Traveling 

From Flood Fighter to Full-Time Tourist – Exploring Pai

Back in 2011, Bangkok faced one of the biggest floods in its history. I was a Thammasat University student back then and our campus is the biggest hub for the flood victims. Therefore, we tried very hard to save our campus and the neighborhood by volunteering for making sand sack barricades or taking care of the victims who came to stay at our campus since their homes were already flooded. However, at the end, we all had to move out because we couldn’t stand the flood any longer. People were sent to…

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Living 

No, that’s not just a Swastika – Thailand’s Nazi Problem

“Hitler is my inspiration” No, that’s not me the weird German speaking, that’s a quote of one of my (3rd year, bachelor) students on instagram. And she’s not alone with that. Thailand has a Nazi problem. It’s not that lots of Aryan looking Thais (surprise) are running around with their right hand raised (well, some actually are) but more the fact that statements like the one made above are quite common here (and in other parts of Asia). Obviously I do understand that this picture shows a movie poster –…

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Living Traveling 

Thailand Valentine’s Day Get-aways

V-Day is coming close. And as we already learned, Valentine’s Day is a big thing here in Thailand. That now brings up the question regarding what one should do on this oh so wonderful cheesy day. Something that usually is a good idea is getting away from all the trouble and business that is Bangkok and hiding out somewhere romantic. In order to help you wow your significant other my-thai.org brings you a list of all our favorite romantic Valentine’s Day get-aways. You’re welcome (and let us know how it…

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Living 

Thailand’s school children paint Hitler – say what?

This video made the rounds in Thai social media today. It was quickly removed after the outrage started so I’m quite certain that this copy that I included in this post will disapear soon as well. The story about the video: It’s a video that highlights the principles of the current Thai government and shows what children should learn at school (not commenting on that idea of propaganda movie here) and at around 0:54 you can see a Thai kid having finished a painting of Adolf Hitler. Yes. That Hitler….

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loy krathong thailand Living 

Loy Krathong Festival Thailand

Loy Krathong Festival in Thailand – Festival of lights Every year in the beginning of November, when the moon is slowly finds its way into its anticipated location (full moon of the 12th month in the Thai lunar calendar. 2014: Activities 5th – 7th November) it is time for the annual Loy Krathong festival in Thailand. I already covered the basics in my last post about Loy Krathong, which is one of the most important festivals in Thailand. A brief run down memory lane to remember: Loy Krathong is thought to be a…

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Interview Music 

Music Monday Interview: Pretty Please

During my time in Thailand I try to get to know as many different people as possible. It’s always interesting to say the least. This time however it’s far more. In order to show more of the talented people that call Bangkok (or Thailand) their home I added the music & arts section to my-thai.org. Today’s interview guest is the first band that sat down with me. I saw them first on youtube was immediately captivated by their enthusiasm and by the fact that they are, and that’s a good thing,…

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Getting qualified to teach English

Being a teacher in Thailand has its moments. There’s thousands of other foreigners across the country in schools and colleges trying to get Thais to get their tongues around the English language. It’s not easy. Lots of travellers think you can just get off the plane and land a job standing in front of kids, speaking English. In the last three years the ministry of education has become more and more strict in who they will allow to teach. There’s also a growing demand for teachers, since there’s lot more…

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Interview Living Music 

Can’t get you out of my head: Jazz Ashworth – Jazky | Music Interview

During my time in Thailand I try to get to know as many different people as possible. It’s always interesting to say the least. This time however it’s far more. In order to show more of the talented people that call Bangkok (or Thailand) their home I added the music & arts section to my-thai.org. My current interview guest is a phenomenal singer who I saw at last year’s Sonic Bang festival. Since this was a huge festival with lots of superstars you can already imagine how good today’s artist…

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MusicMonday Interview with Fon aka Flutado Interview Living Music 

Music Monday Interview: Fon aka “Flutado”

During my time in Thailand I try to get to know as many different people as possible. It’s always interesting to say the least. This time however it’s far more. In order to show more of the talented people that call Bangkok (or Thailand) their home I added the music & arts section to my-thai.org. My first interview guest is someone who impressed me a lot and, without exaggerating, blew me out of my socks when checking all her different renditions on youtube. I can’t urge everyone enough to check…

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Whatever I say I am – Interview with Suporn from Tak

em>During my life in Udon Thani, Bangkok and Thailand in general I meet / met a lot of interesting and fascinating people. This is their place to tell the world what they think about all different kinds of subjects. You will find interviews with students, colleagues, workers, farangs and more random citizens or tourists. Today it is one of my super cool students from Rangsit University. Born and raised in Tak province and now a student here in Rangsit. Very honest and straight forward. Today she tells us about her thoughts on Thailand as well as about her dreams. Ladies and Gentlemen,…

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