T.I.T. Podcast Episode 42: Tom in Oz…

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Sorry guys but there are just not any structured show notes for this podcast. Very, very random podcast about my current trip here in Australia where I just ramble on about my experiences here over the past week with the extremely hospitable and warm people and culture of the “Land Down Under,” and the subtle differences to life in Asia that Tom remembers now being back in a western country.  Hope you enjoy!

As always please email me at tominthai@gmail.com, or comment directly here on my page or call my voice line at 1-206-426-2152 and leave me a voice comment for the show!  Also, please go check out the new and improved Rainbow Pod Squad website and give my fellow podcasters a listen…you’ll be glad you did!

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T.I.T. Podcast Episode 41: Driving Me Crazy

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•    Welcome to episode 41
•    Lazy days of summer
•    Occupying my time
•    Pattaya Passion forum
•    A driving we will go
•    Tom’s experience with the Thai DMV
•    Take a friend…NO REALLY…take a friend!
•    The 5 tests
•    The driving safety cinema experience
•    Parallel parking from the other side
•    I’m good for 5 years
•    Rent-a-heap is the next step
•    Should I buy a car?
•    A bad omen following the experience
•    Hit and run
•    A voicemail from Dean and Craig!
•    Saw the latest Harry Potter flick
•    A week to go till Oz
•    Tom + flying = anxiety attacks
•    Swine Flu panic in Thailand?
•    Lead medical school suggests sealing borders
•    Schools and internet cafes closed
•    Paper masks everywhere
•    What not to do when you wear a mask!
•    Closing remarks and love!

Email me at tominthai@gmail.com, please go Comment on my page or call my voice line at 1-206-426-2152 and leave me a voice comment for the show!  Also, please go check out the new and improved Rainbow Pod Squad website and give my fellow podcasters a listen…you’ll be glad you did!

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T.I.T. Episode 40: Pouring Down

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•    Welcome to episode 40
•    How was your 4th?
•    Celebrating the 4th of July in Bangkok
•    Playing with fireworks
•    Tigger reminded me of firework fun
•    That “whoosh” sound bottle rockets made
•    July is wet, wet, wet in Thailand
•    EVERYTHING is damp and moist
•    Down time isn’t always good
•    Keeping busy to chase away the blues
•    Visiting the American Embassy
•    Lot’s and lot’s of paperwork to prepare
•    RPSN site is looking fierce again
•    Go visit the PowerGay
•    Emails and comments from listeners
•    Good friends and good memories
•    Tom loves Singapore!
•    Go visit Pattaya Passion
•    Dealing with the distance
•    It is what it is…
•    Always look on the bright side
•    Eagerly anticipating Oz
•    Closing remarks and love!

Email me at tominthai@gmail.com, please go Comment on my page or call my voice line and leave me a voice comment for the show!

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Happy 4th: Patriotism and the Ex-Pat…

Firstly, let me wish each and every one of my American listeners, friends, and family a VERY happy 4th of July!  I searched around the Youtubes for another version of “the Star Spangled Banner” to use this year but honestly just couldn’t find a better version than this one.  Her voice carries so much power when she sings it and the song has never once failed to move me to tears whenever I hear it.  So please give it a listen and remember there is a very patriotic ex-pat living here in Southeast Asia.

You know, I’ve never been terribly comfortable with the word “ex-pat” and how it is used as such a broad general brush to paint each and every non-native person living within a country.  If anything, I’ve become more and more patriotic each year i live abroad.  I am thankful for the country of my birth and the opportunities in life given to me solely because I’m an American citizen.  I can travel to most countries across the globe with a minimal amount of hassle, where as many citizens of other countries have to endure long and frustrating visa processing experiences.  I was given free education up till the 12th grade, in which I was taught to think independently and question my reality/experiences constantly.  So, no matter how long I’m away or how far I travel, the good old U.S. of A. will always be my home sweet home.  I wouldn’t give it up for anything!  Much love to you guys out there and I hope you have a wonderful 4th!