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Why South Asia's COVID-19 numbers are so low

World Affairs Council

10:02 min | 4 d ago

Why South Asia's COVID-19 numbers are so low

"States is approaching five million covert 19 infections. We've passed 160,000 deaths. This virus has paralyzed the richest, most powerful country in the world. And we know this was preventable because at the same time and parts of the developing world countries with far fewer resource is have kept infection and death rates remarkably low. Rhonda's carried out nearly 180,000 tests. Since the start of the pandemic, Erica has applied a combination of mandatory social distancing. A strict lock down and wide scale testing. It's a strategy. We can learn a lot from these apparent success stories this week. We're taking a closer look at Southeast Asia along the Mekong River. As of this recording, five countries with a combined population of 243 million people have had fewer than 5000 cases of covert 19 and 72 deaths. The water Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar doing that the rest of the world finds itself unable to do in controlling this virus. Well, I think if we knew that answer for certain there would be epidemiologists and government officials from all over the world lined up on the door, trying to figure out the secret. That's Hannah Beach. She's Southeast Asia bureau chief for The New York Times. Race wars reached her at her home in Bangkok. And she says, there isn't just one reason that these countries have been so successful. I don't think there's anyone magic bullet, but there is kind of constellation of things that countries Thailand has done, which would seem right. First of all people started wearing masks very early, even when the W H O is dissuading people from doing so. Second of all, it's not really a touchy culture when people greet each other. They do what's called a Y, which is when you put your hands together like you're like you're in a prayer like motion. Sort of all hospitals are good health care's not prohibitive. You know, one of the things that people have been looking at that that it might be some sort of Innate resistance that has been built up, particularly in Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar and Vietnam to the current virus. One of the theories that the people in Thailand are looking at is the way in which the novel Coronavirus Cove in 19 evolved. And it started off most likely in bats on DH. Then it went from bad to some sort of intermediary mammal, and then from that mammal to humans, there is there is some speculation, looking both that kind of the genetic origins of the current virus, but also looking at something animals that were at the wet market. In Wuhan, where the outbreak seems to have proliferated that the animal that was thie kind of intermediary animal between bats and humans might have been an animal that was indigenous to this part of Southeast Asia. And that it might have been a pangolin which looks like a kind of like an artichoke cross. Listen, armadillo. If it came from this animal, there is the possibility that something a precursor even this novel, coronavirus had been sort of floating around. In the ecosystem in this region for a long time, and that could potentially explain some sort of resistance that had been built up within the local populations here. And if you look at, for instance, in in southwestern China, which is very close to this region in the number of cases of Corona virus were very, very low. Compared to a place like Wuhan. So again, you know is this is this magic bullet That explains everything We don't know. But it's certainly a factor. That is that seemed interesting. That is interesting. Will you live in the region? You cover the region as you watch these numbers and as you watch the toll in the rest of the world Are you at all suspicious? Do you think these numbers of credible all of these places whether it's Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar If the numbers were so cooked if there were bodies lined up at the morgues. If there were mass graves, we would know there is social media. People talk, people whisper, and we would we would have an idea. S O. I think that's I don't think it's fair to say that the numbers are simply made up. I'm in Thailand right now has fewer than I think 3500 cases. Vietnam, which has had an uptick has fewer than 800 cases. This. Maybe it's off by a couple 100. Maybe if given off by a couple 1000 But if there were bodies at the hospital's piling up from a mysterious respiratory disease, we would know you've spent the duration of the pandemic in Thailand. Let's go back to those first weeks. In January, Thailand confirmed what was believed to be the first confirmed case outside of China. Around the same time the U. S experienced its first case is well. What happened in those earliest weeks? Well, it was interesting that this this first case Thailand has a very good kind of geological service, and in mid January, they confirmed that the Chinese tourists coming from Wuhan, China, which is where the outbreaks believed to have started Had had flown to Bangkok for holiday, which millions of Chinese do every year Bank office in fact, one of the world's most visited cities, and it's one the most visited by Chinese. And at that point, people in Thailand became nervous because there was a mysterious disease up north in China, and there were a lot of Chinese tourists arriving and one thing that didn't happen and we can kind of look back at this. And obviously it's hard to say we know we knew that this is going to be The deadly epidemic that it's become. But in the beginning flights weren't stopped two flights captain arriving from from Wuhan from China, and yes, there were efforts to try to much temperatures of people came in, but there wasn't really that much that was done. Fast forward a few weeks people of their own accord with with government advice started wearing masks and you know there's there's no no sense in Thailand that That wearing a mask is anything but good for public health. There was no there was no no sense that that was somehow infringing upon their individual liberties you've experienced since you there with the ties. Six weeks of pretty strict national locked down. Is it getting any easier now? What's day to day? Life like in Thailand? Now, can you send your kids to school? Can you eat a restaurant? Can you go into stores? You know, I talked to friends back in the states and I feel a little bit guilty because we started our lock down in March and then in Early April. Essentially all international flights stopped. Commercial flights stopped. And so we've been sort of under lock down for months. But beginning in June, the lock down started easing. So all the restaurants all the bars, all the massage parlors, all the all the kind of normal establishments, businesses have slowly been opening up. And now my life is pretty normal. Yes, I still wear a mask everywhere. My kids wear masks everywhere. But schools high schools are back in session on their social distancing. Now they have school kids have school every other week. They wear the masks. They have plastic dividers and things. But there's commerce on DH. There's there's kinda semblance of normalcy, which again makes me feel a little bit that when I speak to people in the U. S, because that's very different from From what? What Americans experiences. You know, we've gone more than almost three months without a case of of local transmission, which is remarkable their cases. Every day, but they're all in people who are coming back from ties were coming back from overseas, whether it's the United States or Europe or the Middle East since that strictest version of the lock down ended Did the economy bounced back is AH are some of the worst effects economically of the lock down starting to ease Because people are spending money again, People are making money again. That's the real tragedy of of Thailand. Thailand did a very good job of controlling the virus and making sure that it hasn't spread. But economists absolutely devastated and the reason is devastated. It's because it's a very tourism reliant economy anywhere. Between 20 and 30% of GDP comes from from tourism, and they're no tourists coming in. So you can. If you want to come on a beach holiday to Thailand, you can't do that right now. So that means that anybody who was a tour guide, our hotel operator restaurant operator. Millions of people have been put out of work. And so the Thai government's really kind of facing a difficult decision right now, which is you can open up. But then if you open up and try to save the economy, you might be also allowing the virus to come in and assistant. It's an issue that Many economies and in many countries are dealing with. But given the success the Thailand has had and being able to control the virus, you know, it makes it that much more. On fraud to even consider bringing people back in and

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Thailand reports 1 new coronavirus case, no new deaths

Monocle 24: The Globalist

05:55 min | 3 weeks ago

Thailand reports 1 new coronavirus case, no new deaths

"Thailand has a population of seventy million yet. The country has recorded fewer than three thousand, two hundred fifty cases and fifty eight deaths, as of Thursday there had been no cases of transmission for about seven weeks. So how and why has it been sped the full devastation of covid nineteen well to tell us more I'm joined by Monaco's Bank correspondent. gwen were Robinson welcome back as ever. GWENT good to have you on monocle twenty four, so this seems to have been a country sped. Well I mean this is a very good question and it's obsessing. People particularly in this region, it should be said though that. Countries have also done like surprisingly well, including the and Mar Laos Cambodia these are all countries with very very fred the health system, so it's just as well. There were sped. And they were very slow some of them to actually look down, and in fact in the beginning some of the leader, for example in Cambodia was scoffing a little bit like Donald Trump at at the. It, so they were very slow to act and I like a lot of people, although experts will not say it There's very strong theories that he didn't humidity. Do have something to do with it. Clearly Kobe likes cold climates, and does not like warm, but humid climates. You can see in the Middle East in hot areas. They've succumbed quite badly, but that's very dry, so I think there's a theory there, but of course in Thailand with a a sort of. Not exactly a military government, but a government stuff full of former military officers they take great pride in their efficiency under claiming credit because of their excessive caution and This is now a real point of debate about how much it's Thailand prepared to kill it to coney for an obsession which has become an obsession with zero infections, and you know they are understandably proud that there's not been any local transmission for nearly seven weeks, but you can see. The fallout has been immense and the projections for unemployment for example. Example horrendous in fact, even the government's open economic forecasting think tank 'cause predicted eight point four million jobless people as a result of the code lockdown by the end of this year and an economic contraction of eight percent, which is huge, so I think you know, there are some cost-benefit these that really need to be done here, but as a as some people may be with. There's a lot of paranoia about meeting foreigners back into Thailand now. Indeed I mean we've seen some internal disputes within the authorities in Thailand. Resignations of economic ministers there's. Is there a sense that Thailand is very good at coping with stopping the spread of a pandemic, but has rather miss rather underestimated the huge economic damage that this could do. Well, I think you nailed it. With that point, that's right. It's a it's a trade off, and but interestingly the surveys I mean I don't know where the hell they're interviewing these people but the government released a survey last night, claiming of interviewed more than sixteen, hundred or around sixteen hundred ties throughout the country, showing that ninety eight percent of them feel that it is not yet time to let foreign of back in meanwhile, of course, you've got a tourism industry in freefall. Thailand is nearly twenty percent dependent for GDP on tourism and basically close to zero. Zero now they had forty million visitors last year and I think it sort of town around I. Don't know I mean. Nobody's getting in a very few foreigners or allowed him. Of course we enforcing the paranoia. I should've mentioned with the disclosure last week about the sort of very strange visit by an Egyptian military delegation, but promptly landed and took itself off for Jolie to the seaside resort of Rayon and turned out that one or gypsum military officer with infected with Kobe and tracking his movements seems like he went every. Shopping malls entertainment complex. The hotel restaurant. So the government has now tested about six thousand five hundred people in that Rayong area. It's all going into lockdown Ola hotel. The under strict guidelines and shopping malls are closed schools, and that has now spread to the resort area. Poppy are as well and these places that would just reopening after lockdown was lifted and struggling to basically domestic tourists, and now you know they've been set back, but you know if. If polls are believed to can be believed. I, you know it seems that you know. A lot of tides feel that you know they should still be cautious and that would imply that they're supporting the government. Meanwhile as you said, there's a lot of political turmoil and four key economic ministers resigned last week on group, and of course they were ousted following an internal reshuffle of the ruling party leadership and that SORTA quite. I'm not sure they're taking a rap for poor economic management. It's really more I think internal politics, but definitely the new team has a huge job ahead, and interestingly they haven't been very quick to announce the new team. Because apparently they're having a lot of cody getting very credible people to fill those shoes because It's going to be a very tough jaw. Publi. Couldn't Robinson in Bangkok? Many thanks for joining us on monocle twenty four

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Top Turkish official denounces Bolton memoir

AP News Radio

00:40 sec | Last month

Top Turkish official denounces Bolton memoir

"A top tax official has denounced a memoir by former US national security adviser John Bolton the presidential spokesman has described the book as misleading one sided and manipulative in its accounts of Turkish president recip Tayyip add accounts conversations with president Donald Trump against communication director for her eighteen L. tunes said Bolton's book was driven by political considerations and personal gain he accused the former national security adviser of using serious diplomatic conversations but his M. political agenda Bolton claimed in the memoir that trump sought to interfere in an investigation into Texas state ten Bangkok bank in an effort to cut deals with that again I'm Karen Thomas

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Siamese Revolution of 1932

This Day in History Class

04:27 min | Last month

Siamese Revolution of 1932

"The day. Was June twenty-fourth Nineteen thirty two? The Siamese political party rots Adine, or the People's Party overthrew the government of King Rama, the seventh, ending seven Hundred Years of absolute monarchy under the kings of Yom. The bloodless coup resulted in the introduction of democracy, the first constitution of Thailand. Since seventeen, eighty, two the kingdom. Or Modern Day Thailand have been ruled by the Chakri Dynasty beginning with Rama, the I who founded the capital city Bangkok. Throughout the nineteenth century, much of Southeast Asia was colonized by the British. French and Dutch crm was never subjected to colonial rule. But Rama the fifth who reigned from eighteen, sixty, eight to nineteen, ten, set out to modernize the kingdom. He introduced social and governmental reforms that were based on western models. The old ruling families rejected his reforms, but from the mid eighteen eighty s to the early nineteen hundreds. Rama, the fifth overhauled the administration established military conscription, abolished slavery and made other major changes in the country. The king was committed to modernisation. He was also committed to maintaining Thai traditions and independence. He instituted all these reforms under the guise that they would save from the threat of Western colonialism. Civilized to colonial powers than it would supposedly avoid Western invasion. Rama the Fifth Son and successor Rama the sixth also worked to modernize the M and welcomed the adoption of some European ideals. His reforms upset members of the aristocracy and nobility as well as groups of progressives and radicals. In nineteen twelve, a group of military officers conspired to overthrow the king, but the plot failed. There is debate over the main causes of the nineteen thirty two revolution, but the rise of western educated commoner elites who become dissatisfied with politics in CSM played a significant role in the event. Rama the seventh ascended the throne in nineteen, twenty, five, He created the Supreme Council of state made up of senior princes who had served in previous administrations. They quickly let go of commerce who had been appointed in the civil service and military. During Rama the seventh rule, returning Western educated students grew disillusioned with the status quo. In Nineteen, twenty, seven, a small group of military and civilian students gathered in periods with the. Founding Party to bring change to see 'em. This group of seven people call themselves the promoters and they decided to stage a coup to end absolute monarchy in the country. To achieve this goal, they formed the canal rot. Sedan or People's Party. The promoters worked on gathering supporters. Meanwhile seamless facing economic problems, the Great Depression made it to the country by nineteen thirty. The value of rice see'ums major export fell drastically land values also fell, so the government had to make a bunch of budget cuts. By nineteen, thirty two, the People's Party was made up of more than one hundred students, military officers and non-royal government officials. On the morning of June twenty-fourth, nineteen thirty two while the king was away from Bangkok. The People's party the coup. The promoters seized control of the army as well as post and telegraph offices, and they arrested royal officials who were part of the ruling group, armored vehicles and troops gathered at the Throne Hall in the Royal Plaza and one of the promoters read the narrow Sadan Manifesto, declaring the end of absolute monarchy and the establishment of a constitutional state. Rama the seventh was playing golf in the south of Seattle. When he got news of the coup, he agreed to the demands for a new constitutional system, and by December of that year he had promulgated a new Constitution A State Council and National Assembly established, but conflict between the CANARSIE DON and the king continued. A couple of years after the Revolution Rama the seventh left for England, and in nineteen, thirty five, he abdicated the throne, spending the rest of his life in England. Was a major turning point in history the next few decades we're still characterized by political unrest and roll by military governments.

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New York City Mayor Confirms Phase II Start Monday

10 10 WINS 24 Hour News

05:46 min | 2 months ago

New York City Mayor Confirms Phase II Start Monday

"Mayor de Blasio is holding his regular daily briefing this hour and perhaps he'll have something to say about the city re opening on Monday he and the governor did not appear to be on the same page yesterday of the mayor's office later insisted they are so when his daily briefing yesterday morning mayor Blasio said they needed to know for sure when phase two could begin only after they look at some additional data so look like you'll be July before outdoor dining would begin we're going to see we believe the fuller impact if any of the the protests in terms of our health indicators around this weekend maybe into the first few days next week but then just a couple of hours later this governor Cuomo saying phase two will indeed begin on Monday and we've gone from the worst infection rate in the country to the best infection rate in the country after the governor's declaration of response we're going to drop out of that report because we are now hearing from mayor de Blasio at his daily briefing and he says we will be entering phase two on Monday let's listen of the struggle that people going through that recently we were doing so well it's a reminder that we can get back to that one day and so this piece of our economy of phase two is the single biggest of all the phases and includes everyone works in offices retail now in store retail the traditional shopping in stores across the whole swaths of the retail industry hair salons and barber shops a lot of us have been waiting for that for a long time it was so very happy they're coming back outdoor dining and I'm gonna talk about that in a moment we have very exciting news about outdoor dining today it's the whole real estate industry comes back and vehicle sales leases and rentals commercial building management repair cleaning and retail rental a whole host of industry start to come back to life now each one has gotten a lot of guidance from the state a lot of guidance from the city will continue to get guidance will have plenty of people out from city agencies to talk to folks in each industry make sure they have the information they need we have help lines we're going to be there every step of the way to help businesses get up and running I talked a lot of business leaders they feel ready they feel like they know what they have to do there's fine tuning we all have to do but they feel ready what will it mean we don't have the exact numbers we won't know until we get into it but our estimate is a minimum of a hundred fifty thousand more workers coming back into the five boroughs into their jobs as many as three hundred thousand as we begin phase two now I mention restaurants look let's start with what restaurants mean to us and say this is the greatest restaurant city in the world I will challenge Paris all challenge Bangkok all challenge Tokyo towns anywhere we are the greatest restaurant city in the world and our restaurants that folks have fought and struggled look just own a restaurant New York City is a labor of love to begin with if you are a restaurant owner in New York City you're doing it because you have a passion you wonder something wonderful for people and you want to make their life better and in that moment when they're in your restaurant it's such a beautiful warm feeling that people have it takes a lot of work to achieve that extraordinary attention to detail it is now a labor of love it is a twenty four seven commitment I talked to a lot of restaurant owners they've been going through so much in these months just trying to figure out could they keep their businesses alive long enough for things to move forward and and our customers to come back a lot of them have worried that this would be the death knell for the thing that they built with their own hands and for all the people who work for them and remember this is a huge industry in New York City and there's so many tens of thousands of people who depend on the restaurant industry for their livelihood and we all know so many people get their start in that industry and go on to do amazing things often including opening their own restaurants so we have to save this industry it is quintessential New York City is the heart and soul of who we are not just because it's a big part of our economy not just because we honor the entrepreneurship of everyone involved not just because it's so many jobs it's part of our identity to look across the communities of the city the neighborhood so many of the restaurants reflect our culture our humanity our creativity this is the identity of New York City so we know that restaurants in many ways defined the greatness of the city we have to help restaurants come back and we have to do it now and then keep doing it all the way to the point where things get as far back to normal as possible what are we going to do well we're going to make sure that we save restaurants that is the mission save restaurants save the restaurants as part of our communities save the jobs make sure it's easy for restaurants to come back and that means using outdoor space in the beginning and then moving forward from there so our plan is called open restaurants couldn't be simpler name and the idea is to bring the customers back bring their livelihoods of the people work their back bring the money back in to keep the restaurants going obviously doing it in a safe way we all want safety first we all have learned powerful lessons about how important it is to fight back against this disease and understand its power

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Global stocks slip after Trump accuses China of a 'disinformation and propaganda attack'

BTV Simulcast

01:16 min | 3 months ago

Global stocks slip after Trump accuses China of a 'disinformation and propaganda attack'

"The market since it really is a tale of two mornings one of the first half of which was showing positivity really across the board would really turn tail off to a Donald trump escalated his rhetoric against China suggesting that leader xi jin ping is behind a quote disinformation and propaganda attack on the U. S. in Europe a good dose of went on to say that it all comes from the top and added that China was desperate to have the former vice president Joe Biden win the presidential race that may be as seven negative turn it halfway through the morning I'm looking at now well we ought that dis the position that the these equity markets are in the have the answer to that is a negative trend hang sang was negative just looking so what else is happy because it was a futures contracts they've also turned down U. S. futures as Singapore pretty much flat the the entire market but getting a bit of a boost eight tenths of one percent high at that time after the bank of Thailand did of course cut interest rates twenty five basis points of Malaysia is up by one percent to and the Manila story dominating there is that the Philippine airlines restructuring taking places the the position that full equity markets in the Singapore Bangkok and also Kuala

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COVID-19 Travel News

The World Nomads Podcast

08:01 min | 3 months ago

COVID-19 Travel News

"In these episodes the travel journalists stranded by border closures in a bungalow in rural Thailand and the band expats rescuing hungry dogs affected by in. Nineteen matter. Podcast we'll be keeping you up to date trouble alerts information about coroner buyers answering some uplifting news views to inspire you and keep them smiling high it is common and fill and we'll hear. Olivia story shortly but fill their MORE COUNTRIES ACROSS EUROPE. Easing lock damages. Belgium is to reopen to international tourist spot fifteen to June minority by the time. Listen this but it's good news for us while in. Great Sport is our to reopen to international travelers on July the first at the earliest the US Canada border will luckily remained closed throughout June. For Non Essential Travel and this has been hinted at fool but as vacation season ramp up in the. Us travel industry experts. Say The Americans will flip about flying in favor of road trips. The National Park Service is planning to increase recreational access and services on a park by park basis so stained with them and haven't listened to that we have heard that having waited. People will favor road trips absolutely well. Not much choice really. I love a right trip can we? Can we ask people for their road trip stories? What do you reckon she that I will give you permission fail? You can do what you like. Eighty dollars podcast at will know meds dot com with your favorite road trip story. It'd be really cool to share them. Show nights create a bit of a go to four now. Living is a freelance travel writer. She's infectious journalist. She has a passion for adventure and ECO. Travel which is just as well because when has started to shut down to Judah Coverage. She found herself happily stranded in a bungalow in rural Thailand. Yes so I was actually traveling with my boyfriend. Slash unofficial photographer Jonathan. We put our apartment up for after wrench for the majority of spring. He took a hiatus from works to finish his master's program. I'm a travel writer editor for my work. So we were basically had no plans and we're just kind of bopping around and and seeing where felt right so we were actually in India. We are in Delhi win. I The Danish borders were shutting in mere hours. Of course Jonathan could get back but his girlfriend's in American could not that came right before at the American borders shots and I could get back. Jonathan could not so with with literally five hours at in India to choose. We found a cheap flight from Delhi to Bangkok. And we said you know what will be together. This is. There's Kobe it can't destroy a beautiful weather and Delicious Pad Thai at we will will take easy here and just see what comes next. So that's what originally brought me back to Thailand so you all with Jonathan. It's not some long distance relationship livelihood in other episodes and fortunately he is an officer on a Danish oil-tanker so as soon as the flights to Europe started dwindling down in Thailand. He knew he knew that he had to get home or he risked losing his job so about a month ago he he left me Could've defend myself but obviously we we chat every day. This is the first time in my life where I've really had to make every decision For myself and and really every decision wasn't important. One so he is. He will be there at the end of this. I'm I'm really hoping that at some point in the near or distant future either Denmark opens again the US Open's again. Thailand opens again. But until now we we are very much the long distance relationship with him in the middle of the ocean. What are you doing? You was there. Jonathan's going back to today mark. He's going back to work. Your tribal rod is not a lot of commissioning going on. So what have you been doing? Well I'm the kind of person that always needs to keep myself busy. And just in order to stay sane also because I really do love what I do. So as a travel writer and editor. I've pivoted a lot of my messages to stay home but in the future blank blank would be the optimal you know post pandemic vacation so I helped launch L. A. Style magazines travel sector which has been a lot of learning. Seo on the back end and kind of looking for new talent new writers at the same time I also am the executive producer. A PBS show so public television show that's streaming across all the United States. It's funny I don't even have a TV here in my bungalow. But I'm getting all of these pictures of friends who are saying. Hey live is not your shown that I see when I turn on the television. So yes it is hand. It's been a lot of fun. You kind of show people that the idea of friendship connection when travelling which is what the message of fly brother. The show is about Still remains true even during a global worldwide pandemic so it in fact it's been it's been more meaningful than ever because it just shows us the importance of the people that we meet when we travel not just the place as a little bit of a pivot from my normal everyday because those things are are a little bit in line with you know my career and might suggest. I've met a really wonderful group of experts from all over the world theory We joke that were a bit of United Nations of of Thailand at and we of course in in a socially distant manner have this rocketed to really help the street dogs and the elephants year in in crabby because at the street dogs really rely on the scraps of the hotels and the restaurants tourist just leaving McDonald's hamburger in a garbage near the beach but with legitimately notorious. These dogs are are starving and in Near Jack. So what we do. Is We go on our on our motorbikes early in the mornings I'm we collect food. We have you know a donation site available or use our own funds And then we have about eighty five street dogs in different packs that we ride our bikes to which is a new phenomenon for me. Because I've I've never been exactly the most graceful human being so Doing that on a motorbike is is definitely stepping out of comfort zone. I never had thought really how much a pandemic would affect you know with this chain of events how it would affect the animals and in turn affects the humans because now a lot of times people like culturally are are more frightened of the street dogs but if the dogs aren't having to you know come up in bag and really show their show their strength in order to just survive if they can be fed and we feed them food. We feed them vitamins. We've gotten We've taken some to the vets just to make sure they're all right you know they're manged there for Then everyone kind of lives in harmony so that people generally have been very very open and welcoming to to the group of ex stats riding around in helping the the dogs.

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Jet Tila

Asian Enough

05:32 min | 4 months ago

Jet Tila

"So the show is Asian enough. I don't know what you feel when you think about the name but I feel like a lot of Asian Americans have trouble kind of feeling like they're enough whether you visit the home country and they make fun of the way you speak the language. Yeah totally someone has their own ideas about being Asian is and you just like you don't live up to it. We're kind of like about the idea that everyone's aged enough and there's also a culinary Asian enough as well. There's a lot of double standards when it comes to non Asians cooking Asian versus Asians cooking. Asian so yeah I I yeah. You're never enough. You Never American enough. You're never Asian enough. I'm Diane Chinese two cultures. I'm not enough. So I was like the intro to our podcast. There you go there you go and steal my sound bite so we have a bit. I guess one of our first questions is jet. Who are you yeah? I'm a native Angelino. First Generation American kid from my family I was lucky enough to come from the first Thai food family in America Right. I think I think if you go back in time. Most people knew me for being the kid that dropped their groceries. Offer bagged their groceries from Bangkok market. If you were if you worked in a restaurant in Los Angeles from the seventies to the two thousands you knew of my family's grocery store but more recently you might know me from being the floor reporter from Iron Chef America or you know judge on cutthroat kitchen be bobby flay guy's grocery games about six different shows on food network but at the end of the day. I Cook and I'm a storyteller. And that's it. And and and some sometimes a cultural anthropologist. I think those are the easiest ways to describe who I am kid from. La who likes to eat food and is constantly trying to figure out who I am. Where did I come from? What am I doing here is still trying to figure that totally in my mid forties. I still trying to figure out what my places here you know. I'm not around trying to raise two kids and be a good husband and father. That was great. That was such evocative answer to that question relatable. We're all trying to figure it out still so One of the reasons we wanted to have you on was just that story of food and and in your family that you told a little bit in your intro and was it hard to decide to go into food. Why why did you go into food mostly? Because I really don't know much else. In life to be brutally honest. My grandparents escaped. Communism left China to go to Thailand. My parents were born in Thailand. Lament here in the sixties. So you know I. I come from three generations of restaurant tours period and it was the craft that that gave my family an opportunity in this country right. We were poor And so I was raised in the grocery store and then I was raised in the restaurants and then I was raised in the farms in the fields of the produce company. So I tried to rebel up until I was twenty then I finally succumbed and I said this kind of is the only thing. I'm good at in life. So it's it was by no choice so you didn't grow up wanting to go into food then I well I had. I was in food right and I was trying to run away from food. I got was a security guard for minute. I sold cell phones for a minute. I installed alarm systems. I mean those are all the good things that I could talk about. I mean do you know what I mean. I dropped out of high school. Yeah you know so pretty typical kid. That wasn't a super high achiever for until I was like twenty years old Pretty typical chef's chef's jeans. You know I think black sheep rebel but not really because I wanted to be. I just didn't know I can't stay in a straight line. I can't live in a box. Is that the characteristic of chef and the older I get the more I come back to. It is a product of trauma. Were all basically either trying to relive a trauma or run away from a trauma and I think the traumas that I had were having nonexistent parents right wanting attention so acting out to get attention. They're always in the restaurant at the grocery store. One hundred percent and we were stuck their days off zero ride. They were never home. So when I was at the markets I was hanging out with my parents or the restaurants. I'd no choice so I think it was a constant cry for attention on my part but that is a common thread. I think in a lot of colon areas but for me it was very very kind of linear is very like pay attention to me right and I'm just GonNa do dumb stuff until you do. And then eventually you adopted the language of food. Yeah Yeah Look. I think I was born with it more than anything. You know what I mean. If it takes ten thousand hours to become an expert at something I was a grocery expert. By the time I was fifteen I was a culinary expert. By the time I was twenty. You know what I mean so I knew every skewing our grocery store so I had concurrent apprentice ships at a restaurant apprenticeship at a grocery store apprenticeship and then. I had a produce farming

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Melissa RoyDreams From Her Father

Counting Countries

09:13 min | 4 months ago

Melissa RoyDreams From Her Father

"Hey now I am bureau host ric and this episode with guest. Melissa Roy was recorded back in late February while there was ample concerned in regard to cove it at that time especially in a place like China in much of the world. Business went about as normal in fact. I left Bangkok on March. Second to start an eight week trip. That would take the Berlin for two conferences West Africa for a month and then a couple of weeks in Yerevan for my annual visit. All these plans were made in vain. My to conferences and Berlin were cancelled including travel massive form. As I was on my flight after Bruin then went and met my friends. Indycar for the start of our road trip on March fifteenth on her first day Gambia. We had a team dinner where we decided to cancel the trip into leave. Banjul the following day. While I was really disappointed in just several more days this look like in the stupid decision borders inflates began to close and cancel like dominoes. I'm now in Bangkok self quarantining. And of course social distancing prior to the STREP trip I recorded and finished episodes April May and June but made sense to re record this opening introduction to be more attuned to current situations. So I'm wishing everyone safe health. I encourage you to listen to fact Bay signed and I hope for a quick end to this virus which threatens many as well as the global economy speaking to like minded people like you. This is an odd time for many of us so often we're on a trip and if not planning for the next one this passion for expiration is part of our DNA and many for many of us. It's a tremendous personal frustration to be walked at home or even stranded in a foreign will cow. Whatever you can do try and make this time fruitful and productive in reach out to your loved ones friends and even strangers to lend a hand and now back to our regularly scheduled interview. I reached out to Melissa. Shortly after she announced her complement of traveling every country in the world social media traditional media began reporting that she was the first woman of South Asian heritage to complete this quest on cannon countries. I'm always looking for diverse voices whether that's nationality ethnicity religion or any other differentiator and it's great to get other perspectives. A reminder my monthly reminder coun- countries is part of Petri on you can be a great supporter like Steph road. Ted mims be some miles Ryan dashed or Stephen Rothwell and Adam Hickman. They get to listen to extra content like the extra interview. I did with Melissa only for them. Untamed borders is the sponsor of counting countries focuses on challenging locations for those chasing one ninety three James and I decided to replace the interview. We had previously recorded in regard to my visit to Afghanistan within updated interview on the current situation. Please listen then to James Wilcox founder of untamed borders James. Welcome back to counting countries This time we are having you back to give us an update and more challenging in dire times with Cova. Nineteen in your intro goal. Part of the travel community stream travel community. You're taking us to places which are really challenging locations so first of all I want to check in with you and see you're doing and how things are in the UK May personally I'm fine. actually been Last week so who knows what that actually What that actually is but as far as Healthwise the team The guy on the stuff that we use the countries who many people may have met whilst in in other circumstances of fine and obviously the you know the reality of the world has changed kind of shown travel leisure To be as important as it radiates in the in the grand scheme of life which is which is not that important but generally weight. Well I hope you'll your cash flow vic. Thanks James Yep am self quarantining and social distancing as we speak so this covert thing just seemed to really accelerate very quickly When things really started hitting the fan were any of your trips In action at that point. Did you have to close trips out early? Evacuate People What was the situation? Yeah exactly what I think. The the weekend of I think it was the fourteenth fifteenth of March around that weekend Things inching to accelerate very quickly. We had a good trip to Syria Which was due to start on that weekend and we we with. I think about thirty six hours before it started really had a couple of guests had arrived in Lebanon on that trip. We had a good trip to south. Sudan was finishing event that we can. We had one guest Continuing onto a national park in the far south of South Sudan and we had to call him back early to make sure he could leave Juba Juba F. O. Had a tip from someone from the UN that the EPA was going to close on Monday night so we had to get that person out at one of our team who was on that trip Is is accusing self contained in South Africa at the moment So yet that we can things did seem to. Things did accelerate Very quickly and as soon as we sold that we we did anticipate that travel was going to be restricted due to coke in nineteen With with total guests trips coming up at the we had concerned we wanted to in this situation but that we candidate accelerate very fast. As I'm sure you will what How was it with you around that time it? Yeah somewhat of a similar circumstance timeline wise. I was in Senegal Gambia. Over March fifteenth or so Sunday In after we crossed into Gambia on the evening of the fifteenth Me In the fellow. Travelers IS WITH. We kind of had a team dinner and we cancelled we build on our month trip to. West Africa and flew home on the sixteenth Monday and got a directly direct flight OUTTA Gambia to to Turkey and onwards to Bangkok James so just give us kind of a brief update of the trips that were already in place so to speak but How's this affecting untamed borders right now. What's what's this mean to the business. I mean the May decide Travel any description in the show. Possibly to medium-term is just not going to happen and when travel begins it will be you know. People start traveling again Who knows when that will start at who knows when that will stop being to some of the areas that we We guided so for the moment We people with upcoming trips. Having given the option to to cancel to move their trips to late nights. We've got people who've moved onto trips towards the end of twenty twenty meeting trips into twenty twenty one so we're planning We're hoping that we will be able to resume in the in the medium term but we Planning the tangle this will be solid enough and resilience enough to take a long pause out and ready to go it again. Um whenever trouble begins as you know. I've got extremism connection especially with Afghanistan Pakistan and when travel begins again will be will be guiding again It might mean that. Have to do some other. Bits and bobs and make ends meet and things like that in the meantime But we back. We will be guiding assumes. We're able to

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Covid-19 hits Thailand's tourism industry

Correspondents Report

02:50 min | 5 months ago

Covid-19 hits Thailand's tourism industry

"Thousands of travelers are canceling or postponing travel because of nineteen and hitting the tourism industry. Hard of course Bangkok a popular destination for Ozzy. Tourist is feeling the brunt as foreign visitors. All but disappear but it also means that places. The normally crowded can be enjoyed in relative peace as Southeast Asia correspondent Amy Bainbridge reports. We're on a boat to CO CREATE. A small island in Bangkok. It's a great place to cycle and have a poke around local markets and the Thai food. He is delicious when I first visited. Co Create. We were shoulder to shoulder with other visitors from the Bush to get here but last weekend there was plenty of room while normally elbowed and rushed as you disembark. This time it was pleasant with just a few dozen people getting off the boat. It was painful to cycling. Around the island steering clear of just a handful of scooters and pedestrians. It's now quiet at popular. Tourist spots in Bangkok and across the region. Tourist numbers have dropped sharply. Judah covered nineteen three weeks ago. My family and I were among just fourteen passengers on a plane to Cambodia. That could have sated. One hundred eighty travelers. It's the same around the Grand Palace in Bangkok when I visited early January authority. Amac NEVER RETURN. The Queues. Were huge and the crowds with thick and pushy. Now there's some serenity at the populace spots around the city while it's good for the few tourists and local still getting out to enjoy the best of Bangkok the businesses who depend on tourism to survive finding it extremely tough last month when the downturn was starting to bite and Chinese tourists stopped coming. We were out filming a story on Thai tourism. We met one senator who sells flowers. Not far from one of the main pees on the child prior river. She's made a living this way. For twenty years she blinked Back Tees. She described just how difficult trading had become the album. Leon I haven't sold anything. She told us a wonder if I would survive today. All we'll have enough money to buy food. I came late today as there are no two groups a came around eleven. Am and finished organizing around noon. And now I'm waiting for customers. The BANGKOK POST SAYS TOURIST ARRIVALS TO THAILAND dropped by forty four percent in February.

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Lorenzo RiccardiMarrying Economics And Travel

Counting Countries

08:46 min | 5 months ago

Lorenzo RiccardiMarrying Economics And Travel

"Lorenzo. I am excited to be sitting down with you in person in Bangkok in. I'm hoping you can introduce yourself. Thank y'all Rica Or so Epa to to Meteo Let's say we've been touched for for quite long diamond. A as we know people who travel frequently They have difficulties in meeting in a specific place. We let's stay in touch online Nathan media but Yeah good that we coordinate today. A brief introduction about myself I'm Tanya so Batna close to a million beautiful town that is Bergamo medieval down UNESCO site I decide that the two moved to China actually for eighteen years ago Let's say to get it in Italy. I started economics. Business Administration. I let's say qualified as a CPA. That means chartered accountant ODA Tax and Finance Professional. I decided to move to Shanghai. I actually Beijing studying Again economics at the University of International Business Economics Shanghai for a long period because I already spent fourteen years Actually doing what I was doing also in Italy so working as a CPA as tax and accounting professional. I the photo quite large low in tax firm and an recently actually during the last nine years so with my own firm with my own team with the. Let's say lawyer. Subsidies accountants financial advisers and maniacs sees the foreign groups investing in the forest specifically In in China and Let's say Shanghai area even more than other regions provinces or areas of of China. Of course. I'm a patient traveler. I travel at the. Let's say too many countries before moving to China and I decided Wena was based in Shanghai to to travel to every country. Not a decision of one day but Let's say traveling traveling and Let's see increasing your experience and expertise in traveling. I decided yet traveler more and more under in order already today I can say that. I traveled to every sovereign nation. One hundred ninety eight said. He contrasts having visited the. Let's say three hundred interbay gone on the third of January twenty twenty excellent Orange L. Let's go back in time. Take me to your UNESCO World Heritage City outside of Milano. And what was your family lake in other words from a perspective of travel. Were you guys homebound where you traipsing through Europe where you venturing outside of your? What was your travel? Dna? I can say I can say that With my with my father we traveled to Europe. And my father always encouraged made to to travel. And that yeah. I always remember Let's say he always recommended a certain level of education that means university glass probably so fully traveling university where exactly the same level off. Let's say education importance for the. Let's say personal life and career and is I think is a is a valued at Dieppe understood from my father probably also based on his business traveling because it was a manager in Indian shadow of a company Italian group in engineering and Manufacturing Electric In in different countries is a he always been basically neatly but he had chance to say short business trips in in many countries and every time he came back from a business trip Let's say transfer to to me is passion is interested. Let's say the venue that he understood from this experience in in addition to that your father this great opportunity to of travelling throughout Europe. Were you at times accompanying him on. Some of these strips are what were your travels like with your family going up. Let's say Miami Miami's the Travis with my family where typically some of occasions saw the let's say and Few countries of course France and few countries close to Italy so I cannot describe Let's say so many trips to remote or exotic location definitely Let's say what I remember is these? Let's say generally Comment on the importance of traveling that I received from my father and I think this was something important ores in his business career. Okay so we have to think your father partly for your passion of travel with him sharing those stories as he traveled throughout Europe. And then you also shared with us. Before he moved to China. You started to do a lot of travel on your own. So what was kind of that first independent trip? You took on your own while living in Italy when you started to spread your wings. What was that like? Let's say the first Solo travel that I did I think was to Turkey was to Eastham born and I really remember crossing Bosphorus Bridge. It is I think an important moment because I remember just these Let's say symbolic crossing between two continents Asia and Europe and for me was relevant. I felt the first time. Let's say far from my hometown and I think from that moment. I always searching other experience where I could feel the same kind of expedience and today. I think like most of people travelling so much I can say that the I never feel far from home because I feel at home everywhere. But that was Let's say unexperienced that that I remember and I can. I can manage Let's say probably the first trip out of Europe was to the United States was again. Ah Summer School. My father is encouraged me to study English in UK or the US. The time was in California in the first three of let's say Western countries sent was to Was to China was to Thailand in China. Okay so going back to the US coming from Italy and you're studying English Kelly. I'm not sure how old you were at that. Point Young Western Europe. Us pretty similar overall but as a younger guy were you kind of noticing any cultural differences or nuances. Anything funny or interesting. Stick out to you when you were standing in California. Let's say what I can say that. What ty note is. Is that Americans they have limited the understanding or knowledge about Europe and about my country and about the place I come from but this is not a comment specifically on Americans. This is something related to let's say or Muslim countries and definitely all Western countries because people from Italy they have limited understanding of the Far East of China of severed countries and not understanding of the fifty four African countries. So Yeah my first the. Let's say tree out of FUTA PA. Let's say teaching needed even in the Western world even in the top economy in the in the most developed country. We don't have a clear understanding or a complete knowledge of geography and about. Let's say the word

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Thai city copes with sorrowful fallout from mass shooting

Managing to be Wealthy with John Sestina

00:20 sec | 6 months ago

Thai city copes with sorrowful fallout from mass shooting

"Thailand more and more than two dozen people killed and dozens more wounded in a mass shooting rampage carried out by a Thai soldier the checker was killed by police this morning after shoot out inside and outside a crowded shopping mall north of Bangkok the standoff lasted for hours try prime minister says it may have started with an argument over a land

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Thai prime minister says 27 dead, including gunman, 50 wounded, in worst mass shooting in country's history

WBZ Morning News

00:40 sec | 6 months ago

Thai prime minister says 27 dead, including gunman, 50 wounded, in worst mass shooting in country's history

"As Thailand's prime minister visit some of the wounded from yesterday's shooting rampage that killed at least twenty six people injuring more than fifty others the attacks started at a military base and ended at a popular mall north of Bangkok he said military work to end the crisis for sixteen hours as the suspect barricaded himself inside the mall shown Robbins from ABC news partner Sky News has more from the scene in Thailand after hours of silence suddenly the sound of fresh gun shops throughout the night more conscious he's a cruel tiles children carried away to offices confirmed dead then

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Thai soldier dead after killing at least 29 in shooting rampage

This Week In Texas

00:31 sec | 6 months ago

Thai soldier dead after killing at least 29 in shooting rampage

"More than two dozen people are dead and dozens wounded in Thailand after a gunman went on a shooting rampage at a military base in a shopping mall the suspect a Thai soldier was in a standoff with security forces for hours before they shot and killed him the BBC's got then head in Bangkok has details on the effort to bring down the suspect they seem to get most of the people trapped inside we think they were more than a thousand outside get them out of the mall to safety but it into a very long time to subdue this gunman there was quite a lot of exchanges of fire before the final moment when he

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Thailand mall shooting leaves more than twenty dead, dozens injured

Newsradio 950 WWJ 24 Hour News

00:31 sec | 6 months ago

Thailand mall shooting leaves more than twenty dead, dozens injured

"China more than two dozen people are dead down dozens wounded in Thailand after a gunman went on a shooting rampage at a military base and shopping mall the B. B. C.'s Jonathan had in Bangkok with details on the effort to bring down the suspect they seem to get most of the people trapped inside we think there are more than a thousand outside get them out of the mall to safety but it into a very long time to subdue this gunman there was quite a lot of exchanges of fire before the final moment when he was killed a suspect a Thai soldier in a standoff with security forces for hours before they shot and

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Death toll hits 21 from Thai shooting after mall raid

THE NEWS with Anthony Davis

01:48 min | 6 months ago

Death toll hits 21 from Thai shooting after mall raid

"A member of the Thai security forces was killed early on Sunday in arrayed in a shopping mall to try to stop a soldier on a shooting. Rampage bringing the total death toll to twenty one. The killings began around three PM local time on Saturday when the soldier opened fire in a house before moving to an army camp and then to the mole in Nakhon Ratchasima in northeastern Thailand posting messages on facebook as he went early on Sunday gunfire on fire. Broke out at the mall of security forces tried to dislodge. The soldier identified by police as thirty two year. Old Jack Repent Tomah the public health. The minister told reporters at the scene. That one member of the security forces was killed and two wounded in the raid as he spoke a series of explosions and further shooting echoed from the terminal twenty one more police closed off streets around the mole and kept journalists behind a security cordon. At least that he one other people have been wounded. Thai media said the suspected shooter had worked to Nami base close to Nakhon Ratchasima which is about one hundred and fifty five miles from from the capital Bangkok. Before the shooting the attacker had posted on his facebook account that he was out for vengeance but he did not say for what. CCTV TV footage from inside the mall. Posted on social media showed the gunman dressed in black and wearing a mosque. His Gun slung over his shoulder and with no sign of other other people around facebook said it had removed the suspects account. narcan Ratchasima is one of the biggest cities in northeastern Thailand an Nyland of relative prosperity in a rice growing area. That is one of the poorest parts of the country of sixty nine million people

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Thai gunman who killed at least 20 in rampage shot dead in mall

10 10 WINS 24 Hour News

00:55 sec | 6 months ago

Thai gunman who killed at least 20 in rampage shot dead in mall

"A bloody rampage in northeastern Thailand at least twenty people have been killed dozens more injured in a mass shooting that began at a Thai army base before the gunman described as an angry soldier moved onto a popular shopping mall one hundred miles east of Bangkok correspondent Julia McFarlane thirty say at least one US citizen was rescued unharmed the state department urging citizens to stay away from the area and to check in with loved ones correspondent Andy field and issue reports indicate the suspect shot several people at a private residence over a land dispute leaving two dead and one hurt you that allegedly stole military Humvee and more weapons from an army base for several guards were injured and one killed the shooter then fled to a mall and began firing at shoppers inside reportedly holding some people on stage Thai officials now say the gunman has been shot dead inside the mall wins news time ten

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Thailand mall shooting leaves 21 dead

News, Traffic and Weather

00:28 sec | 6 months ago

Thailand mall shooting leaves 21 dead

"Hour time officials say a gunman who killed at least twenty one people has been shot dead inside a shopping mall north of Bangkok ruse hold up for many hours after gunfire echoed through the busy mall massacre government official says a Thai soldier upset over a land deal shooting at a military base and drove an army vehicle to the mall shooting people leaving at least twenty dead dozens more wounded police say they found him in the mall and shot him

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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 | 2 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 | 2 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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The Bangkok Podcast | Expat Life In Thailand Via Expats from Canada

03:37 min | 2 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 | 2 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 | 2 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 | 2 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 | 2 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 | 2 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 | 2 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 | 2 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 | 2 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 | 2 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 | 2 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 | 2 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 | 2 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 | 3 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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