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Motors & motoring / Re: Thai Driving Licence
« Last post by EssexAl on Today at 01:06:55 PM »
You can go to any clinic and get a certificate. I have never had my blood pressure taken. All they do is ask you if you have any medical issues. You say no. pay about 200 baht and get a certificate. Just don't go in there smelling like alcohol.  :D

Thanks for that! Will look into it.
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Sports, Martial Arts / Re: Nakhon Ratchasima FC - The Swatcats
« Last post by Thaiwolf on Today at 01:00:00 PM »
The Swatcats take on struggling and managerless Bangkok United this weekend (saturday 24th October KO 1745 hours). 

They will be trying to carry on their recent run of three games without defeat but I expect a tough challenge from the visiting Angels.

Thaiwolf prediction: Draw.
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Sports, Martial Arts / Re: Fantasy Football 2020/21 news and updates
« Last post by Thaiwolf on Today at 12:51:20 PM »
League positions after 5 rounds.
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Motors & motoring / Re: Thai Driving Licence
« Last post by rdrokit on Today at 11:02:33 AM »
You can go to any clinic and get a certificate. I have never had my blood pressure taken. All they do is ask you if you have any medical issues. You say no. pay about 200 baht and get a certificate. Just don't go in there smelling like alcohol.  :D
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Motors & motoring / Thai Driving Licence
« Last post by EssexAl on Today at 09:45:21 AM »
Hi everyone, one of the many things on my "to do" list - when I get out of quarantine and settled into the new house - is to apply for a Thai driving licence (both car and motorcycle) but reading through some of the threads on here has raised a number of concerns. I am 64 y/o but I have been reading about the medical certificate requirement.

High blood pressure and high cholesterol could be an issue - does anybody have recent experience or knowledge about current requirements and what the limits might be?

Any info / guidance greatly appreciated.

Allan
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Sports, Martial Arts / Re: Premier League Predictions - 2020/21
« Last post by Roger on Today at 06:34:03 AM »
Thanks Teess - when I saw the fixtures, I thought a lot of games looked like draws (and they were), and also that it might be a low scoring week for us  8)

Well done Jivvy for picking 3 draws. Personally I felt robbed by the Ref over the 'offside' Liverpool goal which cost a few of us a point. Surprised that my measly score kept me among the leaders, for now   ;)  ATB
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Sports, Martial Arts / Re: Premier League Predictions - 2020/21
« Last post by Teessider on Today at 04:00:51 AM »
Updated table after round 5 of fixtures.

Teessider  21 + 2 =   23
Roger        19 + 3 =   22
Alfie           20 + 1 =   21
Jivvy            17 + 4 =  21
Spursruss  18 + 2 =  20
Thaiwolf    18 + 2 =   20
Coolkorat   16 + 4 =  20
Caller          17 + 2 =  19
Slimeball    10 + 4 =  14

A glut of draws this week leading to low scores. Jivvy correctly got 3 of the draws plus the Man City win to top score with 4 along with Coolkorat and Slimeball. Roger managed 3 points, and moves up to 2nd, and everyone else 1 or 2. Only 4 points cover the top 8.
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General Discussion / Re: Covid-19
« Last post by sfs on Today at 01:56:53 AM »
No Roger, like you I have no idea how Thailand has achieved this other than needing new batteries in their abacus. I hope that Covidity proves to be a success for the people who will recieve the vaccine and to boost your investment at the same time..........win win. Cheers for now.
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Sports, Martial Arts / Re: Nakhon Ratchasima FC - The Swatcats
« Last post by Roger on October 19, 2020, 06:55:31 PM »
Crikey - the English Premier League can't match that   :o

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Random and Spurious / Re: Joke of the Day
« Last post by jivvy on October 19, 2020, 06:23:17 PM »
A nun walks into the Mother Superior’s office and plunks down into a chair. She lets out a sigh, heavy with frustration.
“What troubles you, Sister?” asked the Mother Superior. “I thought this was the day you spent with your family.”
“It was,” sighed the Sister. “And I went to play golf with my brother. We try to play golf as often as we can. You know I was quite a talented golfer before I devoted my life to Christ.”
“I seem to recall that,” the Mother Superior agreed. “So I take it your day of recreation was not relaxing?”
“Far from it,” snorted the Sister. “In fact, I took the Lord’s name in vain today!”
“Goodness, Sister!” gasped the Mother Superior, astonished. “You must tell me all about it!”
“Well, we were on the fifth tee — and this hole is a monster, Mother — 540 yard par 5, with a nasty dogleg right and a hidden green … and I hit the drive of my life. The sweetest swing I’ve ever made. And it’s flying straight and true, right along the line I wanted … and it hits a bird in mid-flight!”
“Oh my!” commiserated the Mother Superior. “How unfortunate! But surely that didn’t make you blaspheme, Sister!”
“No, that wasn’t it,” admitted the Sister. “While I was still trying to fathom what had happened, this squirrel runs out of the woods, grabs my ball and runs off down the fairway!”
“Oh, that would have made me blaspheme!” sympathized the Mother Superior.
“But I didn’t, Mother!” sobbed the Sister. “And I was so proud of myself! And while I was pondering whether this was a sign from God, this hawk swoops out of the sky and grabs the squirrel and flies off, with my ball still clutched in his paws!”
“So that’s when you cursed,” said the Mother Superior with a knowing smile.
“Nope, that wasn’t it either,” cried the Sister, anguished, “because as the hawk started to fly out of sight, the squirrel started struggling, and the hawk dropped him right there on the green, and the ball popped out of his paws and rolled to about 18 inches from the cup!”
The Mother Superior sat back in her chair, folded her arms across her chest, fixed the Sister with a baleful stare and said …
“You missed the flipping putt, didn’t you?”