Originally Posted by *#..
What don't you like about Thailand specifically? I know it's a poor 3rd world country, there's sex tourism that comes with being said country, and rice is grown everywhere.
Case in point, if you've ever been measured up by Get Smart for a Thick as Thieves suit, he meets up with you in a public place where he lives. I only saw Asian people there, and many buildings had store signs with both Chinese characters and English letters. Obviously, Asian people make up the vast majority of that city, whereas the demographics would be much different in places like Oxnard or Compton.
Never heard about schools teaching them how to be celebrities, interesting. If by training, you mean those cute poses they always do and their shy demeanor, I don't buy it. The whole act gets old fast and is just really annoying. I'm still at a loss as to how so many Asians not born in Asia are obsessed over that k-pop culture.
I'm bored so I'll play. Ironicaly enough, I'm in Thailand right now. I moved to the U.S. in '93 when I was in the 4th grade so I can relate to Kiwi Man.
Living in the U.S. spoils you flat out. The cheapest prices on cars and gas and decent pay for most jobs out of college.
In many countries, Thailand included, it's a hustle trying to get a good paying job. Most entry level jobs out of college pay next to nothing so you can't even enjoy a cup of Starbucks every morning before going to work...which is a common practice in the U.S.
I'm a car hobbyists so I pay attention to prices...everything costs 200-300%. Factor in that the average person here makes 25% of what a U.S. counterpart makes..if you have the means to afford a Benz or BMW, you're doing something right. A new Murcielago in the U.S. can be had for less than $400k. The same car here will run you over $1,000,000.
The weather is horrible all of the time, it's just hot and hotter with high humidity. The traffic sucks...flat out. I've been told it's not as bad as India, Vietnam, etc. but it still sucks to the point that I'm hindered from driving. And when it rains, some parts of the town actually just bust out with inflatable boats to navigate through the water.
The country is corrupted as hell, it saddens me to say that. I played with the possibility of moving back but I doubt if I can adjust myself. If I do move back, I plan on using my degrees and experience in conjunction with high level of network to be rich because I would rather be rich in a poor nation than be poor in a rich nation.
Speaking of k-pop, a Korean friend got me into it. Sad to say that a 25 yr old male has songs from 2NE1 and Big Bang on the iPods. I just vibe with the songs albeit I have no idea what they're saying. I also have songs in many other languages for the same reason.
And yes, Get Smart lives in the 626....AKA Chinese central. Same with Westminster being filled with Vietnamese. Certain cities will have that characteristic.