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    Help me! I think I'm turning Thai...

    I'm a bit worried cause I seem to be losing my uniquely (?) Aussie viewpoint and to be rapidly turning Thai. I need expert help here from you long-termers. How do I resist this creeping Thainess? Here are my symptoms:

    I prefer Thai women to farang women
    I particularly prefer Chinese-Thai women to farang women.
    I make up excuses to visit the office of a particular Thai-Chinese teacher for whom I feel a warm inner glow.
    I cringe whever I see fat, ugly farang men with young Thai women.
    I prefer Thai food to western food. I wouldn't care if I never ate another pizza.
    I actually found myself praising something Thaksin had done the other day.
    I don't feel homesick for Oz any more.
    I wouldn't care if I never saw Ularu again.
    I have ceased to suffer panic every time I drive here.
    Oncoming motorcyclists and crazy pickup drivers no longer scare me.
    I have started referring to my humble residence as "home".
    I feel safer in Bangkok than Sydney.

    So, you can see I'm suffering great delusions here. I urgently need help.
    Last edited by Bruce; 11-12-2006 at 02:23 PM.

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    well as you are an aussie anyway it is no great disaster is it?

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    Have you started believing in ghosts?

    There's nothing unsual with being influenced by the society in which you live. I'd say it'd be odder if you didn't start questioning some of your "aussie" beliefs.

    Sure, you're viewpoint's unique, but it's not neccessarily "aussie"--whatever that is--it's you. As experiences change so does your viewpoint, no?

    And it's good to feel comfortable in the place in which you live, isn't it?
    viva thai cuisine

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    Living at a poor Issan farmers digs for a week will see you come right...really quick!

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    I lived at a poor Karen's digs for two days. They fed me continuously, we drank some beers, watched sat TV, joked and did some karaoke (they sang even worse than me), and it was quite good actually. I'm used to camping so I can get along without too many creature comforts.

    Did I mention above that I like Thai women? (Oh yes, I did - sorry).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce View Post
    Did I mention above that I like Thai women? (Oh yes, I did - sorry).

    Turning Thai and senile at the same time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce View Post


    I cringe whever I see fat, ugly farang men with young Thai women.
    i hope you don't live in pattaya or you would be in a permanent cringe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by risktohimself
    Turning Thai and senile at the same time!
    It's not the same thing then?

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    Hey Bruce, maybe you are just growing up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce View Post
    I prefer Thai women to farang women
    But Thais like white meat.

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    My biggest fear is I might turn into a fat old farang myself. Better curb the beer consumption with dinner and resume badminton I think.

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    Try having a crap with no toilet paper soap spray gun or soap and you will remember you are a Westerner

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gazza View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce View Post
    I prefer Thai women to farang women
    But Thais like white meat.
    No they don't, not really.
    Too loud mouthed and so little class.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mad_dog View Post
    Try having a crap with no toilet paper soap spray gun or soap and you will remember you are a Westerner
    i've been there, and found the water works fine....

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    Quote Originally Posted by humphrey
    Too loud mouthed and so little class.
    Most of us are not Americans so your generalisations don't really count.

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    ^^ and so will whom ever comes in next

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    up. good point.
    but american tv. has reached the world, and influenced it.
    western world that is. roseanne barr has a lot to answer for.
    fat, loud mouthed biatch. hero to many. noise factor enormous.
    as well as the bum and midrift. role model for many. speaks her mind.
    amazing how such a small mind can create so much noise.

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    Who is roseanne barr?

    And I haven't noticed Thais describing white women the way you do, nor many other people, come to think of it.

    Had some bad experience?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwillyhggtb View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by mad_dog View Post
    Try having a crap with no toilet paper soap spray gun or soap and you will remember you are a Westerner
    i've been there, and found the water works fine....
    I've been there too... but i never shake hands with Thais or Sepos.

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    Actually, I've become quite an expert at the old spray and pat and now find myself looking for the sprayer in western-style bathrooms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce
    I wouldn't care if I never saw Ularu again.
    Did you ever care for it? It's just a big stone for gods sake. Or are you an Aboriginal?

    Anyway, I sometimes think that I should just give in and let the Thai slowly consume me, forever giving up on Farangdom. They are always happy and laughing although skint and don't need anything much to live.

    I was nodding off the other day on the sofa and could here a bunch of women chattering downstairs and felt a strange, almost euphoric sensation listening to it.

    Give in.
    Fahn Cahn's

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    You could do worse.
    Last edited by Bung; 13-12-2006 at 06:03 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bung
    You could do worse.
    Yes, you could run out of money - which has become one of my concerns since I adapted that laid-back lifestyle.

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    I am definitely Thai today.

    I dawdle, can't walk straight, have no periphery vision and am running on one brain cell.

    It's all William's fault.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog View Post
    I am definitely Thai today.

    I dawdle, can't walk straight, have no periphery vision and am running on one brain cell.

    It's all William's fault.
    that sounds like me today too!

    i also blame william!

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