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Thai White Elephant

Many Asian cultures regarded fatness as a sign of wealth, however with the advent of 7/11 consumerism in the Orient obesity is fast becoming a health issue for the region. The Thais like to joke about fat people, whom they call ‘chang-nois’ or little elephants. “Why are farangs so fat?” An old rice farmer asked […]

Khang Noi Need Not Apply to Thai Air

Flying Thai Air from New York to Bangkok was a pleasure in the 1980s. New 747s, good food, generous servings of alcoholic beverage, and beautiful Thai stewardesses. Airlines hired these goddesses with the strategy that the girls married by the age of 25 to free up the hostess ranks for younger acolytes of the air. […]