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On 8/25/2018 at 11:32 AM, Rhys said:

.....he made his choice, and lives with the reality of it all.  MOVE on ..

It sounded to me like he was trying to persuade himself he made the right decision than persuade us.  It is called self justification.

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11 hours ago, DrTuner said:

A Ranger? Man, you deserve more, at least a Lexus. A million per inch is the minimum.

I wouldn't know what to do with a 10 million baht car

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On 9/6/2018 at 12:27 PM, pgrahmm said:

It's a bait the hook, stir the pot, set the trap topic....

 

And it's worked - in both directions....

I think you mean.  "Who's that walking on my bridge?  Trit trot trit trot on my bridge?"  It was all a "troll" post?     I don't think do!

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1 hour ago, The Deerhunter said:

It sounded to me like he was trying to persuade himself he made the right decision than persuade us.  It is called self justification.

 

What right decision?

 

The thread title is Thailand not for me.

 

I am not staying in Canada forever. 

 

It seems to me like you don't understand basic English.

 

Are you a TEFLer by any chance?

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1 hour ago, The Deerhunter said:

I wouldn't know what to do with a 10 million baht car

 

Give it to me.

 

I only rate a micro car. :whistling:

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2 minutes ago, theguyfromanotherforum said:

 

What right decision?

 

It seems to me like you don't understand basic English.

 

Are you a TEFLer?

????? Oh, don't bother!

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2 minutes ago, The Deerhunter said:

????? Oh, don't bother!

 

No, please do explain what am I justifying?

 

My opinion? It's just my opinion and you guys make it all personal.

 

Insecurities galore.

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53 minutes ago, theguyfromanotherforum said:

 

No, please do explain what am I justifying?

 

My opinion? It's just my opinion and you guys make it all personal.

 

Insecurities galore.

Do you even understand your own post?  Title = "Thailand , not for me". You even state you planned on staying for 10 years but only made it to 5. Implying you did not like Thailand and could not stand living here anymore. Even stated you liked Canada better. Then after a few pages changed up and said you will be back in a few months. Seems like when you get a tenant for your condo in Toronto then you will have income to return and live in Thailand. Could not stay in Toronto because if you live in the condo you don't have income?

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14 minutes ago, Tony125 said:

Do you even understand your own post?  Title = "Thailand , not for me". You even state you planned on staying for 10 years but only made it to 5. Implying you did not like Thailand and could not stand living here anymore. Even stated you liked Canada better. Then after a few pages changed up and said you will be back in a few months. Seems like when you get a tenant for your condo in Toronto then you will have income to return and live in Thailand. Could not stay in Toronto because if you live in the condo you don't have income?

 

Oh, look. The Deerhunter's mom showed up to answer for him.

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4 hours ago, bwpage3 said:

I think it is fair to say every single foreigner in Thailand had a life in their own country before moving to Thailand.

 

So unless a person is a total slag, they did in fact have a great life outside of Thailand. (They had to move from somewhere!)

 

It's a giving fact quality of life, no matter where you live, can come down to how much money you have.

 

If you have the money to live in the west to a high standard, there is nothing in Thailand that can touch that.

 

Thailand will never meet the standards across the board of the US for example.

 

Case in point there are more Thai's living in the USA than there are foreigners living in Thailand. (as of 2015 300,000+ legally; much more overstayed)

 

(40,000 Americans live in Thailand)

 

Now why exactly do you think the reason for that is? Why would Thai people want to leave their own country and live in the USA?

 

In 2015 the Median Annual Income for foreign born Thai's was $52,000 per year ($52,000 / 12 months = $4,333.00 X 31 baht to the dollar = 134, 323 thai baht per month)

 

People usually move to Thailand for 2 reasons. Cheap, easy women and the cost of living.

 

There are 45 pages posted on living in Thailand on 45,000 baht and how great it is.

 

For those people, you have to question how their lives were in the west before they moved to Thailand?

 

Are they uneducated and spent their whole lives as a laborer or at McDonald's? Have no pension? Pitiful social security allotment?

 

How many people are married and living in their wives property in Thailand? Just getting by?

 

If you worked your entire life and did not save, have a viable pension etc., Thailand, like many other third world countries are a place to survive your final years in.

 

You can still live, eat, enjoy life at a scale your income allows.

 

With all the bashing going on, it is easy to see some people just fight to prove to themselves, Thailand is ok.

 

It could be ok if that is your best financial option.

 

But after 10 years in Thailand and now being in Florida, there is simply no comparison.

 

Quality of life here is 10 times better because I can afford this Florida lifestyle. 

 

If I could not afford it would be a different story, but I can afford it easily.

 

This is my country, with my people, my language, my customs, my food etc.

 

That for ME is a much better quality of life.

 

For my Thai wife? Well guess what? There are tons of Thai people in Florida. Thai food stores, abundance of Thai restaurants, Thai Temple, even have Nom Doc Mai Thai mangoes growing in the backyard with papaya, Thai chilies and other things.

 

In the end it all comes down to what you can afford.

 

Doesn't make it better or worse

 

 

You  said  "Case in point there are more Thai's living in the USA than there are foreigners living in Thailand."  That is incorrect, there are more Thai living in US than Americans living in Thailand but not foreigners living in Thailand plus your using old figures. At one time there were 350,000 Thai in US now a little over 300,000 why? They come to the US to open a business go to schools/universities and then go home. There were 40,000 Americans retired in 2010 census  probably 75,000 now plus there are almost 1.8 million expats from the EU, GB, AUS, Russia ,ect in Bangkok with others in other areas of Thailand.

I could have moved to Floridaa but didn't want to be escaping from hurricanes every year and living basically in old folks retirement areas. I'm not like many elderly seniors am very active enjoy warm weather and no longer wanted to live in NewEngland, too cold/snow Finances had no bearing and neither did health insurance. You talk about its your country, your food, your culture , language ect, seems like you didn't want to adapt to Thailand, your choice..

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5 hours ago, bwpage3 said:

I think it is fair to say every single foreigner in Thailand had a life in their own country before moving to Thailand.

 

So unless a person is a total slag, they did in fact have a great life outside of Thailand. (They had to move from somewhere!)

 

It's a giving fact quality of life, no matter where you live, can come down to how much money you have.

 

If you have the money to live in the west to a high standard, there is nothing in Thailand that can touch that.

 

Thailand will never meet the standards across the board of the US for example.

 

Case in point there are more Thai's living in the USA than there are foreigners living in Thailand. (as of 2015 300,000+ legally; much more overstayed)

 

(40,000 Americans live in Thailand)

 

Now why exactly do you think the reason for that is? Why would Thai people want to leave their own country and live in the USA?

 

In 2015 the Median Annual Income for foreign born Thai's was $52,000 per year ($52,000 / 12 months = $4,333.00 X 31 baht to the dollar = 134, 323 thai baht per month)

 

People usually move to Thailand for 2 reasons. Cheap, easy women and the cost of living.

 

There are 45 pages posted on living in Thailand on 45,000 baht and how great it is.

 

For those people, you have to question how their lives were in the west before they moved to Thailand?

 

Are they uneducated and spent their whole lives as a laborer or at McDonald's? Have no pension? Pitiful social security allotment?

 

How many people are married and living in their wives property in Thailand? Just getting by?

 

If you worked your entire life and did not save, have a viable pension etc., Thailand, like many other third world countries are a place to survive your final years in.

 

You can still live, eat, enjoy life at a scale your income allows.

 

With all the bashing going on, it is easy to see some people just fight to prove to themselves, Thailand is ok.

 

It could be ok if that is your best financial option.

 

But after 10 years in Thailand and now being in Florida, there is simply no comparison.

 

Quality of life here is 10 times better because I can afford this Florida lifestyle. 

 

If I could not afford it would be a different story, but I can afford it easily.

 

This is my country, with my people, my language, my customs, my food etc.

 

That for ME is a much better quality of life.

 

For my Thai wife? Well guess what? There are tons of Thai people in Florida. Thai food stores, abundance of Thai restaurants, Thai Temple, even have Nom Doc Mai Thai mangoes growing in the backyard with papaya, Thai chilies and other things.

 

In the end it all comes down to what you can afford.

 

Doesn't make it better or worse

 

 

I was onboard before you brought up Florida. Born and raised in Boca in the 60's and it was paradise. Today it is a massively overpopulated sandspit sinking in it's own weight. Expensive with horrendous traffic, immigration issues, crime although there are cops on every corner. I do agree if you are well funded there are a multitude of places better than LOS, Florida and LOS is a toss-up.

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57 minutes ago, Tony125 said:

You  said  "Case in point there are more Thai's living in the USA than there are foreigners living in Thailand."  That is incorrect, there are more Thai living in US than Americans living in Thailand but not foreigners living in Thailand plus your using old figures. At one time there were 350,000 Thai in US now a little over 300,000 why? They come to the US to open a business go to schools/universities and then go home. There were 40,000 Americans retired in 2010 census  probably 75,000 now plus there are almost 1.8 million expats from the EU, GB, AUS, Russia ,ect in Bangkok with others in other areas of Thailand.

I could have moved to Floridaa but didn't want to be escaping from hurricanes every year and living basically in old folks retirement areas. I'm not like many elderly seniors am very active enjoy warm weather and no longer wanted to live in NewEngland, too cold/snow Finances had no bearing and neither did health insurance. You talk about its your country, your food, your culture , language ect, seems like you didn't want to adapt to Thailand, your choice..

If you add in all expats in the USA it blows your theory out of the water.

 

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9 hours ago, theguyfromanotherforum said:

 

No, please do explain what am I justifying?

 

My opinion? It's just my opinion and you guys make it all personal.

 

Insecurities galore.

Strange that it sounded so personal, then.  A very, very personal opinion. I think many of us were wondering why you shared some of the details you did. Certainly there was some stuff in there, that it would have read better, without!  Answering your question:  A number of posters obviously think you made it sound like a justification story to cover another reason for leaving.  Me too, but I have made no personal guesses to make to what any real reason might be.  Now you know, if you had not been reading them all..... Done my bit on this thread.  Over and out!  ....    (I did say "Never mind!")

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21 hours ago, marcusarelus said:

I know 2 Thai couples who retired to America and 3000 men and one couple from America who have retired to Thailand. 

 

Do you have any statistical information better than that on numbers of Thais who have retired to America? 

 

I think it is fair to say the vast number of Americans who have retired to Thailand are male and a very few Thais have retired to America and those had family connections in America. 

Sorry I don't think you know 3000 of anyone. If you do, start naming them so we can believe you.

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