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Old 10-05-2006, 12:46 PM   #726
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Re: Ask Degen Anything About Living In Thailand

Come on man, you can do better.

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Old 10-05-2006, 12:49 PM   #727
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There are b-ball courts. I hooped nearly every day at a school in Santitam when I lived in Chiang Mai. Played a bit in Bangkok near Sukumvit 31 where my friend lived. Some good competition there. Do drink tons of water; it does get super hot.

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You took time to shoot hoops in between prostitutes?
No, no, no. KJS moved to Thailand with His American wife. He would never have intimate relations with another woman, much less a THAI PROSTITUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Paying for sex is just lame on so many levels, IMO. My friend getting Hepatitis C didn't help convince to start working the pros either.

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Old 10-05-2006, 12:53 PM   #728
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Major infectious diseases:

Degree of risk: high

Food or waterborne diseases: bacterial diarrhea and hepatitis A

Vectorborne diseases: Dengue fever, malaria, Japanese encephalitis, and plague are high risks in some locations

Animal contact disease: Rabies

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Old 10-05-2006, 01:00 PM   #729
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Are there any basketball courts, indoor or outdoor? How is it trying to find any kind of pickup games? What other sports are popular?
i usually play at my old school...we sometimes get random farangs, and some schools are cool with it some arent. i cant remember but i think there might be a few public bball courts in BKK - again, dont quote me. if you can get onto a court a ta a school, the quality of the players will vary. at big international schools like ISB there will likely be some very talented players, though as a whole, players will lack the fundamentals that guys from the states will have. those that do play take it as seriously as they can there though, so it can get quite competitive.


dont think that helps, but hey, i tried

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Your post helped more than you think. It didn't come to mind that there would be Thai's playing instead of Americans. Message board culture shock I guess

KJS, what were your experiences with the 'politics' on the court? Does the language barrier matter that much?

Is tennis popular at all?
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Old 10-05-2006, 02:23 PM   #730
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This thread has really gotten off track. More lurid details of sexual exploits please.

With pics - don't forget the pics!
Here's a pic for you. Sorry no details.

Now you're talking - more please. If I don't make it there by January, I might SCKM!
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Old 10-05-2006, 02:54 PM   #731
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Anyone been to the Foreign Correspondents Club? Do I have to buy a membership to get in? Dress code?
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Old 10-05-2006, 04:16 PM   #732
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"It didn't come to mind that there would be Thai's playing instead of Americans."

LOL, that reminds me of something: I was playing cards with a guy and he told me about his first trip to Thailand. He said his first thought was "I couldn't believe how many Asian people there were in the airport".

Degen...glad you liked the story!
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Old 10-05-2006, 04:52 PM   #733
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I just landed 2 days ago and the new airport look great and was simple to go trough for what I saw ( I was a little bit tired from my 30 hours trip from Montreal). Those flights are just a pain, especially with a 5 hours waiting in Narita. By the way I was not impressed by Japan Airlines, I liked Korean Airlines a lot more last year.
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Old 10-05-2006, 09:22 PM   #734
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30 hours, goddamn. Takes me 20-24 hours from Chicago. Its horrible. I think if it was like 8 hours or somthing I might come back to the USA more often but I just dont have the motivation to sit on a plane for a full [censored] day.

Everytime I have played basketball with Thais they hacked the [censored] out of my arms while playing. I think its because I am tall and unstopable to these little thais and that is the only way then can win.
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Old 10-05-2006, 09:39 PM   #735
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gotta upgrade and get LA/NY-BKK direct by THAI AIRWAYS
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Old 10-05-2006, 11:00 PM   #736
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What is the going rate these days?

Once I paid $850 round trip (2 stops) chicago-bkk.

Then I flew back to bkk (2 stops) for almost the same price one way.
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Old 10-05-2006, 11:04 PM   #737
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the quality of the players will vary. at big international schools like ISB there will likely be some very talented players, though as a whole, players will lack the fundamentals that guys from the states will have. those that do play take it as seriously as they can there though, so it can get quite competitive.
ISB's basketball team is pretty weak from what i remember :-)
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Old 10-05-2006, 11:06 PM   #738
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when i first came in Aug 04, i got a round trip ticket for <$600.. Since then, I guess it depends on price of oil. I think BKK_NY round trip for economy class is about 40K baht. Maybe less.
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Old 10-05-2006, 11:20 PM   #739
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$600 bucks, damn. Round trip from where?

They have good deal in the BKK Post if you dont mind stopping a few times.
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Old 10-05-2006, 11:23 PM   #740
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the quality of the players will vary. at big international schools like ISB there will likely be some very talented players, though as a whole, players will lack the fundamentals that guys from the states will have. those that do play take it as seriously as they can there though, so it can get quite competitive.
ISB's basketball team is pretty weak from what i remember :-)
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r u saying there i actually college/HS bball in BKK? gotta be kidding me...where can i see a schedule of games?
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Old 10-05-2006, 11:25 PM   #741
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$600 bucks, damn. Round trip from where?

They have good deal in the BKK Post if you dont mind stopping a few times.
orl-ny-jpn-bkk was $600 roundtrip in aug 04

last year, i paid about $800 for the same trip.

next time i am going to take the bkk-ny direct flight - you have to book EARLY though.
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Old 10-05-2006, 11:33 PM   #742
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Yes, they have college teams.
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Old 10-05-2006, 11:36 PM   #743
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where i can i see a schedule of games online?
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Old 10-05-2006, 11:53 PM   #744
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It'd prolly be in Thai. I will have my wife look.
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Old 10-06-2006, 04:05 AM   #745
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What are the chances that you would go out partying, hook up with a bargirl, take her home and the next morning she screams RAPE while this was totally untrue. Being in a foreign country this would really scare me. It seems like they could blackmail Americans for a lot of money this way. Or worse, you could do a lot of time in a Thai prison!

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Old 10-06-2006, 04:24 AM   #746
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Old 10-06-2006, 04:33 AM   #747
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Are there any beaches in this country that have real waves? I'm about sick of glass oceans
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Old 10-06-2006, 07:03 AM   #748
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not really
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Old 10-06-2006, 09:16 AM   #749
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No waves man, gotta fly to Bali to get some surf. Also, here's a random booty picture.

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Old 10-06-2006, 12:11 PM   #750
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"Anyone been to the Foreign Correspondents Club? Do I have to buy a membership to get in? Dress code?"

I went there several times, most notably for my friend Shawn W. Crispin's birthday party with Bertl Litner. Shawn worked for Far Eastern Economic Review before it was dropped by Wall Street Journal. Bertl is a Burma expert who has lived in Thailand for decades.

I don't remember any dress code. I was always invited to attend parties and I worked for a magazine so no help on membership either.

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