The story goes like this.
One day, Sam needed to go to a hospital. Knowing that taxi driver here might have problem with her foreign pronunciation, she asked for her colleague’s help to write down the destination in Thai on a piece of paper. Smart move, Sam.
The note (Photo credit: Samantha Tay)
So, she showed this piece of paper to a security guard at the lobby and told him to call a taxi for her. He looked at it for a long time and seemed confused …… and finally, he asked ‘khai jiaw moo?’ (Pork omelette?)
Sam was supposed to show the reverse side of the paper with the hospital’s name written *grin*
And the cheeky guard told the taxi driver that Sam wants to go to ‘kai jiaw moo’, before revealing the actual destination.
Malaysia Mari. A small community of Malaysians currently working in the kingdom, providing that layer of support to each other.
I picked the group icon. Cute (narak) huh
I would probably name Ken as the founder of the group, since he lives in Thailand the longest (5 years now). He is probably more Thai than Malaysian now. He is also the one who initiates the ‘makan’ outings , recommending the venues and booking the table. If you can’t find his name under the rsvp list, try Ken Theeradej. Ken thinks that everyone knows this famous actor … Err perhaps the restaurant staff thinks that you were pulling their leg lah.
Ken Theeradej (Supsabdaa magazine)
As for the remaining of us, please meet Ivy, Adeline, Christina, Sam, Nic, Linda & Leon our newest member. Joan used to be part of the group, but she left after 1 year working here, and well, working in Bangkok will require at least one dedicated post by itself.