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    Losing it

    I came to live in Thailand because the Spice Girls were taking over the UK and I was fucking ginger and goofy at the same time. My vision was 20:20, I had a pretty good mullet, 65 kilos, 31 inch waist, and just turned 30. I was in my prime.

    Recently, a popular poster astutely noted that male westerners here in Thailand mainly comprise of bald, nerdy glasses wearing, 30 year olds cretins. Initially I didn't really think too much about that remark, however coming out of the shower this morning led to cold reality hitting home. After shaving my nose I relinquished some pride and donned my beer glass bottomed glasses: the mirror couldn't lie anymore. Those love handles were far from lovely, the 38 inch gut and bitch tits unattractive in the extreme, but worse, much worse, there were distinct signs that the end of the world was nigh. I was undeniably thinning on top! My lovely strawberry blonde locks have been gradually disappearing down the plughole. Well, they actually turned grey about 4 years ago but nevertheless I'm sure you can imagine the anguish I'm feeling right now.

    I'd actually hoped to have avoided this terrible affliction as both male grand parents had full thatches as does my father who's well into his 70's. The fact that the gaining of weight and losing of hair only began once I moved here leads me to the only conclusion possible - Thailand makes you fat and bald.

    So, has anyone else become weight and follicly challenged since coming to live here or has the beautiful weather and healthy living here actually turned you into a bronzed Adonis?

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    Which popular poster? Smeg????

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    Baldness comes from the X chromsosome, blame your mother for yoir follicle challenges

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    Quote Originally Posted by davearn View Post
    Baldness comes from the X chromsosome, blame your mother for yoir follicle challenges
    Oh bugger, she was as bald a coot by her mid-50's.

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    There are meds - available on presecription elsewhere, but that can be obtained OTC in Thailand. They will help restore your bouffant.

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    bronzed Adam!

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    Mine started going in my early 20s. All but gone by 30.
    I'm rather proud of my extremely hairy back though.

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    I arrived in Thailand as a fit 33-year-old with a full head of hair and left as a 50-year-old fatter, greyer and balder. Fortunately the last two were well disguised by means of a No 2 haircut. The weight gain I put down to copious quantities of Heineken beer !

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    A 5 inch by 1 inch scar running across the back of my head (when I was young and confused I fancied a sex-change operation - fortunately I had only enough for the brain removal and they left the vital bits) means that crew cuts are out of the question. It will have to be the Telly Savallas or a comb over.

    Quote Originally Posted by JoGeAr
    Fortunately the last two were well disguised by means of a No 2 haircut

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texpat View Post
    Mine started going in my early 20s. All but gone by 30.
    I'm rather proud of my extremely hairy back though.
    Do an Elton John and keep your shirt on then

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    Propecia or Proscar (plus a pill splitter for quartering the latter) should help out. Makes you less horny tho'

    In NY lots of guys are on the meds - you don't see baldies there so much. Well, Spitzer is, but then he's still a horny toad. So that proves it.

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    Do these meds really work? I thought they are just the same as the skin whitening products we see here.

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    Just trim it back to a no. 1. It's a good look.

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    Don't worry! Wait till you get to my age. Then you don't pass a toilet, don't waste a hard on and don't trust a fart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noelbino View Post
    Don't worry! Wait till you get to my age. Then you don't pass a toilet, don't waste a hard on and don't trust a fart.
    You want to pull my finger?

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    Sorry to hear about this.

    you seem like a right out of shape slobby mess.

    it's probably too late to sort yourself out now as well.

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    ^ Apparently so, but I don't want to be bald.

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    First you forget names, then you forget faces, then you forget to pull your zipper up, then you forget to pull your zipper down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gallowspole View Post
    Do these meds really work? I thought they are just the same as the skin whitening products we see here.
    That depends on whether you believe this web page http://www.propecia.com/finasteride/propecia/consumer/index.jsp

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gallowspole View Post
    Recently, a popular poster astutely noted that male westerners here in Thailand mainly comprise of bald, nerdy glasses wearing, 30 year olds cretins. Initially I didn't really think too much about that remark, however coming out of the shower this morning led to cold reality hitting home. After shaving my nose I relinquished some pride and donned my beer glass bottomed glasses: the mirror couldn't lie anymore. Those love handles were far from lovely, the 38 inch gut and bitch tits unattractive in the extreme, but worse, much worse, there were distinct signs that the end of the world was nigh. I was undeniably thinning on top!
    I don't see any correlation between living in Thailand and looking after yourself. conversely, in Thailand I probably eat a greater range of healthy food-types and have more time to go to the gym.

    Actually, the only correlation I can see is that here the only way to get absolute lookers is to stay in shape, whereas that it pretty much impossible in the UK unless you are an absolute looker too, or drive a porsche.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smeg View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Gallowspole View Post
    Recently, a popular poster astutely noted that male westerners here in Thailand mainly comprise of bald, nerdy glasses wearing, 30 year olds cretins. Initially I didn't really think too much about that remark, however coming out of the shower this morning led to cold reality hitting home. After shaving my nose I relinquished some pride and donned my beer glass bottomed glasses: the mirror couldn't lie anymore. Those love handles were far from lovely, the 38 inch gut and bitch tits unattractive in the extreme, but worse, much worse, there were distinct signs that the end of the world was nigh. I was undeniably thinning on top!
    I don't see any correlation between living in Thailand and looking after yourself. conversely, in Thailand I probably eat a greater range of healthy food-types and have more time to go to the gym.

    Actually, the only correlation I can see is that here the only way to put absolute lookers is to stay in shape, whereas that it pretty much impossible in the UK unless you are an absolute looker too, or drive a porsche.
    did someone steal your login smeg, that most certainly does not sound like you (being complementary about thailand)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gallowspole
    Apparently so, but I don't want to be bald.
    I would have imagined any person being inflicted with ginger hair would welcome baldness rather that the ridicule of being a ginger haired twat.

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    i would think so too!

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    I'm actually more "image" conscious in Thailand than I was in other countries.
    It does not really mean physical image, which anyway is changing while you're aging but the outside appearance, the way you dress...
    Must be a cameleon syndrome, I stayed too long in Thailand...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gallowspole
    Apparently so, but I don't want to be bald.
    If you're as lucky as Tex, then you can coam your hair from the back and cover your bald head that way..

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