the sale should concluded at the offered price..

    Your statement is totally logical, but it is not correct according to contract law.  Regarding offer and acceptance, as silly as it seems, when a customer takes a product to the cashier, the customer is deemed to be making the offer!  The acceptance is made by the store.  Legally, then, the store can decline to accept the store's own stated price! 


    This, at least, is the law in Canada.  In Canada (unlike what some OPs have said applies to the UK) there's no law that requires companies to honor the advertised price if that price is wrong.  Of course, there have been many well-publicized instances where the company DOES honor the advertised price, and then makes sure that it receives good press coverage for its magnanimity.  

  4. 1 hour ago, cormanr7 said:

    I think it actually says that the coverage for covid treatment is limited to 50,000-100,000  Baht (depending on plan) which is not much (read further than the short claim for the two plans at the top of the website). The 1 million Baht is only for cases that end in a very serious condition.

    What would you expect for a 850 Baht premium?  

    You are correct.  Here is the exact wording (the "fine print") from Roojai's site:

    • "**Any illnesses such as coma, brain and nervous system damage or disorders, terminal illness, and or death, as a direct result of the Coronavirus, determined by a physician. Maximum coverage 500,000 - 1,000,000 THB (depending on the plan)
      **Medical treatment from infections (Coronavirus (COVID-19)) both In-Patient-Department (IPD) and Out-Patient-Department (OPD) cases Maximum coverage for medical expenses 50,000 - 100,000 THB/year (depending on the plan)"
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  5. On 11/28/2020 at 12:36 PM, 4reaL said:

    Those braided lines look like <deleted>, so if you can remove them and check for crud inside then remove any kinks in the line - maybe  a simple solution to a hard problem.

    Just 3 weeks ago, we replaced these braided lines in one of our bathrooms.  We went from zero hot water in the shower to a powerful flow.  (16th floor)  One line had corroded completely solid!


    Great advice from 4reaL.

  6. 7 hours ago, Ratchsima said:

    It is 13,997 test per1,000,000 population NOT per 70M. Therefore, the total test is........


    Is it too hard for farang to calculate?

    Steryotype of typical farang with math usually true.

    Clearly you missed my follow-up post which corrected my earlier post... 

    By the way, I don't stereotype the spelling skills of others just because your spelling skills are weak...

  7. "13,997 tests per million population in Thailand as of yesterday out of a population of just under 70 million.  No wonder there are so few reported cases here.  On a per capita basis, that puts Thailand at number 156 out of 198 countries and territories that have reported test numbers. [source:  https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/]"


    I have corrected my original post with the words bolded above.  Apologies for the poor proofreading on my part with the original post!

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  8. 23 hours ago, mrfill said:

    Try reading the data properly. The number of tests conducted is 977,854. Your figure is the number of tests per 100k population and if you sort the columns correctly it shows Thailand at position 165 for tests/100k



    You, too, need to read the data correctly.  The column heading says Tests per One Million  population.  Guess we both need to edit our posts...  Nevertheless, Thailand is still 165th on the list.  Cheers.

  9. Xiaomi 3C.  Bought 2 from Lazada, but I see they have none in stock now.  Work great.  Use them both in our 80 square meter open sitting-living-kitchen area during the day.  Then, one in each of our two 40 square meter bedrooms during the night.


    I see that this model is currently available from Shopee at 3,190Baht.  Be sure you buy the GLOBAL VERSION.  This will allow you to buy the correct replacement filters in future.


    We have used our machines for 9 months now and the LED display shows 60% filter life still remaining!  GREAT VALUE and great air quality! 

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  10. The best earplugs I have found are made by 3M:  310-1101 Classic Plus Disposable Foam Uncorded Earplugs.  I've used them for over 10 years for sleeping at night.  Buy them in a box of 200 pairs from Amazon.com.


    The cost delivered to your home here in Thailand is $34 + $44 (the latter is for delivery and the import charges) = $78 US (about 2,400Baht).  I use each pair of ear plugs twice, so a box of 200 pairs last 400 days (6Baht per day).  3M states that these plugs reduce noise by 33Db.


    NOTE:  Buy the Classic PLUS version, as that is their highest Db reduction, and be sure you are ordering the UNCORDED type.


    Sometimes, if the noise level is SEVERE (such as renovations in the adjacent condo unit), I wear my Bose noise-cancelling earphone in addition to the earplugs.  It is exceedingly rare that I don't have a good night's sleep (and I am a light sleeper!).


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