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    Reflections on a simple isaan girl

    The Case for the Defence
    Don’t really know why I am bothering to post this. I have no need for self-justification. I suspect that I got so pissed off at most Thai girls getting such bad publicity that I felt that need to respond.
    OK me; I first came to Pattaya in September 2004 – had been married to a dominant English girl for 24 years – divorced – walked into a bar in deep suburbia and met Mrs Isan. The rest you’ve heard before.
    Same same came back 3 or 4 times after first meet she stayed in Sakhon Nakhon with mum and dad.
    We got a ULR visa in march 2005 amidst a deluge of tears and fears. We set up home in Barnsley, and 10 months later (after a hectic battle at the BKK embassy) brought the kids, aged 6 and 8 from their village in Isan to Monk Bretton !
    Now 4 years have gone by and Mrs English is no better but her wisdom gets me thru every day. (I am 50 she is 35 going on 80 wisdom-wise)
    The kids couldn’t speak a word of English when they got here but in 2 weeks we attend a ceremony for the most achieving children in Barnsley….ours are the first ever to be nominated in the history of their school. Mrs is walking ten feet tall.
    Doubt there are two more different places on the planet in many ways than SakNak and Barnsley but if two people can share their souls then geography, climate, language, food, bla blah is not an issue.
    As far as people are concerned I suspect Isan is so so similar to Yorkshire.
    Mrs is a wonderful woman who work full time in England and has never begged a penny from me despite her humble upbringing.
    We cuddle every night and every morning.
    We fight sometimes but never sleep on a fight.

    We save for the days when we can watch the sun go down over Sak Nak.
    So guys…..if it feels ok then follow your heart.
    Gamble what you can lose. That’s money or emotions.
    I won the lottery with Mere Kung. Sorry I suspect I took the last one.

    See you in Golden Pond soon Keda.
    You take care Kevin Thailand Coffin Dodger.
    Graham and Kung

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    Nice one !
    I like a happy ending !!!

    But happy in Barnsley - that bit I find hard to believe !


    ( last line was a joke )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happyman View Post
    Nice one !
    I like a happy ending !!!

    But happy in Barnsley - that bit I find hard to believe !


    ( last line was a joke )
    Barnsley is sooooooooooooooooooo Isan.
    Think about it
    Stubborn ass people who refuse to surrender their culture even when they have no money or work
    Regard themselves as an independent race...whatever
    Refuse to be subordinated by whichever government
    Every other regions people secretly wish they belonged
    own identity !
    own language !
    own food !
    always pissed !

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    Quote Originally Posted by nanthicha View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Happyman View Post
    Nice one !
    I like a happy ending !!!

    But happy in Barnsley - that bit I find hard to believe !


    ( last line was a joke )
    Barnsley is sooooooooooooooooooo Isan.
    Think about it
    Stubborn ass people who refuse to surrender their culture even when they have no money or work
    Regard themselves as an independent race...whatever
    Refuse to be subordinated by whichever government
    Every other regions people secretly wish they belonged
    own identity !
    own language !
    own food !
    always pissed !
    Ok ! Ok!

    I formally retract my last post !

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    respect

    [quote=Happyman;781737]
    Quote Originally Posted by nanthicha View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Happyman View Post
    Nice one !
    I like a happy ending !!!

    But happy in Barnsley - that bit I find hard to believe !


    ( last line was a joke )
    Barnsley is sooooooooooooooooooo Isan.
    Think about it
    Stubborn ass people who refuse to surrender their culture even when they have no money or work
    Regard themselves as an independent race...whatever
    Refuse to be subordinated by whichever government
    Every other regions people secretly wish they belonged
    own identity !
    own language !
    own food !
    always pissed !
    Ok ! Ok!

    I formally retract my last post ! [/quote

    Pop gan mai


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    Nice post Nanthicha. Have a green

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    Thanks for that. Congratulations to the kids for their achievements.

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    yeah well done matey.

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    Good thread Graham, there's much good to be said about Isaani gals, not least that money is not their god.

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    Will you post some photos of the presentation? That is such an achievement. Congratulations.

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    Well, the OP is so enamoured with his post, he's also posted it word for word on TV under the user name Shrek.

    Testing the waters with the first chapter of his new book?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nanthicha
    Mrs Isan
    Quote Originally Posted by nanthicha
    going on 80
    Quote Originally Posted by nanthicha
    ten feet tall.
    Quote Originally Posted by nanthicha
    never begged a penny
    Quote Originally Posted by nanthicha
    won the lottery
    Quote Originally Posted by nanthicha
    Sorry I suspect I took the last one
    There was more than one!!

    Only kiddin buddy! Congrats with your family, have a green from also.

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    Glad to hear some good news, nan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nanthicha
    Gamble what you can lose. That’s money or emotions.
    Wise words!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nanthicha View Post

    Barnsley is sooooooooooooooooooo Isan.
    Think about it
    Stubborn ass people who refuse to surrender their culture even when they have no money or work
    Regard themselves as an independent race...whatever
    Refuse to be subordinated by whichever government
    Every other regions people secretly wish they belonged
    own identity !
    own language !
    own food !
    always pissed !
    I`ll drink to that. Unfortunately not everyone can live in gods country.

    Has the wife been given one of these yet.



    Good post. Makes a change to hear a good success story.

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    Nice post. GF is simple hmmm....

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    Quote Originally Posted by astasinim View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by nanthicha View Post

    Barnsley is sooooooooooooooooooo Isan.
    Think about it
    Stubborn ass people who refuse to surrender their culture even when they have no money or work
    Regard themselves as an independent race...whatever
    Refuse to be subordinated by whichever government
    Every other regions people secretly wish they belonged
    own identity !
    own language !
    own food !
    always pissed !
    I`ll drink to that. Unfortunately not everyone can live in gods country.

    Has the wife been given one of these yet.



    Good post. Makes a change to hear a good success story.
    You look after that its worth its weight in gold

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    Quote Originally Posted by Travelmate View Post
    Nice post. GF is simple hmmm....
    I meant simple as in uncomplicated

    I sometimes think that all the intelligence that we Europeans accumulate gets in the way of us understanding the real issues

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Burr View Post
    Well, the OP is so enamoured with his post, he's also posted it word for word on TV under the user name Shrek.

    Testing the waters with the first chapter of his new book?
    Ok I admit I couldn't decide where to stick it (not for the first time) so I stuck it in both places (also not for the first time)

    Book ?..............hmmmmmmm...........theres a thought..........nah, its all been said before !

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    Quote Originally Posted by jandajoy View Post
    Will you post some photos of the presentation? That is such an achievement. Congratulations.
    Will be a pleasure

    Actually the ceremony (22/10/08) is being streamed live from Barnsley, then available on the council web site barnsley.gov.uk

    Dunno if its public access or not but will post pix

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    Quote Originally Posted by nanthicha
    but will post pix
    Good man.

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    good luck to you and your wife

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    So where are the pixs ?????

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    Quote Originally Posted by jandajoy
    So where are the pixs ?????
    ...
    Quote Originally Posted by nanthicha
    Actually the ceremony (22/10/08)

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    agreed.

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