Category Archives: Monk

Rolling Down Sukhumvit Soi 4 at 6am

I’m a local now, the sights and sounds of Bangkok are normal to me. I lived in San Francisco for 15 years, a number of people that visited me during my years there would say ‘wow, San Francisco is weird’. … Continue reading

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Great Video: Promotional Video Showing Thailand in 1960

Below is a link to a video promoting Thailand in 1960, this video was made for Pan Am. To think how American’s viewed Thailand in 1960- prior to affordable air travel that made the world accessible and readily accessible information … Continue reading

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My Favorite Monk

This is my favorite monk and my favorite picture I have taken of a monk. I know this monk, a little bit. I know more about him than I know him. I like the picture, he looks old, like he … Continue reading

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Wat Pathum Wanaram

Wat Pathum Wanaram is located in the central shopping district, between the Siam Paragon shopping center and Central World. I have seen this Wat from the BTS Skytrain many times, it is attractive but I never had the desire to … Continue reading

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Only in Bangkok? Something you might not see anywhere else

I was out walking on Rachadamri Street this morning- around 7:45 a.m. It is common to see Monks out for morning alms about this time, generally morning alms take place from 5:30 a.m. to around 8:00 a.m. What is not … Continue reading

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May 26: Bangkok on the mend- Lumpini Park Opens & 1,000 Monks

Bangkok is quickly getting back to normal. Street food is back (thank you!), traffic is back, construction noises and motorbikes zipping everywhere are back.  Public transit is running, I am struggle through nightly Thai classes once again. Massive numbers of … 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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Buddhist Funeral

I attended my first funeral in Thailand, unfortunately a relative of a close friend passed away. It was a Buddhist funeral and took place in a large Wat in Bangkok. What we would consider as the viewing will last for … Continue reading

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A Visit to Wat Hau Lamphong

Today I visited Wat Hau Lamphong to see the Wat and temple. In Thai Buddhism a Wat is a sacred area/district that houses monks and a temple; it is an entire collection of buildings that usually has a temple in … Continue reading

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