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    Why?

    Funnily enough, since I've moved to my new house, I've probably seen more of Thai home life than I have in my seven years of living here. I thought I lived in a Thai area before, but my tiny little soi was virtually deserted (possibly cos no-one wanted to live next door to me! )

    Now, I live in a proper moo-ban, mostly occupied by Thai Army families. Based on some observations since being there, I have some questions...

    Why are Thai soap operas so crap? Badly acted & terrible storylines. (Guess who's stuck on Thai TV, because she has no UBC?)

    Why are there so many equally crap Korean soaps?

    Why do people watch them?

    Why do Thais never try to shut their dogs up, if they're barking? If mine bark in the day, I do my utmost to quiet them & I take them all in at night. My 2 neighbours have dogs and quite happily let them bark all night. Doesn't bother me much; they can hardly moan about me, can they?

    Why is the nearest shop 15 mins walk away? Does everyone but me have cars/mocycs?

    Why do the locals keep giving my son food? I'm not talking ka-nom, I'm talking actual meals, in plastic bags. Do they think I don't feed him?


    Actually, none of those things are moans. It's actually quite nice being in a community. I just never realised that I was living 'outside' Thai communities before.


    Anyone else have any 'whys' to add?

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    Why is MrsKW so clucky, and is this a danger time?

    Why did I agree to let her bring home 2 more kittens? and did it have anything to do with me thinking it may help her forget about the baby thing...

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    Quote Originally Posted by November Rain View Post
    Why do Thais never try to shut their dogs up, if they're barking?
    a dog that doesn't bark is like having a gun that isn't loaded. not much point really.

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    I learnt many years ago that asking 'Why?' in thailand is a sure fire way to drive you over the edge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by November Rain
    Why do the locals keep giving my son food? I'm not talking ka-nom, I'm talking actual meals, in plastic bags. Do they think I don't feed him?
    regarding the TV questions, I have to also say why!
    However by giving things to your son the people in the Moo Baan are trying to make you feel welcome.

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    Where you been sis?

    Why does the Thai worker on the bus think he gets the right away to cut me off just by throwing open the bus door and start flapping his arm up and down like a one winged bird?
    Last edited by chitown; 01-09-2008 at 01:59 PM.

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    too many to ask,

    one though, why are they hanging their clothes in the fucking driveway for all to see ?

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    but good to hear you are doing well and enjoying the new location!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly
    why are they hanging their clothes in the fucking driveway for all to see ?
    Thais like to display their dirty linnen in public?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chitown
    Where you been sis?
    I'm still not back. Hoping to get online properly this week though.

    I'm having UBC & internet withdrawal symptoms.

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    I understand the latter, but UBC??

    been rid for 2 years now and not for a moment have I regretted it.

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    ^ Why I imagine, you being a cyber hermit

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    Quote Originally Posted by Travelmate
    Why I imagine, you being a cyber hermit
    discovered torrents, have about 20 hours worth of British tv to watch when I get home.

    not really a hermit, I'm off to play squash in a minute.

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    yes, I have got a juicer too

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    Why is it that about half the time I log onto the Internet I can only access Teak Door and the Bangkok Post?

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    Quote Originally Posted by November Rain
    Why do the locals keep giving my son food?
    Because their dogs wouldn't eat it

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    Why isn't there a decent (and cheap) cable service alternative to UBC in BKK? Pattaya and Phuket pay 200-300 baht a month and yet we are stuck with a 1500 baht bill each month.

    Why do they blur out the ciggies and the alcohol and the gun pointing on the movies on tv (and even some of the bad language) and yet you can see all of the above on a regular stroll through any Thai neighborhood?

    Why must they dub perfectly good English films in Thai?

    Why are all Thai films crap?
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    Why wai?

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    My usual answer to a why from Thais is because it's that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Property View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by November Rain View Post
    Why do Thais never try to shut their dogs up, if they're barking?
    a dog that doesn't bark is like having a gun that isn't loaded. not much point really.
    And a dog that barks at everything including it's own shadow is just as fecking useless if not even more so because it's a damn irritation.. only good enough for feeding certain Germans ...

    The child feeding thing is an issue, I appreciate the acceptance and all that but I don't give my children ice cream just before their dinner like so many around here do and try to offer my children..Actually my children get it after dinner only on very rare occasions..
    Last edited by DrivingForce; 01-09-2008 at 06:50 PM.

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    Why do some Thais have pristine, manicured gardens and think nothing about throwing their shit over the fence or leaving it out the front of their property.

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    Quote Originally Posted by November Rain View Post
    Why are Thai soap operas so crap? Badly acted & terrible storylines. (Guess who's stuck on Thai TV, because she has no UBC?)

    Why are there so many equally crap Korean soaps?

    Why do people watch them?

    Why do Thais never try to shut their dogs up, if they're barking?
    You will not convince my wife that Thai or Korean soaps are crap. She's addicted to them. She watches them because they're better than the other crap on Thai TV. Dogs barking ? Thais don't complain. It's seen as being no good. Same goes for those election promoting pickups that come around blasting out shit regarding the forth coming elections. Why don't Thais complain about the volume from them ? They don't give a fcuk that you have a baby sleeping in the house. But they now do where I live, cause everytime one came past I hit the pickup with an egg. They soon learned to turn the fcuking noise down. Same goes for the dogs barking NR. Everytime they start lob an egg at the house they belong to.

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    crikey, i'm amazed you lived to tell us...

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    Quote Originally Posted by durianfan View Post
    Why must they dub perfectly good English films in Thai?
    Now that's a stupid question to ask.

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    WHY do they restrict the sale of booze during certain hours of the day, along with prohibiting the sale of all alcohol during those stupid elections and all national holidays??!!

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