I sense a lot of hatred in the older Lao men living in the US, and I’m not quiet sure why, it might be the frustration and bitterness of the past, but I’m glad that you feel differently, one never know just by looking, I think the younger generations are more open to new ideas, people and changes.
As for the Thai haters, I’m not sure why we’re even comparing ourselves to others; it’s like comparing you and your sibling to see who is better, smarter. Every culture is unique in its own way, Thai culture is similar, but not the same as Lao culture. I think we should learn to live and accept of whom we’re and not comparing ourselves to the Thais, and as for the ‘Thai haters’, I can understand if coming from those that are living in Laos because Thailand is economically superior than Laos in every respect, there might be some jealousy there, but for those living in the US, they shouldn’t have felt this way.
You know I should thank you for posting a couple Thai song, Thai soap operas and others on Loaplanet. I’d never been expose to them because we weren’t suppose to have them. You won’t find Thai stuff in our home, except for a few religious Thai movies or real really old Thai songs. But times are now changing.
Yep, the Thai culture is so similar to ours but never exactly. As you can see, culture changes and dialect changes, but we are still about the same through flesh and blood. The extreme northern Lao dialect, or the way they speak, for example, will leave me clueless to what they’re saying. In effect, there culture is different from mine, even though we from the same country.
The Thai language is also interesting. You can somewhat understand it but you can never speak them – as far as I’m concern. It would be nice to learn it one day (which will be one of the easiest language to learn because it’s already rooted in us. )
Take a look at this video link. Listen to this man’s speech. This reflect his formidable role. Thais are very formidable to its surrounding nations and the Laotian see this as a threat and has forever retain that fear and jealousy.
The Lao will have to stop that sense of fear, that sense of revenge or that never ending buildup of jealousy. This is their only road to recovering themselves from so much glooooom. For all I know these anti-Thais gurus are simply a victim of themselves. And if they believe it… then so it will be. But I won’t be joining them. 😉
The airplane is Quantus (you’d already knew that) in the Hong Kong Airport, a great work of art, but it could be better.
Airliners and airports are fine work of art in my opinion. They are relaxing to look at. Airplane food is so light I can’t enjoy them. I have 13 dishes (Chinas) from United Airlines and they’re nice but heavy. I wonder how they take off with these heavy dishes. 😉
Hi Sim, thanks for the video, it’s fun to watch. 🙂
Now you understand why they limit the weights of the passengers, pretty soon we all would have to get on the scale before getting on the airplane, I should get a discount since I don’t weight as much as an average American person. How in the world did you get the United Airlines’ dishes? don’t tell me you have sticky fingers.
Having a discount for a skinny person makes sense since it takes a bit more fuel to get the plane on the sky. Just like shipping, we pay by the weight. But that fuel savings probably can’t even be measured.
I got 13 dishes from a second hand store. On the back it said “exclusively made for United Airlines.” Nice quality, no scratches. 😉