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Chiang Rai’s Cast of Characters

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I almost forgot gerry1011, our resident Hi-So replete with royal linage, Lamborghini and a football club.

HI, I have lived off an on in Chiang Rai for about 7 of the last 10 years and signed up becasue I too have a Lamborghini. I sadly however lack a football club.

Going to send gerry1011 a PM smile.png

whatever the opposite of a Lamborghini - is what I have for wheels.

Reminds me of a line from 'Love Potion #9'

'It smelled like turpentine and looked like Indian ink....'

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I almost forgot gerry1011, our resident Hi-So replete with royal linage, Lamborghini and a football club.

HI, I have lived off an on in Chiang Rai for about 7 of the last 10 years and signed up becasue I too have a Lamborghini. I sadly however lack a football club.

Going to send gerry1011 a PM smile.png

whatever the opposite of a Lamborghini - is what I have for wheels.

Reminds me of a line from 'Love Potion #9'

'It smelled like turpentine and looked like Indian ink....'

gerry has been very quiet lately. Isn't his team doing well lately.

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Does he really ahve a Lambo, if so was it that orange? one I saw back in 2007ish?

Only seen one up here before.

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Since you seem to be interested in cars, perhaps you could garner more information by checking out this thread. By the way Gerry hasn't posted since Feb so perhaps he is back in the motherland for a while.

http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/495919-chiangrai-hills-stadium-maechan/?hl=+chiang%20+rai%20+hills

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I’ve outgrown bike riding. And I don’t need pictures of clouds and rice fields. I see them everyday, first hand.



Does that mean I can't be a member of the CRCOC? smile.png



PS: Is the CR forum for tourists / visitors or for people that live here?


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rijb wrote:

I’ve outgrown bike riding. And I don’t need pictures of clouds and rice fields. I see them everyday, first hand.

Does that mean I can't be a member of the CRCOC?

PS: Is the CR forum for tourists / visitors or for people that live here?

I do not think I have outgrown bike riding..just having a break and I also see those things mostly every day - and still I love the posted pictures here...by all members not only VF even he is very good whit his camera.
This forum is..in my opinion and said so many times for every one who want to look what there is and for those who want to post anything - tourist or locals.
Why is it that hard for some one to jump over posted topics they do not like and go on whit something they do like???
We have had our bad times here in this forum whit a lot of quarrels and I am sure that most of us do not want that back here....and I suggest that those who have an issue whit VF send him a pm and fix this.
Then I would like to tell you-we are many here who love the posted pictures from around Chiang Rai and if you do not like them....please do not look at them and try to start any quarrel here at forum about this - 95% of forum members I think love it-fine if you do not but do not make it a problem in here please.

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Nah. I'm just playing with you, trying to get you guys to loosen up.

I'm the oldest of nine kids. We grew up in a small house. No such thing as privacy. Everybody was equal and no one was ever excluded.

There's nothing wrong with opinions as long as you don't get too pushy about them.

We cool. smile.png

PS: My father started a bicycle shop. He had to build bikes for us kids because we were poor. That's all we played with. I love bikes because they remind me of him.

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This is my first post, please be gentle...

I am not yet a resident of Chiang Rai, but I hope to be one in the near future. However, I have spent a lot of time there. I was stationed in Bangkok 1996 - 2000, and my wife's family lives in the Wiang Chai/Ban Lao/ corridor area (without putting too fine a point on it). During the four years I spent living in Bangkok, we traveled up to Chiang Rai often. My son learned Thai running around the village with his new-found Thai friends. The first time we arrived, with me as green and new to Thailand as I could be despite having been married to a Thai for 10 years, was eye-opening to say the least, and that is a story for another time. But I will say this much.. after a very long day's drive from Bangkok, and after departing Chiang Rai's town proper to drive yet another 25 - 30 kilometers farther into what then seemed to be the wilderness, and having no idea what we would find when we finally got to my wife's family's home, I was heartened immensely to see that little green sign with the silhouette of a golfer on it, promising me that if I only drove another 10 kilometers FARTHER into the aforementioned wilderness, I would come to a golf course! It seemed too good to be true. But it WAS true!

That golf course, was (and is) of course Waterford Valley, my favorite golf course in the world. I like to consider it to be "my" golf course, as I am sure others might. It's OK, I'll share it, especially since I'm sure some of you may have considered it "yours" before I ever considered it mine.

Now so many years have flown by, and all the little children in my wife's family's village have grown up, and I love Chiang Rai and the surroundings. After we left Thiland, we have come back at least once a year, except for a few lean years here and there, during which I missed being in Thailand greatly. As I said, I am preparing myself and my wife to move back to Thailand semi-permanently, and I do hope to get to know you all better. The talk on the TV forum has an amazing wealth of information (if you can get through all the "other than information" -- but I am not complaining) on what one needs to do to come there and stay there and be happy. I've been all over Thailand, but Chiang Rai is the right place for me.

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With this attitude you'll be very welcome here when you make the move.

Let everyone know when you arrive.

AjarnP

This is my first post, please be gentle...

I am not yet a resident of Chiang Rai, but I hope to be one in the near future. However, I have spent a lot of time there. I was stationed in Bangkok 1996 - 2000, and my wife's family lives in the Wiang Chai/Ban Lao/ corridor area (without putting too fine a point on it). During the four years I spent living in Bangkok, we traveled up to Chiang Rai often. My son learned Thai running around the village with his new-found Thai friends. The first time we arrived, with me as green and new to Thailand as I could be despite having been married to a Thai for 10 years, was eye-opening to say the least, and that is a story for another time. But I will say this much.. after a very long day's drive from Bangkok, and after departing Chiang Rai's town proper to drive yet another 25 - 30 kilometers farther into what then seemed to be the wilderness, and having no idea what we would find when we finally got to my wife's family's home, I was heartened immensely to see that little green sign with the silhouette of a golfer on it, promising me that if I only drove another 10 kilometers FARTHER into the aforementioned wilderness, I would come to a golf course! It seemed too good to be true. But it WAS true!

That golf course, was (and is) of course Waterford Valley, my favorite golf course in the world. I like to consider it to be "my" golf course, as I am sure others might. It's OK, I'll share it, especially since I'm sure some of you may have considered it "yours" before I ever considered it mine.

Now so many years have flown by, and all the little children in my wife's family's village have grown up, and I love Chiang Rai and the surroundings. After we left Thiland, we have come back at least once a year, except for a few lean years here and there, during which I missed being in Thailand greatly. As I said, I am preparing myself and my wife to move back to Thailand semi-permanently, and I do hope to get to know you all better. The talk on the TV forum has an amazing wealth of information (if you can get through all the "other than information" -- but I am not complaining) on what one needs to do to come there and stay there and be happy. I've been all over Thailand, but Chiang Rai is the right place for me.

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Welcome to CR, jcates.

Don't worry about attitude. Just bring a sense of humor. There's a shortage here.

Happy trails.

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I agree that you seem to have a great attitude and I believe that will make all the difference when working through the adjustment phase. Regardless of what others might say, making fun of people is not quite as helpful in my opinion. I am sure you will find Chiang Rai a lovely place to live.

With this attitude you'll be very welcome here when you make the move.

Let everyone know when you arrive.

AjarnP

This is my first post, please be gentle...

I am not yet a resident of Chiang Rai, but I hope to be one in the near future. However, I have spent a lot of time there. I was stationed in Bangkok 1996 - 2000, and my wife's family lives in the Wiang Chai/Ban Lao/ corridor area (without putting too fine a point on it). During the four years I spent living in Bangkok, we traveled up to Chiang Rai often. My son learned Thai running around the village with his new-found Thai friends. The first time we arrived, with me as green and new to Thailand as I could be despite having been married to a Thai for 10 years, was eye-opening to say the least, and that is a story for another time. But I will say this much.. after a very long day's drive from Bangkok, and after departing Chiang Rai's town proper to drive yet another 25 - 30 kilometers farther into what then seemed to be the wilderness, and having no idea what we would find when we finally got to my wife's family's home, I was heartened immensely to see that little green sign with the silhouette of a golfer on it, promising me that if I only drove another 10 kilometers FARTHER into the aforementioned wilderness, I would come to a golf course! It seemed too good to be true. But it WAS true!

That golf course, was (and is) of course Waterford Valley, my favorite golf course in the world. I like to consider it to be "my" golf course, as I am sure others might. It's OK, I'll share it, especially since I'm sure some of you may have considered it "yours" before I ever considered it mine.

Now so many years have flown by, and all the little children in my wife's family's village have grown up, and I love Chiang Rai and the surroundings. After we left Thiland, we have come back at least once a year, except for a few lean years here and there, during which I missed being in Thailand greatly. As I said, I am preparing myself and my wife to move back to Thailand semi-permanently, and I do hope to get to know you all better. The talk on the TV forum has an amazing wealth of information (if you can get through all the "other than information" -- but I am not complaining) on what one needs to do to come there and stay there and be happy. I've been all over Thailand, but Chiang Rai is the right place for me.

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Despite the lack of folks able to spell Pea Sea or us it Pee See?

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Despite the lack of folks able to spell Pea Sea or us it Pee See?

Ajarn P, The time I saw you last I thought you were too young to have to worry about waking up in a Pee Sea.smile.png

Jcates Even though we live in the city we may almost be neighbours because our family land is in that corridor too....so Welcome neighbour.

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