Comments on: Life Lessons in Learning English http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/2009/08/24/life-lessons-in-learning-english/ Sat, 02 Jan 2010 05:29:02 -0500 hourly 1 By: SiamRick http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/2009/08/24/life-lessons-in-learning-english/comment-page-1/#comment-7961 SiamRick Wed, 26 Aug 2009 06:33:47 +0000 http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/?p=2242#comment-7961 Cat said: "Ditto. Although, I have noticed a difference in how I respond now, compared to how I responded just several years back." My "several years" back go to the pre-Thailand era, when I would never think of opening that door here in the west. There's a travel agent on soi 19 Sukhumvit that I used to use for two or three years. The two girls working there were very generous with their help about flights, visas and Bangkok features. All done without earning any fees. Now, every time I walk by I stop, open the door and say hello. The returned smiles are worth it and they do remember me. It's nice to be remembered, but I had to travel halfway around the world to experience and appreciate it. And I'm happy to reply in kind. Cat said: “Ditto. Although, I have noticed a difference in how I respond now, compared to how I responded just several years back.”

My “several years” back go to the pre-Thailand era, when I would never think of opening that door here in the west. There’s a travel agent on soi 19 Sukhumvit that I used to use for two or three years. The two girls working there were very generous with their help about flights, visas and Bangkok features. All done without earning any fees. Now, every time I walk by I stop, open the door and say hello. The returned smiles are worth it and they do remember me. It’s nice to be remembered, but I had to travel halfway around the world to experience and appreciate it. And I’m happy to reply in kind.

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By: Talen http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/2009/08/24/life-lessons-in-learning-english/comment-page-1/#comment-7957 Talen Tue, 25 Aug 2009 20:04:42 +0000 http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/?p=2242#comment-7957 It was a very loud hello. Here I thought I was going to surprise them and they ambush me. But it was a pleasant ambush that still brings a smile to my face. It was a very loud hello. Here I thought I was going to surprise them and they ambush me. But it was a pleasant ambush that still brings a smile to my face.

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By: Martyn http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/2009/08/24/life-lessons-in-learning-english/comment-page-1/#comment-7956 Martyn Tue, 25 Aug 2009 19:45:13 +0000 http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/?p=2242#comment-7956 I tried counting the shoes outside the door but gave up, there's too many. That must have been one big loud hello followed by many a flashing smile and giggle.The simple, free things in life are often the best. .-= Martyn´s last blog ..<a href="http://www.thaisabai.org/2009/08/the-road-is-wrong-with-many-a-lisp-and-burn/" rel="nofollow">The Road is Wrong With Many a Lisp and Burn</a> =-. I tried counting the shoes outside the door but gave up, there’s too many. That must have been one big loud hello followed by many a flashing smile and giggle.The simple, free things in life are often the best.
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By: Talen http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/2009/08/24/life-lessons-in-learning-english/comment-page-1/#comment-7955 Talen Tue, 25 Aug 2009 19:44:07 +0000 http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/?p=2242#comment-7955 Some very good lyrics there Malcolm...Something to live by. Some very good lyrics there Malcolm…Something to live by.

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By: Talen http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/2009/08/24/life-lessons-in-learning-english/comment-page-1/#comment-7954 Talen Tue, 25 Aug 2009 19:43:19 +0000 http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/?p=2242#comment-7954 lol ..I can imagine the merchants loved you a few years ago. lol ..I can imagine the merchants loved you a few years ago.

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By: Malcolm http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/2009/08/24/life-lessons-in-learning-english/comment-page-1/#comment-7949 Malcolm Tue, 25 Aug 2009 09:24:32 +0000 http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/?p=2242#comment-7949 Talen , your post made me think of this song , when I meet Ciejay and i was driving my car to see her and had not dated for 4 years and was ready to give up on women in general, this song came on the radio, changed my life and I apply it to almost everything I do now and listen to it often.hope you enjoy the lyrics: I Hope You Dance I hope you never lose your sense of wonder. You get your fill to eat ,but always keep that hunger. May you never take one single breath for granted. God forbid love ever leaves you empty handed I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the Ocean. Whenever one door closes ,I hope one more opens. Promise me that you'll give faith a fighting chance. And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance . I HOPE YOU DANCE for the rest of the lyrics and to listen to the song google Faith Hill --I hope you dance Thanks for you post, and the reminder , that the world is full of wonders and awe. Even in small things as a school room full of kids, excited to see and say HELLO to a Farang. Malcolm .-= Malcolm´s last blog ..<a href="http://malcolmandciejay.blogspot.com/2009/08/yoko-river-kwai-resort-and-spa.html" rel="nofollow">YOKO RIVER KWAI RESORT AND SPA</a> =-. Talen , your post made me think of this song , when I meet Ciejay and i was driving my car to see her and had not dated for 4 years and was ready to give up on women in general, this song came on the radio, changed my life and I apply it to almost everything I do now and listen to it often.hope you enjoy the lyrics:
I Hope You Dance
I hope you never lose your sense of wonder.
You get your fill to eat ,but always keep that hunger.
May you never take one single breath for granted.
God forbid love ever leaves you empty handed

I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the Ocean.
Whenever one door closes ,I hope one more opens.
Promise me that you’ll give faith a fighting chance.
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance .

I HOPE YOU DANCE

for the rest of the lyrics and to listen to the song google Faith Hill –I hope you dance

Thanks for you post, and the reminder , that the world is full of wonders and awe. Even in small things as a school room full of kids, excited to see and say HELLO to a Farang. Malcolm
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By: Mike http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/2009/08/24/life-lessons-in-learning-english/comment-page-1/#comment-7948 Mike Tue, 25 Aug 2009 08:28:08 +0000 http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/?p=2242#comment-7948 Talen can't fault you on that one, life is to short to not open the door of opportunity when you pass by. .-= Mike´s last blog ..<a href="http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheTeflDon/~3/pYVc4Jq4Ncw/life-in-thailand-wing-and-prayer.html" rel="nofollow">Life in Thailand: A Wing and a Prayer.</a> =-. Talen can’t fault you on that one, life is to short to not open the door of opportunity when you pass by.
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By: Catherine http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/2009/08/24/life-lessons-in-learning-english/comment-page-1/#comment-7942 Catherine Tue, 25 Aug 2009 05:44:04 +0000 http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/?p=2242#comment-7942 'I hope I never lose my sense of excitement about exploring the world around me' Ditto. Although, I have noticed a difference in how I respond now, compared to how I responded just several years back. Visible excitement + bargaining = higher prices ;-) .-= Catherine´s last blog ..<a href="http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/womenlearnthai/PKcd/~3/HGfyl66pEIw/" rel="nofollow">What Makes the Thai Language Easy to Learn?</a> =-. ‘I hope I never lose my sense of excitement about exploring the world around me’

Ditto. Although, I have noticed a difference in how I respond now, compared to how I responded just several years back.

Visible excitement + bargaining = higher prices

;-)
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