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Sukhumvit

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  1. Best of Luck Chris. You've had some good advice as well as lots of good wishes. Well time for some practical advice. As you're in UK you should know, even if you don't need the extra money, that you should consider applying for Disability Living Allowance. It's a non -means tested benefit. When I used to help people apply for this a dozen years or so ago an HIV+ diagnosis guaranteed being eligible for the Care Component of DLA. It may help you in purchasing other things which would benefit your condition. As I said it's non-means tested so you could have a decent income and a wedge in the bank and still get it. Hope things work out for you.
  2. The Holly Willoughby I lust after presents CD-UK late nights and also a kids programme on a Sat am, which I sometimes watch purely for her if up early enough. (Well, alright I do sometimes ring in to see if I can win prizes donated by McFly. :
  3. I suppose riding a moped to Morecambe doesn't quite count then. Still, it's the freedom of the open road, flies in the teeth and watering eyes. And a 99 at the end of it!
  4. Malvern in Worcestershire? Home of the famed water, Worcester sauce, Morgan sportscars and Elgar. Happy days. I'd just head straight left till you get to the M40 near Evesham/Aylesbury and then follow the signs. ( Was round that way recently. Managed to wangle a few hours in Oxford on way back from London the other week. Great pubs where Tolkien used to hang out: The Lamb & Flag, Eagle & Child.)
  5. Only one thing keeps me in England: GIRLS ALOUD! nnnngghggggh nurse Sorry, I tell a lie. HOLLY WILLOUGHBY on a Saturday morning dressed as a French Maid and shouting "Ram it!" :: 'scuse me while I change my pants. Actually, since the July bombings have had to go to London twice. Both times I'm amazed at the amount of gorgeous women around. Lots of them Asian. So, there are fit burds here. (Course, had to travel 200 miles to find 'em). The UK's a great place to live. Tons to do here. I'm in a position now where I could finally flog my gaffe and piss off to Thailand to blow my inheritance. (On off girlfriend finally moved out and definitely off. Just had an email from a little cutie I met in the Philippines last year telling me that she's had a baby. Born 9 months after our liason. Waiting now for her to tell me I'm the daddy. Which would be nothing short of a miracle since she was a cherry when I met her and a cherry after our night of lust.) However what would I do? (The thought of building up a window cleaning round again fills me with horror. Have to buy new ladders for a start!) TEFL? Maybe. I think it would be enjoyable but how sustainable is it in the long term? A guy can't get by on 30k for ever. Having a PGCE and teaching in an international school is one option but ain't got the quali and the thought of spending more time in college obtaining more post grad certs ain't that appealing at the moment. So without a cross transferrable profession/skill other than TEFL I'd be whistling dixie with a tin cup on an overpass in Bangers in no time. No, you've got to look past the road ragers, the litter, the chavs, the bureaucracy, the high taxes, the rules & regs, the lardy ladies, the stockbroker/golf club tosser belt, the piss awful reality tv shows, the food, the rain in August, the price of petrol etc (Jeez I'm depressing myself ) Think about the quaint English pub with real "real ale" brewed on the premises in Shropshire. The majestic vista from Scafell Pike, the Western Isles of Scotland, the green valleys of Snowdonia, . The culture. Theatre. Music. Chasing large cheeses down hills in Gloucestershire. Morris Dancing in Kent. Dogging on Studland Beach in Dorset... A place can be heaven. A place can be hell. It's all about attitude and what you make of it. (now where's my passport? :
  6. "A stitch in time saves nine" Nine what? :: So, if I'm out jogging and get a stitch does that mean I'll save 9 quid when I go down the offy to buy my weekly supply of lottery tickets? Or will I get 9 quid off dog food in Aldi? :: Or is it something fiendish to do with the law of relativity and black holes? ::
  7. "You can take foxes out of the country but you can't take the country out of foxes." This is plainly nonsense. Unless foxes have micro countries in their insides. Perhaps that's why Lionel Blair and his Trotskyite cronies want to ban Squires, and the Welsh, from foxhunting? Next we'll have micro asylum seekers. Tut tut, where will it all end? ::
  8. Re the "ordinary" tourists visiting sleazy places I agree. I know of one old bird here in the UK, knocking on 60. She's going to LOS for the first time in a few weeks. She'll be staying in Bkk for the first few nights before going onto Phuket. She mentioned to me where she was staying, down Soi 22 off Sukh Rd, i.e. not far from Soi Cowboy. I gently skirted around the issue of go-go bars pointing out that she can get on the BTS to visit the shops, or pop into the local upmarket shopping malls etc. Extolled the virtues of Jim Thommo's silk gaffe, told her that she can go to the weekend market for bargains etc. And do you know, all she wanted to know was how far she was from Patpong. Well, then I told her that she doesn't need to go that far but just down to Asoke corner and onto Cowboy if she's looking for some honest-to-goodness filth. She is absolutely thrilled about it. Some of these respectable looking couples/oldies are real ravers underneath it all.
  9. quote: Originally posted by rastus: Rusty, To go once changes your life forever,but to try and explain that to someone who has never been there is impossible... I reconcile myself with the fact,when Im pissed off or something,that I know something that 99% of the population doesnt, and that is quite simply BKK/Pattaya! Here, here. Damn right. First time I set foot in SE Asia was 5 years ago. Not a day goes by that I don't dream of upping sticks and setting up home there. Gotta get my shit together here first though. And boy oh boy it's a long, arduous process.
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