Those Living Cheaply Under a Grand

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Re: Those Living Cheaply Under a Grand

Postby EdinWigan » Mon May 26, 2014 3:27 pm

Hotdigr wrote:G'day Alex. Yeah, well, you have to learn and be willing to change (dare I say "grow up"lol) I s'pose. K440 was my first experience of a forum and at times I let people get under my skin when I shouldn't have. I learnt that, particularly after meeting one ugly bastard who I now consider a good mate, peoples on line persona can be quite different from their actual real life personality and some bloody good people come across as right twats and I'm sure on occasion the opposite is true too! Also the fact that I am so happy and contented now means I'm able to shrug stuff off that maybe would have got to me in the past.
Dags, I'm hardly a prince mate, but some where along the line I lucked out this time! But I'm not going to cruel it by trying to dissect the why's and wherefores too much, I'm just going to enjoy it while I have it ;)
Thanks Mrs. Stroppy, I appreciate the good wishes. Take care.
I totally agree and have posted much the same under the 'Why bother with all the aliases?' so I better not repeat myself here but I totally agree.
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Re: Those Living Cheaply Under a Grand

Postby Digg3r » Mon May 26, 2014 5:03 pm

When I first came to Cambodia I had a monthly income from Australia of about US$750. That was enough for a reasonable apartment, Western food diet, and shiteloads of beer and the occasional short term relationship.

Over the years I managed to increase on that by many times but my quality of life never improved. The life of my ex partner and her family most definitely got better though...
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Re: Those Living Cheaply Under a Grand

Postby Alex » Mon May 26, 2014 5:31 pm

flying chicken wrote: Fuck, this was the only time I see the username Alex showing care to anybody.
Flying Chicken, while I'm at it, it's nice to see you again, too! :beer3:
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Re: Those Living Cheaply Under a Grand

Postby vladimir » Mon May 26, 2014 5:39 pm

Hotdigr wrote:Also the fact that I am so happy and contented now means I'm able to shrug stuff off that maybe would have got to me in the past.
Let this lesson be learned by the one-upmanshippers.

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Re: Those Living Cheaply Under a Grand

Postby Bitte_Kein_Lexus » Mon May 26, 2014 9:07 pm

dagenham wrote:Aint never heard a story like that in nearly 20 years in SE Asia. She's obviously a keeper. And apparently you're a prince so there you go. Me? I'm still looking for a gorgeous young coffee-coloured maiden who will be with me for $1.00 a day...been looking for nearly 20 years now...
You're certainly doing something wrong... And have been doing it wrong for 20 years apparently (what's that Einstein quote again...?). I get lot's of girls to pay for my restaurant bills, or at least for their own. Give and take. Some have been well-off (well, middle-class), others simple country girls. Since when does one need to "pay" for a girlfriend? A wife, I can imagine, but a girlfriend or date?!
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Re: Those Living Cheaply Under a Grand

Postby dagenham » Mon May 26, 2014 11:53 pm

Bitte_Kein_Lexus wrote:
dagenham wrote:Aint never heard a story like that in nearly 20 years in SE Asia. She's obviously a keeper. And apparently you're a prince so there you go. Me? I'm still looking for a gorgeous young coffee-coloured maiden who will be with me for $1.00 a day...been looking for nearly 20 years now...
You're certainly doing something wrong... And have been doing it wrong for 20 years apparently (what's that Einstein quote again...?). I get lot's of girls to pay for my restaurant bills, or at least for their own. Give and take. Some have been well-off (well, middle-class), others simple country girls. Since when does one need to "pay" for a girlfriend? A wife, I can imagine, but a girlfriend or date?!
"I get lot's of girls to pay for my restaurant bills"...really now? Hmmm...

Brother, long term every chap pays in the end...save a very minute % who really do "marry up"...all over the planet this holds true...

I want a female native at least 40 years my junior - fluent English, pretty, educated, skilled, a happy orphan, kind, generous, clever, well read...I'm still looking...I would willing to up the ante to $5,000 riel a day instead of 4,000 riel a day...

Of course, I'll be dead before I find my ideal bird...but having fun with all the "test-driving" and all...
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Re: Those Living Cheaply Under a Grand

Postby taabarang » Tue May 27, 2014 8:29 am

I live rurally in Kampong Cham province and $400/per month supports our family of four. There is of course pressure from others, especially Cambodian villagers to up our visible wealth to a "kalip" level. We have all that we need especially love. We own the land and the house we live in,so that helps lower the cost of living. There is no electricity and hence no karaoke or TV to zombify
my children. The main drawback is the poor level of education at the village level, but we home school in addition. I am happy to say that our entire family is bilingual and we get along well with all the villagers. I just don''t need things to make me happy nor social status to feel that I am valuable. We have been living this way for 11 years.
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Re: Those Living Cheaply Under a Grand

Postby Bitte_Kein_Lexus » Tue May 27, 2014 8:34 am

Good on you lok ta. How far from the provincial capital are you? Education would be my main concern, but I think as a parent one could supplement enough to "make up the difference" during grade school.
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Re: Those Living Cheaply Under a Grand

Postby Sir_Quality_U_Feel » Tue May 27, 2014 8:56 am

taabarang wrote:I live rurally in Kampong Cham province and $400/per month supports our family of four. There is of course pressure from others, especially Cambodian villagers to up our visible wealth to a "kalip" level. We have all that we need especially love. We own the land and the house we live in,so that helps lower the cost of living. There is no electricity and hence no karaoke or TV to zombify
my children. The main drawback is the poor level of education at the village level, but we home school in addition. I am happy to say that our entire family is bilingual and we get along well with all the villagers. I just don''t need things to make me happy nor social status to feel that I am valuable. We have been living this way for 11 years.
Damn, that is awesome. I want to hear a bit more of your story to be honest. Where are you from? Is your significant other Khmer? Why Kampong Cham? Have you lived in rural KPC for 11 years, or just that way of life?
I'll give ya 500 Riel for it...
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Re: Those Living Cheaply Under a Grand

Postby frank lee bent » Tue May 27, 2014 9:12 am

yes Ta- do tell! good post!


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