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Mai Pen Rai means never mind

Carol Hollinger

Mai Pen Rai means never mind

by Carol Hollinger

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Published by (S.l.), Asia Books .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementCarol Hollinger.
The Physical Object
Pagination238p.
Number of Pages238
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21700850M

One book that was announced in the early s by the late Pulphouse Press was Somtow’s collection My Cold Mad Father, which was intended to be the final volume, #30, of their acclaimed ‘Author’s Choice’ r Pulphouse folded just before the collection came out, and there it ended for the next twenty-six years, so a quarter of a century late is certainly better than never. Despite not being similar in style, my books reflect on some of the observations in “Mai pen Rai Means Never Mind” One of the really good books written on Thais and Thailand. Penned by Carol Hollinger in , its insights are still very revealing and up to date.

Despite not being similar in style, his books reflect on some of the observations in “Mai pen Rai Means Never Mind.” ln his opinion, the best book written on Thais and Thailand. Penned by Carol Hollinger in , its insights are still very revealing and up to date. As part of preparations for the move, the company gave me the book "Mai Pen Rai means Never Mind by Carol Hollinger. The subtitle of the book" An American housewife love story true to the irrepressible human Thailand. Ibegan to read, but not at once, and then decided it would be better if I had formed my opinion and left the book alone.

Mai Pen Rai Means Never Mind (Carol Hollinger) The Mephisto Waltz (Fred Mustard Stewart) The Missile Crisis (Elie Abel) Trending Book Lists Books You May Have Actually Read. , Goodreads: Great Classics You Have Not Read Yet. 2, . A useful book, and one to ponder over the details. ~ MOST RECENT EDITION ~ USA/Thailand: Diplodocus Press, , ISBN , hardcover, pages, $


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Mai Pen Rai means never mind by Carol Hollinger Download PDF EPUB FB2

Mai Pen Rai really does mean never mind or no problem and those words were my first attempt to speak the language.

Since then, and several trips later, I have developed a working knowledge of the language, and I have a far greater I read this book while visiting Thailand for the first time in /5.

Mai Pen Rai Means Never Mind an American Housewife's Honest Love Affair with the Irrepressible People of Thailand [Carol Hollinger] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Mai Pen Rai Means Never Mind an American Housewife's Honest Love Affair with the Irrepressible People of ThailandCited by: 4.

Mai pen rai means never mind Paperback – January 1, by Carol Hollinger (Author) out of 5 stars 17 ratings. See all 5 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions.

Price New from Used from /5(6). Mai Pen Rai Means Never Mind is now something of a history book too, recounting as it does the time Hollinger spent in Bangkok some 50 years ago, first as a housewife, then as a horrified (by the curriculum) teacher at the American University and then, more interestingly, at Chulalongkorn University.

Get this from a library. Mai pen rai means never mind. [Carol Hollinger] -- Humorous account of an American housewife's difficulties in adjusting to the conditions and culture of Thailand.

What farangs think mai pen rai means. So now let’s look at how foreigners understand this phrase. Despite the friendliness and unselfishness that Thais try to show by using mai pen rai, foreigners often misunderstand the meaning of the phrase. Some interpret it as “let it go” and “whatever,” while others even think it doesn’t mean.

For foreigners travelling in Thailand, mai pen rai is a useful phrase because it can reassure Thai people that, even though they may have screwed something up (your food order for example), you don’t mind and everything is fine.

But be careful of the context — in the sense of “never mind”, one might unwittingly dismiss an offer to help or make things better in some way. Carol Hollinger is the author of Mai Pen Rai Means Never Mind ( avg rating, ratings, 23 reviews, published )/5.

It takes courage to let go of conventions and simply enjoy yourself. Carol Hollinger not only enjoyed herself in Thailand, having let go of her Americanism, but seemed to relish every moment of writing this excellent book.

Highly recommended if you're planning to go to Thailand. (Thailand’s Spirit Tattoos) An interesting read is this book about the sak yant, Thailand's religious tattoo tradition. Besides its history and religious meanings, there are lots of interviews with people with these tattoos that are believed to ward off evil if the owners follow the lifestyle rules of the tattoo master.

Just as Western folklore has stories about the ‘Man in the Moon’, Thai folklore has stories about the ‘Rabbit on the Moon’. If you look at a full moon in Thailand, you may be able to make out the outline of a rabbit or white hare. Depending on your view and imagination, you may also see the rabbit holding a pot or a pestle and mortar.

The latter's time in Bangkok during the s resulted in Mai pen rai means never mind (Boston: Houghton Mifflin,and Bangkok: Asia Books, ), which Warren calls 'a passionate, book-length love letter' to the city (p. mai pen rai means never mind an american housewife's honest love affair with the irrepressible people of thailand by carol hollinger There are 3 words that describes this book perfectly - helpful, funny & entertaining.

Mai Pen Rai Means Never Mind: An American Housewife's Honest Love Affair with the Irrepressible People of Thailand ( but reprinted) by Carol Hollinger: fun read.

The Treasured One: the story of Rudivoravan Princess of Siam () as told by her to Ruth Adams Knight: I found this in second hand book sale, then realized I had read it as a child. Despite not being similar in style, his books reflect on some of the observations in “Mai pen Rai Means Never Mind.” ln his opinion, the best book written on Thais and Thailand.

Penned by Carol Hollinger inits insights are still very revealing and up to date. In traditional Thai culture, special birthdays and anniversaries are celebrated in twelve year cycles linked to the signs of the zodiac.

Similar to the Chinese zodiac there are twelve animals each representing a year: rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, serpent (dragon). It is true that “A picture is worth a thousand words”.

I get all my basic information here. I read adult literature of former EFL teachers in Thailand to get their perspective of the culture and teaching environment. In a future post I will write about the book, “Mai Pen Rai Means Never Mind” by Carol Hollinger (). What else can I.

Thailand: The People. Thais are tolerant of individualism, but find comfort and security in being part of a group. Mai Pen Rai (never mind) is the Thai expression which characterizes the general focus of life - "it is to enjoy." Thais are productive and hard working while at the same time happy with what they are and what they have materially.

Fiction & Nonfiction Books About Thailand. Mai Pen Rai Means Never Mind: A classic book to read before you go, this is a fun and light account of a 60s housewife who moved to Thailand and experienced the people and culture before tourism insight has endured time and is a delightful read.

Sightseeing: Thailand is a land between two worlds: the one tourists see, and the nation facing. MAI PEN RAI MAI PEN RAI NEVER MIND IN PATTAYA. Maybe you have been up all night Realising the katoeys too tight Maybe you love a special girl Well Thai girls love all the world CHORUS.

Maybe lost count on how much you drink You only have to shout: Check bin. Maybe you want to ring that bell. Carol Hollinger, author of Mai Pen Rai Means Never Mind an American Housewife's Honest Love Affair, on LibraryThing LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers Home Groups Talk Zeitgeist.

8. Mai Pen Rai. It means never mind, but it can also mean: that one no have today; I forgive you, you forgive me, right?; sorry I’m two hours late; I crashed your motorbike; you broke my iPad; and many more. Thais are easy-going and forgiving, and they will expect the same from you if you decide to teach English in Thailand.Search.

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