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 actually i think many dudes need to justify why they give so they spout reasons that are downright hard to believe  ,  when deep down inside they know its the only way to survive  life with the village people. 

The only way to survive life with the Village People is not to drop the soap in the communal showers while on tour.

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 actually i think many dudes need to justify why they give so they spout reasons that are downright hard to believe  ,  when deep down inside they know its the only way to survive  life with the village people. 

Which Thai village do you actually live in?

It isn't the one I live in.

never been near a village :lol::lol::lol: . im an intellectual type just pontificating.

cant speak language, have way more money than most,  cant see village people just accepting whites without compensation to do so :lol::lol:.

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 actually i think many dudes need to justify why they give so they spout reasons that are downright hard to believe  ,  when deep down inside they know its the only way to survive  life with the village people. 

Which Thai village do you actually live in?

It isn't the one I live in.

never been near a village :lol::lol::lol: . im an intellectual type just pontificating.

cant speak language, have way more money than most,  cant see village people just accepting whites without compensation to do so :lol::lol:.

Intellectual?

All the evidence so far would suggest otherwise.

:cheesy::cheesy: You beat me to it,Colin! :thumbsup:

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You Can Call Me Al -- Paul Simon Graceland ... Oh well.. close enough...

A man walks down the street,

It's a street in a strange world.

Maybe it's the Third World.

Maybe it's his first time around.

He doesn't speak the language,

He holds no currency.

He is a foreign man,

He is surrounded by the sound, sound ....

Cattle in the marketplace.

Scatterlings and orphanages.

He looks around, around .....

He sees angels in the architecture,

Spinning in infinity,

He says, Amen! and Hallelujah!

If you'll be my bodyguard,

I can be your long lost pal! ...

You can call me Al!

Edited by jazzbo

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 actually i think many dudes need to justify why they give so they spout reasons that are downright hard to believe  ,  when deep down inside they know its the only way to survive  life with the village people. 

Which Thai village do you actually live in?

It isn't the one I live in.

never been near a village :lol::lol::lol: . im an intellectual type just pontificating.

cant speak language, have way more money than most,  cant see village people just accepting whites without compensation to do so :lol::lol:.

Ah, now I understand.

You have no experience of what you are talking about, you can't speak the language, you don't live in or most probably have never been to a Thai village but you have a lot of money.

Wow.

I am (almost) impressed with you.

I have lived and worked in 38 countries in my 50 years of working life and I have been fairly rich and fairly poor and now I have come to rest in a small village in Thailand where people actually smile and try to talk to me and the really amazing thing is that they are not after my money.

They actually like me and I don't go out of my way to impress them with money or anything else.

They know that I have more than some and less than others but I get treated much the same as anybody else does around here be they Thai, English, Danish, Australian, Dutch, Belgian, Austrian, German or Swiss.

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1. Learn the language. There have been endless posts over the years by people complaining that they never fit in, and then mentioning that they don't speak Thai. How do you think a, say, Polish immigrant who refused to learn English would fit into a small town in the UK/US/Australia/NZ? For a small village you really need to also make the effort to learn the local dialect too, be it Khmer, Isaan Lao, Suay or whatever.

RE:Poles in UK - not the best example

plenty of poles in my street who dont speak English, rely on the member of their family who does for their handouts

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I get treated much the same as anybody else does around here be they Thai, English, Danish, Australian, Dutch, Belgian, Austrian, German or Swiss...

So why did all the Americans leave?

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I get treated much the same as anybody else does around here be they Thai, English, Danish, Australian, Dutch, Belgian, Austrian, German or Swiss...

So why did all the Americans leave?

Nobody spoke 'merican'

(I think there was a given etc on the end of that)

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I get treated much the same as anybody else does around here be they Thai, English, Danish, Australian, Dutch, Belgian, Austrian, German or Swiss...

So why did all the Americans leave?

Nobody spoke 'merican'

(I think there was a given etc on the end of that)

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I thought maybe all the Americans left the village because they had trouble thinking in the proper Thai-village tenses.

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I get treated much the same as anybody else does around here be they Thai, English, Danish, Australian, Dutch, Belgian, Austrian, German or Swiss...

So why did all the Americans leave?

The only one I knew about lived in the amphur village and I haven't seen him in 2 or 3 years.

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I guess the Americans prefer to live in villages near Udon Thani ... In case another war breaks out they'll be closer to the action (as they were 40+ years ago).

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1. Learn the language. There have been endless posts over the years by people complaining that they never fit in, and then mentioning that they don't speak Thai. How do you think a, say, Polish immigrant who refused to learn English would fit into a small town in the UK/US/Australia/NZ? For a small village you really need to also make the effort to learn the local dialect too, be it Khmer, Isaan Lao, Suay or whatever.

RE:Poles in UK - not the best example

plenty of poles in my street who dont speak English, rely on the member of their family who does for their handouts

Ahhhhhhh them handouts that they are LEGALLY allowed to claim as long as they qualify for them.:rolleyes: .

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where did i speak of legal/illegal? the point is, even though ive only actually spent a year living in Thailand + couple of visits, i can read and write in Thai to a reasonable level. cant say the same about the poles in my soi

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