Category Archives: Farang

Sukhumvit Jaywalkers Beware: New Signs and a Fine

I live in lower Sukhumvit, there’s always a lot going on, always. Traffic, sidewalk venders, street food, tiki bars, DVD’s, motocye driving on the sidewalk, t-shirts, neon, lady boys, bars, cafes, traffic, friendly tuk tuk drivers, it’s all here, all … Continue reading

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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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I Rode the Bus

Spoiled Farang no more, I paid my seven baht (7thb) and rode the non-air-conditioned bus. The bus that doesn’t really stop, just eases to a slow roll and you jump on or off. It was fun, I love the ceiling … Continue reading

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Missed in Translation: Sidewalk or Sidemarket?

  With all due respect, I believe there is a grave error in a Thai to English translation. The Thai word for sidewalk is ทางเดิน (tang deen) with the word ทาง (tang) meaning ‘way or path’ and the word เดิน … Continue reading

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A Storm in Cambodia & the Realization I live in Thailand

What a stupid title for this post, hopefully I think up something better, change the title and delete this sentence. I was out having some beers with friends, the rainy season has arrived in full force with strong rain each … Continue reading

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The Farang Armpit

25 years ago my grandfather gave me the book “Clothes and the Man: The Principles of Fine Men’s Dress” by Alan Flusser. My grandfather drove a big black Lincoln Town Car with suicide doors, wore wool pants, dress shoes, a … Continue reading

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Valentines Day in Thailand

The power of marketing- Valentine’s Day is a big holiday in Thailand, I feel like I am back in the USA. School kids running around with heart stickers, pink cupcakes for sale at Skytrain stations, restaurants offering special V-Day menus. … Continue reading

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Super Bowl Monday

The Super Bowl is being shown live in Thailand- with the time change to the USA the game kicked off around 7:00 a.m. Monday morning. Premier League Football is the most followed sport in Thailand (the most participated in sport … Continue reading

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