Nicha Clinic Beauty & Beyond

     Nicha Clinic is a leading aesthetic medical clinic with the most advanced technologies and highest standard services. At present, Nicha Clinic has two branches in the most vibrant area of Pattaya – Wongamat at Naklua Soi 18 and Central Pattaya on Second Road across from Central Festival. Nicha offers variety of services ranging from “Vitamin Facial Treatment” to “Body Firming” using “Thermage” and “CPT & DCT” approved by “US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)” and available only at Nicha Clinic. Our value is to offer aesthetic medical services…

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To Buy or Not to Buy – A question only you can answer

  Because I’ve bought, built, sold and rented out a variety of Thai properties … people often ask me this question:   “Should I buy property here?”         Rarely do I reply with anything remotely resembling a direct answer.   It’s not that I don’t have confidence in my opinion nor am I afraid to be wrong. I usually just don’t have enough information about the person asking the question. In my not-so-humble opinion, the motivation of the buyer is the most important factor in the property…

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Don’t touch my prostate!

    I was diagnosed in 1996 with prostate cancer: see home page of my website www.placenta-anticancer.info I decided to treat myself! When you’re diagnosed with prostate cancer, so many things feel like they’re out of your control. How bad is it? How fast is it spreading? Is it treatable? Feels like you’re just rolling a dice, either you’re lucky or you’re not. However that’s all starting to change now, I was just ahead of the time. With sex being a hobby of my surgery what I really wanted to…

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Home is where the heart is

  I was chatting to a colleague the other morning and he referred to Thailand as being my “home”. It took me back a little. Then it occurred to me that I probably talk about Thailand so often in his presence that he thought this reference was perfectly natural. But it got me thinking: Just where do I regard as home? I lived in Thailand for a decade or more.       I continue to buy a house in Pattaya and am still paying off my Chevvy Colorado truck…

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Thailand – where ‘least miserable’ does not equate to ‘most happy’

  I don’t want to get into semantics here but, as the heading suggests, it seems that a country being “least miserable” on this earth is not the same as saying it is the “most happy”. If, like me, you are sitting there over your first coffee of the day wondering what the difference is, I can only explain that it depends on whose statistics you are reading. You see, in research carried out by the Bloomberg organisation, Thailand is ranked bottom of their Misery Index covering more than 60…

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Dog-lover’s dream job – one woman’s passion for pooches turns to gold

How many times have you heard some smiling idiot offer this advice? “You gotta love what you do!” From rock stars, to actors to CEOs of multi-national conglomerates, the sentiment is the same. Do what you love and the rest will take care of itself. It makes for a great sound bite. It looks great on a T-shirt or bumper sticker. But how many of us actually have the vision, nerve and drive to develop a dream business and go all-in with no regrets? A show of hands please ….…

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Purple reigns: Do you know what 2018’s Colour of the Year is?

    Did you know that it is actually someone’s job to sit down and name the colour of the year every year?   What a great gig, right?  When I first heard that “colour of the year” was a real thing I had a lot of questions.   Who decides?  How do I know what the colour of the year is?  What difference does it make to me?  I’m not Mr Fashion Conscious.  I’m not some kind of designer or artist that has to keep up with every trend. …

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A four-year-old child could understand this

    I’m not very good with social media. It’s probably an age thing.         I’m definitely from the Groucho Marx school of thinking. In the film Duck Soup, he said: “Clear? Huh! Why a four-year-old child could understand this! Run out and find me a four-year-old child, I can’t make head or tail of it.”   That’s me! I muddle through Facebook, don’t recall ever Tweeting in my life, don’t know how to get back into my LinkedIn account and wouldn’t recognise an Instagram if it reared…

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Tattoo: What’s the point?

      When I used to go to the beach as a young lad in the 1960s, we’d see the occasional man with a modest tattoo on his arm or chest. Often it was simply an image of an anchor like in the Popeye cartoons. By the very late 20th century, tattoos began to leave the shadows, so to speak. Today, they are downright mainstream, particularly among young people. And as the popularity of tattoos continues to grow, so does the concern about potential risks. Dirty needles can pass…

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What are you looking at? Part III Half-price Paradise

  This is the final installment of a three part series examining the desirability of expatriating or retiring in Thailand. Previously we have looked at health care, safety and this month we’ll take a gander at most prospective resident’s number one concern, cost of living.   Before we dive in, allow me to offer three observations as a sort of disclaimer and to pre-argue what are sure to be objections to what I have to say.   First off, there is no one measuring stick for cost of living in…

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