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    Quote Originally Posted by VocalNeal View Post
    Or buy a proper beer fridge with a glass door and
    Put a price list on it - though they will just take beer on credit and not pay

    Get another fridge and lock it or put it upstairs. Normally the area for socializing is outside the house, so why are the cheeky fcukers going inside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    Is that the same as 'kefir ' milk? Probiotic Milk

    Or do you make it from the Kaffir (Lime) Tree?
    Quote Originally Posted by Simon43 View Post
    Sorry, bad spelling. ( I'm only an English teacher..!) I mean kefir milk.
    Make it every day, very healthy and tasty.
    I've been looking for something like that.
    Just back from Shopping (in the West) and bought a litre, cost about Bht 150.

    Do a thread on if if you get some time.

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    I was looking for the fridge pic. This one was kinda cool.
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    Good enuf. Get your boy to stock it. What could go wrong?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wasp View Post
    When I kicked off about it Missy's friends stopped coming .
    And that upset Missy .
    Wait a Thai minute and back the Tuk Tuk up......Your Missy got upset because you told her that your House and fridge were not public domain? How old is she? Are you footin the bill exclusively?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wasp View Post
    It's what they do . It's Thai style.
    While I can understand the term "Thai" style, it all depends on the class of folk you associate with Waspy. In all my years here I have never been at someones house and see people roll up and just walk in, open the fridge and grab a beer or Soda. I have 2 Refriderators downstairs with beer, wine and food and no one who has dropped by has even opened one up. I think you need to get out of Isaan.

    Speaking of Issan, I have found in my travels here that most expats that seem to implode are from that region of Thailand. Having lived and worked in Korat for a couple of years and traveling the rural areas on many weekend I can see why. I did a Moto ride from Korat to KK and one to Udon Thani. Man one wrong turn and you can find yourself in bumfukegypt (as I call it) and the "locals", while nice, are clearly removed from many things and I suspect manners to be one of them. It takes a special person to live hardcore rural.

    I think you being bored is a product of where you live Waspy either that are you are not trying very hard to make it work. Sounds like you need to be closer to an active city. Far too many foreigners whinge about being bored, become a drunk and complain all the time, etc and that is because they never sat and gave where they were about to move much thought. Then the "Pussy" glasses come off shortly after and their personal expectations are 180 of what they envisioned. From there its a long slippery slope....

    I'd sit and write down what your expectations are and then determine if where you are now can meet a majority of them, If so, then just get on with it. If not, then you have to come up with a plan to GTFO because you are only kidding yourself it might work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chittychangchang View Post
    Why not just go to Thailand for holidays and retire in the UK, problem solved.
    The temptation is to sell-up in the UK and be a mega-millionaire in Thailand .

    I thought an alternative would be to down-size in the UK but that means moving down to a property costing maybe £100 000 .
    And you get shit stuff now for that price . Maybe a terraced slum in Wales ...... or Stoke . Somewhere shitty like that .
    As long as I can go back to the UK I'd adjust to Thailand I think ....... but putting all my reserves into Thailand means what ?
    Moving there and being warm while I wait to die . Life is so much more interesting in Europe .

    For many years I thought my retirement home would be in France . But France is wonderful and horrible . I did like the place until I went to Italy which wiped France straight out the window . Then I went to Germany ......... unbelievably I loved it even more !

    Your suggestion ---- is excellent . But in practice it's difficult . A grotty terraced house in Liverpool where you're afraid to go out after 7pm does NOT appeal !
    And I'm from there !!!!


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    Seems to work out ok for Punty

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    What happened to your idea of you living in/on a boat or barge in the UK, Wasp? Is that idea sunk now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    Wait a Thai minute and back the Tuk Tuk up......Your Missy got upset because you told her that your House and fridge were not public domain? No . She got upset because folks stopped dropping in . She's gregarious. How old is she? Are you footin the bill exclusively?



    While I can understand the term "Thai" style, it all depends on the class of folk you associate with Waspy. In all my years here I have never been at someones house and see people roll up and just walk in, open the fridge and grab a beer or Soda. I have 2 Refriderators downstairs with beer, wine and food and no one who has dropped by has even opened one up. I think you need to get out of Isaan.
    She does the same thing in her friends home . We used to do it when I was 6 and living in the Liverpool slums . Mia casa e tua casa .

    Speaking of Issan, I have found in my travels here that most expats that seem to implode are from that region of Thailand. Having lived and worked in Korat for a couple of years and traveling the rural areas on many weekend I can see why. I did a Moto ride from Korat to KK and one to Udon Thani. Man one wrong turn and you can find yourself in bumfukegypt (as I call it) and the "locals", while nice, are clearly removed from many things and I suspect manners to be one of them. It takes a special person to live hardcore rural.

    I think you being bored is a product of where you live Waspy either that are you are not trying very hard to make it work. Sounds like you need to be closer to an active city. Far too many foreigners whinge about being bored, become a drunk and complain all the time, etc and that is because they never sat and gave where they were about to move much thought. Then the "Pussy" glasses come off shortly after and their personal expectations are 180 of what they envisioned. From there its a long slippery slope....

    I'd sit and write down what your expectations are and then determine if where you are now can meet a majority of them, If so, then just get on with it. If not, then you have to come up with a plan to GTFO because you are only kidding yourself it might work.




    Bloody Hell Jay Pee !!! Don't be so coy !!!
    Say what you really think why don't you ?????

    Everything you say ------- is true . It's not many people who can pin all the aspects down like that .

    BUT

    Missy's home is in Issan . No Missy ....... then forget it . I'd be completely helmless without her .Had I not met her I would not be thinking in any way at all about staying in Thailand .
    It's a straight business deal . Rather than end up shuffling with a walking stick to check out the 6 o'clock bargains at Lidl I'd have somebody looking out for me . In return she gets the kind of security that only Thai Lottery winners usually get .
    I wish she wasn't in Issan .
    I wish she was living in some National Park not far from a waterfall and high enough to be coolish. But she's where she is . The house is totally acceptable . I can make it better and cooler .
    You speak of being nearer an active city but Pattaya is a hyper-active city and I hate it . Malls , bars , coffee shops and some of the worst Westerners on this planet .

    What you write --- I welcome . And I respect the time you put into writing it . You concentrate my thoughts . The problem isn't Thailand . And it's not Issan . I love Germany but if my daily life there was equally sparse then I would be equally unhappy I'm sure . The problem lies in having useless time --- and there are an awful lot of people who get to retirement and hate the change to their routines and the lack of purpose in each day .
    That's not a Thai problem . I'm sure Andorrans experience it just as much.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    What happened to your idea of you living in/on a boat or barge in the UK, Wasp? Is that idea sunk now?



    I looked into it and its still a consideration .
    It does cost a lot more than I was thinking though ...... but the main difficulty is the claustrophobia . How do people live on NarrowBoats ?
    Then when you start looking at a comfortable size boat you're looking at uncomfortable money .

    However ....... when I abandon the idea of downsizing to a £100 000 house then a £100 000 boat looks very good .

    I'm waiting on Missy .

    When she has had enough and chooses of her own will to go back home then my age and expenditure points me once again to the boat .


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    Quote Originally Posted by Wasp View Post
    Missy's home is in Issan . No Missy ....... then forget it . I'd be completely helmless without her .
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    Wasp ... moving to Thailand?

    What to do?

    LEARN THAI

    You will be more independent, improve the gray matter bla bla

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    Put a sign on the fridge saying Jow bo ouww.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishlocker View Post
    Good enuf. Get your boy to stock it. What could go wrong?
    I solved any issues by placing the fridge next to my bed. How convenient is that. Of course I was on vacation. Besides the fridge was only 160 usd.
    We have one downstairs but still I don't recall people going through it even during parties.

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    Wait, I thought about this for a bit.
    You let them know you're English.

    Damn it man, next thing you know you'll be giving them back Hong Kong.

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    I meant, thought about it for a Brit.

    Hey, at least you capitalized regarding the situation.

    Just trying to figure my way out.....



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    Heart is in havanna nanna nanna.

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    The Lagoon is beautiful. Providing you stay solvent and above water.

    Havanna nanna nanna......


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    Quote Originally Posted by VocalNeal View Post

    Solution? Buy your own small beer fridge and put a padlock on it with a sign that says "wasp's private fridge ask if you want a beer" they won't ask!
    The point wasn't losing the beer .

    The point was the free and easy attitude .

    These same people have freely turned up to help hoist heavy stuff into position . And when I got a flat tyre on the moatybike I called Missy and a posse of these people rolled up 15 miles away and tossed me and the bike into a pick-up .
    They are good-hearted people ...... but my life is one where you have fences and gates and people don't just walk in your door .
    If I got used to that I'd have gone native .
    Can't see that .

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    sorry wasp, u got too many probs to address on here,, i'd rather write a book.
    lived in korat for 4 yrs, never a prob, or complaint.
    been in patts for 8yrs no complaints.
    wot to do all day,? thats where the book comes in, one suggestion, go look in the mirror, ur probs and solutions are all there. sorry mate, the way it is.

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    I have fairly simple needs and dont need much effort cash to satisfy.
    No longer commute work chase girls go shopping
    My teerak to be fair does most of housework, I meddle in kitchen garden and maintainance car etc is my role in a very trad roles of my parents generation which wouldn't suit a youn European woman but wife seems to like it that way


    As to activities even when away from home pretty much same tho obviously more restaurants

    I have similar brekkie , exercise swim, cycle , I miss long hikes too sweaty and mountainous here to really enjoy or camping, so long motor bike days out a village meal, some fresh fish rarely a beer midday.Odd overnight trip C Mai Burma or Laos, I still go round the world each year but will limit this to Asia Pacific soon , tired not so much flights the endless airport queues security layovers .

    PM whethe Prag Newcastle Paris or home I read news have an absinthe

    Siesta if nookies off then play clarinet paint listen to jazz check TD watch a movie visit friends

    Cocktail hour more Jazz and prep snacks for guest neighbours help with dinner or trip to wet market 2 m away or Mall a mile distant which now has olive oil,olives, cheeses etc which I used to miss but gone native

    Big long dinner with wine , movie / massage and so to bed, dull when young but the pace is ideal for me.


    This might be dull for you, ask yourself what would you do any place , I like sailing and hiking but can live without.
    If you don't learn Thai you'll be limited to a few equally isolated Falangs and if they are non natives may have little in common. If Fiber Optic is available with netflux , skype etc you have lots of stuff. Perhaps a meditation weekend will clear your mind so you can build the path to contentment, it took me a long time but I knew it would be rural like I grew up,I love the buzz of Amsterdam Sydney or even BKK for a couple of days but the noise pollution and crowds don't suit me.

    Birdsong , running water, simple pleasures to sit and watch the world go by with the woman I love in a warm but nver too hot Lanna peaceful friendly village who could ask for more.
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    Just had a very nice duck noodle that the main mrs brought back. Chinese new year thing.

    Think I'll have a snooze on the sofa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wasp View Post
    The problem lies in having useless time --- and there are an awful lot of people who get to retirement and hate the change to their routines and the lack of purpose in each day .
    Watch the movie "The Intern". It will give you inspiration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lob View Post
    sorry wasp, u got too many probs to address on here,, i'd rather write a book.
    lived in korat for 4 yrs, never a prob, or complaint.
    been in patts for 8yrs no complaints.
    wot to do all day,? thats where the book comes in, one suggestion, go look in the mirror, ur probs and solutions are all there. sorry mate, the way it is.

    Indeed.
    I imagine many still won't get it, nor ever will.

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