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Old 07-24-2007, 07:47 AM   #1626
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Re: Ask Degen Anything About Living In Thailand

you can check lonely planet but i would imagine that some of these countries are more expensive than thailand because there is not a big tourism industry. more tourists = competitive prices.
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Old 07-24-2007, 10:15 AM   #1627
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Old 07-25-2007, 04:00 AM   #1628
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Re: Ask Degen Anything About Living In Thailand

I'm officially coining the phrase "ninja hooker" for a girl you pick up at a normal venue who then demands money the following morning.
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Old 07-25-2007, 04:23 AM   #1629
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Old 07-25-2007, 04:44 AM   #1630
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Re: Ask Degen Anything About Living In Thailand

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it is pretty rare for a regular/good thai girl to go home with you the first time she meets you and [censored] you...
It definitely happens, just like in most countries. Obviously I'm probably not going to meet my future wife from some drunken hookup but...

Also, I'm in Laos, not in Thailand, the sex capital of Asia. For example, last week I meet a girl in a Lao club where I'm one of two falang and maybe half the people are gay or ladyboys. And just to avoid the obvious joke, no, she was not a ladyboy. If you're a hooker, this is clearly not the place you go to meet rich white guys. I've picked up girls before in Asia and Western countries, and obviously "hey, before we go back to my place, you're not a hooker, right?" would be a deal breaker in most cases.
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Old 07-26-2007, 03:13 AM   #1631
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Re: Ask Degen Anything About Living In Thailand

If I meet another one of these "you understand nothing about SE Asia because you never spent six months working on a rice farm in Isan" backpacker types I think I'm going to kill them. I mean seriously kill them. I'm glad I didn't have a weapon last night.
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Old 07-26-2007, 09:55 AM   #1632
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So somehow I have read all of this thread now...

Going to be in Thailand from 11 of october. Im looking very much forward :-)
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Old 07-28-2007, 07:26 AM   #1633
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Re: Ask Degen Anything About Living In Thailand

Last night I randomly met Thai film star Arnas Lapanich in a late-night Vientiane restaurant. Everyone was fawning over him so I assume he's a pretty big star. I chatted with him for a bit and found him to be a very friendly down-to-earth guy. Some random Lao girl wanted a picture of us together (?!) so I'll post it if I run into her and can get her to send it to me.

Running into celebrities is probably normal for you guys that live in LA, but the whole situation was very strange and Entourage-like to me.
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Old 07-28-2007, 10:42 AM   #1634
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Re: Ask Degen Anything About Living In Thailand

does anybody know where i can get melatonin tablets in bangkok?

I tried boots and the places in pat pong.

They have it there, but they have 3mg tablets (!!!! - I'm a big guy and 1mg is enough, 3mg would be fine for elephants).
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Old 07-28-2007, 12:23 PM   #1635
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Re: Ask Degen Anything About Living In Thailand

What are the accounts that Degen is using as gimicks to keep this stupid thread alive?

ofdabeat and farang0 ?
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Old 07-28-2007, 09:14 PM   #1636
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Re: Ask Degen Anything About Living In Thailand

^ Wow, what an ass. This is a great thread. It could conceivably be moved to Travel forum, thats about the worst you could say.
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Old 07-28-2007, 11:14 PM   #1637
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Ummm, Degen does not post on 2p2 at all anymore.
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Old 07-28-2007, 11:15 PM   #1638
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Re: Ask Degen Anything About Living In Thailand

And Ive posted like 5 times in the last 3 months so why would you think that this account is used to "keep this thread alive" ?

This thread is alive because its a topic many people are interested in.
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Old 07-29-2007, 12:16 AM   #1639
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Degen was banned. After Degen was banned, he used some of his gimmick accounts to try to drum up support for his account not being banned or something. His gimmick account cited the longevity of this stupid thread as some sort of testament to his worthiness.

One of his gimmick accounts was named "Falang":
https://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/showfl...part=1&vc=1

I guess I had no idea what a Falang or Farang0 is, and I just assumed it was stome stupid thing Degen made up. A google search shows it might be some Thai thing, so maybe you're just some independent Thai enthusiast who also chose a similar sounding username.
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Old 07-29-2007, 12:38 AM   #1640
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Re: Ask Degen Anything About Living In Thailand

WhoIam: Ya I was going to go to Lao but I decided to stay for the full moon and since my flight is on the 9th I'd be rushing there and rushing back. No fun.

Anyone going to be on Phangan for the full moon?

Anyone been to Kanchaburi or cities like that around Bangkok?
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Old 07-29-2007, 01:01 AM   #1641
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What are the accounts that Degen is using as gimicks to keep this stupid thread alive?

ofdabeat and farang0 ?
No i'm not. I'm a real person and stuff ( see member since... )

BTW you are an idiot
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Old 07-29-2007, 01:07 AM   #1642
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I guess I had no idea what a Falang or Farang0 is, and I just assumed it was stome stupid thing Degen made up. A google search shows it might be some Thai thing, so maybe you're just some independent Thai enthusiast who also chose a similar sounding username.
brilliant.

this thread is the reason I came to Thailand. i would have never known about it otherwise. ty degen and all other contributors.
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Old 07-29-2007, 02:08 AM   #1643
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Ditto.. Im planning a trip and want to stay a couple months starting at the end of August.
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Old 07-29-2007, 02:13 AM   #1644
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does anybody know where i can get melatonin tablets in bangkok?

I tried boots and the places in pat pong.

They have it there, but they have 3mg tablets (!!!! - I'm a big guy and 1mg is enough, 3mg would be fine for elephants).
if you can't find any melatonin in smaller dosages, you could always chop up the tablets, won't cause any problems, or just eat the 3mg tablets. your body just rids itself of extra melatonin that it doesn't "process" or whatever, with no bad side effects at all.
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Old 07-29-2007, 05:50 AM   #1645
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does anybody know where i can get melatonin tablets in bangkok?

I tried boots and the places in pat pong.

They have it there, but they have 3mg tablets (!!!! - I'm a big guy and 1mg is enough, 3mg would be fine for elephants).
I take about 4-5mg melatonin + 1,000mg valarian when I want to get sleepy. And im very thin person.

I'll bring some when I come to Thailand. (possibly as soon as mid 2008)
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Old 07-29-2007, 06:04 AM   #1646
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Re: Ask Degen Anything About Living In Thailand

out of curiosity, about how many 2+2ers are in proximity to Thailand right now (Thailan + Laos, + Cambodia, maybe even Vietnam)?

How many plan on going in the next year?
Like seriously planning, (research stuff, know you will have free time to travel, saving up $, etc...)

Is it common for 2+2ers to not only meet up, but to hang out for multiple days?

I want to go eventually, possibly as soon as spring or summer 08.

The 2+2 community over there is a factor in my trip going. It would be much more comforting knowing I would have some degenerates who could either show me around, or guide me in my travel.

Hell, down the line, if our travels are success, we can pitch in on a property and work out a time share type of deal, and have a 2+2 club house!
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Old 07-29-2007, 07:29 AM   #1647
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i just read this thread, wow like 8 hours or something, and am seriously considering going after I graduate in may 08.
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Old 07-29-2007, 12:47 PM   #1648
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Re: Ask Degen Anything About Living In Thailand

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out of curiosity, about how many 2+2ers are in proximity to Thailand right now (Thailan + Laos, + Cambodia, maybe even Vietnam)?

How many plan on going in the next year?
Like seriously planning, (research stuff, know you will have free time to travel, saving up $, etc...)

Is it common for 2+2ers to not only meet up, but to hang out for multiple days?

I want to go eventually, possibly as soon as spring or summer 08.

The 2+2 community over there is a factor in my trip going. It would be much more comforting knowing I would have some degenerates who could either show me around, or guide me in my travel.

Hell, down the line, if our travels are success, we can pitch in on a property and work out a time share type of deal, and have a 2+2 club house!
I came here 1.5 months ago and have spent most of my time in BKK.

I met up with a couple 2p2ers for a beer and found that their apartment/hotel was a lot better than mine and moved into the same building. We have hung out/ gone out together a lot since.

Though I cannot quote a number for how many are in the region, I would say that there definitely isn't a 'community'. Maybe I haven't dug enough. The problem here is that there are not too many long term expats that a typical 2p2er would want to hang out with. There are a lot of young westerners here, but they are on a 1-2 week vacation. Most of the permanents are older men here for one reason or another (see: sex trade).

So, I kinda wish there was more of a community. I lived in Buenos Aires for 3 years (and will be going back) and my core group of friends were all pros. Though all were not necessarily 2p2ers, it was an optimal situation, as we were very like minded and had similar interests.

On a side note: I am heading to Bali for a month. Anybody living there? Anybody wanna grab a beer, eat some fondue, play some croquet, etc...?
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Old 07-30-2007, 07:56 AM   #1649
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Re: Ask Degen Anything About Living In Thailand

If i take 3mg the next day i can't think properly...

Also, you're not supposed to chop them up because the tablet coating should result in a reasonably slow release into the stomach.

btw, if anybody wants to meet up in bkk in the next couple of weeks for a beer or similar (going back to australia for a bit). pm me?
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Old 07-31-2007, 12:36 AM   #1650
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I'm going to be in Bangkok from the 2nd-8th. let's set something up for sure
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