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02-02-2010 , 01:12 PM
Pumpuii is the source of everything just about Thailand, and 2+2 in particular. He is also the god of the SSNL regs thread now (ilikeboomboom).
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02-02-2010 , 01:13 PM
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Originally Posted by NewTeaBag
Um...WAT?

Are you really citing pumpui as a source worthy of anything but contempt?

He is like a 22yr old French Canadian loudmouthed, bigoted no class pile of shtt.
you don't like pumpui?

did you get my sms?

playing sports tomorrow at 3?
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02-02-2010 , 01:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Lessu
you don't like pumpui?
He is a vile despicable lowlife piece of ****.
When the debates about torture in The US come up he should be used as a clear example of why it sometimes should be used.

Does that answer your question?

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did you get my sms?
Yes. Will have to rush a bit more this week then prob will do.

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playing sports tomorrow at 3?
Barring unforseen issues, yes.
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02-02-2010 , 01:48 PM
So it would be much better to go hotel first and looking for house in local travel agencies?
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02-02-2010 , 02:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Alpha 5.20
So it would be much better to go hotel first and looking for house in local travel agencies?
well siamrealestate is local. I was talking about not using an agent at all. in my opinion (shared with many) the best way to look for a house is to drive around the island and look for for-rent signs. at the same time you will get to know the island and you will know which part of it you want to stay
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02-02-2010 , 03:14 PM
And it's very easy to find a house to rent within a couple of days?
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02-02-2010 , 03:24 PM
It's easy to find a place to rent in a couple of hours. Point is you will be "in country" deciding for yourself what and where is best instead of taking the word of someone you don't know.
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02-02-2010 , 03:31 PM
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And it's very easy to find a house to rent within a couple of days?
as long as you are not super picky, yes.
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02-02-2010 , 03:33 PM
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It's easy to find a place to rent in a couple of hours. Point is you will be "in country" deciding for yourself what and where is best instead of taking the word of someone you don't know.
LOL sweet SN!
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02-02-2010 , 07:28 PM
are these condo/apts negotiable in price? Also does every place require 2 months deposit?
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02-02-2010 , 09:37 PM
hey all,
there's a good chance i'll be involved in a Phuket house shortly and i have a few questions i'd appreciate feedback on. They've prolly already been asked but i dont know where to start when its a 700 page thread

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What are the main areas of phuket to look at for our house? and is this site the nuts? http://www.houseinphuket.com/ (am i right in thinking the site doesn't cater for < 6month-renters?)

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it's kinda hard to pick up from the forums, i know there's a lot but roughly how many 2+2ers are down there atm? are we talking everyone knows everyone or like dozens and dozens of houses?

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is everyone who's living out there for a few months on scooters?

cheers
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02-02-2010 , 11:35 PM
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Originally Posted by PokerSpiv
The fact is I have been living in Thailand as a professional poker player since most of the people in this thread were in junior high. In fact I have been doing it since the only poker site on the internet was Paradise Poker. If they don't want to listen to anything I or other posters have to say, then they don't have to. But I'm still going to reply to threads from people interested in travelling to Thailand because that's why I'm here - to help newbies - not to look cool to a bunch of "ballas".
dude, you're a relative n00b. i've been playing poker online in thailand since 1986 - back when you had to manually type in your cards on a BBS.
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02-03-2010 , 01:08 AM
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Originally Posted by the buck
hey all,
there's a good chance i'll be involved in a Phuket house shortly and i have a few questions i'd appreciate feedback on. They've prolly already been asked but i dont know where to start when its a 700 page thread

1.
What are the main areas of phuket to look at for our house? and is this site the nuts? http://www.houseinphuket.com/ (am i right in thinking the site doesn't cater for < 6month-renters?)

2.
it's kinda hard to pick up from the forums, i know there's a lot but roughly how many 2+2ers are down there atm? are we talking everyone knows everyone or like dozens and dozens of houses?

3.
is everyone who's living out there for a few months on scooters?

cheers
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read the sticky+couple of hundred last posts, been answered couple of times recently

2.

about 10-15 in phuket atm

3. apart from 1-2 who don't want to drive, yes.
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02-03-2010 , 02:01 AM
moi mukulat! thx for the replies, booked summerbreeze again so ill know what i get, arriving saturday
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02-03-2010 , 02:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Evigt_Drabbad
moi mukulat! thx for the replies, booked summerbreeze again so ill know what i get, arriving saturday
i arrive sunday and may stay there
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02-03-2010 , 06:56 AM
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ITT people who have been in Thailand less than a year tell long-term residents how it is.



They mean anyone over 30, because people that old should be banned from Thailand according to the kids in these threads. They can't even stand to have anyone over 30 posting in these threads as is obvious in the way numerous older posters (pumpui, myself, thomas, etc). have been treated by the usual suspects who think they were the first people to discover Thailand, and know everything about it despite completely avoiding contact with the much more knowledgable expats that they detest.

The fact is I have been living in Thailand as a professional poker player since most of the people in this thread were in junior high. In fact I have been doing it since the only poker site on the internet was Paradise Poker. If they don't want to listen to anything I or other posters have to say, then they don't have to. But I'm still going to reply to threads from people interested in travelling to Thailand because that's why I'm here - to help newbies - not to look cool to a bunch of "ballas".
Pokerspiv you make good posts about thailand far as info so i wouldnt really include you and pumpuii in the same sentence honestly.

I think Thomas T lives in pattaya so his perception of women is obviously going to be a little scewed far as them all being working girls as in pattaya the majority of them are...at least if your in falangy areas while in Bkk there are more reg women than working ones.

One thing i havent yet fully understood and not saying this applys to you is that it seems like people on thaivisa or expats that post there carry a negative stigma about stuff regarding thailand to some extent. and come off as almost crabby like when they get into deep reality discussions far as thailand.

I have been here more than a year and my outlook on it all remains positive and its not that people in this forum dont care about the intricate details of the percentage of pro vs non pro or some deep reality issues...its that most of us left some place which pretty much sucked and showed up in thailand and are loving life. For me when i see some depressing **** that someone wrote i really cant be bothered to read it and kinda laugh at that person as how can you be in the land of smiles and be angry about a part of the thai society that was there before you came and will be long after your gone.

just enjoy the fact there are super hot women and cheap everything and do what makes you happy.
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02-03-2010 , 07:16 AM
Could somebody recommend a couple of nice "romantic" restaurants in Bangkok and Chiang Mai, i want to go with my girlfriend, shes thai but from London, and not really into too modern food.
Mainly im looking for Thai/Japanese/Chinese food, and not too sophisticated, i thought about Sirroco but ive read that food the is that good & its better to go for drinks. Maybe the Mandarin Oriental Restaurants? Any suggestions
thanks

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02-03-2010 , 07:29 AM
maybe vertigo in bangkok
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02-03-2010 , 08:31 AM
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dude, you're a relative n00b. i've been playing poker online in thailand since 1986 - back when you had to manually type in your cards on a BBS.
i was playing online poker back when i had to download animated .gif porn on a 28.8
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02-03-2010 , 08:51 AM
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Originally Posted by marcg
Could somebody recommend a couple of nice "romantic" restaurants in Bangkok and Chiang Mai, i want to go with my girlfriend, shes thai but from London, and not really into too modern food.
Mainly im looking for Thai/Japanese/Chinese food, and not too sophisticated, i thought about Sirroco but ive read that food the is that good & its better to go for drinks. Maybe the Mandarin Oriental Restaurants? Any suggestions
thanks
Take her to Basil in Sheraton Grande man, fits the bill perfectly, upscale without being posh. Reputedly the best non-street-cart Thai food in Bangkok, I'm new so I don't know but it was definitely the best Thai I've had and one of the top 10 meals I've ever eaten period.

Just stick to the "Recommended" items and make sure you order the fried tiger prawns and the steamed snow fish especially. I went there with 6 people ordered like 9 dishes and every one was superb.

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02-03-2010 , 09:31 AM
Fried tiger prawn, why tiger? :P
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02-03-2010 , 10:04 AM
hey guy how it's work if i have a double entry visa (3months + 3 month's) my first three month's will end in few day and i was wondering what i had to do to had the new 3 month's and how much it cost, ty very much
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02-03-2010 , 10:07 AM
advice on getting a thai simcard? which network is best / where to get one in bkk / do you need your passport or anything else to get it?

probably only staying a few months so just a pay-and-go one is fine, no contract.
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02-03-2010 , 10:08 AM
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hey guy how it's work if i have a double entry visa (3months + 3 month's) my first three month's will end in few day and i was wondering what i had to do to had the new 3 month's and how much it cost, ty very much
Did you already get your 30 day extension at the end of the 60 days?
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02-03-2010 , 10:14 AM
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hey guy how it's work if i have a double entry visa (3months + 3 month's) my first three month's will end in few day and i was wondering what i had to do to had the new 3 month's and how much it cost, ty very much
To activate the 2nd entry you just need to leave the country and then come back. if you dont want to spend any time abroad just come back the same day.

You should check the "enter before" date on your visa though. you have to use the 2nd entry one day before this date or your visa will be expired.

I do my border runs with airasia to kuala lumpur usually. they fly there from phuket and bangkok several times a day so doing the whole thing in under 12 hrs is easy.

let me know if you need more help with any of this

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advice on getting a thai simcard? which network is best / where to get one in bkk / do you need your passport or anything else to get it?

probably only staying a few months so just a pay-and-go one is fine, no contract.
everyone uses prepaid sim cards. you can buy them everywhere (7-11's, family marts etc..) you don't need passport. you can also buy credit to the sim card from the same places.

i don't know what netword is best. I've been using 1-2-call for both calling and for internet and it's good enough for me. there are couple of more major networks but i couldn't tell if changing to one of those would make a difference
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