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yingyo

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  1. I have two friends who own and run 3 salons on Soi Rang Nam. I was friends with them when they only had one around 2 years ago.

    They both worked for Toni and Guy in Siam or Silom, forget which, for years and years, then as husband and wife set up by themselves.

    From visiting their place for a chat almost daily while I lived there I would estimate a profit of about 15-20k a day. Working long long hours. They bought a 9m condo on Soi Ari, she has a mini cooper and him a 3 series, so they can't be doing too bad out of it.

    Not sure what your friends are charging here,but Tony & Guy in BKK, in MBK about 6 years ago i paid 2700 baht for a hair cut, no wonder they can buy condo's and BMW's biggrin.png

    Yes, as with many professionals they learned their trade, worked hard, got a good customer base through hard work and using their head, went out on their own and took many of their clients with them.

    They work long hours, often they will be over to see a client at 4am for some work/graduation/presentation or whatever the client is doing that day. From seeing the one shop they had back then a profit of around 20k a day would be about the average for the shop. They have since expanded to 3 shops.

    They're both from Ubon and grew up not wealthy in anyway. They work hard and deserve everything they have.

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  2. A few Thai made exhausts have the TIS stamp or whatever it is called.

    Which means that they have been tested by the DoLT and pass the noise restriction tests. So shouldn't be too loud.

    I think the Tsukigi has one and is around 8k baht. Perhaps Sumet deals with them.

    For a fuel controller, well it's not something you want to mess about with, I'd get a decent brand model and not some Thai made one. Good thing is you can get them sent over from the states and easily pass the custom exortionists.


  3. I have two friends who own and run 3 salons on Soi Rang Nam. I was friends with them when they only had one around 2 years ago.

    They both worked for Toni and Guy in Siam or Silom, forget which, for years and years, then as husband and wife set up by themselves.

    From visiting their place for a chat almost daily while I lived there I would estimate a profit of about 15-20k a day. Working long long hours. They bought a 9m condo on Soi Ari, she has a mini cooper and him a 3 series, so they can't be doing too bad out of it.


  4. I am amazed at the amount of farangs that have accidents and its not their fault truly amazingly.

    Maybe time for you to visit Thailand, so you can see the reality. coffee1.gif

    Been here 37 years mate,and my eyes are just fine.

    Perhaps that's where your obvious anger issues stem from?


  5. A post using Thai script has been removed:

    English is the only acceptable language, except within the Thai language forum, where of course using Thai is allowed.

    Whoops, sorry about that.

    At least UptheEos can breath easier now. biggrin.png

    I still don't believe you and I still think you are a troll, with the sole purpose of Thai bashing as your agenda. Almost 300 posts in 11 days since you signed up, all mostly geared to Thai bashing. You probably have several aliases.

    And diseases as well.

    Meow. :rolleyes:

    :)


  6. I am amazed at the amount of farangs that have accidents and its not their fault truly amazingly.

    Maybe time for you to visit Thailand, so you can see the reality. coffee1.gif

    I think most posters could do with doing that. :D

    Reality: Stop paying them to live with you, would be a start.....


  7. Actually the same with giving to charities.

    A few years ago gave some baht to the blind man singing while being led by his wife. Then watched as they walked down the road, got into their own tuk tuk and he drove off.

    So not a baht more to anyone.

    Amazing how becoming more Thai makes you a more selfish, uncaring person.

    Odd that, eh.

    You couldn't had much to start with if you change for the worst that quick.Don't blame Thais for your low moral fibre.

    I'm half Thai, and spent the first 11 years of my life here. Becoming an adult in the West then returning without the conditioning of either, is interesting. smile.png

    Having returned a good number of years ago, one really gets to see how the social fabric has been weaved. Being really able to see what the society and culture is like from within is fascinating, ugly, but fascinating.


  8. Yup, Japanese license friendly version of the N650.

    Think Ducati also do a 400cc Monster there as well as the CB400 still being available there because of the licensing system.

    I doubt there's much weight saved from the original 650, so must be a bit bland.


  9. Hall was sentenced to 15 months in prison in June after he pleaded guilty to sexually abusing more than a dozen young girls between the ages of 9 and 17

    15 months for sexually abusing more than a dozen kids!!! He should have his nuts cut off, that sentence is a joke.

    There are many things the Western World gets wrong.

    One of them is certainly child sex crime sentences.

    I won't dig it up, but in Western Australia about 5 years ago 9 adult males convicted of gang raping a 10 year old girl were spared jail and sentenced to community service, by a female judge!


  10. If they are paid like many expats whereby there is no income tax and you are on a full expatriate deal, the place is heaven.

    No place safer and clean than Tokyo with unbelievable variety. if you're on an expat package with rent and perqs then you can't beat Japan. If you need to cheap it up, the US now beats Thailand. Try comparing buying a car with Thailand and the US?

    Unfair to pick one thing and suggest Thailand is more expensive than US.

    Sure a car here is as or more expensive than the US, but in Vancouver I paid $1200 a month for a basement suite. Here $100 all in for a 2 bed 2 bath townhouse. My life here is a fifth the price. Japan is expensive as hell and they really despise foreigners.

    $100 for a townhouse?

    I'm calling nonsense on that one.

    Know a guy living in an Isahn capital renting a 4 b/r townhouse with big yard for 4k p/m. So a smaller 2 b/r one for 3k in a provincial city isn't out of the question.

    The question though would be, who on Earth would want to live in one on some run down dank soi full of poor, undomesticated families.


  11. A few years back I was in a hotel car when the pickup in front swerved into a motorcyclist, my guess -the pickup driver was drunk and weaving around dangerously. The pickup sped off.

    I never stop for anyone in Thailand. Perhaps because the pickup in the instance above was a police pickup. Who do you think would get the blame if they did stop?

    Thappraya Rd. Pattaya btw.

    Surprisingly common for the Thai Police to flee the scene of an accident that they are involved in.

    "Eyewitnesses said the police cruiser did not stop to help and instead sped away. The trailer-truck company Lak Thong Logistics Co Ltd had hired the officers to lead the motorcade. Normally, most companies hire cruisers from the Highway Police Division to do this job. However, the police cruiser, assigned to the Traffic Police Division, has disappeared. Division chief Pol Maj-General Piya Tawichai said he was looking to see if the policemen in the cruiser should also be held liable for the accident."

    Link

    After all, the uniform doesn't chage their stripes. ;)

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