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Old 08-07-2009, 08:53 AM   #8026
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does anyone live in or around chang mai? I was thinking about heading up there for a few days before i return to the states on the on 18th
Just me atm who posts regularly on here, unless someone's hiding from me.

Let me know if you head up this way and we can hit some bars up or something
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Old 08-07-2009, 01:14 PM   #8027
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How comfortably could you live in BBK earning 30,000 bart a month teaching English, plus grinding? I play 3-6 LHE. I figure if i played 1500 hands a day i'd get $1,500 or so just in RB, plus another 1.5 K or so with my win rate being 1BB/100.
So as a guess im going to say that 1500 hands takes about 5 hours.

And you make $100 a day or $20 an hour.

Teaching English you'll work about 30 hours per week and make around $250 for that, which is about $8 an hour.

I don't really see why you'd want to waste your time. Teaching English is really only for people with no other options. There's not really any better possible holiday occupation than online poker. You set your own hours, don't have to worry about commuting, and you get paid in Western-style amounts.
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Old 08-07-2009, 01:35 PM   #8028
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5 hours?

lol, more like 1.5hrs
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Old 08-08-2009, 01:24 AM   #8029
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well I was assuming 5 tabling and each table doing 60 hands per hour....

Dunno I havent played LHE for so long I have no idea how many tables you can play at once.
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Old 08-08-2009, 01:42 AM   #8030
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Somehow I missed the $1.5k+$1.5k part the first time. I mean if you can make that every month why would you waste your time teaching english?

$3k a month is more than enough to live confortably here
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Old 08-08-2009, 04:59 AM   #8031
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I was in BKK earlier this year for 2 weeks and had a blast. i mainly hung out in the Khao San Rd area. I'm thinking of heading back next year to live for a while, teaching english and playing poker.

I will probably try and find a place in the Sukumvit area. Quick question, besides the backpacker areas like Khao San where there were plenty of western female tourists, are there many western female expats in BKK? Around Sukumvit etc? I didn't meet any when i was there last time...
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Old 08-08-2009, 05:08 AM   #8032
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No offence but are you coming to thailand and looking to be with western women?
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Old 08-08-2009, 05:24 AM   #8033
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No offence but are you coming to thailand and looking to be with western women?
No, not exclusively...
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Old 08-08-2009, 05:47 AM   #8034
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Just me atm who posts regularly on here, unless someone's hiding from me.

Let me know if you head up this way and we can hit some bars up or something
yea im definately looking into it what do you thinks a good amount of days 1-2? I want to do a jungle trek or something but not totally sure.
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Old 08-08-2009, 06:06 AM   #8035
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it's okay dude. no need to pretend you aren't coming to thailand to **** hot 19 year old thai chicks.
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Old 08-08-2009, 06:17 AM   #8036
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Hahaha...Not at all. Its nice to have the option to bang western chicks is all i'm saying...
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Old 08-08-2009, 07:44 AM   #8037
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yea im definately looking into it what do you thinks a good amount of days 1-2? I want to do a jungle trek or something but not totally sure.
There's a lot to do here but you can fairly easily fit in a jungle trek, a days sight seeing and a nights partying in like 3-4 days.
I did a 3 day jungle trek and it was awesome. I'm not sure what the 1-2 day ones are like though. Give me a shout if you end up here
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Old 08-08-2009, 11:36 AM   #8038
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English teachers in LOS are sex tourists in disguise???
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Old 08-08-2009, 02:02 PM   #8039
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There's a lot of Western Chicks in Western Countries I hear.

Once you get to Thailand you won't really be that worried about the lack of Western chicks imo.
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Old 08-08-2009, 04:48 PM   #8040
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hey iron what kind of internet did you get in Chiang Mai and how is it? speed/disconnects?
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Old 08-08-2009, 10:39 PM   #8041
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I was in BKK earlier this year for 2 weeks and had a blast. i mainly hung out in the Khao San Rd area. I'm thinking of heading back next year to live for a while, teaching english and playing poker.

I will probably try and find a place in the Sukumvit area. Quick question, besides the backpacker areas like Khao San where there were plenty of western female tourists, are there many western female expats in BKK? Around Sukumvit etc? I didn't meet any when i was there last time...
i saw the hottest looking white girl (I think she was icelandic) around silom so maybe you want to hang out there.

khao sarn rd is awful.
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Old 08-08-2009, 10:48 PM   #8042
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Which company did you guys rent your villas/apartments from? URLs? Thanks
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Old 08-08-2009, 11:40 PM   #8043
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i saw the hottest looking white girl (I think she was icelandic) around silom so maybe you want to hang out there.

khao sarn rd is awful.
Was that the one from the airport?
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Old 08-08-2009, 11:44 PM   #8044
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yes
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Old 08-09-2009, 02:03 AM   #8045
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Which company did you guys rent your villas/apartments from? URLs? Thanks
Usually people drive around looking for places. If you go through an agent you will never get competitive prices

if you want to get some ideas check siamrealestate.com and houseinphuket.com
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Old 08-10-2009, 07:34 AM   #8046
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I was planning on going to a full moon party in march. Are these things fun, or pretty terrible?

Are there better places to party?
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Old 08-10-2009, 07:49 AM   #8047
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A lot of people that are here don't like them but I had a lot of fun. Give it a try, its only a few nights anyways.
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Old 08-10-2009, 08:36 AM   #8048
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hey iron what kind of internet did you get in Chiang Mai and how is it? speed/disconnects?
I'm using a CAT aircard for grinding on and it's been fine so far. hardly any D/C's and downloading is fast enough. I've also got a standard ADLS TT&T line installed in the house that I hardly ever use. That's also been grinded on and seemed fine. fwiw that is it cheapest package you can get through TT&T so the more expensive ones should be decent.
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Old 08-10-2009, 08:53 AM   #8049
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What date do you get to Chiang Mai then? Let me know when you're heading into the city and I can come for a drink
arriving wedensday. unfortunately we will be superbusy. In the afternoons we must go to some meetings etc. i hope i can get some free time late in the evening/nite. my wife needs to go to a seminar in daytime, but i dont. so i can take a nite or 2 on the town, as long as it doesnt start to0 early.

staying at the grand napat. if u and your gf wanna drop by on wed nite at the hotel, we could take a drink in the bar or something. But i doubt i am ready for more on this day (but u never know, hehe).
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Old 08-10-2009, 09:12 AM   #8050
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I was planning on going to a full moon party in march. Are these things fun, or pretty terrible?

Are there better places to party?
yeah is pretty fun.

just make sure you keep an eye out for pickpockets
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