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Offline thaiga

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Are you really happy here
« on: August 11, 2016, 01:32:28 PM »
Are you really happy here

What with the name calling yesterday and the deletion of posts, the end result was thai driving is appalling, yes we know that, you only have to look in the thread, Driving in Thailand, but some might get the impression your not happy here :-[

You know the old saying - You can't change the habits of a lifetime - So when kids at the age of two or three yrs old are propped up or standing on the front of a motorbike by their parents whilst driving, then that child will grow up thinking it's a natural thing to do and maybe do the same with their kids.

Even school buses with children piled on top, i shudder to think what could happen, if it stopped suddenly, but that's how it is here and all the moaning in the world won't change it. i have a moan myself, but becoming to accept it as a way of life.

Thailand is not the worst in the world in driving  ...  take a peek at the clips below

As for are you really happy here ... of course you are, i just love walking through the market, the selection of foods is out of this world, Where else can you pick up a delecatessen for around 50 bht. Most of us don't have to work, myself, GIN DOG BEER some will know what that means.

Now there's the females which is one of the main attractions even if your only window shopping, Thailand has some of the loveliest girls in the world, (check below first) :-[  Sightseeing, thailand has some really interesting sights and temples, dual pricing maybe, but it's only a few bob difference, as i said that's the way it is here, if you don't accept it. what next, it's a lot worse back home.

This is your home learn to love it, it's not that bad. Anything else you can think of which is a plus for Thailand there's plenty of room below
 
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Re: Are you really happy here
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2016, 02:10:03 PM »
I will say that even though there are many things here that I do not like, the good out weighs the bad by a long shot! I am able to retire here with an income that never would of been possible in the States.

My next goal is attempting to speak Thai....Nothing complex but enough as to where I don't feel so isolated. I have always been pretty social and I enjoy times with good friends, Thailand can be a very lonely Country!

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Re: Are you really happy here
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2016, 06:28:16 PM »
I'm happy here.  I've got a house and three cars paid for in full, no financing, two lovely kids and a hot wife.  I'm only unhappy with the behavior of certain people which I do not necessarily equate to a certain race.  This includes both Thais and certain expats. However, I think the captain is spot on.  The positives outweigh the negatives.  Sure, we all love to complain, because we're used to our own culture and way of doing things which does not equate to the way of the Thais, and the problem arises when we say things like, "In (your country) you'd get arrested for doing something like that."  Well, we're not in our country anymore.

Thaiga, I want to apologize for the post I made yesterday that was directed to ajaan, but for him to tell me to look in the mirror as to why I've had 14 accidents, none of them my fault and try to make it look like it was my fault, is unacceptable.  I can't have that, because I refuse to compromise my integrity and give in to someone who can't accept the outcome of their bad judgement.

If I weren't happy here, I wouldn't live here.

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Re: Are you really happy here
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2016, 08:05:38 PM »
Yes Thailand can be a very lonely place, as cc posts, even in a room full of people if you don't understand what their saying, you could always use sign language  :o no maybe not. Ha! Ha!

Learning the language is an advantage, i do try, although on occasions if i don't get the pronunciation correct people don't understand me. But to read or write thai, i don't think it will ever happen, not with me. Thai people never expect us to speak Thai, are you Koo some say.

You can live here much cheaper than back home, we all know, providing you don't get sick the hospitals are expensive.

If your not that good looking you'll still get by here as long as you got some money. (money rules) Anyway girls don't dance on the bar with no knickers back home. (too many rules)

I enjoy not knowing or caring what day of the week it is, as there all the same, as most of the shops are always open.

But some guys are merely interested in the sexual side rather than really exploring the culture Thailand has to offer, nothing wrong with that. (guilty)

Thailand is like a magnet for some and the tourists keep coming back in their droves, so they can afford to make silly rules and regulations, that to us make no sense, but if the tourist numbers were to drop drastically, that would be a different ball game.

I first come here for two weeks holiday which i extended to four weeks, went home for a month and came back for another month, then it was 3 months here, 3 months home for work, that went on for 2 years then i finally moved here.
Yes it has changed, but still outweighs the UK.

I wonder how we are looked upon by the thai people
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Re: Are you really happy here
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2016, 03:34:51 PM »
So true.  I try not to speak Thai, because it's more fun to play stupid and listen to what people say about you. heh heh.

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Re: Are you really happy here - No not today
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2016, 06:35:41 PM »
Customer services at it's best

I try hard not to run thais down, but the experience i had today, i muttered the words mi-me-samong.

Here's the story ...

I travelled 80 kils to global house Korat to buy an electric hedge trimmer, could you test it, yes no problem. All tested and good.

You get 15 met of cable with it sealed in a cellophane pack, which the guy who tested, does not pack back into the box with the appliance, he just left in the trolley.

when i get to the check out they want to charge me 500 bht for the electric cable that comes with the trimmer. After explaining he left it out the box but it comes in with the price. No they wasn't having it, so they look for the guy in that department, who left it out of the box, he's gone for lunch, take a seat he'll be back soon. yeah right use your brain all you have to do is look in another trimmer box on the shelf and you will see it comes with the friggin cable.

So i just took the opened box back to the shelf and took an unopened one, with about half a dozen staff round me saying but the box is torn we can't sell it again, back to the checkout, now we have Big Boss there security and all, in walks the guy that's back from lunch, apologized to me and explained to them, it come's with the cable which he left out.

Torn box here have this box, i unpacked the trimmer and the cable, paid and left them with the nice box.
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Re: Are you really happy here
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2016, 09:25:26 PM »
thaiga.  Here's what you can say if something like that happens again.  Sa-mong Yu-Nai?  Nai-roo-toot?  It means, "Where are your brains?...in your ass?"  Try it.

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Re: Are you really happy here
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2016, 12:59:45 PM »
thaiga.  Here's what you can say if something like that happens again.  Sa-mong Yu-Nai?  Nai-roo-toot?  It means, "Where are your brains?...in your ass?"  Try it.
Ha! Ha! Talking of ass, next time you see a cute chick with a nice ass, give this pic some thought.
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Re: Are you really happy here
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2016, 06:40:43 PM »
WTF?  A fake ass now?  What happens if the dude wants to do the deed?  The woman takes off her clothes and out pops this? lol..."Wait let me remove my fake ass."  Then reality sets in.  Her ass was lying to you.

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Re: Are you really happy here
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2016, 06:56:30 PM »
Her ass was lying to you.
No she was lying out her ass   :lol :lol :lol
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Re: Are you really happy here
« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2016, 06:05:46 AM »
No she was lying out her ass   :lol :lol :lol

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Re: Are you really happy here
« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2016, 10:49:05 AM »
Funny that I recently mentioned this subject in another post only a few days ago and now it hit home and it hit hard! One thing that seems a bit uncontrolled in this Country is the need or should I say the lack of a food safety program.

I spent yesterday afternoon sitting in the emergency room with a severe case of food poisoning. The doctor who took care of me (good care) informed me that so far just today he had already seen 10 patients with the same condition, and I was there at 11am.

I know that as the economy worsens that people are having to make every baht count but should it be done at the expense of one's health? from what I have seen there is literally no food safety program or health inspectors that I know of. I see unhealthy practices at restaurant and food stands every single day, maybe it's because I've been in the business for so long that I pick up issues that most would not. But I will tell you that some of the things I've seen here can be very dangerous if not deadly to some people.


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Re: Are you really happy here
« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2016, 02:47:00 PM »
I hope you have a speedy recovery CC - sometimes i feel there is little value on life here - so where does ones health come on the list.  :-[

I was just reading an article similar - British Mum in Coma After ‘Something She Ate in Pattaya.’

She was on holiday with her husband after a traumatic year following the death of their son, I would not think pattaya would be the place to come to relax and get over a thing like that


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