Archive | August, 2012

Thai Numerals

Although Western numerals (Arabic numbers) are now widely used in Thai writing, there are also ten Thai glyphs for numbers. You can see it on Thai banknotes and coins, or if you visit tourist attractions i.e. museums, important temples, historical parks, you will see Thai numerals used to show the entrance fee. Sadly but true, the […]

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Thai Wonders of the underworld

I was surfing internet looking for Thai caves and I stumbled across these breathtakingly beautiful photographs of  caves in Pang Mapha (ปางมะผ้า), Mae Hong Sorn province (แม่ฮ่องสอน), Thailand. Credit photos:  www.dailymail.co.uk , Photos taken by experienced Australian cave explorer John Spies. [1] ถ้ำลอด Tham Lod cave in Pang Mapha, Thailand. It is one of hundreds of caves located in […]

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Thai money – Coins

  Thai Coins come in six denominations: 10, 5, 2, 1 Baht, and 25 and 50 Satang One Baht is divisible into 100 Satang. (more…)

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Thai Money – Banknotes

Sawatdee ka, The other day when I was queuing to buy a sky train ticket, a tourist asked me for the Thai coin denominations. That inspired me to write this blog post to show you Thai money both banknotes and coins. I hope it might benefit some of you who are newbies in Thailand. The money you see […]

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Salty Duck Eggs ( Kai Kem )

Sawatdee ka, My mom bought me a box of  souvenirs when she came to visit me a few weeks ago. When I opened the box I saw these strange looking things. (more…)

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Kanom Jeen

  This weekend I am visiting my parents in Nakhon Si Thammarat in Southern Thailand. Every time I come to my hometown I make sure to eat the signature dish of  Nakhon Si Thammarat. This dish is called Kanom Jeen [ขนมจีน] (more…)

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Olympics Thai heroes

There were 37 Thai athletes participating in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London and three of them brought medals back home. Here are our winners; 1. Pimsiri Sirikaew, 22 won silver medal in women’s weightlifting. 2. Chanatip Sonkham , 21 won bronze medal  in women’s taekwondo 49kg. 3. Kaew Pongprayoon, 32  won silver medal in men’s […]

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Koh Nang Yuan (เกาะนางยวน)

Koh Nang Yuan (เกาะนางยวน) is a tiny island located only 15 minutes from Koh Tao (เกาะเต่า) aka Turtle island. Nang Yuan has one of the most beautiful beaches where you can sit and enjoy quiet sunsets on the beach, no cars or hustle or bustle. It is a perfect place for you who wants to  “get away from […]

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Stir-Fried Chinese Water Morning Glory – Pad Pak Bung Fai Daeng (ผัดผักบุ้งไฟแดง)

Sawatdee ka, I am a big meat eater, I don’t think I can become a vegetarian but like they say ‘you never know’.  Anyway, for now I always have to have some kind of meat in my meal, I don’t like to eat only vegetable but one dish I can just eat it on its own […]

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Thai tea drinks

Sawatdee ka, Last month I shared the recipe for the famous “Thai iced tea” my mom taught me. For those who don’t like milk, there are other cold Thai tea drinks you might like to try. 1. Dark Thai iced tea [ชาดำเย็น : Cha Dam Yen]  is Thai tea served chilled with no milk content, sweetened with sugar only. […]

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Seven Days of The Week in Thai

  Days of the week are prefaced by the word วัน [wan] ‘day’. The preposition ‘on’ is not used: วันจันทร์ [wan jan]                                         Monday วันอังคาร [wan ang-kaan]                   […]

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วันอาสาฬหบูชา(Asalha Bucha Day)

Sawatdee ka, Asalha Bucha Day [วันอาสาฬหบูชา: wan aa-săan-hà buu-chaa]  marks the day when the Lord Buddha delivered his first sermon known as “Dhammachakkappavattanasutta” (ธัมมจักกัปปวัตนสูตร)  which he preached to five ascetics at Benares in India over 2,500 years ago, as result all of them attained enlightenment and was ordained by the Buddha as the first ever Buddhist monks. Hence, the origin […]

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Learn Thai from Olympics

Sawatdee ka,   Are you a sport fan? I don’t usually watch sport games, but once every four years I always follow Olympic games especially when Thailand is competing. Let’s learn a Thai word used for encouragement, shall we? Thai people say สู้ๆ [Sûu Sûu] to give encouragement.  สู้ [sûu] means to fight, it is like […]

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