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Old 02-16-2009, 05:15 AM   #6176
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Hi all,

Curious if anyone has managed to get withdrawls from a poker site / e-wallet going to a Thai Bank account ? Not sure if its possible but I've got a Thai bank account and am tired of paying a fortune on bank fees/ conversion rates from my Aus bank/ visa card.
ive gotten direct withdrawals from noiq and propagandapoker to kasikorn
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Old 02-16-2009, 09:30 AM   #6177
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well, if you are happy with about 30K baht (about 1k us$) then yeah.. but most foreigners who stay here aren't able to live with that amount here, but it's possible ofcourse since thai average wages are like 15k baht a month
you'll just have to cut down a lot on stuff and find a cheap place to stay, or in my opinion, the better thing to do is find a coach to help you out on the poker area
Psssh for full time private teaching in language schools ( inlingua, ecc and so on ) the average is 50-60K, native speakers with a degree, telf and who can make students sign again for another course when the first is finish. ( 1h40min class is 760 five a day 21 days a month is 80k)

In crap schools with an agency 30k to start is the norm, 35k to 75k without one the norm is very vague there are tons of different kinds of schools.

If you have a teaching degree 70K if a normal starting salary in a good school, but you have to adapt a lot to the thai way it's easier said than done.

Smart people do school + private ( evening, WE ) 70K after a few months is not too hard if you are a good teacher.

Right now i'm averaging 60k without really pushing ( 44k school, about 16k private ) on the private students gigs ( it's also harder to find private since I teach french. I reckon a workaholic could make 90K but it's hardcore.

Please notice that to make money in Thailand teaching you have to like teaching.

Wrong plan for just a " i want long holiday" type imho.

Just a bit tired of the "30k a month teacher myth"
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Old 02-16-2009, 12:29 PM   #6178
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Okay, second question...

While I'm on vacation I'll be checking out the night clubs and hopefully hooking up with some attractive Thai women.

I already knew that Thai bar girls/prostitutes sometimes drug their customers and steal everything they have when they're out cold. I always assumed it was by adding a drug to a drink, but I just heard a couple of days ago that some Thai prostitutes put the drug on their nipples, and you can guess what happens next.

How common is this? And aside from going platonic in Thailand, any advice on protecting myself from getting rolled?

Also, any recommendations for bars, meeting places, or particular women in CM would be appreciated
Just be a little more careful if you pick up a freelancer (hide valuables things or just book another hotel room for the night). There should not be any risk at all with a regular working girl.
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Old 02-16-2009, 01:51 PM   #6179
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Re: Thailand returns

Loom for lent from early March cus I is going back to Scotland:
Soi 15 (next to Dream Hotel)
gym, pool, squash court
20k p/m + bills

Pm me or Chaom1
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Old 02-16-2009, 02:54 PM   #6180
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Anyone know of any good 2-3 bdr short term rentals, serviced apartments, or reliable brokers in Thong Lo (Suk 55)? Pretty sure thats where I want to move but have had trouble finding many short term places or serviced apartments. Thanks
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Old 02-16-2009, 06:59 PM   #6181
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Anyone know of any good 2-3 bdr short term rentals, serviced apartments, or reliable brokers in Thong Lo (Suk 55)? Pretty sure thats where I want to move but have had trouble finding many short term places or serviced apartments. Thanks

try this site..its what the thai people use to look for sheet and has more listings than any site i beleive

http://www.thaiapartment.com/

just pick 4 that look good than call and member, everything is negotiable. F--- brokers will get you a higher deposit and monthly rate... i once talked down a 30k baht deposit to 15k and the monthly from 16k to 13,500..than said meh..ill take this other spot instead. lol
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Old 02-16-2009, 09:32 PM   #6182
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Loom for lent from early March cus I is going back to Scotland:
Soi 15 (next to Dream Hotel)
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20k p/m + bills

Pm me or Chaom1
how long will it be available for? How many looms?
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Old 02-16-2009, 10:48 PM   #6183
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Re: Thailand returns

OK 2+2ers... Arriving in BKK 2nd March before heading south to Phuket & Krabi to start the new life. Open schedule so looking for the "must see's" to cram into a couple of days of tourism. What do I have to do / see in BKK both Day & Night time before heading off???

Also wondering whether a Hotel or Serviced Apartment is going to be best. Any recommendations, looking for something baller-ish, not a hostel.
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Old 02-17-2009, 01:15 AM   #6184
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Hmm, daytime: Siam sqare, central wolrd mall, imax cinema, maybe a temple or 2 if you enjoy this kind of stuff, karting on rca

nighttime: rca, karafun, spicey/ spice, lucky7, nana plaza

something like that imo
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Old 02-17-2009, 01:16 AM   #6185
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www.maleesuites.com do monthly rentals, can recommend
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Old 02-17-2009, 09:31 AM   #6186
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OK 2+2ers... Arriving in BKK 2nd March before heading south to Phuket & Krabi to start the new life. Open schedule so looking for the "must see's" to cram into a couple of days of tourism. What do I have to do / see in BKK both Day & Night time before heading off???

Also wondering whether a Hotel or Serviced Apartment is going to be best. Any recommendations, looking for something baller-ish, not a hostel.
this place is 2 blocks from soi cowboy, littered with massage places and 1 bts stop/50 baht taxi ride from nana plaza. the hotel/serviced apt i recommend is the rembrandt in the heart of sukhumvit its def balla.

http://www.rembrandtbkk.com/

P.S. try club spice on soi 11 in nana district, its under a big hotel just ask anyone on the street. other than those places gotta check out RCA. enjoy!
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Old 02-17-2009, 10:15 AM   #6187
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yea if you havent been to spicey you havent been to bkk
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Old 02-17-2009, 02:22 PM   #6188
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well, if you are happy with about 30K baht (about 1k us$) then yeah.. but most foreigners who stay here aren't able to live with that amount here, but it's possible ofcourse since thai average wages are like 15k baht a month
you'll just have to cut down a lot on stuff and find a cheap place to stay, or in my opinion, the better thing to do is find a coach to help you out on the poker area

From what I've seen about the cost of living, 30k baht a month would be fine. I won't be living a life of luxury but then thats not what I'm looking for. Finding a good coach would be a definite possibility. It's probably too off topic to ask for details here but I'll check some of the threads about it.
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Old 02-17-2009, 02:29 PM   #6189
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Just be a little more careful if you pick up a freelancer (hide valuables things or just book another hotel room for the night). There should not be any risk at all with a regular working girl.

Good advice. Getting a second hotel room for the night would add a layer of safety. Plus I'll be bringing two wallets, one with my US currency and another with Thai currency for going out. I'll go with the regular working girls instead of an iffy freelancer. It's my first trip to Thailand so I'll definitely be keeping my eyes open and my guard up, even though most Thais are good, gentle, and fun loving people.
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Old 02-17-2009, 02:30 PM   #6190
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someone fill me inn, whats so great about spicey? I went there 1 time and it didnt seem all that. Pretty small and nothing special. I would prefer spice then, since at least they got a live band which is decent.

Was more impressed by tunnel, went there 1 time and it seemed soo big. I was pretty damn drunk though so I might be very mistaken.
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Old 02-17-2009, 03:01 PM   #6191
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yea its not that great, its just the place where most people go when they come here the 1st time
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Old 02-17-2009, 03:08 PM   #6192
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yea if you havent been to spicey you havent been to bkk
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Old 02-17-2009, 09:15 PM   #6193
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does it count if i went but don't remember going?
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Old 02-17-2009, 10:00 PM   #6194
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how long will it be available for? How many looms?
1 Room for long term lease
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Old 02-17-2009, 10:02 PM   #6195
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yea its not that great, its just the place where most people go when they come here the 1st time
**** that most noobs say "bar fine" b4 9pm.

ps go to any club that is not named Boss.
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Old 02-17-2009, 10:04 PM   #6196
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does it count if i went but don't remember going?
LMAO u went there on your 1st night right after bust your hand up punching bottles in Karafun!
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Old 02-18-2009, 02:14 AM   #6197
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I don't know if this is serious or not, but if you find a way to score opium in PP, i'd love to hear about it. I'm thinking of going there for a few days at some point this trip, and would love to chase the dragon once while i'm there
walk down riverside and listen to any khmer that approaches you

not really chasing the dragon. its more like hash than anything else. just dont ask for coke. way to expensive and the 'inert' ship they chop it with is 100x crazier than any drug ive ever had.
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Old 02-18-2009, 03:45 AM   #6198
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LMAO u went there on your 1st night right after bust your hand up punching bottles in Karafun!
i was talking to some girl and he came running up to us mumbling jibberish about how he cut his hand and showed it, she hid behind me and said your asian friend is crazy, he do drugs?
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Old 02-18-2009, 04:32 AM   #6199
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Old 02-18-2009, 05:25 AM   #6200
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the most awesome thing about him punching the bottles is 5 seconds after it happened the waiter bent down and handed his wallet to me
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