Do you believe falangs are liked and respected in Thailand?

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Post by oldfield » June 26, 2007, 8:59 am


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Post by Paul » June 26, 2007, 9:02 am

Last week - my neighbour who lives opposite my house and whom I have known for 3 years or more had to contend with his almost 1 year old child crying and generally misbehaving. I was working in my garden at the time and overheard him telling his kid that if she didn't stop crying, he would send the 'Farang' over.

Wheres the logic here? even from first words they are teaching their kids that we are to be feared and somehow not normal or 'monster-like'

After 3 years of knowing this guy, can anyone tell me he is not prejudiced and is even educating his kids to be the same.

What is becoming clear in this thread to a certain extent is that there are some currently outside of Thailand who think it really is the Land of Smiles and Utopia.
Those that 'tell it like it is' (Like Bkk Stan) are considered to be whingers, when really this is simply a discussion on the ups and downs of living here. We are all still here so it can't be that bad, but no harm in comparing notes and experiences between like minded people from all countries and cultures is there?

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Post by Bump » June 26, 2007, 9:11 am

Ya that used to real really bug me when I was a cop, telling the kid they would take them to the guy in uniform. Just who was the kid supposed to go to, if they got lost, chester the molestor. :mad:

Welll you come here for a month or so you only see what yuo want to see. Not the reality, there are huge adjustments to be made if you are going to make it home. Which includes huge doses of reality.

Probably no different then anywhere else in the long run.

These country is not perfect nor is it's people, but I have never found anything that was, except in the imagination :cry: .

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Post by cookie » June 26, 2007, 11:04 am

There is some truth in every post on this subject.
I always keep on saying:

"There is good and bad everywhere, good Farang, bad Farang; good Thai, bad Thai"

Even more, when I say this to my Thai friends, they all agree with this statement!!!!

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Post by BKKSTAN » June 26, 2007, 11:15 am

Holidays are wonderful,ignorance is blissful until you get ripped off or make a mistake that can cost you dearly!Understanding the pitfalls through other sharing their experiences should not be interpreted as hating Thailand.I really like living here and it gets much easier when I am able to avoid the ''sinkholes''!

I remember my return trip after my first visit to Thailand!I came for only 6 days,most of the time was spent in my hotel room because of ignorance!The first morning ,I got up about 0530 to go for a run.15 minutes later I stepped in a sinkhole on the sidewalk and did some serious damage to my ankle.The situation was aggravated later when upon the advice of a very well dressed smiling middleaged Thai man who sent me to a ''specialist''!Turned out to be a giant massage parlour with an 800 baht pay up front fee.The girl couldn't and I couldn't understand each other,she damn near made me pass out from the pain making things much worse!I stopped her and handed her 100 baht ''tip'',she demanded more,I said ''I talk to the owner'',she relents and steers me out the backdoor where I was surrounded by 5-6 Thai males threatening me as I am hobbling on 1 leg,made it to a taxi and told him to go fast,he laughed and said''you no pay girl''?WTF!!! :lol: This was my first real on my own experience in Bangkok!5 years later I moved her permanently!
My point is that I didn't know about the ''sudden sinkholes''on the walkways and was to trusting of the person that ''steered''me.It all could have been prevented with a little knowledge! :lol:

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Post by cookie » June 26, 2007, 11:20 am

she relents and steers me out the backdoor where I was surrounded by 5-6 Thai males threatening me
Stan, now you disappoint me.

I thought that handling 5-6 Thai males would be no problem for you,
even on one leg :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

(heck most of them are only 1.50 meter high :D :D )

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Post by Doc » June 26, 2007, 1:05 pm

A lot of interesting opinions and ideas have been stated. I can agree with some - others I
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Post by Seaserpent » June 27, 2007, 11:35 pm

True words Doc, thanks.

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Post by cookie » June 28, 2007, 1:25 pm

even Freud couldn't have written a better paper about this subject.

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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