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9 minutes ago, emptypockets said:

Define immigration problems.

Did they have trouble filling in the paperwork?

I'm sure there are many bilingual English/Thai people who could have assisted.

More likely to be financial problems.

 

All the long timers know money sorts everything here.............no exceptions.

 

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On ‎8‎/‎9‎/‎2019 at 4:56 PM, marcusarelus said:

5Not at the grocery section at the supermarket.  Or at the Samsung store.  Or at MacDonald's.  A trip to the mall in Thailand is mega fun.

You certainly can at the Maccas near soi 7 Sukhumvit BKK. I often get one with the lot from there. Sometimes go for the double. Admittedly the meat is aged but usually lean with very little fat, but oh my!Certainly satisfies my hunger after a lack of quarter pounding after working overseas for 3 weeks. 

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On ‎8‎/‎9‎/‎2019 at 5:16 PM, marcusarelus said:

Nice guy.  If you hit someone without or with cause in most bars in the West they put you in jail.  I was here in 2005 to and I had a Muay Thai body guard.  She put a number of fellows away.  Only costs 500 baht to get her out of jail.

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Why did you need a female Muay Thai trained bodyguard?

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On ‎8‎/‎9‎/‎2019 at 5:59 PM, GarryP said:

Of all the people I knew when I first came to Thailand 37 years ago (and there were quite a few), I only know of one who is still here. A few have died but most drifted back to their home countries.  As a result I now have very few friends here,  and don't really want to invest too much time in making new friends, only to say goodbye a year down the road.  Friendship with fellow foreigners is so transient in Thailand.    

As it is everywhere if you are mobile. I grew up in a mining town in Australia  and worked all over the country. Never really had a 'home town' as such with roots.

Longest time in one spot was 10 years for the kids primary schooling, then moved to a better place for their high school/trad/uni.

As you say transient friends. 

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On ‎8‎/‎9‎/‎2019 at 6:55 PM, Jimbo53 said:

Enjoy it while you can,see if you still feel the same in 5 years!

14 years was more than enough for me,too much BS,and only holidays there for me now,moved 2 years ago,never looked back!! should have done it 5 years before that!

How much did she take you for?

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29 minutes ago, JaiLai said:

More likely to be financial problems.

 

All the long timers know money sorts everything here.............no exceptions.

 

Totally agree. It's all about money. I find it amusing that we have literally thousands of posts knocking the Asian 'face' thing when in fact it is alive and well all over the world.

 

Instead of thirty odd pages of comments on why expats are leaving it could have been summed up in one page.

THEY ARE BROKE. But cannot admit it and use a myriad of anti thai nonsense to justify their (forced) decision to leave.

 

As an aside the wife and I just spent a very pleasant 3 days at savvankhet, Laos. She got talking to some locals about  general stuff and they mentioned how they don't see many foreigners anymore. The central government seems to think that too many foreigners  affects or (dilutes..my words) their culture and that is not desirable for them.

Possibly this is happening in Thai too? Pattaya may well become the family friendly resort when the , allegedly, culturally unacceptable are driven out. Just a thought.

 

 

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On 8/9/2019 at 5:44 PM, marcusarelus said:

I have found Buddhist I like in Thailand and if you were not trying to bash Thailand or learn about Buddhism you would search for the truth.  This thread is about expats leaving Thailand are you really saying because Wat's are better in Bhutan?

It's a tough choice... Buddhist U Like or Wats R Us?

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On 8/9/2019 at 2:08 PM, ThePioneer said:
On 8/9/2019 at 1:37 PM, sanemax said:

Can of Chang , 50 Baht in Thailand , like for liker in the UK, 37 Baht

Like for like, so you mean 490CC Chang cans are available in the UK for the equivalent of 37 Baht?

Not sure about the Chang, but large bottles of Singha (620ml) can be had in Asda at £6 for four, that's 54 baht a bottle. Quite a bit cheaper than the supermarket prices in Thailand. 

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7 hours ago, emptypockets said:

Totally agree. It's all about money. I find it amusing that we have literally thousands of posts knocking the Asian 'face' thing when in fact it is alive and well all over the world.

 

Instead of thirty odd pages of comments on why expats are leaving it could have been summed up in one page.

THEY ARE BROKE. But cannot admit it and use a myriad of anti thai nonsense to justify their (forced) decision to leave.

 

As an aside the wife and I just spent a very pleasant 3 days at savvankhet, Laos. She got talking to some locals about  general stuff and they mentioned how they don't see many foreigners anymore. The central government seems to think that too many foreigners  affects or (dilutes..my words) their culture and that is not desirable for them.

Possibly this is happening in Thai too? Pattaya may well become the family friendly resort when the , allegedly, culturally unacceptable are driven out. Just a thought.

 

 

 

 

Unfortunately, I don't fit your agenda.

 

I am in the financial position where I can make the choices about where I stay and where I go.

 

If I chose to leave Thailand it would be because I decided to spend my money elsewhere.

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9 hours ago, emptypockets said:

Why did you need a female Muay Thai trained bodyguard?

Because there are expats in Thailand who try and beat you up if they don't like your clothes.

 

One of these bully types posted on TV 

"Text them?? No! Tell them I will count to three, then If they do not move sharpish, well I'm

sure you can figure out the rest."

 

Never can be to careful.  Hooligans everywhere.

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Because there are expats in Thailand who try and beat you up if they don't like your clothes.
 
One of these bully types posted on TV 

"Text them?? No! Tell them I will count to three, then If they do not move sharpish, well I'm

sure you can figure out the rest."

 

Never can be to careful.  Hooligans everywhere.



Behave....

I feel much safer here and have seen less trouble here in 20years than friends have seen in my home country.

You need to have a look at where you’re hanging out.....


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4 hours ago, marcusarelus said:

Because there are expats in Thailand who try and beat you up if they don't like your clothes.

 

One of these bully types posted on TV 

"Text them?? No! Tell them I will count to three, then If they do not move sharpish, well I'm

sure you can figure out the rest."

 

Never can be to careful.  Hooligans everywhere.

You have moved in strange circles haven't you?

 

In about 40 years I have worn what I like, said what I like and done what I like and neither Thai nor farang have felt the need to get in my face. Apart from the punk that bottled me of course. I was drunk and disorderly and he was way out of line but I was certainly aware that I contributed to my own demise.

 

Certainly never been bullied through the pages of TV.

 

What's your back story then? This thread is running outta puff at 31 pages and needs something new.

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4 hours ago, marcusarelus said:

Because there are expats in Thailand who try and beat you up if they don't like your clothes.

 

One of these bully types posted on TV 

"Text them?? No! Tell them I will count to three, then If they do not move sharpish, well I'm

sure you can figure out the rest."

 

Never can be to careful.  Hooligans everywhere.

Are you in prison...?

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On 8/9/2019 at 10:09 AM, geoffbezoz said:
 
 

 

But the fact that pork butt was quoted as being the same price as 10 years ago was more than likely they purchased it 10 years ago and its been frozen ever since which perhaps explains why most Makro "fresh meat" counters stink.

What an utter silly conclusion. I thought you'd know better.

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