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Old 09-27-2006, 11:50 PM   #151
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Re: Ask Degen Anything About Living In Thailand

I don't think everyone is understanding a fundamental point here. I've never been to Thailand, I have however been to various other 3rd world countries. These people completely idolize Americans. All they see on TV is beautiful, rich, and happy Americans. For them to meet us (Americans)is almost like meeting a celebrity. I think this is what is happening to Degan in Thailand. It's not neccessarily that he is white, I think it is more so that he is 'American'. At least thats the way it was for me in India and Malaysia.
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Old 09-27-2006, 11:52 PM   #152
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I don't think everyone is understanding a fundamental point here. I've never been to Thailand, I have however been to various other 3rd world countries. These people completely idolize Americans. All they see on TV is beautiful, rich, and happy Americans. For them to meet us (Americans)is almost like meeting a celebrity. I think this is what is happening to Degan in Thailand. It's not neccessarily that he is white, I think it is more so that he is 'American'. At least thats the way it was for me in India and Malaysia.
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Old 09-27-2006, 11:52 PM   #153
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I don't think everyone is understanding a fundamental point here. I've never been to Thailand, I have however been to various other 3rd world countries. These people completely idolize Americans. All they see on TV is beautiful, rich, and happy Americans. For them to meet us (Americans)is almost like meeting a celebrity. I think this is what is happening to Degan in Thailand. It's not neccessarily that he is white, I think it is more so that he is 'American'. At least thats the way it was for me in India and Malaysia.
Thanks for the good laugh
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Old 09-27-2006, 11:54 PM   #154
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Re: Ask Degen Anything About Living In Thailand

Degen,
Do you have some pics of your surrounding area, apartment, etc.?
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Old 09-28-2006, 12:00 AM   #155
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I don't think everyone is understanding a fundamental point here. I've never been to Thailand, I have however been to various other 3rd world countries. These people completely idolize Americans. All they see on TV is beautiful, rich, and happy Americans. For them to meet us (Americans)is almost like meeting a celebrity. I think this is what is happening to Degan in Thailand. It's not neccessarily that he is white, I think it is more so that he is 'American'. At least thats the way it was for me in India and Malaysia.
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lol. I really felt that way. I got superstar treatment because I was an AMerican when I went to India and Malasia. Im not sure American are held in such a high pedestal as much anymore but we still are looked up to in many places.
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Old 09-28-2006, 12:02 AM   #156
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I don't think everyone is understanding a fundamental point here. I've never been to Thailand, I have however been to various other 3rd world countries. These people completely idolize Americans. All they see on TV is beautiful, rich, and happy Americans. For them to meet us (Americans)is almost like meeting a celebrity. I think this is what is happening to Degan in Thailand. It's not neccessarily that he is white, I think it is more so that he is 'American'. At least thats the way it was for me in India and Malaysia.
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I get the same treatment when I go to Edmonton.
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Old 09-28-2006, 12:05 AM   #157
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Old 09-28-2006, 12:09 AM   #158
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Re: Ask Degen Anything About Living In Thailand

Are there a lot of grungy american hippies who are trying to be all one with nature and not bathing and ish, I really hate those people.
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Old 09-28-2006, 12:12 AM   #159
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Re: Ask Degen Anything About Living In Thailand

How much competition is there for the girls? Like are there a lot of westerners there, or would we still be a huge minority?
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Old 09-28-2006, 12:15 AM   #160
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Re: Ask Degen Anything About Living In Thailand

Degen,

How do you tell the prostiutes from the normal girls? I would hate to hit on prostitues.
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Old 09-28-2006, 12:19 AM   #161
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Are there a lot of grungy american hippies who are trying to be all one with nature and not bathing and ish, I really hate those people.
Yes!!!!!!!! And I hate them. To be honest ,the Farang's that are here that I can tolerate the most are the missionaries. (I'm not religious at all.)

Lol, my food just got here.

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Old 09-28-2006, 12:20 AM   #162
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I got treated like a king in India too. It's because Americans are wealthy. Have you lived there as a person and not a tourist? I speak Hindi so I can hear what people are really saying.
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Old 09-28-2006, 12:24 AM   #163
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Old 09-28-2006, 12:25 AM   #164
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clean hot Australian ones on Phi-Phi=money. They all run dive shops there.
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Old 09-28-2006, 12:27 AM   #165
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Hmm if thailand is half as good as you make it sound that it sounds [censored] awesome. I might go in spring for a couple weeks, is april a good time to be there?
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Old 09-28-2006, 12:31 AM   #167
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OMFG...

Here is how it works on planet earth....

Girls like guys that are handsome and they like guys that have money among other things.

If you meet these characteristics, than women will like you.

In Thailand, there are poor people who want to marry a farang because they like money. Amazingly, the same thing happens in America!! Who would have thought???

If you are 18 years old and have a six pack, than girls will like you more than a fat bald guy, unless the only thing she cares about is money inwhich case your looks dont matter and she probably perfers old guys because they cum faster.

trying to say all thai girls think this, or do that is not possible. Deg has given you numerous examples, both of well off rich girls, and of prostitutes. What else is it about thai girls that you want to know?

just reading some of the stuff you guys are asking, you guys are going to be FRESH MEAT for some hungry prostitutes!
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Old 09-28-2006, 12:35 AM   #169
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hahaha i was [censored] with you. I've spent a lot of time in Thailand and only ever hooked up once, with a european girl. I'm still young enough that I am a romantic...
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Old 09-28-2006, 12:37 AM   #170
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KKF,
Do you have pics of your surrounding area?
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Old 09-28-2006, 12:40 AM   #171
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i cant wait to start getting pms like:

kkf,
my gf's parents are sick and they need $2K USD for an operation. should i trust her? also, i think she might have stole my watch because i cant find it anymore. what should i do?
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Old 09-28-2006, 12:41 AM   #172
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Re: Ask Degen Anything About Living In Thailand

I understand your party handle now
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Old 09-28-2006, 12:41 AM   #173
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lol
when heard about the coup, my first reaction was
"no way Tony Jaa let's there be a coup"
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Old 09-28-2006, 12:42 AM   #174
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Re: Ask Degen Anything About Living In Thailand

I have a few questions Degen.

1. How much do plane tickets costs to go there?

2. I'm assuming that one can go there for 3 months at a time? Is it possible to rent balla mansions by the month?

3. (most important q) As you know, I'm not white, but I'm American. WILL I HAVE ANY PROBLEMS GETTING LIKE 5 GFS???

ps: PokerFink, Alex Levin, and I are going to Thailand for a while in 2008 after WSOP.
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Old 09-28-2006, 12:43 AM   #175
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kkf,

i lent a tuk tuk driver $250 bucks because he jsut lost his ATM card and has to pay for repairs the same day. he said to meet him here today to pay me back, but he says that he needs another $50 bucks to reopen his account so he can pay me back. what do you think?
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