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Showing posts with label Nickname. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Nickname. Show all posts

Saturday, 28 February 2015

BANGKOK‬ - City of Angels

The name Bangkok is actually a Western nickname. 

 

The original village that was called Bangkok centuries ago no longer exists. Modern Bangkok's proper Thai name is Krung thep mahanakhon amorn ratanakosin mahintharayutthaya mahadilok popnoparat ratchathani burirom udomratchanivetmahasathan amornpiman avatarnsathit sakkathattiyavisnukarmprasit, which, according to the Guinness Book of Records, is the longest location name in the world. In English, this translates into "The city of angels, the great city, the residence of the Emerald Buddha, the impregnable city of Ayutthaya of God Indra, the grand capital of the world endowed with nine precious gems, the happy city, abounding in an enormous Royal Palace that resembles the heavenly abode where reigns the reincarnated god, a city given by Indra and built by Vishnukarn."

Thais simply refer to their capital city as Krung Thep, or the "City of Angels."

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Gerrit Tienkamp Vs Peter.Bkk

Gerrit Tienkamp Vs Peter.Bkk

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)