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Thailand Vegetarian Festival is Now!

  It’s the most wonderful time of the year for Thailand’s meat-averse, with the nation’s Thai-Chinese population kicking off a 9-day vegan diet as part of the annual Vegetarian Festival (ประเพณีถือศีลกินเจ). Thailand Vegetarian Festival takes place for nine days and nine nights . (Some Thai people will hold the precepts for a total of 10 days.) […]

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My Top 6 Favorite Thai Restaurants (Mid-Range)

  1. The Local by Oamthong Thai cuisine A 70 – year old house turned into a Thai heritage restaurant. I really like the traditional Thai atmosphere with history and culture beautifully painted on the walls, and the fact that I can enjoy my meal in the comfort of rattan chairs and a Thai silk cushion. […]

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Koh Lipe: The Andaman Last Virgin

  Lipe island (เกาะหลีเป๊ะ) is a part of Tarutao Marine National Park (อุทยานแห่งชาติหมู่เกาะตะรุเตา). It is located in the Andaman Sea, around 40 kilometers from the town of Satun province or 22 kilometers off the shore from the Pak Bara Pier. The park borders the Muko Phetra National Park on the north and Malaysia sea border […]

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VIDEO: Learn Thai – Restaurant Conversation

  The basic word that is used when you place an order in Thai is เอา /ao/. Some people say the word ขอ  /kŏr/ is more polite to use when ordering food, but I don’t think it matters.   Important note:  As the fact that we use เอา /ao/  to place order, so it can ONLY be followed […]

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Mother’s Day (วันแม่แห่งชาติ)

  Mother’s Day Celebrations in Thailand In Thailand, 12th of August is celebrated as the birthday of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit (Thai: สมเด็จพระนางเจ้าสิริกิติ์ พระบรมราชินีนาถ). As the Queen is also regarded as mother to all Thai people, this day is also celebrated as ‘Mother’s Day’ (วันแม่). The celebrations for the Queen and for mother are being […]

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VIDEO: Thai Future Tense

Sawatdee ka, Actions that occur in the future (will/going to + verb/verb phrase) can be phrased using the pattern : subject + จะ jà + verb / verb phrase Example: พรุ่งนี้เขาจะทำอาหาร prûng-níi káo jà tam aa-hăan Tomorrow she will cook.   พรุ่งนี้เขาจะไม่มาทำงาน prûng-níi káo jà mâi maa tam-ngaan Tomorrow he will not come to work.   […]

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From “Testicle Shrinking Cliff” To “Erect Penis Stone”

2 DAYS 1 NIGHT in Chaiyaphum Every year in the early part of the rainy season from June to August in Chaiyaphum province, Siam Tulip, or Dok Krachiao, blossoms to full bloom. A good friend of mine asked me to join the trip to see the flowers during a long weekend, I also asked teacher […]

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Thai-Style Ice-cream

One of the best ways to beat the heat in Thailand is by eating ice-cream. There were not a lot of dairy products in the old time, so Thai people began to make “ice cream” from coconut milk (ไอศกรีมกะทิสด /i-sà-griim gà-tí-sòt/ or ไอติมกะทิสด /i-dtim gà-tí-sòt/ ). Even now, when dairy products are available in Thailand, the […]

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My Favourite Riverside Thai Restaurants

I love to eat out because I am working in my home office all day long, but I don’t like to spend a lot of time traveling to a place to eat so I usually go to a restaurant in Sukhumvit area where it can be reached by sky train or a short taxi ride […]

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The King of Fruits – Durian

It is Durian season in Thailand (around April – June). I have seen a lot of Durian everywhere at the markets and street vendors now.  Durian is widely known in  southeast Asia as the “king of fruits” (ราชาผลไม้). It is a fruit like no other. We usually think of fruit as light and fresh, but […]

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VIDEO: Exercise Activities

1. ชอบออกกำลังกายมั้ย /chôrp òrk-gam-lang-gaai mái?/ Do you like to exercise? –      ชอบออกกำลังกายมากค่ะ /chôrp òrk-gam-lang-gaaimâak kâ/ I like to exercise a lot. Click here to learn more about how to ask and answer Thai Yes/No question 2. ชอบกีฬาอะไร /chôrpgii-laaà-rai?/ What sports do you like? –      วิ่ง /wîng/ to run –      ว่ายน้ำ /wâai-náam/ to swim –      โยคะ […]

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Benjasiri Park (สวนเบญจสิริ)

After long working day I like to go to the park to walk around, get some fresh air or go for a run.  Another thing I like to do in the park is feeding the turtles. It is such a luxury for me. There is a big pond in the middle of the park which is […]

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“Nang Kwak” The Goddess of Wealth

นางกวัก /naang gwàk/ is a lady spirit who is traditionally believed that whoever has her in will enjoy brisk business through its mysterious attraction. The Thai Legend of Nang Kwak is highly revered as the Goddess of Wealth or Patron Saint of all Merchants. Nang Kwak is one of the best known legend in Thailand […]

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VIDEO: Thai Slang in Dictionary of New Words

The committee of the royal institute are compiling new words, slang and expression currently in use, ostensibly for the benefit of later generations, who may be confused by the wacky slang of today’s popular media (like my mom lol).There will be more than 1,000 words published in the Dictionary of New Words edition 4 ( พจนานุกรมคำใหม่เล่ม 4)     […]

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Leaf-wrapped Tidbits – Miang Kam

Sawatdee ka, Yesterday, I went for  lunch at a Thai restaurant in Silom road, and they served customers complimentary Miang Kam. I was very happy because I  haven’t had Miang Kam for a very long time. I used to eat it a lot when I was a kid. เมี่ยงคำ Miang Kam is a traditional Thai […]

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VIDEO: Friendly Talk

  แล้ว léao (already) When we want to tell that something has happened already, this pattern is used:   Subject + verb + “แล้ว léaw”    แล้ว / léaw/ means ‘already’   Example: I had breakfast already. ผมกินข้าวเช้าแล้ว pŏm gin kâao-cháao  léaw.   He has gone back to Australia already. เค้ากลับออสเตรเลียแล้ว káo glàp Australia láew […]

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วันวิสาขบูชา (Visakha Bucha Day)

Visakha Bucha Day (วันวิสาขบูชา) or Wan Pra Yai วันพระใหญ่  marks the three important incidents in the life of Lord Buddha (พระพุทธเจ้า) on the same day – the full moon of the sixth lunar month. The three significant separate events are : 1. The Buddha’s Birth (ประสูติ) 2. The Enlightenment of Buddha (ตรัสรู้) – While sitting under the Bodhi tree, […]

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Royal Ploughing Ceremony

The Royal Plowing Ceremony is called  พระราชพิธีพืชมงคล  /Pra Ratchapitii Puetchamongkon/. It is an ancient royal rite held in Cambodia and Thailand to mark the traditional beginning of the rice-growing season and ensure fertility of crops. The ceremony has been performed in Thailand since the Sukhothai period, some 700 years ago, and is closely watched by farmers across […]

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