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    Question Why do they want to be so pale?

    Why is it all Thai women want to have pale skin and why pharmacies full of stuff to help them. Someone is making a mint on creams and powders that wash off after five minutes. What's with this obsession?
    I prefer the dark and silky skin of my Thai girlfriend, but even she slaps on the old whitener. I Just don't get it.
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    I just bought the wife the new Thai hair whitener shampoo and conditioner from boots: expensive but worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chassamui
    Why is it all Thai women want to have pale skin and why pharmacies full of stuff to help them.
    Demand and supply. It makes the world go around.

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    Me neither, I think that some of the girls that are naturally pale look gorgeous, but generally the darker skinned ones get more of my widow shopping time...
    My wife won't touch that whitening shit'e, told her to look at Michael Jackson and asked her do you wanna look like that????

    And that's all you get on the frickin TV, Whitening ads, nappie ads, of course goes without saying panty pads (wings or no wings...oh the dilemma) oh and washing powder ads that also double as whitening ads!!!!! the list is ENDLESS!!!!

    What a crock!!!! This blanket advertising is horrendous...."and in just 2 weeks you can be this white with some bloody unrealistic chart next to their overlit face from a 2000w sodium halide light. That to be quite frank could be put to better use...if you know what I mean

    Is this harking back to the time that white skin made you not a farmer, so in which case you were upper class...and had 'slaves!!!'

    Then again seeing some of the subserviant employees in Thai soaps that show them sitting on the floor when addressing the employer...you can still see that they like their slaves!!! How very Buddhist

    Sorry off OP but much the way of the decline of so called Thai culture...'let's look like westerners' Are Thai woman trying to turn us off them??????? what a horrendous thought....It could be a government ploy.....

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    I think many Thais want to be white. I've heard that dark skin is a sign of poverty. Also, many women want to be something they aren't or the opposite. It is really sad, because I think Thai women are beautiful for the most part. I think many think westerners are for their lighter skin. I see that in Korea too.

    The last time I was in Thailand, I noticed this white stuff they put on kid's faces. Is that whitener too? If it was, I was a little shocked about it.

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    QUOTE="phuketbound"]Also, many women want to be something they aren't or the opposite. [/QUOTE]

    Lots of Thai men wanna be something that they aren't!!!!! women
    and lots of them succeed in their dream...

    Quote Originally Posted by phuketbound
    Is that whitener too? If it was, I was a little shocked about it.
    No it's just thick powder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr R Sole
    My wife won't touch that whitening shit'e, told her to look at Michael Jackson and asked her do you wanna look like that????
    Works good when they want a "plastic nose" as well.

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    White skin sexy, how else do you think all these 50-60 year old fat farangs get laid in Thailand so easily with hot 20 year olds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr R Sole View Post
    QUOTE="phuketbound"]Also, many women want to be something they aren't or the opposite.
    Lots of Thai men wanna be something that they aren't!!!!! women
    and lots of them succeed in their dream...

    Quote Originally Posted by phuketbound
    Is that whitener too? If it was, I was a little shocked about it.
    No it's just thick powder.[/quote]
    Is that "powder that is thick" or "powder that is used to make them thick"

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    Quote Originally Posted by chassamui
    Why is it all Thai women want to have pale skin
    Lots of theories. Dark = working class, White = beauty and success.

    IMO, Advertising and entertainment media celebs are the motivator. 99% of the folks seen in ads, TV or movies are as white as your average Scandanvian.

    Then there's the other side of the coin. Caucasians who want to get darker spend huge amounts of money on tanning products.
    Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buriramboy
    White skin sexy, how else do you think all these 50-60 year old fat farangs get laid in Thailand so easily with hot 20 year olds.
    Thought that was cos' they paid for them

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    Quote Originally Posted by chassamui
    Quote: Originally Posted by Mr R Sole

    QUOTE="phuketbound"]Also, many women want to be something they aren't or the opposite. Lots of Thai men wanna be something that they aren't!!!!! women and lots of them succeed in their dream...

    Quote: Originally Posted by phuketbound Is that whitener too? If it was, I was a little shocked about it. No it's just thick powder.
    Is that "powder that is thick" or "powder that is used to make them thick"[/QUOTE]

    Mate was there a post you missed Chassamui?????. you just quoted me and phuketbound?????

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    Mr R Sole:
    I have not laughed out loud for so long. Your dry wit and punchy humour are a credit to you and the site. Keep up the good work.
    Norton: Excellent point about tanning and us whiteys.

    The Michael Jackson stuff .......... just can't stop pissing myself, brilliant

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    Quote Originally Posted by phuketbound View Post
    I think many Thais want to be white. I've heard that dark skin is a sign of poverty. Also, many women want to be something they aren't or the opposite. It is really sad, because I think Thai women are beautiful for the most part. I think many think westerners are for their lighter skin. I see that in Korea too.

    The last time I was in Thailand, I noticed this white stuff they put on kid's faces. Is that whitener too? If it was, I was a little shocked about it.
    I've heard the same, dark skin is viewed by the thais as someone who has to work in the ricefields ->baan nok

    White skin is looked as "hi-so", people who don't need to work in the fields.

    Funny that in our western world people who are tanned are regarded as hi-so people who can afford vacations in the sun when the light skinned are the poors who have to work in office under neon lights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr R Sole View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by chassamui
    Quote: Originally Posted by Mr R Sole

    QUOTE="phuketbound"]Also, many women want to be something they aren't or the opposite. Lots of Thai men wanna be something that they aren't!!!!! women and lots of them succeed in their dream...

    Quote: Originally Posted by phuketbound Is that whitener too? If it was, I was a little shocked about it. No it's just thick powder.
    Is that "powder that is thick" or "powder that is used to make them thick"
    Mate was there a post you missed Chassamui?????. you just quoted me and phuketbound????? [/quote]

    I just clicked on quote and thats how it came out sorry.. I was just curious to know if it was powder used to induce them to be thick?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr R Sole View Post
    Sorry off OP but much the way of the decline of so called Thai culture...'let's look like westerners' Are Thai woman trying to turn us off them??????? what a horrendous thought....It could be a government ploy.....
    Aww that's not nice, but it could may be a government plot..at least a way of making more money. Funny post though other than this part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chassamui View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Mr R Sole View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by chassamui
    Quote: Originally Posted by Mr R Sole

    QUOTE="phuketbound"]Also, many women want to be something they aren't or the opposite. Lots of Thai men wanna be something that they aren't!!!!! women and lots of them succeed in their dream...

    Quote: Originally Posted by phuketbound Is that whitener too? If it was, I was a little shocked about it. No it's just thick powder.
    Is that "powder that is thick" or "powder that is used to make them thick"
    Mate was there a post you missed Chassamui?????. you just quoted me and phuketbound?????
    I just clicked on quote and thats how it came out sorry.. I was just curious to know if it was powder used to induce them to be thick?[/quote]

    The powder just could do that...it has magic powers. I wonder what else it does to them? Make them repeatedly say, '100 baht,' everytime you ask for something?

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    Think you'll find the powder is applied to absorb moisture (perspiration).

    About the same as powdering the bum of a baby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buriramboy View Post
    White skin sexy, how else do you think all these 50-60 year old fat farangs get laid in Thailand so easily with hot 20 year olds.
    Oh, it is because they find them really attractive?

    Silly me, I thought it was their fat wallets, not their fat bodies. which was the attraction

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    Come on Lily, you know you would really prefer a darts player than an olympic swimmer

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    The powder is the cold stuff put on wet and when dry is a cheep sun cream to to stop sun burn . I thought everyone new that , live among Thai and there is lots you will find out about Thailand. Oh and black skin shows you are a land worker / farmer. and they don't like to show this .

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    When I was a kid we used to have a competition on Southsea beach to see who could get brownest, no creams/ blocks and before skin cancer awareness came in, the darker the better, burnt ok, just leave off for a couple of days and go back. Our negro brethren weren't around so much then but the ones who were had big willeys, rythm and pulled the fanny, We were/I was jealous. Dark good, light bad! It was also the time of septic soul music in the discos and we were all wannabe black, soul geysers.

    Here it's a social status thing as has been stated, farmers=dark skin, light skin=middle class....bollocks isn't it.

    Anyway, have plenty of moles to vouch for my tanning days; paki brown won!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr R Sole View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by buriramboy
    White skin sexy, how else do you think all these 50-60 year old fat farangs get laid in Thailand so easily with hot 20 year olds.
    Thought that was cos' they paid for them
    I was just trying to make the fugly old farts feel better.

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    I have enjoyed the company - not necessarily short/long time - of ladies of all hues from absolute whities of Nordic extraction to shiny ebony coloured African ladies and the question of skin colour always cropped up.
    The pale ones wanted to be darker and the dark ones wanted to be lighter!
    The only ones that seemed to be happy with their skin colour were those with a slight colouring - Southern Taiwan and northern Phillipino.
    The pale ones spend a fortune on tanning salons and holidays and the dark ones a similar amount on whitening muck!
    Its a funny old world !
    I just like ladies company and the colour is immaterial ( although I must admit I do have a preference for the darker Chinese and Indian !!)

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    Used to be the same in the United States. Wealthy people had pale skin and the working class were dark. Remember westerners used to powder their faces and to appear lighter. When the working class moved indoors and stopped farming dark skin became a sign of the ability to take vacations and spend less time at work.

    My girl is from Korat and she always puts this whitening stuff on even though I tell her it probably is only sunscreen and is a waste of money. I kind of like them dark myself and I think it is because I am Irish/German and very white, blue eyes, and light hair.
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