thai culture
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If you Don't Like it Here - Then Go Home! Is it Ever Okay to be Critical?
cross cultural
From China to Thailand - is it ever okay to be critical of your host country as a foreigner / expat? This past week, a Frenchman in Thailand was reprimanded for making a music
Why Are Many Thais Afraid of Gheckos (jingjok)? And other Questions We've Always Wanted to Ask Each Other
South by Southeast (SXSE)
"What's the deal with picking food off of another person's plate?" "Why do people feel they need to correct my English?" "Is it REALLY true what all the guidebooks say about not touching
Danger in Getting Tattoos in Thai, Chinese, Arabic and other Foreign Scripts - Think Before you Ink
Business in Asia
Getting Tattoos in Thai, Chinese, Arabic and other Foreign Scripts is Dangerous - Think Before You Ink Getting a tattoo in Chinese characters, or using Thai, Khmer or even Arabic writing may seem
'Thai' ไทย Tattooed on Foreigner's Foot in Thailand - Who's to Blame, Tattooer or Tattooee?
The lady had the word ไทย 'Thai' tattooed inThai on her foot. “I wish someone would throw acid on her – that would show these uneducated people without couth to respect people” “I would like to splash acid in her face” “How would she feel if I put her country / name in the same place?”
Is Bullying An Essential Element for Maintaining Face Saving Cultures?
South by Southeast (SXSE)
Watch Wimintra Raj and Stuart Jay Raj now on South By Southeast SXSEIs Bullying an essential part of maintaining cultures that put a high importance on hierarchies, saving face and respecting 'powers that
Would you Date a Bar-Girl? - Survey Debrief
South by Southeast (SXSE)
Would you date a bar girl? What would you do if a potential business partner turned up to a business meeting with a bar girl? This past week a survey was conducted in
Hotels, Thais and Indians – No Room for Political Correctness
The Original Story Appears in Hotel Click here for full story. Several months ago, I was brought into a project in a high-end hotel in Bangkok that was a couple of
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