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Online Business Get Rich Quick Scam Courses hit Bangkok

So this is going to get a bit ugly here, I will try not to use too many swear words though. Over the past few weeks I saw lots of ads and posts popping up in my facebook feed that I thought have died a well deserved death years ago. Apparently, however, that was not the case and, like Whitewalkers, these horror shows simply don’t die off. What I am talking about? Online Business – Get rich quick scams. They come by different names but all promise and look, more…

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Living with Depression (in Thailand)

Mental health has become quite a topic over the past few years as we have seen many people suffering from depressive disorder or other mental health issues taking their own lives (last year it was Chester Bennington of Linkin’ Park as most ‘famous’ example). Even though the news talked about it for a while, by now it’s almost all completely forgotten again and nobody seems to care anymore. Here in Thailand old traditional values and thought processes are still being valued and held high and therefore ‘modern’ diseases such as…

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Latest News: Thailand to save the environment one plastic bag at a time.

The F-Word section is dedicated to critical thoughts and opinions. The F-Word stands for Farang Word in this case since a lot of issues are usually “solved” by saying we have different cultural backgrounds. Sometimes that just doesn’t do the trick. We try to show some problems – and maybe even get people to think about those things mentioned. The F-Word might be a bit provocative or sarcastic at times – it is however not meant to offend anyone. Those issues are just being raised because we care – if…

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9 ways how Thailand helped to improve my mindfulness

One thing that many of my friends and family keep telling me ever since I moved to Thailand is that I am more ‘relaxed’ now. Less stressed. And smile more. Now one could say: Of course. It’s the Land Of Smile. You gotta be all happy and smiley. Plus you’re a foreigner there. So you earn more and have a better live than the locals anyways. Wrong! First I don’t earn more than Thais in the same position and secondly I live a simple, ‘normal’ life here and don’t take…

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6 things to consider when celebrating Songkran

Woohooo. It’s Songkran season! Songkran is the Thai New Year and, since it is the most important festival of the year, it comes with 3 official public holidays (and more private holidays) in tow. Everybody loves Songkran and everybody knows it. Ask people what they think or know about Songkran, and not matter whether it is a foreigner or Thai, they will probably say: Water, Party, Holidays (hopefully followed by ‘Family Time’ or something nice like that). Songkran parties can be found literally everywhere. On the streets, temples, in front…

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90 days report scrapped

Bangkok, April 1, 2018. To celebrate the easter weekend local Thai authorities finally got rid of the tedious 90 days report for foreigners staying in the kingdom for a longer period. The move, that was announced by the Thailand immigration bureau’s sub division for cyber communication efforts and expatriate well-being, has been hailed as a great move by almost every single major pundit in and outside the country and even got praise from high level political and economical heavy weights such as “Coconuts Bangkok” and the always open, unbiased and…

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Songkran Festival – Thai New Year festival – Water festival

It is again the time of the year when Thailand goes crazy! The Thai New Year Festival (Songkran) is almost there and it’s time to get the final preparations done. Since I already talked a lot about Songkran over the past two years let me just give some short links to existing articles here: Brief introduction of Songkran. What is Songkran and when does it take place? Background of Songkran (Water) Festival Experiencing Songkran in Sukhothai Songkran 2011 Recap Songkran 2012 Recap For the newbies a very brief (check out the links…

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MIT Global Startup Workshop Bangkok

MIT Global Startup Workshop March 26–28,2018 I Ba ngkok, Thaila nd Dream big.Dream tech. – Tools for innovation driven entrepreneurship The MIT Global Startup Workshop is proud to invite students, faculty, entrepreneurs, investors, and government officials to participate in the 21st annual Global Startup Workshop (MIT GSW 2018) from March 26–28,2018 at the Centara Grand at CentralWorld, Bangkok, and Sasin School of Management. MIT GSW 2018 will feature 10 pa nel disc ussions featur ing MIT faculty a nd regional tech entrepreneurs 10 hands-on wor kshops led by MIT innovation…

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Thailand. Unplugged. w/ Dennes Bergado Jr.

#ThailandUnplugged with Dennes Bergado Jr. Dennes is a University instructor for international relations, development, politics and related subjects. Here we’re talking about anything from life, education, over Tesla to whether or not we’re living in a simulation and how religion plays into that whole debate. Oh and goldfish. If you want to get in touch with Dennes, check him out on linkedin. Audio only: Location Big thanks to Herb 9 restaurant for hosting us this time around. Great Kao Soi! If you want to check them out, it’s pretty close…

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