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Total Immersion – An Expats View after 10 years in Thailand

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1 hour ago, Thanyaburi Mac said:

Stoker58

 

"Trying to speak Thai to Thais is soul destroying because they make no effort to meet you half way and understand what you are saying."

 

Hmmm, disagree, I find that I can get along with 90% of the Thai I talk to in my mangled speaking, they do try to help out in listening, at least most of them do.  With an occasional chuckle, of course, when I screw up.

 

Mac

I agree, trying to speak Thai can be a lot of fun, especially if you laugh at yourself and can draw what you're trying to buy or catch. Most people are intrigued that you are willing to lose face in order to get your message across and are happy to help as much as they can......they're very similar to Vietnamese in that regard! :wai:

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10 hours ago, Anthony5 said:

 

Must be a different Thailand from the one I live in, cos I read everyday threads in the news section about that violence and nastiness.

 

An individual can only be pissed on and told that it's raining for a set period of time. The same goes for a society. The individual or society that's wet, and knows deep inside that it ain't raining, will eventually start to lash out, and will do so until he/she/it figures out exactly what is the source of his/her/its discomfort. Then, guess what happens?  Buckle up, mate. This is only phase two. However, were you to take away the antagonist(s), then the individual and society return to his/her/its natural path of self-actualization, which in general, manifests a much more beneficent experience, overall.  It'll happen, but it's going to be a while.

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They say to live you life as if it was your last day on earth, one day though, you be right....


Immersion?

You are joking ?

Go to AUA Bangkok and get some immersion.

Then live in a village.

See how that grabs you.

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6 hours ago, bluebluewater said:

I read a couple of paragraphs and could not be asked to do anymore.  Skimmed through the bullet points.

 

Yeah, yeah, yeah -  Self nominations for sainthood are now open.

 

and so are nominations for Gobble Prize "boring people to death with pages of irrelevant and utter drivel advice not applicable to the majority of  the resident audience" :coffee1:

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12 hours ago, Anthony5 said:

 

Must be a different Thailand from the one I live in, cos I read everyday threads in the news section about that violence and nastiness.

Try getting off your backside and away from your computer and seeing real  life.

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