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    Are you a true Thailand Expat?

    Ive been living here for just on 8 years. I consider that as an expat. However it appears to me that on this forum some may have "Thailand Expat" as a descriptor in their Avatar, or nickname or what ever you want to call it, and they don't actually live here, Maybe they travel back and forth, maybe they just made it up, But in my mind to be an expat means that you infact expatriated from your home country.
    So I am a Thailand Expat, are you too?

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    No and so what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by deeks View Post
    Ive been living here for just on 8 years. I consider that as an expat. However it appears to me that on this forum some may have "Thailand Expat" as a descriptor in their Avatar, or nickname or what ever you want to call it, and they don't actually live here, Maybe they travel back and forth, maybe they just made it up, But in my mind to be an expat means that you infact expatriated from your home country.
    So I am a Thailand Expat, are you too?
    I thought we'd already established that there are no Thailand "expats" they are all just long term tourists.

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    What is more important is that we do not have to deal with multi-nick cunts.

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    Yes. Living and working here in essentially the same job for 20 years.

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    and the world continues to turn...


    Expatriate - Wikipedia
    An expatriate (often shortened to expat) is a person
    residing in a country other than their native country. In common usage, the term often refers to professionals, skilled workers, or artists taking positions outside their home country, either independently or sent abroad by their employers, which can be companies, universities, governments, or non-governmental organisations. However, the term 'expatriate' is also used for retirees and others who have chosen to live outside their native country. Historically, it has also referred to exiles.


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_sovereign_states_and_dependent_territories _by_immigrant_population#References

    In 2019 Thailand has/had 3,635,085 immigrants @ 5.2% of a population of 70 million


    Now TeakDoor has 27,137 members of which 315 are active. How many fit the definition of Thailand Expat – nobody really knows and nobody really cares until you have an expat wannabe telling you just how Thailand really is because they read it on the Internet…

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    Quote Originally Posted by bowie View Post
    and the world continues to turn...


    Expatriate - Wikipedia
    An expatriate (often shortened to expat) is a person
    residing in a country other than their native country. In common usage, the term often refers to professionals, skilled workers, or artists taking positions outside their home country, either independently or sent abroad by their employers, which can be companies, universities, governments, or non-governmental organisations. However, the term 'expatriate' is also used for retirees and others who have chosen to live outside their native country. Historically, it has also referred to exiles.


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_sovereign_states_and_dependent_territories _by_immigrant_population#References

    In 2019 Thailand has/had 3,635,085 immigrants @ 5.2% of a population of 70 million


    Now TeakDoor has 27,137 members of which 315 are active. How many fit the definition of Thailand Expat – nobody really knows and nobody really cares until you have an expat wannabe telling you just how Thailand really is because they read it on the Internet…
    That last paragraph hit the nail on the head.

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    I am an expat in my heart. Lived in the same house in CM for 20+ years. In and out for quite a few before that. Had to come back to the states and taking care of my mom now two years. I want to go back to CM more than anything. Love the place.

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    [QUOTE=misskit;4147949]I am an expat in my heart. Lived in the same house in CM for 20+ years. In and out for quite a few before that. Had to come back to the states and taking care of my mom now two years. I want to go back to CM more than anything. Love the place.[/QUOTE

    I would feel the same, My dad is getting on, I offered for him to come and live with me here and i would pay for a full time nurse, he said nope, he has planned to go into a nursing home in Aus if it ever comes to that.

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    I can’t even get my mother to go to the doctor, much less get on an airliner to Thailand!

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    I can’t even get my mother to go to the doctor, much less get on an airliner to Thailand!
    God bless you, misskit.
    I will say a prayer for you and your mom, wishing you and mom all the best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRealKW View Post
    No and so what?
    Stolen valor rings a bell, expressing something that you are not is another way to put it. or simply a liar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    What is more important is that we do not have to deal with multi-nick cunts.

    Why do you care about how many nicks a poster has and how is dealing with a multi-nick poster different from a single nick poster?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RPETER65 View Post
    Why do you care about how many nicks a poster has and how is dealing with a multi-nick poster different from a single nick poster?
    Its only because i called his bluff after he posted that i live on the East coast of America. So i challenged him to bet on it, He wouldnt take the challenge and Cujo put up a post calling him "snubbles", so now i call him snubbies or snubbles or snublette or snubble wuffles or snubbly wubbly, and he gets cranky, And i think he doesnt even live in Thailand and has "Thailand Expat" in his profile pic, so i'm calling him on that now too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deeks View Post
    Its only because i called his bluff after he posted that i live on the East coast of America.
    Those of us who have been around awhile know the arcane ways of finding a poster's location. It's not rocket science.

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    I am an expat and my main house is in Thailand but I'm not a Thai expat.

    Not that it matters much...

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    A thread full of newbie expats.

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    ^ I see you are a Super Expat!

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    Quote Originally Posted by deeks View Post
    But in my mind
    . . . you're fucked up.

    Who cares? This thinly veiled attempt at pointing out that bsnub doesn't live in Thailand . . . again . . . and your constant flow of repetitive anti-Biden and pro-Trump posts and threads.

    Do you think that your living in Thailand, which is doubtful, proves anything? Just like you claiming to be an Aussie, yet you're not, that's quite obvious

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    . . . you're fucked up.

    Who cares? This thinly veiled attempt at pointing out that bsnub doesn't live in Thailand . . . again . . . and your constant flow of repetitive anti-Biden and pro-Trump posts and threads.

    Do you think that your living in Thailand, which is doubtful, proves anything? Just like you claiming to be an Aussie, yet you're not, that's quite obvious
    Well obviously you care, if not why are posting about it? And that he's from Seattle post just made me laugh so hard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deeks View Post
    And i think he doesnt even live in Thailand
    He's never even been to Thailand.

    And no I'm not an expat, I have children in Thailand. but looks like I will be an expat in Laos in the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    Do you think that your living in Thailand, which is doubtful, proves anything?
    Ask or become a mod. They know exactly where someone posts from unless member has a VPN.

    End of the day, who the fuck cares where someone resides as long as they keep threads and comments somewhat Thailand related.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deeks View Post
    Well obviously you care, if not why are posting about it?
    I don't care about who lives in Thailand or not . . . are you too dense to understand that? That's a rhetorical question, of course



    Quote Originally Posted by deeks View Post
    And that he's from Seattle post just made me laugh so hard.
    Small minds are easily amused

    Quote Originally Posted by Chico View Post
    looks like I will be an expat in Laos in the future.
    Is this after your quarter million a month job i Sudan/Norway?



    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    End of the day, who the fuck cares where someone resides as long as they keep threads and comments somewhat Thailand related.
    Precisely

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    Quote Originally Posted by deeks View Post
    Well obviously you care
    Seems you've rattled square heads cage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    keep threads and comments somewhat Thailand related.
    Not happened for years that now, its mostly about America,China,Russia, or UK

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