Shirtless and Topless Farangs

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Shirtless and Topless Farangs

Post by RCer » Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:01 pm

What's with the shirtless men walking around town and the topless female sunbathers?

Is there a reason Farangs completely ignore rules when they visit foreign countries?

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Post by Felipesed1 » Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:08 pm

Yes, they are morons who should not be granted a passport!

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Post by oakdale160 » Fri Jan 20, 2017 11:57 pm

what i have never seen. a farang man with a tight, flab-free, well toned upper body, walking around without a shirt.

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Post by HHTel » Sat Jan 21, 2017 12:47 am

Reminds me of a time some years ago. I was sat outside "The Boat" and a young blonde walked by in just a bikini. Very nice 'eye-candy'. All conversation stopped and a dozen pairs of eyes followed her up the road till she disappeared. The silence was broken by someone saying "That's bloody disgraceful!!!"

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Post by JayTee » Sat Jan 21, 2017 1:00 am

That would've been exactly the sentiments of those that eyed her...just coz she didn't stay back for a drink :cheers:

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Re: Shirtless and Topless Farangs

Post by redzonerocker » Sat Jan 21, 2017 1:03 am

oakdale160 wrote:what i have never seen. a farang man with a tight, flab-free, well toned upper body, walking around without a shirt.
Nope . . . . . I always keep my shirt on around town :wink:
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Re: Shirtless and Topless Farangs

Post by Deep Blue » Sat Jan 21, 2017 3:20 am

RCer wrote:What's with the shirtless men walking around town and the topless female sunbathers?

Is there a reason Farangs completely ignore rules when they visit foreign countries?
Are you the farang police? With all that goes on in this country you concern yourself with that. What rules? Where are these rules? Are you British by any chance?

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Re: Shirtless and Topless Farangs

Post by RCer » Sat Jan 21, 2017 6:12 am

Deep Blue wrote:
RCer wrote:What's with the shirtless men walking around town and the topless female sunbathers?

Is there a reason Farangs completely ignore rules when they visit foreign countries?
Are you the farang police? With all that goes on in this country you concern yourself with that. What rules? Where are these rules? Are you British by any chance?
How many Thai's do you see doing it? One should be able to get a clue from paying attention to what locals do.

As for the rules, I was informed of them in 2006 the first time I came to Thailand. I tend to check such things when traveling outside the US. Its called courtesy.

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Re: Shirtless and Topless Farangs

Post by Deep Blue » Sat Jan 21, 2017 6:39 am

RCer wrote:
Deep Blue wrote:
RCer wrote:What's with the shirtless men walking around town and the topless female sunbathers?

Is there a reason Farangs completely ignore rules when they visit foreign countries?
Are you the farang police? With all that goes on in this country you concern yourself with that. What rules? Where are these rules? Are you British by any chance?
How many Thai's do you see doing it? One should be able to get a clue from paying attention to what locals do.

As for the rules, I was informed of them in 2006 the first time I came to Thailand. I tend to check such things when traveling outside the US. Its called courtesy.
Why would I care if Thais do or don't, I'm not trying to be a Thai - Thais are not schooled in Western values of personal freedom, unfortunately for them. Maybe there's a liberating effect on them, I hope so, I despise their censorship.

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Re: Shirtless and Topless Farangs

Post by margaretcarnes » Sat Jan 21, 2017 8:29 am

Deep Blue wrote:
RCer wrote:
Deep Blue wrote:

Why would I care if Thais do or don't, I'm not trying to be a Thai - Thais are not schooled in Western values of personal freedom, unfortunately for them. Maybe there's a liberating effect on them, I hope so, I despise their censorship.

It isn't 'censorship' - just a cultural norm. It is considered disrespectful to walk the streets without a shirt, just as it is disrespectful to enter a temple wearing a vest top. No one is asking farang to be like Thais, simply to accept their ways without offending them.
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Re: Shirtless and Topless Farangs

Post by oakdale160 » Sat Jan 21, 2017 8:34 am

its like taking off your shoes before or when entering their homes--easy for canadians we do that back home. Its not a 'rule' it is just good manners.

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Re: Shirtless and Topless Farangs

Post by Felipesed1 » Sat Jan 21, 2017 8:39 am

Don't waste time responding to "Deepblue".
He is the classic troll.
Just put "it" in the ignore list and hopefully he will go away.

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Re: Shirtless and Topless Farangs

Post by Deep Blue » Sat Jan 21, 2017 9:07 am

margaretcarnes wrote:
Deep Blue wrote:
RCer wrote:

It isn't 'censorship' - just a cultural norm. It is considered disrespectful to walk the streets without a shirt, just as it is disrespectful to enter a temple wearing a vest top. No one is asking farang to be like Thais, simply to accept their ways without offending them.
Their censorship of movies, the internet and news sources. America was once like this, in the 1930s beach areas had police with rulers measuring women’s bathing suits. Should I change or should Thais adapt, who should be more grateful, I pay every year to a Thai bank that helps their country, what exactly do I get?

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Re: Shirtless and Topless Farangs

Post by Deep Blue » Sat Jan 21, 2017 9:08 am

oakdale160 wrote:its like taking off your shoes before or when entering their homes--easy for canadians we do that back home. Its not a 'rule' it is just good manners.
Those are religious and private spaces, not public places - an appeal to extremes fallacy.

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Re: Shirtless and Topless Farangs

Post by Deep Blue » Sat Jan 21, 2017 9:09 am

Felipesed1 wrote:Don't waste time responding to "Deepblue".
He is the classic troll.
Just put "it" in the ignore list and hopefully he will go away.
Please send me one of your hilarious PMs.

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