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    Im bored AF Backspin's Avatar
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    If you retired in Thailand, would you worry about getting bored ?

    If you retired in Thailand, would you get bored ? You know, that anxious feeling that you don't know what to do with your time ? I probably wouldn't but i bet the average person would.

    What would a routine be in retirement ?

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    As long as I have money and freedom how could I possibly be bored?

    Motorbike Touring and Bike Weeks.

    Family trips.

    lads trips.

    wife trips.

    golf.

    gym.

    Running my bar and bakery

    Club activities

    Hash House Harriers

    BBQs

    DIY and building shit.

    Garden stuff.

    poker tournaments.

    drinking.

    charity events.
    Lang may yer lum reek...

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    For me it is all about the "aaaaaahhhhhhhhh" I am a low skilled worker, made my way up the food chain by working hard and trying to set goals, I don't even have a 12th grade certificate,let alone college, Now I don't have to work like that anymore,If I had a higher education I may get bored, but Im happy to clean the gardens and think of the next place to holiday at. Plenty of youtube retirees that can show all the different lifestyles available.

    As far as a routine goes in Thailand, toss it out, first thing I learn't is sabai sabai. It's do as you please and that confers to all around you, there is no word in Thai for "routine" and in the west, it is how we train animals.

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    Im bored AF Backspin's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by dirk diggler View Post
    As long as I have money and freedom how could I possibly be bored?

    Motorbike Touring and Bike Weeks.

    Family trips.

    lads trips.

    wife trips.

    golf.

    gym.

    Running my bar and bakery

    Club activities

    Hash House Harriers

    BBQ’s

    DIY and building shit.

    Garden stuff.

    poker tournaments.

    drinking.

    charity events.
    You seem to know how it's done

    Some people just don't know how to live. Retirement would scare them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirk diggler View Post
    As long as I have money and freedom how could I possibly be bored?

    Motorbike Touring and Bike Weeks.

    Family trips.

    lads trips.

    wife trips.

    golf.

    gym.

    Running my bar and bakery

    Club activities

    Hash House Harriers

    BBQ’s

    DIY and building shit.

    Garden stuff.

    poker tournaments.

    drinking.

    charity events.
    Then
    Weddings
    New houses
    Temple parties
    Son becoming a Monk
    Son joining the Army
    Monk passing
    First baby
    Daughter/Son graduates
    Sonkran
    Loi kratung
    and on and on and on

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    Quote Originally Posted by havnfun View Post
    For me it is all about the "aaaaaahhhhhhhhh" I am a low skilled worker, made my way up the food chain by working hard and trying to set goals, I don't even have a 12th grade certificate,let alone college, Now I don't have to work like that anymore,If I had a higher education I may get bored, but Im happy to clean the gardens and think of the next place to holiday at. Plenty of youtube retirees that can show all the different lifestyles available.

    As far as a routine goes in Thailand, toss it out, first thing I learn't is sabai sabai. It's do as you please and that confers to all around you, there is no word in Thai for "routine" and in the west, it is how we train animals.
    Yeah but what I mean in routine is when to get up in the morning and what to do. You gotta have some structure to your week

    What age range did you retire if you don't mind me asking

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    48 years old 3rd Sept 2012. is the day i landed.

    Sabai sabai, is the structure, You don't know what will happen on a daily basis, just take it day by day

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    Quote Originally Posted by havnfun View Post
    Then
    Weddings
    New houses
    Temple parties
    Son becoming a Monk
    Son joining the Army
    Monk passing
    First baby
    Daughter/Son graduates
    Sonkran
    Loi kratung
    and on and on and on
    Those are life events, not lifestyle, hobbies or commitments.

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    I have 30 years until I’m at retirement age, so who knows where I’ll be if I’m still alive. My kids will be in their 30s.

    I doubt there will be any expat positions available for that long in Thailand.

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    Im bored AF Backspin's Avatar
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    It is actually an accomplishment to be able to retire and keep yourself in good order. A lot of ppl just work because they cant handle it or even fathom it. They have to be fucking the dog. I am surrounded by workaholic retards

    Fucking The Dog
    *After finishing all the tasks at a job for that particular day, but still having time before the end of your shift, a person will hide or do something non-productive until the shift ends.

    When someone is on the clock (at work) and they stand around acting busy and actually do nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirk diggler View Post
    Those are life events, not lifestyle, hobbies or commitments.
    Yes and none of those events have any life connection to me, Its all the surrounding area, Just imagine being blood related, LOL Thats why its good to get out for while, go for a trip up or down, get out and relax.

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    If you are bored as a retiree in Thailand, you would be bored as a retiree elsewhere too. Nothing unique about Los in this regard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    If you are bored as a retiree in Thailand, you would be bored as a retiree elsewhere too. Nothing unique about Los in this regard.
    Largely to do with the individual and their character, less any locale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by havnfun View Post
    For me it is all about the "aaaaaahhhhhhhhh" I am a low skilled worker, made my way up the food chain by working hard and trying to set goals, I don't even have a 12th grade certificate,let alone college, Now I don't have to work like that anymore,If I had a higher education I may get bored, but Im happy to clean the gardens and think of the next place to holiday at. Plenty of youtube retirees that can show all the different lifestyles available.

    As far as a routine goes in Thailand, toss it out, first thing I learn't is sabai sabai. It's do as you please and that confers to all around you, there is no word in Thai for "routine" and in the west, it is how we train animals.
    ...so your point is that youre not educated or intelligent enough to get bored.

    Ok then.


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    I have been both retired and working here. I went back to work because quite honestly the offer was too good to refuse and it was completely on my terms. No contract, no commitment. I will admit it was difficult to return to work as I loved being retired and just doing whatever I wanted when I wanted. Dirk Diggler above in post 2 is absolutely right, as long as you have money how can anyone possibly be bored?

    But you are right Backspin that many can't adapt for a host of reasons and it eats them up. They worked for 30, 40, 50 years and turning that off is not easy. Why I have told people that have asked me about retiring early, I say start your plan now and learn to slow down. Retiring is not something you do on a whim. I started planning mine about 42. I retired first time at 48.

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    And I have to edit my post, I am married to a Thai^^^^, up there, was married before I came over, so that will make a big diff to anyone worried about being alone.

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    I'd make sure I live somewhere where there is more to do than just drink myself to death alone.
    It's much better if there are others drinking themselves to death with you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirk diggler View Post
    As long as I have money and freedom how could I possibly be bored?



    Hash House Harriers

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    I’ve pretty much already decided that I just can not make a place like Thailand my permanent home in my elder years when I might be alone and weak and venerable. I’ll maintain a holiday property but ultimately retire at home where I can stay without hassles and less worry.

    I can fuckoff and enjoy my time easily and have plenty of hobbies, but being secure in old age is more important.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slick View Post
    in my elder years when I might be alone and weak and venerable.
    ...well, the first two are likely but the last one will be a challenge...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    I have been both retired and working here. I went back to work because quite honestly the offer was too good to refuse and it was completely on my terms. No contract, no commitment. I will admit it was difficult to return to work as I loved being retired and just doing whatever I wanted when I wanted. Dirk Diggler above in post 2 is absolutely right, as long as you have money how can anyone possibly be bored?

    But you are right Backspin that many can't adapt for a host of reasons and it eats them up. They worked for 30, 40, 50 years and turning that off is not easy. Why I have told people that have asked me about retiring early, I say start your plan now and learn to slow down. Retiring is not something you do on a whim. I started planning mine about 42. I retired first time at 48.
    I'll have no trouble packing in next year. If I find the things I plan to do are not taxing enough, I will freelance on Upwork if need be. As you say, if you can pick your own terms and hours, it's a good fallback.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slick View Post
    ...in my elder years when I might be alone and weak and venerable.
    ...



















    Nah, too easy.


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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    Nah, too easy.
    ...don't be silly...it's good practice..

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    I show mercy to the weak and vulnerable.

    Especially those with poor spelling.


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    Communications is my biggest frustration in Thailand. The only person I can communicate at anything other than a very basic level is my wife, who speaks fluent English . So consequently she is my whole world.
    So far I have plenty of projects to keep me busy, but in the long term....
    Aside from some other challenges, unless I learn the language, I don't see myself staying here for the rest of my life.
    I am here one month now, and I am already getting restless. As soon as Thailand opens for me to return, I will got to Greece for two or three months, Perhaps spending summers there might be the solution. I love to move there, but my wife is so fappy here with her family , I hate to move her again. We will see.
    The sooner you fall behind, the more time you have to catch up.

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