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Re: Advice about Bridewealth?

Post by John Bingham » Mon Jul 23, 2018 12:46 am

logos wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:01 am
Is that guy for real ?
I think he definitely is real, but exists in a parallel universe/era where things like "bridewealths" are a concern.
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Re: Advice about Bridewealth?

Post by Jamie_Lambo » Mon Jul 23, 2018 1:19 am

logos wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:01 am
Is that guy for real ?
100% real
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Re: Advice about Bridewealth?

Post by DaveG » Mon Jul 23, 2018 1:22 am

Lol Jamie. :oops:
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Re: Advice about Bridewealth?

Post by Jamie_Lambo » Mon Jul 23, 2018 1:29 am

TBH people need to give Michael a break, hes a little crazy but genuine, @@michael.stewart1 ill give you a shout when im back and we will go KTV :D haha
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Re: Advice about Bridewealth?

Post by newkidontheblock » Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:25 am

There was actually a girl in the village that bolted on wedding day. The village/commune cops went to Temple town to find her, arrest her and drag her back for the ceremony. No guarantee that she won’t run after being married.

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Re: Advice about Bridewealth?

Post by pczz » Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:01 am

Far as I know bridewealth is a gift in expectation of marriage and therefore it has to be given back if the marriage is cancelled by the bride. if you cancel it she will keep a good proportion if not all as compensation. If she cancels it then there might be some negotiation depending on why, like if she catches you in bed with her sister.
Used to be similar idea in Europe. If the bride cancelled the wedding she had to give you back the engagement ring because that was part of the marriage contract
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Re: Advice about Bridewealth?

Post by fax » Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:18 am

This kid in a Cambodian KTV off his meds with Jamie. Hit me up bros

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Re: Advice about Bridewealth?

Post by phuketrichard » Mon Jul 23, 2018 12:08 pm

pczz wrote:
Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:01 am
Far as I know bridewealth is a gift in expectation of marriage and therefore it has to be given back if the marriage is cancelled by the bride. if you cancel it she will keep a good proportion if not all as compensation. If she cancels it then there might be some negotiation depending on why, like if she catches you in bed with her sister.
Used to be similar idea in Europe. If the bride cancelled the wedding she had to give you back the engagement ring because that was part of the marriage contract
true story,
gf sister married a local guy in Savy Rieng, Mom wanted her married so being the good daughter she agreed.
day after she left him and went home. Had to pay back the $3,000 the groom gave the family..
In a nation run by swine, all pigs are upward-mobile and the rest of us are fucked until we can put our acts together: not necessarily to win, but mainly to keep from losing completely. HST
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Re: Advice about Bridewealth?

Post by fatuousdrivel » Mon Jul 23, 2018 12:15 pm

I paid a $10k “bride price” and apart from the ceremony where the family all held the cash for photos my wife got all of it.

She spent it a week later on some land in SHV in 2013. It’s now worth $100k! Smart.
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Re: Advice about Bridewealth?

Post by Barang chgout » Mon Jul 23, 2018 12:18 pm

fatuousdrivel wrote:I paid a $10k “bride price” and apart from the ceremony where the family all held the cash for photos my wife got all of it.

She spent it a week later on some land in SHV in 2013. It’s now worth $100k! Smart.
So now you can buy 10 more!

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