The Road Less Traveled…

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  • Welcome to episode 44
  • Country living is for the critters
  • Snakes, scorpions and spiders oh my!
  • Torrential rains of the Rainy season
  • Being near the beach should be fun?
  • Almost have a stable routine
  • The commute to Bangkok on the weekends
  • Things that go bump in the night
  • A scary/rude awakening last night
  • Tom get’s spooked easily anyway
  • Spring cleaning in September
  • New friends and unwanted advice
  • When your abroad…everyone has a story
  • Finding a little inner peace again
  • Big cities can make you mean and cold
  • Who I was and how I got here
  • Revisiting the past
  • Why I moved to Thailand
  • The professor and the Thai community in Alabama
  • My first visit
  • Alabama or abroad?
  • EXTREMELY difficult to adjust at first
  • My first “home” in Thailand
  • Adventure vs. anxiety
  • The big split….choices to make
  • Staying on in the big Mango
  • Time passes so quickly
  • 9 years later I’m still here
  • New adventure on the horizon
  • The Visa application process for my partner
  • Success and planning the trip home
  • Thanks for all the loving comments and emails
  • Tigger and Matthew the Power Gay
  • The Royal Pains
  • Closing remarks and love!

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Good News!!!!

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Hey guys!  I received some really good news last night and I thought it only right to write a quick post to share it with you guys.  If you’ve followed the podcast & blog for a while, then you will know that Tom hasn’t been home to the U.S. for Christmas in about 9 years.  This year , thanks in no small part to my new job, I decided to make my way back home to Alabama for the holidays.  I also really wanted my partner to join me on the trip to finally visit my home, and also to take the scary step of meeting the in-laws.

Soooo, last month we started the process of trying to get him a tourist visa to visit the U.S. and it was quite an arduous task.  There was a mountain of paperwork needed for him to even apply.  Then, with the knowledge that he might not even get it, we prepared all the necessary documents from here and at home thanks to the support of my family.  He went to the U.S. embassy last week for his visa interview and fortunately for us, it went really smoothly.  It is often difficult for Thai citizens to get American visas due to a variety of reasons and we were more than a little nervous.  However, I’m proud to report that he received his passport back in the mail yesterday with a 10 year multiple entry tourist visa to the America.  I did a little happy dance when I got the news, and now i’m really excited to make the journey home with my partner at my side come December.

I’ll be having a quite weekend here in the Thai countryside, so you can definitely count on a podcast in the next couple of days.  I’m planning to revisit something I talked about in the first or second episode as they don’t seem to be available for download anymore.  A few of you have requested the background of my journey that led me to live in Thailand, so I’ll take some time in the next podcast and talk about the how and the why that brought me to live here.  Sooooo, till the weekend much luv from very wet southern coast of Thailand! :-)

T.I.T. Podcast Episode 43: Da New Hood…

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  • I’m back…FINALLY an episode 43
  • No longer Tom in Bangkok
  • Where to start?
  • Coming back from Oz…
  • Babies on planes
  • Passing out at the airport
  • Can you hear yourself snore?
  • Arriving back in Bangkok
  • Tom’s life turns upside down
  • How routine is your life?
  • Getting the car….
  • Why I decided to rent…
  • Sort of got to pick my car off the lot
  • Busses in Thailand
  • 3 windows for the same town
  • Tom’s first visit to the school & new home
  • First impressions
  • GET me out of here!!!
  • Set out to drive back to Bangkok for 1st time
  • Wasn’t bad till I hit the city
  • Bumper to bumper
  • Road courtesy in Thailand=every man for himself
  • Packing like I’m going away to college
  • Lots of tears for Tom
  • New neighbors/new friends
  • Might have to make this 2 parts
  • Thanks for all the loving comments and emails
  • Tom podcasts because of you….
  • 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!

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