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How to be a true Lao from head to toe, HOW-TO
sawan
post Dec 15 2010, 07:53 PM
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From what I understood, many of your Lao Yankee wanted or planned to move back to settle down in Laos one day.

Regardless of the fact that it's possible or not, I think you should prepare yourself to be a full Lao, not a froreigner in the eyes of local Lao or Lao nai.

So, apart from teaching you guys to read/write in Lao, I would like to teach you to act like a Lao too.

What it means by acting like a Lao? I mean the way you walk, you sit, you stand etc.

Those things may be trivial but you won't be accept as a member of them if you don't act like a Lao.

It's human's instinct to welcome people who act the same way as they do. They can tell whether you are in the same tribe or not (in addition to listening to your speaking) by looking at how you walk, how you sit or how you greet etc.

And the first thing I want to talk today is "how to sit like a Lao."

And sitting here I doesn't mean sitting on a chair or sitting on the floor, but sitting on your feet in the nature.

Actually, Lao people don't have a unique way of sitting.
For thousands of year, people in Asia, Africa and islanders share the same primitive way of sitting like this.





Both male and female squat like that.

It's the basic way of sitting of people in those regions, including Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, all SEA, islanders, East Asia, Africa, India etc.

But for farangs in Europe or America, it's hard to see them squat like this.

I am not sure how Lao yankee sit, but I think they sit like farangs, i.e. sit on the knee or have your heel up above the ground, not on the whole feet, spreading legs like this.

Because when you are in America, you need to sit like them in order to be accepted into their tribe. So, you have to sit like farangs.

But now you are planning to move back to Laos, you need to learn how to sit properly like a local people, otherwise, you won't be accept as a Lao.

When I go to bannok Thailand, if I sit like farang while other local peoples squat, I won't be accepted as a local, I will be treated like Bangkokian.

But when I squat, I will be accepted into the same tribe with them.

So, learn to squat today.
Otherwise, you will be just an american, no matter how good your Lao speaking is.

Hope you find it helpful. icon_smile.gif

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post Dec 15 2010, 08:03 PM
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dude, that's how you sit everywhere in Asia..

the Asian toilets were even built so that we had to squat over them

well the viet ones anyway.

and in the second photo....

the sign.. is in thai??? or lao??? or do you guys share the same writing system?
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post Dec 15 2010, 08:06 PM
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god damn.... I can't sit like that lol have to have my legsquite wide apart to be able to sit flat footed. Muscles and joints not used to it! lol thank god my house in thailand has a sitting toilet rofl
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post Dec 15 2010, 08:07 PM
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QUOTE (odkram @ Dec 15 2010, 08:03 PM) *
dude, that's how you sit everywhere in Asia..

the Asian toilets were even built so that we had to squat over them

well the viet ones anyway.

and in the second photo....

the sign.. is in thai??? or lao??? or do you guys share the same writing system?


Of course, we sit like that in Asia even when $hitting, but farangs in America don't sit like that.

That's why I had to teach Lao yankee to sit the proper way when they go to visit Laos, if they want to be accepted as local.

That's Lao language in the sign.
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post Dec 15 2010, 08:09 PM
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QUOTE (SabaiSabai @ Dec 15 2010, 08:06 PM) *
god damn.... I can't sit like that lol have to have my legsquite wide apart to be able to sit flat footed. Muscles and joints not used to it! lol thank god my house in thailand has a sitting toilet rofl


You have to learn how to sit like local, otherwise, don't complain that they treated you as a farang. icon_smile.gif
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post Dec 15 2010, 08:12 PM
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See more example on how to sit properly (he is East Asian).



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post Dec 15 2010, 08:22 PM
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And this is toilets in Asia.

It's the best way for human to $hit by squatting like this. icon_smile.gif

Learn how to $hit like a true Lao too. beerchug.gif
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post Dec 15 2010, 08:23 PM
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QUOTE (odkram @ Dec 15 2010, 06:03 PM) *
dude, that's how you sit everywhere in Asia..

the Asian toilets were even built so that we had to squat over them

well the viet ones anyway.

and in the second photo....

the sign.. is in thai??? or lao??? or do you guys share the same writing system?

It's Lao. icon_smile.gif Thai writing is sharper and squarer while Lao writing is rounder icon_smile.gif


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post Dec 15 2010, 09:29 PM
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QUOTE (sawan @ Dec 16 2010, 12:07 PM) *
Of course, we sit like that in Asia even when $hitting, but farangs in America don't sit like that.

That's why I had to teach Lao yankee to sit the proper way when they go to visit Laos, if they want to be accepted as local.

That's Lao language in the sign.



QUOTE (XigonCongchua @ Dec 16 2010, 12:23 PM) *
It's Lao. icon_smile.gif Thai writing is sharper and squarer while Lao writing is rounder icon_smile.gif



haha thanks for clarifying..

and also.. a farang is....... a racist word for overseas thai/lao???

or is it just a word that refers to overseas asians
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post Dec 15 2010, 09:33 PM
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QUOTE (odkram @ Dec 15 2010, 10:29 PM) *
haha thanks for clarifying..

and also.. a farang is....... a racist word for overseas thai/lao???

or is it just a word that refers to overseas asians


It's what we call white people.
If they don't like it, they can choose to be called "Ma Muang" or mango. icon_smile.gif
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post Dec 15 2010, 10:10 PM
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QUOTE (sawan @ Dec 15 2010, 08:53 PM) *
From what I understood, many of your Lao Yankee wanted or planned to move back to settle down in Laos one day.

Regardless of the fact that it's possible or not, I think you should prepare yourself to be a full Lao, not a froreigner in the eyes of local Lao or Lao nai.

So, apart from teaching you guys to read/write in Lao, I would like to teach you to act like a Lao too.

What it means by acting like a Lao? I mean the way you walk, you sit, you stand etc.

Those things may be trivial but you won't be accept as a member of them if you don't act like a Lao.

It's human's instinct to welcome people who act the same way as they do. They can tell whether you are in the same tribe or not (in addition to listening to your speaking) by looking at how you walk, how you sit or how you greet etc.

And the first thing I want to talk today is "how to sit like a Lao."

And sitting here I doesn't mean sitting on a chair or sitting on the floor, but sitting on your feet in the nature.

Actually, Lao people don't have a unique way of sitting.
For thousands of year, people in Asia, Africa and islanders share the same primitive way of sitting like this.





Both male and female squat like that.

It's the basic way of sitting of people in those regions, including Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, all SEA, islanders, East Asia, Africa, India etc.

But for farangs in Europe or America, it's hard to see them squat like this.

I am not sure how Lao yankee sit, but I think they sit like farangs, i.e. sit on the knee or have your heel up above the ground, not on the whole feet, spreading legs like this.

Because when you are in America, you need to sit like them in order to be accepted into their tribe. So, you have to sit like farangs.

But now you are planning to move back to Laos, you need to learn how to sit properly like a local people, otherwise, you won't be accept as a Lao.

When I go to bannok Thailand, if I sit like farang while other local peoples squat, I won't be accepted as a local, I will be treated like Bangkokian.

But when I squat, I will be accepted into the same tribe with them.

So, learn to squat today.
Otherwise, you will be just an american, no matter how good your Lao speaking is.

Hope you find it helpful. icon_smile.gif


555+ this funny topic is just killing these Laomuritards. embarassedlaugh.gif

I doubt that they can really sit on their two legs.



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post Dec 15 2010, 10:18 PM
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Thai sit like that on a falang for money anyways if you know what I mean. LMAO! Butch of Thai whores!
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post Dec 15 2010, 10:20 PM
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QUOTE (Anouvong @ Dec 15 2010, 11:10 PM) *
555+ this funny topic is just killing these Laomuritards. embarassedlaugh.gif

I doubt that they can really sit on their two legs.





ha ha ha .. Anouvong, this topic is not a joke.

I really meant to give them some advice before moving back home.

Some asians who lived in America for some time will experience cultural shock when they move back.

So, we need to help our student prepared as much as they can. They have to learn how to adapt to local people, even when $hitting, they have to know how to do it properly. icon_smile.gif


And yes, Americans are really fat.

The poorer, the fatter, if you are in America.

Because poor people can eat only junk foods.
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post Dec 15 2010, 10:22 PM
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QUOTE (YeOrMai @ Dec 15 2010, 11:18 PM) *
Thai sit like that on a falang for money anyways if you know what I mean. LMAO! Butch of Thai whores!


You go away to troll other topic, ok?
This topic I created for Lao people who want to repat home, not for Lao trolls.
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post Dec 15 2010, 10:25 PM
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Do you know how many % of Lao American considerd having problem with "obesity"?

They will need a lot of training before they can use toilets in Asia and in Laos without problem.

Man.. I really hate this word. "obesity".
Isn't it more straight to say "too fat"? icon_smile.gif
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post Dec 15 2010, 10:27 PM
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QUOTE (sawan @ Dec 15 2010, 10:22 PM) *
You go away to troll other topic, ok?
This topic I created for Lao people who want to repat home, not for Lao trolls.

Maybe you should troll else where? You been inserting issue on here by showing how insecurity you are.
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post Dec 15 2010, 10:29 PM
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QUOTE (YeOrMai @ Dec 15 2010, 11:27 PM) *
Maybe you should troll else where? You been inserting issue on here by showing how insecurity you are.


Why don't you post a poll and ask people here whether they think you or me a troll?
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Sawan you are being nice lately are you trying to run for Laos president.
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QUOTE (sawan @ Dec 15 2010, 11:20 PM) *
ha ha ha .. Anouvong, this topic is not a joke.

I really meant to give them some advice before moving back home.

Some asians who lived in America for some time will experience cultural shock when they move back.

So, we need to help our student prepared as much as they can. They have to learn how to adapt to local people, even when $hitting, they have to know how to do it properly. icon_smile.gif


And yes, Americans are really fat.

The poorer, the fatter, if you are in America.

Because poor people can eat only junk foods.


It's very natural position and good for bowel's health. Many farangs love Asian toilets when they come to Asia. embarassedlaugh.gif

"A squat toilet (also known as an Arabic, Japanese, Iranian, Pakistani, Turkish or Natural-Position toilet) is a toilet used by squatting, rather than sitting. There are several types of squat toilets, but they all consist essentially of a hole in the ground. The only exception is a "pedestal" squat toilet, which is the same height as a standard flush toilet. It is also possible to squat over standard Western pedestal toilets, but this requires extra care as they are not specifically designed for squatting"
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QUOTE (sawan @ Dec 15 2010, 11:29 PM) *
Why don't you post a poll and ask people here whether they think you or me a troll?


My votes is in Sawan and Anouvong is a troll. embarassedlaugh.gif embarassedlaugh.gif
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