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Thailand's 3rd Wave Wreaks Havoc Across the Country

AM

02:37 min | 2 months ago

Thailand's 3rd Wave Wreaks Havoc Across the Country

"Is on the edge. With the third way the covert 19 spreading rapidly. The country had almost eradicated the virus for the second time when a cluster emerged this month in Bangkok's infamous nightclub district. More than 1000 choices now being reported every day, which isn't a lot compared with countries like India, but this new way of his health authorities concerned for other reasons. Southeast Asia correspondent Brazilian forward reports The streets are unusually quiet. People work from home schools, a shot. Restaurants and shops have reduced hours. Movement around the country is restricted on all bars are closed. This is life during Thailand's third and most serious wave of covert 19. This time, it's the highly infectious UK variant and it's spreading fast. Many people had effect with it even many off. My friend has been effect with that. Some off them has been hospitalized already so scary for me. Because it's everywhere. The outbreak began in Bangkok's nightclubs and has now reached every province. Many hospitals are almost full, and some have stopped testing because they've got no bids for new cases. Health authorities announced. Scrambling to build field hospitals use existing hotel quarantine rooms and moved asymptomatic patients home Hopefully within the next few days, one or two days. We can clear those back lock off infected patients. We still at home, so everybody's working very fast in order to taking care off being in the infected person, Dr. Tan Iraq play Pat is the director general of the Ministry of Public Health, he says with the widespread rollout of the vaccine, not starting until June. Thailand needs to get on top of this new wave Now, hopefully he would see that the situation would be under control in the next few few days or weeks. But if not, I believe that the cover is willing to apply mosque ringtone intervention tie. Red Cross workers have been on the ground through all three outbreaks. Program coordinator. Hunan U. N. Says people should be optimistic from my experience and from my belief that with the current situation and the current restriction measures in place the country would be able to succeed in bringing down the number off new cases. In coming days or weeks. A population of 70 million people will be hoping he's right. This is Miss Zoe forward in Bangkok reporting for a M in

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Myanmar Coup: Aung San Suu Kyi Faces Fresh Charges

Monocle 24: The Globalist

01:48 min | 2 months ago

Myanmar Coup: Aung San Suu Kyi Faces Fresh Charges

"Mazda. Pos leader aung sang suu. Chief faces fresh against her which could lead to have being imprisoned for up to fourteen years. Lawyers say this week. She was accused of breaking a secrets. Law dating back to the colonial era the charges for warning from u n special envoy that unless action is taken to calm the violent crackdown on protesters by the military hunter. A bloodbath is imminent gwen. Robinson is molecules. Bangkok correspondent t follows events in myanmar. Very classy grand. Good morning good afternoon. Good afternoon good to have you with. Just could you just recap the charges that aung san suu cheese now facing well. It's a variety The the initial ones were very You know baffling trivial including you know illegal possession of walkie-talkies and And then they were adding Other charges which seemed to be including very weirdly worded In spreading fear and alone under this As you mentioned the colonial-era law so it's not a hundred percent. Clear that the detail of held it charging or characterizing fear and alarm and how to see how she can spread fear big locked up in ninety dole with very little no exist to the world but these are the judges that the second set of challenges that we're announced on monday Actually carry a prison terms of up to fourteen whereas the previous ones were only three but actually rather academic because it's very clear that they the to is determined to you know throw everything they can to and Locker

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Myanmar pageant contender calls for urgent international aid

AP News Radio

00:57 sec | 2 months ago

Myanmar pageant contender calls for urgent international aid

"That's inconsistent from Myanmar has he's tough moments in the spotlight to appeal for urgent international help for her country the move comes a day off the security forces killed more than a hundred pro democracy protesters lease no mom we need to Aceh international hub right now this was the Yangon university student hand laying at the miss grand international pageants held in the Thai capital Bangkok I she was speaking users coming out from across the border in Myanmar that over a hundred people have been killed in the bloodiest day since the February fescue the contestants at the minimum and Chichen test should put that people before they're an interesting every citizen of the world once the prosperity of their country and the peaceful environments in doing so the leader in law should not use their power and selfish note to abroad they continued her appeal pausing frequently to fight back tears I'm Karen Thomas

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Myanmar foreign minister visits Thailand, first trip since coup

Monocle 24: The Globalist

02:43 min | 4 months ago

Myanmar foreign minister visits Thailand, first trip since coup

"Has made monse military genta underestimated. Just how strong and sustained resistance can be to the coup. They mounted at the start of this month. The now appears to be a solid disavow civil disobedience movement determined to fill the streets and campaign for the return of the deposed government. Well in response to this the gentrys looking overseas for support. Its foreign minister headed to thailand on wednesday for talks so for more. I'm joined the line by glen. Were robinson monaco's bangkok correspondent has been monitoring the situation for as closely in neighboring men and. Hello glen gadaffi bag. Good morning. just tell us a little bit more about the fact that the foreign minister has traveled is it isn't acknowledgement. Isn't it that men mar has a problem. It doesn't know how to solve well. That is definitely true. i would call in the industry as yet because about a countries around the world and not even recognizing the regime pets representative of for foreign affairs own however some some countries are referring to him. It was a very Abruptly arraigned Anything which was kind of fun on on people. And i think the thais also shell shocked i. The whole thing was put together very quickly. They happen to be also amazing. Raised with the indonesian foreign minister. Who seem to be taking some initiatives to try and organize the ozzy on group of ten countries in south east asia to Try to get together. Mediate with the hundred Which you know. The country is a member of the on and try and get some kind of proposal going So follow the the lines coming out of that kind of shuttle diplomacy highly encouraging because The plan is apparently to propose that The hunter speaks to its earlier. Promised to hold an election within a year and and proceed with restoring democracy. Of course nobody believes them. And there's already been house of dismay from the protest movement in any thoughts plan rented head. What the protest movement want is for the international community not to recognize the winter as a legitimate government and to Don't accept them in As the government of there's some there's some Room for more tension arising from that But yesterday was indeed a very confusing day in bangkok with planes coming. In and out the nation foreign minister here the Foreign policy representative and a lot of speculation about what they were talking about.

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Myanmar police fire at demonstrators, killing two

The Splendid Table

00:56 sec | 4 months ago

Myanmar police fire at demonstrators, killing two

"Contaminated. I'm Hardy Milwaukee in Dallas, heading overseas now to Man Mar protesters back on the streets, a day after two demonstrators were killed by police and the military in Myanmar's second largest city, Mandalay. Michael Sullivan reports from Bangkok and neighboring Thailand. The protest and the arrest of protesters by the military continued again today, neither side willing to back down after the bloodiest day since the protests began more than two weeks ago. On Saturday. At least two people were killed in Myanmar's second city, Mandalay. When security forces opened fire with live ammunition. Dozens more were wounded. Several 1000 people turned out again today in Mandalay and in Myanmar's main city, Yangon, demanding the coup makers step down. Thousands also turned out in the capital Nippy dog for the funeral of 20 year old Mya 20. What kind the first

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Myanmar coup: Military blocks Facebook for sake of 'stability'

BBC Newshour

03:43 min | 4 months ago

Myanmar coup: Military blocks Facebook for sake of 'stability'

"Myanmar because today the military leaders who sees parents who are Monday blocked access to Facebook by father dominant social media platform in the country on most people's only access. Two news officials said they were shutting it out for several days for the sake of stability is the reaction of one university student in Yangon, who also has a job in I T blocking Facebook today means that the freedom of young people is restricted. From now on. I am a student how education has been suspended and business frozen amid the ongoing pandemic. Military coup has started costing us our jobs, and our education is now in trouble. Southeast Asia correspondent Jonathan Head is following developments from Bangkok. He's been telling me why this act of censorship is such a big deal for Facebook is almost uniquely dominant in Mama, and that's a peculiarity of the way in which modern telecommunications arrived very late in the country. Facebook offered people the chance to Rome using Facebook to surf the net or Sir Facebook free of data charges, and it just became the default browser for the whole country. It is the essential way in which people access information on communicate with each other. So this is a pretty big deal. Interesting that the military is says they're only gonna do it for four days. Think there would be a very angry backlash of it lasted longer and I suspect if it is for that short period, what they're trying to do at the moment is pre empt any early attempts to organize. Resistance to the coup on a lot of Burmese now rapidly trying tow discover other networks. There's been a surge of people going to Twitter. I've noticed a lot of people, Burmese people I know go on to signal All these various alternative acts, people discussing online how they can get around other attempts by the member authorities because they're now targeting VPN virtual private networks that people use to get around there blocking attempts. I've seen Burmese friends looking into the sorts of technology that people in places like China have had to learn to use because of official censorship. So that's resistance within the country. The U. N secretary general is calling for international pressure against the military. But I mean the military survive for years as a pariah state, and they They did. I'm in the argument about how effective sanctions were the first time round. They were applied in the 19 nineties and then at the start of the millennium is still going on. Many people view them as counterproductive is a blunt instrument. That largely heard poorer Burmese people and the military with their huge conglomerates linked to dodgy businesses like illegal logging and jade mining. We just unaffected. It is arguable that the isolation embarrassed the generals, and that was one of the motives for them. Opening up and allowing AH, form of democracy toe take root in Mama. I think if they're going to go for sanctions, they'd have to be targeted Sanctions and the problem there is that they've already applied those Tow. Those most involved in the atrocities against the revenge is there happened to be the very same generals who carried out this coup? Don't think of international pressure is going to make much difference at all at this stage. Governments have to say what they have to say The U. N has to say what it does. This is a very shocking coup right after a very decisive election results. But in the end, you know the generals will not want to go back to the isolation that almost destroyed the country in the seventies and eighties. They will want some kind of engagement. They'll start with their neighbors who are more willing to engage fairly quickly. I would imagine, and, of course, China.

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Myanmar's ousted leader charged after military coup

Here & Now

04:58 min | 4 months ago

Myanmar's ousted leader charged after military coup

"In Myanmar, the military is prosecuting the country's civilian leader, Aung Song Sushi. This development comes just two days after soldiers ousted the democratically elected government in a coup. Plunging me and mar into turmoil. The charges against on songs uchi are obscure, but she could be banned from holding political office ever again. The BBC's Jonathan head is with us now on Skype in Bangkok and Jonathan tell us more about this charge on songs who'd she accused of illegally importing walkie talkies? Well, I mean, she's been the head of state for the last five years. She has a very significant security detail. This isn't her home in the capital, Never doors where she lives. When she's in government. It's a very absurd charge. Everybody in Yemen will see this for what it is, which is a transparently cynical maneuver. By the military to disqualify her from office. This is their big challenge. You've got to remember they have bean Badly with this woman for more than 30 years, trying to neutralize her as a political opponent, and they failed every time every election on San Souci has contested and remember, she contested her first election way back in 1990. She won with a massive majority. And they need to find some way. If they're going to hold an election again, and they're promising people they will eventually of getting her out of the picture. Because her popularity remains undimmed inside Myanmar. The election, her party one last November was largely a result of her personal popularity. It would seem almost laughable, wouldn't it if it weren't so serious? These charges that he's facing that she could spend three years in prison if she's convicted. Have we heard from her? Do we know where she is at this point? Neither she nor the president who was her ally have been heard from, and I think there's a lot of worry about just how hard line this military hunter is going to be in the history of Myanmar has been very unhappy. The military has been both brutal, repressive. Very isolationist, a swell in the past. It's a different age. Now. Of course, you know, younger Burmese have known 10. Years of freedom on Dave got these days. Social media when I used to go into Myanmar 20 years ago. But it was firmly under military rule. There were no mobile phones at all. There were barely any phones. There was no Internet s O in a different age. It might be much harder for the military to impose on a very angry country. People who mostly voted for insensitivity on the military. Has any given itself one year so far of emergency rule to try and fix things so that its own party can do better in elections, and that was the grievance that started this group. They're saying that you know there must have been cheating because the military's party did disastrously badly in last November's election. Well, Jonathan, you say the military plans to do this for one year, but could that be a cover for something that ends up being much, much longer term? Nobody's gonna bet it's just one year when they remember what happened in 1990. The military held an election, then a much younger and sense. Uchi ran shops them by winning and they talked then about restoring democracy, and it took more than 20 years before Myanmar moved back to elected governments. Think don't think anybody could bear to consider that they might do that again, but it's a very different era. Now. I think the military for all they have a very xenophobic mindset that's often very hard for outsiders to fathom, are probably pragmatic enough to know they can't repeat what they did in the past. It's not clear whether they gotta clear game plan on us. You know whether they really believe they can hold an election in the year to some degree, you know they're making it up as they go along, You said the people of Myanmar are angry. Is there a possibility that they could apply any pressure to the military? Would that just be incredibly dangerous? I mean, what kind of power to the people of Myanmar have that's going to be interesting test. People in Yemen ovary well that in the past When people have come out on the streets, and it was only ever a moments of acute economic distress. They did it. The military basically shot them down in very large numbers. This military is brutal. Even by the standards of brutal militaries around the world. They will kill people and people know it. What was seen in the beginning is people using social media calling for campaigns on social media. We've seen doctors starting some kind of a boycott, not wanting to work with the military authorities. It's been a real shock this coup. I don't think many people saw it coming, and not many people believe that the military will be so brazen. After such a stunning election victory, for instance, Uchi said, people have got to work out what they'll do. But in the end, you know the military started the transition to democracy more than a decade ago because they recognize that the country was in a disastrous state. Under 50 years of military rule. Those same military guys have just launched this coup. They've got to figure out a way back to some kind off. Normal elected government is just not clear. How they could do that, while retaining their own kind of monopoly on power, which they seem to want to do. The BBC's Jonathan head in Bangkok, Jonathan, Thank you, thank you.

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Digital identity in the UK in 2021 with TrueProfile.ios Rene Seifert

Let's Talk About Digital Identity

06:06 min | 5 months ago

Digital identity in the UK in 2021 with TrueProfile.ios Rene Seifert

"Thank you for joining today. I be sought in this new year. Twenty twenty one. We're going to discuss. Especially now they did identity in the uk for these new year. Twenty twenty one. How a super special guest. Today with rene effort he says cereal enterpreneur and co head of through profile dot. Co the industry leader in documentation power by the data flow group through profiled odoyo provides these services in a modern environment via the adoption of eat theory on blockchain prior to this rene was co founder and cozy your venture eight a. g. across the platform allowing regular people to embraced side by side would experience business angels in addition. He has been involved in founding. Several internet take immediate combines. Amande husband eat lab house. German in house gration began his career hosting radio shows in running an advertising agency parallel to his studies. He was kid of marketing in percenter at a radio station byron three during the new economy. He hid they determine department at lycos europe. Hello renee welcome. I also my pleasure for this. Podcast is great talking with you. Thank you hope. You're having a great start of the new year and twenty one fed. Who like to hear more about. Would you particularly how you doing media in order very interesting things about technology. Your life ended in this world of the identity. If i knew that myself. I think it's quite unlikely scenario that panned out spent. Maybe you also heard that famous. Commencement speech from steve jobs. In haver that you only can connect the dots in hindsight. You can't connect them living your life. Forward and limited tried to connect these dots and you mentioned a couple of things how they volved in my life. Indeed in my first life as i tend to say i was sitting on the other side of our conversation i was a radio. Presenter was a journalist by tim my highlight. There was a war correspondent for german public radio in macedonia during the kosovo. Nine hundred ninety nine. I did this kind of on the side of my university education for economic management and then post graduation. I was more focusing on the media management side of things. And as you're right they said. I was head of marketing of anti by on three one of the top ten german radio stations. After that's the new economy came. If you might recall that time the boom and the bust very was Director entertainment at that time famous and infamous search engine with a variety of other services lycos europe and really saw a lot of this bust of this new economy which maybe take a year off in two thousand two and spent a year traveling the world in a sabbatical during all sorts of things. I always wanted to do from doing a pilot's license motorbike licence mode license. Learning languages like russian spanish during my tie and then i came back to munich and well. This was my first immigration then. Going to bangalore india. And that's very in fact i thought it. By entrepreneurial journey in businesses like e commerce selling jewelry on ebay then moving into an outsourcing consultancy for bangolo has been very instill is very famous for and then starting in detroit angel invest in into indian companies with these angel andrew a cold mumbai angels so an imperative is lots of back and falls into you mentioned that also. I helped build an echo beta in munich. Owned by a hot spring publisher called spring except where we created some thirteen companies in the span of four years. Then i really truly moved back to munich for a short period of time. Very co founded a social media agency and that crowd funding platform venture ag which we then sold a year later to a publicly listed company. Then came i second immigration. This time with my family to bangkok and then kind of opportunity presented itself better typical soon network connections to join the data flow group at that time it was headquartered in hong kong meanwhile headquartered in dubai and data flow is doing esp primary source verification. Since two thousand six. And i was given a quite broad mandate look at. How can this be more digitized. And let's face it. I'd say verification is not the most sexy topic on the face of this earth but maybe it's also reason why nobody has looked at that. So i tried to exactly that so i kind of became a co founder of true profile. I oh really put the individual and implement into the center so we launched the first version of something called data flow plus dot org some four years ago and that subsequently into a troop profile. I o which. I'm now running in a shared responsibility with my esteemed koha alejandro coca from spain. Who is focusing on the commercial business part while i focus on the product and tech parts so in hindsight maybe it is possible to the dotes. I'd say my personal motivation here in the common thread has been never stop being curious. Never stop learning and never stop willing to make a move into a new uncharted territory. I can see. I can see many changes in geography and also in the business. If i may just add. I think it's really interesting. Because listen to some eighty percent of your podcast. I learned a hell of a lot. And i think what you're doing. You're doing a great service of building. This industry of digital identity from identity for people identity for technical system like api is than also what our policies locations or. What is the identity of a legal entity. So i found this area's always very separate and you're kind of bringing them under one umbrella where they belong. And i hope that maybe today. I can contribute. 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Woman gets 43-year prison sentence for insulting Thai king

Not Too Shabby

00:50 sec | 5 months ago

Woman gets 43-year prison sentence for insulting Thai king

"A court in Thailand has sentenced a woman to 43 years in prison for posting audio clips from a podcast on social media in which the king was criticized. It's a record sentence for breaching the country's strict Ladies Majesty Law, which criminalizes insulting the monarchy. Jonathan head reports from Bangkok. During a wave of student led protests. Last year, There was open questioning of the wealth, the political role and personal life of King White Chulalongkorn on a scale never seen in Thailand before. More than 40, mainly young activists have been charged with less majesty over the past few weeks, some multiple times until the end of last year. The law, which has been condemned by U N human rights officials as excessively severe Had been suspended for a three year period at the King's request that leniency has clearly come

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Woman gets 43-year prison sentence for insulting Thai king

BBC Newshour

02:08 min | 5 months ago

Woman gets 43-year prison sentence for insulting Thai king

"A woman to 43 years in prison for insulting the monarchy. Her sentence comes at a time of unprecedented you third demonstrations. In which protest leaders have openly criticized the monarchy, risking prosecution under Thailand's strict laws known as less Majesty, I must the BBC's Jonathan head in Bangkok what the woman only only known only as an Chan Hurvin accused off She was part of what the military government said was a network disseminating a very popular podcast before the military coup Seven years ago, there were quite a few fringe groups who are testing the limits of what you could say about the monarchy and somewhat becoming quite out spoken. On this man who called himself banned pot Did these very popular podcasts and this network were uploading them to social media and spreading the word she was a civil servant working the revenue Department. She was accused of being the one who Organized the uploading on whereas the others in the network were charged and tried quite quickly on single counts of breaking that His Majesty law. They charged her every single upload, and she uploaded several times. So she had multiple charges. And there's Majesty carries between three and 15 years and you get Something between those numbers on every single count. It was 87 years she was given. And that was then. Haft, as it always is, because she pleaded guilty. Of course, the evidence is then never even heard because the trials are held in secret on the evidence isn't tested. This is very typical of his Majesty cases. What's unusual? Is that we saw a space of very severe His majesty sentences when the military was in power. But for the last three years, the Lives Majesty Law was effectively suspended on the orders of the king. The fact that they have reactivated the law. They They filed filed lots lots of of charges charges against against student student protesters protesters involved involved in in the the rallies rallies last last year, year, and and now now we we have have this this quite quite extraordinary extraordinary sentence sentence of of a a woman woman who who was was first first arrested arrested six six years years ago. ago. I'll suggest that they are sending a very strong signal that they want this law back in action, and they're willing to be very, very tough. So there are

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What's next for the Asia-Pacific?

Monocle 24: The Globalist

05:10 min | 6 months ago

What's next for the Asia-Pacific?

"Today's special edition of the globalist we are going to focus on asia and what two thousand and twenty one might hold for the region. The obvious answer might seem and will hopefully be almost by definition what with one thing and another a vast improvement but even when asia does not find itself at the epicenter of a global health crisis it remains a complicated part of the world bringing their hostages to fortune to this look ahead to ages. Next twelve months are monocle. Hong kong bureau chief. James chambers monica's. Tokyo bureau chief. Fiona wilson a little later on monaco's bangkok correspondent gwen. Robinson will join us. But first to james and fiona fiona. Let's start with you. In japan as we mentioned in that introduction a new prime minister in office seeking to fill the big shoes and follow the tough act of shinzo are has yet figured out. What kind of prime minister he's going to be is a very good question. I mean i think he's been quite difficult for serger. Falling shinzo obey. Shinzo abe's for all his faults. You know longest serving prime minister in japanese history. So you go quiet trot record. He knows how to win elections. And you know. He survived an awful lot of ups and downs. Scandals also had to deal with the pandemic and ultimately how to deal with illness as well so yeah so quite challenging to come into that role. He started off pretty well. I think his ratings quite good. But i think as people have seen ways handled the pandemic Impressed is ratings have dropped. There's also the issue about the olympics. Will it happen waiting to happen. And i think so. Go really backing this. Huge domestic tourism tourism campaign encouraging. People around the country has gone down pretty badly although it has to be said Tens of millions of people have been guy around the country so they liked that bit of it. But so i think it's quite a tough time for him and interesting. He has to have an election by next autumn. And i think he's in for a pretty rough ride few under just to follow that up. You did the mention the oh word. If there is one thing that japan hopes it can look forward to in two thousand and twenty one it is the two thousand twenty Tokyo postponed because of the obvious right now on new year's day. How likely do they look. It really depends on you. Talk to to be honest. The government would love it to happen. They really wanted to happen dog to the saying we absolutely have to vaccinate everyone. And that's not guaranteed yet. Japan's rollout of vaccinations will be in the spring. And they say you know. We'll have everyone backs in asia by the summer. And if not. I think they are going to have a problem on their hands. There are so many vested interest in the olympics in definitely. The government is under pressure from tv companies. Advertises they want it to happen. Population is still quite lukewarm. I think many people feel it puts this unnecessary pressure on the country. At a time. When is trying to deal with the pandemic. we're still dealing with that joins in hong kong or bring you in now. It being new year's day let's at least out Attempting optimism As we were just discussing. Japan has one great big blue ribbon event to look forward to hopefully in two thousand and twenty one. Two thousand and twenty was a tough year for hong kong for the same reasons. It was a tough year for everybody but for other reasons. Besides is there anything in particular vet. People in hong kong are looking forward to this year. Yes well we've had a rough couple of years here in hong kong so You know when you've hit rock awesome. Which i think that's not hong kong. Has i mean the only way to go his up. So i guess people are looking at s- an economic recovery an a return to business as usual in terms of an making money and getting on that side of things but In looking ahead the the rest of the year. I mean there are few big dates to To look forward to the the first one would be at the end of this month on the polls in january when the the uk's visa essentially for the hong kong people comes into play and up to three million on congas could suddenly decamp to britain. So if that happens if the floodgates opened not lovely be a huge event we've oils essentially being stuck in vung most of twenty twenty so It's been difficult to town at the moments How big that exodus will be. And there's no no re- odds on dejean that which you know. Every time i do meet with hong kong peasant they do generate trying to ask me once. Lights live in the uk Just like an schooling an election. Step in where they should live. What's baath liken. Is it better than oxford as there is. There is a genuine interest. But i guess we're waiting to see how many people actually all through with all of the with these These moves

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Bangladesh sends 2nd group of Rohingya to isolated island

Morning Edition

00:46 sec | 6 months ago

Bangladesh sends 2nd group of Rohingya to isolated island

"Says it's planning to move additional Rohingya refugees from their overcrowded camps near the border with me and mar to an island in the Bay of Bengal. Michael Sullivan. Reports more than 700,000 Rohingyas fled Myanmar in 2017 after and military crackdown. Bangladesh moved the first group of 1600 rolling go to the flood prone island of bus on Char earlier this month, another 1000 and now set to join them having set up by bus from the crowded refugee camps, the boats waiting to take them the rest of the way. Bangladeshis. Foreign minister insists the refugees air going voluntarily, eagerly. Even some say that's true. Others and human rights groups vehemently disagree. That's Michael Sullivan reporting from Bangkok.

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SolarWinds hackers breached US Treasury officials’ email accounts

Cyber Security Headlines

02:52 min | 6 months ago

SolarWinds hackers breached US Treasury officials’ email accounts

"Attackers stage. A dry run get solar winds in october. Two thousand nineteen. Yahoo news is sources. Say the operators of the attack conducted a test of the campaign five months before the supply chain attack began in earnest. This test sent files without back. Doors through signed updates to orion seemingly detest they would actually be delivered and detected and updated. Faq by solar winds indicates that this was the first modification to its updates. It was aware of in related. News and analysis by the wall street journal farsight security and risk iq identified twenty four organizations that installed solar ones orion platform with militias backdoors installed including cisco intel invidia. Vm-ware belkin kent state university the california department of state hospitals and deloitte nso group spyware reportedly used against journalists a new report from security researchers at citizen lab at the university of toronto details. How government operatives used the pegasus spyware from nso group to attack the phones of thirty-six journalists producers and executives at al jazeera as well as journalist at el arab tv in london the attack was carried out using the click kismet exploit chain and i message that worked against phones running. Iowa's thirteen dot five dot one or earlier. Apple said at pets vulnerabilities seemingly with iowa's fourteen. Cia agents exposed with stolen data. A new report in foreign policy looks at the impact of data stolen by state-backed groups and other ap tease round twenty thirteen. The cia began to notice that undercover operatives in africa and europe began to be rapidly identified by chinese operatives. This marked a period where the us intelligence community noted a general professionalization of china's intelligence operations building infrastructure to process that data. They were already collecting both officially and illicitly as well as general rooting out of corruption that previously led to deep penetration into the chinese government. In the early two thousands china began tracking flights and passenger lists it also when after biometric data at airports like at bangkok this information was correlated with data gathered on an attack at the office of personnel management in two thousand twelve which leaked personal data from twenty one point five million people that data could be analyzed to figure out who was a us agent pair that information with travel data and you could figure out who from china those agents met with and with the background data indicating who might be approached at becoming sa asset europol. The european commission launch a new decryption platform. This platform was lodged in collaboration with the european commission's joint research center designed to aid authorities in decrypt information that is obtained lawfully in criminal investigations and managed by your oppose european cybercrime centre functionally. This platform will use in-house expertise with both software and hardware tools to provide effective assistance to national member. state investigations. National police forces from member states can now send lawfully obtained evidence to europol for decryption.

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The Power of Goodness |

Buddhist Society of Western Australia

06:52 min | 7 months ago

The Power of Goodness |

"Lost friday when i gave a talk here to the talk was finished. People left tie went to the airports. Go to thailand and just came back this afternoon. I sound which my trips between these friday night talks but the trip over to thailand was as part of the waste sack sermonise ways is one day of the year in my the full moon nights of my which happens to be tonight in the sky. You see the full moon and his mocks birth enlightenment. Final passing away voters a huge so many throughout the world and being popular mankind. Get invited and have to go to many places to celebrate many ways. Sex and part of the seventies was a huge seventy in bangkok. Every last year was in a hanoi. This year in bangkok united nations-sponsored way sack ceremony. An one so. I was over there representing australia. And it was very inspiring to not just have ceremonies with many of the most senior and powerful monks and scholars announce but also to have the opportunity to use his great buddhist teaching to solve some of the bigger problems of the world. So we talked about how we can use what is not just to help a human being achieved more peace in their life no interest in the individual and avoid sometimes saying the put us image just about the individual how you can really happier more peaceful more free but also to make use of these put his teachings in the international arena so we did talk about things like the global economic crisis. And those of you who think that these conferences now have no effect her soon as we finished our three day conference the share market rose throughout the world love. The evidence is out there. We're told about the political crisis in the world and look the last few days. Thailand has been peaceful again so maybe we should take responsibility for these things but one thing which we did discuss which is going to be. The topic of this talk tonight is not only in the individual theater. What also in the national theaters of our world. How much we underestimate the power of goodness. It's not hard power. It's not soft power. It's how of ethics and virtue and goodness which has a huge effect on this planet. Everybody keeps on say the reason for the current economic crisis which is about to hear is because of our conference. Of course. The reason why is about to heal. Africa is because the problem was because of access greed. Not looking at the proper things in life. I mean how much money to people need to be happy and well you want to know how much money a person needs to be really happy. Go look at me or the monk sitting next to me. We've got absolutely nothing and we're very happy. It's a great symbol like among all none of what is what is non one of the most important parts of them one. We've few possessions. We rely that competence. People have all sorts of stuff. You know all sorts of gifts prime minister of thailand. Deputy prime minister this great person network. They've they've only source of gifts. But what you do some mark when you receive all these things you say thank you very much and give it to somebody else so i never any of that stuff home with me because my home in my heart is peaceful and free. I don't want clot it up and say way that when you get a gift what a wonderful thing it is somebody gives you a gift very kind of you. Love happiness when they give you something. So what do you do next. You give it to someone else and they get a lot of happiness and they give it to someone else. Please don't store possessions this. Pass it around like passing the paso and eventually working to somebody who really needs an appreciate it. Then they can keep here. What a wonderful thing. It is not to keep things but to be part of a static but it's this process is dynamic active giving and receiving enjoying the gifts and enjoy the process of giving an a passing it to someone else impossible to someone else in passing it to someone else so one gift keeps going round and round and round making many many people happy and eventually and it's happened to me and the gift i gave someone they say we've got a president for you are temper this a gift like if someone else about three weeks ago this happened see as the law of power walk out cubs literally but we all know that that sort of agreed thing is this you get a gift you wanna keep it you have money you think it's yours you have a house you don't share it what things for any way they are for sharing for enjoying not just by yourself. It's not very nice enjoying things by yourself. in fact it's almost impossible to enjoy it by yourself for sharing it. It's a wonderful thing to you. Get much more happiness that way as they say in business you get far more bang for your bucks when you share your box. So you'll know that greed is a why are people so just greedy and why are people just like in politics. We also talked about the political problems in the world. Why people angry. What was the point of getting anxious. Somebody does that help at all

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Young protesters in Thailand risk much to demand change from military, monarchy

The Economist: The Intelligence

07:12 min | 7 months ago

Young protesters in Thailand risk much to demand change from military, monarchy

"Escalated in thailand. This week we're called to reform the monarchy are getting louder this morning. Police blocked rush hour traffic to stop demonstrators. They said from breaking the law out. This isn't the first time this year there have been protests against king maha vajiralongkorn who took the throne for years ago. He's one of the richest royals in the world and a playboy. He's churned through four wives and spends the majority of his time living in a german hotel amid lots of women in the past few years he's taken steps to consolidate power leading mostly younger student campaigners to demand the monarchy become more accountable and transparent yet eating suggesting these reforms comes with a hefty price. Thailand has one of the strictest lese majeste laws in the world criticizing. The royal family is punishable by up to fifteen years in jail yet. It's a law that people are increasingly willing to break yesterday evening. After left the protest side there was a pipe. Bomb in the protests in front of parliament happens that we could go also that were six protesters being treated for gunshot wounds. A man was arrested. So it's a very unstable situation. Tom felix young writes about thailand for the economist and is based in bangkok. At the same time. One has to see that the students are in a different position because many of them are the kids off the bangkok establishment. So the hope here some say is that you don't go around killing your own children what do you mean how is the makeup of these protests. Now different the biggest difference. Is that the kids on the streets. Some of the math fifteen there are university students as well but they are incredibly young. And if you were looking for a sentence to describe what's going on out there they are fearless. Fear is gone. And i say that because the legs majeste laurels the roy. Defamation in this country. I'd incredibly harsh. And they have been applied in the past so every time kids go out there and demonstrates some of them seeking out of the house of their parents they are committing a criminal offence and they are risking ending up in jail and yet no one really seems to care so what you see now when you go and went to observe protests yesterday is all sorts of tones and abused director directly at the head of state which is something that has happened in the past but not in the way that it is now. And why is this upsurge of animosity against the head of state king. So his father passed away in two thousand sixteen and since he seems to the throne taken a lot of steps to concentrate power in his hands. So there's been a shift from watts once looked as a relatively normal constitutional monarchy to more absolutes attack monarchy. The has changed the crown property bureau law which essentially said previously that these assets are being held in trust for the people for the nation and now with this law changed. The king has direct control over these acids and they actually if you look at shares in companies. It's no longer. The crown property bureau owning is the name of the king the students and many people who sympathize with them on our asking. Well what is his old about these assets odds and we want to see a reversal. What is it that the protesters are demanding here so the three months initially many months ago that they wanted to change the constitution basically a more democratic thailand. The second one they wanted to give it to speak to freely and not face arrests and the third one which is by far the most controversial is a reform of the monarchy now in recent months more and more the last demand has become the most prominent to the extent that even neutral observers here referred to these protests no longer as pro-democracy protests but anti monarchy protests and what likelihood that what the protesters are demanding will actually be met. I mean what chances for actual a change to the monarchy. Well if you look at the original three demands the one of the demands was that they wanted essentially to express themselves freely without landing in jail. Now we use the opposite. Now you see a hardening of stance on the part of the establishment on that from the students are not getting anywhere. The second part is that that was a whole unto last week that the constitution might be mended and made more progressive. That door now seems closed because the crew military royalist government coalition government. They have a majority in parliament. One proposed in particular which mirrored of the demands of the students was voted down so there is no way now through the parliamentary process to bring about change and on the third demand. It is pretty clear now that this heading for a confrontation and everybody knew that because the way that paolo is acquired exercised and hells in. Thailand is dri up for debate. You say this is heading for a confrontation but it sounds as if the confrontation kind of already here. The students don't have any recourse left either in the protesting over real constitutional reform. So where do you see this going. One thing that is really worrying is that it's all it is perceived to be now this one dimensional quest for essentially getting rid of the monarchy in its current state or modernizing whatever it is but all the other things the original demands and are now in the background and what that means for the students i think is that they will find it very difficult to build a broader alliances entice society that will allow them to carry on with this hand. I do not see any fundamental change happening in the near future

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China's Xi Jinping Congratulates Biden On Election Win, Urges Cooperation

Radio Specials

00:53 sec | 7 months ago

China's Xi Jinping Congratulates Biden On Election Win, Urges Cooperation

"As NPR's John Rule, which reports she said he hoped the two countries Could focus on cooperation and keep their differences in check. The message comes three weeks after the election, making she one of the last major world leaders to congratulate Biden. China's foreign minister congratulated him on November 13th. But analysts say President she was playing things more cautiously as President Trump mounted legal challenges to the vote and refused to concede. China. US relations worsened sharply during Trump's term in office on the campaign trail. China figured prominently with both Trump and Biden pledging to be tough on China. In his message to buy them. She expressed the desire for win win cooperation. He said he hoped both sides would uphold the spirit of non conflict and non confrontation. John Rule, which NPR news Thousands of pro democracy demonstrators march of the streets of Bangkok, Thailand today. Demanding the

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Thai PM promises crackdown on protesters following months of demonstrations

Morning Edition

02:08 min | 7 months ago

Thai PM promises crackdown on protesters following months of demonstrations

"Shows no sign of ending today. The prime minister warns that the monarchy would use all possible laws against protesters who are demanding his removal and a new constitution and dozens of people were injured and fighting with police outside of parliament yesterday. Here's Michael Sullivan with this report from Thailand. Just a day after Tuesday's confrontation outside parliament, the worst violence between protesters and police and months thousands of anti government demonstrators were added again last night. In front of the Royal Thai police headquarters in the commercial heart of the capital. Protesters were angry at police for Tuesday's violence outside parliament. Which included the use of water cannon against protesters and left dozens injured with six suffering gunshot wounds. They are also angry at lawmakers for refusing to consider changes to the constitution. It could have included reform of Thailand's powerful monarchy. One of the protesters, key demands, along with the resignation of coup leader turned prime minister Private Channel cha. It was a kind of AH Po conclusion what to expect Teaching young Pongsudhirak teaches political science at Bangkok's Chulalongkorn University. On the establishment side. It's average centers of power very clear. They're not going to compromise the three demands for them and acceptable prime minister for you. It will not resigned. There will be no rewriting the Constitution and there'll be no reform of the monarchy and it's not just the establishment. He says that the digging in but the students as well because the protest movement is death set on. Reforming Thailand and resetting the rules or a more democratic future where Thailand and move forward. With equality as a base. Protesters say Their next rally will be next week in front of the Crown Property Bureau, the agency that helps manage the monarchy's multibillion dollar fortune. They say they'll keep on for seven more days after that, in hopes of achieving their goals, possibly setting the stage for more violence for NPR news. I'm Michael Sullivan

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Oluwatosin Olaseinde  Africas Financial Literacy Queen Says Be Careful Who You Trust

My Worst Investment Ever Podcast

05:45 min | 8 months ago

Oluwatosin Olaseinde Africas Financial Literacy Queen Says Be Careful Who You Trust

"Fellow risk-takers. This is your worst podcast host Andrew Stanton. I'm here with featured guests tosin on the say in day tosin. Are you Menu Rock. Yes, I am ready to rock. Let's go. I know you are and I know because I see you rocking it every day on Instagram video. So I've been trying to get you on the show and I'm so happy to have you and let me introduce you to the audience tosin is a professional accountant with over ten years of experience spanning across accounting audit financial management and Taxation. She is the founder and CEO of money Africa and edtech platform that enhances financial literacy and Investments leveraging on technology person is a Washington Mandela fellow. She was a finalist at the future Awards in 2019. She was selected as one of the top 100 women by the leading. Ladies Africa. She was awarded one of the top eight Traders by CNBC Africa and 2012 and is a member of the golden key International. Honour Society post office. Spoken at tedx and It's featured on BBC UK Al jazeera's Guardian as well as others. And of course you can hear her and see her every day on many Africa on a gram but doesn't take a minute and fill any further tidbits about your life. So Monday Africa started as a passion project you just wanted to teach people about money that you got my first degree at age of twenty. And even that was an accountant. I struggled with my money. I was living from hand-to-mouth. So I wanted to change that for other people to didn't have to make the same mistakes. I did so after letting about right and district and speaks and wanted to speak to a Nigerian Market using the same language using the same examples things that you can relate to and that's what we did. So we have over 4,000 subscribers in our platform and we've reached over a hundred thousand people online and offline. I'm really excited about it. That is exciting. I'm curious when you started it. You probably had some Vision wage. But in reality things went a different direction, but we're successful. I'm curious. What did you think you were going to be doing with it versus what you are doing or or was it straight on target to be very honest. It wasn't really just the hobby. So I just opened an Instagram page and I just wanted to share my lessons with people right? I just turned Thirty and I was like gosh, you know, I made so much so many mistakes and when I was younger, I just wanted to teach people and I just said I'd posted and like wildfire 1000 followers then we so 5,000 followers. Then we saw $10,000 then then Instagram had only one that needs to be viewers. You couldn't do more than that, right? So they were like, oh totally what more we want more and then we said we go let's go and let's have horses were being as you know, let's have physical classes. So in all honesty, I did not see any growth this way. It really just happened the markets responded positively and they were responding to them as well and just collect get creating products for them. You know, I I can totally picture that wage. Cuz I mean here I am in little old Bangkok and I really know nothing about Nigeria and certainly about the Nigeria Market. Although I'm learning a lot these days as I was talking about with you before but but I can say is that when I saw you on the video it just you know, it makes you just want to stand up and cheer because you know, you bring so much energy so much passion to what you're doing and you know, sometimes you know, you're just talking about Bank earnings, but you know, you still bring that energy and passion to it. And so I always try to make a comment like whoa. Yes awesome. So I imagine that it's growing because I think you do have a lot of passion and I think you share that with the audience. So that's also one of the reasons why I wanted to get you on the show to share some of that passion with my audience. ATT I'm very excited to be here. Yeah. Well, so let's get started. Well now it's time to show your worst investment ever and since no one ever goes into their worst investment thinking it will be home. Tell us a bit about the circumstances leading up to it and then tell us your story a fantastic. So this was in 2017 and at this time of the year off, right the Bitcoin was gaining so much momentum at the beginning of the year was like $2,000 and it was $3,000 and it kept growing now remember I'm straight account and I only I know about basic things and I know the stock market and all this other thing but click on just sounded very futuristic. It's not a very abstract. I just don't understand it now. He's a friend and he always tells me about his really oh I made so much money this I did that I did that. I wanted a piece of the pie right? So what I was accustomed to I a mutual funds or stocks, I think know I got a job. I do understand it. So I was living on my friends knowledge, right it kept telling me about all his wings and then in the midst of it all it went from two thousand to five thousand. I remember when it hits $10,000 and I can't wait anymore. I need to get it. So I reached out to him and I said listen, I want into some of those pie and was like definitely that's not a problem we can get you in now at this point, but Bitcoin now was about $18,000 way about so I handed over a large sum of money Andrew huge sum of money to this person to help me investigate cause I thoughts because I was so futuristics. I can understand it. I wouldn't know how to navigate it and I needed to actually speak to this person that actually knows how to go about it. And

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"bangkok" Discussed on The Bangkok Podcast | Expat Life In Thailand Via Expats from Canada

The Bangkok Podcast | Expat Life In Thailand Via Expats from Canada

04:06 min | 3 years ago

"bangkok" Discussed on The Bangkok Podcast | Expat Life In Thailand Via Expats from Canada

"T. because he's got above fifty pounds of amulets around his neck of all different sizes of all different shapes. Just hanging off. This guy's neck pulling his spine towards the ground, bending his skeletal structure out of order. I kind of look at these guys, and I think dude, really is one not enough for. You do you, do you find? Do you find the silly at annoying or do you find it sort of like a charming cultural cork? I do. I know what you're talking about. I, you know the my university helmsey right next to, I think the biggest amulet market in Bangkok just on the map, it's called the amulet market like, so I'm, I'm, I'm near ta Tom maharaja which has tons of amulet shops and stuff. And I was saying, no other, I know they're popular and I think a lot of different type people might might have one ambulant or or so, but you're right occasionally, you just encounter these guys like wearing many amulets like, I don't know. I I, I don't think it's a fact statement, right? It must be. It must be like that. What does that mean? It doesn't mean that they're like true believers. Yeah. The the only thing I can think is that it's like if one is good seventy five must be way. Better. Right? Because right. Yeah, I don't know what's going on there. I don't know why like certain people, but it always seems to be some overweight, dude, slovenly looking dude. That's got like a ton of these amulets. I'm gonna go, I'm gonna go charming. You know, it doesn't make any sense to me. It doesn't make. I don't get it. I don't know what's going on there. I don't know if it's like, could it be a person who's recently had a lot of bad luck? So they've. You know that they're just piling up on the ambulance. I'm not sure what's going on there. Maybe maybe I got it gets us the tie quivalent of like when when you know the night before a big test, religious people in the west would be on their knees, hands clasped in front of their in front of the bed every night. Please Lord, let me, you know. So I- judging if you want to do that, that's fine. But yeah, I, I don't think it makes much sense. But at the same time I think it's charming. Therefore it has to fall into the love category. I think it's an interesting quirky, little element of Thai Thai society that you can't loathe. So rock to leave. So yeah, love I agree, right, right. I, although I will say if you ever meet up with me and I'm wearing more than say three amulets you could say something to me. No doubt, no doubt about that. So as we mentioned at the beginning of the show, we'd like to say, thank you to Ray for lending us his support at the show shadow level. And Greg, what did you find out about, right? Yeah. Was it turns out Ray lives in Florida, United States of America, and he loves to travel. He's been to Thailand twice, which isn't a big deal for him because he's obviously used to being uncomfortably hot and sticky all the time. So in our Email exchange back and forth, Ray said he was recently in Thailand, Cambodia and Japan with a bunch of friends, which sounds like a great trip, but I did some digging around and I found some receipts from his trip at all. This stuff is out there on the internet, you know. Wow. Yeah. And I found something strange about this trip that Ray went on. He paid for everything really all on his dime. Yeah. And I found that a little bit curious, so so I did some more digging and guess what Ray is loaded and you know why I have no idea why he's a songwriter and his biggest hit is a song that he wrote about himself Ray of light by Madan for real. That's the actual Ray who supports our show. He is the Ray of light to the Bangkok podcast, so good on your Ray. Keep cranking out those hits my friend and we'll let you buy a severe on your next trip to Thailand. We're look forward to that. Absolutely Ray. You is one. All right. Before we wrap up, I'd like to have a special things so Oliver patriots. As you know, we don't run ads or have sponsor for the show actually matters a lot to us and we read really do appreciate this more..

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"bangkok" Discussed on The Bangkok Podcast | Expat Life In Thailand Via Expats from Canada

The Bangkok Podcast | Expat Life In Thailand Via Expats from Canada

03:36 min | 3 years ago

"bangkok" Discussed on The Bangkok Podcast | Expat Life In Thailand Via Expats from Canada

"So that's also really fun to check out. I think trains are definitely just one of the best travel deals in Thailand. That's how I would summer. Yeah. Yeah, totally. Totally. So very much worth checking out, but it'll be really interesting to see how things change over the next decade or so. No doubt, no doubt about that. All right. Let's get into some love loathe or leave. And that's where one of us apprise is the guy with a particular aspect of living in Bangkok, which we then discuss and decide if it's something that we love about living here loathe about living here or heat so much that it makes us wanna leave forever. And this week it's your turn, man. What he got. All right. Here we go. I suppose this could have come up earlier. Maybe he's in one or something like that. But I don't remember ever hearing about it. So Greg, what do you think about the five? But you have to pay to enter some bathrooms either for tissue paper, either for tissue paper or just to enter the wanting to let you enter unless you pay the five. What do you think about that. Yeah, that's that seems to be giving more and more commonplace now I'm for it. I, I love it. If I get something for my money, like I don't mind if listeners, if you've never traveled in Thailand or or if you've only sort of been in Bangkok, once you get out into the into the sort of rougher areas and boonies some of the bathrooms that you go to our very Trainspotting ask in there. Cleanliness, which is an appropriate movie for this. This episode's main topic, no doubt. And some of them are just like one bought three bought five to get in. So I usually, I mean, it's not a lot of money anyway, but I- happy. I'm happy to pay that. Once you bathrooms going to be, oh, I see clean when I get it. You're saying. So you're saying when you see the, the five or whatever you're you're thinking that, okay, cool. This is not going to be so horrible because they're generating revenue. They're going to use to clean it up, so so you're, you're happy to pay assuming it's a nice relatively. Nice bathroom. Yeah. Yeah, I'll I'll give you five, but if you're going to if they're gonna put some effort into. You making the place at least presentable. Like public bathrooms out in the countryside are usually not really nice in the best of days. But if there's an effort there, I don't mind giving a little little few coins to that. Well, the interesting thing about these paid bathrooms is you're right. They are out in the boonies, but I, I feel like it's kinda random like there are malls, there are malls in Bangkok, not the nicer like upscale malls, but there are kind of like the lower tier malls, like at some of those lowered your mouth and Bangkok. You also have to pay to go into the bathroom. Yeah. Yeah, I've seen that and sometimes you get burned like it's two baht. So you give them a two and you go into this just disaster zone and you're like, what am I paying too? Right, right, right, right. Nothing. I got to admit that I'm generally pretty annoyed when after pay for anything, I guess I'm just a spoiled. I world person, but I, I, I, I'm kind of annoyed when I, you know, I, I just kind of assumed that if I'm if I'm a patron or customer in a mall or facility feel like I should be able to go to the bathroom without paying any money. Yeah, fair enough. That's why they have the signs. Bathrooms are for paying customers. Only patrons only call me spoiled spoiled. But of course I pay. It's not like I, I don't break out these places. I just pay whatever, but I. Storm out of there and a half. I'm not paying three body crap your pants in the parking? No, I don't do that. I just pay, but I see your point. I see your point. You're right. If it does guarantee the bathroom is clean. It makes sense. Yeah, so I love it. If I'm getting something out of it much like the patrons of the show, you know a little bit of money..

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"bangkok" Discussed on The Bangkok Podcast | Expat Life In Thailand Via Expats from Canada

The Bangkok Podcast | Expat Life In Thailand Via Expats from Canada

03:37 min | 3 years ago

"bangkok" Discussed on The Bangkok Podcast | Expat Life In Thailand Via Expats from Canada

"So I saw something new, so there's going to be high speed. Rail from Bangkok to Chiang buys that right. Actually, eventually the plan is the first one as far as I know is going to go from Bangkok to Kunming China, right through Laos. Wait, hold on. I mean it's not going through Chiang Mai. It's going well. Actually there several lines that are planned and they all go through Bangkok, and there's one from Bangkok that goes down south to Songkhla. There's another one that goes from Bangkok along the eastern seaboard down to track province, which is right on the border with Cambodia. Okay. There's another one that goes directly east of Bangkok, which goes towards Samrip in Cambodia, and then there's to northeastern lines one that goes to on ratcheting. And then another one that goes up to VM t n and that's the one that will continue going into Kunming China. Gotcha. And and then you have a northern one which goes from Bangkok to Chiang Mai. Now these are all high speed bullet bullet train, essentially what we're talking about. Yeah, bullets style trains. Maybe not as fast as like four hundred kilometer in our one. Japan, but they're definitely high speed rail lights. And the one from Bangkok to Chiang Mai is the one I talked about at the beginning of the show, which is I think it's under construction now and they just redid some numbers and said that the number of the projections for the passengers were sixty six percent higher than they actually might be. So wait a minute. Wait, let me make sure I understand what you're saying is that they now that they're building, they realize that there's going to be far fewer passengers than they expect expected. Yeah. The paragraph from the story in the Bangkok Post said, the study stated, there will be around ten thousand passengers per day against the original estimates of thirty thousand. He said, adding that the entire route should service around fifty thousand passengers per day. The state railway is worried that the plan shouldn't can send like thai-japanese high-speed railway from Bangkok. Chiang Mai will run at a loss. When it opens, citing a sixty, six percent drop in predicted daily passenger numbers. Well, that's harsh, but that you know that that could be just at the beginning. I mean, it must be hard to hard to project. I remember when the MRT open at the subway and it was pretty empty in the beginning, but then it ramped up. Yes. But I also remember when they opened the main terminal station for the airport rail link at Marcus on and they had like, you could check in your bags there and they had all these service counters and stuff, but no one used it and they eventually closed it now and the places that ghost town, his massive station. That's completely empty. Yeah, you know, it's funny. I've only used that airport rail link. I think twice. What is the status of that? Is it a? Is it way? Is it underutilized? I almost almost never. I think it's, I think it's kind of like the red headed stepchild of Bangkok's not. Train because I say the most the most use it gets are by commuters going into work from some this from the, yeah, I think because mostly commuters, I have taken it yet. I have taken it from wanna boom in and it is convenient. I mean, I, it can be a pain in the ass to get a taxi and then fight traffic. But yeah, it does seem to be kind of underutilized. Yeah, very much so. And also want to say a funny funny reaction to that Bangkok, Post story that said that the the train is gonna lose sixty six percent of its customers. Steward from travel issue was a guest of a few episodes back. He put out a tweet and said, I suggest they make the super fast train all the way to Chiang Mai, but remove the stations in between and make the train fly. Yeah, that would be that would be..

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"bangkok" Discussed on The Bangkok Podcast | Expat Life In Thailand Via Expats from Canada

The Bangkok Podcast | Expat Life In Thailand Via Expats from Canada

01:56 min | 3 years ago

"bangkok" Discussed on The Bangkok Podcast | Expat Life In Thailand Via Expats from Canada

"Crap and welcome to the Bangkok podcast. My name's Greg Jorgensen Canadian who thinks Canadian stereotypes are overblown and doesn't understand why everyone makes such a big deal about it. And I met canoe, 'then americaine to Thailand seventeen years ago, fell in love with the burning chili oil flying into your is next Bank food stalls and who hasn't left since good stuff. Good stuff. Well, first of all, we wanna say, quick, thanks to all of our patrons for supporting the show and a big out, especially to Josh, who supports us at the show, shout level. So stick around after we're done talking about third culture, kids to hear some juicy gossip that I was able to dig up about Josh. I will hang out for that. No doubt. Of course, one of the cool things are patrons, get a weekly uncensored bonus episode where we talk about all kinds of stuff. We just finished recording this week's Boehner show and we chatted about a bunch of things. It was a little bit random, but interesting. I think we talked about Ilan. Musk, we talked about parking in Thailand, and also a possible new apple store at the central world shopping he had that was a bit of a random episode. That was a fun fun. We laughed a lot. Yes, we did. So. So on this episode of the podcast, we wanted to take closer look at something that I really had no idea about until my buddy crib mentioned it to me a while ago. And that is third culture, kids or TC ks. A third culture, kids are kids that are raised in a culture outside of their parents cultures, which means that they sometimes lack clear national identity and can have trouble figuring out where exactly they belong. And in a way, third culture kids here, Thailand are different type of ex, Pat and his Bangkok becomes an increasingly Cozma politics city. This is something that all of us are likely to run into at some point. But thankfully, one of ED's students was nice enough to sit down and chat about it. So here is ED's conversation with Mook Humira. Station..

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"bangkok" Discussed on The Bangkok Podcast | Expat Life In Thailand Via Expats from Canada

The Bangkok Podcast | Expat Life In Thailand Via Expats from Canada

05:37 min | 3 years ago

"bangkok" Discussed on The Bangkok Podcast | Expat Life In Thailand Via Expats from Canada

"Whoa, Pandit my venerable friend. Thank you for coming back on the Bangkok podcast. We always appreciate your insights and it's always a pleasure to talk to, you know, lots of Baha well on this on this show. I, I wanted to get an idea of been more insight into one aspect of Buddhism that I have no idea about when there's a lot of those. But this one in particular, I wanted to talk about novices now when I think of a Buddhist novice, I think of those little kids. You see you walking around in full full Buddhist robes and everything like that, but met might not be the full the full picture. Can you explain to me what a novice is? So you're quite riots in Thailand. When you talk about novices is the little boys on. That's what we want to focus on today, but okay, threatening cly I novice in Thai is called the summit in which comes from the would summon era, and some Inara is the word full. Someone who is deigned. In India. Now this would predates put ISM. So it kind of meant the rough general lineage of people. He would shave the head on where rag robes and live in the forest. These would be the seminary. And so the Buddha was also summoned era. But after he introduced the whole. I'm in put his own. He introduced a further ordination procedure where one one who is already a seminar is dangerous monk. So this tradition has continued and people can know Dane as a seminary. It actually means a novice and it used to apply to an adult who was a full on renunciar it. But these days in Thailand, what it means is young bullets when they go into the temple. They. Dot allowed to Dane is fully deign to put his monk because the under twenty years old, but they can know Dane is a summoned era, which is notice so, okay. Original meant like a novice monk, but now a days in Thailand, they'd actually means a boy who was yet old enough to become a monk, someone under twenty usually under twenty. I mean, there are cases of adults being some era too, for some reason they might not want to dine is a full fully-owed thank monk. There are also some reasons full people to stay as a seminar and not is among. And the primary one of these. He's quite interesting in the Thai Buddhist system. All amongst notices. I'm to our a supposed to lend Pali language and Polly eyeing level coasts. Now if you've passed all nine levels before you wrote a nation, you get a very special ordination at the emerald, Buddha temple and Saddam long and is a Royal ordination, and you'll call the Naggah o the ordinary day Naga. Yeah, and it's a big thing. I mean, if you if you find that as you wrote the nation, that's quite a big thing. Probably make quite a bit of money out of it too. That's nice. So while people want to support these, these novices, who you know, are you well educated in Pali language. So if say another this is getting to about nineteen twenty twenty wall, and then he's got his sights. Set on that final examination, he might decide to put off his ordination in order to take that specialty nation. Interesting. While let's let's back up a little bit. So these kids say, say you're a ten or eleven year old kid. Why would you be in a monastery ordained as a as a seminar up? Why wouldn't you be in school rights? They reasons for this no fence, you know. Numerous butts primarily families who have had some kind of problem. For example, the parents drug addicts guide. Something like that they will put the child into a monastery to study is one reason. Another reason might be the child is going bit way would if he's got involved in gangs or in drugs or in fact, in some cases, if the having a sexual then shoved into the timbale thinking that'll clean them up felt make them a good personal that will straighten them out. Another reason might be purely economic. The parents simply don't have the money to to do it. Another reason might be that the kid likes it, but they actually want to be in the monastery now very often. I'm not sure how it works upcountry, but in Bangkok, suddenly most of the young novices of come from upcountry. So this is one way that families can send the children to Bangkok to study in the temples get an education without having to pay money..

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"bangkok" Discussed on The Bangkok Podcast | Expat Life In Thailand Via Expats from Canada

The Bangkok Podcast | Expat Life In Thailand Via Expats from Canada

02:10 min | 3 years ago

"bangkok" Discussed on The Bangkok Podcast | Expat Life In Thailand Via Expats from Canada

"This is the first one to someone actually hates unplayable bangkok so much that they're leaving now you're not joking i'm not joking i'm not necessarily leaving because of the pollution but yeah here's the reality kids i my time being the cohost on a bangkok podcast is coming to a close why is the first i'm hearing about nice try you knew you new yeah so he we'll talk more about this later but you will have you guys know like sooner as soon as it was possible that yes indeed i will be believing my post here as cohost of the bangkok podcast not not next week i'll be back for next week's you and not immediately but in in the very near future there will be some changes and we were talking about those more in an upcoming show right that is correct yards a total bomber but you are you one of those young kids who's not a feature he actually and you've got the world left to see not like me in the uh the uh the four he's over here who have done their travelling of sell down but um yeah you are going to be leaving not right now like he said we've got some we are by we've got a we got a fistful of episodes left to do yeah but tom you're leaving however the good news is that the bangkok podcast is not we will continue on with season 3 and the fine details have yet to be ironed out right but i think maybe next week we're going to go into more detail with the explaining what's going to be happening and talking about your next big next apps so do not unsubstantial i it you have not yet supporters on patron please do that because as greg has said the bank our podcast will continue its that's happening so if if you have not yet given us your support on unpatriotic now is a good time to do it and here's why the patrons know all about it already we recorded a bonus episode as we do every single week in an old our patrons our most valuable off an audience in great detail what is happening you guys won't find.

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"bangkok" Discussed on The Bangkok Podcast | Expat Life In Thailand Via Expats from Canada

The Bangkok Podcast | Expat Life In Thailand Via Expats from Canada

02:16 min | 3 years ago

"bangkok" Discussed on The Bangkok Podcast | Expat Life In Thailand Via Expats from Canada

"Well a lot of it is said the mentality i mean thailand itself is the first place i i really went to independently as a traveller and there was words side of the court my job at travel the world so thailand holds a very special place in my heart uh but bangkok can mean yacht was travel around southeast asia decided to learn tie i ended up staying to teach i make friends i got a girlfriend thai like this was like my home i lived here for so long that alive is just installs a set the mentality you know i get history here um but you know it's a wild city makes them feel young and not saying i'm old but you know you always have that like i mean look at our buddy jo shalvar uncle joe coming cr me he's still there at it i feel like you know bangkok to see that like keeps a youthful in a way and i always come back and feeling like never like bangkok and i have never each day keno sure there's more malls and more trains and things change but like it's still ole still a bangkok illness though found road and the dirty sowing on on the ice jio the rivers polluted and there's traffic all over the place but they're street food everywhere at everyone's on the move in life is easy people from all over the world anything you want you can get in bangkok and i mean over the last few years do the foods just become phenomenal uh really get international foods and just like it's always like like we just said you know it's always changing um but there are so steadiness the bangkok it's still always bangkok yeah and it's interesting i because i i've put it in similar terms before to some people in i say like i'm forty two sad as it is to admit that but i don't act like like the lifestyle i lead is not the lifestyle of a forty two year old back in canada not as far as i'm familiar with anyway i feel that bangkok sort of let's you.

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"bangkok" Discussed on The Bangkok Podcast | Expat Life In Thailand Via Expats from Canada

The Bangkok Podcast | Expat Life In Thailand Via Expats from Canada

01:54 min | 3 years ago

"bangkok" Discussed on The Bangkok Podcast | Expat Life In Thailand Via Expats from Canada

"As soon as you aren't familiar with uh where also met is in course been relationship to bangkok and which island in thailand this is you wanna talk about a real briefly yeah and the reason we went there was because she was there last year that was her first trip to thailand and she loved it so much her and her husband came back this year they contacted hotel we let and they said we want the same room oh wow at this a hotel we want the same food like there's like repeat like control c control the and um yeah it's it's a great island because it's only about three hours from bangkok once new doortodoor issue depending on if you hire a speedboat or something and you get to get to the coast which we did so it's the closest nice island to bangkok and i always say that the sand isn't the whitest but it's still white the water is not the bluest but it's still blue and it's a few hours away so it is one of my favorite islands i really like it is this gotten a lot of flak over the years it's so close and therefore it's very busy on the weekends it's over tourist did it's overdeveloped it's got to trash problem um none of which i really but it up against during this trip were any previous ripthrough how do you get to qassem at after you taking your drive past pottier right yeah you sort of bypass patio which most people should do it might not always have an idea you're and you just go to a little town called rayong and then you i mean so many people go to call cement is just like a a conveyor belt of people and you just get in line buy a ticket to the slow boat or to the speedboat and then on the slow boat it's about 30 or 40 minutes on the speedboat about ten minutes while speed speedboats dropped drops you write off on the beach of your resort and the slobo you get off of the north into the island in the new jump in the back of a pickup truck and you take you.

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"bangkok" Discussed on The Bangkok Podcast | Expat Life In Thailand Via Expats from Canada

The Bangkok Podcast | Expat Life In Thailand Via Expats from Canada

01:42 min | 3 years ago

"bangkok" Discussed on The Bangkok Podcast | Expat Life In Thailand Via Expats from Canada

"Saudi grabbing welcome to the bank of broadcast my name's great jorgensen the canadian who showed up in thailand lost and scared in two thousand one and have remained lost scared and loving it ever since and i am ibo tara at american expat living fulltime in bangkok since the beginning of two thousand sixteen thanks for joining us here in the big mango so right off the bat we want to see a quick thank you to one of our patrons jeremy winterson who supports us at the show shout out level stick around afterward done talking about the ups and downs vacations on thai islands to hear some juicy gossip about jeremy and before we jump into that topic of the island's i i want to just say something personally listen if you out there are coming to bangkok and a lot of you listeners are listening from other places besides bangkok so if you are coming to bangkok please reach out i mean just recently i met robin from canada last week he lives liza montreal or i met him last week tomorrow i meeting petrie from finland and then bill is coming to town on my show ability from uh at the end of this month so please reach out if we can make it work i am happy to meet up and have a beer have a coffee just have a handshake whatever greg's a little more antisocial than i am a i think the word you're looking for his parented oh that's what a reser yes yes he does have just he had obligations were me i'm shift plus i can to pretty much whatever you want to do so you have you if you want to hang out you wanna kind of bangkok and just say hi that's really cool i really enjoyed doing that so please please please let what is and if you live in bangkok in yemen's at high while gamut fix that reach out we have here it's simple and this is really cool.

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"bangkok" Discussed on The Bangkok Podcast | Expat Life In Thailand Via Expats from Canada

The Bangkok Podcast | Expat Life In Thailand Via Expats from Canada

02:00 min | 3 years ago

"bangkok" Discussed on The Bangkok Podcast | Expat Life In Thailand Via Expats from Canada

"So at the ep and welcome to the bangkok podcast and two thousand eighteen my name's greg jorgensen a canadian who escaped the cold in two thousand one and is now freezing in the bangkok winter and i am ibo tara an american ex pat living fulltime in bangkok for two years now i can finally say thanks for joining us here in the big mango so first a very quick thank you to our patrons who helped support the show among the cool rewards that they get is access to a weekly bonus show which we record right before this show and this week we talked about oh man we covered a lot of stuff this week we talked about the new year we talked about christmas we talked about annoying children what else we talk about bad audio equipment yep at audio equipment ransom technology problems here or it could just be a cable problem when our sure but talked about a lot of stuff including a financial domination than dominatrix is who uh force people to mind cryptocurrency fourth which was interesting so yeah that was an interesting conversation in a lot about evoke so if you'd like to join the ranks of refined patrons again bonus content early access to shows awesome swag and perhaps learn a little bit about evil like i did to his head over to patriotic dot com slash bangkok podcast and that you might have that a little bit backwards but nonetheless speaking of support and also cryptocurrencies dominatrix is we just added the ability to show your love with cryptocurrency for the bangkok podcast so toss us a light coin toss us a something else at dash a slash a hash what is it dash that it as he had yet or even a bitcoin or fractures there of whatever we're not greedy how you cannot do that on the website it is simply bangkok podcast dot com slash support yeah there's a button on the site also used to say just become a patron no says support to show and if a quick that will take us to a page you can still use patriarch to support the show but like he was there's also he cryptocurrency arab.

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"bangkok" Discussed on The Bangkok Podcast | Expat Life In Thailand Via Expats from Canada

The Bangkok Podcast | Expat Life In Thailand Via Expats from Canada

01:39 min | 3 years ago

"bangkok" Discussed on The Bangkok Podcast | Expat Life In Thailand Via Expats from Canada

"So what are you crap and welcome to the bank our guest my name is greg jorgensen who escaped the frozen canadian tundra for the potholed streets of bangkok in two thousand one and never left and i am ibo tara and american expat living fulltime in bangkok since the beginning of two thousand sixteen thanks for joining us here in the big mango right on first i want to say every quick thank you to our patrons who helped support the show among the cool rewards that are patrons get is access to a weekly bonus show which we usually record right before this show sowa this week we talked about it we talk about we talk about star wars era do we talked about my lost care package from canada that finally arrived after seven or eight weeks and also just how bloody loud bang caucus and i even recorded a little bit of ambient audio from the mall last night just to prove my point which i also inserted into that that coup little bonus episode so if you would like to join the ranks of our fine patrons and yet bonus content early access to shows an awesome swag just head over to patriarch dot com slash bangkok guest now before we get started we need to mention a recent news story from bangkok which is rather appropriate considering the topic of tonight's show you listener may recall we discussed traffic back on episode two point two seven is two point six three so no long time ago we talked about a show we didn't up socalled blood on the highway thailand's seven deadly days of song now on that episode we mentioned that thailand had the horrible distinction of being the second most deadly.

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"bangkok" Discussed on The Bangkok Podcast | Expat Life In Thailand Via Expats from Canada

The Bangkok Podcast | Expat Life In Thailand Via Expats from Canada

02:12 min | 3 years ago

"bangkok" Discussed on The Bangkok Podcast | Expat Life In Thailand Via Expats from Canada

"Yet at that that is very true so just a few days ago a buddy minor reached out to me and said that he has a friend who happens to be traveling to bangkok over christmas and he comes from a country where christmas is celebrated in every home much like the ones that we come from and wanted to know from my perspective what it is that bangkok is like in christmas and where are some of the places that his friend might go when he is here on christmas so my ramiro buyback was i have never experienced christmas in thailand yes i realize i've lived here for two years but i've been gone and i'm going to be gone again for this christmas i'll be in estonia so i had no idea so i turn to one person who has lived there for sixteen years clearly clearly this person his name is greg jorgensen by the way has some insight into what one might do to have an authentic christmas experience in thailand in bangkok and you said quote after fino cook i would never sixteen years i've spent about twelve of those christmases in thailand and the last time i was back in canada for christmas um the day that i left for thailand was minus thirty two degrees celsius doom was like no not doing this again uh yeah i i've spent a most of my time in thailand here for christmas and i gotta sam drawn a blank because most of the time it's just a regular workday you go to work everyone else goes to work you might see a bit more christmas decorations you might hear a few more carols you might have a couple of gifts given out to some of particularly observed the people that work but besides that there's nothing really special about christmas in bangkok except the decorations at the malls and there's a big white christmas tree in the lobby of my building that has fake presence under it and i think it's just the thing that you do because it's this embassy ended december and that means put out the christmas decorations because fell on levin are building right right.

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"bangkok" Discussed on The Bangkok Podcast | Expat Life In Thailand Via Expats from Canada

The Bangkok Podcast | Expat Life In Thailand Via Expats from Canada

01:48 min | 3 years ago

"bangkok" Discussed on The Bangkok Podcast | Expat Life In Thailand Via Expats from Canada

"And don't forget illegal as brewing craft beer in thailand let's ask tip yep i thought we would chat with you today because you are also an expat living in bangkok but you have a different experience than we have as as experts in bangkok ever there's a difference prison siri you're a an ex pat most people probably that you run into don't realize your an ex pat or i think i'm titanium do you get people just come up speaking to you time nonstop now because i got 10 now all eyes that's it they think oman the boom when i first came here i i was i was pale yeah korea we don't get my son there so they thought i was korean okay now you're looking more local yeah that it unlike in on blending in house your how your thais skills previous there is scope or three months but this a buddy i mostly picked up at the bar that annoy proper thai worse i p a pick it up at the bars so i know a lot of slayings in i'm sure yeah who you know as are all sorts of it all sorts of good bad word give me your backyard ted why bangkok i was working for this korean company he was i was in power plant the industry uh super boring yeah and then i was in charge of the of the us in thailand market and i used to come here tynan often and i used to come here every month so my company told just wanting to set up a branch they're in this permanently stay there suddenly okay i love this country so sure let's move the would you to build power plants are you did software on a power pylons sales salesman for uh thermal boiler all of that is riveting.

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"bangkok" Discussed on The Bangkok Podcast | Expat Life In Thailand Via Expats from Canada

The Bangkok Podcast | Expat Life In Thailand Via Expats from Canada

01:58 min | 3 years ago

"bangkok" Discussed on The Bangkok Podcast | Expat Life In Thailand Via Expats from Canada

"So eddie crap and welcome to the bangkok podcast my name is great jorgensen a guy who stuffed himself in a metal tube in two thousand one and got shot from canada to thailand where i decided to hang out for a while muster sure that's how air travel really works but nonetheless i am yvo tara an american ex pat living fulltime in bangkok since the beginning of two thousand sixteen thanks for joining us here in the big mango so he will last week we talked a little bit about how living abroad uh specifically in bangkok changes you as a person so today we thought we would flip the script a little bit and talk a little bit instead about how expats are changing bangkok yet but not the way you think it's pretty clear how western culture has changed bankok obviously but instead of talking about what we're doing to bangkok we're going to post focused this episode on asian influences of bangkok right now when you say that everyone assumes that uh the the nonthai asian influences in bangkok are the ones that are most visible like chinatown or the japanese heavy culture that sprung up in calm law and on associated soi's down in that area of bangkok but instead of all that we're going to talk about korean influence and well one particular korean yeah and at the risk of overplaying this bit we built up not the way you think i sat down for a conversation with my friend ted on he is a korean ex pat and a local bank hot businessman heads interest isn't making bangkok more korean ted is actively working to bring about change in a very underground but uniquely thai industry now perhaps i'm being to cagey with all of this because we're talking about local thai craft beer so obviously i'm interested sort of your favorite topics so how is an x powerplant manager from korea influencing something as local.

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"bangkok" Discussed on The Bangkok Podcast | Expat Life In Thailand Via Expats from Canada

The Bangkok Podcast | Expat Life In Thailand Via Expats from Canada

02:21 min | 3 years ago

"bangkok" Discussed on The Bangkok Podcast | Expat Life In Thailand Via Expats from Canada

"On this episode we debate how or even if living overseas changes who you are and how you see the world if bangkok holds a special place in your heart your head or your spleen or whatever oregon the eu's to cogitate you'll enjoy it this episode of the bangkok podcast tbi so what he crap and welcome to the bangkok podcast my name is greg jorgensen a canadian who came to thailand in two thousand one bright items bushy tailed and has remained so ever since and i am evert era no bush no tales and american expat living fulltime in bangkok since the beginning of two thousand and sixteen thanks for joining us here in the big mango so that they were going to be talking about how being an expert at how it does or does not change who you are but before we start let's give a shout out to one of our supporters on patriarch who helped keep the show for as guests another one of those today and this week the gentlemen's name is moss minor now as you know even why do like to do some research on our patrons is to make sure the not not bags and a fan of something interesting about moss well it's more about what he didn't do than what he did do now moss was named after his uncle you see but it turns out on gold moss was cut a jerk in fact unkomaas was such a jerk that back in nineteen seventy six he really was a big bully to his girlfriend's nerdy brother george farming ampaw yeah i mean uncle moss was really given this guy this is scott aguirre's poor george harris really so bad that george used uncle moss his name in a movie he wrote it this is where it's all tied together georges last name lucas movie star wars uncle mosses full name moss eisley which as we all know was the wretched high of scum and villainy that luke meets hanan chewy ad on tattooing so our moss heard this story and as such a decent nice honest guy he changed his name to avoid any confusion with his bull yoko so now he simply moss minor who has chosen the light side of the force rather than the dark suit on him us and thanks for your support dum dum dum dum dum dum did die.

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"bangkok" Discussed on The Bangkok Podcast | Expat Life In Thailand Via Expats from Canada

The Bangkok Podcast | Expat Life In Thailand Via Expats from Canada

02:05 min | 3 years ago

"bangkok" Discussed on The Bangkok Podcast | Expat Life In Thailand Via Expats from Canada

"With some ethnic food so right right and and for americans the same way except instead of putin it's where's good mexican food if you want good american go to mexico although i did get invited tonight when we were asking with my my friends that that run bootleg brewing my brand new friends that run bootleg rainier in thailand are they panger you for these mentions by the way no but they they they think they did and beer tonight and the night before last one of the founders of the company is thirdgeneration tie but he is indian by by descent and he is really interested in having both shihlin i come over to cook thanksgiving dinner because we're american therefore we know how to make thanksgiving dinner with which oddly enough we do were actually both with quite get making decent dis it was a who knows i may be doing things getting dinner expat style four thai indians in a few weeks which could be an interesting story best thing to do for thanksgiving in bangkok is just order from a place like food land again yeah lot of the hotels or grocery stores you'd his order the size of turkey you aren't and they deliver the every with all the fixings and everything it's great and and the time is right now if you have a two hundred pound chicken the time to start thawing your chicken or your turkey is right now the anyhow that big long laundry list of fantastic restaurants and other experiences that are not canadian and not american but more broadly x patriot in bangkok was wonderful but you know what the most wonderful thing is about the bangkok podcast and that is everyone's favorite segment of the show called love loath or leave where we look at one minor aspect of living in bangkok and find out if it's something the two of us love about living in bangkok than we lo about ex pat life or if it's something that we hate so much that it might just cause us to leave thailand officially and this week greg i believe you have the honors.

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"bangkok" Discussed on The Bangkok Podcast | Expat Life In Thailand Via Expats from Canada

The Bangkok Podcast | Expat Life In Thailand Via Expats from Canada

02:02 min | 4 years ago

"bangkok" Discussed on The Bangkok Podcast | Expat Life In Thailand Via Expats from Canada

"It's a great deal but like i said where talk about what we're doing yeah we have lived in bangkok for quite a while me quite a while longer than you usually openeared longer than a lot of people use right um and one of the great things about living in bangkok is that i guess is like living anywhere really you get an your bubble and you get in a routine and despite the fact that that routine is still exciting and unique an interesting an on many levels because it's bangkok um it's still nice supply stout of that routine sometimes and without it'd be interesting to become tourists for a night because bangkok changes fast and there's a lot of things here that you are familiar with and you don't think about them for a few years and then when you walk by the place or you do the activity or you talk to the same person it's completely different so is really good to get out of the city and see and do things that you sort of have seen it done before and i think one of the best ways to do that is just pretend you're a tourist for the night and that's what we're doing we've teamed up with our friends at the hill of that sorta weird calesthenics was that i think i think it's a school cheerleading practicing their shares was anyhow we have teamed up with our friends at x beat they are a local experience to her company here in bangkok that does food tours took took doers cooking classes lots of various things we are taking their main nights food and took to two or their most popular senate to her and they asked us to come along and in exchange for us saying well doing this now shares sharing this with you would it was a great opportunity for us do as griggs said the tourist so that's what we're doing we're still on our side of the river right you know where we are you leave your all i know ran out you know where we are now i do find lawyer just crossing the memorial bridge otherwise on us up on food and going from a ton reside of the river were what arrun is the temple of dawn over to the bangkok side of the river where most of the city in the big expensive hotels are.

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