This article was originally posted on WomenLearnThai.com.
Questions at Thai Girl Talk…
We’re so excited to guest post on WLT for our podcast Thai Girl Talk.
But after we agreed to interview each other, Mia and I couldn’t agree on what questions to ask…
Lani: Do you feel like a man trapped in a woman’s body or a woman perfectly happy in her own body?
Mia: I’m not sure I understand the question.
Lani: Oh, Mia!
Mia: Let’s talk about Thai Girl Talk (TGT). For example, what is TGT?
Lani: It’s a weekly podcast about Thai language and culture.
Mia: Exactly. People will also want to know who we are.
Lani: Well, we are both teachers. Although you teach Thai, and I teach English…oh they can read about us on our About page! Okay. What do you love and hate about Thailand?
Mia: It couldn’t be anything else but the food and fruits, and oh I forgot, riding a scooter without helmet and driving without a seat belt. Sorry, I’m a bad example!
Mia: Now back to the questions. Who should listen to TGT? I think anyone who loves Thailand.
Lani: Speaking of Thailand, why are there so many ghosts here?
Mia: The same answer as to why there are so many ladyboys – social acceptance. We believe in ghosts – it’s a law of attraction.
Lani: Wow. That’s a good answer. Now, you lived in the United States for 10 years? What did you love and hate about living in the United States?
Mia: Love the way people drive, hate that I could not get food on the street at 1 o’clock in the morning. What about you?
Lani: I’m starting to miss the landscape. I’m from Hawaii and I consider myself a West coast gal. America is a beautiful and big country. But I hated how I had to work all the time just to make ends meet.
Mia: Yeah. Thailand is easy.
Lani: Totally. While the cost of living is rising, it’s still affordable. What’s your favorite Thai food? And favorite Western food?
Mia: For Thai, anything that puts fire on my tongue. For Western, spaghetti with meatballs sprinkled with red crusted chili.
Lani: Yum! Okay, next question, since you are a Chiang Mai native and I, a mere half-Thai or look krung, what is the most annoying biggest misconception of Thais that foreigners have?
Mia: Foreigners who believe it when Thais say “mai pben rai” or never mind.
Lani: Ooooo. Good one. And foreigners would probably be equally annoyed by the saving face aspect of Thai culture.
Mia: But that is why people should listen to TGT! They will gain inside information about Thailand from a native Thai, and from you, an expat. How long have you been living here?
Lani: I just signed on for my 3rd year at my school.
Mia: Congratulations! So you see, our listeners can learn a lot by listening to us. They can also leave comments, suggest topics, tell the world to listen to us, download our podcast, and listen while they do the dishes…
Lani: 555+ Excellent. We upload our podcast and blog every Friday at: Thai Girl Talk. Join us and let us know what you think!
Mia: Yes! Thanks Cat!
Lani: Hey Mia, when are you going to answer my first question!
Listen to Mia and Lani every Friday at Thai Girl Talk
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13 thoughts on “Questions… Questions… Lani and Mia from Thai Girl Talk”
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Hugs Lani. Having a cold in the tropics is awful. Hot toddies are the best but they don’t quite fit in a muggy climate.
Mia, that’s so cute 🙂
@Martyn: I did not know “Mel Smith and Griff Rhys Jones” until you mentioned them…I looked them up..they are hilarious!!!
@Cat: There was one question Lani asked but I don’t know why she didn’t want the world to see…I love it 🙂
Lani: Did you start podcasting for fame or fortune or as a way to be friends with Lani?
Mia: I wanted to do podcast for long time just couldn’t find my better half, as soon as I read your blog and tracked you down.I knew we could be a great duo and friend.
@Lani: Was my answer too sweet????…ปากหวาน
Awww thanks Cat. I needed to hear that this morning. Feeling so low energy from my CM Winter cold 😛 It never ceases to amaze me how much thoughtful comments make, xxoo
So funny. Lani is good at pulling off both the “straight man” as well as the funny one. But she is indeed straight! And the quirky hilarity in her writing is one of the reasons I love reading her blog.
Thanks Martyn 🙂
And for the record we are both straight. 5555 But I don’t mind the confusion. I get that sometimes. I guess because I’m comfortable saying women are beautiful!!!
Catherine – I’m still trying to work out who is the straight gal and which is the funny one. That each have a bit of both.
“mai pben rai”…. they’ve thrown a whole new angle on that one.
Saving face…. we may have to think again on that too.
The answer to Lani’s first question… Mia is a definitely a beautiful women and I’m sure she’s very happy about it as well.
Good interview. A definite touch of Mel Smith and Griff Rhys Jones about it all.
“We need to work on the ladies being less shy…” there’s a few hanging around at chickynet.com but… difficult to get them out and about.
Ahh. I see Cat. Very interesting. We need to work on the ladies being less shy…
Welcome all new listeners!!! For those of you who would like to test your Thai language skill, I recommend episode9 which will be live on Friday 14th. It will be an interview with Hugh Leong… IN THAI…yeap!!!
Lani, on WLT guys are majority in the comments and gals via email. I don’t know why, it just is. But what I DO know is that the guys would love the gals to contribute too (and those opinions I get via email – go figure 🙂
Oh, have the boys dominating the comments section lately? I’m here! 🙂
Very good! Some female followers of WLT are heard from! ดีมากครับ ผมต้องลองฟัง TGT ฉบับหนึ่งก่อนครับ