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Offline thaiga

Any generous people out there
« on: June 01, 2016, 11:25:18 AM »
What a f***ing sauce, guy needs money to come to thailand to get his wife & baby back to Australia.

Bring My Wife and Son FromThailand

Hello my name is Javier,I am raising money to be able to travel to Thailand and bringing my wife and son to Australia.The money will be used by paying for visas and airflights to Australia,including rent and living expenses,we will need the money within the next 3 months.My wife who is a Thai national and I have been married for one and a half years and our son is allready 6 months old.I travelled there for his birth and spent three weeks with him and miss him so much,please help us reunite,thank you very much for taking the time to read this.
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Offline sowhat

Re: Any generous people out there
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2016, 02:45:30 PM »
 $0 of $40k  Raised by 0 people in 15 days

 i can understand that / be interesting to follow to see if anybody does give

Offline Baby Farts

Re: Any generous people out there
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2016, 04:06:15 PM »
His wife is probably behind this.  Notice the emotional blackmail by posting a picture of a baby.  Perhaps he should've thought about all of this before he got married etc. 

Offline thaiga

Re: Any generous people out there
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2016, 09:14:04 PM »
He's pulled out - should of pulled out when he was in thailand - wouldn't have the baby to worry about  :evilgrin

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Offline thaiga

Re: Any generous people out there
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2016, 12:20:02 PM »
Any generous people out there - yes there are - this couple managed to get 50,000 bht towards their cost to get married in Thailand

Joe & Faith's Wedding in Thailand

Must be me who's tight or would you donate
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Offline thaiga

Re: Any generous people out there - 8 Miles from Home
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2016, 06:15:51 PM »
8 Miles from Home

Not quite the same as Gofundme but on the same lines, as you can become a patron if you wish by pledging money to so they can create their cinematic journey across the world.

But i must say i find this article interesting and some of you that's been around for a while will remember the 8 miles from home clips, it's about two people and their dog, nice people and they say.  We hope you enjoy watching it as much as we enjoyed experiencing it.

Much Love J & Sach & Eden xxx

So lets follow the journey ............ Video below

8 Miles from Home' is the story of one couple who decided that a routine life would never be enough. That uncontrollable feeling grew exponentially until one day, when their car broke down and left them stranded 8 miles from home, they knew the time had come.

A Man, Woman and Dog began an incredible journey that day. They took everything they knew about life and used it to craft a new way to live. '8 Miles from Home' the series is a Cinematic representation of that journey. Watch how a simple Video Log of their travels in Thailand slowly becomes an inspirational tale of two young souls that were convinced there could be more to life than paths well trodden.

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                     8milesfrom home - Our first Visa Run


Our first Visa Run from Bangkok to Ranong, and guess what, we're never going there again (July 2015) . Even for a legitimate border crossing with a genuine Business Type Visa, the immigration staff down there gave us a really hard time. It was clear that they had never seen a B Visa from the UK Thai embassy before because they were so confused and kept asking for a work permit to let us reactivate our next 90 days.

After a little struggling and much pleading we were allowed back into the country with the official 90 day stamp and explain what happens at the Ranong to Kawthaung border. Watch and see if a Ranong Visa Run is for you.

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Offline thaiga

                                             8milesfromhome - how it all started


This is how it all started           

Great clips, But how did this all start, Where did the name 8milesfromhome come from, Well i'll tell you, With the help of 

They were just 8 miles from their home in England, stranded in a broken car that had failed them on an adventure. They made a decision to live a life unknown. Where their successes would be gauged by happiness gained and experiences shared.

It started in 2009 after a Christmas break in the Scottish Highlands. They were driving home, when just after they got off the motorway, the car, that had survived the 1,300 mile round journey, decided enough was enough, burning its own clutch to cinders.

Releasing the offensive smell of burnt friction plates on its final exhale.

We rolled begrudging to a halt in the middle of the night, just outside junction 26 of the M25. The Sat Nav stared at me, with its bright tormenting light, laughing at me with the fact that after all the hours of driving, we were just 8 short miles from home.

As we sat in wait for rescue to come at 1am, rain pouring down, surrounding us with misery, we waited and after over an hour and a half of solemn restlessness and through sleepy irritated eyes, we saw Him. He has now become known to us, as ‘The Guardian’.

The man who cemented our thoughts on leaving the country, for a life unknown. 
The man who made us seriously consider our options and what we were actually doing with our lives.
The man who greeted us with the biggest smile, when anyone else called out to rescue someone at 3am in the morning would have grunted a few inaudible lines and dropped us off without making conversation.

The Guardian was different somehow.  The smile failed to fade and was a permanent feature on his face, a jolly Santa Clause in the dead of the night.

‘The Friendly Car rescue Man’

After a few pleasantries about our little Scottish holiday, he mentioned how Scotland was a lot like New Zealand. Jmayel told him how we had been there and loved it.  That we would like to go again one day and lightly mentioned our love for travel. 

To which his reply was so profound, that it actually changed our lives. ‘I know you guys will do it. I can feel it, You won’t stay in the UK. There’s so much out there to explore. You should just go for it.  You never know what’s waiting for you.  I believe in you.  Don’t be scared to do something different' 

Hearing him say these words in such an unnatural setting for this type of conversation, the front cab of a flat bed truck, and advice from such an unlikely source is what made the whole situation surreal. Now would probably be a good time for me to tell you that throughout our journey home to London, we had been discussing the possibility of leaving the UK for a life somewhere new, we talked for hours about where we could go, what we wanted to experience and our plans for the future.

Were The Guardians words just a strange coincidence? I like to think otherwise. As The Guardian drove us around our all too familiar home town of Chingford, We exited the cab after just a few short minutes, with a whole new sense of ‘something'

What that something was, I don’t know, an unexplainable feeling, a yearning.  We felt it - we both had this relentless need to live our dreams.  The Seed had been Sown.

As we walked into the front door of Jmayels parents house, we turned around to make sure the large truck had made its way out of the dead end turning without any problems and to give our rescuer a final wave, to be met with nothing but a steady mist of silent rain.

The truck had gone. We didn’t even hear it. The Guardian had vanished into thin air. Jmayel turned to me and unusually for him, said 'well that was weird’ I was eager to know if he felt what I had in the truck, and I wasn’t just being my usual dreamy self.

He had.  That was all we needed.

The following months that proceeded were all about setting up a way to make money online, that would enable us to follow our dreams and live and experience life all over the world, to embrace our insatiable yearning, rather than leaving it living dormant in our souls. That is where I came in, giving up my job in the city and concentrating on our new photography business, building up an online stock image library that would eventually lead us to where we wanted to go.   

That is how we got to be here. Sitting in a wooden house, in Northern Thailand.
The early morning sun is beginning to seep in through the wooden slats, the air cool and not yet full of the heat of the immense Thai sun. Our dog is curled up next to me in a soft slumber.

This is just the beginning of our new adventure, just one simple week in.  Being here feels…right. Thanks to

Moving to Thailand - 8 Miles from home - 8MFH EP1
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Offline thaiga

In Love with Thailand

Seduced by the Beauty of Thailand: The young couple show their love for their new life in Chiang Mai and its magical surroundings. Taking the time to explore in greater detail and reflecting on the reasons why they fell in love with the country they chose to live in.

CHIANG MAI Cinematic Video เชียงใหม่ - In Love with Thailand - 8MFH EP17
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Offline thaiga

Re: THANK YOU THAILAND... AND FAREWELL - Eight Miles from Home
« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2016, 12:40:30 PM »

As expats living in Thailand for 4.5 years, we have much to be grateful for. Thank you Thailand for allowing us to grow, and giving us the strength to follow our dreams - Love, 8 miles from home

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Offline Baby Farts

Re: Any generous people out there
« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2016, 05:50:57 AM »
Touching.  I wonder if they'd still feel thankful if they lived in a big city with all the traffic and chaos....not to rain on their parade, but c''s easy to feel thankful when you live in the country side like that and make a video showing only those parts of Thailand.  Makes me wonder if the Ministry of Tourism didn't assist them in making this video.

Thank you Thailand for not allowing foreigners to work any job except as teachers and the stellar salaries that go along with the job.
Thank you Thailand for the 14+ road accidents I've had since I've been here, none of them my fault, but yet I'm asked to pay for damages.
Thank you Thailand for the constant racists remarks we expats have to listen every day. Farang farang farang farang.
Thank you Thailand for the constant scams.
Thank you Thailand for the time a drunken Thai slammed into my two week new Ford Ranger two years ago. <-- tried to get me to pay.  I sold that truck.
Thank you Thailand for convincing me to buy a train horn on my old Ford Ranger in order to warn the idiots on the road to be careful, and thank you for convincing me to buy another one for my new Ranger because scooter boy and the rest of the idiot drivers here don't seem to get the point unless they get a loud blast of noise in their face.

Thank you Thailand for allowing foreigners to own land and the stellar retirement packages you have for foreigners.

Anyone want to add to the list? lol.  I'm being sarcastic here, of course.....I am thankful for many things in Thailand, but it's not because Thailand did anything special for me. I'm thankful for one thing only here, and that's the pussy!

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Offline thaiga

Re: Any generous people out there
« Reply #11 on: June 27, 2016, 11:58:32 AM »
Thank you thailand for making B/F so honest ... YES ... thank you for the PUSSY  :evilgrin

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Offline thaiga

Re: Any generous people out there
« Reply #12 on: June 27, 2016, 05:49:16 PM »
“Give what you have. To someone, it may be better than you dare to think.” Henry Longfellow

They say, generosity makes the world a better place, it improves the life of the giver and of the receiver.
But ... generosity is still too rare in our world today, as our society craves to get more of what they already have enough of in some cases.

But in mindset, do we think that giving our resources to another person means we have less for ourselves. It is said giving increases happiness Hmm! do they mean to the person on the receiving end.

Generousity is not only giving money, but helping people too, like a teacher would get happiness and is paid back by the student who graduates to the top.

Being generous is being optimistic, optimistic people are generally happy people because they choose to live in a world where they believe in others.

The way things are today my resources only grow when someone else’s shrinks. Arr! enough said, so who rrrrrrrr ...

The 20 most generous people in the world

Andrew Carnegie
Pioneering American philanthropist Andrew Carnegie once set the standard for giving back: "No man can become rich without himself enriching others," he said. "The man who dies rich dies disgraced."

Dietmar Hopp
Twenty years ago, Hopp established Dietmar Hopp Stiftung, a foundation that supports local education, sports, and health causes in his hometown in Germany, including the Heidelberg Institute for Stem Cell Technology and Experimental Medicine (HI-STEM), University Hospital Heidelberg, and the Nathalie Todenhofer Foundation.

Pierre Omidyar
In 1998, he and his wife, Pamela, established the Omidyar Foundation, an organization that now includes Omidyar Network, HopeLab, Humanity United, and Ulupono Initiative. The organization donates to a diverse range of causes, including entrepreneurship, human rights, food and energy, and games and technology.

Mark Zuckerberg
Lifetime donations: $1.6 billion

George Soros
Lifetime donations: $8 billion

and the rest are here
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Offline thaiga

Re: Any generous people out there
« Reply #13 on: August 31, 2016, 06:20:02 PM »
Hello! My name is Olivia i want to go on a 3 week trip to thailand and i want you to pay for it.I would be incredibly grateful for any donation no matter the size.The funds raised will cover airfare, three meals per day, lodging, transportation, and everything else including ...                                 raised so far  $376 of $7,000 goal

GLA Thailand: Cultural Kaleidoscope
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Re: Uninsured Brit on way to extend visa loses leg - motorbike accident
« Reply #14 on: March 22, 2018, 02:37:32 PM »
Harry George Buster needs a leg

Harry Harry Harry!! Our friend has been traveling Southeast Asia for the last 5 months. In that time he has been living life, capturing the energy of every moment. Looking forward to the next adventure.

Today on his way to extend his travel visa, Harry was riding a motorcycle near Kanchanaburi in Thailand, obeying the road rules, wearing a helmet and jacket when he was struck by a sugar cane truck turning across his path. The truck dragged him nearly 15 metres, in the process degloving Harry's right leg from above the knee.

He was rushed to the local hospital in a serious condition. Futher scans showed he had a shattered pelvis, multiple double bone breaks to his leg and three broken ribs to go with the degloved leg.

He was rushed into surgery where they were unable to save his leg and amputated above the knee.

Harry is now in the ICU, he is conscience but obviously in a lot of pain. He has a strong will, knows he has lost his leg, but says "at least I am alive".

Unfortunately he did not have travel insurance, his motorcycle was legally registered and therefore had insurance which covers some of the medical bills, but in reality only a VERY small percent.

The truck driver has told police it was not his fault and therefore it will go to court which could take months, if not years.

Now he is not looking for a hand out, he is merely looking for some support, bear in mind that past the medical bills there is going to be a huge journey ahead for him, with the need for a prosthetic leg down the track and learning to walk again.

So your money will help with everything, will show him how much he means to everyone and that there is good in the world.
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