[JOSHUA OFF CAM] Joshua: Sawatdii-khrap, after knowing major ideas of Thailand's culture, let us know the appropriate approach towards their culture. [JOSHUA V.O:] 1. Thai people welcome someone with a “wai”, which has three levels that indicate different level of politeness which varies depending on to whom it is addressed; for Buddha images and monks, put both palms together and raise it between the eyebrow and hairline; for elderly, teachers, parents and senior relatives, the joined palms must be raised between the nose and eyebrows; and for other people of the same status, the joined palms must be raised between the chin and nose. [JOSHUA OFF CAM] 2. Thai addresses people by their given name which is preceded by the title “khun” which is a term that is used to denote Mr. and Ms. /Mrs., they use surname instead for formal occasions or written context. The given names of important people such as educators and monks are denoted by a special title “Ajarn”. 3. There are three institutions that must be highly considered and give proper respect accordingly.
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- Summer '17