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  1. YimSiam

    Future of this board

    Can't believe I would say this, but the degree to which people actually listened and responded to each other on this board during its hey-day is something that sets it apart from others I've seen, which are just kind of shotgun posting, or squabbles. Back in the day, this one was much more about exchange and appreciation. Cheers to that.
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    Global RIP thread

    Ah, so. I see. Cav's got a kickstand. Congrats, you must've won the genetic lottery - I mean, you know, 50-50, I guess... Thanks for the Teddy Bear reference - I've been in a 'missing Thailand' phase for about a week, haven't been since January 2018 - new world record! - so glad to find somethings that feed my nostalgia in various ways.
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    Global RIP thread

    Christ, I got to stop putting so much weight on profile icons... I thought Mr. Cavanami was a dwarf! Er, midget, little person, etc.
  4. YimSiam

    What Film (Movie) Have You Just Watched?

    Citizen / Taxi Driver - a 1977 Thai movie about a country boy who comes to the city, gets a taxi, gets involved with a sassy heart-of-gold hooker, loses car, tries to find it, runs up against Thai corruption, mafia, cops. The usual, you could say. Definitely slow as molasses by modern standards, I kinda skipped through it since my patience was at low ebb. For those missing Thailand and missing 1970s Bangkok at the same time, chance to see how much has changed, and how very much is still the same. Street scenes often remarkably similar to what you might see today, even if the taxi model was a little different. YimSiam
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    And then acted outraged that such a terrible thing could happen in the prison, and promised to investigate it - I suppose we can expect his version of the investigation results at any moment... I'm hardly a fan of prison guards or wardens, but I do feel a little bit badly for their families, having to just wait for the car accident/suicide/gun-went-off-while-cleaning-it/killed-by-prison reports that must surely be on their way to explain THEIR deaths as well...
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    Hong Kong - Where are the Thai Ladies?

    They still there, still a Thai scene for freelancer work there? I guess in the current turmoil, no - but then who knows, Wanchai is nothing if not persistent and resilient! But it did seem by the time I was no longer spending much time there - 2012, say - that things had dried up for the Thais, visas not as easy, lots of Colombian and other new competition... but fuuuuuccckk meee, that was a good time. My idea of heaven is some version of my Wanchai-HK life in those years, minus the time I was at work, which sucked... so God, please make me a home in heaven that's just living that HK high life all weekend, and it's only weekends...
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    Hong Kong - Where are the Thai Ladies?

    God, I freaking loved those Thai girls in Hong Kong those years, 2006-2010... another sweet spot for me, like LOS 1999-2005...
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    Christ, despite his best efforts to smash his own skull in against the wall, and to electrocute himself, they even kept Jack Ruby alive long enough to get a trial (well, one at least) and for cancer to catch up to him (if indeed it really was cancer, of course - a caution that also applies to Bob Marley's fatal football injury... )... I guess that just means that the Epstein thing is... BIGGER THAN JFK!!!
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    Navy presses for 2nd Chinese sub

    Oh Flash, how quickly you forget! In the Land of Tons of Elephants, memory runs deep - what baan nok villager does not recall in his or her genes that dire day in December 1941... or the cruel wind that blew east from Burma in 1765 or thereabouts... and the Khmer will not soon forget the 13th-14th century humiliations! We must stay on guard, thinks that baan nok villager - we must stay on guard, with all the sleepless vigor of a Vietnamese looking northwards down the centuries for signs of new troubles heading south... There are imminent threats a plenty, my friend - just depends on your timeframe for 'imminence'... Too soon? YimSiam
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    Been Seeing This Niche in Porn

    Step-brother, step-father stuff popular, as Mekhong says ("Asian stepmother", anyone?), mother-daughter team servicing a guy. I have no problem there - but yeah, beyond that, completely creeps me out that that is in the top ranks of PH materials. Huge appetite for something really disturbing.
  11. YimSiam

    Future of this board

    I have a hard time imagining that a locked-down version would make any sense - you'd be better off, or as well off, starting a new board with a locked-down vision, I feel like there's just not much appetite in the crowd here for something more restrictive - the motivation for the restricted approach is, I assume, for nude photos and stuff like that? That's not attractive to me - just seems to exploitative and it mars by preferred vision of what's going on with the girl scene in Thailand, I'd prefer to see it from a less warts-and-all approach... let me live with my delusions... plus, there's boards like that with monster membership already, not likely to give them a run for their money. I've had great times on this board over the years, really. I've tried out some of the others now and again (sorry KS!) but while they may have higher traffic and numbers, or more explicit content, they just have never offered me the value and interest that this one did in its prime, not even close.. TV... blech. Pattaya boards a bit too heavy on content-less content, just numbers of posts sometimes, without many folks who care to put in some thoughtful responses based on experience and care in the country and scene - not uniformly the case, but there's a lot of dross to get through to find the good stuff. I feel like my best years here, it was really a great forum for people to be working out some of the complexity and contradiction and unadulterated fun of the scene - I'm not sure I ever met anyone in flesh and blood from the board, at least not knowingly, but I certainly felt like a had a certain shared understanding, sympatico with a number of posters. Respected a number too, even if what we were posting about was sometimes ludicrous. I think the reality is regrettably that we benefited from riding the wave of a certain technology at a certain time, and hit a sweet spot that is unfortunately temporary. The market has matured, FB and Twitter and whatever else have found better ways to dominate and monetize our screen time, and the tendency has been to move as quickly as possible away from content and text in particular, towards clicks and images and high page turnover with associated ad-viewing etc. It was a good thing while it lasted, and maybe it will keep lasting a while a longer in a reduced form, or even as an archive and record of our sometimes-great times and talks, but it's not a question of tweaking this direction or that at this point... things have likely moved past the sweet spot we enjoyed. I wasn't ever a 'big player' on the board, but I somehow seem to have accumulated a couple thousand posts with my intermittent participation, and I had a lot of fun in the process. My absolute thanks to KS for that, and to the members who made it worthwhile and entertaining! I guess my preference would be to keep the board and archive of it up and available, aim to benefit from incremental improvements to search functions for those interested in looking into the past, and keep the forum open for continued involvement of those who choose to. I'd definitely feel a pang of regret and loss if it was to just disappear one day, all that time and thoughtfulness and humour disappeared into the ether... YimSiam
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  13. Ten? Only ten? Whoever's doing the counting is clearly lying, incompetent, or drunk - I can count more than ten dinosaurs right here among board members alone! YimSiam😏
  14. The number of people who kill themselves in LOS - or try to - by jumping from height in malls or at the airport is puzzling. Central Festival Pattaya is a regular spot, it seems to me from occasional news reports, and of course there's one every now and then at Suk. I don't get it - if you're going to do it, get yourself to a real highrise or condo building, and do it right. No need for a public spectacle. I suppose it might be a function of finances? For someone down on their luck - or facing the terrifying prospect of returning to their shitty homeland alone and broke and broken-hearted with no return trip to LOS planned - perhaps the Central Festival has the marked virtue of being free and easily accessible, and the airport just happens to be the place where reality really sets in - and opportunity presents itself. Also, free. The enduring topic of farang falling/jumping/pushed from height in Thailand: the wind blows, waves pound the sand, rivers run to the sea, the mountains turn to dust - and still, the farang will fall from the sky... eternal law of God, physics, and karma. It would not surprise me overly much if it turned out that Newton's discovery of gravity was not occasioned by an actually apple falling on his head, but rather by hearing a foreigner calling the Thai name "Apple (Appen)!" while plummeting to his death from a nearby condo. Newton in Thailand - back when it was all - well, almost all - quality tourists.
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    I want to bone Tussinee