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Thread: Cinema anthem and the king
12-02-03, 01:04 AM #11Rainer K Guest
When I first discovered people around me standing up and singing while the king was on the screen... I was very surprised... and then my heart filled with joy, what can be better explained in Thai with the expression "phlòet phlooen jai" or "râa roeng jai".
And then I realised that people in Europe, America and Australia really would need such little expressions of respect. That would help us creating a feeling of community.
Respect is a quality that does not exist any more... but in some countries like Thailand. Watch the relationships between parents and kids and compare to our habbits.
THEN LEARN FROM IT - this is all you can do and that is what traveling is all about.
Like others wrote: Do what natives do - KEEP YOUR MOUTH CLOSED - FIRST UNDERSTAND - then learn from it.
jsut see and judge - that is what single minded people do.
21-02-03, 01:46 PM #12Guest
There are a lot of unfriendly replies to a polite question.
All the people who made aggressive comments like to say to stay out of Thailand are the very people who should themselves stay out of Thailand, the land of smiling friendly people.
21-02-03, 01:50 PM #13Guest
And Sawatdee you should apologize for saying that all Thai patrons think that foreigners are barbarians, that in itself is a barbarian thing to say to a visitor!
22-02-03, 02:21 PM #14
Yup, I'm gonna have to agree with Thai citizen here.
No need for confrontational stuff, just say, 'No, they wouldn't get why you weren't standing and it'd be disrespectful. Please stand and show respect for the king.'
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