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Thailand forecast: 2019 and beyond

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On 12/29/2018 at 8:24 AM, Brunolem said:

Meanwhile, the Chinese have their own lines at the airport, while the Westerners have their own deportation cell!

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Guys who hit the "jackpot" and got an educated woman are nothing like you described in the op.

 

Sounds more like a slave which is a typical mindset of most Westerners here, so no wonder they get taken to the cleaners.

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On 12/29/2018 at 8:24 AM, Brunolem said:

With that in mind, let's forecast...

 

I did a few months back make my forecast

 

Back when the first embassy decided to no longer do income verification

I said more would follow & then Mandatory Health Insurance for a 1 year extension would be next

 

The post was deleted I guess it was deemed off topic?

Though I see now topics run many pages long about such things & even a survey or two 🙄

 

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16 minutes ago, meechai said:

 

I did a few months back make my forecast

 

Back when the first embassy decided to no longer do income verification

I said more would follow & then Mandatory Health Insurance for a 1 year extension would be next

 

The post was deleted I guess it was deemed off topic?

Though I see now topics run many pages long about such things & even a survey or two 🙄

 

I suspect your post was deleted so as not to give the "children" any more ideas as to how the expat farangs could be further exploited (obviously deleted too slowly). 

 

I bet (assuming such activities were allowed) if I was to predict that next they'll be asking all foreigners to wear coloured uniforms suited to each day of the week, and that the cost of said clothing would be (say) 5000bt for each day, then this post would also get deleted..........  😉 

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On 12/29/2018 at 2:24 AM, Brunolem said:

Unless you are one of those Thaivisa members (there seems to be many of them) who has hit the jackpot and found the perfect Thai woman...

–you forgot that she's from a fine Chinese family...😉

 

However, in general I'm happy and "look at the bright side of life", so I don't share all of your predictions; perhaps because I don't live in the capital area...🙂

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2 hours ago, theguyfromanotherforum said:

Guys who hit the "jackpot" and got an educated woman are nothing like you described in the op.

 

Sounds more like a slave which is a typical mindset of most Westerners here, so no wonder they get taken to the cleaners.

Let me quote myself:

 

"who masters English, has got a fine education and a well paying job, can cook anything, is relentless in bed" 

 

I can't see anything here that relates to slavery... unless you think that women shouldn't cook, even though they are generally better at that than their male companions... 

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22 minutes ago, Brunolem said:

Let me quote myself:

 

"who masters English, has got a fine education and a well paying job, can cook anything, is relentless in bed" 

 

I can't see anything here that relates to slavery... unless you think that women shouldn't cook, even though they are generally better at that than their male companions... 

Have to disagree on that, to let a woman cook my meals can be as dangerous as letting her driving my car, but maybe i'm in the minority.🤔

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On 12/29/2018 at 8:24 AM, Brunolem said:

Unless you are one of those Thaivisa members (there seems to be many of them) who has hit the jackpot and found the perfect Thai woman, who masters English, has got a fine education and a well paying job, can cook anything, is relentless in bed, and has a brother that will tend your garden and fix the plumbing of your house, you are in for a rough ride.

An interesting OP and you have a lot of guts to prognosticate the future... 

 

As to the endless moan abt Thai ladies, I often wonder why there is little mention of what the guy might bring to the table... other than a pension and a complaint about sharing it??? So many guys here can barely go out to the supermarket alone. 

 

They want a lady with limited education to have a mastery of English and yet what % of the guys can converse in Thai... this is Thailand - learn Thai if you can. I often find it interesting that the same guys who call their wives 'stupid' are the ones whose wives learn English while they can barely say a few words of Thai...

 

On 12/29/2018 at 5:50 PM, Brunolem said:

I would constantly travel the world, in first class obviously, following the seasons, the events, or my desires. 

 

I travelled a lot when younger and more energetic and even then it was tiring... sure, first class would make it better but I would rather stay in one [or two] place lately.. but, to each his own...

 

I think many of your predictions are on their way to fulfilment... happy new year and best of luck next year.

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10 hours ago, kenk24 said:

An interesting OP and you have a lot of guts to prognosticate the future... 

 

As to the endless moan abt Thai ladies, I often wonder why there is little mention of what the guy might bring to the table... other than a pension and a complaint about sharing it??? So many guys here can barely go out to the supermarket alone. 

 

They want a lady with limited education to have a mastery of English and yet what % of the guys can converse in Thai... this is Thailand - learn Thai if you can. I often find it interesting that the same guys who call their wives 'stupid' are the ones whose wives learn English while they can barely say a few words of Thai...

 

I travelled a lot when younger and more energetic and even then it was tiring... sure, first class would make it better but I would rather stay in one [or two] place lately.. but, to each his own...

 

I think many of your predictions are on their way to fulfilment... happy new year and best of luck next year.

These are not really my predictions, but rather deductions made from reading TV Forum in 2018.

 

Yet, I also think that they reflect quite accurately what can be expected.

 

Upon arriving in Thailand, long ago, I taught myself the Thai language, including reading and writing.

 

I didn't push too far after I realized that everytime they were talking about numbers, which is often, they were talking about money, and also that they were repeating the same things over and over again (when the village chief makes an announcement over the village radio, he gives the date of the day about ten times in a couple of minutes).

 

While many foreigners bring little to their Thai companion, the truth is that many Thais can't make a difference between a worthy and an unworthy foreigner...to them, your value is how much you put on the table every month, never mind if you are a drunkard or a surgeon...

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I think money plays a part in choice of a partner in most cultures... How many parents in the west prefer that their daughters marry the sensitive unemployed poet instead of the graduate from medical school... 

 

People talk about money everywhere. I have often wondered who worries more about money, rich people or poor? 

 

I have certainly found my immersion into village life and culture fascinating. 

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I think money plays a part in choice of a partner in most cultures... How many parents in the west prefer that their daughters marry the sensitive unemployed poet instead of the graduate from medical school... 

 

People talk about money everywhere. I have often wondered who worries more about money, rich people or poor? 

 

I have certainly found my immersion into village life and culture fascinating. 

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