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  • #16
    Originally posted by harrymsmarkle View Post

    Yet Low has noticed many around him have already abandoned themselves to despair, drinking heavily as their once-rosy vision of Thailand turns bleak.


    "People are just deteriorating," said Low.

    Even if the government does throw them a lifeline, it may be too late. "It probably already is," he said.
    I loved the ending, "It may be too late" "it probably already is"

    In any case why should anyone give these old dossers more money? As he notes, they'll only waste it on drink.
    I visited TC a few times as a guest but had to stop. It is a sickening place. - Aging One

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    • #17
      It's called the pursuit of happiness. No crime.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by sabang View Post
        It's called the pursuit of happiness. No crime.
        "GoFundMe"
        I visited TC a few times as a guest but had to stop. It is a sickening place. - Aging One

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        • #19
          I thought it was the baby boomers funding the younguns these days? Do ya wanna steal their paltry pensions too? Soylent Green might not be so far away.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by sabang View Post
            I thought it was the baby boomers funding the younguns these days? Do ya wanna steal their paltry pensions too? Soylent Green might not be so far away.
            ...stir-fried with a little fish sauce and chili...why not? Better than dog...

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            • #21
              Originally posted by lamphun View Post
              "GoFundMe"
              Seems to be the immoral fashion of the times.

              Vacant of any such responsibility, independence, and self-sufficiency.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by sabang View Post
                Sounds like booner is exactly the type of old fart we are taking the piss out of, quelle surprise. China beach is a nickname some of the resident expats use for the beach in Ko Larn that most of the Chinese tourists go- it even has a modern ferry linking it to Pattaya. It is overcrowded, full of tawdry souvenir stalls, but you can no doubt get OK Chinese food there. There are many other beaches however, quite uncrowded, and that is where you should go- unless of course (snigga) you are a sinophile. Capiche?
                Well sabang, I avoid Pattaya and environs like the plague. Wouldn't touch Bang Saray (my old 'hometown') with the proverbial Barge Pole.

                As the saying goes, you can put lipstick on a pig but it's still a pig...
                God, the panic within the Dems, MSM, and left must be horrifying...realizing that Joe is really the best they've got.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Boon Mee View Post
                  Well sabang, I avoid Pattaya and environs like the plague. Wouldn't touch Bang Saray (my old 'hometown') with the proverbial Barge Pole.

                  As the saying goes, you can put lipstick on a pig but it's still a pig...
                  ...many Pattaya regulars aren't interested in the lipstick end of the pig...

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                  • #24
                    That is quite a picture to go with the article. Certainly not a beach I'd like to be on!

                    Lots of changes in Thailand nowadays. With all of this plus the Coronavirus, it must be close to a ghost town by now.

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by harrymsmarkle View Post
                      The stereotype of the aging beer-addled Brit sitting with glazed eyes in a bar waiting to diddle a local teenager day after day is fading as they die off or move away.


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                      • #26
                        Ya know......the good old days needn't apply strictly to Farang Ghettos and associated, which is quite sickening if one thinks about it.

                        There are other features and memoirs that fit nicely into the tales of THE GOOD OLD DAYS.

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by Somchai Boonporn View Post
                          Ya know......the good old days needn't apply strictly to Farang Ghettos and associated, which is quite sickening if one thinks about it.

                          There are other features and memoirs that fit nicely into the tales of THE GOOD OLD DAYS.
                          ...definitely: I remember filthy beaches, annoying touts, sand flies, aggressive lady boys and a parade of the halt and lame...

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                          • #28
                            Well lets face it, a Pattayite cares as much about non residents saying they don't like the place as a Sydneysider constantly hearing from dour Melbournites they don't like Sydney! Like, who cares- just debunking some of the usual myths & stereotypes suffices.

                            But one of these is actually the good old days. I'm sure Pattaya was a rip roaring old RnR town in it's days, which means it could be fun for a while- certainly a welcome break from blowing up gooks. Patts is not even unique in this regard really- there are several such places. Tijuana springs to mind, or Angeles & Subic & Saigon for GI RnR, or Ibiza & Cyprus for filthy young Brits after a shag, Prague for stag weekends (for shame, because Prague is a nice historic city), etc. And sure, you can still come there, spend ya money and monger to your hearts content- many do, but the expats are frankly a bit old and jaded to be bothered about that, especially when they've got a jealous wife back home!

                            But that was a long time ago, and most of the expats living in Pattaya now would not have chosen to call it home back then. You're more likely to see them on a golf course than in a chrome pole palace. Or up on the hill sipping wine with their affluent gay mates. Those stuck in a time warp can always move to Snooky or even Angeles for their new nirvana- actually many did- and now they are changing too. Those priced out, well bad luck- but that certainly isn't unique to Patts. Those dreaming of a rural idyll- Patts wouldn't even be on your list, unless you consider a golf course rural. As for real Tai culture, p'ffft- you sure don't come to Pattaya for that, although exactly where you might truly find that now- methinks maybe Yunnan province. It is what it is, that's all- brash, unapologetic, anything goes, and basically anything available at a decent price, including nearby airports. Oriental Algarve/ Benidorm, maybe. Plenty of reirees there too, amongst the tourists

                            So, if you don't like it and really care about that, ask the tourists why they keep coming. It's really of no interest to the residencia.
                            Last edited by sabang; 03-08-2020, 05:14 PM.

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                            • #29
                              How 'bout a different approach.

                              The good old days from a Thai perspective, less Farang.

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                              • #30
                                Pattaya was a lot more fun until it became mainstream in the internet age

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