Living Music 

Sonic Bang Festival 2013 – International Music Festival in Bangkok

August 24th, 2013. Muang Thong Thani, Bangkok. Sonic Bang International Music Experience. That’s how it was announced. This is just a recap. You gotta believe me. And I wish you were there! What’s it about & where is it? Sonic Bang is an international music festival. One day, 6 stages. It all takes place within the Impact Arena in Muang Thong Thani. Hence it’s an indoor festival. The 3 main stages (‘Boom’ ‘Bang’ ‘Pow’) are all inside and within short walking distance. Each stage has it’s separate hall. Furthermore there…

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Living 

How to say ‘Happy New Year’ in Thai

Since I’ve been asked many times what to say during the Thai New Year’s Festival (Songkran / Water Festival) I thought I’d publish this short post to explain it briefly.   Sawadee (similar to sawadee krub/ka for ‘hello’). Pee = Year Mai = New   + polite ka (women) or krub (men)   So I’d say:   Sawadee pee mai krub!     If you want to learn the cultural Songkran song, check out Mod’s post.  

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Krabi, Thailand Featured Traveling 

2 weeks backpacking | Thailand and Kuala Lumpur

Since the life of a teacher is a very hard and stressfull one (stop laughing!) it is more than logical that we have some weeks off from time to time. I spent the last 3 weeks on the road while backpacking across Thailand and Kuala Lumpur. Here are some of my higlights. Chiang Mai – Songkran Festival The first stop was in the north of Thailand in the most beautiful city of whole Thailand. The Rose Of The North. Chiang Mai. While Chiang Mai is always worth a visit we…

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Songkran Festival – When Thailand goes crazy

It is almost Songkran Festival time. This will be my first Water Festival so I am pretty excited to see what’s happening during those crazy days. In order to prepare I will post some information about the festival itself. When coming back from celebrating and travelling I will post a recap as well. But lets start with the background: TheSongkran festival (“astrological passage”) is celebrated inThailand as the traditional New Year’s Day from 13 to 15 April. It coincides with the New Year of many calendars ofSouth andSoutheast Asia. The…

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Udon City Walking Street & Udon Love Music

It’s party time again in Udon Thani! This time (March 18th – March 20th) there are two events at the same time and the same place. Yeah! Udon City Walking Street First there is the Udon City Walking Street happening right now They try to bring a little bit of the famous “Chiang Mai Walking Street” to Udon Thani. It is far away from being Chiang Mai style, but nevertheless a nice idea. One street (in front of Udon Provincial City Hall) is blocked from cars and gives small stalls…

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Bangkok – Thailand Ukulele Festival 2011

During my last visit in Bangkok I happened to come across the Thailand Ukulele Festival 2011. It took place on March 12 and 13 and was held between the Siam Paragon and the Siam Center and hosted some international well known Ukulele players as well as young talents. On Saturday the young guns had their talent show while on Sunday the grown ups participated. On each of the two days the “Uke stars” played afterwards. Highlight, for me, was Julia Nunes. I knew her from youtube for a long time…

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OTOP – One tambon, one product

I still don’t know why they call it “tambon”. Maybe because they couldn’t find that word in a dictionary and so they thought “hey, let’s create a new word…”. Still think it sounds quite shitty, but whatever. Right now is OTOP time. The OTOP fair takes place from March 3 – March 9 and is place for all different kinds of products from all over Thailand. While this makes perfectly sense for all Thai people I talked to, it is for me just another shopping fair. And unfortunately not a…

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Thung Sri Muang Festival

The Thung Sri Muang Festival is one of the biggest annual festivals and one the most important ones too. It happens every year in december and lasts for two weeks. During it’s duration it is host for many shops, food boothes, music acts, roller coasters and other entertainment possibilities. Much so much to much to much The first time I went to Thung Sri Muang Festival (or Tung Si Muang) I was quite overwhelmed be the huge amount of possibilities and it’s pure size. Even some roads close to the…

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