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Old 10-22-2007, 04:21 AM   #2101
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So can I get a real job out there?... I plan on having an accounting degree and a designation when I go

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Seems to me like this Thailand crew just has life figured out... from what they have said it seems like Thailand is the kind of place where you can wake up in the morning and the first question that pops into your head is "what should I do today?" in the western world you only get to ask yourself that question maybe twice a week (on the weekends) if you're lucky...
Actually, this isn't because it's Thailand, it's because they don't have real jobs. It's the same in the U.S. if you don't have a real job. The main difference is that your money (which is likely the same since you don't have a real job) goes further. If, on the other hand, you go over there with the intention of getting a real job and living that lifestyle, you are going to be seriously disappointed.
hardly.
i had the same job back home.
id wake up and always be like
'oh great an other boring day in canada'
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'yay. food then whutt.. poker? nah... sex? yahh... drinking? yah... taking some fresh poluted air? yah.... '
then i gotta chose in which order i want it
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Old 10-22-2007, 07:01 AM   #2102
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Actually, this isn't because it's Thailand, it's because they don't have real jobs.
I have a real job.
Also good luck having the same lifestyle in usa/europe
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Old 10-22-2007, 09:31 AM   #2103
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I guess it would be very cheap to buy the stuff yourself, whether you can find a live in cook/maid/etc. to cook it or not is another question...
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Old 10-22-2007, 09:32 AM   #2104
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Actually, this isn't because it's Thailand, it's because they don't have real jobs.
I have a real job.
What job?
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Old 10-22-2007, 09:35 AM   #2105
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So can I get a real job out there?... I plan on having an accounting degree and a designation when I go

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Seems to me like this Thailand crew just has life figured out... from what they have said it seems like Thailand is the kind of place where you can wake up in the morning and the first question that pops into your head is "what should I do today?" in the western world you only get to ask yourself that question maybe twice a week (on the weekends) if you're lucky...
Actually, this isn't because it's Thailand, it's because they don't have real jobs. It's the same in the U.S. if you don't have a real job. The main difference is that your money (which is likely the same since you don't have a real job) goes further. If, on the other hand, you go over there with the intention of getting a real job and living that lifestyle, you are going to be seriously disappointed.
hardly.
i had the same job back home.
id wake up and always be like
'oh great an other boring day in canada'
now its
'yay. food then whutt.. poker? nah... sex? yahh... drinking? yah... taking some fresh poluted air? yah.... '
then i gotta chose in which order i want it
Yes, because your money goes further. You can get the sex and drinking and whatnot back in Canada, it just costs a lot more. My point is that someone who gets a regular Thai job at Thai wages will not have the same lifestyle, although it will admittedly still be much easier for them to get more dates with hotter women.
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Old 10-22-2007, 09:36 AM   #2106
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Actually, this isn't because it's Thailand, it's because they don't have real jobs.
I have a real job.
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teaching 5 days a week 9h-4h
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Old 10-22-2007, 09:41 AM   #2107
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Actually, this isn't because it's Thailand, it's because they don't have real jobs.
I have a real job.
What job?
teaching 5 days a week 9h-4h
Which kind of proves my point that you don't have the lifestyle the person I responded to was talking about of:

"it seems like Thailand is the kind of place where you can wake up in the morning and the first question that pops into your head is "what should I do today?" in the western world you only get to ask yourself that question maybe twice a week (on the weekends)"

You don't wake up and ask yourself "what should I do today?" you wake up and say "ugh, time to go to work" or maybe if you enjoy teaching "yay, time to go to work."
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Old 10-22-2007, 09:48 AM   #2108
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Actually, this isn't because it's Thailand, it's because they don't have real jobs.
I have a real job.
What job?
teaching 5 days a week 9h-4h
Which kind of proves my point that you don't have the lifestyle the person I responded to was talking about of:

"it seems like Thailand is the kind of place where you can wake up in the morning and the first question that pops into your head is "what should I do today?" in the western world you only get to ask yourself that question maybe twice a week (on the weekends)"

You don't wake up and ask yourself "what should I do today?" you wake up and say "ugh, time to go to work" or maybe if you enjoy teaching "yay, time to go to work."
Oh you were talking about the lifestyle of people with no job? Then thanks for your interesting contribution to this thread, we learned a lot.
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Old 10-22-2007, 10:09 AM   #2109
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Actually, this isn't because it's Thailand, it's because they don't have real jobs.
I have a real job.
What job?
teaching 5 days a week 9h-4h
Which kind of proves my point that you don't have the lifestyle the person I responded to was talking about of:

"it seems like Thailand is the kind of place where you can wake up in the morning and the first question that pops into your head is "what should I do today?" in the western world you only get to ask yourself that question maybe twice a week (on the weekends)"

You don't wake up and ask yourself "what should I do today?" you wake up and say "ugh, time to go to work" or maybe if you enjoy teaching "yay, time to go to work."
Oh you were talking about the lifestyle of people with no job? Then thanks for your interesting contribution to this thread, we learned a lot.
No, thank you for your masterful inability to read what you're responding to.
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Old 10-22-2007, 10:59 AM   #2110
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Re: Ask Degen Anything About Living In Thailand

Obviously if you have a job it's different than not having a job.

That said, with the exception of a lot of places in Bangkok, it seems like Thai people are much more laid back and friendly than people in the Western world. I know two Burmese girls currently living in Chiang Mai who work 3-11 everyday in the night market for 150 baht/day and they smile and laugh more than anyone else I know.

There is clearly a difference in attitude between the West and Thailand (and likely SE Asia as a whole), and much less of an emphasis on the accumulation of wealth. Maybe that's because there's no wealth to accumulate, but there's definitely a big difference. It's hard to write about this sort of thing without 100+ pages of space unfortunately. Lots of nuances and little details.
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Old 10-22-2007, 02:33 PM   #2111
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Old 10-22-2007, 04:30 PM   #2112
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Re: Ask Degen Anything About Living In Thailand

So... after reading about 75 straight pages of this thread I can conclude two things:

1) nearly every 2+2er living in or interesting in living in Thailand has a main interest of banging thai prostitutes or hooking up with thai girls

2) wow, those people are pathetic, most of them probably cant get a girlfriend in the U.S., so hmm "i'll go to thailand and try it"

Its no mystery why this thread has so many views and posts compared to other location travel threads such as "Ask me about anything about Czech Republic"... its because there are a bunch of horny online poker geeks browsing this forum!


sorry just had to vent.
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Old 10-22-2007, 04:33 PM   #2113
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Re: Ask Degen Anything About Living In Thailand

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So... after reading about 75 straight pages of this thread I can conclude two things:

1) nearly every 2+2er living in or interesting in living in Thailand has a main interest of banging thai prostitutes or hooking up with thai girls

2) wow, those people are pathetic, most of them probably cant get a girlfriend in the U.S., so hmm "i'll go to thailand and try it"

Its no mystery why this thread has so many views and posts compared to other location travel threads such as "Ask me about anything about Czech Republic"... its because there are a bunch of horny online poker geeks browsing this forum!


sorry just had to vent.
no thailand has much more to offer than hookers. bangkok does not equal thailand. i understand your frustration though.
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Old 10-22-2007, 05:08 PM   #2114
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Re: Ask Degen Anything About Living In Thailand

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So... after reading about 75 straight pages of this thread I can conclude two things:

1) nearly every 2+2er living in or interesting in living in Thailand has a main interest of banging thai prostitutes or hooking up with thai girls

2) wow, those people are pathetic, most of them probably cant get a girlfriend in the U.S., so hmm "i'll go to thailand and try it"

Its no mystery why this thread has so many views and posts compared to other location travel threads such as "Ask me about anything about Czech Republic"... its because there are a bunch of horny online poker geeks browsing this forum!


sorry just had to vent.
ill bet u my bankroll that ive [censored] more good looking girls than u in any country.

ill bet my whole bankroll that you cannot get as much free sex as me or ofdabeat in this country either.

not fat, not skinny, not scary looking

just a [censored] balla with attitude


ps u sound like a dirty jealous backpacker.

u really dont know [censored] about life.
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Old 10-22-2007, 05:18 PM   #2115
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So... after reading about 75 straight pages of this thread I can conclude two things:

1) nearly every 2+2er living in or interesting in living in Thailand has a main interest of banging thai prostitutes or hooking up with thai girls

2) wow, those people are pathetic, most of them probably cant get a girlfriend in the U.S., so hmm "i'll go to thailand and try it"

Its no mystery why this thread has so many views and posts compared to other location travel threads such as "Ask me about anything about Czech Republic"... its because there are a bunch of horny online poker geeks browsing this forum!


sorry just had to vent.
ill bet u my bankroll that ive [censored] more good looking girls than u in any country.

ill bet my whole bankroll that you cannot get as much free sex as me or ofdabeat in this country either.

not fat, not skinny, not scary looking

just a [censored] balla with attitude


ps u sound like a dirty jealous backpacker.

u really dont know [censored] about life.


wow... calm yourself. How do you reach the conclusion I dont know [censored] about life? Because I made an accurate observation about this thread? At least 50% of this thread is about ladyboys or whatever the hell they are and how easy/difficult it is to hook up with thai chicks. If you hadn't noticed this seems to be the biggest area of concern for a lot of these people.
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Old 10-22-2007, 05:32 PM   #2116
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Re: Ask Degen Anything About Living In Thailand

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To me, thailand is about being able to live like a millionaire in the us without actually having anywhere near a million dollars.

This pretty much means being able to wake up in the morning and do exactly what you want to do... so what if these guys chose to spend their days with women...what gives you the [censored] right to judge them?

Don't be such a petty human being.... its human beings like your that create stigmas out of nothing... and then 100 years later we wonder why theres a stigma surrounding something in the first place.

Go to Thailand, do what you want to do, enjoy yourself... stop being such a closed mind human being.
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Old 10-22-2007, 05:47 PM   #2117
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To me, thailand is about being able to live like a millionaire in the us without actually having anywhere near a million dollars.

This pretty much means being able to wake up in the morning and do exactly what you want to do... so what if these guys chose to spend their days with women...what gives you the [censored] right to judge them?

Don't be such a petty human being.... its human beings like your that create stigmas out of nothing... and then 100 years later we wonder why theres a stigma surrounding something in the first place.

Go to Thailand, do what you want to do, enjoy yourself... stop being such a closed mind human being.
Point taken. But I think you are missing the original point behind my post... that many of these people are close minded!
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Old 10-22-2007, 09:57 PM   #2118
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how much money per day is required to live ok there in thailand.
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Old 10-22-2007, 10:45 PM   #2119
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in bangkok about a thousand usd a month, outside bangkok probably a bit less.
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Old 10-22-2007, 10:56 PM   #2120
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for all the guys in thailand right now... how long do you plan on staying for?
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Old 10-22-2007, 11:01 PM   #2121
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"1) nearly every 2+2er living in or interesting in living in Thailand has a main interest of banging thai prostitutes or hooking up with thai girls"

Isn't this a common interest among 20-30 year old guys everywhere? Not the prostitute part, but the whole wanting to have sex with girls part?
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Old 10-22-2007, 11:02 PM   #2122
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Re: Ask Degen Anything About Living In Thailand

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So... after reading about 75 straight pages of this thread I can conclude two things:

1) nearly every 2+2er living in or interesting in living in Thailand has a main interest of banging thai prostitutes or hooking up with thai girls

2) wow, those people are pathetic, most of them probably cant get a girlfriend in the U.S., so hmm "i'll go to thailand and try it"

Its no mystery why this thread has so many views and posts compared to other location travel threads such as "Ask me about anything about Czech Republic"... its because there are a bunch of horny online poker geeks browsing this forum!


sorry just had to vent.
Just to chime in. I've been living here for a month now and have yet to bang a prostitute or hook up with a thai girl. If got a girlfriend back in the states and have no real desire to do either of these things. I'm having a great time here regardless, this country has a whole lot more than this thread (especially recent parts) would lead you to believe.
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Old 10-22-2007, 11:04 PM   #2123
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Isn't this a common interest among 20-30 year old guys everywhere? Not the prostitute part, but the whole wanting to have sex with girls part?
This is very true, and it really is much much easier here. Do you really expect a bunch of poker nerds to come out to Thailand an not brag about their new found skills and exploits , come on
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