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#13606346 Jan 14, 2018 at 04:28 AM
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That must've been hard though, I get what you feel. Friends are defined when they do or doesn't support you especially when you needed them the most.
I used to get a line similar to that. "You're not even Filipino." "You're Korean/Japanese/Chinese" people get confused between the three when it comes to me.
anyway, it's not as bad as yours. As far as I know people say that line "You're 'insert nationality here'" are all hypocritically racist. seeing as though not being Thai or Filipino or whatever gives a a sort of disadvantage, in a way does what you looked like really matters. Isn't that the purpose of Naturalization or what you're trying to do in the first place?
even though to don't look the part.
Government rarely becomes helpful, even my country is useless. Maybe if you're stubborn enough or generous enough if you know what I mean to maybe loosen that stick up their a**es
it's a dirty trick I know, but it gets the job done. if that doesn't work I'm not good at these stuff 😫
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#13609413 Jan 16, 2018 at 06:32 AM
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#13606346 Kierwiny wrote:

That must've been hard though, I get what you feel. Friends are defined when they do or doesn't support you especially when you needed them the most.
I used to get a line similar to that. "You're not even Filipino." "You're Korean/Japanese/Chinese" people get confused between the three when it comes to me.
anyway, it's not as bad as yours. As far as I know people say that line "You're 'insert nationality here'" are all hypocritically racist. seeing as though not being Thai or Filipino or whatever gives a a sort of disadvantage, in a way does what you looked like really matters. Isn't that the purpose of Naturalization or what you're trying to do in the first place?
even though to don't look the part.
Government rarely becomes helpful, even my country is useless. Maybe if you're stubborn enough or generous enough if you know what I mean to maybe loosen that stick up their a**es
it's a dirty trick I know, but it gets the job done. if that doesn't work I'm not good at these stuff 😫




Definitely. Especially since many Thai people hold dual citizenship with western countries.I wonder how they would like it if they were refused a service for citizens of Australia/America/Europe because they look Asia? Some of my friends whom say they don't regard me as Thai say they want citizenship of a western country. When I tell them the double standard they're imposing,they just repeat ''you don't look Thai'' ,so i tell them ''you don't look european'' then they just babble on nonsense.


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#13611770 Jan 17, 2018 at 10:32 PM
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#13600730 TidusandYuna1983 wrote:

Ok. Seriously. I need to renew my Thai ID card AGAIN,because I was registered as living at my ex girlfriend's condo. My ex girlfriend sold her condo,which means my ID card becomes void,because I am no longer a resident at that property. I have to transfer to a new residential address,but because I didn't transfer before she sold her property,my identity has been transferred to some government building,and I need to bring Thai people with me to confirm who I am. The government building is far from where any of my friends are,like a 2 hour trip.

The stupid thing is,even though I own properties of my own,I can't just transfer to them,because my identity has been taken to the government building. I still have a Thai ID card,Thai passport,Thai certificate, properties in Thailand,bank accounts in Thailand, my fingerprints are on the damn government system,but this is not enough... I have to find people who will travel 2 hours with me to some stupid government building,and it will probably take another 2 hours for them to esatblish who I am,and allow me to transfer my identity to my own properties.

I am in Australia now,and I got one of my Thai friends to call the government office in Thailand and ask them what exactly do I need to do,and she said the government officer just complained how I was supposed to transfer before my ex girlfriend sold the house... Oh geez,so fuckin helpful. Then he said I need to come to that government building and explain why I am away from Thailand for so long...

I've asked some of my friends to go with me to the government building to identify me,but many of them are busy with work or they said ''it's too hard''. I told them I will pay them(more than what an average daily pay for a Thai person is),but some of my friends have said ''This problem cannot be fixed'' or ''You should give up'',but some of my friends said they will try to help me,but are negative about the situation,and understandly so since Thailand has ridiculous bureaucracy.

And to add to the stress.some of my Thai friends said ''you are not 100% Thai'' , and I said yeah,and ''many Thai are genetically Khmer,Lao,Chinese etc'', and then they reply with snarky ''but you weren't born in Thailand'', and I told them ,neither was the recent king who died,or neither were some of Thailand's former prime minisers, then they said ''but they have 2 Thai parents'' (even though many Thai people are half Chinese or half Lao).

I spoke to one of my Thai friends,he's a decent person,he said he wants to help me but he lives in Sweden. He admitted what I've always said ,it's simply because I don't look Asian I'm goling to have many problems. He said if I look Asian,I could probably go to the government building alone and they would reestablish my identity and let me transfer,but having European features means they will try to use every technicality against me.

I've mentioned to you guys before back in 2012,when I was at a government building,I wanted to renew my Thai ID card,and the boss stamped and signed my papers to say I could renew my ID card,but one of the office workers(his job was to take photos for the ID card),refused to do it. He said ''You are not Thai''. I explained to him I have all the documentation,and my finger prints are on the system. He just repeated,''No,you are not Thai,you need to bring your Thai relatives here''. I got angry and started yelling, but one of the other officers calmed me down,and she told me she will speak to the boss for me,and the boss came out and told him to take the damn photo. This piece of shit thought it was his right to override the boss's decision and ignore the Thai law,simply because a caucasian looking person has Thai nationality.

It's bad enough dealing with stupid government laws,but then my own friends won't help me by saying it's too hard or ''you're not really Thai''.



It's racism. I'm sorry you're going through that. I hope you're not getting any grief from our government. What about your job?
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#13612280 Jan 18, 2018 at 06:37 AM · Edited 7 months ago
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#13611770 Falconer wrote:

#13600730 TidusandYuna1983 wrote:

Ok. Seriously. I need to renew my Thai ID card AGAIN,because I was registered as living at my ex girlfriend's condo. My ex girlfriend sold her condo,which means my ID card becomes void,because I am no longer a resident at that property. I have to transfer to a new residential address,but because I didn't transfer before she sold her property,my identity has been transferred to some government building,and I need to bring Thai people with me to confirm who I am. The government building is far from where any of my friends are,like a 2 hour trip.

The stupid thing is,even though I own properties of my own,I can't just transfer to them,because my identity has been taken to the government building. I still have a Thai ID card,Thai passport,Thai certificate, properties in Thailand,bank accounts in Thailand, my fingerprints are on the damn government system,but this is not enough... I have to find people who will travel 2 hours with me to some stupid government building,and it will probably take another 2 hours for them to esatblish who I am,and allow me to transfer my identity to my own properties.

I am in Australia now,and I got one of my Thai friends to call the government office in Thailand and ask them what exactly do I need to do,and she said the government officer just complained how I was supposed to transfer before my ex girlfriend sold the house... Oh geez,so fuckin helpful. Then he said I need to come to that government building and explain why I am away from Thailand for so long...

I've asked some of my friends to go with me to the government building to identify me,but many of them are busy with work or they said ''it's too hard''. I told them I will pay them(more than what an average daily pay for a Thai person is),but some of my friends have said ''This problem cannot be fixed'' or ''You should give up'',but some of my friends said they will try to help me,but are negative about the situation,and understandly so since Thailand has ridiculous bureaucracy.

And to add to the stress.some of my Thai friends said ''you are not 100% Thai'' , and I said yeah,and ''many Thai are genetically Khmer,Lao,Chinese etc'', and then they reply with snarky ''but you weren't born in Thailand'', and I told them ,neither was the recent king who died,or neither were some of Thailand's former prime minisers, then they said ''but they have 2 Thai parents'' (even though many Thai people are half Chinese or half Lao).

I spoke to one of my Thai friends,he's a decent person,he said he wants to help me but he lives in Sweden. He admitted what I've always said ,it's simply because I don't look Asian I'm goling to have many problems. He said if I look Asian,I could probably go to the government building alone and they would reestablish my identity and let me transfer,but having European features means they will try to use every technicality against me.

I've mentioned to you guys before back in 2012,when I was at a government building,I wanted to renew my Thai ID card,and the boss stamped and signed my papers to say I could renew my ID card,but one of the office workers(his job was to take photos for the ID card),refused to do it. He said ''You are not Thai''. I explained to him I have all the documentation,and my finger prints are on the system. He just repeated,''No,you are not Thai,you need to bring your Thai relatives here''. I got angry and started yelling, but one of the other officers calmed me down,and she told me she will speak to the boss for me,and the boss came out and told him to take the damn photo. This piece of shit thought it was his right to override the boss's decision and ignore the Thai law,simply because a caucasian looking person has Thai nationality.

It's bad enough dealing with stupid government laws,but then my own friends won't help me by saying it's too hard or ''you're not really Thai''.



It's racism. I'm sorry you're going through that. I hope you're not getting any grief from our government. What about your job?



I look more caucasian than Asian,so I don't really have to worry much about racism in Australia,plus government buildings in Australia have lots of Asians and Indians working for them. Either way,Australian laws protect Australians from discrimination,if Centerlink refused an Australian citizen service based on race,they could sue that Centerlink office and the media will have a field day. Even though Thailand technically has laws against racial discrimination,they're not enforced. The Thai government officers could just say ''I had doubts as to whether he is Thai '' to avoid getting in trouble for racism (even though my finger prints are on the government system and I have all the documentation). This stunt wont work in Australia,because they will need to explain why they had doubt,and saying somebody isn't caucasian isn't good enough,especially if they have all the documentation to show they're Australian.

I've been working 2 days per week at my father's Ford dealership,soon I will go back to Thailand on January 30.


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#13629779 Jan 31, 2018 at 02:18 AM
397 Posts

More reasons why we should colonize Venus rather than Mars.

This is not just about the cloud cities. It's the idea of using giant mirrors or shades to reduce the amount of light that reaches Venus,so the Co2 on Venus liquifies,and this will thin out Venus' atmosphere,hence taking care of the problem of it's crushing atmospheric pressure. Skip to the 15 minute mark to see about the giant mirrors/shades.

We already know Venus has significant advantages over Mars such as having gravity similar to Earth,a thick atmosphere that can be thinned out so it can provide atmospheric pressure similar to Earth,Venus has an externally induced magnetic field to give some sort of protect from radiation. Venus is considerably closer to the Earth than Mars.

Besides oxygen,nitrogen is essential for life since it's used in the building blocks of molecules. It would be difficult to prevent oxygen and nitrogen added to Mars from evaporating into space due to Mars weak gravity,thats why it's theorized in order to fully terraform Mars,thousands of ships carrying nitrogen would need to travel to Mars everyday.

Venus has much nitrogen in it's atmosphere,even though it only makes up a small % of it's atmosphere,this is because Venus's atmosphere is much thicker than Earth's atmosphere.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BI-old7YI4I


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#13647452 Feb 09, 2018 at 01:24 AM
397 Posts
Not much to talk about. My Vita cannot connect to the Wi Fi in my condo,but it can cannot to internet in other places. Makes it a bit annoying since physical copies of Vita games are very expensive in Thailand.


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#13668525 Feb 24, 2018 at 12:48 PM
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New purchase





I've heard good things about this one, some people say it's their favorite Tales game, or has the best romance in a Tales game. It kinda slipped under my radar since most JRPG fans I know tend to talk about other Tales games a lot more. Anyways,I'll let you guys know what I think about it after I've played it for a bit.


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#13669312 Feb 25, 2018 at 09:08 AM
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I'm a few hours into Tales of Hearts R,and here's what I think of it so far.

The story is intriguing and different. Warring worlds using monsters to attack each other,and these monsters either kills people, or inflicts them with a disease that messes with their feelings and emotions. You play as a character who can enter a person's body and cure them of the disease. Thousands of years later, people from the warring worlds are using people's bodies as hosts to continue their fight against each other.

It's too early to judge the characters,but the girl characters are cute and funny,and I like how Kohaku likes to beat up male characters who annoy her.

The battle system is pretty much what you'd expect from a Tales game. I like how the story presentation shows anime scenes at regular intervals to make it feel like the game is part-game,part-anime. The artstyle for the world and towns isn't the best, it's environments seem watered down because the towns are small and don't have much detail, but this is probably because the game was made for a portable console,it was originally released for the DS in Japan, but got a western release for Vita. Still enjoying the game, it does have some difficulty spikes.



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#13726320 Apr 08, 2018 at 11:29 PM
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Watched Kotsutsubo, which is a Japanese horror movie. It's not scary at all, not one bit. It's about a group of highschool girls who want to exact revenge on a teacher whom has been touching them, so they acquire bones that are cursed , hence anyone who consumes the bones internally will die a horrible death. The girls come up with a plan to put the bone powder in the drink of the teacher whom has been bad to them, but it leads to dire consequences.

I found the movie entertaining, because I like how sneaky and pretty the girls are, and when they were putting the bone powder in that teacher's drink, they all had mischievous smiles on their face, and comical music was used for that scene to lighten it up. Even when Asian women have an evil facial expression, they are still pretty.

But, since it's not scary, and the attempted horror scenes are few and far between, I must say it's a below average horror movie, but an entertaining story in general.

The movie does have some very gorey scenes, such as seeing curse victims missing their lower torso, or missing limbs, and ghost scenes, but the movie doesn't really build up any suspense leading to these scenes.





Watched Itazurana Kiss Campus Hen, ( Mischievous Kiss The Movie) Part 2: ,which is based off a drama series. It's a romance comedy,and it's enjoying and relaxing to watch. It gives a warm feeling, and is about guys and girls whom have crushes on each other in university, and things they get up to. The humor may not be original, but it's charming, such as when a pretty girl goes into the otaku room by accident, which is a room that has only male otakus whom have no idea how to interact with women because everything they associate with women is in anime/manga.

It's got a nice colorful setting,that reminds me of happy times during summer.



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#13731378 Apr 12, 2018 at 09:56 PM · Edited 4 months ago
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Some updates.

I can say Tales of Hearts R is the most fun JRPG I've played in years. It's story keeps getting better and better,and it's original. It's hard to explain what makes it's story original without giving away spoilers, but i'll say it uses concepts including fantasy,Sci Fi,a story that takes place over thousands of years in a creative way. Nothing has felt cliche, unlike what we see in other JRPGs when they bring time travel or parallel worlds into the story when they run out of ideas.

A good story still needs likable characters,and Tales of Hearts has just that. It has romance,and most importantly the romance has chemistry,because you see the guy and girl's feelings for each other develop over time, and a series of funny and heartwarming interactions between them.

What I like about Tales of Hearts is it tries to be a JRPG. Not a WRPG/JRPG hybrid which Final Fantasy has become. As I mentioned in a previous blog, I like how it's towns are shown from not too up close to you, so you can see a big part of the town, and the towns have charming,peaceful music.

The game still presents a unique culture within it's world, because the people in the world worship a whale God, hence many of the towns are built next to the sea, or over bodies of water, and it gives the towns a relaxing atmosphere. The game also has you near the seaside and travelling on ships frequently, so you can feel the aquatic theme the game is trying to give, which I like.

Since the western release of this game only came to Vita, this game was never going to get much commercial exposure, which is a shame, because I think this game is much better than the more well known Tales. In fact. Hearts is my 2nd favorite Tales game so far ,only behind Tales of Symphonia Dawn of A New World, and that could change depending on how Hearts ends. I've played most of Tales games including Abyss,Vesperia,Symphonia 1 and 2, Graces ,Xillia and Zestiria, and I can say Hearts has the freshest and most original story out of all of these games.


I'm really enjoying Tales of Hearts R. It's got a nice blend of old school JRPG,while feeling modern enough so it's not dated. Earlier,I mentioned how the towns were too small for my liking, well I've encountered some bigger towns,and now I think about it,I like it when JRPGs have towns that are not too big, and ones that are not too up to scale and detailed, because when I played Tales of Zestiria, the huge buildings didn't look as charming as the quaint buildings in older JRPGs, and I became bored doing errands around the huge city-like towns. Same goes for when I played White Knight Chronicles.

Tales of Hearts allow you to stop off at towns, interact with townsfolk, see some nice sights such as buildings by the seaside, then it has you be on your merry way and progresses with the story continuously . There's still sidequests to do, and a world map to explore if you want to break up the pace.

The story is interesting because it's different, the concept of using monsters as weapons to possess people,or the act of inhabiting someone else's body for the sake of accomplishing your own agendas if a breath of fresh air.

In Tales of Hearts R, there's a town built on top of a beautiful blue lake(that's not far from the seaside)named Shoalhaven. Shoalhaven's residents believe in a God that's a blue whale with wings. I must say, I like it when each town has their own culture in RPGs.







Beat Tales of Hearts. The story turned out to be epic,with a fresh feel, and has a love story with chemistry.

It's my favorite Tales game.



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Started Murdered Soul Suspect. It's story is engaging, although the gameplay is shallow. I really care about the character, and I like how it shows his determination to be with his wife again, and the game makes me think about my own mortality, and has interesting viewpoints on what life after death could be like. The way ghosts from various time periods are trapped together in the world, and interacting with the world in their own unique way makes this experience feel unique. The gameplay feels like a watered down version of Heavy Rain's gameplay. Since I love story-driven games,and I can enjoy visual novels which have no gameplay at all, I see myself enjoying this experience.




More impressions of Murdered Soul Suspect are it's story is great thus far, but it's gameplay feels clunky. Clunky realistic movements work in Heavy Rain, because it's QTEs are done well, but in MSS, the enemies move fast, and you'll be trying to pull off a QTE while multiple fast demons are around , and it becomes frustrating. The side stories are interesting, I especially like the mind reading and possess mechanic, it makes seemingly uninteresting NPCs become characters with interesting backstories and personality.


Damn. When I try to play MSS, my PS3 keeps resetting itself. I've had a lot of issues lately trying to play digital games on my PS3. It reset itself constantly when I tried to play Sly 2, and it freezes when I try to install Game of Thrones, and had a weird glitch where new planets wouldn't unlock on Ratchet Nexus. This is a final sign that I should rest the old girl, had her since 2008, but many games I've tried to play lately cannot function properly.

Such as shame, as I was enjoying MSS, and progressed to around 1 quarter of the way through the game before this issue.

Anyways, back to gaming on Vita I suppose.

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Beaten and platinumed Dying Reborn. It only took 1 hour. It was created by a Chinese studio, and is a first person puzzle game, in which the person needs to find a way to escape a series of rooms, so he can save his lady friend , whom has been kidnapped by some psychopath. The story doesn't make you care about the characters, and the gameplay has no tenseness as there's no time limits on any of the puzzles, and you can't die, so you have as much time as you need to solve the puzzles. The voice acting is some of the worst I've ever heard. It's story/atmosphere have some disturbing aspects early on, but the game feels repetitive and dull quickly due to it failing to make you care about the characters.




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#13748914 Apr 21, 2018 at 10:29 PM
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Picked up Demon Gaze 2. It's like a mix of Etrian Odyssey and SMT. Basically you need to find your way through dungeons, and fight demons, and you can recruit demons, but it's style is more quirky than that of SMT. I like how it tries to stay traditional with turn-based, and I like it's colorful style. The game also allows you to date demons. It's developer Kadokawa has developed some other well-known games/manga such as Lunar and Black Rock Shooter.



I've watched 99 Homes. It's a movie set in America during the recession, when many people were losing their homes. A single father lost his home, then he befriends the real estate operator who evicted him and gets a job working for him, but realizes how corrupt the real estate industry is, as well as the system in general(including banks and politicians). The movie does a good job of showing how children and innocent people were affected during this crisis, yet at the same time it explains how many people were careless with their money and borrowed more than they could afford, which caused them to lose their home, so it does a good job of showing both the low income and wealthy contributed to this crisis.

It had good character development, but became a bit nonsensical towards the end. Worth a watch.



Watched the Japanese horror movie ''Slit - Mouthed Woman '' (Kuchisake Onna). It was creepy, and has some nice hazy atmosphere. I like how it's set in slum areas of Japan, rather than just another metro or rural area, the slum makes the mood feel more depressing. I won't say too much, because doing so would be spoilers, but I'll say the slit-mouthed woman does look horrific and disturbing. However , this movie isn't for everyone, because you see children constantly being harmed in the movie.



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