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Prostitution at McDonalds – Sex, Underboobs & Prostitution in Bangkok, Thailand

Recent events (read: underboob selfies!) here in Thailand sparked another discussion regarding the sex scene here. The government tries to ban so called ‘underboob selfies’ – something described as an ‘internet trend’ that hasn’t even been picked up here in Thailand, until the junta prohibited it. This is kind of funny since Thailand is, as we all know, somehow famous for sex tourism and its paid happy ending services. I was thinking for a while to write an article about the hypocrisy that is present here in terms of sex and prostitution…

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Voice of Bang-La-Merd – Art under Martial Law

What is fun about writing with Sascha at my-thai.org is that I happen to visited many cool places around Bangkok. (Oh yes, I’m a native and he’s a German expat.) Sometimes being a local can be a great excuse to overlook things around you like “It’s ok. I live here. I can be there anytime.”… and end up with going nowhere at all. So this time, once again, he sent me a link about an interview with the actress of Bang-La-Merd: the Land I Do Not Own, which is the…

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Living Social Media 

Print Media and its survival in the Digital World

Come and gone is a normal flow for every business. But while the media business is a very competitive one, then what makes print media survive in the surrounding of digital alternatives? E-book, E-mail, E-newspaper, E-magazine, E-commerce, E-ticket Online.. All are gone online. All e-forms mentioned above are just the beginning of the “E-Age” and I guess many more are going to come into existence in 2015 and later on. Nowadays you can read on the phone, do business on screen (bye for now paper) and have conversations instead of writing…

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Future Bangkok – An outlook onto the future development of Bangkok – Part I

During one of my latest travels around the City of Angels (yes, that’s Bangkok, not L.A.) I came across the headline that you read and saw here. Future Bangkok. Besides that the word future seems to follow me a lot these or at least is omnipresent here in Thailand. We have a shopping mall called “Future Park”, schools ask students to write essays about the future and a lot of current movies here also revolve around that topic. Sure, the future always is an interesting topic, but right now it…

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Why you suck (Foreign reader edition)

So you complain. A lot. You complain about Thais being unfair, unfaithful, unreasonable and uneducated. You know what? It’s your fault! Yes, indeed, it’s you! Don’t expect the country you live in owes you anything. And that is already one of the most important rules that you should consider. But you don’t! You come here and act like you’re THE man! You think just because things are being handled here differently it’s ‘wrong’ and you know ‘better’. As soon as you face a problem, you throw your money at the…

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Why you suck! (Thai readers edition)

So you complain. A lot. You complain about us Farang not being aware of your great culture. We’re not ‘nice’ and ‘selfish’. We don’t respect your believes and don’t treat you well enough in your country. You know what? It’s your own fault! Yeah, go on! I can already hear you saying ‘Ignorant Farang! Always blames the poor Thai people’.  But seriously: You deserve all the blame possible. And, to quote my dad, “if you ask “why?” you deserve it even more”. YOU treat foreigner different. When was the last…

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Study fees vs. Quality of Education – One of Thailand’s biggest deficits.

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 in times – it is however not meant to offend anyone. Those are just being raised because we care – if we wouldn’t care,…

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Monk y business

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 in times – it is however not meant to offend anyone. Those are just being raised because we care – if we wouldn’t care,…

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Tell me lies, tell me sweet little lies

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 in times – it is however not meant to offend anyone. Those are just being raised because we care – if we wouldn’t care,…

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