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34 minutes ago, CharlieH said:

So corruption and nepotism and xenophobia are your "tradition" ? 

And 'Romance', let's not forget Thailand's most world famous tradition.

Where else in the world can a 60+ year old Brit guy find an evening of 'Romance' with an attractive woman in her 20s?

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Yes, the number of Thai-bashing posts has decreased lately.  But there still are – many.  There are times I get so po'd at some of the posters here that I actually stop coming to the site.  Sometimes

this forum is full of haters.  there is a topic right full of comments about hating Songkran.    one of the first topics i started on this forum 8 years ago was asking about moving to T

I have dealt with more bile and vitriol on this little sub-forum than perhaps anyone else, yet I am still positive and still here.  I am the only one I have any control over and I control how I respon

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3 minutes ago, BritManToo said:
1 hour ago, VocalNeal said:

Depending where you live smoke was here before you arrived.

It was in 2009 but mainly only in March.

Now it starts in December. 

I have been in the North since before 1990 .   Daughter was born in Chiangrai in 1988 .

The weather,  and the pollution levels,   has changed a lot since then.

Seems to be most evident the last 6 years or so.

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Just now, Yinn said:

Oh, he is back.

 

 

I am 27. Travel to 5 country already. Have more plan.

Last 5 year, how many country you go? 

 

Australia reject my visa. They give the visa to sex worker. 

You say yesterday you come to thailand because your wife divorce you.

 

When you 27, how many country you go already? 

 

What do you mean.."Oh, he is back"..Do you have a problem with me posting....?

 

I have been to many more countries than you, years before 27, so back off that one.

 

At 21, I had been to more countries than you have fingers and toes by road, ship and train, a time when you were not even thought of and your family were probably still living in wooden huts.

The rest of the world moving on has made it possible for young folk here to do things not possible 50 years back, you should be thankful the west has been giving you employment so you ain't got to wade in a rice paddy.

 

Aus didn't give you a visa because  a sex worker got it.......😂....Was she in with you at the interview....😘

What has my divorce got to do with me coming to LOS, there were a few reasons I decided to come to LOS, so back off that one. too...................😷

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2 hours ago, tonray said:

Shopping at Tops market is a social gathering now ?

Oddly enough, it can be.  The last two times at Tops we bumped into friends and had a brief visit, mumbling behind our masks.  Actually I was referencing things like the hash, expat club, monthly potluck, book club, singing group, art and dining events, to mention just a few.  🙏

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20 minutes ago, Yinn said:

And you choose to live here. 

Because it wonderful.

More sunshine than U.K. 

As usual, you cannot answer a simple question, why, because you have no answer....🤭

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More and more often i start to respond to some reaction and when i am done typing

i just do not post it.

The reason?I think why bother but sometimes i just can not ignore things.

Almost like in real life when we go to a party or just go out.

You are surprised what you see is going on when you are the only one sober and the rest of

the people is getting drunk.

No need for Thai or Farang bashing as long as you can call a spade a spade.

Maybe being here for a few years makes you more cynical but that is probably saying more about me.

We all have our vices.

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Just now, mr mr said:

so many burns in this thread. yet so oblivious. entertainment at it's finest during this awesome time.

555  yep,  the boasters are getting in their subtle boasts,   the roasters are , well, just staying in practice,   and a few children are having a brawl over in the corner.  

I am going out to look for some avocados.    Should I wear my Versaci jumper with my Armani scarf?            

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1 minute ago, rumak said:

555  yep,  the boasters are getting in their subtle boasts,   the roasters are , well, just staying in practice,   and a few children are having a brawl over in the corner.  

I am going out to look for some avocados.    Should I wear my Versaci jumper with my Armani scarf?            

wow is it 8pm already ? my how the time flies. 

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42 minutes ago, transam said:

Aus didn't give you a visa because  a sex worker got it.......😂....Was she in with you at the interview....😘

What has my divorce got to do with me coming to LOS, there were a few reasons I decided to come to LOS, so back off that one. too...................😷

Where had I been as a Brit by age 27 ............

By age 12 ...... France (x8), Austria, Spain (x6)

By age 27 add ...... Italy, Tunisia, Egypt (x5), Israel (x3), Malta (x5), Jordan, USA (x4), Canada (x3), Switzerland 

I usually managed 2-3 foreign holidays a year when I was younger, fairly normal for most middle class Brits.

Waited until I was over 50 for ...... Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Philippines, China, Laos.

 

Except for China no VISAs in advance required on my Brit passport, just arrived at the airport/border and they let you in.

How many countries can a person do that with a Thai passport?

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24 minutes ago, transam said:

At 21, I had been to more countries than you have fingers and toes by road, ship and train, a time when you were not even thought of and your family were probably still living in wooden huts.

The rest of the world moving on has made it possible for young folk here to do things not possible 50 years back, you should be thankful the west has been giving you employment so you ain't got to wade in a rice paddy.

Gee -- Smacks of Kipling and "The White Man's Burden"

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