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Drunk Isaan. People Every Day In Our Village

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My wife put a huge bucket in one of our bathrooms. When I asked why, she said in case the power goes.

It makes sense since we have no elevated water tank. I've used it a few times.............biggrin.png

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My wife put a huge bucket in one of our bathrooms. When I asked why, she said in case the power goes.

It makes sense since we have no elevated water tank. I've used it a few times.............Posted Image

I have pump controlled rain showers etc in the house, but in my gym I have traditional Thai style water tanks for showering and flushing the outside toilet. There is no better way of cooling off after a hot workout or when you get filthy from the garden, it feels so good, afrer the first cool one goes down your back of course...

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In our bathroom there is a huge bucket and scoop. My wife and children never use it .... I do!! It's the most invigorating method of showering.

Get an elephant, much more fun.

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The simple solution would have been stay first for a while with your family before you build a house. See how the neighbors are and figure out if things is out of control how to set rules. I have some really bad neighbors that wanted to try to come on a daily basis to the houses of my in-laws and our home which is near by. Always wanted to be drunk as long farang pays and buys the food. The solution was simple by my wife and in-laws. Set the rules that every b ody that wants to come over buys drink and food when they want to come and visit us.

In no time nobody came more and we only open our house twice a year which is Songkran and New Year. In fact our house we don't open at all and if we do for Buddhist ceremonies and those people that do come for those ceremonies don't actually drink.

In regards of Isaan people and the economy is down they must live in a different Isaan as I am living for the past 2 1/2 years. I think the economy is up for the people in Isaan. People are building western style house that cost at least 1.5 million Baht, buying new pickups and no farang actually involved in sponsoring those houses and pickups.

To the OP sorry to say but you didn't do your homework. As your wife and in-laws to fix this situation if they are actually want to fix it.

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I can't help but agree with the op, I have been married for close on 4 years and we live in Australia. I have spent the past two weeks staying near the family and spending days in the village and while my wife has tried to shelter me from a lot that's happening i can't help but notice the drunks and grubs around me......I can't go to the the little shop up the road for being hassled for money, the other night we went to a village boxing night and Her uncle who is a local cop felt the need to wander out after me when i went outside for a piss to make sure i wasn't jumped ....she gets hassled as well for money because she has a farang husband .....more power to the guys that can live the village life but get me the heck out......i live in a country town in Oz so i understand small town life but this is a whole different animal.

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In our bathroom there is a huge bucket and scoop. My wife and children never use it .... I do!! It's the most invigorating method of showering.

Get an elephant, much more fun.

Elephant-Shower_1648.gif

Your avatar, Thaddeaus, is a depiction of me clearing the elephants c**p ... No thanks!!

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I used to live in my wife's village for one year. Yes, people get drunk and fight. But I didn't built a house there.

But people did and still do respect me for who I am. Nobody is angry with me when I don't buy them a drink, or join their Lao Khao sessions.

You wouldn't have such problems, if your wife would back you up, roughly speaking.

You should even take a look at a hotel room, where you're planning to stay one night. But you'd decided to built a house at a place, where you don't want to live.

Called Som Nam Naa. And the "drunk Isaan people in 'your' village used to live there before you. Most of them were even born there.

You obviously didn't do your homework.-wai2.gif

If Farangs would do their homework before buliding a house, "building-activities", initiated and paid by Farangs would probably come to a standstill. But they seem to prefer to do their "homework" afterwards. Some "Rude-awakenings" are inevitable.

Cheers.

That is a fair comment and I have had my quota but remember many house projects go on when the 'poor soul' is busy making the money overseas. So I recommend checking the ladies passport for frequent Cambodian (Casino) visit stamps.

Unless your building a cheap hut that's in keeping with the rest of the village, then who cares!

They dont need a passport just the ID Card so that wont help lol

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They certainly need a passport at Chom Cheum. When the casino first opened you could get into Cambodia to gamble with just an ID, that changed several years ago.

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I beleive this is the normal life in rural isaan which you are describing. If you dont like it, find a well educated woman from a well educated family and living in the city.

Pff, ridiculous. Not our village its not. Rural Issan has over 20million people.

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I can't help but agree with the op, I have been married for close on 4 years and we live in Australia. I have spent the past two weeks staying near the family and spending days in the village and while my wife has tried to shelter me from a lot that's happening i can't help but notice the drunks and grubs around me......I can't go to the the little shop up the road for being hassled for money, the other night we went to a village boxing night and Her uncle who is a local cop felt the need to wander out after me when i went outside for a piss to make sure i wasn't jumped ....she gets hassled as well for money because she has a farang husband .....more power to the guys that can live the village life but get me the heck out......i live in a country town in Oz so i understand small town life but this is a whole different animal.

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Once again, rural Issan, 20 million people, perhaps you and the op live nearby. Obviously theres gonna be some places worse than others but up our way its great. Im sad everytime I have to leave.

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How about this op, your the man, tell the wife whats happening. Youve had enough and your both moving. If its really that bad, and shes a good wife, she will listen.

Good luck mate, hope you find the peace your after.

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The area in question is a town near Rattanaburi in the north of the Surin province....i would have thought it was a pretty typical Issan town based on my travels.... There are plenty of nice people but the pace of life, superstitious stuff combined with the heavy drinking make it a place I would rather not spend time in.

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They certainly need a passport at Chom Cheum. When the casino first opened you could get into Cambodia to gamble with just an ID, that changed several years ago.

Oh come on Baz, do you really believe that?

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My wife put a huge bucket in one of our bathrooms. When I asked why, she said in case the power goes.

It makes sense since we have no elevated water tank. I've used it a few times.............biggrin.png

Yes, good idea, if you are into breeding mosquitos..

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