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Offline thaiga

Life in the soi
« on: March 12, 2014, 11:42:48 AM »
The other night the bib raided a house near me where people were playing hi-lo (dice) they charged 4 people with gambling. the following day they had to pay a fine of 1,000 bht each.

The person that reported the bib by phone got 500 bht per person ,i'm told.

All these people were adults over 40 yrs old. Playing with 20 bht notes having a bit of fun.

When in rome do as the romans read below

Typically foreign visitors to Thailand are in the category of punters. If they promptly plead guilty, they will usually pay a fine to the court and report to the immigration authorities to be deported back to the country of their passport at their own expense.

In minor cases, deportation may be waived at the discretion of the immigration bureau. They may or may not be placed on the immigration black list of banned aliens depending on the seriousness of the crime. If a suspect declares himself or herself not guilty, long term bail and a cash bond will be required.

The dangers of gambling: ftpapattaya
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Re: Life in the soi
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2014, 08:09:16 AM »
The moral of the story being, always get as policeman to join your group when you want to play cards or dice.
 

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Re: Life in the soi
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2014, 01:33:53 PM »
I think best not gamble at all bernard

The gambling saga continues

Most people who's been here a while will know, if there is a dispute about anything with neighbors the pyb sorts it out.

Now the four people charged with gambling have accused a man of phoning the bib grassing on them. So off he goes to complain to the pyb and tells of the accusation.

Now the five of them are called for a meeting with the pyb, then the pyb tells the four men to give
compensation to the man of 500 bht each for accusing him.

Hey you couldn't make this stuff up could you.

Anything happening in your soi
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Re: Life in the soi
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2014, 07:48:18 AM »
A while ago out local card playing group set up under a mango tree. A husband took exception to the wife playing and informed the BIB. They duly paid a visit, but were spotted by the group who hastily took off on foot. The police arrived at the scene and found a two week old baby, which one of the mothers had forgotten about.

The culprit was found and told she didn't have to spend the day in jail, nor pay the 1,000b as long as she promised not to take the baby with her again as they couldn't stop it crying and couldn't stand the noise anymore.
 

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Re: Life in the soi
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2014, 12:18:16 PM »


The culprit was found and told she didn't have to spend the day in jail, nor pay the 1,000b as long as she promised not to take the baby with her again as they couldn't stop it crying and couldn't stand the noise anymore.
not to take the baby with her they couldn't stop it crying - nice 1  :lol
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Re: Life in the soi - Saved by budah
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2015, 03:11:20 PM »
Saved by budah

All night long our dog was restless sitting by the gate making strange noises, looked could not see nothing.

Then this morning we heard a crying noise and outside the gate somebody had dumped 7 puppies in a sack. We opened the sack and they were so pleased to see us, so we gave them some milk, i said to mrs.t what now, she replied, off to the monastery.

We took them to the local monastry where mrs.t is known, they was welcome with open arms, mrs.t gave a large donation  :-[ and we left.

I said to mrs.t how someone could dump them like that, have they no conscience.

She replied when they get bitten by a dog they will know why.
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Offline sowhat

Re: Life in the soi
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2015, 01:30:17 PM »
thailand has a problem with dogs,how many do you see limping around that have been hit by a car/motorcycle.

lots of talk in the news the last couple of years but it is still the same.
It is estimated that there are over 120,000 street dogs in Bangkok alone,a recent regulation has forbidden the feeding of stray dogs in public places.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Street_dogs_in_Bangkok
 

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Re: Life in the soi - The leo basket
« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2015, 04:19:05 PM »
The leo basket

A lady comes to our gate today selling what they call kanum for 20bht.

Have a look at the hand made basket she has, it's made out of leo cans, very cleverly done.
She paid 400bht for the basket. Amazing Thailand

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Re: Life in the soi
« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2015, 02:29:04 PM »
that is a novelty i must admit,pretty heavy i should imagine.don't put all your eggs in it.  ;D
thanks for sharing that with us thaiga.
 
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Re: Life in the soi - Keeping up with the somchai's
« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2015, 06:48:20 PM »
Keeping up with the somchai's

When the temples around here or anyone is in need of donations for whatever, on occasions the PYB will say over the tannoy system so everbody can hear, who would like to donate drop your money in here today.

Then they keep a book with all the donators names and how much they've given. Every hour or so they will call out the names of the donators and how much that particular person give, Very clever.

so if you want to keep up with the joneses and not talked about as being KEE-NEE-EL you might find yourself giving more than you wished.

I much prefer the pass the plate method.

Hey! that would make a good soap for tv,  Keeping up with the somchai's
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Re: Life in the soi
« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2015, 02:15:28 PM »
Gotta live up to my reputation Thaiga and say - maybe it's best not to drop a donation in at all then !
Or do they announce NIL contributors too ? ATB
 

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Re: Life in the soi
« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2015, 02:40:29 PM »
Gotta live up to my reputation Thaiga and say - maybe it's best not to drop a donation in at all then !
Or do they announce NIL contributors too ? ATB
What! the wife of farang - we'd be the talk of the soi at alms giving at five in the morning. They know who gives and who don't.

Anyway i wouldn't want my wife to embarrass herself over a 100 bht. would you m8

Then there is the husbands that don't even know their wifes give  ;D
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Re: Life in the soi
« Reply #12 on: November 17, 2015, 05:20:25 PM »
Here is a little story that involves the giving of donations in thailand and i wouldn't want to go through all that again.

When i first come to thailand there was a death in the soi, an ole boy who my wife had known all her life died.
As per usual the envelopes was involved, my view was in those days, why should my money go towards the funeral of somebody i didn't even know. So we had an argument where my wife was upset and borrowed the money, she cried a long time after and it also embarassed her in front of the people she'd known all her life.

She couldn't hold her head up, Her new husband the farang wasn't looking too good.

Once the row started i wished i kept my mouth shut, it was only the price of two beers, now she has her own allowance and what she does with it is up tooooo ...

My view now is if thailand is your home do as the thai's, within reason of course.  :salute
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Re: Life in the soi - The farang that got the surprise
« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2016, 03:39:15 PM »
WHAT A BLOW!

There's a guy from germany that's been the talk of the neighborhood for some time now, as he is 60 and he has hitched up with a 19 yr old chick that lives close by to me. He doesn't live here but phones his girlfriend when he comes to see her.

He has brought her a new car and spent about 2 mill on a home for her which is only half completed so far.

So here's the story .........

As it was close to her birthday, he wants to surprise her, so he comes to thailand without phoning her.

He books into the local hotel close to her village to make some surprise party arrangements for her birthday, While he's having a coffee in the foyer, through the window he see's his car drive by, being driven by a thai man with his girlfriend sitting in the car, they park in the hotel car park get out all lovey dovey holding hands and wander in the hotel restaurant.

She give all that shight, friend friend no worry. But soon after all was revealed by his friends that already new, but didn't want to be the one to tell him   Like i said what a blow and about 3 mill down. 

The big question, would you have told him
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Re: Life in the soi - his trousers at half mast
« Reply #14 on: August 14, 2016, 01:27:25 PM »
The cheek of some people

I woke up this morning to the sound of the dog barking, looked out the window to see a guy balancing himself on our garden wall, his trousers at half mast with my dog hanging on them.

He was trying to attach a sign to the tree in our garden, which is about a foot or so in from the road/wall, the dog crept up on him and bingo, he went ape sh*t.

The signs are all over the soi, if you want to borrow money, you can refinance your car, land, whatever. there's a lot of people in the soi that have no chanote, it's at the bank or a money lender. But they have a new car, monthly of course.

AMAZING! how some can earn money from people that have none
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Re: Life in the soi - the lottery numbers how far you go
« Reply #15 on: June 19, 2017, 12:24:41 AM »
I'm amazed at how much thought in one's head, goes for the lottery numbers, or should i say winning that lovely thing called money.

Here's the story,

We have 2 houses in the same soi, the water guy comes to read the meter ( nam papa) both readings and the bill are oddly exactly the same amount. He tells everybody in the soi, it's a sign, so they have a wager on the figures on the bill, the numbers come up and they all won a fair few bht.

Except me who thought silly man. :(
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Re: Life in the soi
« Reply #16 on: June 19, 2017, 04:52:22 PM »
Let us know the leccy bill in time for the first of next month  :evilgrin
 

 



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