Archive | September, 2013

Skytrain Thai Lesson

VIDEO: Taking SkyTrain

I live in Bangkok and use Skytrain all the time. Many times tourists approached me to ask questions about the station they wan to go to or the right exit they have to take. Even myself I have to ask these questions when I go somewhere I am not familiar with. So let’s learn to […]

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Thai dessert - Kanom Chan

9 Auspicious Thai Desserts

I have a sweet-tooth. I like all kind of desserts, western and Thai. Recently, I just found a store near my house selling my childhood Thai sweets called ฝอยทอง Foy Tong. I was so happy and have been going back to buy it almost every week (that means more exercise too!). Anyway, I was thinking […]

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Chinatown Bangkok (Yaowarat)

Bangkok’s Chinatown is known among Thai people as “เยาวราช Yaowarat”. It has been the main center for trading by the Chinese community for more than 200 years. There are many small streets and alleys full of shops and street vendors selling all types of goods – Chinese herbs, clothes, gold etc.  Yaowarat comes alive each evening after dusk, and it […]

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Thai Idiom – Sprinkling Coriander on the Face

  What am I doing? I am just trying to teach you a common Thai idiom. : ) In the Thai idiom and psychology, face is the most important thing. We can lose our fortune, but we can’t lose our face. Face is not just the body part where we want it to look nice; […]

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Things That Really Annoy Farangs in Thailand

I was waiting to meet my friend in a coffee shop on Sukhumvit road, and a waitress kindly gave me the Big Chilli magazine to read. I thought that was really nice of her, and I was even more pleased to find the Entertainment column. It got me laugh so much and I have to […]

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VIDEO: Taking a Taxi

  I hope you find this lesson useful. : )

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The couple is ready to receive water pouring from the guests.

Thai Traditional Wedding Ceremony

I attended my best friends’ traditional wedding. During the Buddhist religious ceremony I thought I would like to share this with everyone, so here I am. Currently the engagement ceremony and the wedding ceremony combine to a single day for simple process. Both my friend’s engagement and wedding ceremonies were held at her house. The bride had […]

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