what I learned from Southeast Asia....

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Re: what I learned from Southeast Asia....

Post by Beerinthemorning » Sun Apr 08, 2018 2:31 pm

coming up 15000 views gimmee a job already CEO.
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Re: what I learned from Southeast Asia....

Post by shnoukieBRO » Sun Apr 08, 2018 3:33 pm

phuketrichard wrote:
Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:12 pm
jmagic wrote:
Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:39 pm
finbar wrote:
Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:36 am
Beerinthemorning wrote:
Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:35 am
newkidontheblock wrote:
Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:30 am
What’s wrong with Texas? Transplanted Texan and proud of it. In the KOW, bragging about how poor you are (tell the locals you collect cans for a living) seems to be work better than anything. Even the jaow walk the other way when they see me (joking!).
the SEA expats mentality is to act HI-SO when your not , not the opposite.
Not at all, one of the great attractions of Cambodia used to be that one can could dispense with appearances, and tool around in ragged shorts and t-shirt etc, and no-one judged, except perhaps a few NGO or MNC toilers slaved to desks and office attire.
Sadly these days, one is increasingly expected to dust off the Church's, don proper tailoring, etc.
You think the Khmers didn't and don't judge those types?
Not sure about Khmers, BUT thais do not understand, an look down on, the Farangs that "try" and go local and dress in low class clothes that no thai would ever wear, ( fishermen pants, dirty singlet, unkept hair. For ladies, going around bra-less)
NO thai can understand why anyone from the western world would wish to come to their country and live like a poor local.

More than a few thai friends have asked me why this is so...
Maybe they need to be educated on the party scene of Europe where many come from?

It's normal to look like that on Ko Phangan hadrin if they were playing decent psy trance, for example.

There are a few that don't fit that, but why do the Thai sell fishermen pants and trippy designs if they don't want Westerners to wear them??

:crazy:
Better hip beach days on Ko Rong!
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Re: what I learned from Southeast Asia....

Post by Beerinthemorning » Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:47 am

shnoukieBRO wrote:
Sun Apr 08, 2018 3:33 pm
phuketrichard wrote:
Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:12 pm
jmagic wrote:
Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:39 pm
finbar wrote:
Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:36 am
Beerinthemorning wrote:
Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:35 am


the SEA expats mentality is to act HI-SO when your not , not the opposite.
Not at all, one of the great attractions of Cambodia used to be that one can could dispense with appearances, and tool around in ragged shorts and t-shirt etc, and no-one judged, except perhaps a few NGO or MNC toilers slaved to desks and office attire.
Sadly these days, one is increasingly expected to dust off the Church's, don proper tailoring, etc.
You think the Khmers didn't and don't judge those types?
Not sure about Khmers, BUT thais do not understand, an look down on, the Farangs that "try" and go local and dress in low class clothes that no thai would ever wear, ( fishermen pants, dirty singlet, unkept hair. For ladies, going around bra-less)
NO thai can understand why anyone from the western world would wish to come to their country and live like a poor local.

More than a few thai friends have asked me why this is so...
Maybe they need to be educated on the party scene of Europe where many come from?

It's normal to look like that on Ko Phangan hadrin if they were playing decent psy trance, for example.

There are a few that don't fit that, but why do the Thai sell fishermen pants and trippy designs if they don't want Westerners to wear them??

:crazy:
Thais loves money, they dont want westerners living in there country but Tolerate us for the billions of baht in tourist dollars.
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Re: what I learned from Southeast Asia....

Post by hanno » Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:35 am

Beerinthemorning wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:47 am
Thais loves money, they dont want westerners living in there country but Tolerate us for the billions of baht in tourist dollars.
Much like Australia then.
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Re: what I learned from Southeast Asia....

Post by yong » Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:09 am

Who doesn't like money? I love money too tell you the truth. Problem is money is hard to come by for a salesman paddling screws, sigh.
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Re: what I learned from Southeast Asia....

Post by phuketrichard » Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:46 am

yong wrote:
Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:09 am
Who doesn't like money? I love money too tell you the truth. Problem is money is hard to come by for a salesman paddling screws, sigh.
for a salesman peddling screws, u sure seem to get around alot and eat VERY WELL :beer3:
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Re: what I learned from Southeast Asia....

Post by Duncan » Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:00 am

phuketrichard wrote:
Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:46 am
yong wrote:
Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:09 am
Who doesn't like money? I love money too tell you the truth. Problem is money is hard to come by for a salesman paddling screws, sigh.
for a salesman peddling screws, u sure seem to get around alot and eat VERY WELL :beer3:

Yea, something sounds a bit screwy about the job.
Cambodia,,,, Don't fall in love with her.
Like the spoilt child she is, she will not be happy till she destroys herself from within and breaks your heart.
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Re: what I learned from Southeast Asia....

Post by that genius » Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:21 am

For a screw salesman, he taps a good thread
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Re: what I learned from Southeast Asia....

Post by bolueeleh » Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:33 am

for a screw saleman, he gets a lot of head
Money is not the problem, the problem is no money
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Re: what I learned from Southeast Asia....

Post by that genius » Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:52 am

When a lunatic rapes someone...

Nut screws and bolts
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