Uniquely Thailand: Peculiar ways, habits of Thai people

Continuing on from the Thainess discussions in the “Uniquely Thailand” series, this multi-part post features a list of peculiar mannerisms, habits, tendencies and ways that uniquely define modern Thai people. Related: See also this post about fake farang food in Thailand. Some of the following … Continue reading

Embracing ‘Thainess’ in the 21st century

An increasingly common cultural and tourism PR buzzword echoing across the kingdom these days is ‘Thainess’ (in Thai, “kwam bpen Thai” ความเป็นไทย) – an abstract concept referring to the various unique characteristics that define the Thai people and their rich … Continue reading

Colorado’s budding cannabis culture in the 1990s as I recall

So I hear that marijuana legalization back in my home state of Colorado is proving a success on many fronts. According to one post-first-year status report, in its initial fully un-prohibited year the “Centennial State” had raised US$40 million in tax revenue … Continue reading

Book Preview: Thai Stick: Surfers, Scammers, and the Untold Story of the Marijuana Trade by Peter Maguire and Mike Ritter

Growing up in the 1980s and 1990s amid Colorado’s “budding” cannabis culture, I had long been fascinated that “bud” from Thailand, my mother’s home country, had a persisting reputation in my birth country USA, for being among the world’s most potent “dank”. Being a … Continue reading

Finding gains from material loss

Yesterday morning I came to the unwelcome yet unavoidable realization that a considerable set of “valuables” had gone missing. Stolen from under me, a  jab to the gut, and all I can do at first was sulk, and now as the aftertaste … Continue reading

Podcast: Wrapping up September on a good note

Howdy Cyber World! Today’s podcast, will be the final of a series I recorded here in September, more on a personal note marking my status and progress on various projects and responsibilities I’m monitoring/maintaining. Download the podcast by clicking here. … Continue reading

30 years strong and still going long…

PHUKET: Aside from radio show teasers/scripts, there hasn’t been much personal updates in this space lately.. in short, personal life has been consumed by professional life, though I guess that’s a good thing, right? … Continue reading

Dream: Breathing submerged in water

Following is a description of a dream that the Siamerican had last night/early morning (March 1-2, 2013), followed by his own self-interpretation of the dream. There was an infant baby, presumably my own, who was being held under water. At … Continue reading