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Farang Me (or how this blog got its name)

I can’t really say being a travel journalist is a dream I’ve had for as long as I’ve remembered. My childhood fantasies of adulthood were just as filled with firemen and superheroes as the next kid in kindergarten class. 999 more words


The Story of Chef Andy Ricker of The Pok Pok Thai Empire

When I first started to watch this I was expecting a 12 minutes video of the rise to fame of Andy Ricker, instead what I got was a fascinating hour long documentary about this man, his obsession with Thai food/Thai culture and how it all lead to opening up some of the best Thai restaurants in the United States. 251 more words


Poh me chai farang keeno

We’ve all seen bad tourists. They tend to be loud, obnoxious and disrespectful of locals and their customs. They can come from anywhere, though certain nationalities seem to have worse reputations than others. 101 more words

Ferguson from Afar

I don’t keep up with current events in America as I once did, I don’t watch American news TV; healthy for me.

The events in Ferguson are horrible, sad days for so many. 26 more words


The Ultimate Question

At the age of 25, I feel like I should know the answers to many more things than I actually do. When I was 11 or 12, I thought by the time I was 25, I would be a fully fledged adult; I’d have a steady job, kids probably, a mortgage definitely, but as it turns out, I have none of those things and I’m still wandering around a little aimlessly wondering what it is I want from life. 770 more words


How (not) to protest at the US Embassy, according to the Thai junta

Originally published at Siam Voices on July 10, 2014

We recently mentioned the foreign reactions (and sanctions) of the international community in the aftermath of the military coup in Thailand, and the reaction of the Thai military junta. 982 more words


Rage Against the Copy Machine

Its official. I have a nemesis. He is about four feet tall, strong build, and has a hot temper….no its not one of my students….its the copy machine (obviously, the title was a bit of a spoiler)! 525 more words