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Korat foreigner culture?
« on: October 27, 2009, 07:32:44 AM »
Is there a typical Korat culture for us expats, I mean one we can share and contribute too. Just to make sure not to be misunderstood: I don't mean the farang drinking and gossiping culture. ;D

For the reception of culture: for example do see cinemas the farang clientele as so important as to show movies in their languages or at least in English etc.?

Participation in culture: Have farangs ever opened an information stand at an occation like Thao Suranaree Fair? Or do more than just single committed farangs do show up at school fairs to meet the kids there?

Or do the farangs just constitute a separate society, go to restaurants of fellow countrymen only etc.?

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Re: Korat foreigner culture?
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2009, 08:02:39 AM »
Lesterkeith on another forum arranged a couple of farang trips to school events. I understood that they went very well.

My feeling is that very few farang over here like to be organised by others or make specific, regular commitments regarding time and place. I suppose many are here to get away from exactly that.

As for showing ourselves, culturally, to Thai people, are they interested in us to that extent? Many seem quite disinterested in much that happens outside their own tambon and what interest they have is limited to superficial comment.

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Re: Korat foreigner culture?
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2009, 02:47:08 PM »
I was under the impression that the farangs in Korat were all unsociable gits, they have a few bars there so why don't they have a weekly darts league or pool league between the bars, I remember when they atrated the darts leagues in Pattaya, took a few extra years to start the pool league as no one had pool tables :)

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Re: Korat foreigner culture?
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2009, 03:25:42 PM »
I was under the impression that the farangs in Korat were all unsociable gits, they have a few bars there so why don't they have a weekly darts league or pool league between the bars, I remember when they atrated the darts leagues in Pattaya, took a few extra years to start the pool league as no one had pool tables :)

Why don't you think that there isn't already? They play darts, pool and snooker and have quiz nights. They also have golf days and little gatherings to pray for the unfortunate farang still trapped in declining parts of the country such as Patters and Jomters.  ;D

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Re: Korat foreigner culture?
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2009, 05:19:42 PM »
Agree entirely with you Sicho in that there is plenty to do in Korat and you didnt even mention fishing. DD seems to be obsessed with criticisng Korat so why join a Korat forum.Sure we have our share of the dirty mack brigade
but not as many as Pattaya. Surely only ugly guys live in Pattaya to get laid once in a while but dont they have
to pay for it? Dont get me wrong I love to visit the Pattaya bars every couple of years but live there long enough and you end up as a wierd old man paying for sex. and believing that every Thai women is a whore.
Korat is everything that Pattaya isnt and a great place to live. Retire here ? Now thats a totally different question but certainly not sin city.

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Re: Korat foreigner culture?
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2009, 05:21:21 PM »
DD, there used to be a snooker semi-league thing going at Friend's Bar before Robby passed away.  I would love to play darts or even a bowling league would be fun. I think there were attempts being made on KF to try and bring people together, but it seems these days, that forum is causing more harm than good.  Last night I was talking to an old friend of mine about x-box and dreambox and the topic of KF came up as there was a thread about these satellite boxes.  He seemed to make it a point that that was the best forum to get information from.  I reminded him that: Yeah, it is, if you can sift your way through the 99% garbage to find what you're looking for.  Maybe that's why there is this thing called the search key, or better yet, Google. ;)

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Re: Korat foreigner culture?
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2009, 05:30:14 PM »

to pay for it? Dont get me wrong I love to visit the Pattaya bars every couple of years but live there long enough and you end up as a wierd old man paying for sex. and believing that every Thai women is a whore.

Well I have been here for 18 years and I am a long long away from claiming any pension, but ending up as a weird old man paying for sex in Pattaya don't sound too bad :)

Aren't all women whores to some degree?

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Re: Korat foreigner culture?
« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2009, 05:33:32 PM »
Does Korat have a bowling alley? or do you mean green bowls, lawn bowling?

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Re: Korat foreigner culture?
« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2009, 05:40:43 PM »
dd  as I said I love to escape reality occasionally but how can anyone living in Pattaya not think that all women are whores? Love to visit but could never take one home as I know I be paying a barfine for the rest of my natural . I could NEVER live in that place in a thousand years but still like the odd visit to the dolls house.
Korat is tame in comparison but you cant ever say its not real. Even has ten pin
bowls

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Re: Korat foreigner culture?
« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2009, 05:47:11 PM »
Ahhh, but marrying a Pattaya bar girl does have its benifits, I mean she isn't going to be shocked when you suggest going to say the Eden Club in Bangkok for a wild threesome is she :)
Sadly my girlfriend is a Thai school teacher so I haven't suggested that idea to her :(

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Re: Korat foreigner culture?
« Reply #10 on: October 27, 2009, 10:48:09 PM »
How is Marc from the Eden doing these days? 

Back to the topic, Culture.  Most Thais are not interested in western culture.  If you can't sell it, ride it, eat it, or it, they're not interested in it.

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Re: Korat foreigner culture?
« Reply #11 on: October 27, 2009, 10:58:06 PM »
Couldn't be the reason that they only know of western culture by those ridiculous Hollywood comedies made even more ridiculous by dubbing a poorly translated Thai soundtrack over before showing it on TV with commercials interrupting every few minutes?

I'd not interested in a culture that is presented to me like that!

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Re: Korat foreigner culture?
« Reply #12 on: October 27, 2009, 11:53:55 PM »
Simplistic view of American culture: McDonalds, Harley Davidsons, Democracy and Freedom.

The Thais can sell and eat and the first, they can sell and ride the second, and they've fvcked the last two and sold them down the Swanny.

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Re: Korat foreigner culture?
« Reply #13 on: October 28, 2009, 07:30:35 AM »
Perhaps the Thai soap operas, in their banality, give the impression that Western culture is like that when imported to Thailand. Do the youngsters aspire to expensive town houses, flashy cars, guns, pathetic male roles and weeping or angry women as a result of staring at these shows?

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Re: Korat foreigner culture?
« Reply #14 on: October 28, 2009, 05:23:48 PM »
You forgot, pointing their fingers in people's faces and slapping around the women.

 



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