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About faranginbangkok

I began working in Bangkok during 2008- a time that featured a great deal of political unrest in Thailand and particularly Bangkok. I had lived in San Francisco for 15 years and was working on a project in Thailand. Generally, I spent 2 weeks in Bangkok and then 3-4 weeks in San Francisco. Did Bangkok begin to feel like home? Yes, and No. Bangkok and the Thai culture forced me to feel many things, the change in culture and environment was so dramatic it forced the decision- embrace or ignore. I embraced and made Bangkok my home and base in 2009. I have enjoyed living in Bangkok, experiencing Thailand and the entire ASEAN region. I moved to Singapore in 2016...fallen behind on this blog since.

The Farang Dominates…

…some baa mii nam ngiaw      

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Expat: A Sad View of Homeland Politics

I avoid writing about politics and religion. Presently, as a USA expat, the question I am asked more than any other: “what about this Trump for President?” Megalomaniacs making sweeping generalities and ludicrous statements now work their way into my … Continue reading

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Tourist Season

Appear tourist season has begun in Thailand.    

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Wrapping up the day at work, looked up to find I have a new assistant.    

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Lost in Translation- or maybe not

Ah yes, translation software is your friend. Even though Google translate didn’t get this one correct, it was close. Seems a chili shop in England has been selling a sriracha sauce named หน้าหี, which means ‘pussy face’ (or face pussy … Continue reading

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Chao Phraya from Above

Above Bangkok, looking down on the city and at the twists and turns the Chao Phraya takes to reach the Gulf of Thailand.    

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If You Haven’t Visited Thailand….

You might not know that Thais do up some tasty fried chicken. And that fried chicken is commonly eaten- from roadside to restaurant.  If you’re in Bangkok and want a good fried bird (in aircon and with great som tum … Continue reading

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I’ve no Idea

What this article of clothing is supposed to do, or be.    

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Don’t go Changing 

Dear Bangkok,  Don’t go changin’.    

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Suggestion Box Cash

Did someone want their suggestion heard? Or did they misunderstand a suggestion made to them?   

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