Democracy doesn’t work well in a population where the majority is uneducated or miseducated
Yes, there are ongoing rallies against the Thai Prime Minister, demanding his resignation. The rallies are made up of mostly middle class and there are about 100,000 people participating. Thaksin is corrupt, (and that’s one of his better qualities) but this is not new, and he buys the vote from the poor, many who have sixth-grade educations. So, the PM has responded to the accusations with, “Let the people decide” and has called for early elections. He is expected to win.
Considering current US politics, I’m having my doubts if “let the people decide” is still the way to go. Even the aincient Greeks never pretended to like this idea.
Thai silk doesn’t breathe
Yes, Thai silk is beautiful. It’s inexpensive here as well. It is not, however, well suited to the farang teachers who will sweat in the heat anyway. No matter how nice the shirt looked, when it gets pit stains and a back to match before noon, it does not flatter anybody.
Thai gardening looks easy, but isn’t
It looks easy. I see big gardens on every balcony in my condominium. The owners just douse the plants everyday, and they look healthy and well manicured. I have seen a total of three flowers in my garden in a full-year season. Yes, I’ve read everything that google has to say on my plants. No, it doesn’t work.
How to go to an Oasis concert in Bangok
A music festival came here but I was too last minute to go. Reading the “guidelines” was entertaining though.
· Thailand is a very HOT country! So you better dress comfortably.
· Have a bottle of water with you, so you can enjoy the show, not spending time for the water!
· In case of personal sickness, you need to prepare your pills to be ready to use for the emergency.
· Don't bring any valuable stuff with you here, this is a music festival, not a gala dinner.
· Last thing, but not least. Don't forget the tickets!!!
· Enjoy the music, but not to bother other people. Practice your fav songs of your fav artists, shout it out loud.
· Don't throw anything on to the stage while the artist performing.
· Don't bring any stuff that can be used as the weapon to the event, cos it will be captured!
· Pay honor to all artists, even the one which is not your fav one.
· Give priority to children, ladies, and senior people.
· Go with a big group of friends, enjoy it together.
· Dress the best look clothes ever!
· Love the artists? Want them to know it? So make a love plate to show them
(sic), (sic)… see? Entertaining.
Getting harassed by a Thai Ronald McDonald at the mall is too annoying to write anything funny about.
This is made worse by the fact that there are not many other foreigners for him to pick on in my neighborhood. It’s a good thing I’m not afraid of clowns because this was a six foot tall Thai Ronald McDonald, no less. The uglier side of globalization in action. See above.
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