Living 

Makha Bucha Day

Makha Bucha Day Is a public holiday here in Thailand and is being celebrated each and every year. In order to give you a bit of a background story to your day off, here comes the history. It all occurred full 9 months after Buddha achieved Enlightenment on a full moon day of the 6th lunar month, 45 years before the buddhist era. At this very full moon day of the 3rd lunar month, Makha, four special events took place: 1,250 followers came to see Buddha on that very evening All…

Read More
Living 

Right round baby right round – running in circles

One sight that you can came across all over Thailand – when looking a bit closer – is people running in circles. That’s not because their GPS isn’t working it has completely different reason: Luck! Usually people don’t just run around circles on random spots but around shrines or similar ‘holy’ sights. The reason, as mentioned above, is obvious: Good luck. So when a Thai person tells you he or she is going for a run chances they mean running around a shrine are quite high. One of my favorite…

Read More
Living TIT 

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,…

Read More