More interview questions from Gemma Font about Thai way of expressions! 1. How are you supposed to behave when a person or family invites you at their home? (i.e. are you supposed to bring a gift? First thing, I must take my shoes off if there is a vibe of ‘please leave your shoes outside’… Read More Thai Facial Expressions: Why the Weakness Outburst is Okay but Confidence is not
[ Credit for the featured title image: https://carsonpue.net/2012/07/03/thai-wai-family-spirits-and-kissing/ ] Another interview questions from Gemma Font from Spain for her topic in Thai Studies major. She wanted to know the Thai way of greeting and giving opinions. Here we go. 1. What is the usual way of introducing two strangers when they meet for the first time?… Read More You Can’t Expect Thai People to “Wai” You Anymore Because…..
To start, this post is initially made to answer an interview by Christine. She is a social science student from the Netherlands and came to Bangkok for her topic study regarding interracial relationship in Asia. I met her at an event “Random Thainess” and later I became an interviewee provided by these great guideline questions.… Read More Why the “Farang Guys & Thai Girls” is such a myth?
The last post I wrote about “10 Things I liked about Indonesia” and some feedbacks suggest that I overrate things. So I come back to satisfy them if they want to know some not-so-good opinions 😀 We must understand each other’s grounds first that many things in Indonesia are not too different, either far better or… Read More Things I ‘was not okay’ about Indonesia
During my limited experiences across Java and Bali, the 2 weeks or so solo trip (Jakarta > Bandung > Yogyakarta > Surabaya > Probolinggo > Banyuwangi > Bali) roughly gave me some sense of differences to be compared with my home country. Before we move to the next list of a few things I was ‘not… Read More 10 Things I liked about Indonesia (from a Thai’s perspectives!)