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Old 10-08-2006, 09:47 PM   #776
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Old 10-09-2006, 12:05 AM   #777
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If you run porn sites nobody will know so it wont matter. As long as you are not selling porn or making it here in Thailand you will be fine.

I make porn tapes with beautiful Thai girls on a daily basis but since its for my personal collection and Im not selling it then its all good.
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Old 10-09-2006, 03:31 AM   #778
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you are 20 yo and run porn sites? does OOT know about this?
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Old 10-09-2006, 03:52 AM   #779
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you are 20 yo and run porn sites? does OOT know about this?
Ya, its so cool, but it got overshadowed by his "Can I carry a piece" question.
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Old 10-09-2006, 04:12 AM   #780
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haha. I dont wanna get this thread off track. Running a porn site is not what you think. 95% of sites don't produce their own conent, instead they use TGP galleries, (kind of like an affiliat scheme). Unfortunately it is the sites that produce their own conent that rake in the big $. So I was hoping I could get something like bangkokschoolgirls .com going

So right now, I'm nothing to post about, i live poor and unhealthy and rely on financial support from parents.A living, but a [censored] one. Once Im a hot shot maybe 3-5 years from now, I'll make a post about my sites etc... I'm more focused on school right now.
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Old 10-09-2006, 04:47 AM   #781
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Your talking about getting a "baller pad in bangkok" yet you currently rely on your parents?

hahaha I want to see how balla a pad you get.
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Old 10-09-2006, 05:17 AM   #782
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well, I'm running @ 5bb/100 playing 6max .25/.5nl. I usually 8 table, and squeeze in about 1,000 hands a day. thtas about 2 hours of playing. I guess 25$ a day. My sites gross about 270$ a year. I have a few sites in the making that I hope become cashflows as well. With this money.... I'd be a bum in BKK.

However, Like I said; I'm focusing on school (for the next 3 years prolly). Hopefully when im out of college I'll be able to afford a baller life style in BKK (note: I'd be sharing rent w/ friend, so 50%).

That is a point I should ad. I dont think im mature enough to live there alone. I would need a fellow USA citizen w/ me.
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Old 10-09-2006, 05:21 AM   #783
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Your websites gross $270 a year? Ouch, maybe time to leave the pr0n industry to the pros?
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Old 10-09-2006, 06:13 AM   #784
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jv,

if you really want to carry a gun, you can in Cambodia.
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Old 10-09-2006, 07:54 AM   #785
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The Full Moon Party was indeed awesome. I woke up with a hangover like I haven't had in ages. Good times though.

I'm not sure what my plan is now. I'll figure it out tomorrow I guess.
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Old 10-09-2006, 08:17 AM   #786
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Rib, did you get laid?
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Old 10-09-2006, 08:26 AM   #787
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No but I easily could have I guess. I was hanging out with some hotties and had one of those "I have to go to bed RIGHT NOW" moments at 6am or so and pulled the sneak away from everyone and pass out within 10 seconds of opening the door moves.
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Old 10-09-2006, 08:33 AM   #788
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I figured I might as well just chime in with my thoughts on Thailand:

Thailand is an awesome place. The food is great. If you go to Bangkok and walk around, you will automatically eat way healthier, since if you're like me, you actually really like stuff like pinapple and watermelon, its just too much effort to go buy a pinapple when you want a snack. In Thailand it's like 15c for a bag for really fresh pinapple and you can get them everywhere. You can get a guy to blend a mango, some papaya and a banana together, for like 20c. The women are hot and friendly. I recommend checking out the south, islands like Koh Pha Ngan (if you're 18-25) and Koh Samui (if you're like 26-X) have awesome night life (check out the full moon party as others have said, it is seriously awesome fun), Koh Tao has some great diving spots and is a great place to learn to dive, Krabi and Koh Phi Phi (one of the areas The Beach) was filmed have incredible natural landscapes and beaches (yeah, definitely no waves though, people kind of just lounge around like crocodiles in the water). I met a guy who was playing 5-10 limit who was living on Koh Pha Ngan playing 2 tables and he was a pretty average player, but he was making enough to live there.

Bangkok is a cool place to spend money, there's good night life, places to shop like crazy, etc. It also has the best hospital I have ever stepped foot in in my life (it's also very cheap, especially compared to your ******ed American version of healthcare, and even our slightly less ******ed Australian version). If you want something more cultural you can check out Chiang Mai in the north which is usually the starting point for trekks people go on with the hill tribes and there's lots of temples and such there, it's an interesting place but not my favourite.

If you're planning to move to Thailand though, I think you have to be the right sort of person. I couldn't do it personally, since I hate being waited on hand on foot for everything, I can't handle people who avoid confrontation at all costs, and also because I think the life that you can live there is almost too easy. Even if you just teach english there, it's easy enough to get enough money to buy some ok clothes, get happily drunk and hook up with some random chick every other night. I just don't feel like you progress any as a human being in this kind of environment, personally I had troubles having any kind of real conversation with anyone about anything. But the people are great and friendly. Hard to explain.

Go there for a holiday and check it out, place is mad good. Go dive on Koh Tao, get wasted on the full moon, meet heaps of whacky backpackers, hook up with thai chicks and easy going euros, go run a crazy 60 hour bender in bangkok, and then decide if you want to live there. Bit like Vegas, really. I'd get depressed if I lived there for more than a few months though, I think, but that definitely doesn't mean you will.
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Old 10-09-2006, 08:37 AM   #789
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you were at the full moon and you made it to a door? piker.
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Old 10-09-2006, 08:46 AM   #790
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If you're planning to move to Thailand though, I think you have to be the right sort of person. I couldn't do it personally, since I hate being waited on hand on foot for everything, I can't handle people who avoid confrontation at all costs, and also because I think the life that you can live there is almost too easy. Even if you just teach english there, it's easy enough to get enough money to buy some ok clothes, get happily drunk and hook up with some random chick every other night. I just don't feel like you progress any as a human being in this kind of environment, personally I had troubles having any kind of real conversation with anyone about anything. But the people are great and friendly. Hard to explain.

great paragraph and I agree.

I might try to come back with a couple of friends next summer, but I don't think I could live here for more than a year for the same reasons.

I'd like to live here while I'm 25, but if I'm 30 and still living here I gotta examine my life, know what I mean?
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Old 10-09-2006, 08:58 AM   #791
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AWESOME, AWESOME post, ninja, except, I'd hope you had a meaningful convo with either Degen or myself, lol.
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Old 10-09-2006, 09:04 AM   #792
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haha, yea ok, good point.

Edit: Too polite to say what degen said

Oh by the way, I haven't updated it for a while but there's some random stories from thailand at Vagrant7.livejournal.com.
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Old 10-09-2006, 01:43 PM   #793
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Does anyone have pics of their house/apartment?

I hear numbers thrown around a lot, but it would be cool to see exactly how 2+2ers are living, and have a more concrete idea of what's possible for X amount of money.
First I stayed at this hotel. I have stayed there every year I visited in the past too.

Grand President Topaz Suite, Bangkok: Oct 2004 it was $750/monthly rate (prices may vary depending on season)



It's not as ballin as Degen's pad I'm sure, but it works for me and my budget. It is very centrally located and has gym, sauna, pool etc.
Ah, but does Degen's pad have Milano cookies like yours does?

I think you're ahead of the game, here.
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Old 10-09-2006, 02:21 PM   #794
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I just read the entire thread.

Thanks for the contributions, everyone. Both educational and entertaining.

A couple of questions I haven't seen answered:

In the U.S., almost all Thai food has peanuts or some kind of peanut-related item in it. The exception to that seems to be food with coconut. How similar is this to food in Thailand itself? Would someone with a serious peanut allergy be able to easily eat in Thailand, or would they always have to check everything they ate?

Why has no one posted photos of the Thai Pizza Hut girls?

How is the postal system there? Specifically, how easy would it be to go to Thailand, pick up some of those nice custom shirts and stuff, and just mail it back to your country of origin, instead of taking it on the plane?

The geckos eating all of the other bugs sounds pretty awesome, but people are still talking about cockroaches. Do the geckos not eat them too?
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Old 10-09-2006, 03:09 PM   #795
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I was pretty curious about the "do the geckos eat the cockroaches?" thing, so I did some research, and found the following:

A bunch of photos of 100 baht Ranong rooms. This includes a cockroach that died and some ants show up and carry it out of the room. Also, a gecko. The gecko looks more squat than I thought it would. Guess he is eating well. The guy running that site is travelling around the world, he is currently in West Africa. I just bookmarked it, looks like a solid read. The updates go back 3 years, with photos. He's been doing it for 10. A ton of Thailand entries.

Another good story I found: Then, as I’m still processing everything, I see another, then another, then another, and suddenly, I realize that THOUSANDS of cockroaches are pouring out from any crack in the pavement….
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Old 10-09-2006, 03:58 PM   #796
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I dont think im mature enough to live there alone.
This is the first thing you've said that makes sense.
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Old 10-09-2006, 09:15 PM   #797
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Old 10-09-2006, 10:35 PM   #798
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Chopstick, the Postal service is ok, and you could prolly trust it to take care of what you want.

You shouldn't have too much of a problem getting food that is not made with peanuts, but you have to realize that thai people may not take your request seriously. You could just do what I do and hire a personal chef.
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Old 10-09-2006, 10:43 PM   #799
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its like impossible to write thai language in roman letters, but peanut sounds like too-ay. So if you were going to order something like pad thai, or sumtum thai from a street vendor you could say "mai ow too-ay krap" which would mean no want peanut please.

you will just have to know which dishs are going to contain peanuts and then tell them ahead of time. if it is really busy, than avoid those dishs becauses they might not hear what you say and jut nod. better yet, get someone at your hotel to write it down on a piece of paper.
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Old 10-09-2006, 11:14 PM   #800
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It sounds more like too-UH everytime I hear it said.

'Mai Sigh too-uh' is a better way to say it.

It means 'without peanuts' instead of 'dont want peanuts'

Learning to write Thai is a *****. I started to learn but have been lazy for about 2 months so I need to start over again.
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