View Poll Results: Your thoughts about Bangkok?

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  • Yes, I simply love it.

    4 17.39%
  • I mostly like it, although there are some unpleasant aspects.

    5 21.74%
  • Frankly, it's more like a love/hate relationship.

    6 26.09%
  • The negatives outweigh the positives.

    3 13.04%
  • I hate this city.

    1 4.35%
  • None of the above.

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    How do you feel about Bangkok?

    A poll. Especially aimed at, but not limited to BKK residents.

    A piece from the Nation: http://nationmultimedia.com/2006/02/...l_20001411.php

    Bangkok residents profess themselves to be the “least happy” of Thais, citing family problems, excessive materialism and a lack of kindness in their communities as the main factors in their unhappiness.
    Only 18.5 per cent of Bangkok residents were optimistic that they would be happier soon, compared to 52.9 per cent of respondents in the South, the most cheery lot of all sample groups. Asked the major cause of their despondency, many Bangkokians complained of family problems and a lack of good role models and political leaders. They also faulted neighbours for being unkind and unhelpful, saying people in their community were generally sour and disrespectful.
    Indeed, that's what Thai people always tell you: people in Bangkok (as opposed to "upcountry") are no good; greedy, selfish, unfriendly, etc. etc. But I must say I don't really share that view. At least my neighbours are generally not "unkind, unhelpful, sour and disrespectful"......! However, if it were not for the relative plentiful supply of TEFL work in BKK, I wouldn't hang around for very long.

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    I think most people in bangkok are miserable because they have to live there for work and don't want to live there by choice.
    Very similar to other large cities i have lived in, especially frankfurt.

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    Same in most major cities isn't it??? People just get lost ion the masses, traffic etc...

    All the people I know here are OK

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    As Kennedy might haved remarked "Ich Bein Ein Bangkokian!" (please excuse my relatively poor German)

    The traffic situation is just terrible, so much wasted time & pollution.

    Bangkokians generally have to wake up 4-5:00am just to get to work before 8:00am.

    Drive down the street & miss a turn, then you're are screwed.

    They've gotta do something about the street vendors also.

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    ^ I get on my bike at 7:57 and still make it for 8 o'clock

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    ^ And the distance travelled?

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    400-500 metres maybe

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    You don't seem to do much work nick, i don't actually believe you go anywhere.

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    ^^ And you need a bike for that. No wonder there's a pollution problem.

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    ^My bike doesn't seem to give out much pollution, unless you count the carbon dioxide that I'm breathing out!!!

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    ^^^At least 3 or 4 hours a day CMN, which does tend to leave a spare 20-21, although I'm in the habit of sleeping for part of that.

    Except on Saturday and Sunday, I refuse to wrok weekends as I need my rest

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickA
    ^My bike doesn't seem to give out much pollution, unless you count the carbon dioxide that I'm breathing out!!!
    Ah, you ride a bicycle. How environmentally friendly of you, well done!

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    Well, I always thought bike was short for bicycle and motorbike was short for motorbicycle, s there shouldn't really be any confusion.

    Consider this a lesson learnt Mr Perm, or can I call you Shaggy?

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    One sight that I could very well do without in BKK. Still, as I tell my students who are under performing in class, "Well Thailand needs motorcycle taxi drivers as well as business men, doctors & pop stars" Quite often my meaning goes right over their dear little heads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickA
    Well, I always thought bike was short for bicycle and motorbike was short for motorbicycle, s there shouldn't really be any confusion.

    Consider this a lesson learnt Mr Perm, or can I call you Shaggy?
    I did consider the user name 'Shaggy Perm' but 'Shagpile Perm' conveys that little bit of "Je ne sai qua", that I was looking for.

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    Moving down fom the sticks to Bangkok next month and not looking forward to the traffic and pollution - will be in Lad Prao

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    Quote Originally Posted by cantona
    Moving down fom the sticks to Bangkok next month and not looking forward to the traffic and pollution - will be in Lad Prao
    I'm around Soi 69, a short bus ride from the Big C & a longish bus ride from the MRT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shagpile Perm
    I'm around Soi 69, a short bus ride from the Big C & a longish bus ride from the MRT
    ^Lad Prao? I think reinvented is around there too.

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    So is shagpile CS, harry or kenkannif?

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    Moving down fom the sticks to Bangkok next month and not looking forward to the traffic and pollution - will be in Lad Prao
    Where are you now then cantona, i thought you were already in Bangkok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MeMock
    So is shagpile CS, harry or kenkannif?
    CD Pat too I think

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    Quote Originally Posted by MeMock
    So is shagpile CS, harry or kenkannif?
    I can't find the TeakDoor members names, CS or harry. I did find a kenkanif though.

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    Harry www.ajarn*****.net/
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    Funny, you couldn't find it, it was under H, for Harry!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickA
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    Funny, you couldn't find it, it was under H, for Harry!!!!
    Neither of those links appears to be working. Anyway, I was searching through the back issues for user names.

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    if you want my opinion cantona choose you location with care. i used to live near the mall lad phrao and it stunk!!
    trafifc was always a nightmere and my condo always seemed to get a good coat of black dust weekly from polution!
    if you can get a condo that is both high up and well down a quiet soi you should be ok.
    i now live in the burbs so it is quiet at night and not too much traffic.
    BKK in its self is ok coz it has lots to offer, you will soon become a proficient user of both the bts and mrt.

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