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Re: Farang cannot know Thai-ness

murruntani wrote:That said, there is something beautiful about the Thai people I have met: calm, friendly, helpful, generous, welcoming, hard working, respectful, wishing to avoid or minimise conflict. Long live Thai-ness! Long Live the King!

Please, please let me know where I can find that people.......
by kees
on Sat Jan 14, 2012 9:40 am
 
Forum: Living in Thailand - adjusting + settling in
Topic: Farang cannot know Thai-ness
Replies: 310
Views: 959749

Re: Farang cannot know Thai-ness

[quote="drake]I get the feeling you are suggesting that Thais get rid of their culture/language all together and replace it with homogenized Western blahs so farangs won't get too utterly confused anymore, no ? :[/quote] I agree with many of your remarks, but that is (for me) beside the point r...
by kees
on Mon Jul 25, 2011 3:07 pm
 
Forum: Living in Thailand - adjusting + settling in
Topic: Farang cannot know Thai-ness
Replies: 310
Views: 959749

Re: Farang cannot know Thai-ness

I've asked many Thais (of all social strata) what "Thai-ness" is, and none of them can answer me. they simply bandy about a term that has no meaning. Kuhn Wangsuda hits the nail on its head. If no Thai can explain me what "Thai-ness" is supposed to be, how can they expect a fara...
by kees
on Sun Jul 17, 2011 10:43 am
 
Forum: Living in Thailand - adjusting + settling in
Topic: Farang cannot know Thai-ness
Replies: 310
Views: 959749

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