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    Quote Originally Posted by Jet Gorgon View Post
    Keda. he has not answered how he got out of Thailand with no visa for five years and no money. But he got back in the country after that? Lemme reread about the meal cost post. Something smells here.
    Must be the vegemite those whores are weaned on.

    Seriously, when I was in hospital 1988 in the next bed was a mid-30s who told me about his experiences in some Thai backwater after a nasty UK divorce, where he ran out of money and was adopted by a family/village, known to all including the keystones, and where he stayed and worked (less than the natives) for 8 years; apparently he even had one of the local girlies as a life partner and the reason for his leaving was that they didn't hit it off and it got messy.

    That said, and though I'm not suggesting it happened in this case, if Gary turned up at the airport penniless and with a serious overstay, they'd prolly be happy to be rid of him.

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    come on lets have the rest of the story !

    hopefully the book review critics will leave their review to the closing package.

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    Damn those Canadian women cam be nasty My mate was on a several year overstay 2 times, first time he paid the 10k baht at the airport, that was the max at that time, second time he got a lawyer to set up a court date in advance in Bangkok, went to court, paid the fine, got escorted to Bangkok airport and sent on his way, Thailand will still welcome him with open arms next time he wants to come here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by garye
    Nowadays I am what they call a lease operator of a Taxi,I pay a lease every night(12 hours)+gas,the rest is mine!
    this is popular in Bangkok too, except the lease is 500 baht per shift!..

    Quote Originally Posted by garye
    Damn..just spent over an hour with this mini saga and when I went to post,It said I had to refresh button it,consequently I managed to lose everything. I will have to try again
    sagas like this are best written in MSWord and then you can cut and paste to as many forums as you like a la CDPlaying Pat...
    Last edited by klongmaster; 29-07-2007 at 06:09 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jet Gorgon View Post
    What a f** troll. Left wife for Thai girlie and quick bucks. Used everyone he met. Looking for freebies everywhere.

    Anyone who uses !! after every sentence is also a f** winkwonk in my book, and the tales here just buttress my opinion of this dipsh*t.

    No wonder I hate being associated with Canadians. Look at this f**ing loser.
    jet,this was a good read until you started.No need to take your problems out on somebody else.Harden up ffs.

    Please carry on garye.

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    ^ and ^^^ Sigh. Alright, let the twaddle continue. I won't make a peep. Just remember I told you so. Taxi drivers are often good storytellers.

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    I knew David well,back from the "Domino" days.He lived close to Trekker house the last couple of years he was in Thailand.Apparently another Falang living out there had some disagreement with him and made some allegations about him to the police.When he tried to come back from a visa run to Tachilek(Mae Sai) they wouldn't let him back in.
    The last I heard he was living in China with wife E and child.

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    Thanks for the mainly friendly feedback
    Jet...cool your jets,I thought a good story doesn't reveal the outcome until the end.In this case the story happens to be true.Notice,I have given my real name and location on this post,I have nothing to hide and lead an utterly normal,legal,tax paying life nowadays .Again ,I'm not even sure why I started this thread sometimes and am kind of surprised by the interest.
    Klongmaster,thanks for the advice.
    This is the first time I have ever joined something and sent posts.I am a relative latecomer to the computer world.I will now learn cutting and pasting.Cheers all

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    good to see you back Gary, carry on

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    ^^ dont mind her, gary, could be ragtime.

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    Now..where were we?...Oh yes!

    It's around Feb97..and I land back in Chiang Mai with a couple thousand dollars.My relationship with K is done,after a couple of letter exchanges,two months before I arrived.She was actually a really nice girl,but lets face it she had her agenda as we all do.At that point I was just beginning to learn about Thai relationships.I know she really cared for me...but I also once discovered a Thai-French and a Thai-German Dictionary.HHHmmmm?And it was not like we were married,nor had I left her destitute,in fact I had sent her to floral arranging school and payed money to a florist shop in order to secure her a job..

    It is fair to say that I was not an innocent either,as I mentioned before I had begun to play with fire.I had met her in 96 at a bar in the old Night Bazaar Bar Beer center,which was actually not outside but sort of inside the main Pavilion on the very far side on the 2nd floor.A little alley way,with crazy little bars all on one side,and when it rained you might have to move your seat a little.Quaint and cozy nothing at all like the Sex and sin centers in other parts.
    I had actually met her at a mutual aquaintance's home a couple of days before.She was enchanting yet aloof,witty ,sensual,mysterious.
    At the bar that evening the conversation was at times delightfully wicked ,sometimes reflective,she was constantly surprising.
    It was also clear that she did not work there ,at first she bought her own drinks and I knew enough of the Thai world to see that they deferred to her.Respect or fear? I wasn't sure and it intrigued me.
    The beginnings of our relationship were steamy to say the least,she was a passionate woman.
    She started to set the clock back when I was asleep so that I would be late getting home to K.Fun things like that!

    But now I was back,just for her ,I will call her Pen. A lot of my motivation in returning quickly had to do with the fact that she had had a motorcycle accident about 1 and a half months before I got there.When she told me on the phone I just wanted to go back.

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    When I got to CM she was still in a Bangkok hospital,a really good one.
    Her leg(femur) had been badly broken while riding with a friend(?) thats all that she told me on the phone but she also made some mysterious comments as to this not being an actual accident.
    When I was first getting to know her she implied without directly revealing anything that she was in contact with some fairly nefarious people.
    It made me wonder how she,without apparent job,was able to go to a top notch hospital.When I met her at the airport in Chiang Mai they wheeled her off in a wheelchair.
    At that time I think that,in her own way, she truly liked me.However,in hindsight it is possible that she may have screwed something up in her life and I was the best option at the time.
    Either way,I promptly rented an apartment on Huay Kaew Rd prepared to nurse her back to health.
    Now ,only one problem....how to generate an income?


    Gotta break here for a moment and stretch my self and pour another
    cheers

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    Fascinating, keep going...

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    For whatever reason,she was happy in our little apartment.
    Her leg really was broken,that was one thing that I was sure of.I bought a lot of anti scar cremes and did all the shopping for food and whatever (what a putz)
    The first night that we were back together she tells me the story of her accident.Yes ,she confesses she knows someone big.However ,that day a rival took it upon himself ,when the opportunity arose ,to even a perceived score.She ,and the unwitting Swiss friend, pulled up at a small intersection when the pickup truck ahead instead of going forward,backed up over them intentionally and then left the scene.
    To this day I do not know 100% what the truth was
    She also told me that she didn't want to be in debt to anyone,they owed her the repair on the leg but she didn't want any more.
    That little bit of money wasn't going to last long.
    I had made contact with a friend at the Australia Center and through him and one other contact found a couple of clients who wanted to learn English,and then more and more people.
    I have to confess teaching rudimentary English takes great patience,which I found that I did not always have.I became much more selective,choosing only mature students who were beyond basic English and were interested more in colloquial English,conversational
    English.It was far easier,in my opinion,to take a Thai comic book and give it to my student(s) and point to one cartoon,allow them to read it,and then ask "okay ,I want to join in the fun as well,explain this cartoon to me in English,what's so funny " Suddenly I had motivation,because they wanted to explain the joke to me,and we had a comfortable medium in which to do it.
    Allow me to digress for a moment
    Here is a Thai joke
    The actual words are L(R)oot fai..gaap huu.. gaap haan
    In English Train with head with tail


    What it actually means when said at the right moment is "your(her) pussy is so big ,a train could go in there,turn around,and come back!

    All that from just a couple of Thai words

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    As most people know ,teaching English in Thailand does not generate a huge income.It was clear that other methods were needed.
    I knew already that many Ex-Pats were always in search of some good "Tea" particularly mountain"tea" .
    During my time exploring for Yao paintings I had had the opportunity to go to some lovely remote provinces.Nan is a beautiful place and there are still a number of Yao people living in the vicinity.
    My earlier searches a couple of years before had been relatively fruitless.Even ten years ago,whatever good paintings hadn't already been sold,were rotting! I finally was able to see on set one...he started to unroll it..it was beautiful until he got to the middle and then you could see it was all water and smoke destroyed...how sad..what a shame,the whole set was too damaged.However they had good Tea and there were folks who needed some good Tea.

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    That is not to say that there not some great Yao (they actually prefer to call themselves Yu Mein) paintings still around,and good full set are quite valuable,if you can find them.It is not something that they would show you right away,often taking many visits.I really enjoyed those treasure hunting days .One of the reasons that I had a bit of success in those early days was probably my willingness to do things their way ie multiple visits,gifts
    respect,etc.
    But that was the good old days!
    Now I needed to find some "herbal Tea".And the mountain areas were familiar.
    By bus or by plane I would go,check in at a Guest House rent a motorcycle,go somewhere a little out of town and purchase some nice "tea"
    Then it was back to CM to distribute packs of tea to various people,sometimes even English Consulates.

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    I didn't mean the English Consulate sorry..I meant some brash young English teachers who were working at the old British Consulate(I did go insidie to their little office but they were only small fry...nothing important

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    From CM to Nan by plane?

    Was there any black tea, or just the green?

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    Is the plane not flying anymore?
    It used to go 4 or 5 days a week for 510 baht
    I realized soon on that regardless of the availability of various things,to have any chance of survival I had to stick to a niche item..organic green tea .When cured properly green tea can take on a goldish quality.But for sure at at that point only "Tea" .Other things were more portablebut then you got into competition..no thank you..a small niche business was all one could do considering the circumstances.
    The closest to black tea was one lucky time when someone had brought some black Nepalese tea back via Kunming and I knew someone very thirsty.Mama mia that was one quick ,lucky money maker.
    In fact with that one lucky transaction,we got out of the apartment .
    In fact, we bought some wood and began building a house out on her property(past MaeTang)

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    Whats with all the code words ?

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    I didn't know there is a direct flight CM-Nan.
    But I bet it costs a lot more nowadays.

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    What a great story garye keep going

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    Maybe our wonderful "JetGordon" scared the poster off?

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    Not scared,just thought a bit more discretion may be in order .
    I have no axe to grind,my story is ancient history without documentation.
    However , most people that I knew ,may still be in Thailand,and I would never
    compromise that.

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    Only one exception.
    My post on Kirsty Jones.

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