Don't shoot the messenger.
41 Different Thai Personality Traits – Living Thai
Originally Posted by LivingThai
It seems that the old "You no Thai, you no unnerstan" is a load of bollocks. We've had them sussed out all along.
Last edited by keekwai; 5th October 2012 at 21:10.
This thread should be balanced with another, '41 Different Farang Personality Traits.'
Go for it.
I feel for them. When I ask for directions, I try to ask at least three different people. If two of the three directions agree, I go with those. And half the time they're still wrong.Originally Posted by teenee.com
Should we all try to guess #39 since it isn't translated?
This one pisses me off. I'm inconvenienced by this at least once a day ... usually more. I've always just shrugged it off to ignorance. Now I find out they fully realise what inconsiderate cunts they are being! The cheek!Originally Posted by teenee.com
Last edited by Don Ho; 5th October 2012 at 22:18.
"While Jim is milking the Russian Boar, I'm in the shade of a Baobab tree being served a cool drink by a beautiful young indigenous girl. "
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My rant - and I should clarify in fairness - is the assumption that any of my 'fancy-pants' teaching methods won't work on Thai students due to some DNA strand marked 'fun' that only they possess.
I think I agree with Mr jones on this... Thai students must be the most underestimated collection of individuals on the planet... All this "spoonful of sugar" crap isnt the reality. Although, being told it day-to-day, surely makes it a self fulfilling prophecy for both Teacher and student.
This is it... The apocalypse.
What doesn't take the easy way? Path of least resistance and all that. If you don't believe there is any reward for being anything but a river it's because you were never trained otherwise. If that's the case you never had a mother and father, nor ever respected your elders or teachers. So be a drone. The world needs drones too. To claim all this and that is contributed to being Thai just goes to show you've never been anywhere else. That makes you a drone too.
Thais don't care to learn English for the same reason I didn't care to learn math in school. They don't see a practical application for its use in their lives. And just as it wasn't possible for my math teachers to actually make learning math fun, I'm not sure it's possible with English. That's not to say you can't make your class fun, but it will be at the expense of any actual learning. On the flip side, learning is challenging. So it seems to me the only students that will succeed are those that enjoy a challenge.
Or the ones with the foresight to see that learning English can actually be useful (though I'm not sure this is actually true for many of them).
Personality traits, eh?