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sawadeeken

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  1. What in the hell is that supposed to mean/ask/or question???????........ My reply was offered to inform those who might like to learn about Thai Names as they relate to the OP...... just a comparrison of the 'dudes' name in relation to where his family probably originated....... I'm just taking a couple minutes of my time to try to share something i learned and is pertinent to the OP........ Don't YOU have anything better to do than to 'attack' others on here?????? How should I interpret 'a compass' in relation to my 2 Thai wives??????? What an assinine reply............ to my post........... And not pertinent to the OP either.....
  2. I use it when i go home to the US for Kasikorn.... I keep my Thai AIS sim in the phone although I dont think it matters as long as I have Wifi...... I always use it on Wifi.......In the US........ (I use it a lot...........) edited to add.... You may have better luck with your 'original' Thai sim card and Hotel or Home Wifi......... With Wifi turned 'on' on your phone......... Possibly with 'cellular' turned off..........
  3. The first (of two) Thai wives I have been married to had a similar last name...... Sokkhunthot (very similar to Saewkhunthot)..... I have learned that in Thailand that family names often reflect the location town/aumphur where the family originated...... In that wife's case the town/aumphur of Dankhunthot (on the southwest side of KORAT... Nakhon Ratchasima)..... Not all, but many, Thai names and family names are tied together with their original birth place...... My present Thai wife's last name was Koeinonsoong and her family roots came from 'Aumphur Nonsoong' (just Northeast of Korat).... Just thought that I would mention this as an interesting Story of Thailand.......... In regard to the OP (Saewkhunthot) and my ex-wife (Sokkhunthot) had a bit more in common than their 'likely' roots........ It seems that they are both very 'black-hearted'... The Thai word 'Jai Dom'...... Edited to correct spelling of Nonsoong.........
  4. That guy who heads the gov't presently and who is having to raise money to pay for some 'submarines and tanks' to pay for in coming years and all this 'inflow' of 800,000 here and there, due to this change, will 'swell' the funds that the banks hold within the country. Even though the money is yours, It is in Thailand and the banks are in posession of it till you withdraw it..... It is in the 'Bank's operating capital' and makes the country look more prosperous and in roundabout ways create less concern of gov't spending and makes more funds available for the gov't......... Since 'Big Joke' is now heading the Immigrations he is a part of the 'scheme' to cause more expats to move more money (800,000 THB per expat) to Thailand for these new 'requirements'........... By putting the 'squeeze' on the Embassies the Thai gov't and Immigrations may anticipate large amounts of money coming into the country.... Also..... Another thought, which isn't that 'far-fetched in Thailand' is 'pay-offs' to somebody in the Embassies to co-operate in this 'scheme'..... This just sharing a personal suspicion, without any concrete evidence........ LOL .....
  5. Let me suggest that what you did was thoughtful, considerate and courteous..... in other words "Kreng jai"......... Yours is a good example if your intent.......... Perfect...... Try to keep it up........ Hopefully it will come back to you....... The plastic bags (and other trash) are a 'Thai way of life' and I wouldn't let it discourage me from continueing to be "Kreng jai"........ I think it is some 'thoughtless' Thais that drop their trash, not those you were good to...... Let's hope for a 'good government' soon that will teach 'their people' better than 'this' and 'past' gov'ts' have done...... We have a 'Wad of similar' trash floating out in the middle of the Pacific Ocean which come from similar sources as your trash bags....... Don't let yourself be turned sour by it.... It could be a personal LOSS of your own esteem when you let low-lifes change your world.........
  6. Yes..... Foreigners are looked at as financial 'INCOME' soooooooooo often and "Kreng jai" isn't part of that picture......... You are correct largely about the 'HiSo' class of people.... But even them... They will still display "Kreng jai" toward older folks, family, and 'dear friends'...... I normally make it my 'personal rule' to be "Kreng jai" with most people I meet and see if it is 'returned' ....OR.... Just 'taken advantage of'.........
  7. Actually your money isn't normally considered.... "Kreng jai" is a genuine part of their person.... IF THEY are really "Kreng jai"..... If consideration of money then it's not truly "Kreng jai"....... example..... You 'don't often' see a Thai Cop' that is "Kreng jai" (although there are some)
  8. Possibly consider this..... If they are "Kreng jai" they will 'try very hard' to NOT offend you, step-on-your-toes, hurt your feelings, or injure you in the slightest..... Sometimes their being "Kreng jai" may dissapoint you but only when they didn't understand your 'desire' or possibly unsure of your 'desire' and even some cases of them not approving of your 'desire' (you may interchange 'desire' with 'request' ---- verbal or otherwise 'request') But the bottom line is that a person who is "Kreng jai" isn't having any 'ILL-INTENT' or wanting to 'hurt' you.......... On the other-hand if they did have ill-intent...... THEN they are not being "Kreng jai".......... Edited to add..... Jai Dom (translated as 'black-heart' may well fit those people with 'ill-intent'.....
  9. I missed an explanation of "Kreng jai" in the otherwise excellent book about Thai culture for foreigners: "Thailand Fewer"... I must say that "awe of heart" is vague and fails to be explain 'Kreng jai' well.... I have had many discussions with Thais about it...... Firstly, the word "Kreng jai" has mostly, if not all.... GOOD INTENT (not ill-intent) Secondly, A person who is "Kreng jai" is trying very hard to NOT offernd or injure anybody else.... although it 'could happen' but is not their intent to hurt... It takes much association and observation with Thai people to Understand their sometime 'non-comittal' acts of being "Kreng jai"........ After 35 plus years loving the "Kreng jai" Thai folks... I must say... That i like the "Kreng jai" folks 100% more than I like their 'OPPOSITES'...... My personal definition of "Kreng jai" is something like above post but I will add that it goes beyoud being considerate and includes being 'courteous to others' and 'thoughtful of others' and i will suggest that if it has 'negative effects' as in the OP........ Then it either is not "Kreng jai".... OR..... the act of being "Kreng jai" did not have 'ill-intent' I prefer TRULY "Kreng jai" Thai friends 'well-ahead' of their OPPOSITS........
  10. I am 'whole-heartedly' in agreement with you......... The difference I may point out is the fact that WE (You and I) come from Free-Countries........... My love for the 'Common Thai's' is causing me to look more at those "corrupt fools, and their army. (and GOV"T) ---- with hatred......... I love the real Thais......... I hate those who 'USE' them (and keep them uneducated and poor).........
  11. And I might point out that the 'Thais' in this OP were 'Working' (automotive repair might make some noise - bit it wasn't midnight) ....... not the 'typical' lazy Thai that we usually criticise.......... I 'support' 'Working people'............ I don't support the folks we have in America who sit on the sofa watching the 'tele' all day waiting on their next 'Welfare check' (and never work) (or a picture we all know better== Thai guys eating dope or drinking all night on the money that their 'bar-girl' girlfriend provides funds for.............. At least these Thais were working and I give them 'credit' and 'creditability'............ Where as the 'topless farangs' we see and hear too much of their escapades........ Inconsiderate <deleted>............ But then again,,,,,,,, we don't know the full story so WE are ALL just guessing..............
  12. Anything is possible............ 8 friends (or others) present............. What difference does it make to the OP?????????????
  13. What's it matter????????????????? It is possible, depending on the job and requirements........ We don't know about that yet........ Stay tuned in for more....... And then again.............. Several of those 8 may have been friends or employees just waiting around (after hours) until their friends finished their job and got off work...Typical in many 'Thai shops'........................... The OP didn't find it important enough to elaborate on that issue........... Don't you know much about 'Thailand'???????????????
  14. sawadeeken

    U.S. ambassador pays farewell call on PM Prayut

    Good riddance to this Ambassador.......... MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN ........ iMMEDIATELY AFTER WE GET RID OF 'trump' ALSO.........
  15. sawadeeken

    U.S. ambassador pays farewell call on PM Prayut

    PURE CRAP.......... What the US Ambassador is saying out of politeness cannot be what he is really thinking............ It is all 'Political Crap'............... the US and no other 'Country that has values' will 'Patt Prayut on the back' and say 'job well done'..... LOL .......
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