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I spent a year living in Isaan in my mid-20s. I used to love hearing these stories down in the local nightspots. Told by the GF's enjoying a bottle of Black Label with their Thai BF.

You missed ou the bit about, enjoying a bottle of BL that the farang BF paid for by sending money every month.

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I appreciate most of your posts Semper but whats with everyone assuming Issan families are rife with blugers?

My wife has 2 brothers, 1 is a chef at Novotel in BKK and the other has a shop in CM.

As for our house in Issan, its for our daughter.

but whats with everyone assuming Issan families are rife with blugers?

How about personal observation?

How about a distant family member shoving a hand palm upwards in front of your face, not so much as a wai or any attempt to communicate, they wouldnt dare try that shit with another Thai.

How about family being offered work that they turn down?

Yes there are many honest hardworking families out there, who wouldnt ever consider asking for a handout, personal pride and loss of face etc etc.

Lets consider where many of these farang met their partners, lets consider many farang were throwing money around as if it were going out of fashion, lets look at some of these mia farang throwing money around trying to gain face and status, is it any wonder some distant family member wants a piece of the action?

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I appreciate most of your posts Semper but whats with everyone assuming Issan families are rife with blugers?

My wife has 2 brothers, 1 is a chef at Novotel in BKK and the other has a shop in CM.

As for our house in Issan, its for our daughter.

In my family everyone works hard. Some in-laws work abroad, labouring hard to support their families back home. Others work in offices and factories in Bangkok. The youngest nephew-in-law, still at school, is already preparing for a career in the army. M.I.L., F.I.L, S.I.L. and my wife take care of the farm. Me? I'm getting on a bit and just help out by driving the pick-up either around the farmland, on domestic trips and sometimes further afield.

BTW, I really started this topic out of curiosity regarding whether or not Isaan girls living abroad with their partners were actually, genuinely happy to do so, as I said at post #13 after realising the title I used for the thread could have been better. Nevertheless, some interesting responses.

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I appreciate most of your posts Semper but whats with everyone assuming Issan families are rife with blugers?

My wife has 2 brothers, 1 is a chef at Novotel in BKK and the other has a shop in CM.

As for our house in Issan, its for our daughter.

but whats with everyone assuming Issan families are rife with blugers?

How about personal observation?

How about a distant family member shoving a hand palm upwards in front of your face, not so much as a wai or any attempt to communicate, they wouldnt dare try that shit with another Thai.

How about family being offered work that they turn down?

Yes there are many honest hardworking families out there, who wouldnt ever consider asking for a handout, personal pride and loss of face etc etc.

Lets consider where many of these farang met their partners, lets consider many farang were throwing money around as if it were going out of fashion, lets look at some of these mia farang throwing money around trying to gain face and status, is it any wonder some distant family member wants a piece of the action?

Your personal observation not mine and many other happy observations.

Just cause your not happy doesnt mean we all are. Im loving it!

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I appreciate most of your posts Semper but whats with everyone assuming Issan families are rife with blugers?

My wife has 2 brothers, 1 is a chef at Novotel in BKK and the other has a shop in CM.

As for our house in Issan, its for our daughter.

In my family everyone works hard. Some in-laws work abroad, labouring hard to support their families back home. Others work in offices and factories in Bangkok. The youngest nephew-in-law, still at school, is already preparing for a career in the army. M.I.L., F.I.L, S.I.L. and my wife take care of the farm. Me? I'm getting on a bit and just help out by driving the pick-up either around the farmland, on domestic trips and sometimes further afield.

BTW, I really started this topic out of curiosity regarding whether or not Isaan girls living abroad with their partners were actually, genuinely happy to do so, as I said at post #13 after realising the title I used for the thread could have been better. Nevertheless, some interesting responses.

Yeah well im 37 and so is my wife, not that it matters alot, just giving you a scope of things and she is happy here in Oz although we both miss the farm and our house alot.
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Yeah well im 37 and so is my wife, not that it matters alot, just giving you a scope of things and she is happy here in Oz although we both miss the farm and our house alot.

Glad you are both happy, and I understand why you can miss things back in Thailand. Good luck to both of you. I lived in Oz ,(Perth) years ago before you were born. Loved it.
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I appreciate most of your posts Semper but whats with everyone assuming Issan families are rife with blugers?

My wife has 2 brothers, 1 is a chef at Novotel in BKK and the other has a shop in CM.

As for our house in Issan, its for our daughter.

but whats with everyone assuming Issan families are rife with blugers?

How about personal observation?

How about a distant family member shoving a hand palm upwards in front of your face, not so much as a wai or any attempt to communicate, they wouldnt dare try that shit with another Thai.

How about family being offered work that they turn down?

Yes there are many honest hardworking families out there, who wouldnt ever consider asking for a handout, personal pride and loss of face etc etc.

Lets consider where many of these farang met their partners, lets consider many farang were throwing money around as if it were going out of fashion, lets look at some of these mia farang throwing money around trying to gain face and status, is it any wonder some distant family member wants a piece of the action?

Your personal observation not mine and many other happy observations.

Just cause your not happy doesnt mean we all are. Im loving it!

Yes personal observations, and also that of others I know.

Didnt say I wasnt happy, au contraire, I am sabai sabai, probably due to the fact, I wasnt ripped off for sin sot, I dont pay a woman to stay with me, the mrs doesnt give handouts to anyone including family.

Its all about choice of partner, those who chose from the Hansum Man bar may have a different story to tell and usually do.

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Yeah well im 37 and so is my wife, not that it matters alot, just giving you a scope of things and she is happy here in Oz although we both miss the farm and our house alot.

Actually it does matter quite a lot, at 37 you can still have an attractive and desirable 37 YO wife.

If you were 57, you would be less likely to have an attractive and desirable 57 YO wife.

For me, at 57, I am happy with my attractive and desirable 37 YO wife.

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Yeah well im 37 and so is my wife, not that it matters alot, just giving you a scope of things and she is happy here in Oz although we both miss the farm and our house alot.

Actually it does matter quite a lot, at 37 you can still have an attractive and desirable 37 YO wife.

If you were 57, you would be less likely to have an attractive and desirable 57 YO wife.

For me, at 57, I am happy with my attractive and desirable 37 YO wife.

Not bad Thommo, thing is men get better with age, women dont. My dad tops it hes 65 and she(Thai girl) 33. Their daughter my half sister is 5.
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Going back to the op. I have seen a survey that states that over 90% of Isaan ladies married to foreigners live overseas. For the most part they are happy. They can get jobs, whereas their foreign husbands in Thailand can not unless they are in an executive position or buy a business or farm. The survey did not ask how much money they remitted each month back to their families in Thailand. Some return to Thailand on a yearly basis, others every five years or so, some never.

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Going back to the op. I have seen a survey that states that over 90% of Isaan ladies married to foreigners live overseas. For the most part they are happy. They can get jobs, whereas their foreign husbands in Thailand can not unless they are in an executive position or buy a business or farm. The survey did not ask how much money they remitted each month back to their families in Thailand. Some return to Thailand on a yearly basis, others every five years or so, some never.

Thanks, Michael. Very informative.
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No harm in having a discussion I guess, but be honest guys, do you really care one jot how much money another guy can afford to part with if the mood takes him. I don't, I know a guy who is thinking about building in Thailand...."very nice " I said, gave him a rough idea of what he would spend "Go ahead enjoy" I said...I'm sure you will have a wonderful experience, building inThailand is fun. Same if some guy wants to send money, I say go ahead... why not.....if it makes the recipients happy and it makes you happy that is all that matters....right?

What makes me happy is watching a farang build a Thai woman, her parents, and her sister houses. The reason it makes me happy is because it isn't me who's doing it. biggrin.png

You forgot their sons and daughters.

And her 'brother'.

Guess you meant brothers.....w00t.gif

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A few years back we helped the MIL to get a multiple entry VISA for the USA so she could visit Hawaii for a couple of months. After one month away from the village she wanted to go back (homesick for Buriram), but it was good that she got to see how we live in Hawaii. Also the MIL was driving my wife crazy because she was always telling her that she needs to be taking better care of me. I like my Thai MIL!

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Going back to the op. I have seen a survey that states that over 90% of Isaan ladies married to foreigners live overseas. For the most part they are happy. They can get jobs, whereas their foreign husbands in Thailand can not unless they are in an executive position or buy a business or farm. The survey did not ask how much money they remitted each month back to their families in Thailand. Some return to Thailand on a yearly basis, others every five years or so, some never.

My wife is from Korat and we live where ever my work takes us (over the last 12 years = Singapore and Malaysia). She doesn't like to live in my native country, which is England, and neither do I. Luckily Thailand is never too far away although I don't get much chance to go myself due to my work. She can come and go as she pleases, we have 2 girls, the youngest stays with us and is at school, our eldest stays with "our" family in Thailand.

My wife has visited England twice but didn't like it (although my family over there are great, it was the place in general she didn't get on with). I left in 92, or should I say escaped, no plan to go back. The plan is to retire in Thailand in about 10 years from now. She can speak to her family on the phone or computer, shares bank accounts with me, shares my bed and life, I thought that marriage was about this kind of thing.

I have posted many times on the forum on how we are a "big" happy family. I think I must be lucky to have such a warm, loving, friendly, functioning and close Thai family. We help each other out, as families do, it is far from one way. No brothers, sisters ask for anything and support themselves. We help to support her parents who are looking after our eldest girl (severely mentally disabled) and help is given if help is required (rarely).

I hear of, or rather read on this forum, some quite strange views of people who are (or who claim to be) ingegrated with Thailand and Thai people. Very strange as to go to the point of giving them a really good slagging off.blink.png (if it's not what you wanted or expected, don't blame others, just move and treat it as another lesson in life).

This is not me, it was me that imposed myself onto Thailand and not the other way round. If I was having a bad time or not enjoying life I would change it for the better--------------and that would include my family.

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