Ladyboys in Thai Culture | The Heart of Thailand

Ladyboys in Thai Culture | The Heart of Thailand

The word jai in Thai means “heart,” and it is such an important concept to the Thais that the word can be compounded with more than 100 other words. A few examples: Here are some of the jai lakkam (heart words) examples: ใจดี jai-dii (heart good) kind , good hearted, generous ดีใจ dii-jai (heart good) glad, delighted ใจร้าย jai-raaiy’ (heart mean) mean, cruel hearted ใจอ่อน jai-on` (soft heart) easy to be persuaded ใจแข็ง jai-kaeng~ (hard heart) hard to change once one has made his/her decision สบายใจ sabaai-jai (comfortable, ease of  heart) to feel good, in a good mood, happy ทุกข์ใจ tuk’-jai (sad, worried) น้ำใจ nam’-jai (water from the heart) compassion, mercy เกรงใจ greng-jai (afraid heart) consideration, avoidance of conflict, politeness and sensitivity to feelings ใจเย็นๆ jai yen-yen (heart cool cool) to calm down เข้าใจ kao^ jai (enter heart) understand, “do you understand?” รู้ใจ ruu’ jai (know heart) to know someone’s liking, to be able to read someone’s mind เอาใจ (ao jai) (take/want heart) to please/pamper someone เห็นใจ hen~ jai (see into the heart) to emphathise with someone’s feelings สนใจ son~jai (interested heart) interested จริงใจ jing-jai (real heart) sincere. “I tell you the truth, jing-jing!” ทำใจ tam-jai (do heart) to prepare to accept it or ” get over it, let it go” ซื้อใจ suuer  jai (buy heart) to win someones’ heart ไว้ใจ wai’-jai (keep/Leave/place heart) to begin to trust another เชื่อใจ chuea^-jai (believe heart) trust in someone’s heart พอใจ paw-jai (sufficient/enough heart) to be satisfied ใจกว้าง jai gwaang^ (heart wide) wide minded, open minded ใจแคบ jai kaeb^ (heart narrow) narrow minded เต็มใจ dtem-jai (full heart) to be willing, to do something fullheartedly...
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Over a number of years I feel that I have accrued a degree of wisdom in understanding the dynamics of ladyboys and their attraction. I can’t deny that a lot of that wisdom was gained after making mistakes in my dealings with ladyboys and collisions with Thai culture. All expats with any sensitivity go through various stages of acceptance, tolerance, love or dismissal of their adopted cultural experience. In other words, my attitudes and ideas are a constantly moving feast, changing or becoming fixtures as new experiences of sometimes similar phenomenon happen. Rest is rust. My aim has always been to impart knowledge and promote understanding of the thoroughly intriguing and endearing individuals who refer to themselves as ladyboys. *Ladyboy Personal Introduction service I have observed certain ladyboys whom I know to be beautiful, generous, graceful and loving individuals living alone despite their desire to find a serious and lasting relationship with a western man. Sometimes this is due to a Thai trait such as not recognising their own culpability in a cross cultural miscommunication in perhaps the early stages of a relationship but often it is due to the seed of fantastic expectations sown in their brains by foreign men who do not understand the significance of what they say or do, not realising that merely thinking aloud can be interpreted as wholly conceived plans in the ear of a hopeful ladyboy. I feel able to help ladyboys and western men to find each other, see each other realistically, accept each other, faults and all and bond in a loving and respectful relationship. Annie and I found each...

Ladyboys in Thai Culture- Phrakun & Bunkhun

  Phrakhun is a traditional Thai system of patronage.   The king of Thailand is often described as the “father of the nation” and provided assistance for those less fortunate. The late king was revered and loved for his many good works helping the poorest in the nation. Men of wealth in Thailand are expected to follow the example of the king in providing money, shelter and food. The late king was adored by his subjects and I have to admit to being touched by their love for him. He was clearly a rather wonderful person who held dear his spiritual links with Thai people. He should be our model. However, when you ask Thai people to explain Phrakhun you may find that they have different interpretation or may not ever have heard of Phrakhun. There is an enormously wide educational gap between the classes in Thailand and perhaps the more archaic elements of culture are not widely taught just as not many Thai people are able to name all the letters of the Thai alphabet. Bunkhun is the bond of indebted goodness towards a person who out of kindness and sincerity gave what was needed at an important time. It’s a formal way of recognising that one owes another for their help. It’s a kind of loyalty and fealty. So both are forms of obligation; the former, the obligation to “give back” to society often in the form of charity or in personal life, helping and supporting one’s family, wife, girlfriend and relatives. The latter, the obligation to reciprocate the kindness and material goods given. Bunkhun is sometimes...

Unbreakable Bangkok | What’s love gotta do?

Remember when we were young? We had nothing to trust but our intuition when dating women. The truth is those instincts were often smothered by lust and/or love but there was perhaps less at stake? We were ‘time rich’, money poor’, the opposite of a lot of us today. Our time is valuable but we generally, certainly in relation to most Thai people, have more money. So, we do not want to have our time wasted by some ‘e-doc tong’ (gold-digging bitch)   But, we are wiser now than when we were young, surely? Love tends to make us innocents again and that same old juice starts pumping through our bodies making decisions on our behalf. It’s like putting a drunken sailor in charge of a battleship . . . danger ahead!           My (Advanced Settings)Rules for Living in Thailand Don’t give a girl or ladyboy false hope by musing aloud about a potential life together until you are certain you can make it a reality. Like children, they will take you at your word even if you don’t know that you gave it! Learn to say, ‘No’! Don’t give in to emotional blackmail, make a point of doing the opposite of the requested action. Don’t discuss your financial situation or plans. Don’t expect Thai people to be on time. Build their lateness into your plans. Thai people are very patient and they may seem slow to act, don’t let this frustrate you. Love, Laugh, Be tolerant and forgiving. Be generous but nobody’s fool. Always ask a Thai person to repeat back to you whatever...

Unbreakable Bangkok-Ladyboy Deck of Cards

    I was playing with a deck of cards recently and was inspired by the idea that each of the cards represents a type of person you may find in Thailand. These are stereotypes, of course but fun, nevertheless.                                                            Jack of Hearts   The Jack of Hearts is like the many young, farm fresh ladyboys or girls arriving in Bangkok or Pattaya (if they are unlucky) and naively expecting the first foreign guy that takes her from the bar to become her boyfriend. Two lovely ladyboys told me they believed this in all earnestness. The Jack of hearts can go either way, towards the  light or dark, becoming the Queen of Hearts or of Diamonds/Clubs, depending on her experiences.             Jack of Diamonds A thieving hooker. Lots can be found riding motorcycles around on Samui island where they delight in stealing a man’s possessions when he’s in the shower. Laptops, iPads, watches, mobile phones all get sold on, usually to fund a crack habit. You can also encounter them along Sukhumvit Road where they will snatch off your gold chain before you can say, ‘how much, short time?”                 Queen of Hearts The Queen of Hearts is always the best bet. She understands foreign men and likes them. She’s looking for love and a home life. Her job or her past are almost immaterial in terms of...