Thailand’s Wonder Gays…

Ok, last video of the week i promise but this was so very cute and funny that I thought everyone would get a good laugh out of it.  You know, I’ve talked about how traumatizing it was for me to grow up as a gay guy from the south and my high school years were filled with torment and anxiety.  I , and i’m sure many others with alternative lifestyles, often wonder how different our lives had been if we’d received acceptance and support from our peers at that crucial stage of everyone’s life.  Well, one of the things I love about Thailand is the tolerance of differences exhibited by the Thais and you can see that even in a high school setting differences are sometimes appreciated and celebrated.  Very often openly gay teens are accepted by their schoolmates, and here’s a good example I found over on the Youtube.  It seems to be a talent show of some sort?  Anyways, the music is from the Wondergirls that seems to be a sweeping hit all across Asia and its a very cute example of the gentle nature we appreciate in many of the Thai people…especially in light of recent events.  Sooooo…have a watch and let me know what you think if the “Wonder Gays!”

Thai Soldiers vs. the “Red” Mob

Hey guys!  Like i said in the podcast, I was on hand yesterday as the tanks rolled up in front of Siam Paragon in Bangkok only to be over run by an out of control mob of pro-Thaksin protesters.  I think the most amazing thing about the whole event i witnessed was how passive the soliders were considering their vehicles were basically taken over by an angry mob.  Don’t know if it shows strong restraint or inept weakness?  Anyways, here are the videos in case you guys were curious!

T.I.T. Podcast Episode 34: Happy Songkran from the Red Shirts!

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•    Welcome to episode 34
•    A very Happy Easter and Songkran to you
•    I wish I had some peeps or a Cadbury egg
•    Was going to discuss Iowa and Vermont, but….
•    Thailand in the News again
•    Anarchy in the streets of Bangkok
•    Tom witnesses a mob vs. tank confrontation
•    Where will the police/military draw the line
•    Society must have law and order
•    Prime Ministers airlifted out of ASEAN summit
•    What about Happy Songkran (Thai New Year) ?
•    Traditionally it is supposed to be…
•    What it has become
•    Dirty water with ice and Talcum powder paste
•    3 days and you can’t opt out
•    Tom has a well stocked fridge and a bunch of DVDs
•    Closing remarks and love to my listeners!

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Making Window Washers Think Twice…

So, I saw this commercial on Thai television the other day and thought it was hilarious.  If you have ever had the misfortune of being stuck sitting in Bangkok traffic for any amount of time then you would have encountered this situation yourself many times before.  You stop for the red light and suddenly an army of beggars selling roses, papers, wreaths, and most annoying of all…the window washer boys.  These street boys will walk up and immediately spritz a bit of their dirty water onto your front window and start cleaning it with a filthy looking rag, despite any and all protests from drivers.  I’ve seen friends beat on the glass shouting no no no! and even just quickly moving up in traffic in an effort to get away from this nuisance.  It is because the resulting state that the grimey water and filthy rag leaves on your window screen is so very far from being squeaky clean.  Therefore, Here is the answer to this problem once and for all.  You’ll scratch your head and wonder, why didn’t i think of that as well.  Anyways…..have a watch and a giggle from Tom in Thailand today!

T.I.T. Podcast Episode 33: Time Waits for No One…

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•    PSA from Kiko over at Visitronix
•    Welcome to episode 33
•    Summer Storms in Thailand
•    Vacation time again…
•    Cleaning the cave
•    Tom is Nocturnal by nature
•    Comments and emails
•    Go listen to the Tiggercast!
•    Forrest where are you???
•    A blast from the past
•    Hello to another new listener
•    There must be something in the water
•    Tom remembers his last trip to Oz
•    Same year as the tragic Tsunami here in S.E. Asia
•    Time moves to quickly as you get older
•    Tom is on the brink of big change
•    Voicemail shortage…and much love to Craig!
•    Closing remarks and love to my listeners!

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