Chapter brought to you by Su Jeong and June. Chapter 3 out of 3 chapter for week before I left for two week travel through Vietnam, Cambodia and layover in Thailand.
I am back!!! so I have like nine chapters to make up… 🙁 Will try to do it before the end of the year. As for my trip Vietnam was beautiful. Cambodia’s recent history was so sad but Angkor Wat is worth seeing!
Very, very disappointed with my 12 hour of layover in Bangkok Thailand. I and my sister tour the city from the grand palace to the chatuchak market. Everyone was either bluntly rude to us, ignored us, refused to help us or tried to sell crap to us in Chinese. Yes we are Chinese but speaking English since my sister was born in USA and don’t speak much Chinese. I guess the Thai are tired of rude Chinese so treat all Chinese looking people as crap. This pissed me off… only other time I was treated to such blunt racism was in Spain. In both country I was refused service in restaurants. At least in Spain the bartender make up BS about the whole restaurant being booked for a party (the place remained more than half empty after two hours and only people that they seated were Europeans!). In Thailand the staff at restaurant in the international airport of all places refused to serve my sister (I guess wanting to buy something cheap and fast doesn’t deserve to be given the menu nor service, McDonalds is better than this!). It was a sit down restaurant serving range of food like Applebees in America. So Thailand and Spain are both on my do not ever go countries.
If I wasn’t so use to the polite and courteous people from Vietnam, Cambodia and Japan I would have chalked up the rudeness of Thai people as being from the city, eg as a New Yorker we tend to be cold to everyone too. But the difference was so obvious and it was only toward us because we were Chinese (they treated the European people much better) pissed me off. As if Chinese people’s money was dirty but they still will disdainfully accept it. Yes people tried to cheat us and sell us stuff in Vietnam and Cambodia too but they at least treat customers with respect. The longer trip I was planning to explore Thailand is scraped. I feel no sympathy for the Thai! After being treated like this… I feel like acting as a rude, line cutting Chinese since that’s what they expected from me anyway. Rant over.