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Just now, Destiny1990 said:

Wouldn’t be surprised if it turns out that you don’t know anything about Thailand either.

Too much bull from you, sorry ... 

 

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Thanks for the info, but the advantages do not out way the disadvantages, especially the daily stuf like banking 1.5 hours, drivers licenses. I have been to the PI for short trips but would never think about living there. Good luck with your stay

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14 hours ago, DannyCarlton said:

Dick farang.

No I think not. Kwai means buffalo so Kwai farang means stupid,  big and clumsy. In Bangkok Sapan Kwai, Buffalo bridge,  is an entertainment zone, similar to NP but primarily for Thais.  The most common word for the Male organ is 'ham'..however, there is the word 'khai' that can be used instead of 'ham'. The seriously bad phrase is 'hi/ hee farang'. This is malicious, lacking ignorance and is a deliberate insult that is usually spoken about us but not directly to our face.

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6 hours ago, BritManToo said:

No condoms!

There is an element of truth in this.  Since the 80s and the Meechai condom campaign Thai girls  especially bar girls are pretty responsible regarding the use of condoms. But in the Philippines with the cultural and religious influence of Catholicism condom use is less acceptable even amongst prostitutes. If bareback risk taking is your thing the Philippines is the place to go. I was quite shocked about how many girls were prepared to go bare back. This is why Philippines girls are vanilla and unskilled in the sexual arts relying on just straight intercourse. For what its worth their shared language is overrated as the cultural and intellectual chasm is the determining issue. Philippines girls tend to be characterless and boring compared to Thai girls and have no sense of cultural identity. But thanks for this thread it is interesting and informative.

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2 hours ago, sunnyboy2018 said:

No I think not. Kwai means buffalo so Kwai farang means stupid,  big and clumsy. In Bangkok Sapan Kwai, Buffalo bridge,  is an entertainment zone, similar to NP but primarily for Thais.  The most common word for the Male organ is 'ham'..however, there is the word 'khai' that can be used instead of 'ham'. The seriously bad phrase is 'hi/ hee farang'. This is malicious, lacking ignorance and is a deliberate insult that is usually spoken about us but not directly to our face.

Another poster corrected me, and I think he's correct, "quay" is the male organ, my wife calls me that every day and calls other Thai drivers that whenever she drives the car. "Hee" is the female sexual organ, the farang equivalent is often used in the West to insult other men, my English wife called me that every day.

 

As you can see, I've suffered a lifetime of abuse from women, I must like it.

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22 hours ago, Destiny1990 said:

Lots of fresh seafoods in Palawan.

Is the over sugary over salty and with pesticides laced foods in Pattaya that much better? Really ?

I haven't been in Pattaya in years, nearly a decade. But to answer your question, yes. You can also tell the cook you don't want sugar or msg. Pesticides lol. Well at least Thailand can grown enough food to feed itself unlike Philippines.

 

If you're worried about pesticides why don't you move to some hippie commune in Europe.

 

Vegan, worried about pesticides. Lol.

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33 minutes ago, Number 6 said:

I haven't been in Pattaya in years, nearly a decade. But to answer your question, yes. You can also tell the cook you don't want sugar or msg. Pesticides lol. Well at least Thailand can grown enough food to feed itself unlike Philippines.

 

If you're worried about pesticides why don't you move to some hippie commune in Europe.

 

Vegan, worried about pesticides. Lol.

In Phillipines there are simular food options as in Thailand but generally  less salty, less sugary, less spicy, less pesticides. Then for types like you there is dunking donuts, pizza hut Macdonalds etc etcplenty available in both countries so stop whining about horrible food options in Palawan..

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1 hour ago, Destiny1990 said:

In Phillipines there are simular food options as in Thailand but generally  less salty, less sugary, less spicy, less pesticides. Then for types like you there is dunking donuts, pizza hut Macdonalds etc etcplenty available in both countries so stop whining about horrible food options in Palawan..

You are too funny.

 

Dunking donuts?

 

Food options same? Oh that's hilarious. Thai food is light years ahead. Care to count the number of Thai and Filipino restaurant abroad? Now what percentage of each nations population lives aboard? Yeah right. Despite 15% of Filipinos living abroad you'd be hard pressed to find Filipino restaurant anywhere outside of a Filipino ghetto. Thai restaurant in ICELAND.

 

I heard once: the world's cookbook is a thousand pages long. Of that two are Filipino recipes.

 

Which brings me to another epic point. Every smart Filipino and as many as possible not so smart Filipino are abroad. Working. Many are living in Thailand and raising their kids here. Kids go to private schools. Speak Thai. Not going back until retirement. Kids will never go back. But you love it

 

Philippines is hands down the absolute most salty food I've ever eaten in my entire life. 60 years, 45 countries.

 

Filipinos LOVE sugar. I've never seen a group take to sugar as them save for the Subcontinent.

 

Philippines so poor millions live on broken rice.

 

Typical vegan never skipping an opportunity to tell the world how great they are. Fact is you're malnourished. It's a shi++y diet no reasonable doctor would ever recommend. Virtue signal much?

 

For the record I eat Thai food daily, multiple meals. Further, I'm quite ok with noodles for breakfast. Heck, I'll eat phad krapow at 6am. I've not eaten a pizza since I can remember. We were even just in NYC and I didn't have pizza.

 

But all your virtue signalling vegan bs is just laughable. Hope it comforts you because most are not impressed in the least.

 

You had a holiday in the Philippines. So what. Stay a year and let us know if you're staying another. The place is a sad, violent, broken country only for the likes of dead enders.

 

Produce in grocery stores doesn't stay fresh for even a week. The fruit is just expensive and very sad.

 

Everything in Philippines is expensive and sad.

 

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I don't know why certain posters like Destiny1990 want to defend PH so much really, is he an expat living there?  
To compare Thai and Filipino food is like comparing oranges and apples. They have the same shape, but tastes completely different. 
 

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ExpatPH did a fantastic job to stay balanced about both countries and did not dwell in negativity. So although I do not agree with him on every point (different people - different experiences), I try to stay balanced as well.

 

I honestly think both countries TH and PH have many positves and negatives. If you are in TH and complain about the negatives there, do not go to PH, because the list is even longer.

I also talked to other expats here in Cebu. I noticed that those who come to visit like me now, have a realistic view about the positives and negatives. Those who live here, kind of get defensive, same happens with Thai expats.

 

I see many older people here with younger Filipinas, if this is your Nr. 1 priority and you are single in Thailand, do not speak Thai, Philippines might be a great country for you if you can adjust.

 

About the air quality I specifically said I did it to get a general idea. I am aware that these small portable devices are not as accurate and whatever you measure depends on so many things like where you stand, the weather/wind, if it rained before, day of the week / amount of traffic etc. etc. Jeepneys and red trucks (speaking of CNX) are a major pollution source - I think this is not a secret. In neither country I will go out and make videos about that counting Jeepneys or other stuff with you.

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19 hours ago, balo said:

I don't know why certain posters like Destiny1990 want to defend PH so much really, is he an expat living there?  
To compare Thai and Filipino food is like comparing oranges and apples. They have the same shape, but tastes completely different. 
 

I would defend Thailand just as much.

if someone says internet is better in Phill than in Thailand than I would correct that also.

I lived long term in both countries.

Food-wise both countries have an oversupply of  local and international food options and for similar prices.

So i would not determine  between Thai or Phills for any food reasons.

 

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10 hours ago, cerox said:

do not speak Thai, Philippines might be a great country for you

 

Are you aware that at least  95% of the foreigners here do not speak Thai.?

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20 hours ago, balo said:

I don't know why certain posters like Destiny1990 want to defend PH so much really, is he an expat living there?  
To compare Thai and Filipino food is like comparing oranges and apples. They have the same shape, but tastes completely different. 
 

I think the local foods of both countries are poop.

British, Aussie, American, Mexican, Chinese and Indian cooking just about covers what I like and that's what I eat no matter where I am in the world.

 

PS. Most of the apples sold in PI and Thailand are imported from China.

Thai oranges are inedible IMHO, I want Spanish or South African oranges.

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