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  Libri.de - Detlef B. Blettenberg: Farang   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Mitten in dieser schillernden Weltstadt lebt Farang, Sohn einer Thai und eines Deutschen.
Farang, Sohn eines deutschen Geschäftsmannes und einer thailändischen Prostituierten, bewegt sich mühelos zwischen den zwielichtigen Existenzen Bangkoks.
Denn Farang ist einer der besten in seinem Fach.
www.libri.de /shop/action/productDetails/2885779/detlef_b_blettenberg_farang_3934872948.html   (685 words)

  Farang - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Farang, sometimes pronounced falang, is the generic Thai word for a white foreigner.
For instance, the expression "farang ta nam khao" (literally means farang with rice-milk-colored iris) would be considered an insult.
Farang is also the Thai word for the guava fruit, which of course can lead to "farang eating farang" jokes from Thai people when eating a guava in Thailand.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Farang   (381 words)

 Urban Dictionary: farang
Generally used without derogatory connotation, derived from the Thai word "farangsayt" for French.
Of course drinks are expensive here, it caters mostly to farang.
I hate Phuket, there are too many Farang.
www.urbandictionary.com /define.php?term=farang   (176 words)

 Farang: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
While generally farang is a neutral word, EHandler: no quick summary.
Farang is also the Thai word for the guava guava quick summary:
Maan farang are potatoes, EHandler: no quick summary.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/f/fa/farang.htm   (754 words)

 What is a Farang? -- ThingsAsian Article
First of all, farangs are extraordinarily large; this and their pale skin and variably-colored eyes and hair contribute to their otherworldliness -- and, to many Thais, their resemblance to ghosts.
Farangs are also individualistic, meaning that they do things like travel alone, scale mountains alone, and engage in antisocial behavior such as the reading of books.
This in part explains why so many farang men are attracted to Thai women, who represent for the men an ideal of womanhood -- which may be as simple as finding contentment in the mere raising of children -- that in their cultures may no longer exist.
www.thingsasian.com /goto_article/article.3281.html   (1513 words)

 The Thai word "Farang", its variations in other languages, and its Arabic origin | The Baheyeldin Dynasty   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
I found that this term Farang means "White European" in Thai.
The Wikipeda Farang article says that the origin of this term is uncertain.
All posted articles and comments are copyright by their owner, and reflect their own views and opinions, which may not necessarily be consistent with the views and opinions of the owners of the Baheyeldin.com.
baheyeldin.com /linguistics/thai-word-farang-variations-in-other-languages-arabic-origin.html   (284 words)

 MS Thailand: Thai gigolo slams farang girls | Farang Life
He said that the tourists were usually fun to be with and were both respectful to him and appreciative of his efforts.
In contrast, however, farang girls who had lived in Thailand for any length of time were a total nightmare.
I counted about half a dozen farang girls - all of whom were regulars - happily cavorting with any number of Thai fellas and clearly getting off on all the attention.
www.mangosauce.com /farang_life/thai_gigolo_slams_farang_girls.php   (661 words)

 Farang   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Farang is also the Thai word for the guava fruit, so you can expect to hear farang eating farang 'jokes' if you happen to purchase any.
Kairk is used to describe even fluent Thai speakers of Indian descent who have been living in Thailand for generations and consider themselves as Thai - obviously being referred to as a 'guest' in these circumstances, while not particularly offensive, is not exactly complimentary either.
Some people get very offended at being called farang, but whether it's an insult should or not really depends on the context.
www.thaivisa.com /558.0.html   (256 words)

 Farang Men In Thailand - Thailand Forum
Seems like so many of the farang men on this board are very hostile towards farang women because they cannot attract one where they come from.
Regarding farang men being hostile towards farang women, let me tell you i'm not being hostile, i'm just giving you the opinion you wanted and as honest as i can give it.
I put farang in parantheses, because when you dissect these attitudes carefully the hostility against apparent foreign women is really a hatred of all women in disguise.
www.thaivisa.com /forum/index.php?showtopic=17013   (2710 words)

 Farang T-Shirt - Farang Thai, Thailand
Farang, sometimes pronounced falang or falong, is the generic Thai word for a white foreigner.
Farang is also (by coincidence) the Thai word for the guava fruit, which of course can lead to "farang eating farang" jokes from Thai people when eating a guava in Thailand.
The 'ng' in 'farang' is a velar nasal.
www.chiangdao.com /thailand/farangtshirt.htm   (805 words)

 FARANG - Das Südostasien-Magazin aus Berlin
Der FARANG ist konkurrenzlos das Printmedium und Sprachrohr der thai-deutschen Gemeinde in Deutschland.
Der FARANG berichtet zum einen über Thailand als beliebtes Reiseland und als aufstrebende Wirtschaftsregion und versteht sich zum anderen als Spiegel aller kulturellen, wirtschaftlichen und religiösen Lebensäußerungen der in Deutschland lebenden Auslands-Thais und derer Lebenspartner - eben der Farangs.
Der FARANG aus Berlin ist wirtschaftlich selbständig und kooperiert mit der in Thailand / Pattaya herausgegebenen Zeitschrift "DER FARANG".
www.farang.de   (536 words)

 MS Thailand: Pulling farang girls in Thailand | Diary
While dining at Anna's one evening, we noticed a couple of farang babes sitting in stony silence on the next table.
In truth, we were flattered to be hit on by a couple of farang pornstar-a-likes (it would never happen in England) but nursemaiding them around the nightclubs of Bangkok was certainly not on our agenda.
Despite going the extra mile to advertise their availability, many farang girls in Thailand lack the seduction skills required to turn a nibble into a bite.
www.mangosauce.com /diary/pulling_farang_girls_thailand.php   (693 words)

 Times changing for Thailand's mia farang / Stigma of marrying foreign men fading as villages prosper   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Sankaprom is one of the village's 100 mia farang, or "a foreigners' wife, " who have helped transform this hamlet's 540 households from modest, wood-and- concrete homes to white-washed villas with high ceilings, tiled roofs and four- wheel-drive vehicles in expansive driveways.
The move is a far cry from the social stigma mia farang have suffered for decades.
Researchers say much of the stigma attached to mia farang has faded in recent years, as Thais grasp the economic reality and as foreign husbands work hard to fit in with local communities and win over skeptical relatives.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2004/10/15/MNGBE99V0I1.DTL   (948 words)

 CDNN News :: Farang Ghosts Haunt Thais in Phuket, Phi Phi, Khao Lak
Farang ghosts haunt local Thais in Phuket, Phi Phi, Khao Lak
"This is when people start seeing these farangs (foreigners) walking on the sand or in the ocean," he said, adding the sightings started about the same time as people "began calling for help, crying, some scared".
Many people said they could not escape the smell of death or the sights they had seen while assisting in the crisis, he said.
www.cdnn.info /news/industry/i050120.html   (601 words)

 Steve's Weblog - "Farang Speak Thai?!"
Every Farang in Thailand has probably had to endure the daunting task of attempting to have himself understood, in Thai, in the middle of Nakhorn Nowhere - only to have a whole group of passer-bys stand around looking on in bemusement.
Half the salesgirls on seeing a Farang (of course they dont think for a minute he might speak some Thai) enter the shop decide that they need an urgent pee and flee to the toilet thus escaping the embarrassing situation of trying to speak English.
Most Farang on trying to get their tongue around ‘Gep ngoern duay krap’ (Could I have the bill please?) fail to realise that just a small swirling circley action of the index finger is more than enough to get the message across.
www.thai-blogs.com /index.php?blog=8&title=farang_speak_thai&more=1&c=1&tb=1&pb=1   (2313 words)

 Is there such thing as travelling "farang style"? : General Talk Forum - Travellerspoint
Indeed, my travelling style is 'farang style' and I am a bit relax while enjoying new environment and not too fact to 'aware' that something is interesting nearby.
Since I decided to continue travelling, I have been meeting all farangs on the way and we made friends...I am sorry to be a destroyer in your travel plan...Thanks to be my travel guru.
I have delved into this topic of traveller/tourist b4...i thought,for a moment that if there was "farang style" of travelling, there must also be "non-farang style" of travelling based on her remarks!
www.travellerspoint.com /forum.cfm?thread=18939   (660 words)

 Metroblogging Bangkok: Reverse Racism
If you weren't aware the minimum wage for a farang in Thailand is 45,000 Baht per month (or somewhere therabout), and the wage for a Thai person performing the same job would probably be around 10,000 baht per month.
The flip-side of that coin is that Thai people feel they don't have knowledge/expertise (or not as much as farang).
Thai people seem to live the 'mai bpen rai' lifestyle and while complaining of the high salaries that farang receive, never stop and realise that the real problem is they are being paid so little.
bangkok.metblogs.com /archives/2005/01/reverse_racism.phtml   (513 words)

 TIME Asia Magazine: Getting in a Few Good Shots Is What Mattered -- Aug. 11, 2003
Yok's own trainer, who was to him as he is to the boys, was executed in the country's drug crackdown very recently in the North, and it is not good to talk about that.
This is the nadir of his fight, wheezing from cigarettes that the boys don't smoke, slow from television that the boys don't watch, soft from the carbohydrated West the boys will never visit.
Yok hands the farang the water bottle and motions for him to clean his face of the blood again.
www.time.com /time/asia/magazine/article/0,13673,501030811-472918,00.html   (976 words)

 YouTube - ME rapping LAO
Farang (in Thai: ฝรั่ง), sometimes pronounced falang, is the generic Thai word for a white foreigner.
Farang is also the Thai word for the guava fruit, which of course can lead to "farang eating farang" jokes from Thai people when foreigners are seen eating a guava in Thailand.
Maan farang are potatoes, hence the similar joke "farang gin (eat) maan farang".
www.youtube.com /watch?v=-x1875m-Uj4&search=laos   (769 words)

 The Origin of the word Farang
A wide-spread belief in Thailand is that the word "farang" (Caucasian) is derived from the French word "francais".
The term probably was used to refer to early Portuguese traders and subsequently to all Europeans (ie., non-Muslims).
It is possible that the Thai word "farangset" ("French") is a blend of the word "farang" and the French word "francais", ie., "farangset" is actually derived from "farang", not vice versa.
www.sexwork.com /Thailand/farang.html   (372 words)

Yes, I understand that most Thais do not see “farang” as negative (some almost see it as a positive way of respect.) Yes, I do understand that we are not talking about a progressive society.
But, I do feel that it’s about time Thailand (and many, many other countries) start educating their masses with regards to these types of issues; that they see the expansion of their populace’s cultural view as something positive rather than something to be avoided.
Recently, I was directly addressed by one of my colleagues as “farang”; the exact phrase being: “Farang, gin khao!” (an invitation to lunch.) Up until then, to my face, they’d always used my first name.
www.stickmanbangkok.com /Reader/reader1214.htm   (1108 words)

 Modern Farang Mu Sul Portugal - A arte do guerreiro moderno   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Modern Farang Mu Sul ® founder Grand Master Michael De Alba is a lifelong student of the Martial Arts, with over 40 years.
Modern Farang Mu Sul ® is an amalgamation of various arts in Grand Masters’ repertoire, but traces it’s main roots to four versions of "Classical Hwa Rang Do".
Some of the main distinguishing aspects of Modern Farang Mu Sul ® are it’s focus on practical self defense and it’s quite progressive approach to improvement of the art and the individual student.
www.farangmusulportugal.com /ingles/ofundador.htm   (2429 words)

 The Accidental Farang. (Part I of The Farang) :: South East Asia :: March -- June '95
We sip Coke and ice coffee at Khao Sarn Center's sidewalk cafe, smack dab in the middle of farang [foreigner] infested Khao San street.
The farang write post-cards and sometimes, on arrival, find letters waiting at the guest house.
It is not unusual in these districts for restaurant and hotel clientele to be entirely farang but it seems downright weird.
www.synaptic.bc.ca /ejournal/farang1.htm   (2007 words)

 Origins of the word 'farang' - Thorn Tree Forum - Lonely Planet
Farang was used in Thailand before the French arrived and even before the Portugese arrived a few hundred years earlier.
Well #7 you may well "strongly believe" but the term "farang" or local variations of it is in use throughout Asia, including Afghanistan, Iran, Central Asia etc. etc.
the transition from franks to farangs seems to me to be more likely ie.
thorntree.lonelyplanet.com /messagepost.cfm?postaction=reply&catid=51&threadid=875863&messid=7463094&STARTPAGE=1&parentid=0&from=250   (680 words)

 Jouvert: Whiskey is Whiskey;
For example, while the farang are, for the most part, excluded from direct address, their existence is often acknowledged both in Thai and in English by the MCs or the performers.
Farang cultures presented in The Dove Coos are eroticized, whether appearing in the form of language, inscribed on farang bodies in Thailand, mapped onto Thai bodies, or implicit in professions involving participation in international markets.
The farang's stereotypical features, conforming to a generalized notion of western gay culture's aesthetics, are assumed to be erotic, and an American magazine contextualizes his appearance.
social.chass.ncsu.edu /jouvert/v2i1/Enteen.htm   (8839 words)

 Gaijin, Farang, Gweilo - Asia Expat
However, if you don't spend much time in a country I guess it can be humourous and fun to have a bunch of schoolkids shout 'Farang Farang' at you in the most innocent way possible and to be seen as a curiosity and in that case, what's the problem?...
My wife thankfully has never called me 'farang' or refered to me as 'farang' when talking to her friends or other people; she says my name or the word for spouse, 'fan'.
To be called a 'Farang' is not a negative term nor is Gaijeen(sp).
www.asiaexpat.info /forum/index.php?showtopic=4468   (2943 words)

 Phra Farang by Phra Peter Pannapadipo
I know that many Westerners who visit Thailand feel quite insulted when they are referred to as 'farang', though the Thai people rarely use the word in an insulting way.
I have been told by a linguist that Westerners may find the word insulting because it has two syllables, like many of the racially insulting words or taunts that are used in the West.
But I wasn't insulted, I was proud to be a Phra Farang.
www.thaibuddhist.com /phra_farang.htm   (2584 words)

 Farang Affairs
The BMA was concerned about the number of pigeons in the city, especially in Sanam Luang, Wat Suthat Thepwararam, Wat Mahathat, and the Sao Ching Cha (Giant Swing) and Silom areas.
Farang Affairs is concerned about the number of BMA officials with missing brains.
According to a recent survey, 70 percent of pigeons said they would leave the city if the BMA gave them human birth-control medication even if they did know what it was or what to do with it.
www.farangaffairs.com   (1498 words)

 Farang mag-full   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Close by, Chokdee Resort and Magic Resort strictly adhere to the “concrete good, wood bad” mantra and therefore their clientele almost exclusively consists of Thais and farangs who’ve been dragged there by Thai partners.
Think live band, volume turned up to 11, dancers, resort staff letting their hair down and a few bemused farangs and you get the picture.
Nearby on Whitesands, Oodies is an old favourite for lovers of live music whilst Sabuy bar is everything you have come to expect a Thai beach bar to be, mats on the sand, oil lamps, and a nightly fire show.
www.iamkohchang.com /KC_Essentials/farangmaginfo-full.htm   (3068 words)

 Baseball, hot dogs, apple Pai and Suzuki. (Epilogue to The Farang) :: South East Asia :: March -- June '95
Knowing what Farang means, I'm dying to learn the meaning of the Thai word 'Ban'.
We were guided to the one remaining eatery, the Own Home, by some helpful farang (they have their uses.) There we met up with an 'odd couple' we'd shared a mountain overlook and a bit of the highway with just prior to sunset.
On their verandahs, farang flower-children-wannabies lounge amidst heaped cushions.
www.synaptic.bc.ca /ejournal/farang3.htm   (2555 words)

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