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RtotheC

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  1. Funny how Thaksin is such an expert on legal and constitutional matters yet didn't see a problem hiding his assets in his maid and gardners name, bribing a court official with 2 million stuffed in a pastry box, selling Thai national communication satellites to another country and trousering the proceeds, and having countless thousands of innocents slaughtered after catching a family member dusting his nose. A legal expert when it suits him?

    He would have gotten away with it to if it weren't for those meddling kids!


  2. I broke my collar bone as child. My father never took me to the hospital because we didn'thave insurance and he didn't want to pay for it. By the time my mother took notice and took me to the hospital (they're divorced) it had already healed on it's own. If it hadn't healed correctly they would hve had to re-break it so it could heal correctly. I don't think you need surgery for it, I didn't, but be careful during the healing process.


  3. One of three possible scenarios for all these guys telling the OP he's being scammed:

    1 - they were scammed themselves so they speak from experience, but so many people are that stupid?

    2 - they heard that this is what Thai women do and they're just propagating rumour, now that is stupid.

    3 - they have no idea and are just giving a popular answer to upset the OP, you can guess what that is!

    Or it could be that most of us are intelligent enough to know that if you meet a girl on the internet from any country and within days of meeting there's already talks of marriage and money it's generally going to end bad; couple that with Thailand's reputation and it's an even worse idea.

    But that would be just assumption on your part, just because it doesn't fit the western model it must be a scam, right! whistling.gif

    Western model or not there is a thing called common sense that applies across the board. If you marry someone you're in love with and want to be with that's fine, but flying somewhere to marry someone you've never met and whose family is demanding large sums of money seems a tad bit irrational and illogical.

    The very fact that OP is doubting her intentions indicates distrust. Why would anyone want to pay large sums of money to marry a women he doesn't know and doesn't trust?

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  4. One of three possible scenarios for all these guys telling the OP he's being scammed:

    1 - they were scammed themselves so they speak from experience, but so many people are that stupid?

    2 - they heard that this is what Thai women do and they're just propagating rumour, now that is stupid.

    3 - they have no idea and are just giving a popular answer to upset the OP, you can guess what that is!

    Or it could be that most of us are intelligent enough to know that if you meet a girl on the internet from any country and within days of meeting there's already talks of marriage and money it's generally going to end bad; couple that with Thailand's reputation and it's an even worse idea.

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  5. I was wearing a red polo shirt the day that Ramkamhaeng went to hell, and i live next to the university. It was dark when i got home and they were just starting to form the road blocks and luckily we went on a road that had no road block. Nobody said anything to me that day but i've stopped wearing red since. After reading about the taxi's and buses that were smashed up at the road bloacks i guess i was pretty lucky to avoid the "mob mentality." Even though i'm clearly a farang i can't help but think that they would have destroyed the taxi i was in.


  6. "I am always appalled at the vast majority of foreigners living permanently or quasi-permanently in Thailand and yet being completely illiterate. I have met almost none who could read Thai, when it does not take that long to learn. Most of them can blabber a couple sentences in Thai in such a horrible accent that only bar girls can understand. Very few are able to speak basic conversational Thai. I am sure that a vast majority of them would cringe at foreigners coming to their countries and refusing to learn their language. So why can't foreigners in Thailand learn to read and speak?"

    I am appalled by your narcissistic attitude. What gives you the right to judge other people? Why should i learn Thai when i get around just fine using English? It's an option, not a necessity to learn Thai. Why should i spend the time learning the language of a country that will never accept me as anything more than a "farang"?

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  7. So to help Michela get an idea, how much would go towards room cost if working at an international school? I understand 2500 was quoted in a previous post for teaching ESL, i would assume international school would pay more here for a housing allowance?

    This site also might help you Michela - http://internationalschoolsreview.com/v-web/bulletin/bb/viewforum.php?f=1

    What is the name of the program from New Mexico you are planning to do? I'm looking at the Teacher Ready program from Florida which is mostly online. The in class teaching portions you can complete at international schools here. The three tests have to be taken in the states though because there are no available test centers. You might want to check it out because it only takes about 9 months and gives you an alternative teaching license in the state of Florida.


  8. Thaivisarun isn't bad, but they leave at 930 in the morning and it takes an entire day to get to baan lam and back and gets back during rush hour. It also includes lunch, whihc you will eat on the bus. One tip though, when at the border don't leave anything on the bus as somebody had something stolen last time i went and we ended up having to stop at a police station and had our bags searched although most of us were fairly confident it was the child beggars that live at the border.


  9. At 60 baht it's about the same price i would have paid in the states for it, if not less even. I don't think it is a bad move to import it considering the large body of foreign persons in the country. I also agree with Mortenaa, it mixes with vodka better since it's carbonated.


  10. At national parks yes. My girlfriend and I were looking for an apartment and she insisted on going alone because if they saw me she knew they would charge more for rent at places if they knew i was a farang because aparently we're all rich. A government hospital insisted i go to a preium clinic. Taxi's frequently refuse to take me when i insist on the meter. And last but not least near my friend's apartment on samsen soi 2 we ordered a grilled squid and were charged 250 baht until we pointed out that the sign said 150 baht argued with her over it for some time until she realized that we weren't tourists and knew better. Yes - It happens in Thailand, and this isn't even the whole list of problems i've faced. Despite all that i still like it enough to stay here though, these are only minor inconveniences.

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  11. I have an abcess on my back, which is most likely a staph infection. My girlfriend took me to a government hospital (whose name i'm uncertain of) and they didn't want to treat me, they simply referred me to a "premium clinic" next door. Since it was a "premium clinic" i figured i should just go to Bumrungrad instead since 1) i had already been there before. 2) i figured the cost woud be about the same as Bumrungrad. and 3) it hurt and i didn't want to wait anymore and jump through anymore hoops just to get treated. So i decided i would go to Bumrungrad for a consulltation and possibly go somewhere else later.

    I don't have health insurance and it cost me 1235 baht just to talk to the doctor for 5 minutes and for him to give me a dignoses of something i already pretty much already knew. Now he wants a follow up appointment (at the cost of another 1235 baht) and most likely have to cut open and stitch my back, which he said would most likely cost at least 10,000 baht, which keep in mind is for a procedure that takes less than ten minutes and i don't think that includes taking them out as well.

    I've heard that Sukumvit Hospital near Ekkamai is much more cheap. I've also heard St. Louis Hospital is good as well. As of November 2013 does anyone have any other suggestions for a good cheap hospital? I may need to get this cut open soon and if i can avoid paying over 10,000 baht i would like to do that.

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