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    Thailand has it affected you??

    Thailand is it in your blood?
    Has Thailand made you a better or a worse person?
    Have you learned anything about yourself?

    Has it changed your life or is it a phase??
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    Thailand is it in your blood?
    It's like Malaria, once that particular Mozzie bit you it's there for life.
    It's like AIDS, there's no cure but nowadays you can live with it.
    Has Thailand made you a better or a worse person?
    Jury's still out.
    Have you learned anything about yourself?
    Yes. Why didn't I go to Thailand in 1999.
    Has it changed your life or is it a phase??
    Oh it's definitely a phase......
    And where the hell was Biggles.....?....when you needed him last Saturday....?

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    LOS has made me even less likely to take a wife...

    It has turned me even more into a selfish self-absorbed bastard...

    Thank you Thailand for bringing me to my senses...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Distantpeak View Post
    LOS has made me even less likely to take a wife...

    It has turned me even more into a selfish self-absorbed bastard...

    Thank you Thailand for bringing me to my senses...

    This next trip might be the one DP
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivo View Post
    This next trip might be the one DP
    Agreed. I can already imagine his thread called "I said I'd never marry but this girl is different."
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    DP has a lot of words he would have to eat.....A little chili with that...555555
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    I defo fall into the "life changing" group.....for the better and the worse. A few points off the top of my head:-

    For the better:-

    1) A few years ago I would never have imagined myself married. Yesterday was our first wedding anniversary.
    2) Never thought I'd be a dad. Sadly we're still working on that one following a miscarriage earlier this year but we're trying.
    3) Thailand introduced me to independant travel, which is probably the best thing I've ever done and in turn made me a more confident person.
    4) Genuinely believe travelling to LOS has "opened my mind" and as a result made me more accepting of other cultures back home.
    5) Before visiting Thailand I was drifting through life with no real goal. Meeting my wife has given my life purpose and a goal to aim for (To start a family and also to eventually own a home and settle in Thailand, but that will probably have to be a retirement thing)

    For the worse:-

    1) Pretty much any spare cash over the past 4 years has gone to pay for Thailand trips & wife's UK visa application
    2) Sold my other love, my CBR600 to pay for Thai trips
    3) For years after my first trip I couldn't settle back home and probably spent 11 months out of every year feeling totally depressed
    4) As a result of #3 I would spend too much time at home. Choosing to save cash to get back to Thailand rather than socialising with friends. Probably lost touch with a few friends as a result
    5) Probably found my first "true" love in LOS (my ex-gf) and lost her too (not literally 555)

    I'm sure there are other good and bad points but thats all that springs to mind for now

    Steve
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    Quote Originally Posted by Minder View Post
    Agreed. I can already imagine his thread called "I said I'd never marry but this girl is different."
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    With out a doubt LOS has made me a better person. Go and spend a day in a rice field and your excuse for not working to go and buy drinks only works the first day.
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    What was the question?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wabbits View Post
    .....Has it changed your life or is it a phase??
    I have said all this before but I'll say it again...

    The worst thing about the failure of my last marriage was not the financial cost or losing contact with the children, it was not the upheaval and the relocating, or the loss of friends and the negative judgments of others .... it was quite simply the damage that it did to me personally, the damage to my self-esteem.

    I felt worthless. I felt I had played the game of life and lost. Now, I was just waiting to leave the field -die - so my failure could be officially recorded somewhere .... and I felt all that without really thinking about it ... I was dead inside and just waiting for the outside to come and join it.

    Then I went to Thailand.... the place hit me like a ton of bricks (and of course, that has never happened to any other early 40's single male divorcee going there) and showed me that my life was not over.

    Thailand showed me that I could still have another go at the game ... and I have been playing hard ever since.

    Enjoy.
    Life is the unexpected ...

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    ^That's a hell of thing to admit publicly Minder... and it's why I have always been so scared of commitment and marriage to anyone. Even if it feels perfect... how will I know it will feel perfect in 5 years or 10 years time? I guess if I had more positive reinforcement in society... that most married couples are still incredibly happy 10 years on... I'd be more convinced... but I don't. It seems such a rare condition... long term happiness in marriage. Though... people who marry later in life... seem to have better odds... so not ruling it out forever... 555
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    Quote Originally Posted by Minder View Post
    I have said all this before but I'll say it again...

    The worst thing about the failure of my last marriage was not the financial cost or losing contact with the children, it was not the upheaval and the relocating, or the loss of friends and the negative judgments of others .... it was quite simply the damage that it did to me personally, the damage to my self-esteem.

    I felt worthless. I felt I had played the game of life and lost. Now, I was just waiting to leave the field -die - so my failure could be officially recorded somewhere .... and I felt all that without really thinking about it ... I was dead inside and just waiting for the outside to come and join it.

    Then I went to Thailand.... the place hit me like a ton of bricks (and of course, that has never happened to any other early 40's single male divorcee going there) and showed me that my life was not over.

    Thailand showed me that I could still have another go at the game ... and I have been playing hard ever since.

    Enjoy.
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    Toddy and Minder same same,

    And i have also said it before;
    LOS got me up on my back legs and walking tall with a purpose.
    I resigned from the Vagina Decliners club.
    I rediscoverred the me that had been beaten out of me by my ex.
    I learned to smile and laugh again (True my face started to ache because i hadn't used those muscles for a long time, and even my daughters and friends picked up on this)
    Yes no spare cash, even given up my 2 social beers at the pub on the way home from work (Thai Hermit)
    Hanging with the Isaan Mafia is my social life, I have one again...
    TD thanks Minder and all members thank you
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    Quote Originally Posted by toddmeister View Post
    I defo fall into the "life changing" group.....for the better and the worse. A few points off the top of my head:-

    For the better:-

    1) A few years ago I would never have imagined myself married. Yesterday was our first wedding anniversary.
    2) Never thought I'd be a dad. Sadly we're still working on that one following a miscarriage earlier this year but we're trying.
    3) Thailand introduced me to independant travel, which is probably the best thing I've ever done and in turn made me a more confident person.
    4) Genuinely believe travelling to LOS has "opened my mind" and as a result made me more accepting of other cultures back home.
    5) Before visiting Thailand I was drifting through life with no real goal. Meeting my wife has given my life purpose and a goal to aim for (To start a family and also to eventually own a home and settle in Thailand, but that will probably have to be a retirement thing)

    For the worse:-

    1) Pretty much any spare cash over the past 4 years has gone to pay for Thailand trips & wife's UK visa application
    2) Sold my other love, my CBR600 to pay for Thai trips
    3) For years after my first trip I couldn't settle back home and probably spent 11 months out of every year feeling totally depressed
    4) As a result of #3 I would spend too much time at home. Choosing to save cash to get back to Thailand rather than socialising with friends. Probably lost touch with a few friends as a result
    5) Probably found my first "true" love in LOS (my ex-gf) and lost her too (not literally 555)

    I'm sure there are other good and bad points but thats all that springs to mind for now

    Steve
    Every now and then you see a post and you say to yourself "I couldn't have put it better myself". For me, this is one of those occasions.
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    ^^mirrors my thoughts and some things I have done..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Distantpeak View Post
    LOS has made me even less likely to take a wife...

    It has turned me even more into a selfish self-absorbed bastard...

    Thank you Thailand for bringing me to my senses...
    Hmmmm I am prepared to do the "take time" with this one.
    Ohhhh, Pigsy! You call yourself a demon? จูบก้นของฉัน Everything I post here is IMHO and IME... I am no expert....

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    I'm for opening a "Book" on this, howsabout Deeps within the next twelve months.
    "Singleton" unbackable
    "In a relationship" Shall we start say about 20 to 1 ?
    "Engaged" 40 to 1
    "Married" 100 to 1
    And where the hell was Biggles.....?....when you needed him last Saturday....?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Changone View Post
    I'm for opening a "Book" on this, howsabout Deeps within the next twelve months.
    "Singleton" unbackable
    "In a relationship" Shall we start say about 20 to 1 ?
    "Engaged" 40 to 1
    "Married" 100 to 1
    Am I allowed to bet... 55
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    Quote Originally Posted by Distantpeak View Post
    Am I allowed to bet... 55
    Definitely not.non"*nothing+
    And where the hell was Biggles.....?....when you needed him last Saturday....?

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