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  1. Reading this forum fences in just some of the violent stories occurring right here in Thailand (heaps more go unreported). I speak with hundreds of Philippine based expats (many are former Thai based expats). They surely can't all be lying about their newfound happiness?
  2. I was deported 2 months ago and I do not miss Thailand. Great to be with my parents, likely for the last time. My plan is to move full time to Philippines. The expats I speak with are very happy. With 7,400 islands, English everywhere, an extendable visa for little money, it's the place to be. I'm 100% sure many Thai based expats feel stuck. They cannot leave nor feel better about where they are. I should have left in 2014. From then on, I began feeling too uncomfortable in Thailand. *I do miss my close friends but social media and Skype enables us to talk as clear as if we are in the same room.
  3. Money was not the problem. I didn't like all the hoops for the scam/loophole education visa so I decided to overstay. I've been in Thai for 15 years but had enough of all the friction and decided to accept my overstay and ban. Now I'm headed to another country where the people are very welcoming and aren't always doing stupid things. There are other options and I felt stuck in Thai. I was becoming a moaner. I also speak fluent Thai but do not like speaking or hearing the language anymore. Off to Philippines. Everything is so easy there.
  4. I spent 3 nights in police station jail because I was arrested on Friday and 1 night in IDC in Bangkok and then 1 night locked in a paddy wagon outside the airport for 9 hours with no toilet. An adult girl and I both had to pee in separate bottles. Glad it was only pee!! We were locked in the wagon outside with a 14 year old Vietnamese girl.
  5. I have a 10 year ban for overstay of 444 days and being caught. My stamp is all red and looks different. However, if Thailand doesn't want to help me spend my money, I know other nearby countries that are very keen. The girls are very pretty there too....
  6. American man found hanged in Pattaya

    Yes. I sent the company an email with no reply.
  7. American man found hanged in Pattaya

    I knew this Tony Klang from the expats club. We discussed cruises in great detail and he was an avid traveler some years ago. Business wasn't what it used to be and he was just dwindling away without doing anything to improve his situation. I have been there too where I had already had big success in the business world and when it crashed, I became impoverished while doing nothing to change my fate. When I was penniless, a kind Thai took me in and we lived together 1 year and 3 months. It was rough at times but my new business took off. I had the choice to stay in Asia or return to my homeland for the summer. Some people DO NOT have choices, food, hope, and have debts. Sorry to see the end of Tony Klang but some people do not have the luck that I did.
  8. Farewell Pattaya

    I can be happy anywhere as long as there's regular girls that are interested in meeting me. Not bar girls. I've been to CM a few times and the student body did not seem to look in my direction. I felt maybe it's a faux pas to go with farangs up there?
  9. While the price would be higher than a curbside laundry, any large hotel would surely provide such a service.
  10. Remembering Darryl Read

    19 September 1951 – 23 June 2013 As the 4th anniversary of rocker Darryl's death in Pattaya nears and that there's sadly very little mention of him online since, I wish to post / create this memorial to my friend Darryl. If you have anything you would like to add, please feel free to do so. There is plenty of information on Darryl's pre Pattaya success that you could find in a simple Google search (such as recording an album with one of The Doors). At the very least, perhaps people would like to post photos and/or memories of Darryl here. Thank you. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darryl_Read
  11. Harbor Mall. Now that it's open...

    The real estate and commercial developers such as Harbor know something regarding the future of Pattaya. Many people know what's coming down the pipe but it's not being openly discussed. There is no threat of Harbor closing. There's very good reason why Terminal 21 is on the way too. Stay tuned.
  12. And it's goodbye from Mobi…

    I'm sure people will look back on 2017 and remark "now those were the best of times!"
  13. Noisy motorbikes on darkside

    It's all for attention. If you were a little Asian boy, you do what you can to stand out.
  14. Thai man with total freedom: "How is your wife and my kids?"
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