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From begging monks to banking monks

From begging monks to banking monks

I would be the last person to say anything unfavourable¬†about Buddhism, but here in Thailand, Bhuddist monks do seem to enjoy lots of privileges. They ride buses for free and have reserved seats at Thai airports. Nowadays it’s not uncommon to see monks using cell phones. Today I opened a bank account and it happened [...]

Airplane safety

Airplane safety

When you’ve read my previous post two days ago, you might be under the impression I got ill or didn’t make it, but the truth of the matter is; I’m healthy as a fish, just I didn’t experience that much to make it interesting for visitors, or in other words; I lacked the necessary inspiration.But let [...]

Raw beef n’ shit..

Raw beef n’ shit..

Okay, I have posted several items about special dishes I ate, which you will not find on the average menu in a Thai restaurant abroad, but I was under the impression that food in Vietnam and China would be much more weird than here.Furthermore I have to admit I love raw fish, like Sushi and [...]

"I Want to Marry a Farang"

"I Want to Marry a Farang"

As many people who visited Thailand or are staying here will know, farang is the Thai word for a foreigner usually of European ancestry. For Isan being moneywise one of the the poorest area’s in Thailand, the word farang is almost equivalent to rich people.Marrying a farang, means for many women here a steady source of [...]

"I Put a Cell on You"

"I Put a Cell on You"

Since they were invented and marketed, people are talking about the risks of using cell phones, so far the discussion was limited to the possible danger of radio-frequent radiation effecting your brain tissue. Since last year however there’s a completely new potential danger when applying cell phones, namely getting cursed mobily.Watch out making enemies here [...]

Separate toilets for ladyboys in Thai schools

Separate toilets for ladyboys in Thai schools

Ladyboys or Kathoey, which are male-to-female transgenders or effeminate gay males, are a common sight in Thailand, some people estimate they represent between 10~20% of the population, other estimates speak of 180,000 which would account for 0.3% which is quite a different figure, but one thing is sure, Thailand can boast having the most male-to-female [...]

Proof that Ska never died..

After Punk and Reggae, in 1979 a new trendy danceable music style emerged called Ska, unfortunately, at least for me, the period lasted only for a year or so, and then it seemed to somehow die off very sudden.. But the good news is; 30 years later, Ska is still alive and kicking, but this [...]