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About kurtmartens

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  • Birthday 10/31/1972

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  1. Songkron 2018!

    Well played sir, well played. LOL
  2. Songkron 2018!

    Can't wait to start reading the postings from our fellow curmudgeon expats moaning about Songkron and how they got squirted and/or cannot leave the house for days for fear of the locals and the water guys. :-P
  3. Stopped at Don Muang

    It shouldn't be. But ... in the meantime gives 50% of the folks on TV something to moan about. Maybe its a IO conspiracy to annoy TV folks.
  4. 50mph adequate on busy urban road. Yes. 50mph/80kph is what the posted speed was. If the driver was doing 100 and not 80 then he happily broke the law and really doesn't have much to moan about when he is pulled over by the Highway Patrol or local BiB. Breaking the law, no matter what we think of it, is still breaking the law.
  5. And that is the sad part.
  6. The best part of that is if every person I have met who claimed to be special forces was actually special forces ... there wasn't anyone else serving in the military. I served. I wasn't special forces. Not sure why folks need to claim to be something they aren't.
  7. When Farangs Go Native

    Who knows. Can't speak for others when they first came as tourists. I never did. But, I'm me.
  8. When Farangs Go Native

    So very very true. I even had to stop my mom when she was visiting from waiing the cashier at Big C.
  9. You've made your own reality. Sadly, its a bitter Thaivisa one.
  10. Wow! You really have a sad view on life IMO. Just another example of a bitter Thaivisa expat. :-)
  11. I'm 45, my wife is 26. Happily married 7 years. 2 great kids. Why are folks so negative on Thaivisa about Western/Thai marriages??!
  12. Why is that madness? That is how most countries work. Just because you have a valid visa to enter a country doesn't guarantee you entry,; most countries allow the Immigration/Customs officer to make the final determination at the time of entry.
  13. UAE man arrested for allegedly raping American woman

    I was just about to type the same thing. From living in the UAE myself, I actually saw this happen to a friend's sister-in-law. She was raped by 2 Emiraties and she was the one charged adultery and had to leave her job and life in the UAE and return to the UK. The two Emiraties had no criminal or civil case brought against them. Sadly it proved to alot of us living in the UAE that we are really 2nd or 3rd class citizens there - at least in Thailand expats have basic rights.
  14. We too had one this year. Nice couple ... in the end they couldn't pay for the last 2 days out of their 10 days with us. We just ate the bill and called it goodwill karma for us.