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The week that was in Thailand news: The moaner on the bar stool is at home on the internet!


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The advantage of TVF, over a bar stool neighbour, is that you can always "turn TVF off", or at least select not to read threads which you dislike, without the hassle of paying your bar bill, and moving elsewhere, in the hope that your neighbour doesn't turn up next to you again!

 

Speaking as one who does my share of criticising ("bashing"), if you don't like what I say, either argue or ignore me - I don't really care. But please understand, the fact that some things draw adverse criticism from me doesn't mean that I don't like to live here - I do. I also completely understand that venting criticism is not going to change anything.

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12 hours ago, rooster59 said:

The moaners continued by disparaging Thai efforts to teach Chinese to traders in Khao San Road. This seemed like a positive move to improve communication but, it was the beginning of the end for the iconic street, said the detractors

I agree with everything, nearly.

 

But, you read Thai right?

 

Thaivisa change the story.

 

Original thai story.....

“Khao San Road Official Organise Local Business to Practice Language and Technical skills to Assist China Tourist”

 

that what the story about right Mr Rooster? Or not? 

Is positive story. We help the tourist. 

 

But you change it to

 

Out with the backpackers in with the Chinese - Khao San Road makeover continues

 

The days of Khao San road being a haven for Western backpackers seem to be well and truly over. 

Gone are the days of banana pancakes and fake student cards - here are the days of vendors greeting tourists with a hearty "Ni Hao Ma".

 

 

Is negative fake story make everyone think backpacker farang not welcome. Only Chinese welcome. They think and say “Thais hate farang, only love China”

But story not say that. Only Thaivisa team say that.

why? Why? Why?

 

Fake translate to make the moan guys happy? To moan more? Or not? Sure.

 

You do same way nearly everytime translate thai news. Try to make everyone laugh at the stupid thai people. Moan, critisise, mock, complain and ridicule thailand.

 

Many member say impolite to me. I don’t care about this people.

But when you lie, and you know that you lie, it make me anger. Really.

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Oh well I suppose Rooster can claim to be acknowledging, if chastising a minority group, mostly I read, occasionally rebuff, but seldom take on board overzealous generalizations and complaints

 

Not considered newsworthy enough for an article, it is what it is

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An interesting and entertaining read... Thanks Rooster.

 

....and for what it’s worth, I too believe there are many overwhelmingly unbalanced and unwarranted Thai’s bashers on this forum. Equally so there are many overwhelmingly unbalanced ‘rose tinted’ Thai supporters who berate any criticism no matter how valid and no matter how comprehensively the same criticisms are mirrored by Thai’s in the Thai forums.

 

A healthy balance, its all about that, but its clear there are so many unhinged people around us.

 

If this forum does one thing it outlines our differences and allows us to appreciate or be made aware of the different and often radically unbalanced views of others, in some cases it simply shows us the bigotry and bias, and in other cases the outright misogyny we’d otherwise be unaware of when peddling through life with the misguided belief that most other people aren’t ‘bat-sh!t-crazy’ !!!!

 

 

 

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11 hours ago, Mitkof Island said:

If i had to take a wild guess about the Thai bashers and whiners. Oddly the same people who are constantly getting themselves into trouble. I would say #1 The Germans #2 The Swedes And tied at third place #3 The Brits & The Aussies .  They just have a knack for getting themselves into trouble.

 

The video you posted looks like a ferrang being attacked by a Thai guy and then jumped by another Thai guy who happened to be walking past so total cowardice and by the look it’s the Thais causing the trouble in this video. Thais are not angels either.

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Mr Rooster has written many good articles over the years, but this is not one of them. Utter garbage the point about road traffic. Thailand's road toll is an international human rights disgrace. Thailand has always been and continues to be a great place, but it definitely has it flaws. If people want to vent, let them vent. You do not have to agree with them or better yet, don't read it. Turn your PC off and go for a walk or play golf.  Go shag some girls, whatever blows your hair back

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9 hours ago, Yinn said:

 

You do same way nearly everytime translate thai news. Try to make everyone laugh at the stupid thai people. Moan, critisise, mock, complain and ridicule thailand.

 

 

Is anyone else here finding the irony of this too perfect? 

 

Mr. Rooster, a bit annoying to have your intentions misunderstood and be written off as "just a moaner," isn't it?  Your OP did the same disservice to some with real concerns here on TVF by caricaturing their concerns and lumping them in with the braying morons.  It was generally good, but it did overreach and go a bit "rose-tinted brigade."

 

Neither a moaner nor rose-tinted-glasses-wearer be.  richardsmith_237 had it right.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I'm a bit disappointed I thought somebody might come up with a few examples of how 'Thailand is better than ever' maybe the OP was just being sarcastic? I am going to give up reading his piece, I know how long he has lived here now, he seems to mention it almost every time. 😄

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Nothing wrong with having a moan, you wouldn't be human if you didn't have a whinge every now and again, and MUST i remind everyone, we are in Thailand, so she cops the brunt of it, i.e. if we were back home, then home would cop the brunt of it, e.g. it's not perfect anywhere, home or Thailand.

 

I will say this, my plan a decade ago to move here 4 years ago, almost came unstuck, yes listening to all the negative posts here on TVF, myself also jumping on the bandwagon, almost led me to the push the "return back home button", as one poster or more said if you don't like it, go back, no one is stopping you, suffice to say, I used to say that on TVF to others prior to getting caught up in this moaning and whining, because let's face it, Thailand is not perfect and it doesn't help when you have a Thai on this forum that constantly throws it back in your face, now (blocked), too thick for me to handle.

 

So I sat back and started writing down all the things that urked me about Thailand and the things that urked me back home, Thailand won as the biggest urker hands down, that said, I had to change my approach and drop the ball when they throw it at me and walk away, it's the only way I will survive here, i.e. by letting the things that I cannot control or change, go, it is not my loss, so to live out my retirement here, I have to accept all the things that urke me, not that hard to do when you shut off, getting to that stage was the hardest part, but I am there, ask me how I feel when the burning season starts up when they all start up burning their rice and sugar cane fields and choke everyone out of here, yes I am having a go, but plan (B is in place, holiday away from the smoke filled province/s, it's the only way to survive here, because nothing is going to change.

 

Going back to the old country is always an option, but as it's still cheaper to survive here and the fact that I don't have to return to the workforce, I will keep in the back of my mind, but for now, it's keeping the positives or lack of them, in a positive state of mind, i.e. keeping the demons at bay, but this TM 30 thing I tell you what.............lol 🙂

 

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As usual a series of brilliant observations.  I identify with most of your life, except for being wise with my money and learning Thai.  I have only been here 19 years and arrived too late in life to be able to learn the language.  But I did become a PR and in my case the process took 6 years and involved things like going to the police hospital menopause clinic to have a doctor certify that I did not have third stage syphilis (apparently first or second stage would have been okay).

 

Re the drivers The best part oof going to get a new drivers license is when they make you watch a video where they pretend there are rules.  There are only two rules:  1.  All motorcyclists are suicidal and don’t care who they take with them;  and 2.  Nobody is ever in the lane they want to be in.

 

Cheers.

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