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About ipeterrobinson17

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  1. Thai courts

    Thanks for reply but you misunderstand my question, also it's just a question and not a statement of fact. It was prompted by a Thai person I know who is likely to take out a large loan that they can't re-pay and so I wondered what will happen when the S hits the F and they default on the loan. This can't be uncommon in Thailand where so many families are poor and health costs can be relatively high. Sent from my HUAWEI P8max using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  2. Thai courts

    Does anyone have any knowledge/experience of Thai courts, in particular relating to attitudes to personal debt. I think western courts show much sympathy these days for individuals who borrow too much especially if they think banks have been irresponsible by lending too much, so I wondered if Thai courts would have a similar attitude (for a Thai person, not Farang!). All I have read and heard before about Thailand suggests they are very tough on crime, but is that just for the serious stuff? Sent from my HUAWEI P8max using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  3. Farang Attitudes and Results

    As modern as it seems in places, Thailand is still quite a different country from the west and this will continue for a few decades yet. I think "first world" countries are better in so many ways, but I don't think that Thailand can be blamed for that, and it still has many good reasons to spend time there. There are plenty of differences, and they can be frustrating/annoying, but there's not much value in getting worked up about it, just deal with it all as you see fit. Farangs were lucky to be born/live wherever it was, and Thais were not as lucky. Sent from my HUAWEI P8max using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  4. Farang Attitudes and Results

    I'm not sure which part of recent history (not that long ago) you are referring to, so I'm not really sure I get your point but you do seem to state 'we' are much better/stronger than the Thais because they do such foolish things. In case you didn't know we have plenty of lotteries in the west, and a significant proportion believe in a god. Undoubtedly, the Thais are not as far down the 'civilisation' road as we are, but that's not because we are any better/smarter/stronger etc. They are trying to catch up quickly, and inevitably it's happening quite differently to the way it did for us in the west. If you are trying to tell me that you think you would be the same person, with the same values/morals etc, no matter where and when you were born, then I have great difficulty believing that is true. When you see so much that is wrong in Thailand it makes me wonder why you have any interest there. Are the only reasons because weather is good, living is cheap and you can get a pretty partner? Sent from my HUAWEI P8max using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  5. Farang Attitudes and Results

    Indifferent?! I like what you did there but I would have said 'Thais seem typically indifferent' as you are judging their behaviour based on your own way of thinking. There are some still significant differences between Thailand (Asia) and 'the West' that make these comparisons problematic. At the end of the day, I think most farang here are trying to better understand Thai's/Thailand so they can make their life better here, which is to me a sign of respect for the 'Kingdom'. From outside looking in, it may seem like a lot of criticism about Thailand but those people looking also need to appreciate how farangs behave if they want to correctly interpret the behaviour here. I like living in a 'Western democracy' but it has it's problems and I find certain aspects of Asian countries more appealing. I also wonder how attached I would be to my Western values if I was having to worry about where my next meal was coming from. Sent from my HUAWEI P8max using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  6. Farang Attitudes and Results

    I am a newbie but I don't think I got shot down in flames (but only asked 2 questions so far!). Response has been very helpful. I would also say that my initial impression of farang living there is that there is great respect for the 'Kingdom' - I've lost count of how many different people I've listened to who have all said dont criticise the royal family or Buddha, don't break any laws, don't get involved in arguing/fighting with Thais, etc etc I think the 'negative thoughts' you can read here are nothing compared to what you would see in a 'western' forum so I think that even here, people are a little more careful about what they say. Also, if these 'negative' people continue to live in Thailand then their problems can't really be so bad, otherwise they would move on. The only thing that I got from this post was that people are different! Sent from my HUAWEI P8max using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  7. Thanks for all helpful replies, I think my natural laziness kicked in and I was hoping I wouldn't need to do too much! I am funding visit but I think main weakness is lack of verifiable evidence for 'reasons to return to Thailand' so I already warned gf that we might well get refused at least once. Sent from my HUAWEI P8max using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  8. i have read the 'supporting documents guide' at www.gov.uk, and it prompted a number of questions as i think about what i need to get ready. 1) bank statements - i have not received monthly paper bank statements for a long time so will they accept a good printed copy from online banking or am i going to have to order copies from the bank? 2) earnings - i am self-employed / business owner so need to provide 'business registration documents' - again, is a good printed copy sufficient or am i going to have to try to get something posted out to me which looks more official say from Companies House? I've got the same issue regarding rental income as my monthly payment receipts from the management company are sent to me by email. 3) evidence of relationship - apart from visits, most of our relationship is conducted using LINE, some chatting but mostly daily video sessions. i am going to make a summary of all the video chats we have had but what is the best way to provide them with this information ? thanks in anticipation