irishken

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  1. I think Trump has been watching too much House of cards. You know at the end of season 3 when Frank Underwood is in big trouble in the polls, he launches missile attacks on targets with very limited evidence and say's "give the American people what them want/like. WAR
  2. Been April fools you could imagine this as a joke and I'm surprised some took so long to notice that but with this been Thailand anything could be true
  3. This wouldn't happen to be the one that was filmed by Jay and his Wife that used to live in Thailand. They have a Youtube channel called 8miles from home. Sorry if i'm wrong but it looks very similar to one of their Vlogs they done a year or so back.
  4. I'm seen visions of a sweaty police chief standing beside a long tail boat with a damaged propeller, while been surrounded by some dodgy looking "Thai mafia" to make sure what he says goes to plan. right now the script is been written for this one. RIP
  5. Great news. Thanks for the info. Make travelling with kids far easier instead of having to fly to BKK and then onto Patts. Personally i'd also love if they brought back the Phuket route also.
  6. How the hell does this sort of stuff keep happening and no does any jail time for it. 40000 baht and they walk. I know violence doesn't solve everything but if this was my kids I'd kick the <deleted> out of the teachers. My my wife must be one of the few Thai women who says they'd never let her kids live in Thailand due to this sort of stuff.
  7. Yesterday the Bangkok post reported that the search lasted 3 hours. I had the police search my house when I was a naughty young buck during the nineties for a bit of weed and that lasted longer than 3 hours and their wasn't 4000 soldiers taken part, haven't they heard of shift work or is OT frowned upon. Perhaps they were all tired from eating the bbq fat on stick and somtam outside the temple.
  8. Haven't been in a few years but what happened to walking outside to the Taxi stand and getting one from there. 4 people in a taxi i'd say will cost max 800 Baht.
  9. 50 years too late for the Cuban people
  10. I agree that keeping your cool in Thailand is important but like i said we are only seeing the aftermath of the accident and his kids were involved. I've learned to keep my cool a lot in Thailand but if it came to my kids i can see it possibly been different,hence one of the reasons why i and my Wife don't want our kids to live there. This video could have easily been edited.
  11. What you's are seeing is the aftermath of an accident so you's don't know what led up to it. I would be really annoyed as well if i was involved in an accident with a dangerous driver and my kids were in the car. Keeping your cool shouldn't come into to it just because he is a Farang and maybe IF the driver was in the wrong for driving dangerous, he won't do it again. Cut the guy some slack here, he must have been pretty shaken up after it. Disclaimer: If it was just a scratch on the car and a nothing accident invloed with a hung over Farang, i take everything i said back.
  12. I remember having to sit through 2 of his movies(in Thai) on the VIP express from hell from Phuket to Bangkok many years ago. It made the discomfort from the dodgy sleeping tablets i had taken even worse.Worst 13 hours of my life i think.
  13. And the award for worst TV comment ever goes to.... Pattayalover
  14. Reading posts like this really makes you think twice about making the move to Thailand. The longest i've stayed there is 6 months and by the end i really couldn't wait to get back to my country and get back to work. I usually just go for 3-4 week visits now every year and that really is enough for me. Yet i do want to retire there. I just have other priorities at the moment. The things the OP says about affordable wine,cheese,cheap fresh food,cheap car and school education really shouldn't be taken for granted. One of my favourite wines at the moment is 6 euro's from Lidl(merlot) and i can't imagine getting something for 240 baht in Thailand that comes even close to it. My wife has lived here for 6 years now and has no desire to return to Thailand in the near future and she also looks forward to returning from holidays in which we always have a good time. She says it unsafe for our kids,dangerous crossing the road,poor education,hard to get things done,corruption ext ext.
  15. My plan with the Wife is possibly to retire in Thailand, which is still a long way down the road using state? and private pensions which we will have. I've told my wife i will not sell our home and it will not be passed onto the kids until we have passed away. They can live in it for free but if i retire to Thailand ill never leave myself without a fall back in Ireland and that is not up for negotiation with her. I've witnessed enough sorry stories from been a regular traveller to LOS for over 10 years to see that it could easily happen to me.