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    Sinsot - 2017

    I was asked for advice on this today but didn't get far. It hasn't been discussed in detail on the forum for several years as far as I'm aware.

    I was asked why in 2017 the focus of starting a marriage is placed on money, and why if this is so it's not simply sufficient to show a bank statement.

    As far as I'm concerned this tradition should be consigned to the history of previous centuries, and any expectation for a physical display and handing over of wealth by a non-Thai in this day and age is shallow inconsiderate and obscene.

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    Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.

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    You can have 30 million Baht in the bank but a Thai wont see you as being rich. Have a big house, car and 20 Rai and you're rich. It's all show in Thailand.

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    Whoops. Cheers Norton.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Immigrunt View Post
    Whoops. Cheers Norton.
    //Spud Closed//

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic
    Have a big house, car and 20 Rai and you're rich. It's all show in Thailand.
    will holding a large sack of spuds and being photgraphed on stage with a thai pop star help at all ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Immigrunt View Post
    Whoops. Cheers Norton.
    //Spud Closed//
    Not so fast!

    If only there were someone - fluent in Thai to a native level - who could peel back the layers of this and get to the core of it. Let the chips fall where they may as it were.

    If only there were someone like that...

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick View Post
    will holding a large sack of spuds and being photgraphed on stage with a thai pop star help at all ?
    Tremendously.

    And having virtual connections with a murdering psychopath seems to be a high step to superstar status.

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    ^^

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    Yes you're right ant, anyone who learns a language at the same time acquires an intimate understanding of domestic-foreign romantic relationship dynamics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hick View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick View Post
    will holding a large sack of spuds and being photgraphed on stage with a thai pop star help at all ?
    Tremendously.

    And having virtual connections with a murdering psychopath seems to be a high step to superstar status.
    That and being married to the daughter of a Thailand Tatler Rich Lister. That's also important for some reason. Though only one neither requesting nor requiring of a sin sot, obvs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi
    //Spud Closed//
    Damn I need to double up and catch up. Wots up with the potatoe and spud references.

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    ^ Another obsession the usual suspects have developed and will still be on about in 2032.

    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic View Post
    You can have 30 million Baht in the bank but a Thai wont see you as being rich. Have a big house, car and 20 Rai and you're rich. It's all show in Thailand.
    My friend has neither. He was however invited out to meet his gfs family last night, 5 of them, who scoffed down a mountain of food then presented him with the bill.

    Such a blatant display of expectation would put me straight off. His gf said they were testing him. Yeah to see if he's a mug.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Immigrunt View Post
    Such a blatant display of expectation would put my straight off. His gf said they were testing him. Yeah to see if he's a mug.
    You should probably be careful in the company of any and all Thais.

    If they get a whiff of your language prowess, superstar associations, etc. I'm sure quite a few bills and requests for "loans" would be made.

    I'm sneerious!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi
    //Spud Closed//
    Damn I need to double up and catch up. Wots up with the potatoe and spud references.
    Smeg-grunt had posted that he can fool Thai peeps on the phone into believing he's a native since his spoken Thai is so miraculous.

    AND, he's friends with the lead singer of Potato AND he's helping him pen some English rock songs.

    But then,....it was all a wind-up.


    Or was it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hick View Post
    But then,....it was all a wind-up.


    Or was it?
    ... the suspense is killing me!*
















    *That answer will change at least half a dozen times depending on the situation.

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    24Kt. potato peeler should suffice.



    That and a wedding meal of Big Macs while he teaches them English.


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    Quote Originally Posted by hick
    he's friends with the lead singer of Potato AND he's helping him pen some English rock songs.
    Thanks. Got it. Potatoe is a good band saw them a couple times at the long closed Coliseum on Suk.
    Another band I liked was Big Ass. Got invited to jam with them but turned out the invite was from a group of female Aussie expats.
    Last edited by Norton; 07-06-2017 at 06:03 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Immigrunt
    ^ Another obsession the usual suspects have developed and will still be on about in 2032.
    As will you but still held in disrepute...

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    Yep top band indeed Norts. I could post up a dozen photos of me with out and about with ma main man but that would merely extend the obsession by another decade.

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    Here's a gif of an angry potato peeling itself, for no apparent reason:




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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Thanks. Got it. Potatoe is a goid band saw them a couple times at the long closed Coliseum on Suk.
    Welp, play your cards right with Smeg and you could get an autograph or,...who knows?...maybe one of his throwaway groupies.


    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Another band I liked was Big Ass.
    Yea, I liked them too. Remember this ballad?




    I nailed this one night to win a karaoke competition in Silom.

    Don't get me wrong, I'm NOTHING like Smeg's level of stardom.
    I can only sing a dozen or so Thai songs. He's in the 100s.
    Sang in a little pick-up band for a little over a year in Bkk (eons ago), that is all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Immigrunt View Post
    Yep top band indeed Norts. I could post up a dozen photos of me carrying his spit bottle
    I'd like to see those. Could include them in your promotional portfolio.

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    Footage of them covering the Beatles has already been leaked on youtube.




    Spuddenly... I'm not half the man I used to beeeeeee.
    There's a shadow hanging over meeeeee.
    Oh, yesterday came spuddenly.

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    Why'd she have to grow (potatoes) I dunno she wouldn't say...

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