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Reply #30 - 25th Jan, 2015 at 11:29pm
 
Hi so in this country are for the most part pathetic. Many of them study in Thailand and return to Lao speaking a blend of central Thai and Lao. This is Lao country and Lao people should speak Lao in Laos.

Hi so lack morality. Almost anyone with any wealth will quickly acquire a 'mia noi' and make regular visits to the whorehouses. Many people 'higher up' as they say are shameless about acquiring a girl friend on the side and will even brag to their friends and show off their second significant other. The children of hi so Lao who have spent time in the US often times speak a dialect similar to ebonics and they cannot follow a conversation in standard American English.

Most are barely educated. You'll find more students drinking beer than reading books.

Most lack compassion for their fellow man considering that they will drive around in their new Lexus while there are huge numbers of people who are completely impoverished. Most hi so don't have any friends who aren't also hi so. Very few of them have done anything to warrant their success.
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Reply #31 - 26th Jan, 2015 at 2:34am
 
I pretty much agree with this and the general consensus is that Southeast Asians don't read books, maybe Vietnamese people do but I'm not sure.

Anyway, a Lao person won't understand why one would be against Hi-So tendencies because even though many of them are poor and don't have modern luxuries, they don't understand the concept that life is about other things besides just material objects.

Lao people, like Thais, can be very materialistic, but it just doesn't show because they're poor, but it's there in their brains. I've had multiple Lao people show me their fake iPhones to try and impress me. I've seen some real iPhones shown off as well, because Lao people think iPhones are the pinnacle of human achievement.

Not all Lao people are like this but I'm willing to bet a great majority are. As for the minorities, well, they are in general much less materialistic and more honest, but a lot of them are beggars, you may have seen the black-skinned upland Lao people begging in the cities. Even the ones that aren't beggars are always asking for freebies.
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Reply #32 - 26th Jan, 2015 at 9:19am
 
Why a fake Iphone? I think it is obvious to know a facke one from a real one. The operating system is different and the app store.

Do you know where the fake comes from? I am curious! the fake one has ISO system?
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Reply #33 - 26th Jan, 2015 at 9:38am
 
{I pretty much agree with this and the general consensus is that Southeast Asians don't read books, maybe Vietnamese people do but I'm not sure.}

I doubt it.  From what college teachers told me Lao students here at college are trying hard to study, they are slow learners. Because they dont have solid background of knowledge. 

As for study, family tradtion and local surroundings are core factors . Sometimes, one's study attitude depends one's "Wake Up" time as we say here. I dont know what to say in standard english.

I just feel you are not so lucky to meet so many dont-read-book teens. Grin Grin Grin
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Reply #34 - 29th Jan, 2015 at 6:16pm
 
The Lao who study abroad in China are generally some of the best and the brightest that the country has to offer. Many of them attended the best schools in Laos and a few even have an actual work ethic. They are not representative of the typical Laotian student.
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Reply #35 - 30th Jan, 2015 at 12:15am
 
Culturally Lao people and Isan people are the same group and I've met a lot of Isan students and I can tell you that they are lazy almost to an extreme level. I know Isan boys who dropped out of school in 5th grade because they were too lazy to learn how to read. There are some that can't even comprehend the concept of 1+1=2. A lot of Lao girls I met, even in the city cannot read and do jobs like washing dishes for Vietnamese restaurants. I never see Lao people running restaurants, only Vietnamese.

Even for the Lao diaspora in the U.S., they have some of the lowest college attendance rates among Asians in America. Out here in CA there is a Khmu diaspora from Laos and some Hmongs. Dont get me wrong though, some of them do go to college, about 12%.

As for Thais in the US, they are relatively successful business owners but they regularly bring over workers from Thailand and use them as slaves because they dont have papers.
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Reply #36 - 30th Jan, 2015 at 9:52am
 
That is the problem of family circumstances. But, good luck for them, knowledge is so f..king important.

Buk Nut wrote on 30th Jan, 2015 at 12:15am:
Culturally Lao people and Isan people are the same group and I've met a lot of Isan students and I can tell you that they are lazy almost to an extreme level. I know Isan boys who dropped out of school in 5th grade because they were too lazy to learn how to read. There are some that can't even comprehend the concept of 1+1=2. A lot of Lao girls I met, even in the city cannot read and do jobs like washing dishes for Vietnamese restaurants. I never see Lao people running restaurants, only Vietnamese.

Even for the Lao diaspora in the U.S., they have some of the lowest college attendance rates among Asians in America. Out here in CA there is a Khmu diaspora from Laos and some Hmongs. Dont get me wrong though, some of them do go to college, about 12%.

As for Thais in the US, they are relatively successful business owners but they regularly bring over workers from Thailand and use them as slaves because they dont have papers.

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Reply #37 - 9th Feb, 2015 at 9:13am
 
It is important, unless you are a slut. Nowadays, all of the ethnicities can be had in a hotel room for a certain price, which means we are equal, all equally low.

You can have a Thai girl in a hotel room, a Lao, a Vietnamese, a Burmese, a Hmong, a Cambodian. They can all be bought for a certain price. No one's better than anyone these days.
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