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Offline nan

miserable mean farangs
« on: October 06, 2017, 12:28:39 AM »
miserable mean farangs

i get the feeling from what i see these days that the happy go lucky farang is no more.
i went out for a meal tonight stopped off at a decent bar in town,there was three farangs sitting at a table drinking,with a miserable look on there face,looking into there beer,each one insisted to the waitress they would pay for there beer separately and pay when she served it.

checked there change carefully. never spoke a word to each other. where have the happy go lucky farang gone.

bit like the members on here apart from a couple,who like a bit of fun,whats happened to the rest,i hope they are more active at home.

i speak as i find and have got fond of this forum,thanks for all that make it possible. j/f thaiga t/t jivvy wheres b/f     :drink
ignorance does not help your post one bit but it probably says an awful lot about you.
 

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Re: miserable mean farangs
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2017, 10:46:04 AM »
I'm here :).

I can tell you what happened to the once happy farangs and why the ones you observed were acting the way they did with the bill.

Farangs are usually very happy when they first arrive here and this is because they don't understand how things work.  For example, paying for the bill after each serve.  The reason for this is historically, beer bins get padded.  That little plastic bin holder gets stuffed with bills for God knows what.  When they pay for a beer each time it is served, it helps prevent the tab scamming, especially when the farang has had too much to drink and can't remember how many drinks he or she has had.  Back in the day, I used to hang out with some rich Chinese guys at a certain hotel bar.  In that bar, the Heineken beer bottles would be stacked on a cart next to you, so you knew how many you had at the end of the night.

Many farangs I run into are unhappy about their teaching jobs. Things like poor salary (which leads to constant complaining about lack of money), students unwilling to learn, no work permits, visas, the Thai staff and so on. Many farangs I have spoken with are finding out that teaching English isn't cut out to be the dream job for foreigners in Thailand. The happy ones are the ones who typically work at a University with 14-16 hours per week.  I always tell those who are interested in teaching should seek the universities.

Then we have the foreigners who are unhappy with their spouse.  Be it money, infidelity, whatever.  Many foreigners don't even bother to register their marriage and wonder why their spouse can take everything and do a runner.

Then there are the chronic drinkers.  These are the folks who are so bored and are not motivated to seek out any new activity, sport, hobby, or anything else other than starting their drinking binge at ten o'clock in the morning or when their favorite local watering hole opens.  Many just sit around bad mouthing other farangs, bitch and complain about everything they dislike about Thailand.  Hey, I've been there and done it too!  I do it on this forums at times, but I don't let it effect the quality of my life here.  You see, contrary to what people want to believe, Korat is not an exciting place to live with numerous activities for one to do.  It's a very very boring place. You need to find some activity to keep yourself busy.  I like to exercise.  I lift weights and for the past year and a half, took up tennis.  I've met some wonderful Thais and a few foreigners from the courts. These are nice people to mingle with.  Everyone has a great time and you get yourself in shape as well.  I'm also very active with my son's tennis career who is currently ranked number one in all of Thailand for his age group. Family keeps me busy and happy.

Back to the point.  Many farangs get a wake up call, usually after two years of living here when the honeymoon with Thailand is over and reality sets in.  I don't mean this in a negative way, although there are things many foreigners find out about this place that they weren't aware of before, or the everyday things here start to get to you.  For me, it's the way people drive here.  Just for fun, yesterday I counted how many times some idiot did something dumb and I had to use the train horn.  Just driving less than ten minutes....Three times!!.... and I only use it in severe situations. For me, that's probably the only thing that makes me unhappy here. 

In closing, I think many farangs become complacent after living here a long time. They lack the desire to try new things.  Don't get me wrong.  There's nothing wrong with having a beer with your mates and shooting the sht.  I suggest for those who are not sure of what they want and don't want, to make a list of the things that make you happy and the things that make you unhappy.  It's easy.  Try to avoid the unhappy things, even if they are things you cannot change, and focus on the things that make you happy.  Remove yourself from people and things that are unpleasant.
 
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Offline thaiga

Re: miserable mean farangs
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2017, 01:02:29 PM »
Nice post B/F thanks for sharing, i lift weights every day when i use the hong nam ha! ha!

on a serious note, yes there are a lot of things contributing to not being happy, as b/f explained, top ones being money,  matrimonial or just plain fed up enjoying yourself every day, that can bore people even. i find if your happy towards people, happiness will come back. if people growl at you, they are the ones hurting not you.

Many years ago on my first visit to thailand i couldn't believe my eyes, Bangkok, koh samui then pattaya,   drinking dancing like a fool, this is the life for me or so i thought, girls tugging at your arm, sexy man WOW!.

Then i was very ill, collapsed, the girl that got me off to hospital and took care of me, i married, she worked in a gas station, lived in the back end of isaan, where i still live now since 2004, yes life has changed and so have i, i don't drink or smoke now. Who'd thought that not me that's for sure, been there done it and very happy living here.

Never take things for granted, the bump when you fall hurts.

Another thing that Expats don't do in Thailand, they don't learn the language, making themself feel alienated, there thai family will not speak to them because they wouldn't understand them anyway. more loneliness, more unhappiness.

Not everybody views themselves as rich because they have a lot of money. Some people view being rich in terms of happiness as in the clip below

The Simple life of Martin Wheeler 20091113.wmv
Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.
 
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Re: miserable mean farangs
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2017, 02:52:03 PM »
Thanks for sharing too, Thaiga.  Are you sure you're not dropping weight when you hit the hong-nam?  ;D
 
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Offline thaiga

Re: miserable mean farangs
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2017, 05:23:46 PM »
I'm just a REGULAR guy b/f - bit more on this guy, looks like hard work

English Breakfast Martin Wheeler 16 oct10
Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.
 

Offline nan

Re: miserable mean farangs
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2017, 05:44:36 PM »
Not everybody views themselves as rich because they have a lot of money. Some people view being rich in terms of happiness
good words thaiga.

you can spot the miserable and mean farangs on here just by looking who uses the thank you button, but if your not happy you wont
ignorance does not help your post one bit but it probably says an awful lot about you.
 

Offline thaiga

Re: miserable mean farangs
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2017, 12:13:45 AM »
Not everybody views themselves as rich because they have a lot of money. Some people view being rich in terms of happiness
good words thaiga.

Not my words nan but the words of the man himself Martin Wheeler who claims he has it all. So what is it that makes this man’s life so complete?        you can find out here.  Koratfart.com
Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.
 

Offline thaiga

Re: miserable mean farangs - THE TEST
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2017, 12:32:08 PM »
THE TEST

Ask your partner, if she won the lottery what would she do with the money, see if she mentions you :spin

Do get back and leave your answers below ;D

Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.
 
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Offline nan

Re: miserable mean farangs
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2017, 02:21:35 PM »
good shot once again thiga, i doubt if you will get any replies  :-X  now who is trying to relive his lost youth in LOS, and is kidding himself that the vibrant young things somehow love him for what he is, rather than what he has.

did you do the test yourself,let's have it
ignorance does not help your post one bit but it probably says an awful lot about you.
 

Offline thaiga

Re: miserable mean farangs
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2017, 09:59:46 PM »
Of course i did or i wouldn't of mentioned it.

Yes i did ask i was quite pleased with the answer and my wife being a very religious person said ..... Oh wait a minute ladies first  ;D
 i nearly forgot and you being the thread starter. after you nan, i take it you asked your hubby  :evilgrin

lets have it
Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.
 

 



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