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I need a new computer

Spoilt by my recent build in Singapore.  My computer in Maesai is out-dated for almost more than a year.  I'm currently planning to build a Hackintosh (PC loaded with OS X) but I'm not too sure if I can get the available parts for an easy build over here.  There is Apple free delivery to my house if I buy an iMac online but I was wondering if I really need an extra display.  I need to do more researching on this area. 

I was with the kids and missus at Chiang Rai yesterday to catch Despicable Me 2.  Not as good as the 1st one though.  Kids loved the minons and their silly laughter and antics...  There is an apple retail store in Central Chiang Rai and the pricing is the same as the online (as usual).  The new iMac do looks pretty cool to my eyes.  Especially the 27" version.  But the bloody price... oooooo  can get 2 PCs with better parts at the price point leh.  But I also need to consider the time I would save in gathering all the parts and troubleshooting a Hackintosh.  So its a bit tempting to just buy it of the shelves.

OR.. I could just get a PC and load it with Windows 7 anyway.  :P  TBC

Aside to the others who are bored about my purchases.  Here's a short note on the kids.

Boy starting to be a little cry baby.. if things are not in his way he will start throwing tantrums..  Need to work on that area.  Wifey's not helping as she doted him too much.

Girl starting to become joker like me liao... Example.  That day went to fetch her from school in my car.  I saw her and she saw my car and she waves for me to come.  Drove up next to her and she just opened my front seat door and screamed to her friends surrounding her (including a friend's mother) in Thai "That's my Dad!  He very fat hor?  You all see?  Fat right?"
Nearly fainted......


Taxi Uncle and Thai Visa (again)

Those who read my last post will know that I have been taking my Singapore Taxi License course.  Well, it's good to say that I am officially passed my TVDL (Taxi Vocational Driving License) test yesterday.  It's has been 2 years since my last test :P.

And I am quite proud to say I cleared it in 1 sitting.  Only 5 out of 40 of us in the same course cleared it in 1 sitting :P.  So yeah, I'm that good!  hehehe

Well, new Taxi Uncle still needs to wait for LTA's letter of approval/collection before can officially go sign up with a Taxi company and actually this is just my back up plan.  I still need to sort out my late father's stuff so unless I really need the money, then I will have something to fall back on.  Sorry to those friends who wanted and have offered me as a private driver but don't worry.  If that day come, you will sure hear from me. hehe.

Anyway, 1st part is the TVDL.  2nd part is about the new changes to Visa application for Immigrant 'O' like me.  Those who follow my blog will sure say : "What?  Again?!"  Yup.  Last time I applied is the need to show your confirmed air ticket.  This round,  added a few more thingies.  Your spouse's Tabian Ban, IC and passport needs to be signed by her/him.  And your spouse need to write a letter indicating the reason why you need the multiple entry visa.... Duh...

So those applying do take note.  Checklist of documents required for O visa

1) Recent photo

2) Completed form with signature

3) Recent bank statement with over 400k baht equivalent (endorsed by bank) or an ATM reciept indicating the amount in your bank.

4) Copy of your confirmed air ticket or flight

5) Copy Marriage Certificate

6) Copy of your IC and Passport with your signature

7) Copy of your spouse's IC, Passport, Tabian Ban *with her signature

8) *Letter from your wife (According to the lady, can be a printed email)

*New requirements.

Anyway, thanks to the very nice lady (whom seems to know me already) helped me out in a big way.  Let's just say the documents are all cleared and I should be collecting my visa tomorrow.  Speaking of the embassy.  The entrance has changed from the main road to the opposite side (the new main gate to the new building).  I would say it's about time that they have an air-conditioned waiting room and at least more than 1 server for the long Q of visa applicants.

And I would like to offer my sincere thanks again to the lady serving me at the embassy who helped me in a big big way.  You don't get such service definitely in Singapore context.....