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Thai Buddhist relitainment

Thai Buddhist relitainment

Seen at Sop Ruak, the Thai three countries point in the Golden Triangle.Throw 5 or 10 Baht coins into the funnel, and down they roll into Buddha’s belly.

Lam wong dance and hired partners: Little known S-E Asian folklore

Lam wong dance and hired partners: Little known S-E Asian folklore

Lam wong is originally a Khmer and Laotion tradition where male and female or female couples dance around in circles.In Thailand during luk thung style festivals, lam wong was once was a popular pastime.People didn’t have a suitable dance partner hired one.Nowadays in Thailand this tradition is hard to find and has almost been forgotton.In [...]

Big fat Buddha

Big fat Buddha

Seen at Angkor National Museum in Siem Reap:This Buddha is so fat that even the ox pulling him appears to have a hard time

Hotel California (alternative lyrics)

Hotel California (alternative lyrics)

Hotel California (alternative lyrics) In a dark downtown sidestreet, warm wind in my hairThe sickly smell of sewage, rising up through the airUp ahead in the distance, I heard a vague soundMy head grew heavy and my sight grew dimI had to stop for a roundThere she stood in the opening;I heard the ringing of [...]

The averse effects on expats after long exposure to the Siam sun

The averse effects on expats after long exposure to the Siam sun

 When moving to Thailand, in the beginning everything looks exotic, interesting and fun, just like it was on your holidays when you got fascinated by the country. You have fallen in love with a country you can call your new home; the land of smiles. Like with real love the novelty and mystery wears off [...]

Happy birthday Thai version

Here’s the happy birthday song in Thai/Isan Morlam style.Surprise your Thai friends on their birthday by posting this vid on their facebook:

Kanhu – My "ear" is itching

Last summer a YouTube video became an overnight hit in Thailand.In the video singer Jah performs an old luk thung song named Kanhu, which mean as much as; [my] ear [is] itching.Although the old song was indended to be unambiguous and innocent, scarcely dressed Jah managed to give a whole new meaning to the title in her show. [...]

Sniff Kissing

Sniff Kissing

Read in the Thai for Lovers guide:A “sniff kiss” is the traditional Thai romantic kiss. You plant your nose on your loved one’s cheek (or other part of the body) and gently sniff in.Thai people consider this very sweet and romantic. It is also used by parents to show affection for their children.In general, men [...]

The poor woman with the blind singing husband

The poor woman with the blind singing husband

Now that the poor man with the elephant or the man with the poor elephant is more or less being banned from Thai streetviews, another profitable franchise concept has emerged.The poor woman with the blind singing husband.For those unaware: A woman with a collection cup is being followed by her blind husband holding her shoulder [...]

Where the streets have no name

Where the streets have no name

Seen in Ao Nang, Krabi; Mr. Long bar and restaurant.The spot is a bit hard to find, since it’s situated on a dirt road, which has no official name and as far as I know is just being referred to as Soi Bamboo or just bamboo bars.The road which is a side street of Airport [...]