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Re: Nothing

Post by Stanley Road » March 24, 2018, 11:27 am

Drunk Monkey wrote:
March 24, 2018, 11:09 am
Stanley Road wrote:
March 24, 2018, 8:58 am
Thats the basic answer to this forum sub-group. Things to do in Udon. Nothing.

Big lakes with pink flowers? Thrilling! Another lake with a big yellow duck and absolutley nothing else going on around it? Amazing!

A melon farm? A mushroom farm? A crap soi in town full of crap beer bars staffed by crap looking munchkins whose only english is "you buy drink me" and grumpy ex-pats each and every one wearing a chang, leo or singha shirt? A field with some old pots? The worlds worst dinosaur museum? Flat countryside? Gormless bloody locals? Mor Lam parties with ex-pat blokes dancing like your drunken mum at a wedding? ELECTRIFYING FUN!!!


I have lived full time in 5 different provinces in Thailand and this is by far the most boring, mundane, uninspiring, uneventful place so far. I would go as far as saying i hate it here.

I am not trolling or looking to offend anyone, this is just my opinion and after such a long time in Thailand i think i am entitled to it, as i have perspective. It just feels good to rant and get this off my chest and its a better way to kill time than staring at mushrooms. Or mellons. Or arbitrary lakes. And yes, yes, yes, i know, 'if i dont like it i can go home' just ro save you typing that out 😊
Depending on ones mindset your post can be taken in many ways ... i agree with it in parts RED but not entirely as some guys have settled here to actually DO NOTHING and something that is tediously boring to one person is enjoyment to another, BTW it was a lot worse 10 years ago (tho i miss the old lao soi 2) since then more places of activity have opened for business including water parks , Equestrian centers , Fishing parks Sports facilities etc etc also the local leaders do try to ease the boredom with festivals and concerts in Ud Town etc ... all be it some of strange nature like the recent mango festival !!!

I travel around Isaan and Bkk all the time and one place that stands out for me is Buriram .. seems to be BOOMING lots of big investment , updating of infrastructure makes it easy to get around no traffic log jams , hotels and resorts opening up weekly to cater for all the visitors , nice upper end entertainment zones and eateries , Chang Race track / go karting , I mobile Football stadium and sports centers host all sorts of events , water parks , shopping centers and even a wild life park coming soon .

Only my opinion ..n each to their own as my old gran used to say.

DM
Buriram is blowing up big time I agree. No idea why but suddenly its heading towards something a bit special. Good on them.

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Re: Nothing

Post by stattointhailand » March 24, 2018, 11:31 am

Not so much a where as a when ........... you were probably sleeping it off on the beach :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by trubrit » March 24, 2018, 12:04 pm

Retired at 44 think that says it all really, no wonder your bored and lonely, you've still go half your productive life to live yet before you even think about retirement. I worked full time up until my 65th doing a job I liked and was good at which gave me an income that sustained not only the life I led then but enabled me to put some by for my retirement. I remember very well my first day of retirement, I woke in the morning thinking nothing to do today nor any day, whoopee. But then I realised yesterday I was making decisions for my company that could effect not only my life but all the other employees as well, for good or bad, but then today my biggest decision was, what shirt to put on today .Wow what a come down, that's when I decided retirement from a working life didn't mean doing nothing ever more .
It just meant a change of style and attitude.So here I am 18years later, still as busy as ever, still hopefully making a difference for the better, just not wearing a tie any more .
Ageing is a privilige denied to many .

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Re: Nothing

Post by Drunk Monkey » March 24, 2018, 2:34 pm

trubrit wrote:
March 24, 2018, 12:04 pm
Retired at 44 think that says it all really, no wonder your bored and lonely, you've still go half your productive life to live yet before you even think about retirement. I worked full time up until my 65th doing a job I liked and was good at which gave me an income that sustained not only the life I led then but enabled me to put some by for my retirement. I remember very well my first day of retirement, I woke in the morning thinking nothing to do today nor any day, whoopee. But then I realised yesterday I was making decisions for my company that could effect not only my life but all the other employees as well, for good or bad, but then today my biggest decision was, what shirt to put on today .Wow what a come down, that's when I decided retirement from a working life didn't mean doing nothing ever more .
It just meant a change of style and attitude.So here I am 18years later, still as busy as ever, still hopefully making a difference for the better, just not wearing a tie any more .
Nice post Val ... spot on

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Re: Nothing

Post by Stanley Road » March 24, 2018, 5:59 pm

trubrit wrote:
March 24, 2018, 12:04 pm
Retired at 44 think that says it all really, no wonder your bored and lonely, you've still go half your productive life to live yet before you even think about retirement. I worked full time up until my 65th doing a job I liked and was good at which gave me an income that sustained not only the life I led then but enabled me to put some by for my retirement. I remember very well my first day of retirement, I woke in the morning thinking nothing to do today nor any day, whoopee. But then I realised yesterday I was making decisions for my company that could effect not only my life but all the other employees as well, for good or bad, but then today my biggest decision was, what shirt to put on today .Wow what a come down, that's when I decided retirement from a working life didn't mean doing nothing ever more .
It just meant a change of style and attitude.So here I am 18years later, still as busy as ever, still hopefully making a difference for the better, just not wearing a tie any more .
Im not retired trubrit I am just not working too much latley as my business has fallen over. I had a good run for a long time and now its at an end ( biz was based on old technology not needed anymore) i need something else to do otherwise i will go nuts with boredom and be pretty feckin poor.

Sounds like you have played it well. Good on ya.

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Post by trubrit » March 24, 2018, 6:34 pm

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Sounds like you have played it well. Good on ya.
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Well I started a new career path at the age of 35 when I left the RAF, looked at all the good life things like running a country pub etc but eventually settled on another Uni course in marketing, so at 44 it can be an opportunity for you to find a new road, the only thing that worries me is what sort of road that might be in Thailand and will it lead anywhere, we all know the multiple twists and turns, to say nothing of the bumpy surfaces encountered over here .Don't want to appear as though I am lecturing but if I was in your circumstances I would go back home where ever that is to start a new career, make a pile of money then come back here as a big spender later, forget about Thailand for now , apart from an occasional holiday, it's definitely not a place to start a business especially without another source of income to sustain you in the meantime .Don't get me wrong, it can be done but the failures vastly outnumber the successful ones , so the odds are stacked against you .Good luck whatever you decide anyway .
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Re: Nothing

Post by gghh » March 24, 2018, 7:17 pm

Reading on the forum it is obvious that it is not only you who is bored.
In most cases it less a matter of the location but of the people themselves

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Re: Nothing

Post by Marcosteffano » March 24, 2018, 7:55 pm

Yeah try finding some mates,or take up train spotting.got plenty to do out in the sticks here.good few lads all retired and we have poker days,all jump on our scooters and get lost.have little tours to places like chang khan,nong khai.all booked up for moto gp in buriram for 4 days.we all live outside udon but you'll never here us going on about being bored.i think in his case your boredom is self inflicted.

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Re: Nothing

Post by Stanley Road » March 24, 2018, 8:13 pm

trubrit wrote:
March 24, 2018, 6:34 pm
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Sounds like you have played it well. Good on ya.
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Well I started a new career path at the age of 35 when I left the RAF, looked at all the good life things like running a country pub etc but eventually settled on another Uni course in marketing, so at 44 it can be an opportunity for you to find a new road, the only thing that worries me is what sort of road that might be in Thailand and will it lead anywhere, we all know the multiple twists and turns, to say nothing of the bumpy surfaces encountered over here .Don't want to appear as though I am lecturing but if I was in your circumstances I would go back home where ever that is to start a new career, make a pile of money then come back here as a big spender later, forget about Thailand for now , apart from an occasional holiday, it's definitely not a place to start a business especially without another source of income to sustain you in the meantime .Don't get me wrong, it can be done but the failures vastly outnumber the successful ones , so the odds are stacked against you .Good luck whatever you decide anyway .
My Dad was in the RAF also. 1952 through 55.

I dont think i would ever try and run a business in Thailand. Its way too tough to make a living here. I have a flair for running a bar as it happens, seem to have a touch when it comes to that. I made a good go of it in Samui and did very well but sold it after just 6 months as i was properly smashed every night and could see the road i was heading down, so got rid of it. That was almost 15 years ago and there is no way i could handle that these days. I would never do that again and there is just not enough money in it anyway. Anyway 1 year later i set my on line business up trading in US, UK and Australia in an industry i was half familiar with and did very well but as i said thats at an end now.

Whatever is next will be on line based again, working remotley from Thailand. I am having a go at a few new projects but its early days yet and there are never any guarantees obviously so time will tell. Im married here, own a house car etc and wouldnt want to move back home unless i had enough money to buy a house in the cotswolds and sling a half decent motor on the drive and there is zero chance of that at the moment! So ill stick it out here. Maybe its good living in what i think is a boring place. No distractions i guess. If i do get a second chance and earn well, i might move back home if the wife fancies it. Thailand has got a bit long in the tooth for me latley.

Anyway, Im lucky realy. Its not like I am getting up at 5am every day to catch a bus to some grim city back home and work in a factory for 250 quid a week, is it.

Then again, you make your own luck, dont you.

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Re: Nothing

Post by Faraday » March 24, 2018, 8:29 pm

Keep going la, & you'll be a grumpy old man soon enough.

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Re: Nothing

Post by Stanley Road » March 25, 2018, 7:57 am

Faraday wrote:
March 24, 2018, 8:29 pm
Keep going la, & you'll be a grumpy old man soon enough.

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Feck me im half way there now. Grumpy as feck.

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Re: Nothing

Post by Stanley Road » March 26, 2018, 7:24 pm

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Re: Nothing

Post by Faraday » March 26, 2018, 8:50 pm

1. Bowls
2. Pipe smoking.
3.Crochet.

All jolly good fun Stanley.
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Re: Nothing

Post by Stanley Road » March 26, 2018, 9:00 pm

Marcosteffano wrote:
March 24, 2018, 7:55 pm
Yeah try finding some mates,or take up train spotting.got plenty to do out in the sticks here.good few lads all retired and we have poker days,all jump on our scooters and get lost.have little tours to places like chang khan,nong khai.all booked up for moto gp in buriram for 4 days.we all live outside udon but you'll never here us going on about being bored.i think in his case your boredom is self inflicted.
Trainspotting? Im pretty much the exact opposite of the trainspotting type pal.

I have had some proper good times in my 15 years here, the first 7 or 8 years are a blur and I have made some good pals spread all over the country and had some adventures im not new to all this, I have just struggled a bit here since last summer thats all. I have good mates in Kanchanaburi, Bangkopk and Pattaya and sometimes I fly or drive down and have a blow out weekend with them.

Im not feeling sorry for myself or anything and I know how to have a laugh, I used to be a loon when I was a bit younger trust me on that and that daft lad is still in there. All I was saying was I cant see that much to do here in Udon and its a bit boring as a city, and thats part of the reason I am a bit bored and a bit lonely here but its no big deal. I cant see how its self inflicted at all either.

I bet the quiet life in Nong Wua So is great, and maybe in 20 years or so I might fancy something like that myself, not for me right now though. Isnt there a concrete table and chairs or something in that village by a pizza shop maybe where the ex pats meet and have a warm chang on a weekend night? Nothing wrong with that at all, if your a bit older and led your life i bet its nice calling it a day and retiring to a village like that.

This post is dragging on a bit now I think its about done if there is any chance of closing it mods?

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Re: Nothing

Post by Stanley Road » March 26, 2018, 9:02 pm

Faraday wrote:
March 26, 2018, 8:50 pm
1. Bowls
2. Pipe smoking.
3.Crochet.

All jolly good fun Stanley.
:mrgreen:
Im sure it is :)

Actualy I wouldnt mind a bash at bowls, looks like it could be alright!

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