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Home: Britain / Re: Lucky Britain: Donald Trump cancels London visit
« Last post by Johnnie F. on January 17, 2018, 06:55:26 PM »
Extremely ridiculous I find, when dedicated Trump-Fans keep bashing Hillary Clinton at every occasion, that is not even related to her at all. It's called "spilling hatred", and should not be posted at all. Not liking Trump doesn't mean liking Hillary Clinton. But I guess spilling hatred against Hillary Clinton appears to some as the only way to diminsh the fact, that she won the popular vote.

...half of the country supports Trump

Looks more like only 39.8% approve of him, while 54.3% disapprove of him.
Home: Britain / Re: Lucky Britain: Donald Trump cancels London visit
« Last post by nan on January 17, 2018, 05:39:41 PM »
why would anyone believe a source as CNN 

i would tend to believe cnn rather than an expat in korat with the views that thai women love western men more than thai men, because of oral sex.
Home: Britain / Re: Lucky Britain: Donald Trump cancels London visit
« Last post by thaiga on January 17, 2018, 03:41:09 PM »
I can understand people getting upset about all this, after all  it is an embarrassment, is it me or are they a tad touchy when you mention anything about their country, you have to be careful or you might get accused of american bashing, Who mentioned Vietnam.

What is with this constant American bashing? You need to take off your tin foil hat or someting dude.'t-mess-with-thai-girls/msg6951/#msg6951

is this constant bashing restricted specifically to the USA
Half as serious and less / Re: Anyone seen my little willy
« Last post by jivvy on January 16, 2018, 06:54:36 PM »
Education and Teachers Forum / Re: Home Schooling in Korat
« Last post by Auss on January 16, 2018, 05:41:51 PM »
Hello Davidc

New to this forum

Just curious as to what schools you were looking at, as I am going to move my young lad next term
Have already picked, & certainly didn't like some due to so many in classroom
Home: Britain / Re: Lucky Britain: Donald Trump cancels London visit
« Last post by Baby Farts on January 16, 2018, 07:50:31 AM »
It's not confirmed he said that and why would anyone believe a source as CNN?  There were other people in the meeting who sat right next to Trump and stated that he did NOT say that and that things were taken out of context, so why aren't any of you believing them?  Besides, if he did they say those countries are shthole countries, why do you think those folks want to come to America? 

This is actually funny because the liberals have a meltdown every time Trump speaks what's on his mind.  In case anyone has forgotten, the other half of the country supports Trump and they don't whine and cry over comments made like the liberals and the left always seem to do.  CNN and the rest of the fake news, left, liberals, are pissing in the wind.  There isn't going to be any impeachment either so I wouldn't count on that either.  I would keep an eye out on what might possibly happen to Hillary though.  We can start with her deleted emails, giving 20% of OUR uranium to Russia, etc. 
Half as serious and less / Re: You reddit here - How much should I give for dowry?
« Last post by thaiga on January 14, 2018, 04:49:05 PM »
It's Reddit time, c'mon help this guy out, he lives in America with his wife to be, so should he pay a dowry, if so how much. tradition where he lives the girls father should foot the bill. But he goes on to say: Well we aren't planning to have a wedding at all. She doesn't have a dad.

How much should I give for dowry?

So I'm planning on marrying my gf who lives with me here in the US. We met in Bangkok and she decided to move here to live with me a few years ago.
I'll be proposing to her in a few months and upon doing some research I came across this idea of a Thai Dowry which I've never heard of before.
I'm supposed to give her mom some money apparently.

Googling tells me I should give her mom between 100k baht and 1,000,000 baht. Pretty huge difference there. Honestly I can afford the higher end of that spectrum, but would rather use it on a nice ring and the proposal (I am planning a surprise trip to South Africa to ask the big question).

Can someone let me know what would be considered respectable? I've never met her mom and she doesn't speak English but she seems pretty nice the few times my gf let me say "hi" on facetime. Lol

tl;dr how much should I give my gf's mom in dowry so she doesn't think I'm an ?

Comment from shakakoz
Here’s what I did. I had no one to negotiate on my behalf (similar to you maybe), so I talked to my wife. At first, she was mentioning ridiculous sums of money. Her father was the village headman, and both she and her sister were university graduates. The money seemed to go up every time we talked about it, until it was hovering near the 750k mark.

That’s when I said no. On the basis that I did not have that much cash, and saving/borrowing it might induce a hardship, I simply refused. It didn’t go well at first, and she insisted that “I had to”. I pointed out that I had been sending her money every month as evidence of my commitment, and that I understood that she would have to support her father in the future.

In the end, I remained firm in my rejections of amounts that I felt I couldn’t afford. I wouldn’t say it was so much a negotiation, as a compromise, but we agreed that any money I paid would not be returned, and would instead go towards our wedding. So, feeding everyone at the wedding ceremony, gifts for the monks, gold, and the wedding reception, where we had about 250 guests. All told, it was about 300k.

It was actually pretty cool. One of the biggest expenses was alcohol (and accoutrements), but we also had two photographers who followed us for 18 hours that day paparazzi style, and someone brought an elephant. One of the most important moments for me was when our cousin/neighbour/Police-colonel-wife wrote a (non-negotiable) cheque on my behalf for 1,000,000 baht as a symbol of the support I had already given my wife, which was presented with the sin sot. It was the first time that I felt that one of the villagers was sort of on my side in all of this.

I felt the money was well spent. I was happy to spend this money on my own wedding, and given the scale of the wedding I felt it was somewhat of a bargain. My original fear was that I would have to pay for the wedding, and then be surprised at the last minute for a demand for additional sin sot. Working out these details ahead of time avoided that.

Having said all of that, if your GF hasn’t brought up the dowry, maybe you shouldnt either. Many modern Thais see the sin sot as being an anachronism that has no place in our society. Like /u/yeahbutwhytho says, consider spending the money on yourselves. If not a honeymoon, maybe it could go towards a down payment on a home.

more very interesting comments Here
Korat News / Re: Five hurt in Korat as motorist suffers seizure
« Last post by Taman Tun on January 14, 2018, 03:51:01 PM »
This was clearly a medical related accident. However, in World League terms I think Thailand is nowhere near number 1 for being the most dangerous place on the roads. Check this out from Arab News:-
Home: Britain / Re: Lucky Britain: Donald Trump cancels London visit
« Last post by nan on January 14, 2018, 12:52:20 PM »
a mouth like a sewer

that statement if true was disgusting coming from a man in that position.his new rock bottom.

Africa SHITHOLE Countries? CNN Panel UNLOADS on Jason Miller for Defending Trump Immigrants SLUR
Half as serious and less / Re: All Things Christmas
« Last post by nan on January 14, 2018, 12:45:20 PM »
I thank you for the reply mr. jf, what other forum would the admin reply to your post, only here at the number one spot KORATFART.COM might not be the biggest forum but certainly the best advert free forum around.

The link / Future of KoratFarang, GrumpyExpat, and KoratFart? / why are expats so bothered about survival of another expats venture, are they jealous of the success of others. a guy opens a bar the first words are, oh he won't last long,don't like the colour of the decor,does he go to stare at the walls,might do.

all i can say is they are not happy here,always having a moan :salute
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