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    Are farangs in Thailand living in a bubble ?

    After all my years of living here, I have come to realize:

    1. Thailand is a dangerous dead-end socially, and dare say economically if you don't own your own business or are retired comfortably
    2. You are surrounded by socially inept individuals, most being British petty criminals looking for a new mark, TEFLers trying to live without responsibilities, and all kind of "colorful" characters who are escaping their homeland for various reasons (I have met quite a few of those).
    3. The only cultural activities are drinking, exotic dining, whoring, and shopping. Great for a 2 months vacation, but after that ?
    4. Too many desperately trying to stay there and being paranoicly scared of returning home, thinking that Thailand is the answer to protect them from that chaotic world.
    5. At the end, farangs live in a parallel world next to the Thai parallel world, and stare at each other through their bubble walls

    Did I forget anything ?

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    Are the Belgae hopelessly insecure after 2000 years of having their ass kicked by all and sundry and constantly having to rely on foreigners to secure their "country"?

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    Is Butterfly actually SMEG?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly
    Did I forget anything ?
    Your medication?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pseudolus View Post
    Is Butterfly actually SMEG?
    Smeg does bring valid points in his rants, his writing style can be confrontational though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly
    1. Thailand is a dangerous dead-end socially, and dare say economically if you don't own your own business or are retired comfortably
    Agreed. Good jobs are thin on the ground. If mine goes tits up I will leave.



    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly
    2. You are surrounded by socially inept individuals, most being British petty criminals looking for a new mark, TEFLers trying to live without responsibilities, and all kind of "colorful" characters who are escaping their homeland for various reasons (I have met quite a few of those).
    Agreed but will go as far to say socially and professionally. Many farangs are simply nutters and the Thais are largely unskilled for anything beyond what happens in playschool.





    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly
    3. The only cultural activities are drinking, exotic dining, whoring, and shopping. Great for a 2 months vacation, but after that ?
    Whoring is shite because the women available to foreigners are bottom of the barrel. Shopping is shite here, where did you get the idea it was decent?



    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly
    4. Too many desperately trying to stay there and being paranoicly scared of returning home, thinking that Thailand is the answer to protect them from that chaotic world.
    Just a few days ago I found myself having to listen to a guy who had taken a job teaching at a school in Khon Kaen, his start salary was 9000 baht per month. I asked him if he was out of his foking mind, he said he wanted to get his foot in the door


    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly
    Did I forget anything ?
    Plenty!
    Originally Posted by Smeg
    ... I like to fantasise sometimes, and I lie very occasionally... my superior home, job, wealth, freedom, car, girl, retirement age, appearance, satisfaction with birth country etc etc... Over the past few years I have put together over 100 pages on notes on thaiophilia...

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    ^Seems to be getting more Smeglike thats for sure. Poor farmers are the same everywhere poor thai farmers arent any different. If you dont like living with poor farmers or generally poor people Thailand wouldnt be a good choice as a retirement destination simple as that.

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    ^^^^^^^^^^somewhere up there.
    I'm not saying it was Aliens, but it was Aliens!

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    Quote Originally Posted by English Noodles View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly
    Did I forget anything ?
    Your medication?
    speaking of British petty criminals

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    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99 View Post
    Are the Belgae hopelessly insecure after 2000 years of having their ass kicked by all and sundry and constantly having to rely on foreigners to secure their "country"?
    are Belgians even relevant in this thread ? as for kicking arse, JC Van Damne would disagree with your assumptions,

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    ^^You having a bad hairday, sweetheart?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spin
    Agreed but will go as far to say socially and professionally. Many farangs are simply nutters and the Thais are largely unskilled for anything beyond what happens in playschool.
    gee, that's harsh, but you are definitely right. I was recently working on a project with Thai and farangs and I was surprised by how inadequate they were for the jobs they were doing, and it wasn't even a challenging project. Basically all the shit jobs are outsourced to Asia.

    Quote Originally Posted by Spin
    Whoring is shite because the women available to foreigners are bottom of the barrel. Shopping is shite here, where did you get the idea it was decent?
    very good point, don't agree entirely about the women, I did find a few stunning beauties for short time renting that were far more beautiful than anything you could see even in Thai soap operas or in HiSo Club lounge.

    Quote Originally Posted by Spin
    Plenty!
    feel free to add a few,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly
    JC Van Damne
    He's a pussy. If you go to the Billion Club in Hong KOng you will see him sat in the VIP wiping powder from his nose. A great advert for the "just say no" campaign.

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    Quote Originally Posted by English Noodles View Post
    ^^You having a bad hairday, sweetheart?
    no, simply in a creative mood

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    Some very good points Butterfly. I would like to know which one of the groups that you mentioned do you fall into? Or are you different?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99 View Post
    Are the Belgae hopelessly insecure after 2000 years of having their ass kicked by all and sundry and constantly having to rely on foreigners to secure their "country"?
    are Belgians even relevant in this thread ? as for kicking arse, JC Van Damne would disagree with your assumptions,
    Van Damme???

    He's a fuckin ballerina for fucks sake.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly
    2. You are surrounded by socially inept individuals, most being British petty criminals looking for a new mark, TEFLers trying to live without responsibilities, and all kind of "colorful" characters who are escaping their homeland for various reasons (I have met quite a few of those). 3. The only cultural activities are drinking, exotic dining, whoring, and shopping. Great for a 2 months vacation, but after that ? 4. Too many desperately trying to stay there and being paranoicly scared of returning home, thinking that Thailand is the answer to protect them from that chaotic world. 5. At the end, farangs live in a parallel world next to the Thai parallel world, and stare at each other through their bubble walls
    Totally different worlds butterfly. Nothing you mentioned hits home where I live.

    I live in Bangkok as well. Just avoid the inner city like the plague. But might be in for a super buffet at the Sheraton Grand Sukumvit. Kids just finished their IGCSE exams, and the wife has a shit load of Sheraton vouchers. The jazz brunch in the Living Room is supposed to be great.

    Why complain? Sounds like you are stuck in a bad place.

    I still hate driving here though, and if you had put up something about the drivers I would have agreed with you. Do you drive?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly
    Great for a 2 months vacation, but after that ?
    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly
    Did I forget anything ?
    yes- what have you been doing the last 8 years?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one
    I still hate driving here though, and if you had put up something about the drivers I would have agreed with you.
    BF has it covered in Vol. II of his I Love Thailand trilogy.

    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly
    3. Their obsession with cars and their attitude on the road
    http://teakdoor.com/the-teakdoor-lou...l-monkeys.html (Are Thais territorial monkeys ?)

    Can't wait for Vol III.

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    Mr. Butterfly, it sounds like you can't make it here in Thailand. Maybe you should pack up and go back to your moma's basement. You are an obvious mark for the Thais to take advantage of. Get out before they use and abuse your anus to a bloody dripping hole.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spin
    Whoring is shite because the women available to foreigners are bottom of the barrel.
    Try Kazakhstan, cleanest prostitutes in the region so I heard!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spin View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly
    1. Thailand is a dangerous dead-end socially, and dare say economically if you don't own your own business or are retired comfortably
    Agreed. Good jobs are thin on the ground. If mine goes tits up I will leave.


    Funny you should say that Spin, just yesterday the email went out at my work calling for people to take a voluntary redundancy payout........ near on 7 years its been a good run I reckon.
    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly View Post
    let me explain simply 100MB != 1GB RAM

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one
    I still hate driving here though, and if you had put up something about the drivers I would have agreed with you. Do you drive?
    I do, but how is relevant into living in a bubble ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one
    The jazz brunch in the Living Room is supposed to be great.
    it used to, completely over rated now and their free flow of wine is crap

    Quote Originally Posted by aging one
    Totally different worlds butterfly. Nothing you mentioned hits home where I live.

    I live in Bangkok as well. Just avoid the inner city like the plague.
    sounds like you are living in the perfect bubble, Bangkok inner city is the only thing that confronts you to the reality of your bubble

    Quote Originally Posted by aging one
    Sounds like you are stuck in a bad place.
    Paris and London are hardly bad places, going to NY soon for 2 weeks, it has been a long time since I was there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laphanphon
    I would like to know which one of the groups that you mentioned do you fall into?
    honestly, quite a few, except for the British part

    Quote Originally Posted by sabang
    yes- what have you been doing the last 8 years?
    I keep asking myself this very same question every day,

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    Quote Originally Posted by jingoist View Post
    Mr. Butterfly, it sounds like you can't make it here in Thailand. Maybe you should pack up and go back to your moma's basement. You are an obvious mark for the Thais to take advantage of. Get out before they use and abuse your anus to a bloody dripping hole.
    overzealous farang trash alert

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