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12/21/12 10:48 PM
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warez - My friend stopped doing visa runs because obviously it's not that big of a deal. My friend that overstayed 6 years was pulled aside when leaving the country in the immigration line, and sat in a room with two young immigration officers who proceeded to flirt and hit on him, before he paid his 20K Baht and left.

He's now living in Chiang Mai taking care of his cats, currently overstaying by 5 years since his last visit to the states.

A mutual friend of ours, Chris Evans who was well known amongst the multinationals on the streets of Bangkok was overstaying for over 10 years. He recently died of cancer in Thailand. RIP Chris.


How can this be true? Why do thousands and thousands of expats leave the country every 2 months - spending WAAAY more than 20,000k baht (in 6 months... let alone 6 *years*) to do visa runs, when it is not required?
12/22/12 5:48 AM
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It may be something no ones done, but has anyone ever shipped large contents or done a house move to Asia? And if so, what kinda $ ball park is it in?

I'm thinking of moving over there maybe June type thing, but don't really want to buy stuff all over again. Etc.... Phone Post
12/23/12 1:16 AM
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Galt - Mark I'm off work until jan 2nd, though I'm prety broke so it'll have to be7-11 beer :)

I'm thinking of going this route myself Warex.
Right on man. I'm still trying to figure out my plans for Christmas. I was thinking of catching a bus to pattaya but I'm not sure yet.

If I'm around It'd be great to meet up with a fellow OGer. Drinks on me.

I'll keep you posted. Phone Post
12/23/12 2:08 AM
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BrunoMcGyver - That's right. 3500 for a month, plus electricity bills (for this particular place). I'm kinda worried about how much bills actually would be though, but I'm inclined to take it since it's a minute walk from the gym and 10 mins walk to the main part of Pai.

Sounds good to me. If you worry then just check the meter and write down the nrs, if there's a problem bring it up with the staff.
Just keep a bit up your sleeve. Last place I stayed at you had to pay water and elec separate, it came to about 1100 including my mini bar snacks and I shower like a m'fo =) I think was about 890 for both for the month. Phone Post
12/23/12 2:28 AM
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Nice. Cheers for the advice guys. I hear the nights in the north are pretty cool, so the only time I'll prolly use the air con is in the afternoon if I train twice a day, since I'll prolly want to use most of that time to rest. Shouldn't be using too much elect I imagine.
12/23/12 2:42 AM
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Galt - Sounds nice. My GF is working from 1600-2400 on the 24th (xmas in Sweden) I might meet up with a couple of guys from work, or I might just be chilling at home getting stoned.
Dude I wanna get stoned! I can't believe that no one I've met here smoke pot. I haven't smoked since January. Japan has shit for weed. Phone Post
12/23/12 3:00 AM
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Did I mention that I'd love to smoke some trees? Phone Post
12/23/12 5:06 AM
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warez - My friend stopped doing visa runs because obviously it's not that big of a deal. My friend that overstayed 6 years was pulled aside when leaving the country in the immigration line, and sat in a room with two young immigration officers who proceeded to flirt and hit on him, before he paid his 20K Baht and left.

He's now living in Chiang Mai taking care of his cats, currently overstaying by 5 years since his last visit to the states.

A mutual friend of ours, Chris Evans who was well known amongst the multinationals on the streets of Bangkok was overstaying for over 10 years. He recently died of cancer in Thailand. RIP Chris.


How can this be true? Why do thousands and thousands of expats leave the country every 2 months - spending WAAAY more than 20,000k baht (in 6 months... let alone 6 *years*) to do visa runs, when it is not required?
It says what the fines are when you leave the country. 500 Baht/day with a max of 20k. Most westerns conform because they fear getting in trouble, when it's purely a money issue. Thailand is not Singapore where you might get cained for overstaying. You pay money, problem solved. Phone Post
12/23/12 5:25 AM
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Fearless Winker -

If good guys go to heaven where do bad guys go?

Pattaya.walking street,soi 7,around those parts. Phone Post
12/24/12 7:46 AM
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I was intending to hit up pattaya tomorrow and staying the night there but I suppose I'll stick around Bangkok.

I got offered a job out here so I'm mulling that over and not as concerned with seeing more of the country.

Galt, I can't see friend request on the app. I'll try and sign in on the net later. We definitely should grab some drinks tomorrow night. Phone Post
12/24/12 11:21 AM
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So, if someone wanted to try a safe & effective boner pill that is available over the counter in BK... which one would he try?

(I'm posting this for a friend!)
12/24/12 11:42 AM
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Windfall - So, if someone wanted to try a safe & effective boner pill that is available over the counter in BK... which one would he try?

(I'm posting this for a friend!)
Viagra

Any chemist will sell you it.....especially in phuket... if ya going to phuket let me know...I'll give ya the name of a pharmacy.. we have property in phuket so I know the place well. :) Phone Post

Thx man, I will pass this information on. To my friend.

No generic brand? Just Viagra?
12/24/12 8:06 PM
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How are the ladyboys? Phone Post
12/25/12 6:22 AM
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Galt, is this where you bring your ladyboys from Nana Plaza?

http://www.trendycondominium.com/trendy.html

^ But seriously, what if I lived there? Too trendy?


"Living in the Trendy you will find all the conveniences you desire. You can sit and enjoy the beautiful garden, take a swim in our enormous swimming pool, or relax and ease the busy day away with Sauna. There is also a modern fitness center to serve you. Details such as dry cleaning and business center are all here to enhance your trendy living experience."
12/25/12 7:32 AM
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Smoking the chronic in Chiang Mai. Merry Christmas to my OG brethren Phone Post
12/25/12 9:00 AM
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I love the idea of living in Thailand. I've been there 10 years ago and enjoyed it but I have this feeling that it is 3rd world. I want somebody to give me reasons that I am wrong and that in the right places the services and amenities there are as good as most places.

12/25/12 9:58 AM
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warez -  Smoking the chronic in Chiang Mai. Merry Christmas to my OG brethren Phone Post

Merry Christmas right back at ya mate! Less than 4 weeks til I touch down in CM. Not long at all! :D :D :D
12/25/12 10:45 AM
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12/26/12 4:10 AM
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Galt, sorry I didn't get back to you. I met a guy that offered me a job and we went out drinking last night before I could get to the Internet. I might just end up living in Bangkok sometime early next year. I'll be drinking at the Sports Corner on Soi 20 until about 1130 tonight, then I've got to get to the airport to catch my flight back home to Japan.
12/26/12 4:40 AM
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Hey, lets say I do not have a smart phone.

I am going from USA -> BK.

Should I buy a smart phone in USA? And 'unlock' it? And then get a simcard in BK?

Or should I buy a phone in BK?

Note that the phone should work in both USA and BK.

As for what phone.. I dunno.. could be iphone5.. or razr hd?
12/26/12 6:25 AM
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Galt, get your ass down here so I can't buy you some drinks. Sports Corner Sukumvit Soi 20 Phone Post
12/26/12 6:38 AM
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I'm sitting around with a camo hunters cap and a bunch of good luck strings tied around my wrists. Looking forward to your arrive, honey badger or not. Phone Post
12/26/12 7:16 AM
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warez -  Smoking the chronic in Chiang Mai. Merry Christmas to my OG brethren Phone Post

Merry Christmas right back at ya mate! Less than 4 weeks til I touch down in CM. Not long at all! :D :D :D

CM is good times. Women are beautiful and the food is good/cheap. I'm only going to be here until after New Years then back to Bangkok.
12/26/12 7:24 AM
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12/26/12 8:31 AM
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Glad to see my thread is leading to an OG mate-date :D :D


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