Thailand Fever

Thailand Fever

Thailand Fever

Many men go to Thailand every year, meet a Thai lady and fall in love and get Thailand Fever. Sounds easy enough because love conquers all right? Well, there can be a lot more to it when you are talking about cross cultural relationships. Different religions, values and priorities can be major stumbling blocks when it come to such a relationship and Thailand Fever does a pretty good job of helping you to start understanding where your Thai girl is coming from and vice versa.

Thailand fever was written by two authors, Vitida Vasant and Chris Pirazzi,  a Thai woman and an American man who know all too well the hurdles and obstacles a cross cultural relationship presents.

Each page of Thailand Fever is written in both English and Thai so you can read one side and the opposite is translated into Thai for your lady to read.

Thailand Fever covers all the major problems such a relationship will face from cultural differences and family to money and marriage. A lot of foreign men think they know a lot about the Thai culture and in some cases they do but they overlook the intricacies and how they relate to them and their new Thai love. As well many Thai women don’t understand the culture that these men are coming from and often misinterpret what he says or means. Not only do the authors tackle frustrating subjects in the book but they also add in their invaluable advice to give you a leg up.

It all comes down to understanding your partner’s culture,” say the authors. “Never forget that you and your partner grew up in cultures that developed separately over thousands of years. To have a happy relationship, you must understand that your partner does not share some of the basic beliefs and values you have taken for granted your whole life. You must be open-minded in ways you’ve probably never considered. In this book, we will make you aware of these surprising differences.

Although the book is a little light all the important areas get covered enough that your lady will understand better where you are coming from and you will understand better what makes her tick and how to handle the family. While advice is offered for certain situations by the authors there are many instances where you and your lady will have to go it alone and work your way through the problem but the book can help immensely.

Overall you won’t find a better book than Thailand Fever to help you both start to understand and explore your cultures together.If you’d like to try it before you buy it you can read the first 35 pages online at Thailand Fever Preview.

And if you are looking for some good Thai fiction you might want to check out Private Dancer as well.

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    5 thoughts on “Living Like a Thai Day 15: Halfway there!

    1. Wow, your buying the chicken?? After all the stories in the news recently about the poisoned chicken.

      I’ve never purchased meat from any Thai supermarket, not that i’m that picky just never had the kitchen to cook it it in.

      Great day for your there, half way through and under budget by the looks of it! Keep going…

    2. kinda of funny to see the ‘living like a thai’ title with the supermarket bought food photo underneath ^ ^

      but i get it, you’ve had a bad experience. . .where’s your avocado?

    3. Talen, I’m with you on the meat opinion and Villa. Too many times the other grocery stores sell meat that is off.

      I no longer shop at Villa because of the hormones. While Paragon has hormone free chicken.

      Btw – wanting to boil up a bunch of chicken stock, one week I bought whole chickens from different grocery stores. The chickens from Villa and Paragon roasted normally. The chickens from the other finished in a pan of water. So someone is punching the chickens with water for additional weight. I don’t know how that works… but I’d rather buy more expensive chickens with real weight – ones that are not off.

    4. This is not directed at Lani but at various commenters who declare that Villa etc are teeming with foreigners. The customers in my three area 7-11s and 1 Family Mart are 99.99% Thai. They buy water, sweets, fastfood, liquor, cigs, etc. I walk through my Teso Lotus morning, noon and night (it’s air-con’ed path to MRT) and 99.99% of customers are Thai. How could they not be? In Suk 33/1 Villa, there are a few more pale faces, but most of the shoppers are mid-so and up Thais (Indian, Chinese and ethnic Thai) and the not so rich (beer cheap and cold!). No store could survive on just foreign customers. And there are tens of millions more Thais than foreigners.

      The only place I’ve seen with many foreign faces (Euro, Arab, Indian, and others) is MBK. But the dominant customer is Thai. By far.

      I say this just so that we don’t think too highly of ourselves as a dominant retail force.

      Talen, Happy Halfway Day!!!

    5. Talen, I think you might be “bending” the truth a little (will power and alcohol).

      For “reasearch” purposes, a mate asked me if there were any decent women in Pattaya (true), earlier today I was checking out your picture of Ning and low and behold in the background I can see a fairly full bottle of the Captains favorite, Captain Morgan Dark rum.

      Please explain

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