Connect with us

What my Thai wife thinks of living in Scotland by Scott Mackay

Lifestyle

What my Thai wife thinks of living in Scotland by Scott Mackay

Dan about Thailand is all about sharing experiences from myself and others with regards to Thailand. I am delighted to have been sent an article from Scott Mackay who wanted to share the experience of relocating his Thai wife back to Scotland. What is particularly interesting is how his Thai wife adjusted and accommodated the shift from the ‘Land of Smiles’ to an altogether chillier environment of Scotland.

“My wife Kanda and I married in Thailand on the 17th of January 2017. At the time it was pretty much a secret as I knew exactly what would be said by people who didn’t know her. Sure enough, when we started telling people all I got was “be careful”, “are you sure it was a good idea”, “they are all the same”.

Are all Thai woman the same? What does it mean exactly? Are all British woman the same? It really annoys me when people stereotype when they don’t know the person personally.

I will admit, I was nervous, however I think I would have been exactly the same if I had married someone from my home town. I knew she wasn’t with me for my money. We had been seeing each other for 3 years prior to getting married and I was only able to give her very limited money due to having my own mortgage etc to pay for in Scotland. The subject of a dowry was brought up prior to marriage, however the figures her family were looking for just wasn’t possible. I remember my wife saying at that time, “I will give them when I start working”. I was more than content she was with me for the right reasons.

Moving to Scotland wasn’t without it’s challenges

We applied and were successful in getting a spouse visa and Kanda moved to Scotland in March 2017. She settled in very quickly although it didn’t come without its challenges.

The hardest thing without doubt is the food. She misses Thai food so much. We live in the North East of Scotland so it’s probably a lot easier if you are in central London but finding real Thai food is a challenge. A lot of the so called Thai restaurants are run by Indians who don’t produce genuine Thai food. She doesn’t enjoy Haggis and Irn Bru, which I still can’t believe if I’m being honest. We don’t argue a lot but if we do it’s normally about food. At times I think she is being unreasonable. At times when eating in good quality restaurants she will come out with statements like “I feel nothing”. If she doesn’t get her daily fix of rice, quite often I will hear “no rice no life”. As funny as it sounds it gives an insight into how important Thai food is for a Thai national.

Read more at https://danaboutthailand.com/2020/01/11/what-its-like-for-my-thai-wife-living-in-scotland-by-scott-mackay/

Join the Inspire Events & Offers Line account…
Every day, the best event/offer from each region will be sent on one message. Plus, fun polls, where you get instant access!

เพิ่มเพื่อน

Continue Reading

Nina has worked for Inspire and Choice Group Asia since 2011 and loves to party when she can!

Click to comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

More in Lifestyle

Join our Newsletter

Events

january, 2020

12dec01janFestive Season 2019 at Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua HinIn addition to a diverse range of seasonal dining offers at our signature restaurants, we encourage you to visit and enjoy the activities we have prepared to keep you feeling festive all season long.

24dec01janFestive Season at Hilton Hua Hin Resort & SpaThis year, guests can discover the perfect festive destination with a variety of venue options and a selection of tempting cuisine, together with sparkling entertainment.

31dec01janCountdown New Year Party – 2020! at Sanae Beach ClubLet’s celebrate the New Year together!

31dec01janEight-course Gala Dinner & Symphony Night at InterContinental Hua Hin ResortMark 2019’s coda and applaud 2020’s intro with our Eight-Course Gala Dinner & Symphony Night.

31dec01janNew Year’s Eve The Rock Hua HinJoin the New Year’s Count Down with Lavish Dinner Buffet and watch fireworks display evening by the sea over Khao Takiab Beach and live music.

31dec01janNew Year’s Eve The Rock Hua HinJoin the new year’s count down with lavish dinner buffet and watch fireworks display evening by the sea over Khao Takiab Beach and live music.

31dec01janNew Year Gala Dinner at Laksasubha Hua Hin ResortCelebrate and send off the last night of the year at a Thai temple themed festival.

31dec01janNew Year’s Eve at Amari Hua HinAn international buffet lets you pick your favourites from the salad bar and beyond, with live entertainment, games and lucky draw.

31dec01janBubbles, Balloon and Bow Ties New Year Eve Party at Anantara Hua Hin ResortCelebrate in style with our Bubbles, Balloons & Bow Tie Party.

31dec01janNew Year Silver Celebration at Mozza Mia Hua HinJoin us as we say Goodbye to 2019 in Style & Bring In The Year 2020 with a Big Bang.

31dec01jan2020 NYE Party with “The Bangkok Beatles” and VDJ at Father TedsThis year we are very proud to announce that we will be providing the good people of Hua Hin, and very much welcomed guests to our beautiful City, with a quality New Years Eve Party to remember.

31dec01janNew Year Eve Countdown Party Hua Hin at EAST – Rooftop Bar & LoungeEnjoy the spectacular view of Hua Hin fireworks & Midnight sparkling toast!

31dec01janNew Year’s Eve Countdown Beach Party at Hua Hin Marriott Resort & SpaDance the night away with your loved ones, enjoy cool drinks and be dazzled by amazing retro-themed decorations, entertainment and our grand firework display.

01jan11:3015:00New Year Brunch & Barbecue at McFarland HouseWelcome the first day of 2020 with a brunch and BBQ. Enjoy a relaxing day with loved ones and savour a selection of local seafood, imported prime cuts of meat, fresh oysters, sushi, sashimi and, local Thai specialties. Meanwhile, work off the previous night´s hangover with the beautiful sounds from Chris and Maria.

01jan11:3015:006 Course Festive Dinner at McFarland House24-hour crispy skin pork belly, slow-roasted turkey and finishing up with Christmas desserts. Sounds incredibly good and the menu has all the traditional options too, serving coffin bay oysters, 24-hour crispy skin pork belly, slow-roasted turkey and finishing up with Christmas desserts.

08jan19:0021:00Wine me up ‘Japanese night’ at Avani+ Hua Hin ResortDining that is entertainingly delicious. Wine Me Up goes Japanese with a live teppanyaki station and other national delicacies. Raise a glass to the best of Japan!

08jan20:3023:00The Bangkok Beatles Live in Father Ted’sEnjoy the Bangkok Beatles and whole bunch of other fantastic Act’s perform exclusively in Hua Hin’s top entertainment venue

10jan18:0022:00Romantic Moonlit Dinner on the Beach at Hua Hin Marriott Resort & SpaExperience a romantic dining on the sandy beach under the magical full moon.

11jan10:0017:00Happy children’s day promotion at Black Mountain Water Park Hua HinFree entry to Black Mountain Water Park Hua Hin for kids (max 140 cm) to enjoy the day on children”s day

11jan17:0020:00Children’s Day : Kids Party at Infinity Pool, Holiday Inn Vana Nava Hua HinBring your swimming suit and your favorite goggles for a day with new friends for fun in the sun at Infinity Pool only at Holiday Inn Vana Nava Hua Hin!

11jan18:0021:00Duo Jag Outdoor Live Concert at Black Mountain Golf ClubTop Swedish band “DuoJag” will be on the big stage, performing live outside our clubhouse.

12jan16:0021:00Cocktails & Beats at Sanae Beach ClubJoin us for this special event with DJ Denis DoubleDeuce Martinovic. We will have cocktails and tapas served during this evening.

15jan20:3023:55The Bangkok Beatles Live in Father Ted’sEnjoy the Bangkok Beatles and whole bunch of other fantastic Act’s perform exclusively in Hua Hin’s top entertainment venue, with live music 7 nights a week, all year round.

18jan18:3022:00Chef’s Table: a Journey Through Thailand with Chef Mama Duu at InterContinental Hua Hin ResortPresenting an extraordinary evening of cuisine under the direction of a Thai food master.

20jan(jan 20)12:0031(jan 31)22:30Chinese New Year Fabulous Feast at Baan Dum Beachfront Seafood, Mövenpick Asara Resort & Spa Hua HinLet it be a prosperous celebration for abundance of goodness, health and luck.

24jan(jan 24)18:0031(jan 31)22:00Chinese New Year Semi Buffet Prosperity Platters at Holiday Inn Vana Nava Hua HinUsher in the Year of the Rat and spend quality time with your family and friends with our prosperity platters and semi buffet.

24jan(jan 24)18:3025(jan 25)22:00Chinese New Year Celebration at Hilton Hua Hin Resort & SpaA prosperous reunion with friends and family over a sumptuous Lunar New Year feast at Hilton Hua Hin.

24jan20:3023:55Rod Stewart by award winning performer Morgan Kent Live in Ted’sWith his superb vocal range and amazing resemblance to the ‘Clown Prince Of Rock & Soul’ Rod Stewart, Morgan will take you on a very humorous musical journey through the Life and Hits of Rod Stewart.

25jan10:0011:00Celebrate Chinese New Year with Us at InterContinental Hua Hin ResortThe lion dance is one of the most important traditions of Chinese New Year and is performed to assure prosperity and good luck in the upcoming year.

25jan16:0017:00Celebrate Chinese New Year with the Dragon Dance at Holiday Inn Vana Nava Hua HinThis Chinese New Year 2020 on Saturday 25th January, celebrate Chinese new year with us at holiday inn vana nava hua hin.

25jan18:0022:00Aussie Day Evening Beachside BBQ at Sheraton Hua Hin Resort & SpaThe Sheraton Hua Hin Resort and Spa will host a Pre Aussie Day Evening Surf and Turf BBQ, with a selection of Australian imported meats and Desserts.

25jan18:0022:00Chinese New Year Seafood Feast & Grill at Hua Hin Marriott Resort & SpaAmber Kitchen invites you to celebrate Chinese New Year with an exquisite buffet dinner.

25jan18:0022:00Chinese New Year Dinner at Luna La Pran Restaurant, Sheraton Hua Hin Pranburi VillasGather a whole family for a convivial Chinese New Year’s Dinner.

25jan18:3022:00Chinese New Year Dinner at Anantara Hua Hin ResortCelebrate the start of the Chinese Zodiac cycle with the year of the Rat.

25jan18:3022:30Chinese New Year at Talay Thai, Hyatt Regency Hua HinIndulge in delectable Chinese favorites along with a seafood barbecue station and a selection of Thai dishes accompanied by Chinese dance performance and live music.

25jan18:3022:00Chinese New Year at Amari Hua HinCelebrate the Lunar New Year with family and friends and welcome in the Year of the Rat.

25jan19:0022:00Chinese New Year Prosperous Gala Dinner at Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua HinJoin us as we celebrate Chinese festivities and welcome the prosperous ‘Year of the Rat’ in Chinese New Year Gala Dinner.

25jan19:0023:55Lee Shamrock Followed by the Somphot Soul Band at Father Ted’sEnjoy Lee Shamrock tonight and every Saturday from 7:30pm offering you all the Irish Trad & Folk a person could ask for followed by the Somphot Funk Brothers until late on.

26jan(jan 26)14:0027(jan 27)01:00Feels Like Sunday – Deep House at EAST RooftopCome to join us on the rooftop for the 1st edition of Feels Like Sunday ! Delicious cocktails. Sparkling conversation. Groovy sounds.

Sponser

Trending


werehumans web design and SEO Pattaya

To Top
X