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BIGGER THAN OURSELVES
11/14/2013 11:35 AM By  BkkSteve  
Perhaps the most unfortunate aspect of being a long term expat in Thailand is watching fellow westerners self-destruct. It was well over a decade ago that I witnessed my first, and just recently the last.

 
 


A 1999 Cobra Mustang, Zak from TheT45 Source, and Peter from Peter B’s Automotive
10/30/2013 3:29 AM By  BkkSteve  
It was their flagship performance car of 1999. and frankly that transmission in stock form sucked. But Zak waved his magic wand and now it’s better. It’s what it always should have been. And in the process I had the opportunity to meet and work with two very talented and honest mechanics and businessmen Zak and Peter.

 
 


What Would Have Prevented The Sandy Hook, CT School Shootings?
12/15/2012 4:42 AM By  BkkSteve  

Sit back, and let someone who is retired military with four years as a police office in a big California city, a lifetime gun owner, and gasp even an NRA member tell you some things that really will work. You’re going to be angry, surprised, you might throw things against the wall. But if you’re honest with yourself you’ll see I’m at least mostly right.


 
 


Expectations USA Realized
11/6/2012 2:27 AM By  BkkSteve  

Yet, maybe because I tend to be introspective to a fault I found myself still wondering if I’d ever find satisfactory answers to a list of questions I’d made up I based these questions on the grass is greener syndrome and titled them Expectations USA.


 
 


Impossible Without You!
12/31/2011 9:00 AM By  BkkSteve  

There is just so much to list, so many contributors to thank, and a large number of new users for 2011. But you’re wondering, what about our numbers? I’m pleased to say our site traffic has increased 300% in just 2011 alone!


 
 


Japan Disgraces Thailand
12/1/2011 9:00 PM By  BkkSteve  

It’s not unfamiliar to my ears to hear new expats or observant tourists compare Thai’s to school age children.


 
 


The Psychology of “Reconditioned.”
11/3/2011 11:27 AM By  BkkSteve  

Many times it’s been said that which makes us afraid, or in this case uncomfortable, is the unknown. Not knowing what a reconditioned product really is, how old it’s allowed to be, what’s done to bring it back up to standards, and how it affects our warranty.


 
 


What Kind of Camera Should I Buy?
10/10/2011 11:02 AM By  BkkSteve  

Chances are the next spouse/mate addressed these areas precisely. And a few years later, to your horror, you discovered they're not perfect either.


 
 


The Opportunity Costs of Being an Expatriate
8/27/2011 11:50 AM By  BkkSteve  

There’s little so sad as watching a man late in his career or of retirement age take an economic beating and return home humbled or perhaps more accurately humiliated.


 
 


Transitions
8/20/2011 11:50 AM By  BkkSteve  

So when you ask “do you miss Thailand yet?” The answer is “Yes of course.” But I’m not yet finished with Thailand. I left a large piece of myself in Thailand, friends, family, memories and dreams.


 
 
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    Politically correct text like the above is always beyond debate but I pray that no one will ever take...

    --Dana

  4. Re: Lolita Scourge..

    How lethal can this subject be? Sometimes you do not even need to be holding a camera or taking a picture...

    --Dana

  5. Re: What Would Have Prevented The Sandy Hook, CT School Shootings?

    Mike, we may not have had any mass murders like Port Arthur, but I think even you would have to admit...

    --MikeHolt

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    hi im mark peter maddara im a registered nurse in philippines iwant to work in your country i have a...

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  7. Re: What Would Have Prevented The Sandy Hook, CT School Shootings?

    Hi Mike - It's a tough topic that requires an open mind and tons of education. Here's some things to...

    --BkkSteve

  8. Re: What Would Have Prevented The Sandy Hook, CT School Shootings?

    Steve, but you are way off the mark if you think allowing more people to carry concealed weapons will...

    --Mike N

  9. Re: Expectations USA Realized

    Interesting stuff. I remember on our last trip to China my wife and I discussed possibly moving there...

    --Tom

  10. Re: The Psychology of “Reconditioned.”

    I've always tried to buy what makes the most fiscal sense. Sometimes that's new, sometimes used, and...

    --BkkSteve

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