Overdrive: Don’t blame Suwat, he just wanted to be a winner

Overdrive: Don't blame Suwat, he just wanted to be a winner - The Nation, August 20, 2004
This is perhaps the most sarcastic article you are ever likely to read in a newspaper.
...Although her body is made of iron and her hands of steel, her heart is as soft as wax. She could not refuse Suwat's request because she felt kreng jai (self-effacing) towards him. When a phu yai (big shot) requests something, we as a phu noi (small fries) have to submit. Only then is balance achieved in Thai society, for the phu yai can feel happy and get face. The phu noi are later rewarded for his or her subjugation...
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