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Homeless in Bangkok After Losing Life Savings To Bar Girl

 
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Kepler



Joined: 24 Sep 2007

PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2014 10:28 pm    Post subject: Homeless in Bangkok After Losing Life Savings To Bar Girl Reply with quote

"The story of a Swedish tourist who lost everything in a bar-girl swindle and lives hand-to-mouth on the streets of Bangkok because his embassy won't fly him home has drawn widespread public sympathy online....

"Mr Christer arrived in Thailand in May with his life savings of more than one million baht, hoping to settle down with an unidentified Thai woman whom he had met late last year....

"He previously visited Thailand in November last year and January this year to stay with the woman at a condominium in Soi Nana....

" 'He wants to go home but has no money because he sold everything in Sweden to come here,' Ms Pemika said. Mr Christer had tried to earn money by working as a hired hand and is reduced to begging with a tin can when he cannot make ends meet."
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/local/428503

1 million baht is about 30k US. It sounds like he trusted this woman because he had spent time with her on previous visits. It's odd that a country like Sweden which provides free healthcare and university education at home will abandon one of its citizens abroad.
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KimchiNinja



Joined: 01 May 2012
Location: Gangnam

PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2014 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We have a winner!!

...this guy just exceed the stupidity of the teachers who got caught smoking pot in Korea. Laughing
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ttompatz



Joined: 05 Sep 2005
Location: Kwangju, South Korea

PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2014 11:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Undocumented and overstay...
It's not that his embassy won't help him...
his embassy can't help him until he deals with those issues.

By turning himself in to immigration he would be held pending his deportation and under current rules, banned from re-entering Thailand.

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Sittipol Chuprajon, who runs the Mirror Foundation's "Patients on Streets" project, said he met Mr Christer on Aug 13 before his story became public and learned he (Mr Christer) did not want to be sent back to Sweden under immigration procedures because his parents had died and he had no relatives there. If picked up in Thailand, he would be held in custody for a long time pending deportation. In addition, he did not want to be blacklisted and banned from re-entering Thailand.


Guy goes on pisser with bar girl.
Blows his way through US$30k and overstays his allowed period of stay.

Faced with fines, deportation and being banned for immigration violations he resorts to sleeping on the street and begging for money.

Yup... stupidity knows no bounds.

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FMPJ



Joined: 03 Jun 2008

PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2014 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

$30k is a pittance--might have lasted a couple years if he'd lived like a pauper. What an idiot.
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PigeonFart



Joined: 27 Apr 2006

PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

30 million won (1,000,000 Thai Bhat) would probably go quite far in Thailand i suppose.

Poor guy. Probably really loved that girl. Some guys wear their heart on their sleeves.
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Cave Dweller



Joined: 17 Aug 2014
Location: Seoul

PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Calling the guy an idiot is pretty harsh. The guy messed up. No one here is blaming Thai culture for having the penchant for ripping off farang.

The poor guy is lonely in his old age.
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KimchiNinja



Joined: 01 May 2012
Location: Gangnam

PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cave Dweller wrote:
No one here is blaming Thai culture for having the penchant for ripping off farang.

The poor guy is lonely in his old age.


Because everyone with a brain should know that culture has a thing for ripping off dumb foreigners. He acquired no wisdom in his old age?
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ttompatz



Joined: 05 Sep 2005
Location: Kwangju, South Korea

PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 11:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cave Dweller wrote:
Calling the guy an idiot is pretty harsh. The guy messed up. No one here is blaming Thai culture for having the penchant for ripping off farang.

The poor guy is lonely in his old age.


45 is old age?
Not unless you come from sub-Saharan Africa.

Tourist goes to Thailand after divorce at home.
Tourist goes on pisser with bar girl.
Tourist blows his way through US$30k and overstays his allowed period of stay chasing his hooker and hoping she will help him out for "love".

Faced with fines, deportation and being banned from the country for immigration violations he resorts to sleeping on the street and begging for money.

Yup... stupidity knows no bounds.

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LPKSA



Joined: 24 Feb 2014
Location: Saudi Arabia

PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2014 4:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

KimchiNinja wrote:
We have a winner!!

...this guy just exceed the stupidity of the teachers who got caught smoking pot in Korea. Laughing


And the stupidity of Kyopos who think they can get high and sell weed in Korea below the radar... (FYI I spent a long time in KTown.. Loads of Kyopos there smoke weed and grow it, and bring it back to Korea to sell... not that I'm saying it's wrong, but they aren't English teachers.).
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