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    Is it all for show - or what?

    A friend of mine was in the bar today with a look of bewilderment on his face .

    It appeared that he had recently bought his Thai wife a new car (Honda CRV) and paid extra to have that black film applied to the windows.
    Last week they had an auction of "vanity number plates " here in Phuket- auspicious or lucky nimbers.
    As a present he bought one for his wife - cost over 40,000 baht ( prat).

    Today he tells me that his wife has had the film removed from the drivers side window so that people could see who was driving !!! WTF!!

    That set me thinking

    Boom boxes in cars - full volume - with the window open ?

    Wheelies on Honda Waves away from the lights ?

    Stickers with "Blah Blah Racing Team" on Miras ?

    Tyres on motorci's replaced with things that would look more appropriate on a push bike?

    What's it all about ?

    Enlightenment and other examples welcomed !

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    Typical Thais , those lucky numbers , they are willing to pay fortunes for it .
    Tell me does she wear gold as well ?
    Very Budhist all those ways indeed .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happyman
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    Nobody who buys a new CRV will pay extra for film, its always included in the price.


    Quote Originally Posted by Happyman
    Is it all for show
    Yes it is, Thais are as shallow as April puddles when it comes to showing off. Worst of all is seeing previously dirt poor Thais lording it over their peers using new found farang wealth as a weapon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spyker View Post
    Typical Thais , those lucky numbers , they are willing to pay fortunes for it .
    Tell me does she wear gold as well ?
    Very Budhist all those ways indeed .

    same in the Uk, full of twats that pay for special numbers

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    [quote=Spin;583653]
    Quote Originally Posted by Happyman
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    Nobody who buys a new CRV will pay extra for film, its always included in the price.


    It appears that she ordered the car with clear windows ( probably so people could see her driving a car with red plates on !) and he had to get them "Filmed" afterwards Thats what really pissed him off !!! LOL

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    [quote=Happyman;583680][quote=Spin;583653]
    Quote Originally Posted by Happyman
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    Nobody who buys a new CRV will pay extra for film, its always included in the price.


    Thats absolutely right !

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    I just bourght a new Hino truck, no film included in the price..

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    I guess with a such a driver the poor CRV will not be new and shiny for so long time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wallalai View Post
    I guess with a such a driver the poor CRV will not be new and shiny for so long time.
    Have been driven by her and your statement is too near the truth to be even remotely funny !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dalton
    I just bourght a new Hino truck, no film included in the price
    Truck drivers seem to have trouble seeing out of normal glass here in Thailand and as such tinted windows are banned

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spin View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Happyman
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    Nobody who buys a new CRV will pay extra for film, its always included in the price.


    Quote Originally Posted by Happyman
    Is it all for show
    Yes it is, Thais are as shallow as April puddles when it comes to showing off. Worst of all is seeing previously dirt poor Thais lording it over their peers using new found farang wealth as a weapon
    Is it all for show - or... 04-04-2008 08:15 PM DrAndy racism


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    Got the same comment . What this got to do with racism ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spin
    Truck drivers seem to have trouble seeing out of normal glass here in Thailand and as such tinted windows are banned
    Makes a lot of sense..

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    It's really no different anywhere.

    Do you expect everyone to drive the same kind of car with AM/FM radios and no air conditioning for fear of appearing oppulent. According to your logic nobody should buy anything nicer than a Honda Jazz because they work just fine. Those bastards with BMWs and fog lights and CD players are just showing off.

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    Nothing wrong with wanting the best car/house/bike if you can afford it but I think it's the childishness of the 'I'm better than you because I have this' that some of us westerners view as rather laughable.

    It's not their fault though, it's how they are raised.
    "I'm an outsider by choice, but not truly. It's the unpleasantness of the system that keeps me out. I'd rather be in, in a good system. That's where my discontent comes from: being forced to choose to stay outside.
    My advice: Just keep movin' straight ahead. Every now and then you find yourself in a different place."

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    Yes, but having a snobbish attitude is much different than putting a GPS in your car. I suppose it depends if you bought it to show off, or bought it to actually use it.

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    Yes, but having a snobbish attitude is much different than putting a GPS in your car.
    How about a TGS?

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    Nothing wrong with wanting the best car/house/bike if you can afford it but I think it's the childishness of the 'I'm better than you because I have this' that some of us westerners view as rather laughable.
    Most of the comments you make about Thai people seem to be about how you are better than them Scampy.

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    ^^ tried to green u,

    thankfully no repo left ....

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    I thought Scampy was better than the Thais... or have i been reading his posts too long?

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    It's not just a Thai thing, happens everywhere!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jizzybloke
    It's not just a Thai thing, happens everywhere!
    For sure. The young lady is experiencing the joy of first car ownership. Think we can all remember how we felt. A little pride, a bit of customization and the need to be seen all are part of the experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spin View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Happyman
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    Nobody who buys a new CRV will pay extra for film, its always included in the price.


    Quote Originally Posted by Happyman
    Is it all for show
    Yes it is, Thais are as shallow as April puddles when it comes to showing off. Worst of all is seeing previously dirt poor Thais lording it over their peers using new found farang wealth as a weapon
    Is it all for show - or... 04-04-2008 08:15 PM DrAndy racism

    Oh dear, wrong thread eh? go to repos immediately

    maybe not racism, just an expat being arrogant and stupid in his attitude

    do you think the behaviour of those ones you have noticed is any different in other countries?

    bling bling
    I have reported your post

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dalton View Post
    I just bourght a new Hino truck, no film included in the price..
    How about a years supply of horse tablets ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Begbie
    How about a years supply of horse tablets ?
    That's gonna be a fokking lot then.....it's supposed to have 150

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