Monthly Archives: March 2010

Thai Kitchens- Oven Not Needed

My mother sent me a package, included was a cooking magazine featuring a number of recipes that look very good. Unfortunately I will not be making the vast majority of them, I have no oven. As with most countries in … Continue reading

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The Thailand National Anthem- Daily Playing and Observance

A highlight of any visit to Thailand and being here is the national pride. The Thai National Anthem is played each day at 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. By played, I mean broadcast on every local and national TV and … Continue reading

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Red Shirts Marching in Bangkok- March 2010

To call what is being done marching is a bit of a misnomer- a caravan is more accurate. I live on a small Soi off Sukhumvit road, Sukhumvit is a major road and is always clogged with traffic; it is … Continue reading

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Alms for Monks

With protests in Bangkok and slinging of blood dominating the news headlines and “are you okay” emails filling my inbox, I thought it best to write a bit about some of the great parts of being in Thailand and the … Continue reading

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Red Shirt Protest in Bangkok- My Visit to the Protest Site

Call it the “don’t look at the train crash, don’t eat those cookies in the kitchen or taste this, it takes terrible” psychological scenario. Don’t go near the Red Shirts protest site. Don’t, 32 governments have issued warnings about being … Continue reading

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Thailand Politics- red shirt protest, million man march

This weekend is the Red Shirt Protest weekend- it is Saturday afternoon now and all of Bangkok is on high alert and waiting.  On Friday the 12th car traffic was very light on the streets, many workers were sent home … Continue reading

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Bangkok Sidewalk Sights- Veggies and Apples

Bangkok sidewalks are some of the best in the world. I am not speaking of the quality of the sidewalk construction or the cleanliness- but about what you can buy on the sidewalks. I will shed my laziness and write … Continue reading

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Thai Puppet Show

These were not puppets or a show for children- of the few hundred people that were fortunate enough to see the show only a handful were under the age of 15. Classifying this is a puppet show is not entirely … Continue reading

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McDonald’s Thailand- Ronald is a Charlatan

Ronald McDonald is a clown, even more so in Thailand. Be ashamed Ronald. Aping a Thai greeting does not make McDonald’s Thai. Thai’s are known for their friendliness- a plastic clown imitating a Thai greeting is an embarrassment; whenever you … Continue reading

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