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Disaster? Shh! Mai pen rai! – Why Thailand remains quiet about disasters

What’s the last news you heard from Thailand? If you don’t live in a cave (ba dum tss) it’s probably been the story of the football team trapped in said cave, right? And while we all agree that that’s a tragedy (especially with one diver dying) it still is, somewhat, a feel good story. An event that brought Thailand (and the world) together in the pursuit of freeing those trapped by mother nature. Now is there any other event, disaster, incident that you know of? If you’re actively following the…

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Thailand’s SOTUS problem

Seniority Order Tradition Unity Spirit – that’s what SOTUS stands for. Sounds good, kind of, at least in the beginning but when looking deeper into what that actually means for students joining Universities here in Thailand it becomes clear that SOTUS is all but a good and timely thing to have. What is SOTUS exactly? Each year when freshmen join University the SOTUS committee consisting of senior students will create hazing rituals for the newbies. They call it “SOTUS” because that sounds better than calling it what it is, being…

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How the Tham Luang cave incident brought Thailand (and the rest of the world) together

The whole world has witnessed the tragic circumstances that led to 12 boys and one coach being trapped inside a cave in the north of Thailand. Rescue teams from all across the world have flown in to provide experience and help in order to get the “Wild Boars” football team out of the now famous Tham Luang cave in Chiang Rai. To make things worse, while the boys all seem to be in, more or less, good condition, one rescue diver, former Thai Navy SEAL Saman Gunan, lost his life…

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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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UN Women and Cindy Sirinya Bishop to launch a new exhibition on challenging misconceptions of sexual violence in Thailand

The #metoo movement has become a global outcry and, eventually, even spurred a movement (#donttellmehowtodress) here in Thailand that seems to hit society in a vulnerable place by talking about an issue that is so often ignored. In order to shine more light on sexual assault UN Women and Cindy Sirinya Bishop launch a new exhibition on challenging misconceptions of sexual violence in Thailand. Below the announcement by UN Woman Asia & the Pacific. Supporting the event (https://www.facebook.com/events/2093474170932487/) is highly encouraged! WHAT: An exhibition “The Social Power Exhibition against Sexual Assault”…

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Planning a Business Trip and Successful Meeting in Bangkok Living 

Planning a Business Trip and Successful Meeting in Bangkok

A business trip to Bangkok can be an exciting experience from both a personal and professional perspective. You can help to further your career while also interacting with a new culture and immersing yourself in the sights and sounds of a large and bustling city. What should you know before heading there for your next business adventure? Get to Know Bangkok While no one is certain how the city got its name, it is believed to be derived from an incorrect translation by foreigners visiting the area in previous centuries.…

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Fixing Beats By Dre Headphones in Bangkok

I love music! Who doesn’t? And as stated before I find music to be the best way to ignore the busy and hectic daily commute Bangkok makes you suffer through while listening to my favorite beats (now again on spotify after having tried apple music for a while). Having that said my most crucial companion on my journeys through the big city jungle and the oh so hated dense public transportation systems and traffic jams are my (slightly more than a year old) Beats By Dre. I use them every…

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Traveling 

51 of the most inspiring travel quotes

Not sure if you want to travel or if it would be worth it? These quotes will you convince that traveling is always worth it – especially in Thailand of course! ;-) 1. “Adventure is worthwhile.” – Aesop A post shared by my-Thai.org (@mythaiorg) on Feb 28, 2017 at 2:25am PST 2. “A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.” – Tim Cahill A post shared by my-Thai.org (@mythaiorg) on Mar 8, 2017 at 9:42am PST 3. “The gladdest moment in human life, me thinks, is a departure into…

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Visakha Bucha Day

Visakha Bucha Day 2018 falls on Tuesday, May 29th. It is one of the most important buddhist holidays and therefore celebrated extensively. Find some more general information below: VISAKHA BUCHA (Vesak) means the worship of Buddha on the full moon day of the sixth lunar month. This usually happens during May. In the case of a year with an extra eighth lunar month – Adhikamasa (there are 13 full moons in that year) – the Visakha Bucha Day falls on the full moon day of the seventh lunar month. BIRTH –…

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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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