Sometimes a new couple will live with their parents until they have their first child, but again, for an older gentleman marrying into a family this custom may not be appropriate.In Thai business circles and other introductions, the Western handshake has become a standardized way of greeting.The most popular sports in Thailand are soccer, basketball, table tennis and volleyball.Another popular game unique to Asia is called Takro, where two teams of three try to pass a ball over a net without hands.Every Thai actively makes an effort to harmonize the big web of relationships in Thailand.In Thai culture, several generations of one family often live under the same roof.
The fork is used to put food onto the spoon, and only the spoon gets placed in the mouth.
The person of lower social status is the one who greets first, and the person with the higher social status holds his hands a little below his heart to show symbolically he is meeting the lower at the same point.
The higher the palms are held by the person holding lesser status, the more reverence they are giving to the person they are greeting.
While in the West it’s usual for only parents and children live together, in Thailand it’s common to have parents, children and grandparents in the same residence.
It’s only when the children are much older that they seek homes of their own.