Feb 222017
 
One Of My Most Popular Facebook Posts

This photograph from my Facebook page has attracted over 5,700 Likes. I took the photo early one morning at Damnoen Saduak Floating Market (Thai: ตลาดน้ำดำเนินสะดวก) as the monks were making their morning Alms Round by boat พระภิกษุสงฆ์ รับบิณฑบาตทางเรือ ตลาดน้ำดำเนินสะดวก The morning alms round by boat……..

Feb 222017
 
A Fun Thai Song

This song first appeared in a popular 1976 Thai movie called วัยอลวน “Wai Olawon”, a teen love story/comedy. This is a song that the main character sings to tease his girl. The song has since become a popular choice when learning the guitar and as a “camp fire” song due to its humorous story line [See full post…]

Feb 222017
 
Gap T-Bone (แก๊ป ทีโบน)

T-Bone are the most internationally known Thai Reggae/Ska band, having performed at the UK Glastonbury Festival in 2005 and 2007. They have toured extensively throughout Thailand and have performed many joint concerts with Palmy, they play regular Friday night gigs at Saxophone Pub in Bangkok where this photo was taken.

Feb 222017
 
Chang Song

This is a well known children’s song in Thailand and is taught to children in primary school. The melody is adapted from a Thai classical piece called พม่าเขว “Phama Khwee”.  The word  น้อง (nong) in line 2  is  a form of address or pronoun used with someone younger than the speaker. ช้าง ช้าง ช้าง ช้าง [See full post…]

Feb 222017
 
Beautiful Krabi

  This photograph, entitled  “Beautiful Krabi”, has been the most popular image on my Flickr photo sharing stream; with around 2,000 views and 600 comments and awards.  Over 200 people have marked it as a “favourite”.

Feb 222017
 
Mr Lao Khao

Carabao (Thai: คาราบาว) is the most popular Thai rock band of all time.  The band was formed in 1976 by 2 university students Aed and Keo who met whilst studying in the Philippines.  The word Carabao is a Tagalog word which means buffalo, a symbol of strength, hard work, and patience. Carabao’s songs often tackle [See full post…]

Feb 222017
 
Gun and Bird

Strolling down the back streets of Bangkok’s Chinatown we saw monks were decorating temple compound trees with fairy lights, in preparation for an important service to mark New Year’s Eve. There was a small group of schoolboys assisting the monks, so I went over to chat with them. After chatting for a while, they asked [See full post…]

Feb 172017
 
Photo Published, But Not In A Good Way!

Fort Phra Sumen – ป้อมพระสุเมร So, I am browsing in Asia Books in Bangkok the other day and see a new book entitled “We Love Bangkok” published by OOM Lifestyle Books. I flick through a few pages and think it looks kinda interesting, so I purchase a copy. Later that afternoon I am lazing on [See full post…]

Feb 172017
 
Ho Nang Usa (หอนางอุสา)

Ho Nang Usa, Phu Phrabat Historical Park, Udon Thani Ho Nang Usa (Thai: หอนางอุสา) is the most impressive rock formation at Phu Phrabat Historical Park (Thai: อุทยานประวัติศาสตร์ภูพระบาท) Udon Thani, Thailand. Most of the bizarre rock formations in the park are featured in a legend about a king (Phaya Kong Phan), his stunningly beautiful daughter (Nang [See full post…]