Introduce Yourself

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Re: Introduce Yourself

Postby OrangeDragon » Sat Sep 20, 2014 4:08 am

I'm working on retired at 40. That's what this year in the US is mostly about. Securing finances that will let me make a few nice real estate investments I can just live off of for the next 20 years.
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Re: Introduce Yourself

Postby phuketrichard » Sat Sep 20, 2014 6:46 am

peter.storm wrote:Hello,

I am British and 46 years old, been living in Phnom Penh for the last 6 months and before that Pattaya, Thailand for 9 years.

I am retired and enjoy socialising, going to the gym, eating out and generally relaxing!!!

I rent an apartment and have just bought a Honda PCX.

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Re: Introduce Yourself

Postby Soi Dog » Sat Sep 20, 2014 6:49 am

Satiated Parrot wrote:
peter.storm wrote:Hello,

I am British and 46 years old, been living in Phnom Penh for the last 6 months and before that Pattaya, Thailand for 9 years.

I am retired and enjoy socialising, going to the gym, eating out and generally relaxing!!!

I rent an apartment and have just bought a Honda PCX.

Retired at 46? Interesting. Would be keen on knowing more details.
Did he retire at 46, or was he retired 9 years ago when he moved to Thailand? I would like to hear how he managed it. Impressive. :thumb:

...also, why did he leave Thailand after 9 years? Just for a change of scenery, or are things going downhill there in his opinion?
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Re: Introduce Yourself

Postby phuketrichard » Sat Sep 20, 2014 7:32 am

why?
i retired from working in the "real" world when i was 34
but for various reason's had to rejoin when i was 46
nothing but death & tax's is forever.
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Re: Introduce Yourself

Postby peter.storm » Sat Sep 20, 2014 1:21 pm

Soi Dog wrote:
Satiated Parrot wrote:
peter.storm wrote:Hello,

I am British and 46 years old, been living in Phnom Penh for the last 6 months and before that Pattaya, Thailand for 9 years.

I am retired and enjoy socialising, going to the gym, eating out and generally relaxing!!!

I rent an apartment and have just bought a Honda PCX.

Retired at 46? Interesting. Would be keen on knowing more details.
Did he retire at 46, or was he retired 9 years ago when he moved to Thailand? I would like to hear how he managed it. Impressive. :thumb:

...also, why did he leave Thailand after 9 years? Just for a change of scenery, or are things going downhill there in his opinion?
Yes I retired prior to moving to Thailand.

I left Thailand cause I got fed up with the aggression from both Thai and Falang.

I stayed as long as I did because it took me 3 years to sell my house.

For the last 6 years I had a Filipina girlfriend living with me in Thailand that has now finished.

I was on an education visa for the last 4 years costing 33,000 baht a year. Before that I asked Immigration for alternatives and basically they told me I was not 50 and must be working in Thailand even when I showed them a bank account with many millions of baht in that I had moved over from The UK to have my house built.
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Re: Introduce Yourself

Postby General Mackevili » Sat Sep 20, 2014 8:39 pm

Welcome, Peter Storm!

Glad you finally made it over! I remember chatting with you a few years ago about your planned move here, but I was using the name "Cambod" back then!

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Re: Introduce Yourself

Postby Soi Dog » Sat Sep 20, 2014 9:16 pm

peter.storm wrote:... I asked Immigration for alternatives and basically they told me I was not 50 and must be working in Thailand even when I showed them a bank account with many millions of baht in that I had moved over from The UK to have my house built.
I know many farangs have, but personally I would never build or even buy a house in a country such as Thailand where the wheels appear to be coming off the rails. Too much political instability and ever-changing visa rules. I suppose it can make sense for those over age 50, especially if they are married to a Thai, but even living in Issan I hear far too many "relationship gone wrong" stories where the hapless farang is left with nothing, sometimes after many years of marriage. I don't just mean the ones married to bar girls half their age either.

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Re: Introduce Yourself

Postby Francis » Sat Sep 20, 2014 9:28 pm

Soi Dog wrote: I know many farangs have, but personally I would never build or even buy a house in a country such as Thailand where the wheels appear to be coming off the rails. Too much political instability and ever-changing visa rules.
Dear Peter Storm, if I where you, I really, really would listen to that statement Soi Dog just made. Be smart or you are going to lose EVERYTHING !!! You have worked all your life and saved some money, right ? Don't destroy it within a year.
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Und die laufen vom Gesicht
Doch der Haifisch lebt im Wasser
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Re: Introduce Yourself

Postby Username Taken » Sat Sep 20, 2014 10:16 pm

Francis wrote:
Soi Dog wrote: I know many farangs have, but personally I would never build or even buy a house in a country such as Thailand where the wheels appear to be coming off the rails. Too much political instability and ever-changing visa rules.
Dear Peter Storm, if I where you, I really, really would listen to that statement Soi Dog just made. Be smart or you are going to lose EVERYTHING !!! You have worked all your life and saved some money, right ? Don't destroy it within a year.

Sounds like Peter has got it all sorted already.

peter.storm wrote:I am British and 46 years old, been living in Phnom Penh for the last 6 months
peter.storm wrote:I stayed as long as I did because it took me 3 years to sell my house.
peter.storm wrote:I had a Filipina girlfriend living with me in Thailand that has now finished.
Got rid of the girlfriend, already.
Sold the house, already.
Moved to Phnom Penh, already.

Sorted. :plus1:





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Re: Introduce Yourself

Postby General Mackevili » Sun Sep 21, 2014 12:10 am

Username Taken wrote:
Got rid of the girlfriend, already.
Sold the house, already.
Moved to Phnom Penh, already.

Sorted. :plus1:
Ha! That is probably the best definition of "sorted" that I've ever heard! :ROFL:
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