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    I Hate Thailand

    Heart warming stuff...


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    Nice little advert. She's cute.
    I wonder who paid for the ad.?

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    Oh so it's now OK to stay and work as a dive instructor with no visa?

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    He went 2 years with no visa teaching english, then the monkeys returned his bag to the same location it was lost 2 years back, remarkably in tact

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    ^ They must be really running short of honest taxi drivers now.

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    so contrived, pathetic.

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    Coconuts Bangkok - I Hate Thailand Video

    Someone "drank the kool aid" and liked it..

    That was pathetic, not to mention it was 5:22 of my life I'll never get back...

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    Quote Originally Posted by toddaniels View Post
    Coconuts Bangkok - I Hate Thailand Video

    Someone "drank the kool aid" and liked it..

    That was pathetic, not to mention it was 5:22 of my life I'll never get back...
    Was a bit much....

    [depending on the flavor of the Kool-Aid]


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    'I Hate Thailand' star comes clean: Video funded by TAT

    The truth is out, it is a made up commercial by the Tourism Authority of Thailand in an effort to paint these people and this place in a good lite.

    FAIL!

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    I haven't watched the OP video, but I fully agree with the sentiment; I hate Thailand too...

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    Great video.


    But I just couldn't decide which of them I wanted to beat to death first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo View Post
    I haven't watched the OP video, but I fully agree with the sentiment; I hate Thailand too...
    ....and you just finished building a house too.

    DAMN!


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    I'm either immolating my computer monitor or myself after watching half of that.

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    what a crock of shit..

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    the chick was cute

    the poof with the iphone was irritating

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    I skimmed through it , pure trash.
    I even thought - monkey- when his bag went, I having been robbed in broad daylight of a packet of biscuits before.
    Didn't someone join here for a while with some youtube videos of similar title but content professing his love for the place.

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    I remember him, Sunny I think his name was, he didn't like his corny videos with canned laughter being panned.bless him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thaimeme
    ....and you just finished building a house too.
    Don't knock it, that's my exit route!

    Quote Originally Posted by Rudolph
    I'm either immolating my computer monitor or myself
    Live webcam link, please.

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    speaking of gay bar loiterers

    is the "neatly trimmed beard " the new "goatee / soul patch " for the metrosexually hip ?

    seems tho be the normal sculptured facial accessory to the common felcher these days

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    It was actually a TAT advertisement according to the guy was acting in it .

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    'I Hate Thailand' star comes clean: Video funded by TAT


    The star of the popular feel-too-good video “I Hate Thailand” said this evening the production was indeed funded by Tourism Authority of Thailand.
    Oliver Smith, who appears as “James” in the video’s sugary tale of boy-loses-bag, boy-gets-girl which has been met with equal parts love and hate, told Coconuts today the project was indeed a scripted work by production company "Hub Ho Hin" that was paid for by the government to remind the world of the hospitality and friendliness of Thai people.
    "It was funded by TAT," Smith said by e-mail. " I believe the purpose of making it was to portray Thailand in a good light. This is another angle on Thailand, an upbeat angle that shows the friendly, accommodating Thailand that a lot of expats and travellers alike can relate to."
    READ: We hate lies, and that’s why we hate ‘I Hate Thailand’

    Thailand’s image has been battered by an unrelenting storm of real-life incidents and crises. So the video seems a government attempt to counter reality with fiction.
    Although the video was heavily staged, Smith said he can't deny he has experiences similar to those in the video.
    "Sure it's scripted, but it is unlikely that one could film all their misfortunes themselves. I personally have had experiences similar to that of 'James' and felt that the movie, although a little cheesy, was a nice 'feel good' film," he said.
    Still, if it was funded by TAT as Smith said, then mystery solved. It’s unclear whether Smith was sharing the video privately before an official TAT rollout, or whether it was intended to be released unsigned as a guerilla marketing campaign.
    As adamant boosters of Thailand and our home of Bangkok, we’d suggest there are countless true stories of kindness and generosity that could better tell that story.



    bangkok.coconuts.co//2014/11/20/i-hate-thailand-star-comes-clean-video-funded-tat

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    What a crock of fantasy shite.

    So, lose your bag and the whole village has nothing better to do than befriend yet another of the millions of farang that turn up and spend their days looking for said bag.

    Meanwhile, said farang and all others are quite welcome to spend 2 years teaching English on a beach with no money and no passport

    a government attempt to counter reality with fiction
    What, lie and charm to get some more tourist money in? Surely not. The irony is painful

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    Quote Originally Posted by runner
    So, lose your bag and the whole village has nothing better to do than befriend yet another of the millions of farang that turn up and spend their days looking for said bag.
    Not just days. They had hundreds of the little fukers coming the beach with torches at night.

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    They were searching for the mislaid braincell of the TAT employee who thought this video would fool anyone

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    Even though he didn't have a speaking role and very little screen time, I thought the monkey was the best actor in the entire video.

    I wonder if they paid him in bananaz or in peanuts like the rest of the actors probably made?

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