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Old 06-21-2005, 01:59 PM   #41
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When I got laid off, I asked my former boss about my (the company) laptop, he said "what laptop", probably out of guilt,. Since that the only PCs I have always had were from the company which I used for business and personal use. That saved me at least $1000 dollars.
After about 2 weeks, I removed all references of my company.
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Old 06-24-2005, 09:07 AM   #42
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I sold, gave away or trashed most of my stuff when I moved to Thailand. I do have some personal things (could easily fit into a pick-up) stored at my parents house.

For some reason -unknown even to myself- I did bring about 15 long sleeve, white shirts to Thailand. Gives me lots of face when I go to immigration, the bank or bar beer

Lance, in weekend mode
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Old 06-24-2005, 10:52 AM   #43
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Lancelot,
If I decide to retire to Bangkok, I'm bringing 2 roll-on suitcases. Whatever fits, fits, whatever don't stays behind.
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Old 06-24-2005, 11:12 AM   #44
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If I decide to retire to Bangkok, I'm bringing 2 roll-on suitcases.* Whatever fits, fits, whatever don't stays behind.
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You're gonna do just fine in Bangkok. Ben and I are waiting
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Old 06-24-2005, 11:32 AM   #45
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Lancelot,
What's rent on condo's like there? I'm paying $2750/month rent in Chicago and was wondering what that would get me in Bangkok.
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Old 06-24-2005, 11:46 AM   #46
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OAP,

A palace...

You can lease a serviced apartment here for about US $500 per month.

http://www.vptower.com/

US 2,750 = THB 110,000 @ US$ 40 : 1

My girlfriend says a MD in a Thai govt. hospital can earn up to THB 40k. (Sounds high to me, but she's Thai, so she should know...)

Relax buddy. Finish your contract, then retire to Bangkok. You'll never regret it.

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Old 06-24-2005, 01:56 PM   #47
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Hey Lancelot,
That link brought back memories of Panthip Plaza. This pretty young Thai sales girl on the first floor kiosks pointed me to where the "copy" software stores were. She gave me a very nice smile and I looked back to see if she was looking back at me.

I was unsure of how safe it was to shop in the "copy" stores. She came up to help me understand the dealing. Now, how many times do you get that kind of service in the US.

Needless to say, I spent a half hour chatting with her when I came back down to the first floor. She had the most amazing white teeth and shining black hair. Ahh, those were the days.
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Old 06-25-2005, 03:24 AM   #48
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$2750! That could get you about 400 m2 with river view, pool,gym,guard,cable,electricity/water/internet Etc. and still enough left over to buy Lancelot and I some of those cheap beers every night!





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Old 06-25-2005, 05:41 AM   #49
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Just the thought of cheap beer is enough to convince me to move to Thailand. First shout is on me.
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Hey Guys,

I am planning to visit LOS in late October for about 30 days just under the visa radar. I am really looking forward to this trip as it will be my 1st to LOS. I will be scouting out the terrain to consider either living there part time or retiring. Maybe I can meet you guys and buy you a couple of rounds after I land.
Between OAP , myself and $10, we should all have hangovers for the next 6 months.

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MJ; and anybody else dropping by Thailand, just send me and Lancelot a PM when we get closer.
Cheers!
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MJ; and anybody else dropping by Thailand, just send me and Lancelot a PM when we get closer.
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Thanks Ben.
I enjoy a good strong drink or a good refreshing beer but I'm not a big drinker. Even though I joked about having a 6 month hangover. I don't remember the last time I had one. During happy hour, I probably would enjoy freshly squeezed fruit drinks just as much if they offered it.

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I am actually not a big drinker either - but I LOVE a good deal!
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I am actually not a big drinker either *
That must be a first for a Scandinavian.

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I am actually not a big drinker either - but I LOVE a good deal!
I know the feeling. I found a sushi/sashimi etc. all you can eat lunch buffet. It's a bargain here @ $14. I have gone there twice and have left each time with a bloated stomach. :P I guess that might be the equivalent of a hangover. What's worse I go there by bicycle (another bargain). It's tough riding on a full stomach. I guess I am a glutten for punishment.

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That must be a first for a Scandinavian.
Isnt it true that in scandinavia, sausage is considered a vegetable?
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Isnt it true that in scandinavia, sausage is considered a vegetable?
Only if it is white.
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Ah hah. haha. hmm..almost got the giggles there.

I had heard that in that part of the world, grinding meat into small enough particles made it a vegetable...
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Ah hah.* haha.* hmm..almost got the giggles there.

I had heard that in that part of the world, grinding meat into small enough particles made it a vegetable...
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