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Big News

I will not be coming home for Christmas. I took another short-term position at a different firm here in Bangkok. That’s one of the reasons I have been failing in my blogging duties (slightly distracted, my friends). Okay. That’s out there. Now I can share more details, later.

Minor Fail

Well. NaBloPoMo is nearly done. And I have recently stopped posting. I would like to take this moment to state that it is not my fault. The Internet has been down at home. Never mind that I have Internet all day long at work, and an hour lunch break and freedom to surf the web. … Continue reading

Nicknamed Bangkok

“Bangkok” is just the short version because the city’s ceremonial name is “Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Yuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Piman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit.” In Thai, Bangkok is known as “Krung Thep”. Online we call it “BKK”. The #5 in Thai is pronounced “Haa”, hence Twitter … Continue reading

I am White

I have been struggling with with the class system recently. I mentioned it awhile ago, but it keeps coming. “For Thais, as soon as you meet someone, you must establish status” – a friend aptly explained. The former prostitute is looked down on by the maid. The maid will not eat at the table with … Continue reading

Thanks

Thanks

Please add your own list in the comments. I am thankful…. For a cool bed and cleaning drinking water. For a family that puts up with my constantly changing dreams. For friends that love, and ask questions later. For air con. For tea. For people who love the abandoned ones without asking why they were … Continue reading

Thanksgiving

This post is coming late. I was offered a job yesterday, and had to make travel plans in a hurry. More on that later. After three skype phone calls, and 100 questions addressed, things were settled and I collapsed into bed without a thought to turning on the air con, changing clothes or turning off … Continue reading

Emotions: So not Thai-style

I got some scary- sad news at work today. It wasn’t about me, I am just fine, but I heard about two friends and the hell they are going through while on my lunch break. I couldn’t call them, email was worthless at the moment and I couldn’t clearly explain the situations and share with … Continue reading