Chinese Immigrants, Workers, and Tourists

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SmartAston Martin
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Chinese Immigrants, Workers, and Tourists

Post by SmartAston Martin » Sun Oct 22, 2017 2:04 pm

Genuine question here, guys and gals:

How do you handle these different kinds of folks from our large, generous neighbor?

Do you just scowl and remember the Alamo? Don't do that ...

I kind of know one from the other, I think. Construction workers have hard hats and wear jeans, even in their off-time. Not pale, not fat. Usually seen smoking and shying away from interaction with foreigners. Pretty easy.

Tourists are USUALLY in large groups. Cameras, large funny hats, polyester clothing. And the sneakers! Man!

Sometimes expensive. Easy to spot and handle. Just talk to their guide. Easy.

Immigrants I have yet to figure out. These are the folks who live and own/work here. They take turns going back home on occasion. I think they like the freedom but they can't speak a lick of English, and hardly speak any Khmer, either! But they seem really nice, actually.

Then you get these groups of young, male Chinese, and you can see it's their first time out in a free country. Dang!! Rabble rousers?

These youngsters are not poor. They're not overly generous, either. They're not really dangerous (?), like the Russians were. They just need a good tailor. And architect. And ... :(

I do like late night dim sum, however. Wow. Great stuff.

Hope they're having fun (finally) and get a taste of the good life.
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Even then, don't come knocking...Not for ANY reason.
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Re: Chinese Immigrants, Workers, and Tourists

Post by bangkokhooker » Sun Oct 22, 2017 2:06 pm

Inside your head must be a very chaotic place.
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