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How a short songthaew ride put me in a funk - Help!

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ID: 16   Posted (edited)

Really nice story, I wish you all the best.

 

When I go to the food courts in shopping malls cute guys are often smiling/winking at me/everybody. I just want to say that you shouldn't think too much of it. I asked about these guys before and more often than not they were not even gay, although they looked gay to me lol but the Thai's are not that easy to distinguish.

They are just being friendly. Don't think too much of it or *Thai script edited out* as the Thai's would say.

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I have been in similar situations. Out of 100 bus/boat/BTS/MRT rides, there is one exchange of knowing looks with a boy who roughly fits my specifications (but so far I always found an excuse not to chat him up, too old/fat/hair, too far away from home, whatever), and when I or he gets off, I or he looks back. A few cases that I have chatted up gorgeous boys on the bus, but they were not gay.

 

I rarely take a taxi in Bangkok. I might meet my future boyfriend in a bus, but not in a taxi.

 

On 26.3.2017 at 7:53 PM, tominbkk said:

Romance is not part of the Thai pysche, they are much more pragmatic.  Money or lust is primary, but when the libido is calmed and the fiddler is paid there ain't much left behind the curtain.

Well said, worth quoting for those who missed it.

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ID: 18   Posted (edited)

Here is a poem by (I think) Susan Spaulding that I found many years ago that will fit in with your post.

 

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Two shall be born the whole wide world apart;
And speak in different tongues, and have no thought
Each of the other’s being, and no heed;
And these o’er unknown seas to unknown lands
Shall cross, escaping wreck, defying death,         5
And all unconsciously shape every act
And bend each wandering step to this one end,—
That, one day, out of darkness, they shall meet
And read life’s meaning in each other’s eyes.
And two shall walk some narrow way of life         10
So nearly side by side, that should one turn
Ever so little space to left or right
Their needs must stand acknowledged face to face.
And yet, with wistful eyes that never meet,
With groping hands that never clasp, and lips         15
Calling in vain to ears that never hear,
They seek each other all their weary days

And die unsatisfied—and this is Fate!

 

 

 

 

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ID: 19   Posted

On 5/20/2017 at 6:54 PM, snooky said:

Here is a poem by (I think) Susan Spaulding that I found many years ago that will fit in with your post.

 

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Two shall be born the whole wide world apart;  
And speak in different tongues, and have no thought  
Each of the other’s being, and no heed;  
And these o’er unknown seas to unknown lands  
Shall cross, escaping wreck, defying death,         5
And all unconsciously shape every act  
And bend each wandering step to this one end,—  
That, one day, out of darkness, they shall meet  
And read life’s meaning in each other’s eyes.  
And two shall walk some narrow way of life         10
So nearly side by side, that should one turn  
Ever so little space to left or right  
Their needs must stand acknowledged face to face.  
And yet, with wistful eyes that never meet,  
With groping hands that never clasp, and lips         15
Calling in vain to ears that never hear,  
They seek each other all their weary days  

And die unsatisfied—and this is Fate!

 

 

 

 

Wow, now I just want to lie down and die... a different version  of "Les Miz" shall I say? By the way has anyone seen "Sliding Doors" which gives viewer (dis)safistaction to know both outcomes, should one be so curious... starring Gwyneth Paltrow.

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On 5/22/2017 at 5:46 PM, smo said:

Wow, now I just want to lie down and die... a different version  of "Les Miz" shall I say? By the way has anyone seen "Sliding Doors" which gives viewer (dis)safistaction to know both outcomes, should one be so curious... starring Gwyneth Paltrow.

Good movie!  I sometimes wonder how my life would have been different if I had not seen that movie.  :)

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ID: 21   Posted

On 5/22/2017 at 5:46 PM, smo said:

Wow, now I just want to lie down and die... a different version  of "Les Miz" shall I say? By the way has anyone seen "Sliding Doors" which gives viewer (dis)safistaction to know both outcomes, should one be so curious... starring Gwyneth Paltrow.

Actually, it should give you more reason to 'look' and take advantage of a situation when it arises, rather than just say to yourself 'there's nothing there, only a look'.  Not to say that you should be aggressive, but show your interest to the other party and see what happens - you never know!  Not like we are in the US or EU where we would get a punch in the nose for looking and smiling.

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