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  1. I see it all the time. All the hard working, very poor Thais are lined up manning their corn/noodle/fruit/ice cream/coffee/shoe repair/som tum/phone holder stand and then a beggar walks through, stops in front of each of them and asks for money. 75-80% of them then give it to him, so this beggar probably makes 10 times more in a day then they do. Why oh why?

    As I've heard many times in Thailand "have good heart". I would rather see a rich beggar than Thais with poor heart.

  2. very very hard time for me to do this when still love

    You'll always have feelings for him but ask what feelings does he have for you if he does these things to you? You must love yourself and do what is best for you and for your family. If he agrees to change and shows he is doing it maybe it will work.

    However, given what you have said I would be surprised if he changes and if so it may be a long difficult process.

    Maybe have him post a reply on Thai visa and we can all do group therapy?

  3. Kudos for the PM. This really isn't rocket science. He has to reach out to the disenfranchised North Easterners and chip away at Thaksin's base. Once he does this Thaksin is sunk.

    He should be making speeches and drafting policies of inclusion not exclusion. One simply must ask why Thaksin had the support of the northeast. Sure he bought votes but aside from this he paid attention and at least gave the impression he was listening.

    The answer is not to polarize one group against the next but to implement politics of inclusion.

    Why don't you practice it yourself, I feel excluded from the meaning of your post.

    :)

    Do you have any particular examples of Abhisit polarizing one group against another, of not reaching out to Isanese?

    Apart from that, why does he have to be the favourite politician of each and every Thai? It is simply not possible, he just has to settle on being acceptable to all Thais, and he does it a lot better than Thaksin who pissed off half the country and made in ungovernable.

    Personally, I'd be appalled if Abhisit pretends to be an Isan farmer with four years of education and love for som tam just to score their loyalty. He doesn't have to win their respect by drinking lao kao either. That's be just so.... Thaksin.

    I think you are misinterpreting my remarks. I am a solid supporter of the PM and what he is doing. I am merely saying this is the best path. He does not have to dress or act like an Isaan farmer (although nothing wrong with that) but he does have to do more to compensate for perceived neglect of the region. No politician can be everything to everyone but Thailand needs someone to reconcile the country more than ever. The current divisions are only digging a deeper hole that Thaksin could easily crawl out of.

  4. I rented a higher floor unit there for a month and here are my thoughts:

    - nice pool, good security staff

    - maintenance and upkeep inside the building could be better imho but maybe not so bad by Thai standards?

    - good value restaurant downstairs

    - nice balcony

    - great tennis courts

    - gym not maintained and never used

    - problems with plumbing

    - fairly quiet building in a quiet area

    - too far from the action in my opinion and I had a motorbike and it would take 20 minutes or longer to get to walking street and I drive fast. Plus the major roadway can be fairly dangerous.

    - I would look at the other end of Jomtien unless of course you are one who is content to just read a book or spend time with a family by the pool.

    Hope this helps.

  5. I have drunk a fair bit of Thai beer over the years. Not as much lately, but my beer of choice is still Singha, as it was from the beginning (late seventies). Brief flirtations with Kloster - but I have stayed faithful to my first love.

    Singha has changed a lot over the years, of course. When I lived full-time in Thailand in the eighties, in a situation which required a lot of contact with the Australian Embassy, we were advised to be very careful in drinking Thai beer - particularly Singha - because the alcohol content was quite variable, and ranged anywhere from 8% up to 12%. (Explains some dreadful performances over the years, doesn't it?).

    Now it appears that Chang is the beer of choice among the farang community. Why, when, and how did this happen? Does anybody still drink Singha? Is Kloster still available?

    I only visit Thailand every couple of years, and am more likely to have a G and T before dinner, and a bottle of wine with the meal, rarely buy or drink Thai beer any more.

    Tell me one beer what has 8-12 % alcohol most beers have an average between 4-6 %

    Talking about Chang Beer I think it must be the best beer ever come from Thailand well don't trust me

    as many friends of mine who have been here in holidays and now the drink Chang instead of the horrible Fosters or 4 X or what ever. And by the way Leo is made by Singha it is just a cheap version

    from the bottom of the barrel :)

    at least that is what they want you to believe... may be the opposite... i

  6. I realy don't know what to say, ok all of you guys complain about me I don't care, just explain to me how

    a girl(women) finds a site like thai visa and put up all that, to me it is a troll if not, I appolgize but I can't believe all that.

    I think we'd likely all be surprised at the number of Thai women either with or looking for farangs checked out this website.

    I've also wondered if the gov't ever followed it. Makes sense as nothing is ever done. :)

  7. My English really bad i hope everybody who read this understand my feeling,so hard for me this time,can't eat ,can't sleep have to take sleeping pill every night...........

    Thank you so much for all reply for me.Have a nice day all of u

    Don't worry about your english its better than my Thai. I'm sorry to hear about your problems. Sounds like the guy has a drinking problem as well as sexual addictions beyond the normal oversexed farang in the land of plenty. He is not showing you any respect and this is not the basis of a good relationship.

    It is not just that he may be going to a massage parlor every so often but he seems to be surfing the internet and being just as dishonest with others as with you.

    You may want to give it one last try but you will have to be strong and not give in.

  8. Kudos for the PM. This really isn't rocket science. He has to reach out to the disenfranchised North Easterners and chip away at Thaksin's base. Once he does this Thaksin is sunk.

    He should be making speeches and drafting policies of inclusion not exclusion. One simply must ask why Thaksin had the support of the northeast. Sure he bought votes but aside from this he paid attention and at least gave the impression he was listening.

    The answer is not to polarize one group against the next but to implement politics of inclusion.

  9. vERY SAD, SHE'S THAI & COULDN'T GET ANY ACTION FROM THE ATTENDENT'S! BUT IT'S THE OLD ADAGE "PAY PEANUT'S & GET MONKEY'S." 36_1_38.gif

    I'm not sure I would put it that way but it is certainly difficult to see how employees get motivated with these low salaries and blistering heat. However, I do think it would be wise to at least have a well paid manager who can motivate and co-ordinate the activities of the underpaid employees. But I suppose that is too much to ask as most businessman prefer to pay peanuts and take their chances. You can find many underpaid, under motivated, under trained in any country.

  10. Hi all.

    I am looking for a place in Bangkok that will be showing UFC 100 live.

    I know I can wait 48 hours and watch it on stream but this is the big one and I want to watch it with other fans and a few beers if I can.

    Even if no one knows of a place then maybe info on how I can watch Spike TV in Bangkok would also be great.

    Thanks

    My predictions

    I'd have to say that Mir goes down as much as I like the guy from his commentary on Versus fights here in the U.S.

    Yes GSP is one of the best pound for pound fighters and should prove it again. And he's a fellow Canuck to boot.

    However, in mixed martial arts there are so many variables so any fighter can lose on any given night by a simple mistake or misread. Let's see what happens. Enjoy the action.

    Glad to see some UFC following in Bangers as I am a big fan.

    <br>Hi all.<br><br>I am looking for a place in Bangkok that will be showing UFC 100 live.<br>I know I can wait 48 hours and watch it on stream but this is the big one and I want to watch it with other fans and a few beers if I can.<br><br>Even if no one knows of a place then maybe info on how I can watch Spike TV in Bangkok would also be great. <br><br>Thanks<br><br>My predictions<br><br>I'd have to say that Mir goes down as much as I like the guy from his commentary on Versus fights here in the U.S.  <br>Yes GSP is one of the best pound for pound fighters and should prove it again.  And he's a fellow Canuck to boot.<br>However, in mixed martial arts there are so many variables so any fighter can lose on any given night by a simple mistake or misread.  Let's see what happens.  Enjoy the action.<br><br>Glad to see some UFC following in Bangers as I am a big fan.  <br><br>
  11. Hi all.

    I am looking for a place in Bangkok that will be showing UFC 100 live.

    I know I can wait 48 hours and watch it on stream but this is the big one and I want to watch it with other fans and a few beers if I can.

    Even if no one knows of a place then maybe info on how I can watch Spike TV in Bangkok would also be great.

    Thanks

    My predictions

    I'd have to say that Mir goes down as much as I like the guy from his commentary on Versus fights here in the U.S.

    Yes GSP is one of the best pound for pound fighters and should prove it again. And he's a fellow Canuck to boot.

    However, in mixed martial arts there are so many variables so any fighter can lose on any given night by a simple mistake or misread. Let's see what happens. Enjoy the action.

    Glad to see some UFC following in Bangers as I am a big fan.

  12. I'd consider Koh Samui or Ko Phangan as the weather is better this time of year. Samui should have the nightlife you are looking for and Phangan will provide a nice secluded beach if you get away from the mainstays.

    If it were me with a gal at this time of year I think I would lean toward Samui but Phuket is another good choice. If you are into tranquil waters for swimming, etc. Samui is your best bet. Both have adequate nightlife.

    Have fun.

  13. The problem is solved thanks. To those of you that offered advice, I am grateful. Stiggy I pretty much went down your line and offered an interim amount to keep him and the labourers happy. Everything sorted, and Texpat you are correct, the hysterics by the women were not helping. They calmed down in the end. Thanks to you all.

    To those who commented about my family. They were being a bunch of over sensitive types, thats all, and there is nothing on earth that would pursuade me to 'run a mile' or indeed swop any of them or my life with them at any cost. Time Traveller, the builder is not a complete stranger, that would have made things very simple. He has known the family for many years and holds them in incredibly high regard. They are pillars of the community, so if nobody can understand their dilema then I guess, you don't know too much about the true nature of Thai people. They are all salt of the earth. Three nights ago I was called downstairs to find 4 of them with their entire months salary each and all their jewellery in front of them, because they wanted to help me. With a lump in my throat the size of a durian and completely humbled I said no thanks, it will all be fine soon. So Losworld, I am not keeping up with the Joneses nor are we trying to out do the neighbours. The last 12 months have been the 'annus horiblis' thats all, and if you have never had one then when it does come in whatever form you will find that no amount of legislating for problems will avoid it when a whole series of issues occur together.

    To those of you that were full of critisim and flames, I said at the start I was asking for advice. Am out here, alone in terms of being a farang and took the opportunity to ask the advice of many people on a popular internet forum that is anonymous. I asked that if you had nothing constructive to offer then bypass the thread and don't comment, I neither asked for nor wanted the hasle. Teranova, I was asking peoples advice, not asking for their money. I do not care one iota that you wouldn't build a house in the UK so therefore neither would you here. I guess you are well insured medically, which is good, because your soap box is very high, and one day you will fall off it and those around you may well be inclined to not break your fall.

    Once again to those that helped thanks, and for the supportive pm's. Some of you are very good chaps indeed. I will send an invite out to you for the first BBQ and Beers.

    Glad it worked out for you. I am impressed by the months salary and jewelry on the table but still at a loss to understand the concern over what others will think. Obviously you concerned yourself with getting the house built and I must commend you for your honesty and courage in spelling out your troubles on a public forum. Kudos and good luck.

  14. I doubt it is due to the Thai power grid. It may just be a bit warmer in the room where you are working or you may be running it more hours. I'd do a few things to try and cool it down before getting the fan.

    1) check to ensure that you are not running a lot of background programs or that you have a virus that is causing your processor to needlessly run

    2) look online for free software to control your fan on your computer - I recall I had this installed on my windows based system and it helped

    3) if you are ambitious you could take your laptop apart and apply thermal greased to the processor than reinsert it. Many laptop manufacturers did not do this properly.

    I currently have a mac and it seems to run a fair amount cooler than my windows system but I think what also helps quite a bit is that I have a plastic hard case around the computer that provides a space between my lap and the computer itself. I know when I had the windows I did not have this and the dam thing would burn my legs and cook my family jewels.

  15. I'm male, but I'm going to give this a go. Whether 10 or 25, if my dad had done this to my mum I'd have kicked him in the nads. Maybe it's a midlife crisis, maybe you've grown apart, but in a kid's eyes, the mother is no.1 and doesn't deserve this. From a selfish perspective, I hope you haven't discussed this situation with the children if only to spare them the heartbreak and pain. Wait until you have discussed this with your solicitor and maybe a close friend that can give a sober opinion. As soon as the kids find out, it's going to be stomach wrenching.

    When the news breaks, it's going to be you that has to pick up the pieces. No matter what dad says, the kids will still instinctively go to the mother's side, but if you don't handle this calmly or rationally, everyone suffers. Maybe I'm biased, but if I look at my friends that had parents go through marital disruptions, there was alot of stress, anger and damage. I'm not blaming anyone, just that if you're a kid you resent having the family torn apart by these things. It happens to other families, not one's own. So whatever you do, prepare for dealing with the impact on your family since you will be the one that has to hold everything together. Sometimes, marriages reach the end of their shelf life, but there is no need for you to lower yourself to dishonest means or nastiness. You want to emerge from this with your dignity intact and your kids as secure as possible. Even when they age, kids want their mother to be safe and ok, even if it's not evident.

    And no I'm not a mama's boy. I just remember what it was to be a kid. Adults forget about the fears they used to have far too quickly.

    I know this aint much, but I wish you all the best.

    good points

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