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dinopoker 09-28-2006 12:12 AM

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?

siccjay 09-28-2006 12:15 AM

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.

southerndog 09-28-2006 12:19 AM

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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.

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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.

Panang gai, with Kai Geao (omelette.)

multious 09-28-2006 12:20 AM

Re: Ask Degen Anything About Living In Thailand
 
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.

09-28-2006 12:24 AM

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multious 09-28-2006 12:25 AM

Re: Ask Degen Anything About Living In Thailand
 
clean hot Australian ones on Phi-Phi=money. They all run dive shops there.

tboss888 09-28-2006 12:27 AM

Re: Ask Degen Anything About Living In Thailand
 
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?

09-28-2006 12:27 AM

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xxThe_Lebowskixx 09-28-2006 12:31 AM

Re: Ask Degen Anything About Living In Thailand
 
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!

09-28-2006 12:32 AM

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multious 09-28-2006 12:35 AM

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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...

Bodhisattva 09-28-2006 12:37 AM

Re: Ask Degen Anything About Living In Thailand
 
KKF,
Do you have pics of your surrounding area?

xxThe_Lebowskixx 09-28-2006 12:40 AM

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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?

cardsharkk04 09-28-2006 12:41 AM

Re: Ask Degen Anything About Living In Thailand
 
I understand your party handle now

multious 09-28-2006 12:41 AM

Re: Ask Degen Anything About Living In Thailand
 
lol
when heard about the coup, my first reaction was
"no way Tony Jaa let's there be a coup"

nation 09-28-2006 12:42 AM

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.

xxThe_Lebowskixx 09-28-2006 12:43 AM

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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?

daryn 09-28-2006 12:45 AM

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3. (most important q) As you know, I'm not white,

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here you go: link

multious 09-28-2006 12:46 AM

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I have a few questions Degen.

1. How much do plane tickets costs to go there?
from where? Usually about 1600-2000 return.
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?
You have to get pretty lucky

3. (most important q) As you know, I'm not white, but I'm American. WILL I HAVE ANY PROBLEMS GETTING LIKE 5 GFS???
obv not
ps: PokerFink, Alex Levin, and I are going to Thailand for a while in 2008 after WSOP.
sounds like you have enough girlfriends already


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nation 09-28-2006 12:47 AM

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3. (most important q) As you know, I'm not white,

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here you go: link

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lol quite possibly the sweetest owning i've ever been a part of. nh daryn.

PokerFink 09-28-2006 12:47 AM

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hows the water? Is it like mexico were you have to drink bottled water the whole time?

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There's a lot of places in the world where you only drink bottled water. I was in Barcelona this summer and no one drinks the water there either.

Degen,

1) I know about the 80K tax exemption, but what about taxes to Thailand? Are there any? If not, you basically get 80K of free income per year?

2) Are there any B&M casinos or poker there?

Daryn,

Classic.

multious 09-28-2006 12:47 AM

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being not white is a mean case of variance

IlPug 09-28-2006 12:47 AM

Re: Ask Degen Anything About Living In Thailand
 
hey all,

for those of you not in the 'know' (probably everyone save maybe KKF) I'm half thai, born in chaing mai in northern thailand...not trying to take over degen's thread here *though im cut i wasnt invited [img]/images/graemlins/mad.gif[/img]* but i hope i can help with some of the cultural issues..

someone asked abt how similar countries like thailand, the philippines and vietnam are, and as i've lived in thailand and the phils for extended periods of time and visited vietnam, i feel qualified to comment. my father met my mother when he was a DEA special agent in chaing mai (part of the golden triangle of drug trade), and was later head of the DEA in the philippines and in charge of training their narcotics agents. my parents got divorced, and both remarried (my mom to a german man and my dad to a filipina). i currently live in Australia, but have lived in Manila, BKK, Chaing Mai and Phuket.

Anyway;

vietnam was/is by far the most impovrished of the three, and because of the socialist gov't, there were quite a few oddities like university professors taking jobs as tour guides for better pay, etc. that said, the country is beautiful and the people are gorgeous - very similar to the thais in attitude, but alittle more 'chinese', both in appearance and character.

the philippines is different altogether - its more 'european'(?) for lack of a better word. i mean its still an asian country, but for one thing, everyone - even the homeless on the street - speak english. its also a very roman-catholic country and is therefore quite conservative. not that this changes anything, cuz there are still bar girls aplenty, im just trying to emphasize that its not thailand.

anywhoo, on to thailand

everything that KKF and Degen have told you all so far is by and large true. i feel i should point out (my mother is of the thai upperclass - i mean she was a classmate of the princess at uni and many of her friends were/are ladies in waiting. she was also the only one in her family to marry a foreigner (or two), everyone else having married well-off thais) that thailand can still be very class-based. depending on where you go, you'll see several things like poorer people not looking richer thais in the eye, bowing their heads, or with maids - if they're in the same room the maids are sitting on the floor. now this is somewhat out of date but if you travel to somewhat-rural areas you'll still see this. i think this is what accounts for the 'politeness' of many thais - its been a part of the culture for many years to be subserviant to those who are superior (and with many of the poorer thais, thats what white people are, but this isnt as common with the upperclass who see themselves on equal footing as the whites).

also there is alot of stigma attached to bargirls, so if you plan on living there and mixing with any form of thai society outside of bars, expect some attitude. oh another thing - the isaan ladies can be verrry good looking, but are usually darkskinned (as are many of the bargirls). this is also looked down upon, they consider people with darkskin to be of the poorer classes, so fair skinned thais and mixbreeds are envied (lucky me) - you'll probably notice many of the actors/models in thailand are this sort of thai, either mixed or fairskinned ie some chinese ancestory.

in response to the guy that got busted with weed in northern thailand - not a good idea to carry weed around in northern thailand! if you want to smoke do it in BKK (and dont bring it in to the country for gosh sake) or in the south, where the police are more lax about this. i know that they still have random inspections of (for eg) trains in the north that are heading to BKK, so be wary. most of the stoners in thailand have migrated south. koh samui (i think, i honestly can't remember which island it was exactly) is a good example of this, people (farang and thai alike) will spark up a joint after dinner like you'd expect to see people sparking up cigis, seeing as there is no regular police stationed on the island. also amphetamines are used alot, security guards will often resort to this on late nights.


ok i think i've rambled enough, but if anyone has any questions, i'll be happy to help.


-pug

PS im gonna be in BKK for a few days in late november before heading to the states, then a few days in early feb on the way back to aus, if anyone's gonna be there.

xxThe_Lebowskixx 09-28-2006 12:47 AM

Re: Ask Degen Anything About Living In Thailand
 
"3. (most important q) As you know, I'm not white, but I'm American. WILL I HAVE ANY PROBLEMS GETTING LIKE 5 GFS???"

Youre black? Better dress white if you dont want to be asked if you know Puff Daddy or Kobe!

southerndog 09-28-2006 12:47 AM

Re: Ask Degen Anything About Living In Thailand
 
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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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Air Tix can be bought here : VERY Cheap Tickets

The tickets here are $700 round trip from a lot of places in US, and this is on the best air carrier, Cathay Air.

nation 09-28-2006 12:51 AM

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

Youre black? Better dress white if you dont want to be asked if you know Puff Daddy or Kobe!

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ha...no im indian actually.

09-28-2006 12:57 AM

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theBruiser500 09-28-2006 12:58 AM

Re: Ask Degen Anything About Living In Thailand
 
hey degen, I'm coming to thailand and i have a feeling i'll screw up with the girls even there, will you make sure i get laid?

there are a few things i'm interested in doing in thailand and was wondering if you knew how they worked. i would like to do muay thai, learn thai cooking, and learn thai massage. anything you know about this, like is it easy to get into "schools" for these easy? how many hours is it? are there a lot of places to do these htings or just a few? thanks. oh and also scuba diving of course. and how about rock climbing?

multious 09-28-2006 01:00 AM

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oh yeah my plane tickets included my flights to australia, mmy bad

09-28-2006 01:00 AM

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xxThe_Lebowskixx 09-28-2006 01:02 AM

Re: Ask Degen Anything About Living In Thailand
 
guys like Pug really have it easy.

luek kreung suay mak mak <3 <3

nation 09-28-2006 01:05 AM

Re: Ask Degen Anything About Living In Thailand
 
Thanks for the answer Degen. I actually do mean in 2008; PokerFink is moving to Vegas next year when he's done with school, and Alex will be coming after he graduates which is in 08; I can't wait though.

PokerFink 09-28-2006 01:08 AM

Re: Ask Degen Anything About Living In Thailand
 
I've never had thai food, but I love chinese food and I'm ok with japanese food. How similar are they? Thai food is very spicy, right? Keep in mind I mean American "chinese" food.

You said there isn't really American food in Thailand, but what about chinese/japanese food in Thailand? If so, is it similar to what's here, or more like real ethnic chinese food? If that makes sense.

I'm also guessing that you eat a lot of seafood?

09-28-2006 01:08 AM

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daryn 09-28-2006 01:10 AM

Re: Ask Degen Anything About Living In Thailand
 
yeah i'm very interested in doing intense muay thai. maybe coming to visit real quick nov-feb sometime.. then in 10 months or so maybe come for a while.

to be honest i'm more excited about the culture, food and possible muay thai than the women.

09-28-2006 01:14 AM

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multious 09-28-2006 01:15 AM

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yeah i'm very interested in doing intense muay thai. maybe coming to visit real quick nov-feb sometime.. then in 10 months or so maybe come for a while.

to be honest i'm more excited about the culture, food and possible muay thai than the women.

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seriously these are the best parts. Oh and the Natural Beauty.

southerndog 09-28-2006 01:16 AM

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Nation, to be honest, being Indian may be something of a strike against you, although I'm not sure. It should easily be countered by speaking english, and having money.

Bruiser, u should be able to do all of those things that you listed. I've met many farang's who have studied muay thai while here.

As far as the cooking and massage goes, you may think about just hiring a private instructor. I'm sure you could hire those for $20 a day, but i'm not sure about communicating with them.

One thing I would recommend for you, is that you learn a little thai. Get the Book and CD from Benjawan Poonsam Becker "Thai For Beginners." You can put the CD on your Ipod and learn a little but each day.

southerndog 09-28-2006 01:24 AM

Re: Ask Degen Anything About Living In Thailand
 
To be honest, I'm a little tired of the food. You're always eating chicken or pork, just prepared a little differently. I mean, Thai food is great, I'm just getting a little tired of it. Although this chef that I have working for me here in this neighborhood is amazing.

Degen's right, the seafood is great. Very fresh. If you like shrimp and calamari, this is the place. But I still miss my american fried clams and Maine lobster, something Degen prolly hasn't experienced much of.

Degen, where are the good places to study muay thai??? I'm wondering if BKK is better than Chiang Mai.

Daryn, the good part about meeting the women isn't just the fact that you can get laid any time u want.. Its meeting a woman from another culture who has a different view of what it means to be in a relationship. someone who is willing to give more of themselves to make you happy..

IlPug 09-28-2006 01:29 AM

Re: Ask Degen Anything About Living In Thailand
 
really agree with southerndog on learning the language, they'll love you for it! but as KKF said, some things will be hard to pronounce if you didnt grow up with the language. they're usually ok with it if you try though.

KKF - damn straight i do! but funnily enough i find white & black women more attractive, possibly because i spent so many of the younger years of my life surrounded by asian women.. go figure

Degen - i forgive you, but just this once:P

-pug


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