Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 26
  1. #1
    たのむよ。
    The Gentleman Scamp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Last Online
    03-01-2017 @ 04:09 PM
    Location
    もうがまんできない!
    Posts
    9,754

    Thumbs up Thailand still #1

    Wherever I go I miss this fine land, and the wonderful people in it - even though Thailand isn't perfect not the people in it, but if they were they would not be human - and who the fuck am I to criticize a nation for not being perfect? By the rationale that we as a species are the cancer of the planet - they are one of the better examples of life on earth.

    I want to share with you some of the charm that I experience on a daily basis from the people of Thailand. I have had a few beers now and am man enough to say how I really feel about this country and these people - none of which bicker with each other on an internet forum and all of which would be united in a foreign country. Any gripe I have had with Thai people has only to do with their defects as human beings and has nothing to do with their nationality. Sure, they ain't perfect, but they are a damned sight better at getting on with life in a harmonious way than us Brits and wezzies.

    I don't need to share anything in particular, and I would never be so trite - my love of Thailand does not need to be justified, but every day when I wake up - I am grateful I wake up here.
    "I'm an outsider by choice, but not truly. It's the unpleasantness of the system that keeps me out. I'd rather be in, in a good system. That's where my discontent comes from: being forced to choose to stay outside.
    My advice: Just keep movin' straight ahead. Every now and then you find yourself in a different place."

    George Carlin

  2. #2
    On a walkabout
    Loy Toy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Last Online
    Today @ 10:47 AM
    Posts
    28,501
    Gentleman Scamp for PM

    Ditto and nicely put!

  3. #3
    Special member
    jizzybloke's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    7,874
    When i land in Bkk and walk out of the airport (stupid name i can't spell) i feel like i've come home, i feel welcome and wanted even if it's just a facade!?
    When i land at Heathrow and walk out of the airport i feel like an unwelcome unwanted foreigner!
    Well, luckily I didn't have any tortoises on me at the time...

  4. #4
    Sprayed On Member
    The Fresh Prince's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Not in the willage
    Posts
    11,683
    When ever I've been out of the country and I return to Bangkok, it's not until I'm in the back of a taxi doing a 140 down the hard shoulder with a slightly pissed up driver, that I can breath a sigh of relief and say "I'm home!"

  5. #5
    R.I.P.
    DrB0b's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    ALL GLORY TO THE HYPNOTOAD
    Posts
    17,158
    Quote Originally Posted by The Gentleman Scamp View Post
    I really feel about this country and these people - none of which bicker with each other on an internet forum
    Have you ever been on a Thai internet forum? They make like this place look like an oasis of peace and sanity

  6. #6
    Thailand Expat
    sabang's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Last Online
    04-09-2019 @ 05:06 AM
    Location
    BackinOz
    Posts
    30,807
    I like living here, I like the people, I love their smiles, their spontaneity. I love them more than my own Tribe.

    If you do not like it, I am fine with your choice. But don't hang around here whinging about it- Go Home.

  7. #7
    សុខសប្បាយ
    EmperorTud's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Last Online
    11-12-2009 @ 11:23 PM
    Location
    75 clicks above the Do Lung bridge
    Posts
    6,665
    Quote Originally Posted by The Gentleman Scamp
    I really feel about this country and these people - none of which bicker with each other on an internet forum
    They are too busy fighting each other with machetes in central Bangkok.

  8. #8
    Thailand Expat Texpat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    In your head
    Posts
    13,014
    My love of Thailand ended after I had lived in Udon Thani for about six months.
    The romantic notion of a tropical paradise faded as soon as I learned how things here really work. It's rather grimy, base and unrefined.

    Certainly several notches down from anyplace I've ever lived previously.

    But it will do, for now.

  9. #9
    たのむよ。
    The Gentleman Scamp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Last Online
    03-01-2017 @ 04:09 PM
    Location
    もうがまんできない!
    Posts
    9,754
    It's 4am - I fell off the waggon last night.

  10. #10
    Thailand Expat
    keda's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Last Online
    17-12-2010 @ 12:06 PM
    Posts
    9,831
    Quote Originally Posted by jizzybloke View Post
    When i land in Bkk and walk out of the airport (stupid name i can't spell) i feel like i've come home, i feel welcome and wanted even if it's just a facade!?
    When i land at Heathrow and walk out of the airport i feel like an unwelcome unwanted foreigner!
    Me too, last couple of years feeling like a newbie tourist.

  11. #11
    Rhubarb, rhubarb, rhubarb
    Sir Burr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Last Online
    16-06-2009 @ 09:54 AM
    Location
    Phuket.
    Posts
    4,668
    Que Smeg and Chairman Mao.......

  12. #12
    I am in Jail

    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Last Online
    31-07-2009 @ 01:13 PM
    Location
    amidst dogs and ducks
    Posts
    2,688
    Sounds like the TGS met a new bird last night.

  13. #13
    Thailand Expat
    Marmite the Dog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Last Online
    08-09-2014 @ 10:43 AM
    Location
    Simian Islands
    Posts
    34,827
    Quote Originally Posted by keda View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jizzybloke View Post
    When i land in Bkk and walk out of the airport (stupid name i can't spell) i feel like i've come home, i feel welcome and wanted even if it's just a facade!?
    When i land at Heathrow and walk out of the airport i feel like an unwelcome unwanted foreigner!
    Me too, last couple of years feeling like a newbie tourist.
    You back in Chavistan then?

  14. #14
    nid aur yw popeth melyn
    britmaveric's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Pattaya
    Posts
    4,319
    Eating thai food now or is your opinion still the same Scampy?

  15. #15
    Thailand Expat
    Whiteshiva's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Last Online
    29-05-2019 @ 04:45 AM
    Location
    Nontaburi
    Posts
    4,632
    Quote Originally Posted by Texpat View Post
    My love of Thailand ended after I had lived in Udon Thani for about six months.
    The romantic notion of a tropical paradise faded as soon as I learned how things here really work. It's rather grimy, base and unrefined.

    Certainly several notches down from anyplace I've ever lived previously.

    But it will do, for now.
    That largely sums up my feeling on Thailand as well. It has such an enormous potential, but the whole place seems incapable of moving on.

  16. #16
    Thailand Expat

    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Last Online
    04-06-2013 @ 09:51 AM
    Posts
    1,888
    Quote Originally Posted by Texpat
    The romantic notion of a tropical paradise faded as soon as I learned how things here really work. It's rather grimy, base and unrefined. Certainly several notches down from anyplace I've ever lived previously. But it will do, for now.
    I have to agree with Texpat. I don't exactly love living here but my family does, so here I stay, for now. I went home to the UK last March but came back early due to home sickness. Next time I'll take the family.

  17. #17
    I am in Jail

    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Last Online
    18-12-2008 @ 08:14 PM
    Posts
    2,029
    This thread should carry a warning for those with diabetes.

  18. #18
    Banned
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Last Online
    30-01-2013 @ 09:22 AM
    Posts
    10,902
    Well said Scamp. Nice OP.

  19. #19
    Banned
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Last Online
    30-01-2013 @ 09:22 AM
    Posts
    10,902
    Even if inorder to present this image of life

    Quote Originally Posted by The Gentleman Scamp View Post
    they are a damned sight better at getting on with life in a harmonious way
    They neglect things that shouldn't be neglected. As long as everyone seems to be in harmony, nothing else in life matters, right?

  20. #20
    better looking than Ned
    Rigger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Last Online
    17-01-2018 @ 12:27 PM
    Posts
    7,900
    Thailand is great as long as you dont start to copy your life from your home country. Keep life simple
    I think I enjoyed Thailand much more when I had no worrys ie cars/motorcycles/homes/Family and all the other small shit that gives you problems every day internet/UBC/ No beer at 7/11 until 6 Oclock
    As we all know Thailand is foked for tring to get anything done the way you want it. I went in today to buy my daughter a TV abd DVD for her room so I picked out a nice pink DVD with puppys on it and do you think the dumb barsted serving me would just except that thats the one I wanted to buy, NO the foker tried everything to get me to buy some other crap that he thought was better. I had to walk of in the end and leave the wife to deal with him.
    I have had enough of dealing with retards in Thailand that think they know whats better for you or how you should be doing things

    Wheres me mate Smeg he will back me up

  21. #21
    Thailand Expat
    DrAndy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Last Online
    25-03-2014 @ 05:29 PM
    Location
    yes
    Posts
    32,028
    anyone that attempts to buy a pink DVD with puppies is asking for help

  22. #22
    Thailand Expat
    Marmite the Dog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Last Online
    08-09-2014 @ 10:43 AM
    Location
    Simian Islands
    Posts
    34,827
    Quote Originally Posted by Rigger
    do you think the dumb barsted serving me would just except that thats the one I wanted to buy, NO the foker tried everything to get me to buy some other crap that he thought was better.
    Easily sorted though. You just pick one up and walk to the till, or tell him to shut the fuck up and go and get one from the store-room if there aren't any near the display.

  23. #23
    Thailand Expat
    Agent_Smith's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Last Online
    Today @ 07:28 AM
    Location
    Pre-Apocalyptic Las Vegas
    Posts
    4,833
    ^I'm sure this has been asked before but...Why do all the hypermarkets feel the need to hire a hundred sales personnel per dept.? Doesn't that hurt the bottom line just a bit? Or are they all working on commission (which would actually explain a lot).

  24. #24
    Thailand Expat Texpat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    In your head
    Posts
    13,014
    Yeah Rigger, that guy wouldn't make a commission on the one you wanted. He wants you to buy his brand -- where he'll make a few baht.

    The trick is to decide which one you want (Sony for example) and then ask for the Sony rep. He'll jump through his asshole to get you the Hello Kitty DVD.

    I've asked for a brand before where the rep swore they were sold out and it's shit anyway. Then the brand rep came by and fetched one for me straight away.

    Just absolutely bizarre. The customer is not king. Not even bishop or rook.

  25. #25
    I am in Jail

    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Last Online
    22-07-2010 @ 01:22 PM
    Posts
    485
    I wouldn't mind being 100% retired in Thailand once I check-out of life, but it is no country for young men.

    If you haven't 'paid your dues' in the real world, best to delay going there.

    I quite liked it when I used to be a sex tourist. Now that avenue of pleasure is closed off to me, its just a big third world dump that smells of icky-poo, not jasmine and incense.

    Still better than the Philippines though.....

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •