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Old 08-29-2009, 07:33 AM   #8226
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you can withdraw 25K THB max if you pick Bangkok Bank ATM's
all the rest are 20K THB max limit if I'm not mistaken

but yeah, opening up a Kasikorn bank account is pretty easy and it will lower your withdrawal costs for sure
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Old 08-29-2009, 07:40 AM   #8227
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In 15 days I'll be again at Samui, so if someone wants to meet for beer or whatever just give me a touch.
I'm unfortunately back in Australia at the moment. Won't be back in Samui for a few months. But I have my mates there keeping an eye out for any new accommodation with internet.

Most of it at the lower end of the scale though, if you want something nicer, I recommend Aumpai that I posted above. Most of the places I'm aware of are in Lamai. If anyone has info about Chaweng/Bophut/Mae Nam let me know.
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Old 08-29-2009, 09:13 AM   #8228
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20k is max usually on ATM's

bangkok bank (the blue one) has 25k max

if you go inside the bank you can get a bigger withdraw from your card too (haven't tried this myself)
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Old 08-29-2009, 01:06 PM   #8229
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CDMA should work in samui too, right?

have you even tried it there pokerspiv&dardo?
Nope, sorry
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Old 08-29-2009, 01:11 PM   #8230
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Where did you stay? Was it a hard line connection or wireless?

Even a TOT hardline is generally ok, the real problem is that most places that offer wireless don't have amplifiers or anything, so you get a very weak wireless signal. It's the standard Thai "mai pen rai" thing. Their customer want wireless, so they get it. The fact that their wireless is useless 90% of the time is irrelevant.
Yep, it was connected with cable. It was a small house at a tourist resort 10 min by motorbike from Lamai.
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Old 08-29-2009, 01:14 PM   #8231
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Most of it at the lower end of the scale though, if you want something nicer, I recommend Aumpai that I posted above. Most of the places I'm aware of are in Lamai. If anyone has info about Chaweng/Bophut/Mae Nam let me know.
Thanks, I'll go take a look. Same like me, I mostly stayed at Lamai.
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Old 08-29-2009, 04:18 PM   #8232
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OK now I feel bad. I got worried when you got all excited and checked on the internet to confirm and it's actually an O'mally's I'd not been in yet and for some reason thought it was a Molly's every time I drove past

Are O'mallys any good?
No idea. But I doubt it's up to Molly's standards.

Another question:

Is this gym near the center of the city? is that a decent area to live?
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Old 08-29-2009, 08:53 PM   #8233
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No idea. But I doubt it's up to Molly's standards.

Another question:

Is this gym near the center of the city? is that a decent area to live?
It's pretty far out of the city. Maybe 1 hours drive away or less if you are living on the east of the moat (where I am). If you live on the north west (NImmaheiman Rd, Huai Kaeo) then it's going to be well over an hour to get there.

I doubt actually living close to the gym would be much fun either, but I've never been to San Kampaeng so I could be wrong.
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Old 08-30-2009, 04:18 AM   #8234
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Anybody know of a good golf course/driving range in BKK?
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Old 08-30-2009, 04:21 AM   #8235
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20k is max usually on ATM's

bangkok bank (the blue one) has 25k max

if you go inside the bank you can get a bigger withdraw from your card too (haven't tried this myself)
wtf is up w/ the conspiracy by all banks to charge 150 baht per atm withdrawal. uber ghey. fwiw my Thai bank ATM card doesn't do this, at any ATM, but all my foreign bank cards get this charge.

fkn thai's, tourism is down so lets screw the few people who do come over even harder. genius way to fix the problem.
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Old 08-30-2009, 04:35 AM   #8236
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wtf is up w/ the conspiracy by all banks to charge 150 baht per atm withdrawal. uber ghey. fwiw my Thai bank ATM card doesn't do this, at any ATM, but all my foreign bank cards get this charge.

fkn thai's, tourism is down so lets screw the few people who do come over even harder. genius way to fix the problem.
well tourists dont care that much if they have to pay few euros more to get money

nor do tourists care about free visas(until march 2010) in most countries since you can get to the country for free anyways but they still did it to "boost tourism"
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Old 08-30-2009, 05:02 AM   #8237
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just get cdma if you are here long term. if not, just drive around looking for houses and ask if they have telephone line and/or adsl. tt&t is what you want like you know already.

why do you want to stay in patong?
I want to stay in Patong so I dont have to drive so fare drunk.. Bangla Road helps when you are tilting from poker

I really hate wasting time on looking for apartment, it takes so much time and most places sucks.
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Old 08-30-2009, 05:44 AM   #8238
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wtf is up w/ the conspiracy by all banks to charge 150 baht per atm withdrawal. uber ghey. fwiw my Thai bank ATM card doesn't do this, at any ATM, but all my foreign bank cards get this charge.

fkn thai's, tourism is down so lets screw the few people who do come over even harder. genius way to fix the problem.
UOB used to be free of charge till this month but now they got the 150 baht fee too.

In europe you get screwed harder though even though the maestro network should be charge free it's always 5EUR minimum in major tourist cities like Amsterdam for example and you don't get a warning about that fee.
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Old 08-30-2009, 12:51 PM   #8239
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No transfer discussion in here.
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Old 08-30-2009, 07:38 PM   #8240
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question:

what does it mean when a thai girl takes me back to her place and (among other things) shows me a plastic bag full of many people's ID's and business cards from around the world? o_O
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Old 08-30-2009, 07:44 PM   #8241
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what does it mean when a thai girl takes me back to her place and (among other things) shows me a plastic bag full of many people's ID's and business cards from around the world? o_O
She's a spy who goes undercover a lot?
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Old 08-30-2009, 09:40 PM   #8242
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what does it mean when a thai girl takes me back to her place and (among other things) shows me a plastic bag full of many people's ID's and business cards from around the world? o_O
she's telling you she loves you. longggg time. ldo
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Old 08-30-2009, 10:12 PM   #8243
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Old 08-30-2009, 10:36 PM   #8244
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give her your card and hope to win a monthly draw.
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Old 08-30-2009, 11:14 PM   #8245
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She ****ed Jason Bourne?
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Old 08-31-2009, 02:14 AM   #8246
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what does it mean when a thai girl takes me back to her place and (among other things) shows me a plastic bag full of many people's ID's and business cards from around the world? o_O
She's a successful hustler who needed to show off. Now, you should ponder if you can hustle the hustler or counteract the hustler that is inside her. Both difficult paths. I recommend watching The Sting (1973) to get some ideas.

Good luck !!!
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Old 08-31-2009, 02:42 AM   #8247
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ok here is some more background info:

i was in koh phangan and around 11-11:30pm i am bored and decide to go for a walk having no clue where im going or where anything is. everything seemed pretty quiet, after walking for like 10 mins a girl riding her motorbike (with a little tiny dog sitting in a basket in front lol) stopped and asked me if i wanted to come with her so i said sure why not. so i get on and we start riding towards haad rin, she asks me if i want to go to a club or if i want to go to her place, i said go to her place. at some point she turned off on a dirt road that seemed to lead to the middle of nowhere, then took another side road that lead even further into nowhere/middle of the jungle.

we got to her place, which was a small cabin (basically just bedroom+small bathroom), on the backside there was a little deck you could see haadrin beach from...there was 1 other building nearby that looked abandoned, didn't see any other sign of people nearby. we went into her room, she went into the bathroom for a little bit, came out, and said "can i kiss you" so i said yes and we made out for a little bit...then she asked me if i wanted some ecstasy. i've never done any drugs in my life, never even smoked weed. she asked for some amount, i cant recall for sure but i think like 300-400 baht to get ecstasy for both of us.

so i start thinking about about all the things that could go wrong. i'd heard a lot about people taking a cut working with the police etc to bust you but, but given everything i felt that was extremely unlikely. i thought about the possibility that i take some mysterious pill and wake up on a beach somewhere minus my wallet, but i didn't have that much money or anything else important on me. and realistically i thought this was pretty doubtful too. i thought about her just stealing the money i give her, or some more elaborate variation of this. this seemed like a reasonably likely possibility, but in the end i just decided **** it im in thailand, $10 or so for some % chance of E-enhanced sex with hot thai girl is +ev enough. i also told her i didn't have a condom with me so she said she would get that too.

so i said sure, go get the E, and she came back maybe 45 mins-1 hr later. she seemed kind of "different", but anyway she told me she couldn't get it for w/e reason, but she had a vodka/redbull/bucket, didn't know whether i should believe her but didn't really care that much tbh. later on she admitted that she took some mdma herself already while she was gone lol.

some drinking/talking later and we started going at it, only to discover that the condom was too small which made me pretty pissed. ****** azns. then she got a really bizarrely excited look on her face, eyes wide open and said in a shouted-whisper "NO CONDOM, IS OK" nodding her head vigorously.

before she takes her shirt off she rushes over to turn out the light and lights a little candle so the lighting is very dim. the reason i'm including this is, after she gets on top of me i notice a slab of skin on her side just kind of dangling off by itself, like from an injury or something. later i noticed another one on the side of her arm and one on her back. i asked her what happened and she said "my boyfriend before, him leave me. sometime when i think about i get very sad...and i cut".

besides being a little scared thinking about just how mentally unstable this chick might be, i couldn't help but feel bad for her too. she tried to assure me that she doesn't do it anymore. although there was a knife sitting on the table right next to her bed that i didn't think anything of before, but after hearing her tell me this it started to freak me out a little.

after we finished and we were just laying there, talking about nothing, when she shows me this plastic bag filled with a bunch of ID's, driver's licenses, business cards...i asked wtf it's for, she says something to the effect of "i think these people lose something...i try to find them". wat.

first of all i'm not even 100% sure i understand what she meant by her answer, but i'm pretty sure i don't believe it regardless lol (she just looked really sheepish and stuff, it was obvious that her "reason" was a lie, but if it was something really sinister like identity theft why would she show me in the first place....). i just don't really get why she would have all these ID's and stuff...fwiw im not evenin thailand anymore, i'm just looking back trying to figure wtf was going on.
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Old 08-31-2009, 03:00 AM   #8248
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lol wow
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Old 08-31-2009, 03:28 AM   #8249
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wat.,

wat LOL
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Old 08-31-2009, 03:28 AM   #8250
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WAT!

OMG WTF

please tell me you're story is a level and you are a creative writer.
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