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Man looks three years of Thai living and reflects

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So please I thought I should apologise about posting the initial video.  I barely skimmed it.  Also dismayed to find this I didn't even bother to watch it - just skimmed it.  Again he seems like a nice guy, but how to say this nicely, deluded.  He's just got it all wrong - nearly everything!  I mean what a mess.  If this guy doesn't shape up, then he should leave Thailand immediately.  It's like watching a slow train wreck that derailed and hit an army munitions site about to trigger a nuclear weapon type of bad.

 

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I watched half of this, this man, has the understanding of most Farangs that wind up in Thailand, that is, not much.

What he does have is a misguided and abiding belief  that what he says is worth listening to. Like most self anointed  "Utubers".

I'm no expert, but anyone who puts himself out as such, is not worth listening to.

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Yeah sure I agree Coss, and I did warn you I didn't really watch it myself.  And I think you pretty much nailed it.  After three years he's become a 'self-anointed expert' on all things Thai. 

I often wonder why Thai360 isn't more popular, what with all us experts just sitting around being untapped.  Oh yeah I know they're all over at Pattaya addicts raving at each other like monkeys on speed.  Popular topics being how to put it up her arse when she's not looking, how to never pay for a girl (we all know they do) and how to avoid being ripped off (you have to be reasonably clever to pull that one off - and none of them are clever).  As well as the usual moaning, she stole all my money (you gave it to her on a silver platter you prat).  To the more sanguine, how to bribe a cop.  It's like a fucking zoo over there - and Youtuber - well don't laugh - he's considered the font of all wisdom over there.  LMAO

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We're a rare breed, depending on which bell curve you choose to view, we're the few at the top end, and the even fewer at the other end.

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I always liked probability theory.  It seems to confuse a lot of people, but it really shouldn't.  Let's examine a normal distribution:

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Now, let's superimpose this on farang in Thailand.  The 'mean', or the middle, where most people sit is the top of the bell.  As part of my studies, I was made aware of the the central limit theorem. Which is just a fancy way to say that the more spurious elements you gather as specimens, they will adapt a normal distribution as illustrated above. 

What Coss is referring too is Pattaya Addicts on the extreme left side of the graph, and Thai360 as being on the other side.  But naturally that is an exaggeration, because by very definition a the bulk of people are in the middle.  

Where things get really interesting is when you start to apply a fourier transform to the data - a mathematical way of examining frequency - but yeah I realise I've just gone completely off-topic. 

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10 minutes ago, panadolsandwich said:

But naturally that is an exaggeration, because by very definition a the bulk of people are in the middle.  

That assumes that the Thai360 membership are somehow near/part-of the bulk. I think that apart from some of our waistlines, the reason that there are so few members here (active ones anyway) is that we are in the 0.1% bit of your picture.

 

Personally I am toying, with finding a place on the High Functioning part of the Autism spectrum. 

They say that there is a fine line between genius and madness, I make no claim on the genius part, but I have had some interesting conversations with sanity.

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Yeah, I hear you brother.  I've watched the bubbles rise in my beer, super hyper-aware.  I've watched the coming and goings in Nana plaza, with a girl jabbering by my side.  And it changed me, it did.  I acutely observed everything.  I was kind of a young vulture like Proust - I could vivisect someone's emotions just by looking at them.  That was when I truly knew I could understand Thai - because all around me I could hear it and needless to say I didn't like it.

I'll let you in on a little technique I used to learn Thai intonation.  You need to focus on one sense.  See when you fill a glass, notice the way the sound changes.  Pretty soon you don't have to look.  After discovering that Thai was bloody simple. Don't know why people have problems with it.

 

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I mind that time, I hadn't much money, in Poipet.  I took $1000 to the casino and changed it up to 6000 before they very politely asked me nicely to leave. 

Because you and I know the odds.  But a little a bit of education, and you can still game them.  And I find nothing more special then gaming the gamers. 

5000 USD in the pocket.  Who said mathematics were boring?

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Anyhow very off topic.  Sorry about that.  Okay let's get back on track. It was cheap, and it wasn't really.  The man's proclamation that he'd have better off stayed in the US.  Fairly heartless I would have thought.  But I agree with that sentiment.  His every encounter with Thai culture left him - brain dead.  So what do you do?  You make a Youtube video. 

And get this, he tried to push back.  Fair enough I can understand that.  It kind of displays another unfortunate misunderstanding I suppose. 

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Jumps in... 

Too painful to watch. Poor bloke, only in Thailand for a couple of years, and living in the typical Youtuber bubble..

Certainly not in touch with the 'real' Thailand, he has a relationship with a well-to-do Thai and her family, can cycle around every day if he wants to, and knows just enough Thai to make him stand out like the typical Youtuber he is. The content is based loosely on comments from most other furriners' hard luck stories. Well, you typically don't see the success stories being glorified in any chat group, Farcebook or your typical social media platforms. In my books, avoid with barge pole.

Train wreck no matter which country you're in.

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