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KLaban

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Re: B&W vs Color, another view
« Reply #20 on: December 15, 2018, 09:54:36 am »


Bergasol.

https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg14619780-900-were-browned-off-says-suntan-firm/

Rob

Yup, and as someone who was diagnosed with Melanoma and was a Bergasol user it had me wondering about the connection.
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Re: B&W vs Color, another view
« Reply #21 on: December 15, 2018, 10:21:41 am »

Hi Rab, I’ve seen the whitening thing in Japan, but I spent a year and a half in Thailand over a period of ten years and I never saw girls applying whitening lotions. Where are you located? I have seen Thai girls turn up their nose at a girl who, in Thai was sĭ dam (black or dark), so though I never saw any deliberate whitening it’s clear they prize light skin.

https://whatsonsukhumvit.com/white-skin-craze-in-thailand/ as an example

I got some of the anti bug thing after having been eaten by sand flies. It soothed the bites that were driving me crazy and I never went out again without "whitening my skin" before. Probably a seasonal phenomenon, those flies.
I recall now, it was Calamine. Not aluminum but a zinc product.
The girls made kind of "war paints" on their faces. Probably protecting themselves from the bugs and at the same tame making themselves pretty.

I'm located in Switzerland
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Re: B&W vs Color, another view
« Reply #22 on: December 15, 2018, 10:34:41 am »

As I recall Thailand, the girls probably were pretty already --  even without the war paint.

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Re: B&W vs Color, another view
« Reply #23 on: December 15, 2018, 10:40:12 am »

Yes, smiling girls are always pretty. And Thais always smiled
I'll check my contact copies maybe there is one with a painted face
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« Reply #24 on: December 15, 2018, 11:28:00 am »

https://whatsonsukhumvit.com/white-skin-craze-in-thailand/ as an example

I got some of the anti bug thing after having been eaten by sand flies. It soothed the bites that were driving me crazy and I never went out again without "whitening my skin" before. Probably a seasonal phenomenon, those flies.
I recall now, it was Calamine. Not aluminum but a zinc product.
The girls made kind of "war paints" on their faces. Probably protecting themselves from the bugs and at the same tame making themselves pretty.

I'm located in Switzerland

Now I remember it as well but forgot it, since I’m out the Thai community for more than 20 years.

You are talking about Thanaka. It’s a Myanmar habit also applied in Thailand.

I had to check Wiki to find the name.
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Re: B&W vs Color, another view
« Reply #25 on: December 15, 2018, 11:41:43 am »

Now I remember it as well but forgot it, since I’m out the Thai community for more than 20 years.
You are talking about Thanaka. It’s a Myanmar habit also applied in Thailand.

I had to check Wiki to find the name.

Maybe they said that. But my Thai, a tonal language, was very poor.
They used to laugh when I tried it. "AH! He's speaking Thai! Yess, yess, but it's not "khop khun ka", it is "khop khun khrup" (and with the right tones) - The ending "ka" is used by females and "khrup" by males
Great people the Thais :D
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« Reply #26 on: December 15, 2018, 12:04:35 pm »

Maybe they said that. But my Thai, a tonal language, was very poor.
They used to laugh when I tried it. "AH! He's speaking Thai! Yess, yess, but it's not "khop khun ka", it is "khop khun khrup" (and with the right tones) - The ending "ka" is used by females and "khrup" by males
Great people the Thais :D



I remember ‘mah’ horse or ‘Moh’ pig, when pronounced with different tones, it meant something totally different.

You will always be a Farang (not Falang), Rabanito. How hard you try,....

(It took me some time to realize the Thaï language does use the ‘r’ but practical nobody can pronounce it.)

First I fell in love with the food and in my search to find the most original recipes I fell in love with a cook who made the best Pad Thai in town. Not only Pad Thai, she chopped Quail entirely (Head and legs) and fried the minced meat with Thai mint and peppers, unbelievably delicious food.
Enfin, that’s how I got hooked in the Thai community.

The only problem they had:      Gambling!!
They played a game called PokDeng, or something like that. It was a fast card game and money (and the gold) moved from owner faster than a flee can jump.




I guess it was the most interesting period in my twenties.
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Re: B&W vs Color, another view
« Reply #27 on: December 15, 2018, 12:22:13 pm »



I remember ‘mah’ horse or ‘Moh’ pig, when pronounced with different tones, it meant something totally different.

You will always be a Farang (not Falang), Rabanito. How hard you try,....

(It took me some time to realize the Thaï language does use the ‘r’ but practical nobody can pronounce it.)

First I fell in love with the food and in my search to find the most original recipes I fell in love with a cook who made the best Pad Thai in town. Not only Pad Thai, see chopped Quail entirely (Head and legs) and fried the minced meat with Thai mint and peppers, unbelievably delicious food.
Enfin, that’s how I got hooked in the Thai community.

The only problem they had:      Gambling!!
They played a game called PokDeng, or something like that. It was a fast card game and money (and the gold) moved from owner faster than a flee can jump.




I guess it was the most interesting period in my twenties.

The children tried to teach me the alphabet by rote as they did at school. We had great fun
This was recited "cho chang" ("cho" as in "elephant")  . The rest I forgot, sadly

My apologies to the other participants for this aside :)
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Re: B&W vs Color, another view
« Reply #28 on: December 15, 2018, 12:23:01 pm »

You will always be a Farang (not Falang), Rabanito. How hard you try,....

Depends on where he is. If he's up-country in Ubon or Udon Thani or Nakhon Phanom he'll be "falang." If he in or around Bangkok he'll be "farang." They can pronounce it just fine in Bangkok.

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« Reply #29 on: December 15, 2018, 12:27:28 pm »

Depends on where he is. If he's up-country in Ubon or Udon Thani or Nakhon Phanom he'll be "falang." If he in or around Bangkok he'll be "farang." They can pronounce it just fine in Bangkok.

Yes, in Bangkok they can. With a nice rrrroling R.


How did we came to this?....
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Re: B&W vs Color, another view
« Reply #30 on: December 15, 2018, 12:36:31 pm »

All very interesting, nonetheless.  I'm returning to BKK in March, for the first time in nearly 30 years.  8)
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Re: B&W vs Color, another view
« Reply #31 on: December 15, 2018, 12:40:17 pm »

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« Reply #32 on: December 15, 2018, 01:43:36 pm »

Depends on where he is. If he's up-country in Ubon or Udon Thani or Nakhon Phanom he'll be "falang." If he in or around Bangkok he'll be "farang." They can pronounce it just fine in Bangkok.
Eveliwhele I was called "Labanito"
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« Reply #33 on: December 15, 2018, 02:18:23 pm »

As I pointed out in Short Stories from Thai Seeds, the Thai consider what we hear as the phonemes "L" and "R" to be a single phoneme. It can come out any which way. You learned that the hard way, Rab.

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« Reply #34 on: December 15, 2018, 02:23:53 pm »

As I pointed out in Short Stories from Thai Seeds, the Thai consider what we hear as the phonemes "L" and "R" to be a single phoneme. It can come out any which way. You learned that the hard way, Rab.

You may carr me "Lab"
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« Reply #35 on: December 15, 2018, 02:27:16 pm »

Eveliwhele I was called "Labanito"

Eveliwhele = ?
Labanito = ? Freedom? Fighter?
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« Reply #36 on: December 15, 2018, 03:13:10 pm »

Eveliwhele = ?
Labanito = ? Freedom? Fighter?
That is the transliteration of "Rabanito" and "everywhere" when pronounced by a Thai person

Just a little joke
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« Reply #37 on: December 15, 2018, 04:04:53 pm »

That is the transliteration of "Rabanito" and "everywhere" when pronounced by a Thai person

Just a little joke

Ah. I believe in the Philippines Laban can mean fighter as in freedom fighter.
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