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  1. Thailand Red Flagged for Aviation Concerns

    Thailand 'red-flagged' for aviation safety concerns - CNN.com

    The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has "red flagged" Thailand over significant safety concerns within the country's...
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    Cost of Living

    With the rising costs in Thailand, I can only see things getting harder and harder. Moving back to the USA, there is nothing I really miss about Thailand. Yeh the 9 to 5 grind at work sucks compared...
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    Photos

    I am trying to post up some photos before I take off. Here are some to get started

    Library Slideshow by bwpage3 | Photobucket
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    Very, very true. Although we did register the...

    Divorces, legally, depend on whether the couple are registered at the Amphoe offices....
    A very small percentage of marriages are registered.
    That is the legal official aspect.

    More valued and...
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    I could not agree more. Not only for my wife, but...

    I could not agree more. Not only for my wife, but the young girls of the village, younger ladies, etc. there is hope if it can happen for one, maybe it can happen for them

    When people have...
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    When you are married to an Isaan girl, believe me...

    What makes me laugh is this guy pays sin sot to the old boy and then the old boy comes in for another crack stealing more money.

    Then the guy rewards the old boy by giving him all his...
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    Really no time to make plans to donate...

    Really no time to make plans to donate everything. I have already replaced everything in the USA and had no intention to pay to move
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    The only think I can say is you really have to do...

    The only think I can say is you really have to do this out of respect and love. It was damn hot as hell, there is no air con anywhere or internet or cable TV

    Even 4 fans I bought could not keep...
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    Yes sir I am sure you are one of the few that can...

    Yes sir I am sure you are one of the few that can truly understand the reasoning to do this. Just hearing what my wife had to say to me when she gave her speech on stage was totally worth the cost of...
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    Jim I watched your wedding videos on Youtube...

    Jim

    I watched your wedding videos on Youtube and was very prepared. Thanks for all the effort to post your videos
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    Isaan Traditional Wedding and costs

    A few years after the fact, and after moving back to the USA, my wife was yearning for a traditional Isaan wedding. Due to the prosperity at being gamefully employed in the USA, I readily agreed.
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    Really nice to see some decent fathers taking...

    Really nice to see some decent fathers taking care of their kids and making their wives happy. After all it is all about being happy and I can see a real happiness here.
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    Many Thanks

    I would like to thank everyone for all their posts. It is very encouraging to read and see others that have made a positive go of things.

    I think it all comes down to what makes you happy. I had a...
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    Having a Child at 50

    I would like to hear serious advice, both the pros and cons, about those who have fathered a child after the age of 50 (planned).

    I have returned to the USA, in great financial position,...
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    Visa Run Crackdown

    This is in today's Bangkokpost

    Thai immigration clamps down on visa runs | Bangkok Post: news
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    If someone chooses to move back to the USA after...

    If someone chooses to move back to the USA after living in Thailand does not make them bitter.

    I moved for the sake of my 14 year old's education

    Now huff and puff all you want about how great...
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    A moron is a person who will not admit to living...

    A moron is a person who will not admit to living a degraded lifestyle in Thailand and making 1,000's of excuses to justify his meager existence to convince himself it is better, when he has no choice...
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    It is not the steak that is important, it is...

    It is not the steak that is important, it is comparing two things exactly the same from both countries and that is a current example I used

    A small house can be had anywhere in rural America for...
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    Go to Western Sizzler in Thailand and order a...

    Go to Western Sizzler in Thailand and order a steak. It will cost more US dollars in Thailand than it will in the USA.

    If you want to compare eating Thai street food to a western steak, you are...
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    There is a definite need when you compare...

    There is a definite need when you compare Thailand with the USA or Australia to compare apples to apples.

    You can get way out in left field making generic comparisons

    An example is housing. In...
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    Kick my Father in Law's Ass

    I really want to kick my father in law in the ass and fukin hard as well. Took him along to Koh Chang; as he has never been out of Isaan his entire life.

    This is a man that has ridden a motorbike...
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    For anyone that has or currently lives in Isaan...

    For anyone that has or currently lives in Isaan or the rural areas of Thailand and Laos, those are probably the only areas I would expect to remain half way normal although the want of money is still...
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    Returning to LOS, A New Perspective

    After 10+ straight years living in Thailand, I moved back to the USA approximately 9 months ago. I have just returned to Thailand for 2 weeks.

    What I observed is that it seems the traffic has...
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    When you read posts like this, you get the...

    When you read posts like this, you get the impression that all the dudes on here think they are all perfect angels and all asian girls pieces of s**t. The best advice is never give anyone any advice....
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    I lived there in Zhuhai for 6 months myself....

    I lived there in Zhuhai for 6 months myself. Hated the Chinese food they cook in that nasty hot spicy peppercorn oil and almost everything else for food with the exception of the place next to Papa...
  26. Thread: Drought

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    2012 lost 70% of the rice crop due to no rain in...

    2012 lost 70% of the rice crop due to no rain in Isaan. It happens and it appears to be getting worse and worse each year.
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    Another long lost rocket scientist turns up in...

    Another long lost rocket scientist turns up in Thailand after 50 years. Why would anyone post about NOT using air conditioning if they could afford it?
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    Move! You are pouring money into a lost cause

    Move! You are pouring money into a lost cause
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    I want to give my kids the chance and the choice...

    I want to give my kids the chance and the choice to be what THEY want to be in their own lives. I do not want to force them into farming or something so low income they will never be able to afford a...
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    You are 100% correct. Thailand is great. I found...

    Thailand is great, it's Thai people who ruin it.
    Good for you, OP I'm heading back to US hopefully by end of the year and I cannot wait. You're right it is cheaper, and the quality of...
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    I work for a large company that has all the...

    I work for a large company that has all the benefits, medical, dental, 401k, bonus
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    It you think you are welcome in Thailand, you are...

    bloody hell; what do you have in Ealing? must be a terrible place

    good apartments here can be had for the same price as a room in a shared house in London, or less


    well, that is what their...
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    California has housing 391% above the US National...

    This discussion could go on and on. IMHO it boils down to ones position in life and somehow you will find a way to justify it to make it look like what you left was pathetic and where you are now is...
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    Prem International in Chiang Mai

    Prem International in Chiang Mai
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    Re-Adjusting to the USA

    After spending a large part of my life living in Thailand, I moved back to the USA outside of Chicago a few days ago

    At the time there was allot of trepidation about this decision, one I made...
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    Nice post. I often wondered about the tourist...

    Nice post.

    I often wondered about the tourist that come and subject themselves to all that overcrowding.

    My idea of a vacation is getting away from it not getting in the middle of it
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    The other day I picked up 2 french couples in...

    The other day I picked up 2 french couples in Khao Yai. They were looking for the Pak Chong Train Station. They had some printed out maps and couldn't figure out they were 50+km away from the train...
  38. Thailand is certainly no financial holiday...

    Thailand is certainly no financial holiday bargain during the high season, which is the only time the weather really cooperates.

    I think there are numerous places around the world to holiday and...
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    You might want to get local Thai legal advice and...

    You might want to get local Thai legal advice and ask why the bank would allow her to be the guarantee on a 10,000,000 thb loan with only 18,000 thb in income?

    It could be highly possible to get...
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    The same experience can be had in ANY rural Thai...

    The same experience can be had in ANY rural Thai area where there are no or very few farangs. Phrae is not unique in that aspect. There are still many people in Isaan who have never seen a farang in...
  41. Thread: 3+3 lease

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    Think about what you just said and then think...

    can.

    any of the 2 big resturant bars in the middle of kaosan road, any of the beer bars on soi 4, sure many of the farang pubs across thailand pull 100 plus, like pickle said, lots of bollix...
  42. Thread: 3+3 lease

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    Name one place in Thailand that you could...

    if you any info on a 3+3 i would love to read it.[/QUOTE]

    Name one place in Thailand that you could consistently get 100 farang customers, 30 days each month? You cannot. Not the mall in KK, not...
  43. Confessing usually means the sentence time is cut...

    Confessing usually means the sentence time is cut in half. He chose the wrong country to start telling stories.
  44. Thread: 3+3 lease

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    Always those that think they know it all and end...

    Always those that think they know it all and end up flat on their arse.

    Anyone with any sense at all knows if a business is making money, it is never, never, never sold in Thailand.

    But...
  45. Thread: jock rot

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    See a doctor

    See a doctor
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    The only really thing that works in this case is...

    The only really thing that works in this case is downright intimidation. Most working class couples are scared shitless of fear and any kind of intimidation. If they are going to behave in a...
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    If that first video was any indication, it looks...

    If that first video was any indication, it looks like only one small group participating. Not the massive crowds we have in Thailand.
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    The Thailand you holiday in and the Thailand you...

    The Thailand you holiday in and the Thailand you live in are as different as night and day.

    Too many come on a holiday and get sucked into a dream thinking that is the way life is here.

    That...
  49. I have a recovery program that you can do this at...

    I have a recovery program that you can do this at home. Even if your pc doesn't recognize the hard-drive, this program will uncover it and you can save all your data elsewhere (i.e. portable usb...
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    I hope you didn't pay for that mess!

    I hope you didn't pay for that mess!
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