Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Foreign Objects

I asked the taxi driver who these two characters are supposed to represent and he told me they're "farang", or white foreigners. I used to dislike that word, but over time, I've come to realize that it's generally used in a non-offensive, neutral way. I also recognize that despite every attempt to blend into Thai culture, I'll always stand out in a crowd here due to my physical appearance. But at least I hope I don't look as ridiculous to Thai people as these two oddballs hanging in the cab.