Entries by rachata

What is a reasonable age difference in a relationship?

The answer to this question varies as much in Thailand as it might anywhere else. Our first interviewee wouldn’t want to date someone younger than herself, and not too much older either. No more than 10 years. The generation gap is important to make sure that they will enjoy activities together. Her partner doesn’t seem […]

What do Thais think happens to a person when they die?

Non-religious Thais believe the same as non-religious people anywhere else. When you’re dead, you’re dead. That’s it. The only life you will have after is in the memories of those who think of you. Our first respondent believes that there is nothing after death, but that while alive you should do good. And good is […]

What do Thais think about their own death?

Certain life circumstances can cause people to begin to think about their own death. A new health issue ot an unexpected diagnoses. One responded in this video woke up with tinnitus in his right ear. Tinnitus is a constant ringing in the ear that varies is severity. His case sounds pretty bad and he found […]

How would Thais react if someone that they loved died?

Unsurprisingly Thais react very much like anyone else would. Shock, loss of apetite, refusal to accept that it happened. Eventually though, they move on to acceptance. Thais feel a strong responsibility to continue on with life and make sure that they do something with their lives. If they are religious they will think about their […]

Funeral Cost in Thailand

Funerals are expensive no matter where you live. In Western countries it is usually customary to have a visitation one night and the actual funeral the next day. In most cases you will pay to have a funeral home take care of everything and you just have to be there. Thai funerals last for 3 […]

Thai Funeral Etiquette

If you are not from Thailand and you find yourself in a situation where you have to attend a funeral you may become nervous, unsure of how to go about it. Should you attend? What do you wear? Should you bring something with you? This article aims to help you know what to do should […]

How to impress Thais on a date

You’ve scored a date with a Thai native and you want to impress. What should you do? This section is all about the guys. Girls, you can just show up. Guys, you have to work a little but harder. It’s all about manners. Serve her food to her, pour her water for her. Be polite […]