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Old 10-06-2006, 12:13 PM   #751
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I encountered some good waves on Nai Thon beach in Phuket. Northwest shore, towards the airport.

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Old 10-07-2006, 06:49 PM   #752
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I can't believe I just read this entire thread. I knew nothing about Thailand before. Thanks for all the information.

The fact that I could live amazingly well there and still be a low-limit poker bonus whore is all too enticing for me. UGGGghhhhhhh.

Must... resist... dropping out of school and selling my car and moving to Thailand.... I don't want to live through yet another Winnipeg winter. Someone talk me out of it.
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Old 10-07-2006, 07:00 PM   #753
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Someone talk me out of it.
Can you imagine living on the beach, going out all the time, having a maid, etc, and have MORE money leftover than you do now, huddled in your cramped apartment and stocking up on Dinty Moore and maple syrup in anticipation of another long winter?
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Old 10-07-2006, 09:56 PM   #754
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Old 10-07-2006, 10:49 PM   #755
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haha cramped apartment? winter? ever been to thailand?
He's referring to Winnipeg. And oh how I hate him.

I think I'm going to take the winter term off of school and hop on the first plane to Thailand. That sounds like a plan.
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Old 10-07-2006, 10:52 PM   #756
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Old 10-07-2006, 11:11 PM   #757
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New airport encounters major glitch

The baggage handling system at Suvarnabhumi Airport encountered a major technical glitch yesterday, leaving over 6,700 outbound luggage items stranded at the airport. Suvarnabhumi Airport director Somchai Sawasdeepol said the automated system crashed twice, between 6.00-6.20am and 9.00-10.00am, resulting in 6,722 pieces of luggage missing their flights.

Ouch thats a lot of missing luggage
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Old 10-08-2006, 01:41 AM   #758
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Full moon looked great last night.

I was tempted to hop over to KPN but it rained hard in the afternoon and I was so sure it was going to rain again and ruin the night. Turns out it didnt rain, oh well. Maybe next month.
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Old 10-08-2006, 02:00 AM   #759
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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.
lol dont forget the fouls getting called on just about everything.

when i played there when i was in phuket, there were 2 foreign teams in the league, both from my school. on the whole they treated us ok, but some of the thai refs were alittle biased *sort of expected - they thought of us a rich pricks who couldnt play*. also if you ever play for a league there, watch out for players ref'ing games..

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you're probably right - i never went to ISB, but did go to RIS, where we had some excellent ball handlers, shooting guards and centers (the starting center got a scholarship to some D2 school stateside), so thats where i drew the conclusion from, guessing that since ISB has more students now, they'd have a better team.
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Old 10-08-2006, 02:51 AM   #761
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What time do you get to Samui?

You flying right to Samui when you land in bangkok or are you staying in the city for a few nights?

You got reservations in samui or just gonna play it by ear?
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Old 10-08-2006, 03:00 AM   #762
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I've been toying with the idea of a long vacation to thailand for a while now, and have been kinda stuck on if to do it or not. Tonight I had a pretty strong finish in a freeroll mtt, and I'm trying to figure out if I can justify the trip to myself by saying it's all the money from that and not my br. Just exactly what kind of money would have to be spent for 1 month living less then 1 block from the beach in a hotel/apartment that doesn't have to be all that nice + living expenses that consist of going to the bars ~5 nights a week.

Also, yes this is a badly disguised brag post that should be in bbv
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Old 10-08-2006, 03:03 AM   #763
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I pay $300 for a nice 1 bedroom. You can rent a motorbike for $75 for the month and drive to the beach in < 2 mins.

Food is cheap. The rest depends on your party habits.
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Old 10-08-2006, 04:00 AM   #764
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Oh man, I'm going to Thailand as soon as I can. I think I can support myself playing low stakes even after USgov scares away some of the fishies.

Thanks for this thread Degen (and others).
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Old 10-08-2006, 04:04 AM   #765
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farang,

How hard would it be to find something for ~300 just for a one month stay? How much more is beachfront apartments?
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Old 10-08-2006, 04:26 AM   #766
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No apartments in Samui but you can stay in a bungalow on the beach. Maybe $25-40 a night in some areas.
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Old 10-08-2006, 05:38 AM   #767
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questions;
1. any of these places in BKK similar to USA cities? such as;

a. library
b. malls
c. parks
d. gyms

2. whats is the nices/riches are of BKK metro area? waht is poorest?

3. is it relaistic for me to buy a gun in BKK and carry it w/o any trouble?

4. race demographic? Will I be the only white dude in every building I enter? 1/100 ratio?

5. any know porn industry in thailand? (ill google it, just add comments if you know info)

6. Points of interect outside of thailand? I believe a 6-10 hour ride will take you to cambodia/laos/vietnam/burma etc..

7. how much does a night out = ? (cab fair, cover to nice club, 8-12 drinks, dinner at decent resteraunt)x2 (for me and lady friend)

8. If I wander the streets of BKK w/o attempting to pick up chiks; just regular 20yo white boy joe will non husseling women apprach me? or do i need to make minor atempt @ picking up women

9. how do male citizens react to white dudes? Do they like us as much as the women?
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Old 10-08-2006, 08:26 AM   #768
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"1. any of these places in BKK similar to USA cities? such as;

a. library
b. malls
c. parks
d. gyms "

No.


"2. whats is the nices/riches are of BKK metro area? waht is poorest? "

The richest is like Compton, the poorest is like a sewer in NYC.

"3. is it relaistic for me to buy a gun in BKK and carry it w/o any trouble? "

You can only carry Bazookas.

"4. race demographic? Will I be the only white dude in every building I enter? 1/100 ratio? "

You will be the only white person in the country.

"5. any know porn industry in thailand? (ill google it, just add comments if you know info) "

What's porn?

" 6. Points of interect outside of thailand? I believe a 6-10 hour ride will take you to cambodia/laos/vietnam/burma etc.."

What happens in Thailand stays in Thailand. You are not allowed to leave.

"7. how much does a night out = ? (cab fair, cover to nice club, 8-12 drinks, dinner at decent resteraunt)x2 (for me and lady friend) "

Too much for you.

"8. If I wander the streets of BKK w/o attempting to pick up chiks; just regular 20yo white boy joe will non husseling women apprach me? or do i need to make minor atempt @ picking up women "

Even here you will have a hard time getting laid.

" 9. how do male citizens react to white dudes? Do they like us as much as the women? "

You will likely be killed if they find you.
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Old 10-08-2006, 08:52 AM   #770
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Those are the strangest questions you could possibly ask about Thailand.

Porn? Guns? Why the [censored] are you asking about these things? If you cannot get porn in Thailand does that rule out a trip here for you? Why do you need a gun?
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Old 10-08-2006, 08:58 AM   #771
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"8. If I wander the streets of BKK w/o attempting to pick up chiks; just regular 20yo white boy joe will non husseling women apprach me? or do i need to make minor atempt @ picking up women"

Today I went to a shopping mall and went into a coffee shop. I am waiting online and this regular thai girl whispers in my ear "I watch TV. White man have big YoYo". She then says "Me Virgin" and grabs my johnson. I am used to this happening and just laugh, as does the rest of the people waiting in line. When I get to the cashier she says "Coffee free for you. Please come in back. I want to suck your [censored]". I look at my watch and tell her that Ive got to get going ((but in reality I turned her down because on the way to the shopping mall the Thai Taxi Driver noticed that I was a white man and called his wife, who we later picked up so she could suck my [censored] in the back of his Taxi))... These are regular Thai girls - I dont want you to get the wrong idea...

As for carrying a gun. Dont be silly, of course its common and legal. Do you want to take one in with you? If so, be sure to ask the stewerdess for a "blue gun form" while you are exiting the plane. Then when you pass through immigration they will give you a blue sticker that means your gun is registered... If you dont want to register, you can buy a hand gun in most of the 7/11's located throughout the city... But most farang do not take this route... Instead they just hire protection. I usually take two former Thai Green Berets wherever I go. It costs $50/month for this service.
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Old 10-08-2006, 09:06 AM   #772
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Porn is non profitable industry in Thailand. The way it works is as follows. The producer walks around bangkok looking for 20 yo ave joes minding their own business and asks them if they want to make some movies. They will usually pay you around $1000USD/movie. If you do a threesome with two girls, you can sometimes talk the price up to $1500USD/movie. They only use Virgins. This can be alot of fun, but there is a huge ritual before the sex that involves scared dancing to worship the white man's penis. sometimes it can drag on for more than 30 minutes. that is the only downside.
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Old 10-08-2006, 09:08 AM   #773
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Wow Lebowski, and I thought I was being a smart ass.
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Old 10-08-2006, 09:39 AM   #774
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Jesus KKF, now we are going to have a sudden rush of farang comming here and using up all of our virgin pussy. Shhhh
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Old 10-08-2006, 06:43 PM   #775
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reason for my questions;

i run porn sites for a living. I just wanted to know if I can get cheap labor over there.

as for the gun; figured if I have a balla pad, am a total noob tourist, and I live in a 3rd world country, I will need some security.

I guess both of these ideas are no practical. First guy who flamed- your attempt was mild at best.
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