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    Beautiful Thai generosity to farangs.

    Thais are such a beautiful people.

    A friend here was going through some hard times just after emigrating a few years back. He pretty much had nothing to his name, and little hope, a Thai woman he had been seeing for a month, lent him 3,000b to get up to a tefl interview, which was successful, and that first month was so hard that she had to sell her gold rings just to help him get by those first weeks/months.

    That was 6 years ago, both have since flourished, both together as a couple and individually financially.

    So what heart warming stories do you have of Thai generosity to us foreign immigrants?

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    A rare but heartening tale. Almost makes me want to sign my property over to GF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the dogcatcher View Post
    A rare but heartening tale. Almost makes me want to sign my property over to GF.
    Not so rare....if you observe deeper.

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    Deeper than bars full of $10 cumpipes RS?


    Some might struggle.

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    On my one of my early visits here I got well pissed, ended up with no money and far away from my accommodation which was in Pakret.
    A bar girl who I had been talking to in Soi 22, had'nt even brought her a drink, gave me 300 baht to get a tuk tuk back to the digs. I went back the next night to repay her and gave her a free dorking, my way of expressing gratitude.

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    they are a lovely people.

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    Singer who I will not name not only paid 5000 baht for a table at a recent night out but then her equally nice husband paid the 6.000 baht bill at the end of the night. It was for her family as well as us but they would not take anything from us. Same person took her fans and dancers out a while back, food and booze all paid for along with a large charity donation. No publicity was gained in any of this, the singer is just very nice. She also paid for our tickets at a very expensive concert, again no publicity.
    Another singing act gave me a large display of flowers for my birthday earlier this year which was a real surprise. Fans have given me money in karaokes to get a taxi home when it was raining (refused it), not to mention food, drink, trinkets, photo's etc.
    Lost my phone this week and was thinking 'those thieving Thais' when a few hours later got a call from the finder who handed it back. They are not all money grabbing by any means.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chairman Mao View Post
    Deeper than bars full of $10 cumpipes RS?


    Some might struggle.
    Struggle, indeed. At least there are a few of us that understand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chairman Mao View Post
    Thais are such a beautiful people.
    So what heart warming stories do you have of Thai generosity to us foreign immigrants?
    When my son was born his Thai grandparents threatened to kidnap him and make me pay big money if I ever wanted to see him.

    That warmed my heart so much that my blood began to boil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shitdigit View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Chairman Mao View Post
    Thais are such a beautiful people.
    So what heart warming stories do you have of Thai generosity to us foreign immigrants?
    When my son was born his Thai grandparents threatened to kidnap him and make me pay big money if I ever wanted to see him.

    That warmed my heart so much that my blood began to boil.
    Khwam phen Thai......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rural Surin View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Shitdigit View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Chairman Mao View Post
    Thais are such a beautiful people.
    So what heart warming stories do you have of Thai generosity to us foreign immigrants?
    When my son was born his Thai grandparents threatened to kidnap him and make me pay big money if I ever wanted to see him.

    That warmed my heart so much that my blood began to boil.
    Khwam phen Thai......
    Not really, just cold and heartless people with not an ounce of morality about them

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    I mean the grandparents not all Thais

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    Quote Originally Posted by peterpan View Post
    On my one of my early visits here I got well pissed, ended up with no money and far away from my accommodation which was in Pakret.
    A bar girl who I had been talking to in Soi 22, had'nt even brought her a drink, gave me 300 baht to get a tuk tuk back to the digs. I went back the next night to repay her and gave her a free dorking, my way of expressing gratitude.
    Many moons ago I arrived from Hong Kong late at night with $20 , 1200 baht and two cameras. I went to Thermaes to sweat it out until morning over a couple of beers to save on hotel costs. A hooker I knew insisted on buying 1 camera for 2000 baht, taking me home to her room and bonking me for free and letting me stay with her untill I pulled down some cash from a bit of teaching. Ah....the lovely Nit from Nonthaburi....where are you now I wonder. Last heard of shacked up with some finnish bloke who two timed her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the dogcatcher View Post
    A rare but heartening tale. Almost makes me want to sign my property over to GF.
    Rare indeed, certainly not the theme of how Thais treat farangs. Far from it.

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    A Freelancer Bargirl paying a mate (young) of me 500 baht a day to pork her, the poor sod had no money left, so she suported him. However there was a nowegian guy in the back suporting her. It must have been work for him, she was hummmm, average looking at best.

    Happend a second time to another mate, but he just got free accomodation and some cheap thai food every day. She didnt have a sponsor, so Mama Noodles had to do.

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    Oh dear.

    Another life consumed by these "wonderful people" that leaves the OP hating his own kind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cenovis View Post
    She didnt have a sponsor, so Mama Noodles had to do.
    oh, shit!
    bg got jailed for saying something like that, recently!
    what is it about this forum and noodles'mama, anyway?
    did i miss something?

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    i went through the most unbelievable hell in an isaan village, when the wonderfull thai wife of 7 years took off with my kids, my car and all my money.
    the entire village instantly took sides, and every single one of them did their best to make my life unbearable.
    i was fukt!
    no money, no home, and nobody spoke english in the shithole village in the bush, plus nobody would have pissed on me if i was on fire.

    help, and friendship came from the local (chinese-thai) owner of the hardware store and his wife, who helped me back on my feet; organised accommodation and fed me and took me away on holiday with them.
    they took huge strain, the locals (whos custom was their bread-and-butter) threatening them and urging them to have nothing to do with me, but in spite of the potential damage to their business, they supported me and my cause.
    i eventually got my kids and my house back, and got back on my feet, and i will never forget what these people did for me, and the risks they took in helping me.
    we remain firm friends to thjs day, and i must admit that the chinese-thais in isaan, anyway, seemed to be a far more humane and compassionate bunch than rest of them, which makes me wonder why there is so much anti chinese-thai sentiment on this board.

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    i have been wanting to tell you my heart warming story ,many years ago i was waiting for some pics to be developed in a photo shop in Krabi. anyways whilst i was waiting we got chatting about my job and i gave the young guy there a lesson on building management systems and how they worked etc. when i went to leave with the pics he insisted on giving me his coin collection which he had collected over the years .i just couldnt take them and insisted no ,but he insisted i take them.i was sorely troubled about walking out with his coin collection but he wouldnt have it any other way .i was gutted about it. But back in BKK i gave them to a gal i was seeing and she gave them to her daughter .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chairman Mao
    A friend here was going through some hard times just after emigrating a few years back. He pretty much had nothing to his name, and little hope, a Thai woman he had been seeing for a month, lent him 3,000b to get up to a tefl interview, which was successful, and that first month was so hard that she had to sell her gold rings just to help him get by those first weeks/months. That was 6 years ago, both have since flourished, both together as a couple and individually financially.
    It seems supporting a struggling Farang is still better than going with a local guy. Glad it worked out for her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tsicar View Post
    i went through the most unbelievable hell in an isaan village, when the wonderfull thai wife of 7 years took off with my kids, my car and all my money.
    the entire village instantly took sides, and every single one of them did their best to make my life unbearable.
    i was fukt!
    no money, no home, and nobody spoke english in the shithole village in the bush, plus nobody would have pissed on me if i was on fire.

    help, and friendship came from the local (chinese-thai) owner of the hardware store and his wife, who helped me back on my feet; organised accommodation and fed me and took me away on holiday with them.
    they took huge strain, the locals (whos custom was their bread-and-butter) threatening them and urging them to have nothing to do with me, but in spite of the potential damage to their business, they supported me and my cause.
    i eventually got my kids and my house back, and got back on my feet, and i will never forget what these people did for me, and the risks they took in helping me.
    we remain firm friends to thjs day, and i must admit that the chinese-thais in isaan, anyway, seemed to be a far more humane and compassionate bunch than rest of them, which makes me wonder why there is so much anti chinese-thai sentiment on this board.
    Have you considered that it wasn't so much that the locals were heartless or racist but just that they didn't like you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shitdigit View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Chairman Mao View Post
    Thais are such a beautiful people.
    So what heart warming stories do you have of Thai generosity to us foreign immigrants?
    When my son was born his Thai grandparents threatened to kidnap him and make me pay big money if I ever wanted to see him.

    That warmed my heart so much that my blood began to boil.
    A whole 9 posts before this thread predictably descended into the usual Thai-bash-athon.

    That's gotta be some sort of Teak Door record!

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    Was out on a mate's old 2 stroke NSR around the Isaan countryside and the gear lever on the right foot snapped off down some lane... next guy who came along and stopped to see what's up, then shot off back along the road and came back with another bloke on an old scooter and some tools. The new lad chucked in a bolt and screwed it up, job done, saved me walking god knows how long to god knows where... before I even got to say thanks the lad who fixed it was off back along the road on his ancient scooter, went to chuck some notes into the other lad's hand for some Lao Khao and bugs, he refused steadfastedly, pressed down on the new lever and said 'okay, okay' giving it the thumbs up, and like that he was gone.


    they are such a beautiful people.

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    Nothing wrong with supporting/helping a struggling guy, if you have a genuine heart of helping, it shouldn't matter whether he's a farang or a local guy.

    There are many struggling & loser farangs in thailand, and the same goes with the local guys also.

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    Hey...what the beep happened to the last post I'm replying this to? Where did it go?
    about.....a poster said..."it's better supporting a struggling farang than a local guy..."

    Anyway, to the Op
    Nice story for a change and I don't think it's that uncommon. However it's just that.. not many do get an opportunity to be on the front page of a farang run site. Because in the case like this, it goes against the ever-popular beliefs that most thais girls are out there to cream farangs only.
    Last edited by mooncake; 25-09-2009 at 11:45 AM.

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    Back in 1991 I went from BKK to Phuket by bus. I fell asleep and waked up just before Prachuab Kiri Khan to find that somebody had stolen my passport, credit card, 100$ cash and a watch.

    I asked the bus to stop at the Prachuab police station to report and fill the complaint. Arriving in Phuket bus station I found a tourist police waiting for me, brought me to the office to cancel my credit card and phone to my embassy to report my passport was stolen.

    He then brought me to the On On hotel in Phuket City, and arranged a free room and food for me for the next days till I could have some money sent to me by my family abroad. He then leaved not before giving me a 500 baht banknote.

    The next morning I rented a Honda Dream and went to Kata beach to meet a nice bar girl I have a nice time with the year before and explained what happened to me.

    Didn't had to ask for help, she just asked how much I needed to clear the bill, gave me the money and told me to go back at On On to clear the bill and then invited me to sleep in her bungalow. I stayed there for more than one month, everynight she insisted to give me 500 baht so I could have some beers in the Kata center bars, even if I said 200 baht was enough. Beer was cheap at this time. She was a stunner and I never was short of some hot time when she came back from work.

    Finally I got a bank transfer to my BKK bank account and gave her the money back, and even met the tourist police in Kata center and gave him his 500 baht back.

    It was my second trip to Thailand, and even if I had a nice time on my first visit, I got the proof that bar girls deserve more respect that they usually get.

    Thanks Lampa, I'll never forget.

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