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by golferstu
Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Biggest Benefit to Being Expat
Replies: 95
Views: 6162

Re: Biggest Benefit to Being Expat

That's a good point. And one that i am not willing to refute. I remember having to pay thirty baht a bottle at the promenade. Unfortunately, shacks became concrete, and now there is actually useful stuff among the stands, like tailors, and beauty salons.
by golferstu
Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:40 am
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: The Thai Cultural Shock
Replies: 11
Views: 1191

The Thai Cultural Shock

For me personally, I believe every man, woman, and child that has lived and experienced Thailand to any extent at some point or another have experienced a cultural shock an order of magnitude greater than what they have back home. That is not to say it has been dramatic for everyone and everybody. O...
by golferstu
Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:02 am
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Biggest Benefit to Being Expat
Replies: 95
Views: 6162

Re: Biggest Benefit to Being Expat

Biggest benefit?

Everything is cheap. And it's hot. And it's not closed all the time.
by golferstu
Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Flights, Airlines & Airports
Topic: Hua Hin Airport to Operate International Flights by End 2017
Replies: 21
Views: 3087

Re: Hua Hin Airport to Operate International Flights by End 2017

Albeit seldom news, this is good news. There were some mention of this in the morning papers a while ago. Though i did not hear anything since it's good to see there is progress. I am thinking there will not be like crazy amount of planes, but those that will be, will be very appreciated for those w...
by golferstu
Tue Jun 27, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: 'How To' - Requirements for visa extensions etc
Replies: 80
Views: 21065

Re: 'How To' - Requirements for visa extensions etc

Does anyone know if it is possible to apply for 90 day VOA (visa on arrival), or if it is better to apply outside the country, before entering.
by golferstu
Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:45 am
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Where did you meet your girlfriend or wife?
Replies: 38
Views: 12300

Re: Where did you meet your girlfriend or wife?

After a rather lengthy bout of flooding inside the bathroom, I was on the lookout for a copy of new flip-flops at the night bazaar. It had been raining heavily since one week ago, at least. Just as it had led up, I thought to myself; "This is my chance!", and just went straight running towards the s...
by golferstu
Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Why do expats settle for horrible relationships with Thai girls who hate them?
Replies: 57
Views: 15266

Re: Why do expats settle for horrible relationships with Thai girls who hate them?

I do not think anything "goes" with it, per se. But you need to be smart and think things through, you know. Some girls are going to be meanies and some are more buoyant. In their way of act and movement, their behavioural patterns, temper, conviction, etc. It just takes more work to settle for a le...
by golferstu
Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Why do expats settle for horrible relationships with Thai girls who hate them?
Replies: 57
Views: 15266

Re: Why do expats settle for horrible relationships with Thai girls who hate them?

For me, personally, there is a lot of responsibility as well. You can't just say "hey, i got a girlfriend", do your dirty bits and then go thinking it's over, because it's not. No, now you have got to buy a new car, clothes, shoes, or whatever. Not much unlike Western society, these new girls know a...
by golferstu
Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: How can Thailand curb its appalling road fatality rate?
Replies: 135
Views: 14142

Re: How can Thailand curb its appalling road fatality rate?

Why aren't there more traffic lights?
And road blocks.
by golferstu
Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Getting a Thai Girlfriend
Replies: 33
Views: 7053

Re: Getting a Thai Girlfriend

In a turn of events said to be nothing less than spectacular, I have landed myself a Thai Girlfriend. We met in the early hours of the Night Market. Me and her have been dating for 3 weeks now and it is looking up. Is it not fantastic, you all? Old i may be, but i still got some moves left to show f...
by golferstu
Sat Mar 11, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Interfering Farangs
Replies: 17
Views: 5640

Re: Interfering Farangs

As i have said many times before, state your point resolutely and conclusively, and certainly farang or no farang you will make yourself understood. The important point being dialogue. Without it everything will be difficult, and at times it really is, because not everyone can speak thai. Often time...
by golferstu
Sat Mar 04, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: The Beach Bar
Topic: Why did you settle in Hua Hin?
Replies: 17
Views: 6410

Why did you settle in Hua Hin?

You know, coming to Hua Hin was a pretty hard decision for me to make. But i did it, and i am proud of it. Hua Hin made a pretty strong and lasting impression on me. Not so much for its beaches yet the whole town is full of atmosphere. The place lives up to its name. Let me tell you that! I just fel...
by golferstu
Sat Feb 25, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: The Beach Bar
Topic: When was your first visit to Hua Hin?
Replies: 307
Views: 51212

Re: When was your first visit to Hua Hin?

I once did a passerby in the late 90's, alas nothing ever became of it.
by golferstu
Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:23 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: How can Thailand curb its appalling road fatality rate?
Replies: 135
Views: 14142

Re: How can Thailand curb its appalling road fatality rate?

Eat your heart out Robo Cop. Good Clip, btw. Shows you the Police ain't to be reckoned with. Good for you, officer Sir. Its about time somebody took responsibility here. Those darn scooters make a lot of noise, tell ya that. And when you're driving, they seem to suddenly pop up out of nowhere. Righ...
by golferstu
Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: How can Thailand curb its appalling road fatality rate?
Replies: 135
Views: 14142

Re: How can Thailand curb its appalling road fatality rate?

I think whats needed to be done is to get stricter on the driver's permit. And why not drive cars that are eco-efficient? So many times i see somebody take a dangerous U-turn while not really looking to the side or behind them. As if through thin air or magic, or something like that would pull them ...