Adapting to a Life in Thailand

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Re: Adapting to a Life in Thailand

Post by Jun » Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:28 am

windwalker wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:44 pm
Why do we farang keep referring to all Thai men as "boys" ? An ingrained term?
That's off topic and was discussed extensively in another thread recently. You also participated in that thread. For convenience, here is the link:
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=9908 Many answers included there.

If anyone would like to add another answer to your question, I would respectfully request* that they do that in the other thread, as for some of us, the current thread topic is quite interesting.
I might even be adapting to life in Thailand myself sometime in the future, so it's always nice to learn.

[*A higher authority can usually be relied upon to make a stronger request]

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Re: Adapting to a Life in Thailand

Post by Gaybutton » Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:14 am

Jun wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:28 am
[*A higher authority can usually be relied upon to make a stronger request]
I guess that's me. You spotted this before I did. And you're right. If anyone wants to resume the discussion of how to refer to Thai males, please do so on the proper topic, as Jun posted.

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Re: Adapting to a Life in Thailand

Post by Gaybutton » Thu Nov 28, 2019 1:45 pm

I deleted several posts that have nothing to do with this topic and despite the two posts above. Those who want their posts deleted, very simple - all you have to do is ignore what I ask. Then you can rest assured your post will go bye-bye.

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Re: Adapting to a Life in Thailand

Post by christianpfc » Thu Nov 28, 2019 3:52 pm

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I can handle Thai food once in a while, but it doesn’t really burst my bubble.
That's a pity. I like Thai food and I eat Thai food most of the time (Western once or twice per week). I guess you cook yourself. I don't, so I'm reliant on reasonably priced, widely available, tasty food, which I can get in Thailand.

Regarding character of Thai people, there are bad apples, and I have come across many of them. For all those members who praise Thai people, but cannot speak Thai, keep in mind that the English-speaking Thai you come in contact with is a positive selection.

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Re: Adapting to a Life in Thailand

Post by werner99 » Thu Nov 28, 2019 4:03 pm

Dodger wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:28 pm
I can handle Thai food once in a while, but it doesn’t really burst my bubble.
I love Thai food! In fact, I think that Thai food is the best in the world, with the exception of Japanese food.

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Re: Adapting to a Life in Thailand

Post by Dodger » Thu Nov 28, 2019 5:30 pm

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I can handle Thai food once in a while, but it doesn’t really burst my bubble.
That's a pity. I like Thai food and I eat Thai food most of the time (Western once or twice per week). I guess you cook yourself. I don't, so I'm reliant on reasonably priced, widely available, tasty food, which I can get in Thailand.
I really like the curry dishes, Tom Yum, and chicken noodle soups, etc., but have just lost my taste for many of the common stir-fried dishes. I have gone from eating 80% Thai to about 30% over the years.

Jai and I both enjoy cooking at home He's a great cook - 100% Thai food. He seems to enjoy the meals I prepare as well - 100% Chicago Italian home recipes.

What I do appreciate is the large variety of fresh vegetables, fruits, herbs, spices, etc., you can pick up at a local market for just pennies. The fact that a lot of it is grown organically makes it just that much better.

We went food shopping at Big C once and I tossed a bag of Bok Choy in our basket. Jai immediately removed this from our basket and placed it back on the shelf. When I asked him what was wrong, he said that none of the leaves had any tiny holes in them from insects. I just stood there with a stupid look on my face. Later that afternoon we stopped by the local market where Jai purchased a bag of bkk choy. He proudly showed me a few tiny holes in the leaves from insect bites and said..."if it's good enough for the insects - it's good enough for humans".

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Re: Adapting to a Life in Thailand

Post by Dodger » Thu Nov 28, 2019 5:58 pm

One of the things I failed to mention in this post is the importance of speaking the language.

Not being able to speak to the people, or understand what they're saying, is a tremendous handicap, even more so now that I'm residing here full-time.

I've been procrastinating about this for years, and just recently made a commitment to start the learning process (again). I purchased a Rosetta Stone Thai Language Course several years ago which has been doing nothing but gathering dust. This Course is based on a learning process by association (sound & pictures), versus the traditional ways of memorizing word-by-word which should help, and Jai has volunteered to spend one hour/day correcting the pronunciation of the words I just learned which is the biggest challenge. Anyway, I'll let you know this time next year how it went.

C̄hạn t̂xngkār ca mī pheṣ̄ s̄ạmphạnṭh̒ kạb khuṇ (Have a Nice Day)

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Re: Adapting to a Life in Thailand

Post by pong » Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:06 pm

just say ´choke dee´=good luck, fits much better in the way the normal Thai expects to win the next lotteree

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Re: Adapting to a Life in Thailand

Post by christianpfc » Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:50 pm

Dodger wrote:
Thu Nov 28, 2019 5:58 pm
C̄hạn t̂xngkār ca mī pheṣ̄ s̄ạmphạnṭh̒ kạb khuṇ (Have a Nice Day)
That's a very odd transcription that I did not understand (at first, it looks more like Vietnamese), so I put it in google which came back with:
ฉันต้องการจะมีเพศสัมพันธ์กับคุณ How to say I want to fuck you in Thai.
(I would rather translate it as: I want to have intercourse with you.)

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Re: Adapting to a Life in Thailand

Post by Dodger » Fri Nov 29, 2019 5:33 pm

christianpfc wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:50 pm
I would rather translate it as: I want to have intercourse with you.
See...that's exactly why I need to learn the language... :lol:

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