Being a Polite Neighbor in Bangkok

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Guidelines on polite behavior from my condo

I came to learn about polite behavior this past week. Or, at least how polite people behave in my condo.

In reading the condo newsletter, which is still printed and distributed to everyone even though my condo promises it is ‘green’, I learned that polite people have superior cook smell management skills. Namely that polite people don’t allow cooking smells to leave their unit, and if they do, they don’t allow them to enter an internal corridor with no outside ventilation.

I am not sure I can heard my cooking smells in a polite way, I will ask management to add better ventilation to the corridors.

In over a year, this is the first time I have read the newsletter. Based on the gems of knowledge I found in this edition, I’ll be a loyal reader from now on.

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About faranginbangkok

Additional pictures: http://www.tumblr.com/blog/faranginbangkok For more updates about Bangkok, Thailand and other thoughts: www.twitter.com/lilrichardb I began working in Bangkok during 2008- a time that featured a great deal of political unrest in Thailand and particularly Bangkok. I had lived in San Francisco for 15 years and was working on a project in Thailand. Generally I spent 2 weeks in Bangkok and then 3-4 weeks in San Francisco. Did Bangkok begin to feel like home? Yes, and No. Bangkok and the Thai culture forced me to feel many things, the change in culture and environment was so dramatic it forced the decision- embrace or ignore. I embraced and made Bangkok my home and base in 2009. I have enjoyed living in Bangkok, experiencing Thailand and the entire ASEAN region.
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