Friday, September 9, 2011

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Thailand Faux Pas (Part 1)

Just to make the title similar yet not entirely the same in terms of spelling lol,  i named this entry "Thailand Faux Pas". This is in connection to Raya' s entry entitled Thailand Bloopers. It talks about her blunder experiences or tactless mistakes and misunderstandings as she experience more the many funny yet memorable faux pas in the amazing kingdom of Thailand.

Although she's been living here for 2 years and studied written and spoken Thai formally, she still gets occasional frowns and a big "HUH?" from the locals. It's like their way of saying "What is wrong with your tongue? Are you an alien?" That kind of thing!

She also had a share of the smokey ears and nose thingie. Perhaps it didn't come to that point really, but because she ordered a spicy food with lots of chillies in a restaurant one time, thinking she could empty the plate just like locals do, it can be likened to that. (Smiling here)

And who would not notice the road especially when we are crossing? I almost got myself hit by a car many times because i failed to look on the right. In Thailand, people drive on the left side of the road and the driver sits on the right side of the car. That in particular happened to her as well.

These are just some of the many bloopers of Pinoys in Thailand. Next will be Enzo's turn. He will be writing his own bloopers in the land of smiles. Can't wait to read it.

Check out Raya's entry from the link provided.

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Khon Philippine

I'm a full time travel and tourism lecturer at a university in the north who also loves blogging during my spare time. I blog about news particularly in Thailand, personal travel stories, and anything under the sun.