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Old 10-02-2006, 08:59 AM   #651
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Beats: I used to live right by you.

I lived in Royal Regant building on soi mahadlek 1. Beautiful view facing the horse track and the business district.
Small Farang world eh? I'm on mahadlek 2.
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Old 10-02-2006, 09:08 AM   #652
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In my experience most Uni girls are pretty atractive. That picture doesnt do them justice though
I agree, second from the right is the only one worth a second look. I was saying "NICE" in general to University girls
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Old 10-02-2006, 10:51 AM   #653
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I have lived in Jomthien (near Pattaya) for about 4 months and love it here. For you players in Thailand, how do you think the U.S. law will affect the games? I had been using my U.S. bank account for the transactions, but now I guess I will open an account in Malaysia or Singapore.
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Old 10-02-2006, 06:15 PM   #654
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This question is for any of the thai experienced.With the thai people making like $500 a year,there must be times when you make $5000 in 15 minutes playing online that you feel like making your girl or some random thais day and dropping a years salary on them as a tip.From people who have visited thailand ,I know this is very frowned upon, but have never gotten an adequate explanation as to why.I imagine that it would have something to do with throwing off the whole balance, and generally over time, making it more expensive for anyone visiting.Is this the reason,and if not,why is it frowned upon?And have you ever done it anyways?I know I would really struggle making 20K on a good night and knowing someone I like is struggling on $500 a year.By the way I am not trying to sound overly generous but can occasionally do something nice for someone besides myself(rarely)
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Old 10-02-2006, 07:40 PM   #655
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So yeah about that thing thats goin on right now with poker and stuff yikes.

Any idea about the banking situation in Laos, Malaysia, etc? Links? My searches have been useless, then again I have performed exactly zero sober actions in four days.

It hurts, it hurts so bad
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Old 10-02-2006, 07:47 PM   #656
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banking situation in laos is quite interesting being that there are no atms.
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Old 10-02-2006, 09:56 PM   #657
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Thailand just keeps looking better and better as this BS keeps getting closer to being enacted.
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Old 10-02-2006, 10:38 PM   #658
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Old 10-02-2006, 10:42 PM   #659
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Can you drive with your normal U.S. drivers lic? Motorcycles too? Are scooters/motorcycles common or feasible there? What about auto or motorcycle insurance? What about owning auto or motorcycles? Thanks a lot for all of the information!

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Old 10-02-2006, 10:50 PM   #660
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Old 10-02-2006, 11:55 PM   #661
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I'm proctoring a test with my wife right now.. LOL!
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Old 10-03-2006, 12:37 AM   #662
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"you gotta be f'n crazy to bank in SE asia (Thailand, Cambodia, Laos et al)."

Why? With the Gov't change do you think there is a chance they would confiscate the funds? Or is it something else?

I am a U.S. citizen (unfortunately) but I married a Thai woman and bought a condo here in my name and I keep a large amount in the bank so I could get the 1 year non-immigrant visa.

How safe is the Siam Commercial Bank in your opinion?
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Old 10-03-2006, 12:47 AM   #663
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Old 10-03-2006, 01:00 AM   #664
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I just received my non-immigrant visa 2 days ago so I guess I could pull the money out until a month or two before I need to renew it.

My wife has family in Singapore so I'm going to look into opening a bank account there to be able to keep playing.
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Old 10-03-2006, 01:44 AM   #665
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Did anyone in this thread mention how hot it is when a uni student rides on the back of a motorcycle yet?

cause if not let me be the first
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Old 10-03-2006, 01:58 AM   #666
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kik,

if you r married, all u need is 400k baht in the bank.
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Old 10-03-2006, 02:18 AM   #667
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I think that 10k is the minimum, but since we have a daughter and no verifiable source of income she thought it would be a good idea to show more.
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Old 10-03-2006, 02:28 AM   #668
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Old 10-03-2006, 02:47 AM   #670
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in the mean time you can look at this
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Old 10-03-2006, 02:47 AM   #671
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ok ive missed out on this thread but ill try and post some thoughts as i read. the hospitals are quite good in thailand (i mean did you see those ladyboys?!), but particularly in BKK...if its anything serious i would go there or to one in chaing mai, but for anything save a triple bypass the hospitals are clean and safe.

i too have never had a problem with rats, though cockroaches do come round. not any more often then they do in australia though. ants would probably be the most annoying thing.

you can buy any groceries you need in bkk, and most of the other bigger cities, though it may take some looking around/asking expats to find the quality places. infact the only place i wasnt able to get some of the stuff i needed when i was there last year was in hua hin/cha am, but even that changed *they opened a new supermarket as i was leaving*

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Old 10-03-2006, 02:54 AM   #672
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And we have a winner!

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Old 10-03-2006, 02:58 AM   #673
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Have you ever been to any trade shows or confrences in Thailand or car shows or anything?

Its ALL hot chicks. These companies hire the hotest chicks every and they wear very little clothing. Its amazing.
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Old 10-03-2006, 03:09 AM   #674
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Did party with some one night after a Da Jim (Thai rapper)
just wanted to say i love thai rap:P..well and rock like LOSO as well..i actually found out last time i went back that a friend of mine had become something of an underground rap star, who may or may not have signed with Thaitanium (most popular rap group in thailand), which i thought was cool. he had a group called south-side crew *they were based in phuket but did their recording in BKK if i recall*. he was thai/italian who spoke very good english, so his raps were pretty solid.

oh someone asked about quality/price of high end electronics in thailand. i would recommend hoping on a flight to singapore, but thats just me. its somewhat cheaper there, and the quality wont come into question.

also i propose that Jim Khun change his name to Khun Jim.

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Old 10-03-2006, 03:21 AM   #675
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Thai tay!

Pug are you going to see Jay Z on the 18th in bkk?
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