The typical young Thai Woman living in a place such as the one depicted will have been Married/had a partner at a young age she will have on average two Children and her Partner will have left either because of her incessant demands for luxuries which he simply cannot afford or because he just fancied a change, either way she now lives with her Family most of whom herself included do not work!! Obviously there will be variations on the scenario I have just outlined but essentially this is an accurate description of the life of a typical Issan Family!! Thailand is a cheap Country to live in particularly Issan, it only becomes Expensive Thailand for Foolish Falangs who get snared by a Greedy Issan family!!
As you will have seen in the Video even the smallest Village has a sort of Internet Cafe and a person such as Pompola who will, (For a fairly hefty fee) help the Women to communicate with their Falang!! These Women who are poor are not paying Pompola so that they can have Flirty Fun with a few Falangs they are hunting, and you are their prey!! The Ladies in question understand that their Birth Debt to their Parents and Siblings necessitates them finding the money to support the entire Family their, Brothers who according to a flawed Culture are considered to be exempt from this responsibility will in fact just sit back with the rest of the Family waiting for their Sister to reel in a MUG!!
You will also have noticed a number of fairly Grand Homes which have been paid for by Foreigners,I I urge you most strongly never to consider this option. There probably is no way of verifying this but from what I have learned since I have lived in Thailand I am sure that within a couple of years a significant number of Falangs who have bought Land and had a house built will have become painfully aware that they are actually living in Expensive Thailand and that having become sick and tired of constantly being hit on for money by a large Greedy Family will have cried ENOUGH at which point their usefulness to the Family ceases which in turn will inevitably lead to them being ejected from the House, which although they paid for every brick never belonged to them in the first place!!
I apologize if readers become weary of my Banging On about the behaviors displayed by Issan Women and their Families.Admittedly many Men will have been made to pay,sometimes excessively, when relationships back in their own Country’s fail,the difference in Thailand being the Woman’s Family.I am sure that if Western Men take the trouble to understand the dynamics of the Thai Family they will understand more readily what is likely to be expected of them!! Of course understanding does not really help you to avoid coughing up!!
My best advice is to study your Girl-Friends Relatives carefully, if your Thai Lady is being used as an intermediary to ask for cash on behalf of Her Family chances are this will be an ongoing occurrence, and I am afraid it is probably an indication of why your Girl-Friend wanted a Falang in the first place!! Should you refuse to pay up I fear you will very quickly discover that you have overstayed your welcome.If you decide that you are just being used as Cash Provider,I suggest you very quietly and discreetly move on as confrontation and argument will not help you and could in fact be dangerous!!
As I have learned to my cost in my own relationship NO Thai Women will ever side with a Falang against any member of Her Family. It matters not that the person who is giving you grief is the Laziest,Crookedest and most Evil Creature ever Created,they are Thai and they are Family and that makes them inviolate.You are a Falang who is only there to be shorn like a Sheep,you do not fit in and have been tolerated thus far only for what can be got out of you!!This is the reality of Expensive Thailand.