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  1. My Thai Wife is looking for Thai to English Translator - for Partner Visa documents.

    Hi All,
    could not find a recent thread on this issue so posting here in 'off topic' so as not to mess up any other forum.

    Rasa and I got married in Thailand in January 2018.
    Rasa just visited me...
  2. Re: Meeting women in Thailand, etiquette questions

    I'm in two minds about this strategy - lining up multiple women to meet on one visit.

    I'm in two minds because on one hand I can argue it is not much different from going to the local pub three...
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    Cross Cultural marriage - Poem

    From time to time my thoughts coalesce in a poem.
    With Rasa and my marriage coming soon the dynamics are up front in my mind.
    I'm 55, plenty of relationship experience and plenty of cross cultural...
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    Sticky: Re: New Members Please Introduce Yourself Here

    Huh, nice to be remembered for something. I'll have to go see what it was I posted, I'm curious to see what I think of my own opinion after a few years more experience. This time next week I will...
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    Sticky: Re: New Members Please Introduce Yourself Here

    I'm not new here, but am 'returned' after not logging in for a few years.
    I've been visiting Thailand for about ten years, my first Asian country holiday.
    Some of the subsequent visits were to meet...
  6. Any positive experience with Tailor in BKK - getting married in January.

    Hi All,
    Been a long time since I used this forum.

    So the good news - getting married in January at the family farm out Phichit way.

    I will need to buy a Thai style wedding jacket.
    I'm large...
  7. Re: Catch 22 When Using The Internet To Meet Ladies.

    No Worries Moxy,
    :shocked::cry::P
    Glad you went back and read me again.

    My clarity was not helped by the fact that I was referring to statements made by earlier posters but did not quote them. ...
  8. Re: Catch 22 When Using The Internet To Meet Ladies.

    The internet is as effective a way to meet people as any other way, as long as you understand the rules and have some emotional self discipline.

    You can meet liars, cheaters and users at your...
  9. Catch 22 When Using The Internet To Meet Ladies.

    Just a heads up for those fellas who, like me, are using the internet as their main starting point to meet Thai ladies for a serious long term partnership.

    If you are looking for an active,...
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    Re: Talking About Money In Bed!?

    Good Ol' Paulski, throwing out baseless generalisations with gay abandon, projecting his own shadow everywhere he looks.

    "Most females start asking". I wonder what percentage of the females on...
  11. Topic of the Week: Re: What are foreigners perceptions of Thailand?

    Well, the original question was about perception, but the second post by thaisociety contained this gem of ignorance and prejudice "their streets are still full of prostitutes, ladyboys, drugs and...
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    Re: Rich People and Politics?

    Hmmmm. Actually, I think all the money in her name is actually HERS. She's the businesswoman. The company was hers and she sold the Australian branch of it to avoid conflict of interest when Rudd...
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    Re: who hates being called farang???

    Yeah, donkey's are cute, tiny little things, in comparison to a horse. It's just not a word an Australian would use as an insult. Lime is correct, "Don't be a donkey" is the same as "Don't be...
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    Rich People and Politics?

    From an Australian perspective it's hard to understand why some very rich people, like Taksin but Berlusconi in Italy would be another example, even bother to be involved in government.

    In...
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    News: Re: CRES to UDD: No more bargaining

    Perhaps it's simply that there is not one attitude within the ruling powers? Some want reconciliation or some kind of creative path forward, some believe that enforcing the law at any cost is what...
  16. News Update: Re: Wounded Australian on handouts takes to red shirt stage

    It is a little ironic that while the Red Shirts might generally consider a Thai Military person part of the problem they are happy to promote a Farrang military person as worthwhile listening to.
    ...
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    Re: Complexities of a Thai girl's mind...

    I guess when you're paying for it you can call anything "foreplay". :P

    As I've never paid for it I've never met a woman who enjoyed being treated like a disobedient child.

    Mikel.
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    Re: who hates being called farang???

    Hi Lime,

    Yeah, Aussies have a tendency to use a lot of "affectionate insults", we call our friends "bastard" and "dozey bugger" and all kinds of insulting terms as indications of our affection...
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    Re: "From Pattaya" has subtext meaning?

    OK, well, that lovely mixture of response pretty much answered my question. Thanks all. So Pattaya is a place with a wide range of stuff going on but there is a tendency in many circles to...
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    "From Pattaya" has subtext meaning?

    Hi, I've noticed a few times Thai people refer to a woman being "from Pattaya" as a bad thing.
    Either a Thai lady saying she didn't want other Thai's to think she was "from Pattaya" because she...
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    Re: My curiosity

    The details might be different from one culture to another, but the pattern is similar. People always find "something" to gossip about and to brag about, those people who care about such things,...
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    Re: who hates being called farang???

    I guess, using a cross cultural frame of reference, it's not really a paradox.

    Offence is only present when the person spoken TO feels offended.

    If that person is from a culture (Thai) where...
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    Re: who hates being called farang???

    Thanks Lime,
    Well, "blunt" works for me as I've been described that way in Australia my entire life and it's almost always been considered a problem. :)

    Mikel.
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    Re: Use of krab

    Hmm, well, this seems as good a thread as any to post my sort of question on. On my first visit to Thailand the word men were saying at the end of sentences sounded like KHAP to me, so that's what...
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    Re: Complexities of a Thai girl's mind...

    Hi Chonggt, I am not vastly experienced in Thai culture but I have visited Thailand twice, to meet two different ladies I had been chatting to online. Neither eventuated in a long term...
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    Re: Talking About Money In Bed!?

    Hi Aardvark, Thanks for that reply, in the context of my original posts in this thread, it is always encouraging to hear the success stories, to keep things in balance. :)
    Mikel.
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    Re: How Many Names?

    8 names. Wow. That would provide a comedy writer with some fun. With so many names, some used by only one group of people, the possibilities for comedy confusion if the two groups meet would be...
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    Re: who hates being called farang???

    AHA!
    That answers a question about something I noticed the last three weeks. I put myself back on the site I use to advertise my interest in a Thai lady for long term partnership. I am currently...
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    Re: How Many Names?

    Culture is fascinating.
    On the name changing thing. I changed my middle and last name by Deed Poll, here in Australia, on my 40th. All legal and registered.
    When visiting Germany my German...
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    Re: I am the Secret Boyfriend.

    Just to tidy up this narrative. As detailed in another thread I realized, about a week too late for total personal contentment, that the lady in question was many things and one of them was...
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    Re: Talking About Money In Bed!?

    Hi Kedbecker, two points. You quoted my statement but paid it no attention, I was pretty specific about under what circumstances I thought a person behaved unethically.

    None of the scenarios...
  32. Thread: Ongbak 3

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    Thai Movies: Re: Ongbak 3 Trailer (5 May 2010)

    I suspect the answer is as simple as "overseas marketing".

    Ongbak is the ONLY Thai video I've ever seen in any mainstream Australian dvd hire store. That title is easy for an English speaker to...
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    How Many Names?

    A bit of a playful question.

    How many names can a Thai Lady have? I'm interested to see what the most number for one lady any of us have encountered.

    I have met one lady who had her Thai name,...
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    Re: Talking About Money In Bed!?

    How on earth? Easy. She's taken advantage of if he is clear in his head it's a holiday romance and he knows that if he said that there would be NO romance so he deceives her for his carnal...
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    Thai for "counsellor"

    Hi,
    I am studying Post Grad Diploma of Counselling. The practical expression of psychology rather than the research branch.
    When I use google translate it seems to know "psychology" but turns...
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    Re: Is there any hope?

    Kate, he is entirely no longer relevant to you. Understanding him won't help you, if understanding was possible. Many men won't be able to understand his behaviour either. He is unworthy. Being...
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    Re: Talking About Money In Bed!?

    Hi Mozz, I spent a few years on Australian dating sights. Didn't work. :) Great for those who do but it didn't for me. Glad to hear a happy story. :) I've advertised my wares in a pretty wide...
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    Re: Questions but no answers

    I just heard the news reports here in Australia about the grenades and deaths in Bkk. :( Recent events (Echoes of previous events.) certainly dispel somewhat the power of generalisations about Thai...
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    Re: Is Ignoring a Question Good Manners?

    Feeling thin skinned here so for the record: I grew up in a multicultural environment, most of my friends spoke english as their second language, I learned early about how to get clear communication...
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    Re: Talking About Money In Bed!?

    It kinda sucks, Thai women who take money from stupid Farrangs give other women a bad rep. Farrang men who use Thai women as holiday gf's then go home and never contact them give other farrang men...
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    Re: Sad Story or Start of Setup?

    Well, I've seen a Thai lady in her bikini, in several actually. She was from Srakeo, a business woman, she was not trying to scam me or anything similar, she continues to be a good friend. She...
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    Re: Sad Story or Start of Setup?

    Hi Khonrai, fair point on the Thais and the swimsuits. Though you might have overstated that tendency just a wee bit. My bad on the globalizing tendency of my reasoning.

    Mikel.
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    Re: who hates being called farang???

    Hey GkapiBreath, thanks for the links, read thru 'em, yeah, world is still weird but the cosmetic companies are the fulcrum I think. They find whatever thread that might exist already in a culture...
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    Re: Does age difference matter

    A few theoretical points.

    1) Western cultures are obsessed with youthfulness in a way no recorded human society has ever previously been. One effect of that is that "non youths" are seen...
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    Re: Sad Story or Start of Setup?

    After I posted the start of this thread I did realise that the bikini thing might have looked out of place on that particular website, where the ladies are generally pretty straightforward and...
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