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Old 10-19-2020, 07:05 AM   #67826
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- Look broke
- Be friendly
- She ain't crazy
- Don't record it

Just the other day:

https://laotiantimes.com/2020/10/15/...or-sex-crimes/

Probably blackmail (a lot of chinese doing biz there and regularly get murdered in robberies to steal cash from them), pissed off the girl or w/e.

Interaction with 3rd world pattaya people are pretty much a gamble varying between great to moderate scam attempts to straight up murdering blackmailing thiefs.

Don't forget: Locals are the law and the locals will always side against you.
This guy is a well known pedo and was making child porno.

Edit: Also most murdered Chinese are murdered by other Chinese rivals.

Get your fact straight at least.
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Old 10-19-2020, 07:40 AM   #67827
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This guy is a well known pedo and was making child porno.
So a 17 year old girl is a child?

He was obviously set up...

In COVID times foreign persecution, blackmail and shakedowns is at an all time high in South East Asia.

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Edit: Also most murdered Chinese are murdered by other Chinese rivals.
Saving face statement as usual, just like with the scapegoat migrant workers in Thailand that get imprisoned and executed for thai crimes. There will always be some foreign scapegoat...

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Get your fact straight at least.
You're drinking too much local kool aid bro...

Today it's Chinese people, tomorrow it's you my friend...
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Old 10-19-2020, 01:38 PM   #67828
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Re: Ask us about Thailand!

Best beach towns for poker players to live these days?

Considering leaving the big smoke
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Old 10-19-2020, 10:26 PM   #67829
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Best beach towns for poker players to live these days?

Considering leaving the big smoke
If talking Thailand only, Then Nai harn/Rawai(Phuket) area always been pretty popular with poker players/expats, the only area that still has abit of life around it in Phuket due to the expat population, food is great there, and tons of gyms and stuff to do if youre into staying in shape. I always wanna move there but the degen has a grip of me too hard.
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Old 10-20-2020, 03:41 AM   #67830
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If talking Thailand only, Then Nai harn/Rawai(Phuket) area always been pretty popular with poker players/expats, the only area that still has abit of life around it in Phuket due to the expat population, food is great there, and tons of gyms and stuff to do if youre into staying in shape. I always wanna move there but the degen has a grip of me too hard.
What about Samui, don't you know?
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Old 10-21-2020, 12:35 AM   #67831
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If talking Thailand only, Then Nai harn/Rawai(Phuket) area always been pretty popular with poker players/expats, the only area that still has abit of life around it in Phuket due to the expat population, food is great there, and tons of gyms and stuff to do if youre into staying in shape. I always wanna move there but the degen has a grip of me too hard.
Cheers, I should take a look around
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Old 10-21-2020, 01:28 AM   #67832
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Hey, just a little update from my time in state quarantine.

On the plane, we were all packed into rows with every seat filled, even though other large sections of the plane were empty. People wore masks but honestly I feel like if someone had covid on the plane then lots would get it. They also took temperature checks which mean nothing - basically all just theater.

From the plane, we were escorted to a lineup where they took your temperature etc. and you handed in your documentation. From there you got onto a bus straight to SQ. Mine was in Ratchada (bangkok) so I was lucky, I have heard of people doing it in shittier venues. The hotel is a standard 3 star, old building, about what you would expect in a shitty phuket hotel or something like that.

At the hotel I did something smart, the first day I called and said I don't eat rice. (I do.) It sounds weird but basically every meal comes with rice but every meal my rice was replaced with either an egg or steamed vegetables. I didn't know how to say no carbs so I just didn't eat the noodles. I think this trick made my time a lot better.

Overall the meals were very clean and healthy and small (appropriately) sized, I was getting pretty good stuff. They asked if I had dietary restrictions initially like if you dont want blood or whatever but I said I eat everything. If you went to a hospital it is kind of like that, clean food not much sugar oil salt etc. but strong flavor at times, and good "home style" quality. I like thai food (real thai food) so I was pretty happy with this. I saw some pictures here of people getting mounds of yuck pasta etc. my experience wasn't like that at all. Btw you can't order any food from uber/grab etc. during this time (I don't see why but that's the rule.)

Here is a food log since I arrived:
D: Tom yum with rice and egg

B: rice jok (didnt eat)
L: 4 chicken wings, cup of vegetable soup, rice swapped to an egg
D: ka mhu, pakboong with raw chili and garlic, egg, another egg (swapped rice)

B: noodle soup with pork ribs and blood
L: chicken curry, steamed veg (was rice), 1 egg

Overall very happy with this food tbh, I think it's probably gonna make me feel better than whatever bullshit I order normally.


Last thing I will say is you absolutely need a sim card that can get unlimited fast thai internet, and if you dont have one then get someone to drop one off for you during collection. The hotel internet is complete garbage because everyone tries to use it at once - I mean like you cant even search google 1kbps kind of thing. At night it frees up to normal. You won't have any opportunity once you land to get one before you get to SQ. If I didn't have a good sim card I would be so ****ed (I'd probably try to sleep during the day and use internet at night.)
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Old 10-21-2020, 07:54 AM   #67833
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What about Samui, don't you know?
Samui is ofc beautiful but I found the food to be mainly chain restaurants that suck/overpriced or Thai places, was kinda like patong(and the food sucks
Here) good thing about nai harn is that there is a ton of expats around who have started up good food places essentially catering to all the guys training down there. So there is a good mix of good food at reasonable prices. I actually drive to eat there several timeís a week and itís about a 40 min drive.

Ofc I only went to Samui for like 5 Days, so I coulda missed a pocket of good food/area somewhat similar.
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Old 10-21-2020, 12:37 PM   #67834
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Samui is ofc beautiful but I found the food to be mainly chain restaurants that suck/overpriced or Thai places, was kinda like patong(and the food sucks
Here) good thing about nai harn is that there is a ton of expats around who have started up good food places essentially catering to all the guys training down there. So there is a good mix of good food at reasonable prices. I actually drive to eat there several timeís a week and itís about a 40 min drive.

Ofc I only went to Samui for like 5 Days, so I coulda missed a pocket of good food/area somewhat similar.
Samui has the best breakfast I've had in Thailand, La Fabrique Bakery, Chaweng location was the best one.
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Old 10-22-2020, 05:48 PM   #67835
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Samui has the best breakfast I've had in Thailand, La Fabrique Bakery, Chaweng location was the best one.
La Fabrique is excellent, great shout.
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