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Old 03-12-2010, 01:56 PM   #11576
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and where would this be?
Freemonitorstoreforbkkballas.com

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Old 03-12-2010, 01:59 PM   #11577
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I can't afford that balling piece of technology!

I am willing to trade you one case of never been used ARVN rifles (only dropped once) and rights to 1st notification of when I'm "going clocktower" for it though!
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Old 03-12-2010, 02:03 PM   #11578
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Freemonitorstoreforbkkballas.com

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Wow, I used to go to Freemonitorstoreforlaoslumdogs.com, didn't know they have a Bangkok location too.
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Old 03-12-2010, 02:16 PM   #11579
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Wow, I used to go to Freemonitorstoreforlaoslumdogs.com, didn't know they have a Bangkok location too.
Down in Phuket we're stuck with

expensivepreownedobsoletemonitorstoreforphuketpeas ants.com

kinda depressing.
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Old 03-12-2010, 07:22 PM   #11580
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ty for the responses regarding the visa guys. i have one more question as some ppl were talking about visa runs. my main issue is: can you stay in Thailand for >12 months doing this?

Ideally, I'd like to spend a year there, which is why the CMU visa is great albeit being 30k baht.

I'm rly kinda confused about visa runs and all that, was under the impression you can't stay there more than ~ 5/6 months w/visa runs.

bump. been reading up and apparently they introduced this law ~3 yrs ago whereby tourists will only get 30days extensions with visa runs and after 90 days they will have to stay out of Thailand for 90 days before returning.

What is your experience with this?
again, i'm only interested in staying 12-14 months, no less
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Old 03-12-2010, 08:42 PM   #11581
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Meh Balla is easy.

My 2nd reccomendation for short term hoteling would be aloha residence. It is 10m from Kata Beach STudio and almost as nice(just don't have kitchen).

1KTHB/night.

it doesn't hae a website. SO just use the website for KBS for the directions.

They won't be full so should be fine just showing on the day.


PS Are you with the BallBlockn crew or are there TWO separate 4-5 man crews heading here?
Nice one Teabag ill check that one out...

Yea i am with him we are staying in bkk because its his birthday on the 16th so we gunnna live that up here then head down... we have been here a week now and need to start thinking about doing some grinding... should meet all you phuket guys next week
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Old 03-12-2010, 10:44 PM   #11582
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a mobo+cpu from pantip can be had for 4000
mouse + kb 500
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some case+psu 1k
you got 1500 for a HDD

monitor can be had for free if you ask around
I'm currently grinding on a used 15" laptop I got for 5900 baht at Pantip Obviously the specs suck but it can run poker software and play videos so I'm happy with it for now.
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Old 03-12-2010, 10:53 PM   #11583
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bump. been reading up and apparently they introduced this law ~3 yrs ago whereby tourists will only get 30days extensions with visa runs and after 90 days they will have to stay out of Thailand for 90 days before returning.

What is your experience with this?
again, i'm only interested in staying 12-14 months, no less
The 30-day thing you mentioned is not a visa extension or has anything to do with anything if you have a visa.

If you come into the country without a visa you will get a 30-day visa exempt stamp. Like you mentioned the law was before you could this only three times within six months. Atm there is no limit afaik.

But you don't have to worry about any of this.

What you need is a tourist visa with as many entries as you can get. Contact the thai embassy in your home country. After that is used you can get a double entry tourist visa from Laos (good for six months) and you should have 12 months of stay done
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Old 03-12-2010, 11:44 PM   #11584
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Hey Juha,

I should know this, but what do I do with my dbl entry tourist visa. the 30 day extension expires in 3 weeks. Can I just quickly cross the border to burma for an hour or so, or do I have to fly to a more baller ass country like laos or cambodia. ty kap.
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Old 03-13-2010, 12:54 AM   #11585
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Hey Juha,

I should know this, but what do I do with my dbl entry tourist visa. the 30 day extension expires in 3 weeks. Can I just quickly cross the border to burma for an hour or so, or do I have to fly to a more baller ass country like laos or cambodia. ty kap.
Kap just go to Burma for 2 min and come back.

Make sure you check the enter before date from the visa sticker and come back to Thailand one day before that date at the latest.
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Old 03-13-2010, 01:03 AM   #11586
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so, you can simply leave and re-enter the country to renew your visa, regardless of which one you're issued?

also, someone told me that i don't need to worry about getting a visa here in the us. as long as i have a passport, photo ID, and cash to prove i'm not busto i can get one when i arrive there. is this true? if so, where exactly am i suppose to go (i'm assuming this doesn't all happen at CNX)?
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Old 03-13-2010, 01:04 AM   #11587
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I cannot find information anywhere about the "Education Visas" you guys keep talking about with 1 year validity. All I can find is this:

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STUDY OR EDUCATIONAL CONFERENCE, SEMINAR OR WORKSHOP (Non-immigrant "ED")

OVERVIEW

If you wish to enter Thailand to study or attend a conference, seminar, workshop or other non-business oriented purposes, you may apply for a Non-immigrant “ED” visa before entering Thailand.

SINGLE ENTRY AND MULTIPLE ENTRIES

Documents required

-------If you wish to study in Thailand

* A passport or travel document with validity not less than 6 months
* A completed and signed visa application FORM A2
* A photo (3.5x4.5 cm.) taken within last 6 months without wearing glasses or headgear (photocopy not accepted)
* A copy of passport or travel document personal detail page
* A letter of acceptance from concerned school, institute or university
* A copy of school, institute, or university's profile and registration or license in Thailand

Visa application processing fee
The visa application processing fee is AUD$ 90.

Validity of visa
The validity of visa is 3 months.

Validity of stay
You will be permitted to stay in Thailand for a period not exceeding 90 days.
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Old 03-13-2010, 01:07 AM   #11588
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yeah all i know is i get a 1yr ed visa when my tourist visa expires in june. i think (not 100%) you don't even have to leave the country. just check in with immigration once every 3 months. maybe one of the other guys doing the course at cmu can confirm.
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Old 03-13-2010, 01:17 AM   #11589
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so, you can simply leave and re-enter the country to renew your visa, regardless of which one you're issued?

also, someone told me that i don't need to worry about getting a visa here in the us. as long as i have a passport, photo ID, and cash to prove i'm not busto i can get one when i arrive there. is this true? if so, where exactly am i suppose to go (i'm assuming this doesn't all happen at CNX)?
You will b checked at bkk airport i believe. If you don't have a visa and fly into thailand u will get a 'visa-on-arrival'. It only lasts 30-days. Tourist visa lasts 60 + 30 days for an entry. You can leave/come back if you have multiple entries.

They won't check that you have cash, that's mostly for ppl flying from poorer nations to make sure they aren't coming to Thailand to work illegally and never leave.
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Old 03-13-2010, 02:08 AM   #11590
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I cannot find information anywhere about the "Education Visas" you guys keep talking about with 1 year validity. All I can find is this:
If you sign up for 1 year school program, you can get 1 year visa. Talk to the school about it. They know the process.

But yes, there are ED visas that work on rolling 90 day basis...
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Old 03-13-2010, 02:42 AM   #11591
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Slappz,

visa on arrival is actually something else but ppl confuse visa on arrival to the visa exempt stamp all the time. Check the sticky for moar info

storkk,

if you are staying under 30 days you got ok advice. If you are looking for long term stay his advice was pretty worthless. Get a tourist visa from home before you come if your plan is to stay for more than 30 days

I'll write better resonses after I get back to Phuket. iPhone+isaan Internet is not the best combo to help
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Old 03-13-2010, 02:54 AM   #11592
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Slappz,

visa on arrival is actually something else but ppl confuse visa on arrival to the visa exempt stamp all the time. Check the sticky for moar info

storkk,

if you are staying under 30 days you got ok advice. If you are looking for long term stay his advice was pretty worthless. Get a tourist visa from home before you come if your plan is to stay for more than 30 days

I'll write better resonses after I get back to Phuket. iPhone+isaan Internet is not the best combo to help
Have you gotten the opportunity to have a "chop down tree" competition with a Thai dude twice your age and half your size yet?

It's reallly fun. Especially when you realize he has 100x the endurance you have.
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Old 03-13-2010, 02:56 AM   #11593
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he has 100x the endurance you have.
that's what she said
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Old 03-13-2010, 03:05 AM   #11594
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that's what she said
Well he's half your size so there's less frictio...

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Old 03-13-2010, 03:38 AM   #11595
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yeah all i know is i get a 1yr ed visa when my tourist visa expires in june. i think (not 100%) you don't even have to leave the country. just check in with immigration once every 3 months. maybe one of the other guys doing the course at cmu can confirm.
you have to leave the country to get the visa processed at a Thai Embassy. I think CMU takes care of renewing it every 3 months.
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Old 03-13-2010, 03:57 AM   #11596
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Have you gotten the opportunity to have a "chop down tree" competition with a Thai dude twice your age and half your size yet?

It's reallly fun. Especially when you realize he has 100x the endurance you have.
Nah. I've been concentrading being in the hammock surfing and IM'ing.

Oy's family is also pretty woman weighed so dunno if I could even get chance like that. It's also like 38c here so I'd rather not do anything.
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Old 03-13-2010, 04:18 AM   #11597
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I actually do have a free monitor if anyone wants it. Its a 19" with a dead pixel line but still works fine.
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Old 03-13-2010, 04:56 AM   #11598
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I actually do have a free monitor if anyone wants it. Its a 19" with a dead pixel line but still works fine.
If you're in Bangkok I'll give you a few changs for it.. (I mean the beer, not actual changs )
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Old 03-13-2010, 05:37 AM   #11599
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thanks a ton lessu. just potentially saved me from a disastrous situation.
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Old 03-13-2010, 05:50 AM   #11600
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G'day all, been living in Chiang Mai for the past 6 years, currently crashing at the smith res. Looking for some players that might wanna hook up for some live games or just get on the turps. Also work with CMU language institute if ppl need help with "ed" visa drop me a message and can send u some info and forms. drop me a mail at bense78 at hotmail or send me a pm

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