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  1. This is either a very clever troll post, or a remarkably honest young man. I'm assuming the latter - so here goes. I've said this many times before on here - there are so many available girls in Thailand who are looking for a relationship (reading that as 'hoping someone will look after them and their extended family' - so you should aim for perfection. If comparing to Western Girls, you can't aim so high, unless you have the looks and wealth of Brad Pitt, as highly attractive Western Girls who are also smart, balanced, kind, not in possession of a huge backside and good in the sack are so rare they do not appear on the open market. But in Thailand the 'currency' of beauty has been devalued due to over supply, so you can have a choice of good looking girls who are neither overweight, crazy or have a high mileage. So with that as the dating environment, ask yourself, do you feel lucky? Like 'the luckiest man alive to be with her. Do you wake up next to her in awe of her beauty, are you constantly surprised by her little acts of kindness, her wit, her creative attempts to make you happy? I'd say a formal education is irrelevant - but is she smart? A fast learner, willing to experience new ideas. And can you communicate? In your language, hers or a combo? If not .... then move on. Now to your case - she is older than you, has a some Km on the clock, and you have some doubts or you'd not be posting here. But if she has that inner and outer beauty, cares for you, and there's real fire between you .... then go for it.
  2. So here's the second stage of the scam. This was a Yamaha - it was seriously underpriced. I did a Google Image search and found that it was from a genuine sale on Bahtsold in Phuket from April. So the idea is to get the buyer to send the money in advance, thinking they are getting a great deal. I reported the ads (there's two) to Craigslist and they've been suspended - but a search on the email address found the same scam for cars in Cyprus and more bikes in Thailand. Also reported the gmail address to Google - but I guess it's easy for the scammer to set up another account. But if we report all the suspicious ads we happen to see, we can at least reduce the impact of the scum. HE DELIVERY IS CONFIRMED FOR THE TOMOROW EVENING AT 17PM TO THE ADDRESS OF THE APPOINTMENT. (Note - no place for appointment was agreed yet) BUT YOU MUST KNOW THAT HE DOES NOT WISH TO RECEIVE THE MONEY IN CASH BECAUSE IT IS NOT SAFE FOR HIM. THIS IS WHY I SUGGEST YOU THIS : BEFORE THE ARRIVAL OF MY COLLEAGUE, YOU WOULD PREPARE A CHEQUE OF 25 000 THB , IT IS MEAN THAT YOU WILL GO TO A BANK (this was not the price in the ad - so seems to be a standard text) OR MONEYGRAM TO MAKE A MONEYGRAM OF 25 000 THB AND AFTER THAT YOU WILL KEEP JEALOUSLY THE RECEIPT THAT THE BANK WILL GIVE TO YOU . ONCE YOU HAVE THE RECEIPT, THERE WILL BE A SECRET INFORMATION WHICH IS THE MONEY TRANSFER CONTROL NUMBER (REFERENCE NUMBER ). THIS IS YOUR SAFETY AND WARRANTY AND THAT IS TO BE CONSIDERED AS THE LIQUIDITY OF THE MONEY. (this is nonsense) YOU MUST UNDERSTAND THAT UNTIL YOU HAVE THE INFORMATION (REFERENCE NUMBER ),NOBODY CAN TOUCH YOUR MONEY. EXCEPT YOU COMMUNICATE IT TO THE BENEFICIARY, SO WITHOUT GIVING IT TO ME BEFORE I CAN NOT RECEIVE THE MONEY. YOU WILL GIVE THE INFORMATION (REFERENCE NUMBER ) ONLY WHEN THE BIKE WILL BE AT YOUR DOOR TOMOROW EVENING. THEN IF EVERYTHING IS OK , YOU WILL CONTACT ME IN ORDER TO GIVE ME HE INFORMATION (REFERENCE NUMBER ) SO THAT I CAN WITHDRAW THE MONEY. YOU KEEP YOUR RECEIPT WITH THE SECRET INFORMATION (REFERENCE NUMBER ) WITH YOU AND WHEN MY COLLEAGUE WILL COME WITH THE BIKE TOMORROW EVENING AT 17PM ,WHEN HE ARRIVED,YOU WILL MAKE THE TEST-DRIVE OF THE BIKE DURING 1 HOUR AND TAKE A TIME TO CONTROL ALL ITS DOCUMENTS. BUT IF THE BIKE IS NOT SUCH AS YOU WANT,YOU CAN RETURN TO THE BANK AND WITHDRAW YOUR MONEY WITHOUT FEAR BECAUSE YOU ALONE KEPT ALL THE INFORMATIONS (REFERENCE NUMBER) ABOUT YOUR MONEY. IF YOU AGREE WITH THIS CONDITION LET ME KNOW AND I WILL GIVE YOU MY ADDRESS IN ORDER TO PREPARE YOUR RECEIPT AT THE BANK TOMOROW MORNING, THIS WILL BE FOR ME THE CONFIRMATION THAT YOU HAVE REALLY THE FUNDS (MONEY) AND YOU ARE ALSO A SERIOUS BUYER. NB : YOU ARE FREE TO REFUSE TO PURCHASE IF AT THE DELIVERY OF THE BIKE YOU DISCOVER ANY FAILURE. YOU CAN MAKE SURE THE BIKE IS CONTROLED BY YOUR MECHANIC BEFORE BUYING, ALL THIS FOR YOUR SATISFATCION SEE THE WHEBSITE http://www.cimbthai.com/en/personal/products/money-transfer/money-gram.html (no name on the mail, no contact details)
  3. I'm sure they will. Although once in Spain they may travel to any EU country in the future. I noticed a change in the tone of news reporting on this issue - now only the starry-eyed 'spokespersons' for the 'Human rights/trafficking' groups are bleating on about the duty of Western nations to overlook entry visas, work permits and passports to allow mass entry of commercially shipped illegal aliens. They have paid criminals to try and enter a country illegally, they are not fleeing persecution at home, provide humanitarian aid (food, water, medicine, fuel) and use the Navy to escort the ships back to where they came from. That will stop the people trafficking, prevent negative sentiments and may even allow the politicians to keep their jobs.
  4. By most general happiness measures; miserable weather 99% of the time, faltering economy, weak, ineffective government, poor health care service, oppressive laws, political correctness, high living costs in the capital city, yob culture, high crime rate, traffic cameras everywhere, stagnant housing market, homelessness, religious extremism and division, new Top Gear ..... I could go on.
  5. I can't decide if that's really deep and profound, or meaningless.
  6. So if I made a negative assumptions about all Chinese people, or all Indian people based on no more than their origin, that would be OK? I have a very specific understanding of racism, and making an automatic, negative assumption that a man's wife has a criminal boyfriend, based on nothing more than the fact that she's Thai, fits that definition perfectly. Do posters who trot out these well worn cliches consider that quite a few of their fellow forum members may have a Thai wife? It's insulting, xenophobic and 'doo tuuc', and in my opinion racist.
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    helmet with built in camera

    How about sunglasses with built in camera worn inside your helmet. There's some low cost ones available. This would avoid any alterations to your helmet.
  8. Kinnock

    car rental in BKK

    I recommend you take the full (no excess) insurance from one of the major rental companies. That way if there's any damage, it's all their responsibility to sort it, and you can just walk away after dropping off the remains. I've used Avis - no problems but not the cheapest, and they take an age to return the deposit. Small saloon car much cheaper than a pick-up, and rental trucks can have a hard life.
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    Thai lies!

    But your list of examples suggests I was right on the money (Big C)? You wouldn't be lying to save face would you? Perhaps you need to learn Thai?
  10. Kinnock

    Thai lies!

    Let me guess ..... you asked a Thai shop assistant for something in a foreign language, and out of politeness and embarrassment she said "don't have" and you felt all hurt and lied to?
  11. Really? Based on what? Oh, I forgot, every Thai wife has a secret husband, silly me, should pay more attention to the Thai Visa cliches. There's a word for people who make negative assumptions about a person based on race.
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    Thai lies!

    I wonder what circles some people move in? The vast majority of Thai people I work with and meet are very honest. Could you imagine the chaos in any European country or US State if there was no real rule of law and an ineffective police force? I think the natural tendency of most Thai's (well those not wearing a uniform anyway) is towards honesty.
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    Was your motorcycle ever stolen in Thailand?

    Sir ... I beg to differ. The SuperCub was always a proper motorcycle, the Cub was just an engine that could be attached to any bicycle. Some people abbreviate the SuperCub to just Cub, but that is Honda Heresy and should result in having your leg-shields ceremoniously torn off.
  14. I think the idea of using a Bronze Age book to tell people in the 21st Century how to dress and what to eat is very odd - and this applies to any religion. It would be like people in two thousand years using the Harry Potter Books to dictate how you dress, what you eat and who to hate. And personally I think Neville Longbottom is the true hero of the Harry potter Books, and anyone who thinks Harry is the real hero needs to be stoned. And while we're at it, that Hermione Granger needs to be written out of the books.
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    Was your motorcycle ever stolen in Thailand?

    Nooo .... the Honda Cub was a bicycle with an engine, the Supercub (and the Wave variants) is a proper little motorbike. Real swing-arm without an engine sitting on it, chain drive, gears, foot brake, and enough grunt from the whopping 110cc (or 125cc from the 'hyperbike' version of the Wave) to pull away smoothly in 4th. And they have a steering lock and a cunning cover over the ignition to foil thieves (a bit).
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