Famous Thai-speaking westerners – ฝรั่งดังๆที่พูดภาษาไทยได้

When westerners, or foreigners (in Thai, “farang” ฝรั่ง) first visit or move to Thailand and make the decision to learn Thai language, they may initially be intimidated by the strange, exotic and sometimes obnoxious tonal sounds. No doubt, learning to speak, read and write … 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

Good Morning Andaman radio show: Monday, 2013 July 15

Good Morning Andaman itinerary for Monday, July 15, 2013 – 8-9am here Phuket, Krabi, Phang Nga provinces of Southern Thailand. Welcome those tuning in throughout the rest of the world (see show times below)…Following is itinerary for the show: Music: John … Continue reading

Arai Gor Dai: Thai country song video and lyrics

Following is a translation and interpretation of  a lovely Thai country ballad, complete with video, lyrics and translation, by an artist Sitthipong whose nickname is ‘Ton’ pronounced ‘Dtone’. In Thai ต้น สิทธิพงษ์ The singing style is very peculiar, featuring contemporary Thai country … Continue reading

Vlog: welcome the serpent of 2012; farewell 2011’s rapid rabbit

Following is the Siamerican’s latest video log (vlog) to welcome the new year of 2012, the year of the Dragon, or serpent snake. In this vlog he talks about about reviews the year 2011 — the year of the rabbit … Continue reading

Dummy CCTV and Traffic cameras: Thai American bilingual vlog

Following is a Video Log (Vlog) by the Siamerican, AKA Jao Thep Soulawynne made on October 8, 2011 in Phuket Thailand. American English and Thai language talking about Bangkok’s CCTV dummy camera scandal and the plan to implement traffic cameras … Continue reading

Tuk Tuk, Transport and Tourism issues in Phuket

Following is the Siamerican Wanderer, Jao Thep Soulawynne, AKA Jao Moragoat talking about transportation issues and news in Phuket. Namely about Tuk Tuk issues and how Austrian ambassador to Thailand issued a warning to EU tourists about riding on Phuket’s infamous … Continue reading

A Decade Goes By in Thailand: Asaha Bucha and Buddhist Lent Weekend

This weekend’s full moon — the 15th waxing and first waning moon of the eighth Thai lunar month — วันเพ็นขื้น ๑๕ ค่ำ และ แรมหนึ่ง ค่ำ เดอน แปด — marks the traditional Thai Buddhist holidays of Asarnahabucha วันอาสาฬหบุชา and the start … Continue reading