It's funny, yesterday I went swimming with my little girl (who can only manage babyspeak at the moment!) when a little kid came up to me by the pool.
"Where are you from?" he asked politely.
"I'm from England," I replied "Manchester."
"Oh yeah? That's the same as my Dad. I'm Frank, nice to meet you!"
I was a little amazed myself because he was quite dark for a luk-kreung kid and I wasn't expecting it. The other Thai folk about were gobsmacked to hear this little Thai boy having a chat with me and emabarrassed I guess that, despite years of English education, all their own kids can manage is to point and shout "Farang!" as I walk past!
Nice kid anyway - polite and well-spoken - wouldn't mind a few like him in some of my classes!
Aren't they the folk that relocated from Issan and can speak pidgin Thai to go with their pidgin Laos?Originally Posted by LDMA