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13-02-2014, 10:16 PM
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it's been a while... had lots of on my mind. Due to the current political unrests in Thailand, I am now on a little forced vacation in the States, ironically, Texas. At least one good thing, the friend I'm staying nearby is an atheist, so that's off my chest.

Not sure how things will be, I'm hoping to be able to get back to Thailand soon, but things don't look so good at the moment. "Worst case scenario" would then be for me to settle down here, get a job and later bring my gf over.

Ok, it's not that bad here, but the only thing freaking me out is that I can't move around. I'm legally blind, so I'm kinda fucked not being able to drive. There is no public transportation here and even no sidewalks, so I'm depending on someone to drive my ass around. All this makes networking and socializing very hard, the income from my projects in Thailand isn't really applicable here.

So yeah... happy Valentine's btw! Smile

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14-02-2014, 02:39 AM
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Heart You too.

Yup, Thailand is... I just don't know what to say about it.

Perhaps all countries need a civil war as part of growing up? I dunno.

It's having a positive impact on the SG economy though.

Good for Texas though, welcoming the huddled masses 'n'all,

I hope you do well there.

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14-02-2014, 04:52 AM
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Good to see you back!

I'm a little disconnected with the rest of the world, what's wrong in Thailand?

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14-02-2014, 06:25 AM
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(14-02-2014 04:52 AM)Free Thought Wrote:  Good to see you back!

I'm a little disconnected with the rest of the world, what's wrong in Thailand?

A civil war. Very civilised regarding... fashion.

Some people say yellow is the best colour and others say red is best.

Set in a backdrop of townies vs. countrysiders, of corruption and of nepotism.

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14-02-2014, 06:33 AM
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(14-02-2014 06:25 AM)DLJ Wrote:  
(14-02-2014 04:52 AM)Free Thought Wrote:  Good to see you back!

I'm a little disconnected with the rest of the world, what's wrong in Thailand?

A civil war. Very civilised regarding... fashion.

Some people say yellow is the best colour and others say red is best.

Set in a backdrop of townies vs. countrysiders, of corruption and of nepotism.

Perhaps you should write plays or stories, DLJ.

Though your explanation doesn't make much sense to me... I haven't found any real mentions of a civil war, a metric fucktonne of protests.

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14-02-2014, 07:17 AM
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Welcome back! I nearly posted on the "Whatever happened to..." thread about you. How's your graphic art coming along?

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14-02-2014, 11:09 AM
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Good to see you back! Smile

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14-02-2014, 11:18 AM
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I had a very different picture of Thailand painted in my head. I blame DLJ.

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14-02-2014, 02:36 PM
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(14-02-2014 11:18 AM)Dark Light Wrote:  I had a very different picture of Thailand painted in my head. I blame DLJ.

I blame porn... Angel

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14-02-2014, 04:07 PM
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aww, good to hear I wasn't all forgotten. Wink My art/design stuff is still on, I put some new projects on my portfolio and I'm broadcasting it a bit more than before. Designers are usually seen as natural "braggers", yet I am anything but. Still, I have to make others see what I do in order to generate some business.

As for Thailand, here's what's going on in a nutshell. DLJ has already mentioned the "reds" and "yellows". Basically, the yellows consist of a large number of elites, urban middle class nationalists/royalists, the reds pretty much the (more or less underprivileged) rest of the country. The elites, who never won one election, have been running the country for decades, by serving their own interests and not giving two shits about the rest. In 2001, one dude from the reds fraction got voted in as a PM, also serving his own interests, yet sharing a few crumbles of the cake with the regular people. This made him (despite of his many not so democratic means) very popular, and the elites very pissed off. As a result, he got ousted in a military coup in 2006. In 2011, his sister was sent to run for elections and she won. Again, the elites were pissed, and history is repeating itself yet again. The only difference is, that now both sides have stronger resistance against each other. A "silent" coup, like in 2006 isn't as easy anymore. Corruption is now an instrumental tool of accusation or trying to wash hands clean, but in reality, it's been rampant throughout most of asian societies. You could even say, corruption is like a way of life, so it's more like throwing stones from a glasshouse.

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