Deadly Scorpion Incident-- Why Burmese People are So Sweet
Replies: 29 - Last Post: Oct 30, 2012 3:10 PM Last Post By: tabmow66
Oct 29, 2012 3:23 AM
15because there are few black people who play hockey. Guaranteed more whites play basketball than blacks. Guaranteed. The same cannot be said about hockey. Almost every white kid in America plays basketball.
What about sprints? How many whites were in the Olympic 100 meter finals? Arabs/ Burmese/ Caucasians accounted for Zero percent. Is that random? EVERYBODY runs.
Edited by: funspirit
Oct 29, 2012 4:22 AM
Oct 29, 2012 4:37 AM
17You seem to have gone off at a tangent from your original silly post , " why Burmese peope are so sweet" when its patently obvious that all of them arent...A post along the lines of; " some nice people that I met in Burma" wouldnt have got the same reactions...and , for goodness sake, find a better adjective than "sweet "
Oct 29, 2012 5:32 AM
18I hope that most other visitors to SE Asia will get rid of their preconceptions whether positive or negative. Here is again an example of flaccid thinking.
" I related the scorpion story to a fellow traveller, and he replied, "It's Buddhism man. They are taught to respect ALL life. Hell, when they pray they're praying for the happiness of the world, not just their own."
Now if all that non attachment and warm fuzzies were always true the following would never happen.
Oct 29, 2012 10:13 AM
Oct 29, 2012 10:51 AM
20whatever morons. Do you not understand that you can generalize.
Most of the people I met were very nice, sweet, respectful and giving. When you meet a thousand people, and almost all of them could be described as such. You can generalize. Of course it doesn't apply to everyone. Jeesus.
You want to bring up specific examples, of course you can find them. I could say: "People who makes millions of dollars live in big houses."
You all would say: "OH YEAH?! Well what about my brother who makes millions of dollars every year who lives in a tent?! You are a moron Funspirit."
Geesus Christ. Of course there are exceptions. I am writing of what most people will find when travelling within Burma. Are they more likely to find people that treat them with respect, smile a lot, and try to be helpful? That was my experience and the experience of countless other travellers. You guys get caught up on the millionaires who live in a tent.
I'm done arguing with literalists.
Oct 29, 2012 11:06 AM
21I think of a conversation I had with a young women who works at the hotel, whom mid-conversation I felt like gently taking into my arms and holding to protect. She's so open, so sweet, so present, ready to help me, answer any question I might have had. No fear, no angst in her. I swear to you, this ultimate in male/ female energy polarity is almost a religious experience
Sorry, but I had to work hard to suppress my gag-reflex when I read that...
If you're going to go out of your way to post links to your blog then you had better have tough skin to take all the comments you're going to get.
Oct 29, 2012 1:36 PM
22If you're going to go out of your way to post links to your blog then you had better have tough skin to take all the comments you're going to get.
says it all, couldn't agree more
Funspirit is the guy who posted a picture of a thanaka seller on his blog and labelled it ' firewood stall',and then deleted the comments provoked by that crass remark. An ignoramus,and not even willing to admit when he gets it wrong.
Your nauseatingly opinionated and naive blog is stimulating my gag reflex too
a young woman who works in a hotel, you want to take her gently into your arms? Do you have any idea how culturally inappropriate and condescending that is??spare her!! spare us!! Please go home soon,and don't subject us to any more of your ludicrous blog entries.
Of course there are lots of generous and kindly Burmese.
Of course there are also lots of cynical Burmese who are laughing their heads off at prats like you
Oct 29, 2012 3:47 PM
Oct 29, 2012 11:31 PM
24@ jandc- I deleted nothing. If I did it was by accident, but I definitely corrected it as I found whoever pointed it to be offering useful info and changed it. Oh no, I don't know what a tanaka log looks like versus wood! from a picture I snapped from 15 meters away. That makes me a bad writer I guess.
If you want to consider a kind nice statement of being charmed by a woman working in a hotel and feeling so much kindness that I wanted to embrace her as inappropriate, then fine, go ahead and enjoy your life.
You guys want to criticize, that's cool, I really don;t care. You want to point out mistakes politely, great. But you lay into people with anger, and you know, whatever. That's how you feel, okay, but don't expect not to be told by an exasperated author you are interpreting writing literally.
whatever dudes, hate on. I'll go on enjoying my life, and writing stuff that most people find interesting and informative, My goal is to express a feeling and opinion, and give potential travellers an idea of what they are likely to find when they get there/ or tell a specific story.
Best of luck to all of and wish you a happy and merry day. I'm okay with being naive and idiotic in your minds. I laugh and smile every day. I guess naivete has its benefits,.
Oct 30, 2012 12:19 AM
Oct 30, 2012 12:28 AM
Oct 30, 2012 12:39 AM
27Funspirit, I realize it's not much fun to write something and share it in public and have people heap scorn upon you. You could, I guess, adopt an ego saving stance: I am a happy, blithe spirit impervious to the negativity around me. Or you could withdraw for a brief period and consider exactly why so many people, many of them with many years of experience in the region you passed through, reacted so negatively to your post. If you remain open to the idea that it was something other than spite or, say, the jealousy of lesser minds at your sublime writing skills, you may come away richer and wiser.
Oct 30, 2012 3:48 AM
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