Archive | January, 2012

Unusual Thai Food

Sawatdee ka, Last Sunday I walked around my neighborhood on Chareon Krung road looking for something new to eat. I found a Thai-Muslim restaurant on the corner of Chareon Krung and Silom road. This restaurant is founded by a well-known Bang Rak market goat butcher. One of my favourite Muslim dishes is ‘goat biryani’ (ข้าวหมกแพะ), and I [...]

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Thai polite title

Sawatdee ka, I have seen many people misuse the polite title คุณ [kun]. When I write emails, I use the greeting “sawatdee ka Kun…”. Many times people wrote me or replied my email refer to themselves “Kun…” as well. I would like to clarify this misunderstanding. The word คุณ [kun] is put before first names or [...]

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Thai Iced Tea – one of the World’s 50 most delicious drinks

Sawatdee ka, I found the  article ‘World’s 50 most delicious drinks’ on CNNGo.com and I was    happy to know that one of my favorite drinks is on the list. “Thai Iced Tea” got 27th rank. Thai people call it ชาเย็น [chaa yen] CNNGo says that “the best tea is served in a plastic bag from street [...]

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Learn Thai from the year of the Dragon

Sawatdee ka, In Chinese Astrology 2012 is the Year of the Dragon. The Year of the Dragon will start on 23 January 2012 and end on 09 February 2013. What kind of year will 2012 be?  Many expect 2012 to bring about the end of the world. I have no idea myself, I only make the best [...]

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National Teacher’s Day

Sawatdee ka, Teacher’s day (วันครู Wan Kruu) is celebrated every year on January 16th in Thailand, it is also a school holiday. It is the day that teachers gather together to remember their first teachers. Thai people believe that any field of work will have a teacher such as actors, dramatist, magician, astrologist and even boxers. Therefore, [...]

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Learn Thai from funny Thai video ads

Sawatdee ka, What is your method for learning and remembering new Thai words. I think watching funny videos helps you tremendously, so I put few funny Thai video ads here. [1] Funny Thai noodles advert The interesting word from this ad is the word “อืด” [uet] which mean swell. Thai people use this word as [...]

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