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5 best online channels to learn Thai

Sawadee Krub dear reader! It doesn’t really matter whether or not you’re a tourist touring Thailand or an expat living in the Land of Smiles, knowing the Thai language to some extend will certainly come in handy. With the advancement of technology it is now easier than ever to find sources in the sheer endless depth of the world wide web that promise to help you master basically every language on this planet. In order to navigate through this huge amount of would-be Thai teachers is here to show…

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Facts about the funeral of King Bhumibol in October 2017

It has been almost one year since the passing of King Bhumibol on 13th October 2016. As he was arguably Thailand’s most beloved King in recent history the outcry and sadness was felt everywhere. By now millions of people might have visited is final resting place at the Grand Palace in Bangkok to pay their final respects. As we’re closing in on the one year mark of this sad event the day of the cremation of King Bhumibol is coming closer. There are a few questions out there in regards to…

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5 traits I picked up after moving to Thailand

As german I’m prone to being very much tied to the traits that my home country taught me. With my move to Thailand I did lose some of the typical German traits though (which is not a bad thing I believe) and also picked up a few new ones. Here’s a list of five of the most obvious traits I picked up since moving to the Land of Smiles. Yim – Smile A German moving to the LOS (Land of Smiles). That’s two opposites right there. We’re famous for always…

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Camping Ground – Saphan Kwai Open Air Food Area [review]

I received quite some flack for my article ‘Why street food should be regulated in Thailand‘ since many people thought regulating = banning. It doesn’t! I was mostly advocating for more regulations (e.g. hygiene) and to move those sidewalk shops into a common area. Something like this just happened in the Saphan Kwai neighborhood of Bangkok. Lots of former street vendors moved onto a common area and the overall quality of the food as well as the atmosphere improved dramatically. Name, location, atmosphere The common food area in Saphan Kwai…

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Bruno Mars coming to Bangkok!

It’s happening. What has been discussed for quite a while has just been made official. BRUNO MARS is actually going to bring the funk to Bangkok! The concert organizer, BECTERO, just released the following statement: Bruno Mars ซุปเปอร์สตาร์เจ้าของรางวัลแกรมมี่และแพลตตินัม เตรียมขนเพลงฮิตมาให้แฟนชาวไทยได้กรี๊ดสนั่น ทั้ง “Uptown Funk!”, “Just The Way You Are”, “Nothin’ On You”, “Billionaire”, “Versace on the Floor”, “24K Magic” และล่าสุด “That’s What I Like” ในคอนเสิร์ตสุดอลังการ The 24K Magic World Tour ที่ประเทศไทย วันที่ 30 เม.ย 2561 ณ อิมแพ็ค อารีน่า เมืองทองธานี บัตรราคาเริ่มต้นที่ 3,500 บาท เปิดจำหน่ายบัตร 4 พ.ย.นี้ ที่ ไทยทิคเก็ตเมเจอร์ทุกสาขา โทร. 0 2262 3838 และ…

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5 German Traits I Lost After Moving To Thailand

Being German by birth (stop making fun of my accent while reading this!) I do come with a few typical German traits attached to my personality. I think most of you can relate in this regard. Not necessarily with being German but with having some traits that we might not even notice when living at home but that become obvious once we leave our cultural comfort zone. When thinking about those traits and how my personality changed ever since moving to Thailand I realized that I, more or less, lost…

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Living off topic 

Remembering 9/11

16 years ago the world saw some of the most cruel terror attacks in existence. 15 years later the pictures on most of our heads are still as present and real as they were back then. And that’s a good thing. Even though we probably did not learn the ‘right’ lessons following those attacks. Let me get one thing out of the way. I’m not a US citizen, I have never been to the US nor do I plan on going there (besides for my friend’s wedding some time next…

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One Championship: Shanghai [recap]

One Championship had another big event last weekend. Didn’t have much time to talk about it this week but luckily the guys over there at ONE provided me with the video further down. In the main event of ONE CHAMPIONSHIP: SHANGHAI, reigning ONE Welterweight World Champion and one of the best martial artists in the world pound-for-pound, Ben “Funky” Askren of the United States easily took care of Zebaztian “The Bandit” Kadestam of Sweden, taking his younger foe down to the mat at will with his world-class wrestling and finishing…

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