If you are a Fat Annoying Westerner, do you become a Mega Asshole by having or wearing a Krama?

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If you are a Fat Annoying Westerner, do you become a Mega Asshole by having or wearing a Krama?

Postby WildA » Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:39 am

I normally carry a bandana, which serves to shield my large nostrils from dust...and it also serves as a sun hat, snot rag, bandage, sweat mop, gag (for the ladies of course). etc.

Being I am a fat old westerner, am I going to be marked as even a bigger stupid cunt by wearing a krama? Keep in mind that I am not a shorts, flip flops and wife beater wearer, I try to be presentable...
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Re: If you are a Fat Annoying Westerner, do you become a Mega Asshole by having or wearing a Krama?

Postby PSD-Kiwi » Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:06 am

Nothing wrong with shorts and flip flops (jandals bro), but wearing a krama around your neck will make you look like a hipster, lol, seriously though do whatever makes you feel comfortable and don't worry about what other people think.

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Postby frank lee bent » Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:12 am

it looks awful but very practical.
wish i still had one
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Re: If you are a Fat Annoying Westerner, do you become a Mega Asshole by having or wearing a Krama?

Postby phuketrichard » Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:47 am

tim paige always wears one
I have always not worn one as i feel it makes a Barang look like he is trying to be a local

ON another point, I Have Never understood "snot rags", handkerchiefs. Why someone would wish to blow their nose in a rag and put it in their pocket to save for later is beyond me :stir:
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Re: If you are a Fat Annoying Westerner, do you become a Mega Asshole by having or wearing a Krama?

Postby taabarang » Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:51 am

I wear a kroma around my waist to hold small bladed tools when I work in the fields. And no, no local has ever mistaken me for a Cambodian or even trying to be one. They just think that's what you should do.
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Re: If you are a Fat Annoying Westerner, do you become a Mega Asshole by having or wearing a Krama?

Postby Fourkinnel » Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:54 am

They're one step up from fishermans pants. The elephant print design being the hipster version!
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Re: If you are a Fat Annoying Westerner, do you become a Mega Asshole by having or wearing a Krama?

Postby cptrelentless » Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:14 am

What about those gut necklace things. I've seen a few white boys wearing those. Don't see the point of the krama but I do rock shorts and sandals. My father-in-law wears a string wifebeater and camo shorts. He is a senior member of the navy.
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Postby Username Taken » Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:22 am

^^ You mean, a senior member of the senior service.
... give 'em a quick, short, sharp shock ...

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Postby AE86 » Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:44 am

I'll be honest, when I see foreigners (or any race) wearing Japanese specific traditional garb, it really bothers me. I couldn't tell you why though.

On the other hand, it also bothers me when Asians try to act "American", that also bothers me. Again, I couldn't tell you why.

That's why I never wear anything that is "Cambodian".
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Re: If you are a Fat Annoying Westerner, do you become a Mega Asshole by having or wearing a Krama?

Postby timmydownawell » Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:48 am

If I had one I'd probably wear it sarong style around the house. Apart from that, nope.

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