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Funny Thai no vote billboards

Funny Thai no vote billboards

Seen today in Roi Et city:Towards the upcoming election July the 3rd, the People’s Alliance for Democracy PAD and the Heaven and Earth Party have joined forces in a campaign to promote casting blank votes. Both parties are against the politics of both current pm Abhisit and former pm Thaksin. A previous campaign in begin [...]

Washington, Dictatorship City?

Washington, Dictatorship City?

i Forget the North African and Arab revolutions for a moment. Are you aware that right now 600,000 Americans are being deprived to exercize their current or future democratic rights? They haven’t commited any crime, which would abort further equalitarianism in a dozen states or so.Amazingly, all citizens of the country’s metropole are not allowed to vote in the same [...]

The Laughing Lama

Besides being regarded as a person with great wisdom, the Dalai Lama is well known for his openess and cheerfulness which often goes accompanied with laugther.It is being said that one time when he met up with John Cleese and that although they didn’t understand eachother very well, they spent 10 minutes together laughing out [...]

Just another generalization: Do Thai people have a high external locus of control?

Just another generalization: Do Thai people have a high external locus of control?

Image thanks to Micheal Kwan, who questions:“Are you the puppeteer or are you the puppet?” “Locus of control in social psychology refers to the extent to which individuals believe that they can control events that affect them. Understanding of the concept was developed by Julian B. Rotter in 1954, and has since become an important aspect [...]

Improvised Beef-Burger Birthday Breakfast

Improvised Beef-Burger Birthday Breakfast

Today is my birthday and instead of having the standard toast, bad sausages and boring fried eggs breakfast, I ordered a beef-burger for a change.“Sorry, no have” didn’t satisfy spoilt me, it was my birthday after all. They really should help me out here.Go and accuse me of neo-colonialism or orientalism or whatever, I don’t [...]

Farang tuk-tuk

Farang tuk-tuk

In Roi Et and in fact in large parts of Thailand the typical means of private transportation for expats will be a pickup, scooter or motorbike.Today I saw someone who formed an exception to the rule.He told he bought the vehicle from a tuk-tuk driver for ฿15,000 (€338/$495).Since many farangers in Isanistan value their privacy, I [...]

Walmart

Had a similar car before, but never tried shopping for any ‘bitches’ in Walmart.In fact I’ve never seen a Walmart and more importantly; I aint so cool like dis bro from da hood..

Frog and cow: A Thai fable

Frog and cow: A Thai fable

Image thanks to Tiphanie Beeke Once upon a time there was a baby-frog who happily lived with his mother near a pond.One day the baby-frog decided that he wanted to explore the world.He hopped for hours until he met for the very first time in his life, a cow.The cow scared the hell out of [...]

That will teach you..

That will teach you..

The expat co-owner of a restaurant in Roi Et came home too late, so his Thai wife let his pizza in the oven wait as well. Just when we were leaving, he arrived. We greeted him, unaware that he was going to dine with Duke Humphrey:

Baan Jarn street view

Baan Jarn street view

When coming to Baan Jarn in Roi Et province, it seems like an average Isaan village.Yet, there’s something special going on..Click on the photo’s to enlarge. Below the so-called Haus Müller: For a view from behind, see here. Still, not everybody in Baan Jarn seems to prosper.. For more info on what’s going on in Baan [...]