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Old 05-29-2007, 06:41 AM   #1501
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Re: Ask Degen Anything About Living In Thailand

does NewTeaBag play NL30(deep) on FT?

If so, is that his only source of income?
B/c If it is, I am flying over tomorrow!
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Old 05-29-2007, 06:44 AM   #1502
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please don't tell me that a winning NL30 player can make a good living in Thailand.

If it is possible, please pm wickss.
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Old 05-29-2007, 06:48 AM   #1503
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well I play NL30 (deep) with a guy named NewTeaBag, and he plays during night (so day time in thailand).

Furthermore, I think I am better than him.

So I would be to Thaliand what the Durrrr is to America.
And if you play above NL30, your like the Patrick Antonius of Thailand.
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Old 05-29-2007, 08:38 AM   #1504
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Furthermore, I think I am better than him...
Ah, but are you as looooooky?

It's so fun to torment uSNL from paradise. I'm off to watch the dancing girls on Bangla Rd with my HUGE 2500 baht profit

Full Tilt Poker Game #2535640921: Table Esk (deep 6) - $0.15/$0.30 - No Limit Hold'em - 8:17:45 ET - 2007/05/29
Seat 1: DiscGolfer1969 ($29)
Seat 2: z26745507 ($29.95)
Seat 3: hooper58 ($29.40)
Seat 4: gnusi ($31.80)
Seat 5: lolita13 ($90.90)
Seat 6: NewTeaBag ($59.55)
lolita13 posts the small blind of $0.15
NewTeaBag posts the big blind of $0.30
The button is in seat #4
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to NewTeaBag [6s 3s]
DiscGolfer1969 calls $0.30
z26745507 raises to $1.35
hooper58 folds
gnusi folds
lolita13 calls $1.20
NewTeaBag calls $1.05
DiscGolfer1969 calls $1.05
*** FLOP *** [Kc 4s 2s]
lolita13 bets $3
NewTeaBag raises to $14.40
DiscGolfer1969 folds
z26745507 calls $14.40
lolita13 raises to $89.55, and is all in
NewTeaBag calls $43.80, and is all in
z26745507 calls $14.20, and is all in
lolita13 shows [Jd Ks]
NewTeaBag shows [6s 3s]
z26745507 shows [Kd Kh]
Uncalled bet of $31.35 returned to lolita13
*** TURN *** [Kc 4s 2s] [Qc]
*** RIVER *** [Kc 4s 2s Qc] [As]
lolita13 shows a pair of Kings
NewTeaBag shows a flush, Ace high
NewTeaBag wins the side pot ($59.20) with a flush, Ace high
z26745507 shows three of a kind, Kings
NewTeaBag wins the main pot ($88.20) with a flush, Ace high
z26745507 is sitting out
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $150.40 Main pot $91.20. Side pot $59.20. | Rake $3
Board: [Kc 4s 2s Qc As]
Seat 1: DiscGolfer1969 folded on the Flop
Seat 2: z26745507 showed [Kd Kh] and lost with three of a kind, Kings
Seat 3: hooper58 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 4: gnusi (button) didn't bet (folded)
Seat 5: lolita13 (small blind) showed [Jd Ks] and lost with a pair of Kings
Seat 6: NewTeaBag (big blind) showed [6s 3s] and won ($147.40) with a flush, Ace high
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Old 05-29-2007, 08:46 AM   #1505
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of all the hands to use to brag, that is not one of them.
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Old 05-29-2007, 08:50 AM   #1506
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Koh Samui / Thailand first timer - Chaweng or Lamai?

I'm going to stay at Koh Samui for 10 days in June. I'm going with my spouse. We're near our 30s.

Things that we enjoy doing on a holiday:
<ul type="square">[*]Snorkling (coral(ish) beaches preferred)[*]Sun bathing (on the beach, not the pool)[*]Eating local food (in restaurants)[*]Some kind of a privacy[*]Shopping[*]Live music + few beers[*]Other activities (safaris, excusrsions etc.)[/list]
Things that we (she ) dont enjoy:
<ul type="square">[*]Crowded beaches (o rly)[*]Sound of jet skis (o rly)[*]"Spring break" athmosphere (past that)[/list]
So far the Nora Beach Resort (3800 TBH/night) on the northern Chaweng Beach looks like the winner. I'm gonna make the reservation for the first three nights from that hotel unless something comes up in this thread.

Also, any general tips for a first time traveler like me?

PS. So far I only have my flights booked to Bangkok so feel free to suggest other places than Samui if you feel so. Thanks.
chaweng is not the ideal beach for you in samui. it's the livest place and still not a crowded beach but busier than the others. plus it's super long so unless you get the south side (first house hotel etc) you don't have an exclusively area. last time we went we could only get on Nae Nam beach, which was almost completely empty, had lots of small thai hut restaurants which served the best food i ate while in thailand and for the cheapest prices in samui. then on a night you're a 10 minute taxi from chaweng.

while your on chaweng rent a bike or car and drive up to that side of the island and walk along the beach to check it out.

edit: downside is chaweng has a decent reef in parts. i dont think nae nam did, but i didn't search one out. google will know.
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Old 05-29-2007, 10:11 AM   #1507
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of all the hands to use to brag, that is not one of them.
LOL I said looooooooky NOT good.
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Old 05-29-2007, 10:22 PM   #1508
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http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=113798&amp;st=0

check this newteabag
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Old 05-30-2007, 02:06 AM   #1509
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Excellent, thanks! Something to bear in mind on my next move.
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Old 05-30-2007, 02:12 AM   #1510
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Hows it going over there? Have the elephants invaded bkk?
Still awaiting the verdict, but the king is speaking on TV right now sending amessage of calm before the announcement.
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Old 05-30-2007, 07:02 AM   #1511
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Am I the only one who finds it hilarious you're going to see dancing girls in Thailand with money you won from someone named lolita13?

When is this ruling expected? I keep thinking about how awesome it would be if the two main parties in the US were banned and their members prevented from running for office for five years.
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Old 05-30-2007, 09:45 AM   #1512
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Am I the only one who finds it hilarious you're going to see dancing girls in Thailand with money you won from someone named lolita13?

When is this ruling expected? I keep thinking about how awesome it would be if the two main parties in the US were banned and their members prevented from running for office for five years.
LOL Hadn't spotted the irony of drinking beers payed for by lolita13 whilst watching a bunch of near Lolita Thai girls dancing.


The annoucement came down:

Democrat party cleared of all charges.
Thai Rak Thai (party of the deposed PM) given the 5 year death sentence.

So far relative calm, no elephants or riots in Bangkok and as of 30 mins ago Bangla Rd was cracking away in full early evening swing.
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Old 05-31-2007, 09:20 AM   #1513
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I'll hit Bangkok the 4th of June if anyone there wants to share a drink feel free to PM, i know the country quite well in case you need infos.

PS : oh if i sound or look strange it's becaus i'm fleeing China after a stock market operation gone bad leading to ultrabustonest ( soon in BBV )
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Old 05-31-2007, 09:57 AM   #1514
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Eerily quiet on Bangla Rd tonight as all the bars and dancers are shutdown/gone fo the Buddhist holiday. Never seen Bangla at night looking so calm...er boring.

I did see a couple of "Ah, screw it! Let's work tonight anywayz.", Ladyboy streetwalkers braving the alcoholess farang hordes though.
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Old 05-31-2007, 05:12 PM   #1515
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My god. I just got through that thread (I skimmed ALOT) and now have plans to go to Thailand in Feb.
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Old 05-31-2007, 05:17 PM   #1516
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Decided I need an adventure so I'm going to buy a ticket to thailand in a week or so and just go KKF style with no plans. Great thread, it's going be interesting to see where I end up.
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Old 05-31-2007, 06:32 PM   #1517
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What is the approximate monthly cost to live well off in Thailand?
I can't imagine ever spending more than 4k a month on the most absolute baller lifestyle imaginable. Thats like penthouse apartment in Bangkok with a redic view, going out every night to the best clubs, live in maid etc etc
does this include having a baller car? is it possible to get the same baller cars as the usa or at least an older version and do they cost more cus of taxes? ie: not like a rolls, but more like a bmw 7 series, merc S class, etc

also, how do you avoid all the trannies? some of them look so convincing, do they only stay in certain parts of town, and if u got naked with one that has surgery, would u be able to tell before u stuck it in?
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Old 05-31-2007, 08:06 PM   #1518
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What is the approximate monthly cost to live well off in Thailand?
I can't imagine ever spending more than 4k a month on the most absolute baller lifestyle imaginable. Thats like penthouse apartment in Bangkok with a redic view, going out every night to the best clubs, live in maid etc etc
does this include having a baller car? is it possible to get the same baller cars as the usa or at least an older version and do they cost more cus of taxes? ie: not like a rolls, but more like a bmw 7 series, merc S class, etc

also, how do you avoid all the trannies? some of them look so convincing, do they only stay in certain parts of town, and if u got naked with one that has surgery, would u be able to tell before u stuck it in?
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You don't want to drive in BKK. Google pictures to see how insane it is.

Most ladyboys I encountered are not trying to pass as anything but transgendered people. They are not going around trying to scheme straight guys into sleeping with them under false pretenses. They are what they are in Thailand, more like a 3rd sex than female.

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Old 05-31-2007, 10:54 PM   #1519
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This is a online diary some photog keeps and it has a 7 part photo tour of his month long trip to Thailand.

http://www.ikeepadiary.com/diary/200...ame_index.html
Ok that looks really cool. For those that have gone on the jungle treks in Chiang Mai: those bugs are scaring the living [censored] out of me (theres a big mosquito type looking thing and a huge [censored] spider). Should I avoid the treks? I really want to go on one to meet people plus it looks cool, but I don't want to encounter any bugs that are going to make me scream like a little girl.
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Old 06-01-2007, 05:46 AM   #1520
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does this include having a baller car? is it possible to get the same baller cars as the usa or at least an older version and do they cost more cus of taxes? ie: not like a rolls, but more like a bmw 7 series, merc S class, etc


also, how do you avoid all the trannies? some of them look so convincing, do they only stay in certain parts of town, and if u got naked with one that has surgery, would u be able to tell before u stuck it in?
From what I understand, cars are really expensive in Thailand. I suggest you visit bkk and see the traffic before deciding if you want a car or not. Or drive around Boston at rush hour and imagine it being twice as crazy. I think it would be really hard to adjust to the free-for-all coming from the US where everyone generally obeys traffic signals, stays in their lane, etc. Maybe if you wanted to be really baller, you could pay a taxi driver his average daily rate to be your personal driver.

Some people think that ladyboys' entire goal in life is to suck some straight guy's [censored] without him knowing. Even if this was a common desire, I'm sure they realize the serious risk of an ass kicking in this situation. 98% of ladyboys are really easy to spot after you've been here a little while. Some warning signs:
*They're tall. Many begin taking hormones during adolescence (you can walk into a pharmacy and get them) and this supposedly causes increased growth. Also guys tend to be taller then girls.
*Big hands/shoulders
*Deep voice
*They look like they're going to the prom. Hair and makeup perfect, nails expertly done, super-stylish clothes. Real Thai girls still try to look good, but they're more laid-back about it.
*They're really aggressive.
*Big [censored]. C'mon, this is Asia.
Generally just look at the face and if anything looks, off, move on. Lack of an adam's apple is meaningless because it can be removed for a couple hundred bucks.

If you go to a gogo bar or beer bar, you can be pretty sure everyone is a biological female. Most will have one ladyboy, but they're usually obvious to spot. Ladyboys are usually found in ladyboy bars (duh) and as streetwalkers/freelancers.

I've had a lot of girls joke that they were ladyboys once we were in the bedroom (with clothes still on). Not funny! This is like me saying "Whoa, I hope I didn't infect you with AIDS." Have other people had this experience?
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Old 06-01-2007, 06:48 AM   #1521
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"I've had a lot of girls joke that they were ladyboys once we were in the bedroom (with clothes still on). Not funny! This is like me saying "Whoa, I hope I didn't infect you with AIDS." Have other people had this experience? "

lol certainly not
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Old 06-01-2007, 06:54 AM   #1522
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I can't imagine ever spending more than 4k a month on the most absolute baller lifestyle imaginable. Thats like penthouse apartment in Bangkok with a redic view, going out every night to the best clubs, live in maid etc etc
i'm on pace to spend well more then 4k a month currently
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Old 06-01-2007, 07:00 AM   #1523
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also i'm in bangkok tonight if anyone wants to hang out i got nothing to do. no phone, my email is clambunny@gmail.com just leave a number and i am going to check a couple more times tonight.
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Old 06-04-2007, 06:19 AM   #1524
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I'll be in Thailand (rookie) in 6th of June. Wee!

I want to take a taximeter from the Suvarnaphumi Airport to 88 Sukhumvit 24. Should I take the expressway? How much does it cost and how much faster is it? I'm spending only 1 day in Bangkok so speed is everything.
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Old 06-04-2007, 03:03 PM   #1525
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are thai girls more flat chested?
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