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  1. panadolsandwich

    I believe in love here

    I wrote the below in a crisis. I now know I'm not alone. This is the fierce last stand of all I am. Having said all that - I have a loving wife that will never give up on me. So Stickman, take that as a rebuke. I've been married for 15 years now. I mind reading the posts of Sticks that weren't worthwhile at all. They all had some kind of prejudice or even racism attached to it. The common theme was some story of betrayal. I never experienced that. I was open minded, I learnt the language, was a student of the culture, I even learnt to speak to her Mum even though her own cousins confessed to barely understanding her. I designed and built a modular house, taking pride in personally putting it together. It astonished the community, but I designed that as well. All the trees we planted around our perimeter, was just forethought . The second story is already designed. A terrace of sorts, looking at the mountains. Stickman preyed on people that were dysfunctional. That's what I can gather from whatever association we've had. Love is natural and real - and the inimical hatred spread by Stickman is something I occasionally ponder about. He's literally retired but I don't think that gives him a free pass. As a cousin of Australia, he should come out and make an apology - for all the hurt he has done. I haven't eaten or slept for days. I need dark therapy. I'm washed out. Or up. I suppose it's just the way I am. The thing is I know I'll rise again like a phoenix, but I can't tell this is right. The one thing I can't stand for is I ever hurt anybody, I' can stand certain of that. I'm falling in slow motion.
  2. I always fly Eva when coming from LA. In my opinion the best economy air service. This guy took advantage of it. Although Karma can be a bitch. I don't really like people fat shaming people. Around 30% of people in the Western world are classified as obese. Processed food is a big problem. When it's cheaper to buy a hamburger and fries, rather then a cabbage or a stick of broccoli is it any wonder? Having said that - this guy was clearly exploiting his obese status and the kind service of Eva to somehow get some species of enjoyment out of it. That fact that he irreparably mentally damaged these young girls didn't bother him. He should have been arrested when the plane landed for sexual harassment.
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    Stray puppy rescued swimming 200 km off shore in Thailand

    I'd suggest taking him even further inland than Khon Kaen. The Thai lotus garland (or is it marigold, I never remember) around his neck was a nice touch. He looks overjoyed as well. Good Boy!!!! He would be useful for transferring consignments between neighbouring countries.
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    I believe in love here

    Besides all my life is just a series of compromises anyhow. Accept bigotry. Accept racism. Accept Xenophobia. It's a sham, and I accept it all. There's no reason to cower to authority. I've got everything I wanted. I feel no pain - because apathy is the only thing I experience.
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    I believe in love here

    So was Flashy, but I'm presuming you were young guys with devil may care attitudes. I'll happily walk into a wretched hive of scum and villainy simply because I can. I walked through the slums of Cambodia actually wishing someone would rob me. I simply just made friends. Yes I know friends in low places. Most of the high places are really the people that have deep chlorine breath and were all the time my enemies. All the time what I mistook as friendly pats on my back, were merely the hands that pushed me further and further down.
  6. You and I can fly through the skies - we'll be the wild ones, and then be the new generation. Yes this is an unusual offer. But Thailand is awfully messed up. You're the most lucid person I've spoken to. And I speak about 10 languages. Send me a pm if you care too. I'm almost hoping you don't, I'm insured.
  7. Well I was describing it for the majority. Wait - were we in a medical lecture?
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    I believe in love here

    I drink like George Best, and dance like John Travolta.
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    I believe in love here

    And yes, I have had plenty of girlfriends while married. But what you don't mind is that everything will flow. It's just they way things go. I've had pregnancy proposals from Mums in the village. Have sex with my daughter for free. Photo, mobile number and everything. And you know Mum won't allow her daughter to thwart her. It always left me nauseous. What a sick mentality. I never really considered myself a handsome man, well Scandinavian, and well built, blue eyes and blonde hair. I suppose there is an appeal there. But a curious intelligence, never allowed me to think of that. I'm much more empathetic of other people than myself. It's why I like Fiery Jacks poetic posts so much. He is the best writer on this board.
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    I believe in love here

    Also, I will further exonerate Stick. I really feel he attempted to make things right in the end. I wouldn't have walked down that path, surely I had more opportunities in life, alma maters. I became a surgeon at the tender age of 28. I worked for Médecins sans frontières, for many years, mostly in Africa. I witnessed all these sickening things. However I could never challenge the awful things going on in Thailand. My posts have become a race to catch up with my morality. For whatever that is worth. There is an undeniable proof of bad people coming to Thailand. I don't even know if care anymore. They can rot in hell.
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    I believe in love here

    My apologies, as I re-read this, I realized it appeared like a personal attack on Stick. That was never the intention. I admire him in a lot of ways. It was more a realistic, and pragmatic view to unearth a sordid ideology. I believe Khun Sanuk has a happy marriage. Stick has a happy marriage. I have a happy marriage (15 years and ongoing). We love each other more than words. Clearly there are a large number of dysfunctional people coming to Thailand, looking for romance. I just don't believe in making a business of it. Don't believe the naysayers. You can and *will* find love here in Thailand. You've got to overcome your own prejudices and poor choices you made in life. Keep an open mind, be respectful, and you will do well here. I can't say that loudly enough.
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    The Anything Goes, Danger In Thailand Thread

    What a sly, sly, dig!
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    I believe in love here

    Make no mistake my friend, your pointless life will end, but before you go, can you look at the truth?
  14. Man I miss you Fiery. You're a true poet. And I'm back on the chain gang.
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    I wouldn't want to comment on the nationality of the participants. However it has definitely became perverted. I don't want to participate, but I can see why these peons enjoy their day in the sun. It's entirely understandable in my view. And Farangs are perfect targets.
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    I leave the country for SongKran. I'm here in Australia binge watching Netflix.
  17. Well it's that time of year again - a chance to review 2015 with a calm eye and try to see what 2016 has in store for us all, and particularly Thailand. Do we carry 2015 upstairs and smooth her brow and kiss her nighty night? Or do we duct tape her to a deck chair and kick her back down the stairs? Well I'll leave that up to you. Let's make a master reel of 2015 before we abandon it. I need your help because I've been hermetically sealed, no television - well Thai TV doesn't count, very limited forays on the internet, but I'll still climb on the news horse occasionally if only to watch it stumble blindly through a hedge and end up in the event's ditch. Firstly I'd like to say there isn't a huge elephant in the room, in order to get that out of the way. If you see it you are a conspiracy nut pure and simple. However to distract you, if you are an avid fan of Thai TV, and I only watch it for Nong Natt aka น้องà¹à¸™à¸— these days, there was a little competition called Miss Universe. Their strategy was impeccable - go to Lion City, Singburi the land of heroes, find a beautiful maiden and catapult her to stardom. Thailand last won Miss Universe in 1988, nigh nearly 30 years ago! Which for a country renowned for it's beautiful women (among other things) is preposterous. At this point they had it in the bag already. What do you think of when you imagine beautiful women and Thailand (well apart from that)? Beaches, great food, tropical vistas, impossible blue skies over rice paddies that stretch forever. You think of sanuk. On the wish list to forget are the scammers, the scammers, and the scammers that drive those pollution farting and belching tricycles endearingly called tuk tuks. So what do the geniuses behind the Miss Thailand do? In an ingenious leap of magnitude they manage to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory by making her into a tuk tuk! Oh well back to the drawing board Thailand. The cowardly bombing of the Erawan shrine was a real low point. Tourism was already down but Thailand showed it's resilience. Has Stickman left the building? Haven't been following it, but good luck to Sticky! I guess New Zealand cried out to him - we need you Stickmeister! Thailand -1 : New Zealand 0 (wait this isn't adding up). The ahhh stitch up job law proceedings on the Koh Tao Murders is underway. Heart goes out to the family. The Queen of England gave her 'moments of darkness' speech. Is it just me, but living a whole life in the lap of luxury, why does she have to address the nation like she's just been forced to swallow three tablespoons of stale earwax? Well I'm a lazy bastard really, so I'm hoping board members will chip in, do we kick 2015 down the stairs or kiss it goodnight?
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    2015 - Annus (Horribilis Or Mirabilis) Or Nowt?

    Well I predicted Trump and Russians sniffing about. The Turkey problem. The oil fiasco. So don't mind me. I didn't have anything to do with it. I'm just well informed. I'm going to predict what happens in the next period between now and 2021. Hang on to your seats, it's going to be a bumpy ride!
  19. First of all, the pills are fake. I can't attest to the sex toys I don't see the point. I mind one time timidly declaring 5 boxes of Valium at the suwannaphumi airport when I was from Cambodia and they didn't blink an eye - please go through Sir when I explained I was a doctor.
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    Pattaya Beach, or not ?

    This might be a stupid question, but why not dredge the eroded sand back onto the beach? A suction dredge would do this in a matter of days.
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    She calls me พ่อ

    One of my girlfriends calls me เหี้ย แม่ง สันดาน พ่อมึง แม่มึง when she's especially angry . So consider yourself lucky !
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    German Quality Tourist Gives Everything But Creates Boredom

    Well I'm not sure the photo is necessary; I tend to shy away from publicity. However, it's a free and kind world, and if it rolls for you, just do it.
  23. panadolsandwich

    My iPhone doesn't like me.

    Why don't you just take it to MBK? I'm a technical person myself, but you can spend endless wasted hours on this type of thing. Pay a small fee and let those guys handle it. Saves you a headache, also it will probably be the price of one or two pints at the Morning Star; and you get a nice feeling of helping the economy. A true win win situation. P.S.: My father worked on the team that developed the mobile at Motorola. He was a pioneering electrical engineer, and I still mind of him ranting about this conference where the marketeers where describing them as credit cards with antennas. I buy the cheap 'dumb' phones because the battery lasts at least a week. We're back pacing without even knowing it.
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    10 Years Of Learning Thai

    If you want to become truly expert at something, give it about 10 years. Well I've reached that milestone with Thai, and looking back, there are some lessons learnt, so listen up grasshoppers, and even you Thai gurus might learn something as well, so listen up yo'. 1. If your Teerak is speaking in a lingo you can't understand, it's either colloquial, a dialect or a different language (or you're tone deaf LOL). Given your 10 year deadline, just go ahead and learn that as well. I started trying to learn one language, but I ended up learning most South East Asian languages as well. Something I never planned from the outset. However I don't regret it. Your approach may vary of course. 2. Become a scholar of the culture. And I'm not talking about one of those coffee table picture books about temples. Find several good books about different aspects of Thai culture and history and read them. Don't rely on internet posters like me, because to be honest, I'm far from reliable. I won't provide a list because some of them are most likely banned in Thailand, better safe than sorry! Nod, wink. 3. Talk from day one. I am a very sensitive kind of person - a common remark on my school report cards was how sensitive I was. LOL I still mind my Dad reading out a line from one of them, 'displays an amazing and encyclopedic knowledge and understanding of space and the solar system, something the class never studied, but really is far too sensitve'. ' So being a sensitive person I put off talking, afraid of making a prat of myself. But really, that was being far too considerate. When you are in Thailand, always speak Thai first. The only exceptions are when talking Thai will actually make you a prat, like ordering for everyone at the table to a Burmese waitress who knows less Thai than you do. Also, unless you explain that you want to try out your Thai first, it can belittle staff, like at a hotel reception for example, whom are employed for their skill in understanding English. 4. Thai Tv is both your friend and enemy. You will find great joy here. It's where I learnt how to explain an affair as 'sometimes a man wants to eat a spicy takeaway, when the fare going at home is tasty...'. If you use this line, though - I wish you all the luck in the world. Better to have a go-between say it and come in on a wing and a prayer. 5. When you talk Thai be yourself. I like to joke around, but sometimes it gets me in hot water. Checking into a back country resort after a long motorbike ride, I might hit on the ageing Grandmother at the till for instance. Everyone laughs, and more than once I've got the Grand Daughter visiting me late at night to say hello to that nice young Farang! Jing, jing, lol. 6. More like a addendum to 3, but there are situations where it pays to just be a dumb Farang and mimic one who is only just learning. This list is not extensive, but you should do this when speaking to policeman, or most people in authority for example. Why? It's simple, trying to extort money from a water buffalo takes an enormous amount of skill for a Thai person, and potentially humiliating. Do NOT relegate yourself to such a foolish position. Also try not to speak Thai within earshot of other Farang also, owing to my 'sensitivity'. It attracts (unwanted) attention, and questions like where did you learn? The length of this post shows how I can choose to be abrupt, wrong, or just downright rude. Or if I'm in the mood and you buy me several drinks, then and only then will I 'fess up. 7. Well there's plenty more, so there is going to have to be a Part 2. In the meantime, appreciate your comments, and how your efforts to master this mind boggling language are really going. And if you're just starting out - mind this, it might take 10 years, but it's a hell of a lot of fun in the meantime!!! And if you make it so, so will it be - least that's how it rolls in my experience. Good luck!