Comments on: Thai Tourist Attraction Amusement http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/2009/01/09/thai-tourist-attraction-amusement/ Fri, 01 Jan 2010 22:08:16 -0500 hourly 1 By: Catherine http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/2009/01/09/thai-tourist-attraction-amusement/comment-page-1/#comment-6392 Catherine Tue, 13 Jan 2009 07:33:42 +0000 http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/?p=1329#comment-6392 I've been gone a long time (since '94 this time around) and I do get a kick out of my home country being foreign to me. A lot of times I don't know what they are talking about because I don't watch the same shows on TV, I don't know local politics (only international and only what I can get here), and I don't know about their newer stores or restaurants or available food. It was the same when my parents moved the family back to the US when their final tour was done. The lingo, the food (what in the heck was a Twinky?) the tv shows were all new. Oh, and I spoke with an accent, making me foreign to them! But I was raised an expat and that feels normal to me, so an expat I'll gladly stay. <abbr><em>Catherines last blog post..<a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/womenlearnthai/cUDq/~3/508792623/" rel="nofollow">Blogging in Bangkok: Thai-Stars.com</a></abbr></em> I’ve been gone a long time (since ‘94 this time around) and I do get a kick out of my home country being foreign to me.

A lot of times I don’t know what they are talking about because I don’t watch the same shows on TV, I don’t know local politics (only international and only what I can get here), and I don’t know about their newer stores or restaurants or available food.

It was the same when my parents moved the family back to the US when their final tour was done. The lingo, the food (what in the heck was a Twinky?) the tv shows were all new. Oh, and I spoke with an accent, making me foreign to them!

But I was raised an expat and that feels normal to me, so an expat I’ll gladly stay.

Catherines last blog post..Blogging in Bangkok: Thai-Stars.com

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By: Talen http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/2009/01/09/thai-tourist-attraction-amusement/comment-page-1/#comment-6385 Talen Sun, 11 Jan 2009 06:45:27 +0000 http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/?p=1329#comment-6385 Yeah, that was the first time I saw a two dollar bill in years. Their so rare now that if you have one and use it you're liable to have the police called because a lot of people don't realize America has a two dollar bill. Once I'm there full time that yeah will have mucho !!!!! behind it :) Yeah, that was the first time I saw a two dollar bill in years. Their so rare now that if you have one and use it you’re liable to have the police called because a lot of people don’t realize America has a two dollar bill.

Once I’m there full time that yeah will have mucho !!!!! behind it :)

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By: Catherine http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/2009/01/09/thai-tourist-attraction-amusement/comment-page-1/#comment-6384 Catherine Sun, 11 Jan 2009 06:24:54 +0000 http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/?p=1329#comment-6384 The US two dollar bill certainly caught my eye... (full time Thai expat - yeah!) <abbr><em>Catherines last blog post..<a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/womenlearnthai/cUDq/~3/504802311/" rel="nofollow">Thai-English Readers with Mp3s</a></abbr></em> The US two dollar bill certainly caught my eye…

(full time Thai expat – yeah!)

Catherines last blog post..Thai-English Readers with Mp3s

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By: Talen http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/2009/01/09/thai-tourist-attraction-amusement/comment-page-1/#comment-6382 Talen Sun, 11 Jan 2009 00:49:03 +0000 http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/?p=1329#comment-6382 Hi Angie, I'm not quite there yet myself...I'm hoping by the end of 2009 I'll be in Thailand full time. Stick around,others views on the land we all love are always appreciated. Hi Angie,
I’m not quite there yet myself…I’m hoping by the end of 2009 I’ll be in Thailand full time.

Stick around,others views on the land we all love are always appreciated.

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By: Angie http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/2009/01/09/thai-tourist-attraction-amusement/comment-page-1/#comment-6381 Angie Sun, 11 Jan 2009 00:12:44 +0000 http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/?p=1329#comment-6381 New visitor to your site. Just want to share with you I love Thailand too. I wish one day I could retire there....still a long way to go though! Lucky you :-) Angie New visitor to your site. Just want to share with you I love Thailand too. I wish one day I could retire there….still a long way to go though!
Lucky you :-)

Angie

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