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About stravers

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  1. I overstayed 1 year and got a 10 year ban when caught. I had already made up my mind even before my deportation that after 15 years full time in Thai, I wanted a change. Now I'm in Philippines and love it. I feel very welcome. Can still go to Laos for my fill of authentic Thai and Issan foods. I can speak Thai there if I wish. Laos is also very welcoming but the visa on arrival is not free. I don't miss Thai.
  2. Always tip the captain. $$$ I once fell overboard and yelled for a life saver. The captain yelled back "Which flavor?" [I'll get me coat]
  3. In my opinion, western men lose the plot in Asia because they haven't had this much young female attention ever. Sadly not as easy to meet a young female in the west around age 40, in my opinion. Nothing will change in the west which makes Asia all too attractive.
  4. Friend misunderstood when she said she wanted to meet the seamen.
  5. (Policeman's diary on the case) ---> "Dear diary: Jackpot!"
  6. Brilliant post! I am age 45 and have already had 15 glorious years in Thailand. Next stop Philippines for I hope the next 35+ years.
  7. On my arrival in Pattaya, an expat warned me that Thais always win, farangs always lose. I went to a laundromat that offered a monthly special of 80 pieces for 500 baht, all written in English language with the shop's phone number. At the bottom of the ad, in Thai language only: the offer must be used within 3 weeks of the start date or customer forfeits the balance. The English speaking Thai owner said nothing about this when I paid. All to say, I was told I would have to pay again at the end of 3 weeks. I protested that I cannot read Thai and the English speaking owner could have warned me. I used software on my phone to call the owner 50 times a day on auto repeat. There is no charge for the calls on VOIP. The next time she saw me, she gave me the extension to use up my credit. Fight fire with fire.
  8. stravers

    woman's body washed up at Jomtien this morning

    I saw a drowned woman's body on the beach in front of the Dusit hotel fitting your description. The locals said she was homeless and lived on the beach. There was a small crowd of people that looked homeless forming around her and most seemed to know her. She was fully clothed and her hair was still wet. She looked very peaceful. The ambulance came and took her body away. This was at 7am and the body was laying right by the steps from the hotel to the beach. Fortunately, at that early hour, few tourists were around. From then on, it was impossible for me to go to that end of the beach and not think about her.
  9. Is it only me or would you like to see a pack of Thais take on a midget black belt and get their asses whipped by 1 person? 555
  10. Maybe in a new line of work?
  11. Who here thinks Cook cuts a deal and is back in Pattaya sooner than later?
  12. In my opinion: 1) She was resisting arrest. The police are only doing their jobs. They should have handcuffed her and tacked on more charges. Who does she think she is? Spoiled brat. 2) These laws show how dangerous Thailand really is. Behind the smile is the danger. It's when you can't see past the smile that you are most prone.