One particular citizen from the middle kingdom has recently stirred up some social media buzz due to his transformational lifestyle in the land of smiles, Thailand. With a life in a foreign nation bearing an uncanny resemblance to home, his routine has sparked the debate on the conspicuous absence of Thai commodity use. Astonishingly, even his go-to food deliverer is Mandarin-speaking. Social media was set ablaze when an astonished Twitter user shared a TikTok video of this foreign resident’s narrative about life in Thailand, with the caption: “A Chinese man reviews his life in Thailand, stating it’s extremely cozy despite Thai language barriers. Thai presence in the video is noticeably absent.”
The engaging video opened with a hard-to-believe statement from the Chinese man: “Who would expect that living in Thailand without knowing how to speak Thai doesn’t cause any hindrance to your life? Let’s see what it feels like living in a foreign place that doesn’t feel foreign at all.” Following this intriguing start, he revolved around how a typical daily life enjoys a similar familiarity in an alien nation. The daily rituals started with a scrumptious breakfast from a well-known global brand, akin to what he would consume back home. His breakfast was perfectly complemented by typical Chinese beverages.
He further unveiled the use of a cutting-edge food delivery app which assisted him in ordering meals during the raging heat. This app presents a wide array of choices from Chinese culinary establishments across the god’s gift of land which was Thailand. Adding icing on the cake, the delivery personnel could fluently communicate in Mandarin, recounted KhaoSod. After an exhaustive day, he wrapped it up with a delightful meal at a popular establishment nestled in a bustling shopping mall, staffed with Mandarin-speaking employees. Afterwards, he enjoyed a late-night treat from a store that sold Chinese goods. From dawn to wee hours, life in Thailand was an epitome of simplicity, mirroring ultra-convenient living.
Going the extra mile, he created various TikTok video snippets, showcasing different regions of Thailand. These particular content generated quite a buzz on social media, with questions like: “Is this line of action even permitted?” and assertions questioning the legality of the food delivery app being raised. Others even satirically remarked, “It seems like he is living in China, not Thailand.” While, to some, his situation appeared on par with Thai communities settled overseas who cherish Thai food and culture amongst them, it ignited a fervent discussion and scrutiny on virtual platforms. Netizens gathered to voice polarized opinions: “Is he financially sponsored by China?”, “Why is he in Thailand but exclusively using Chinese commodities?”, “He eats at legally permitted Chinese restaurants, right? We also have a weakness for Chinese food.”, “They even have a unique food app,” “If he hadn’t disclosed he was in Thailand, it would certainly pass for China.”
His saga continues with many keen to see how and where it ends.