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    Common Sense for Thais. A booklet I may produce.

    Being neither perfect or willing to tell people how to live when in their country, I feel there are a few pointers that may help Thais live a longer, happier and more fulfilling life.

    1. Food stall vendors: When preparing a rice based dish, wait until the dish is just about cooked before taking the rice from it's hot, moist rice cooker and putting it on the plate. As opposed to doing this before even preparing the ingredients to be cooked as you always do. This will ensure that the rice is moist, hot and tasty. Not cold, dry and tasteless.

    2. If you have 1000 baht that has to last you a week, don't spend 920B of it on getting your hair straightend, pop tunes for your mobile phone and photos of you dressing up in Lanna style dress within the first 16 hrs.

    3. Turn on your lights when driving at night - It just makes sense.

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    Re: Common Sense for Thais. A booklet I may produce.

    I've got a booklet for you: 'Cultural Relativism'

    Don't try to interpret the culture of a country in terms of your own, it'll never make sense.

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    Re: Common Sense for Thais. A booklet I may produce.

    ^



    spot on.

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    Re: Common Sense for Thais. A booklet I may produce.

    agreed - common sense in the West is lunacy in the East and vice versa - you want to generalise, think opposite - for me the best way is go with a completely empty mind and start again - comparing cultures is like comparing sex and sausages
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    Re: Common Sense for Thais. A booklet I may produce.

    Doctors should know or should learn that many, if not most vaccines, contain mercury as a preservative... Doctor: I never new that...
    I don't know how cultural relativism applies to that though....
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    Re: Common Sense for Thais. A booklet I may produce.

    so does mekhong whisky I'm told - contain mercury that is - either way it's banned here - weed's not tho' - like I said, commone sense in one = lunacy in the other

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    Re: Common Sense for Thais. A booklet I may produce.

    Quote Originally Posted by grasshopper
    comparing cultures is like comparing sex and sausages
    Now there goes a profound thinker...


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    Re: Common Sense for Thais. A booklet I may produce.

    I've got a booklet for you: 'Cultural Relativism'
    I've PM'd my address.

    comparing cultures
    Wot's comparing cultures gotta do with using common sense?

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    Re: Common Sense for Thais. A booklet I may produce.

    wot's common sense gotta do with Thais - if you wrote a book on it it'd be about as big as the Italian Book of War Heroes

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    Re: Common Sense for Thais. A booklet I may produce.

    Quote Originally Posted by grasshopper
    comparing cultures is like comparing sex and sausages
    You mean like playing "Hide the Sausage" Grassy???
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    Re: Common Sense for Thais. A booklet I may produce.

    I prefer 'Mr. Wobbly hides his helmet'


    hm - ok - sex and fried grasshoppers - try and compare those

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    Re: Common Sense for Thais. A booklet I may produce.

    Quote Originally Posted by D-Man.
    1. Food stall vendors: When preparing a rice based dish, wait until the dish is just about cooked before taking the rice from it's hot, moist rice cooker and putting it on the plate. As opposed to doing this before even preparing the ingredients to be cooked as you always do. This will ensure that the rice is moist, hot and tasty. Not cold, dry and tasteless.
    This should be common sense no matter what culture you come from. People in all cultures have known that hot food tastes good hot. They also have learned that hot food gone cold tastes not so good. But hey, this is Thailand and:
    This is a land where [for 1000 years] no one can starve because mango and banana trees are everywhere. And no one really needs a house south of Chiang Mai as it is so warm you can just sleep under a tree. Is it any wonder why people are not motivated here? Necessity is the mother of both invention and diligence. Remove the needs and you get happy, light hearted, unmotivated people.
    The above quoted without permission from http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/index....&#entry1566380 Totally explains Thailand.

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    Re: Common Sense for Thais. A booklet I may produce.

    wot's common sense gotta do with Thais
    Hence my bloody BOOKLET!!!!

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    Re: Common Sense for Thais. A booklet I may produce.

    Quote Originally Posted by grasshopper
    wot's common sense gotta do with Thais - if you wrote a book on it it'd be about as big as the Italian Book of War Heroes
    I thought it was French heros....

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    Re: Common Sense for Thais. A booklet I may produce.

    now now - that's Frenchist - I'd be arrested if I said that here
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    o yeah go ahead with the booklet - sounds interesting



    Last edited by grasshopper; 6th October 2007 at 19:35. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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