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The 5 signs to look for that you should go home and leave Pattaya

Living away from home and especially in Thailand in places like Pattaya can be moments of pure bliss, you are living the dream, right? But is everyone really living this dream life and are there red flag warning signs that you are better off jumping on a plane and getting back home?

This vlog playfully but with an air of seriousness looks at the warning signs that perhaps you are better off back home than in Pattaya.

We are have different standards and acceptable living conditions, but if you have succumbed to a 3k baht a month studio with no aircon and a cold, broken shower or even possibly a large barrel you need to fill with water. You know the type, studios in the same block as the workers of Soi Baukhao, then this is sign number 1. Your not living the dream, go home.

Sign number 2.  When you complain on one of the many online food groups when a breakfast costing 99 baht and that it is too expensive or the tea is not tetleys. Perhaps a member of staff didn’t courtesy for you too? Remember you do have the choice to buy a more expensive breakfast, but perhaps you are watching your sedang a little more than you should. I even see one guy complain to a restaurant that his curry serving was not big enough – it was a 149 baht meal deal that came with naan, rice and half a pint of beer. What does the guy want?

Drinking can often cross the line in Pattaya and become a big problem for some guys here. I knew one guy that said he got drunk not just everyday but twice a day, once in the morning and once in the afternoon after he woke from his lunch time nap. If you are drinking everyday and before 5pm, Pattaya may be about to consume you and spit you out. Be warned, it could be time to leave.  Another big sign, if you have stopped drinking in a beer bar and now drink outside a 7-11 or a Thai shop as it’s cheaper; this too is a little alarming. That’s my sign number 3.

Number 4: If you have no money. I am sure there are many guys here that would struggle to even get a flight home anyway. They will live here with no health insurance and be the wrong side of 60 years old. It is a matter of time before something bad happens.

And finally, you have had or are having a bad experience with your Thai partner. Maybe they have taken all you have got and you are feeling depressed, alone and skint – but seem to think another teelak is still out there for you. Go home before you fall off a balcony.

To many this list will read as a bit of light hearted fun but I have lived in Pattaya for over ten years and sadly seen expats die far too young from over drinking, I have seen them not wanting to give up on Pattaya even with no money – and their life is worse than if they were just to get on a plane and go home. Pattaya is a fantastic place but too many people try and live the dream without the means to even pay for one good meal a day.
Half as serious and less / The versatile motorcyc
« Last post by thaiga on January 07, 2018, 12:46:06 PM »
The versatile motorcyc can be adapted to many different functions or activities  :o  It can be made into a three wheeler car with a bit of welding, it has been known to carry up to or even more than 6 people, with only 2 on board some drive on one wheel saving the wear n tear on the other.


                       Win a fridge at a raffle, no problems, wack it on the good ole motorcyc. pic@       


When You Win A Fridge In A Raffle

Half as serious and less / Re: Whatever next
« Last post by thaiga on January 07, 2018, 12:07:15 PM »
dinner in the sky - nice loo  :-[

Half as serious and less / Re: All Things Christmas
« Last post by Roger on January 07, 2018, 10:54:30 AM »
Morning Thaiga - yes I sold the Korat Resort house at a good price but it took 2 years or more - used 'Century 21' - Ron the Boss speaks English. If you keep the pressure on, he does a good job. Found an excellent buyer who spent a bit on the place, fell out with the Gal and put it up for sale again ! Now where have I heard that before ?
The house and garden used to keep me busy and I do miss that.

Chantaburi / Laem Sing is a super place but I miss Korat and Friends.

Sorry the Forum is quiet atm - you certainly put the effort in ! It'll pick up I'm sure.

BTW the range of moticons here is 'wicked' - in more than one way ! 

Love these  :cussing and  :punch

Take care, Roger       :cheers

Half as serious and less / Re: Anyone seen my little willy
« Last post by jivvy on January 06, 2018, 05:16:49 PM »
Schools urged to file police complaints over futsal field scam

THE OFFICE of Basic Education Commission (Obec) has instructed 16 schools in Nakhon Ratchasima province to file police complaints against the contractor linked to the construction of the schools’ allegedly overpriced or damaged futsal fields which are at the centre of a corruption scandal.

The director of the Nakhon Ratchasima National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) Office, Mongkol Sarisut, said the central NACC authority held a meeting with related agencies in Bangkok yesterday to draw conclusions on the nationwide investigation into corruption related to futsal fields. He said the names of those involved, including high-ranking Education Ministry officials and national politicians, would become clear next week.

 Pisit Chodkingon, director of the Nakhon Ratchasima Primary Education Service Area 1 Office, yesterday revealed that Obec had last month instructed him to file police complaints against the contractor and those allegedly involved in corruption. His office held a meeting with 16 schools executives on December 29 about the futsal field corruption. Pisit said he had assigned the 16 school directors to file police complaints against Yee Panichaya, manager of the contractor MAI Limited Partnership, and those involved in the alleged corruption. He said the office’s litigation officials were gathering evidence and witnesses and discussing with public prosecutors before lodging police complaints later this month.

Thai authorities had launched an investigation in 2014 into the Obec project worth more than Bt600 million to build futsal fields in 358 schools in 17 provinces since 2012 following the detection of alleged irregularities. They included substandard and damaged turf, while some of the budget was diverted for other projects.

More than half the budget – Bt335 million – have been spent to build futsal fields in 101 schools in nine northeastern provinces (Nakhon Ratchasima, Ubon Ratchathani, Chaiyaphum, Mukdahan, Surin, Amnat Charoen, Yasothon, Si Sa Ket, and Khon Kaen), and two northern provinces – Chiang Rai and Phayao.
Half as serious and less / Re: Whatever next - Dinner in the sky
« Last post by thaiga on January 06, 2018, 04:36:05 PM »
God forbid now i'm convinced the world is going crazy - dinner in the sky - please don't drop your fork  vid below

Dinner in the Sky Thailand kicks off

 A culinary experience of a lifetime high above the city skyline, "Dinner in the Sky Thailand" officially took off on Friday for the first time ever.

Operated in 45 countries, this global phenomenon featured the high-altitude dinner table at the height of 50 meters where 22 guests were seated securely per round and enjoyed a four-course gourmet with astonishing view, which is lifted and suspended for an hour long by a 200-tone European telescopic boom crane. Dinner in The Sky is located between The Emporium Shopping Complex and Benchasiri Park and will run until the end of February.
Dinner In The Sky Thailand - Ticket Sales (Open Now)

Cosmetic clinic fined 20,000 baht for over-advertising penis whitening treatment

The Department of Health Services Support has decided to impose a 20,000-baht fine on a cosmetic surgery clinic in Nonthaburi for over-advertising its penis whitening service with the use of laser technology.

A staff of the clinic in question has posted in a Facebook page the penis whitening treatment with the use of laser, claiming that the treatment process does not cause pain and the patients need not have to be admitted for rest and rehabilitation.  The post was widely shared and went viral in the social media.

Dr Thongchai Kiratihatthayakorn, deputy director-general of Department of Health Service Support, on Friday (Jan 5) dismissed as untrue the claim that laser technology could whiten penis.

Instead, he warned that men who receive the whitening treatment with laser could risk becoming erectile dysfunctional and the treatment could affect their reproductive ability, noting that penis is a very sensitive area and is vulnerable to inflammation if subjected to repeated laser treatment.

He added that laser whitening of the penis would be temporary and the skin colour would return to normal after the treatment.

Accusing the clinic of over-advertising its treatment service, Dr Thongchai said he ordered the clinic being fined 20,000 baht for violating the Health Facility Act and instructed Nonthaburi health officials to ensure that the violation will recur
General Discussions / Re: Broke American Can’t Afford Dowry For Young Thai Girlfriend
« Last post by thaiga on January 06, 2018, 04:02:51 PM »
I see some more nonsense has surfaced in the media on the " Broke American Can’t Afford Dowry For Young Thai Girlfriend" they were still unhappily living with David’s best friend. Annie has been offered the sum of US$10,000 to leave and go back to Thailand. Reports the article below from saying There were allegations of her using David for a green card and of David being a cheater, deadbeat, and alcoholic. charming i'm sure here have a read ...

90 Day Fiancé: David's Best Friend Offers Annie $10,000 to Return to Thailand in Finale Sneak Peek
General Discussions / Re: Happy New Year
« Last post by thaiga on January 06, 2018, 03:41:17 PM »
great bargains in the new year sales
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