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Expats, If You Could Go Back In Time

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1. Spend more time in bars being told how handsome I was.

2. Believe every story told by drunk farangs in bars about how rich, powerful, smart, they were.

3. Always go with tuk tuk drivers when they are willing to share a special jewelry sale with me.

4. Try to help out more bar girls whose family water buffalo has died.

5. Spend more time watching shower shows in girlie bars...and buy them some nice soaps.

6. Try and ride more motorcy taxis especially driven by guys on ya ba.

7. Never ever pick the "star of the bar".

8. Always sample every selection of strange looking bugs you see.

9. Never look when crossing streets as you know that motorbikes are not allowed on sidewalks

10.Always loan huge amounts of money to Thai people with no income and lots of dependents.

Are you employed by Unilever by any chance ?

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(On the right of the picture, it's not the shower, it's just pomshop showing his happiness biggrin.gif)

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Edited by JurgenG

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Bought more land when it was affordable :annoyed:

I woukld have bought Dang's Hot Dog stand in Pattaya when I had the chance, and would have never sold my Bar in Pattaya Kai to the Japanese Cowboy.........in 1978.B)

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Bought more land when it was affordable :annoyed:

I woukld have bought Dang's Hot Dog stand in Pattaya when I had the chance, and would have never sold my Bar in Pattaya Kai to the Japanese Cowboy.........in 1978.B)

Also would not have divorced my Thai wife, the Tapioca Farm I bought her in Mabta Phut, near Rayong made her a fortune when the American Oil Company bought her out. :o

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I'd never have stayed for more than a couple of months.

I'd never have gotten involved with a Thai woman.

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I'd never have stayed for more than a couple of months.

I'd never have gotten involved with a Thai woman.

can read this one like a book

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I'd have kept the kids up to watch the eclipse of the moon last week...

SC

EDIT: Detail added

Edited by StreetCowboy

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The fact is clear: a very large number of expats feel precisely like I do, especially those who are not Russian and have been here (at least off and on) for several decades.

I've been here several decades, and I don't feel the same way as you do, not precisely and not even close. I don't wear rose colored glasses but then neither do I wear poo-colored glasses, looking at everything as if its crap.

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The fact is clear: a very large number of expats feel precisely like I do, especially those who are not Russian and have been here (at least off and on) for several decades.

I've been here several decades, and I don't feel the same way as you do, not precisely and not even close. I don't wear rose colored glasses but then neither do I wear poo-colored glasses, looking at everything as if its crap.

It is what is is for everyone. I can relate to both of you. I like it for what it is yet at the same time I know what it is.

The fact that there is more crime and people with money are being targeted by gangs makes me not want to be there. Yet at the same time there are many good people there who make the country what it is. It is unfortunate what has just happened and what will continue to happen in the near and distant future. What I mean is, the economy will continue to get worse, and will only make the conditions worse after the recent floods. It will be difficult to get through the next period for many people and unless the government really steps up to help the people, there can only be a slow progression to what is happening around the world.

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What I mean is, the economy will continue to get worse

How do you know? Economies in Asia are doing pretty well. :ermm:

Edited by Ulysses G.

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Because most things in life work on cycles and although the exact dates are difficult to say, we have been heading in a particular direction of a cycle for some time and I do not see it turning around until we have hit bottom and it will be much more painful before that happens. Recent major news headlines are a very clear clue to what is at stake and which direction we are presently heading in. You can look for clues in simple things all around you or in international news quite readily. The thing is you need to teach yourself to read between the lines. Take past precedences and go from there.

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The fact is clear: a very large number of expats feel precisely like I do, especially those who are not Russian and have been here (at least off and on) for several decades.

I've been here several decades, and I don't feel the same way as you do, not precisely and not even close. I don't wear rose colored glasses but then neither do I wear poo-colored glasses, looking at everything as if its crap.

It is what is is for everyone. I can relate to both of you. I like it for what it is yet at the same time I know what it is.

The fact that there is more crime and people with money are being targeted by gangs makes me not want to be there. Yet at the same time there are many good people there who make the country what it is. It is unfortunate what has just happened and what will continue to happen in the near and distant future. What I mean is, the economy will continue to get worse, and will only make the conditions worse after the recent floods. It will be difficult to get through the next period for many people and unless the government really steps up to help the people, there can only be a slow progression to what is happening around the world.

I am well aware of what Thailand is, I am just not willing to turn my life into a misery laden hell complaining about things over which I have no control. Things change everywhere in the world and anyone who can't accept that is always going to be miserable.

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I am well aware of what Thailand is, I am just not willing to turn my life into a misery laden hell complaining about things over which I have no control. Things change everywhere in the world and anyone who can't accept that is always going to be miserable.

"No matter where you go, there you are" - Rawhide

Some people will be miserable no matter where they are.

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