A idiot in Phuket blame me for using the name "Peter.Bkk"
I want explain you, I have nothing to hide ! When you come for a holiday in Thailand it is no problem. But when you live in Thailand, and you use a name the nobody can speak out, you need a nickname !
When I say to a Thai friend or customer: "my name is Gerrit" the ask me many times say it again. Thai people NOT use the RRRR in a there own language. The use it in writing but the not use it on talking.
The can NOT speak (difficult) a "R" in the middle of a word. On the end of a word is no problem, the also speak than a word half. Or the change the R to a L when the talk.
That's why I use for many years a nickname. I have nothing to hide, (what this idiot in Phuket suggest)
Long time ago on a party, I have this problem also. People ask me name, and I must repeat it many times. Then my friend say: 'use your nickname' (before not have) After in whole Thailand know me as "Peter.Bkk"
The problem was solved. 'Thanks my friend Hans' (in khon Kaen)