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lzujkkrfiu I thought of a better method after we talked. You should try paying some kid's way through police academy for a few years, play the long con ๐Ÿ˜›
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Some oldschool gangsta shit
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I swear I met a nomad guy and
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He told me when arriving in Thailand in a neighborhood
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He'd visit the police station
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And ask for the head police chief and introduce himself w card etc
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That's why I said that thing b4 about doing that w a beer
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Haha
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I still don't know if I'm naive or he thinks he stars in a crime movie
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Haha I mean you're technically supposed to anyway, when you get your apartment and whatnot. Might as well bring a Chang or two right?
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Haha nice
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That sounds to me like a 100% believable Cambodian story, less so Thailand
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Exactly
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haha makes sense, thanks, totally understand it can't be forced as such but was curious - I have a friend who books on traveloka and stays with local families and builds a relationship slowly and inevitably and even helps them with airbnb marketing etc
spllevaquchppze21h
I've heard similar. Within the first week of moving in somewhere in BKK a friend will bring a whiskey bottle to the nearest motosai station
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that said, the amount of comforts to be had by "befriending" receptionists, security guards and the likes is easy to underestimate
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lqybadxvolyszssh does his name start with A and has an X in it
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No
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๐Ÿคฃ
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I don't think you'd run across him
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also never quite now how much truth there is to his stories
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you know, the old farang type that has done it all "back in the days"
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"back then I was an air force pilot"
"back then when the market still was exploitable in this and that fashion"
"bach then when soi cowboy didn't have any japanese customers"
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yeah, sure..
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Was wondering if anyone has tried something like these or it's just crap marketing as always



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How much Thai do you speak?
qnjuxhbhhhikewa21h
If you're looking for an English speaking homestay, you'll inevitably get some tourist stuff
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conversational barely, but yeah I hear you
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It doesn't matter how much you're able to speak, it matters how much you're willing to butcher
cirjoungrioguii21h
I mean my local friends are limited by the English-speaking ability. Enough people in BKK speak a lot of English, and that's also "authentic", but not necessarily representative of the whole country
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Personally I don't have a problem with hanging out with a crowd that's not representative of the whole country
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the average person is a rice farmer, so if anything I want to hang out with non-average
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but definitely took me a while to recognize that my whole circle does not represent all of Thailand. These days I wouldn't say "Thai people do X, Y, and Z" to people back at home, because frankly, I only know a small subgroup of Thai people
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That's progress ๐Ÿ™‚
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yeah sounds about right, that subset would do
pbemiak21h
same with india, most are technically poor and farmers/agriculture
mfxjpcctofe21h
Koh Phi Phi is OK to visit for a day or a week end.. To work in, good luck finding a decent place, this is a tiny island, everything is super small.
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unkmvbqjqzwinbls nice, same with thinking you know your home country
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we know our subculture in our home country
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Not anymore, whenever I go back it's just baffling
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USA changes fast
lkngyzalm21h
Yes that too
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I'm happy that i realize that subcultures are temporary and change fast as do friends etc
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And nothing is permanent
iuowuvujd21h
#buddhism etc but true
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So our impermanent lifestyle matches up better w reality than we might think
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Seems worse than Chiang Mai possibly..
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Visibly today better than yesterday o reckon
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But itโ€™s still nasty
abhnwclog8h
Whatโ€™s the up-to-date info on where you need to go, what u need to bring for extending the 30day visa-free stay in Bangkok?
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Got it
epsyeko6h
Coming to Bangkok tomorrow- any general recommendations to deal with the pollution? What should I check when buying a mask?
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Thought to buy a cheap air purifier from Lazada to have in the condo
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rubqjrynoo I know youโ€™re โ€œthe guyโ€ when it comes to air quality
lwukrckqg5h
Buy anything by 3M that says N95 or N99
puxakdjrs5h
Cheap air purifier won't work
lppldrqge5h
Need a real HEPA filter air purifier
houixoyhr5h
If it isn't HEPA it's rekt
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Thanks!
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Governments should take pollution more seriously, if not because health reasons, because economic impact. Iโ€™m gonna spend less time in Bangkok because of that ๐Ÿ˜ฐ
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svefqjjx get the Sqair from Lazada
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And then just leave it on fulltime
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Itโ€™s a HEPA filter attached to a big fan and nothing else
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thanks for the tip, that's awesome!
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Takes about 120 off AQI in my study, about 100 off in my much larger living room area
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Reasonably attractive too
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Probably should have replaced it earlier
ccgaxbolzhwn3h
oh looks like the same filters as my Sharp ones
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Itโ€™d be easy to make other filters fit to it with either masking tape or a knife
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Iโ€™ve also been thinking about checking for radon
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but I think chemical filters for VOCs can be really expensive
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Sqair sell a carbon filter too which should help
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But ... lifeโ€™s too short to worry about everything
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haha yes but life can be even shorter if you donโ€™t
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Iโ€™m pretty worried about spending so much time in CM to be honest
dtslsre3h
any links to buy (amazon) or others
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Thatโ€™s who I bought it from
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lxjsskkb yes but if they start enforcing the burning ban farmers will stop making money and starve then they're gonna protest and start riots like they did in 2014
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If you F with farmers they can take down your country's food supply kinda
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eg farmer protests in Western Europe big last year
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ekheyckwpeqwsren is it HEPA tho
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Thanks for the recommendations everyone.
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Itโ€™s a fan attached to a HEPA filter
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dhappsajws Yup, agree. But thatโ€™s implementation details, itโ€™s their job to come up with a balanced solution. I just complain as a customer of the country ๐Ÿ™‚
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Nice
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Yes I agree with you
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I think it's all to do with income levels
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We care about air quality cuz we relatively rich
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Maslow pyramid etc
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I agree, the problem/solution is much deeper than the average answer. โ€œ5 Whysโ€ principle should be applied.
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Come south - air is nice on Koh Tao! ๐Ÿ™‚
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hyxcfoxg โ€œa customer of this countryโ€ nice way to think of it
pzzfopj2h
Haha itโ€™s just my perspective. I see countries as any other โ€œproductโ€ (each with its own services; taxes are like subscriptions, etc.) and hopefully one day they will see me as a customer as well. Some starting to.. but weโ€™re still not there.
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Speaking of filters, I think Iโ€™ll try some nasal filters from Lazada perhaps
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Iโ€™m not a mouth breather so I donโ€™t need a mask.... I hope ๐Ÿ˜‚
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Anyone know anything about nasal filters? Except for that evil guy in some movie that I canโ€™t recall
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This guy doesnโ€™t worry about AQI
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