TIT 68: The Necessity of Reinvention…

  • Welcome to Episode 68
  • Room to breathe during Mid-term Break
  • Holiday time in Issan
  • I know…Been a few months
  • Where does the time go?
  • The blur of the holidays
  • Finding spare time
  • A typical day for Tom
  • Work in Bangkok is very demanding
  • The little school that could
  • Did I mention I went to Hawaii?
  • Lives up to hype!
  • Transported back in time
  • Pearl Harbor, Waikiki, and a Luau
  • Snorkeling with the turtles
  • Unpleasant LONG flights
  • Never have good luck on airplanes
  • New Year in Issan
  • Did I mention work is demanding?
  • Duties above and beyond teaching…
  • Let’s do this….and let’s do this…and…
  • Never good enough
  • Contracts…it’s all about the contracts
  • Opportunity vs. stability
  • haven’t seen friends since before Christmas
  • RIP to Whitney Houston
  • What her music meant to Tom
  • Her passing was difficult
  • Got to see her in concert
  • Life goes on….
  • The future of the TIT podcast
  • Wanna do something with the site
  • Taking it to the next level?
  • make podcasting more sustainable?
  • Need to streamline the process
  • Where to go next?
  • Closing remarks and lurve

Music on today’s show:

How Are You (Welcome to Thailand)Pamela Bowden

Step By StepWhitney Houston

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TIT 67: The FloodCast

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Welcome to Episode 67
  • Water, water everywhere and…
  • Where has Tom been on the issue?
  • Overwhelmed by the depth and breadth of it all
  • Keeping TIT light hearted and upbeat
  • Letting you know I’m safe
  • Where I am in relation to the floods
  • International Media pays attention to late…
  • A Natural disaster at a snails pace
  • A Creeping Tsunami
  • The worst flooding in 50 years
  • The evolution of a disaster
  • Keeping the water back to long
  • The making of a perfect “storm”
  • Bangkok residents had a month to prepare
  • Remember that lack of forethought?
  • Panic buyer Items of choice
  • Noodles, water, and beer unavailable
  • 2nd and 3rd wave of panic buying…
  • Politicians bickering over who knows more
  • Bangkok governor vs. National Thaksin party
  • A leader in her Burberry water boots
  • This is why electing competent leaders is important
  • Cracking under pressure isn’t very inspiring
  • Tom wasn’t being overly dramatic about the rains
  • Heart breaking to see the smiles
  • To donate or not….
  • Evil politicians take credit for donations
  • Happened after the Tsunami 2004
  • Mass exodus from the capital city
  • Sacrificing land to save the capital
  • Why save Bangkok?
  • The plan thus far…will the barriers hold?
  • Tom is fine and still no wet feet….for now…
  • Closing remarks and lurve

Music on today’s show:
Time After Time INOJ

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TIT Podcast 66: Go Away Ms. Monsoon!!!

  • Good morning, Afternoon, Evening or Goodnight…(Truman Show)
  • Tom has his groove back..
  • Being wary of things going well
  • Interesting signs in Bangkok taxis
  • Takes a few weeks to settle in
  • How the classes divide up
  • Tom wonders which group he was in?
  • Are you ok, are you ok, are you ok?
  • Feeling fine though, i’m not smiling
  • How to give Tom a complex…
  • Coming down off the moving high
  • Do your moods go up, down and plateau?
  • Movie news:  Fright Night with Collin Farrell
  • 4D cinema experience in Bangkok
  • Like a Disney ride
  • Onwards to Thailand stuff
  • Worst monsoon season in years
  • Severe flooding in Pattaya
  • Hundreds of Crocodiles escape from farm
  • Why the crocs should be afraid more than the people
  • Low point in the tourist season
  • Getting caught out in the rain at just the right time
  • Canals (Klongs) always in the back of my mind
  • Sandbags on standby
  • A little Thai lesson for ya’ll (rain and flooding)
  • Attention straight guys!!!
  • Thai woman strangles baby to fly to party
  • I’ve seen these sort of gals in action
  • Beware, beware, and beware!
  • On a lighter Note
  • Have purchased TominThailand.com
  • Going to attempt to make the site more attractive
  • What does it need?  What would you like to see?
  • Facebook stuffs….why do i need 2?
  • Closing remarks and lurve

Music on today’s show:
กระแซะเข้ามาซิ –Pumpuang Duangjan

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TIT Podcast 64: Behind the Thai Smiles…


  • Welcome to episode 64
  • Told you I’d do better
  • A few relaxing days in Issarn  (N.E. Thailand)
  • Never try to out drink your father in law
  • Tom’s beer of choice in Thailand
  • Not a fan of bitter beer
  • A 500 vs. 50 baht meal…
  • Guess which one was is better??
  • Flying around Thailand on a budget
  • Things to be aware of…
  • Tom LOVES questions from listeners
  • Shout out to Paul J
  • American vs. Thai culture
  • Drawing from experience
  • The 2 things you need to know
  • Saving face and Kreng Jai
  • These to aspects of culture affect everything
  • Every day life and saving face
  • Nothing is more important to Thais
  • Saving face will drive you insane….trust me!
  • The downfall of most expats…
  • Arrogance on steroids
  • Never saying sorry
  • Kreng Jai = being super considerate to others
  • Going out of your way not to make someone lose face
  • Inconveniencing yourself
  • not saying anything and smiling
  • smiling isn’t always happy
  • LEARN to read the smiles
  • Deference to elders = not questioning them
  • “Pee” older and “Nong” younger
  • Age defines social relationships
  • Younger NEVER questions older
  • Referring to yourself in the 3rd person
  • Tom’s 1st experience with culture differences
  • It will drive you crazy if you let it
  • Learning to let things go…take it easy
  • Listener lurve on the facebooks!
  • Thanks for hanging in there
  • Closing out with an Issarn special
  • One of my favorite Thai songs
  • Look Tung or Thai country music
  • The song is about a Thai country girl
  • Doesn’t like her name….It’s country sounding!
  • Have a great week babies!

Music on today’s show:
Khun-Lum-Yai – Looknok Supaporn

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TIT Podcast Episode 61: Finally Checking In….

  • Welcome to episode 61
  • Remember me?
  • What Tom has been up too
  • Was my last podcast really in October?
  • Phuket for Christmas with the flu
  • An Issan New Year
  • The comforts of routine
  • Work-home-sleep….repeat
  • To much time on the road
  • A typical week for Tom
  • Job hunting blues
  • Finally some good news
  • Moving back to the big Mango
  • New job equals new visa (kinda)
  • Thai embassies in the US
  • Whole consulate on vacation
  • NYC or L.A.
  • Home for the 4th
  • Babies, babies, and more babies
  • A Pattaya report
  • Having nothing nice to say…
  • Retirement community
  • Adventures on Pattaya public transport
  • Russians….LOTS of Russians
  • Slowly becoming my least favorite folks
  • Helping a friend in need
  • To publish or not?
  • Check me out on the Facebooks!!!
  • Lurve to all my listeners!
  • The usual rambling closing remarks

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T.I.T. Podcast Episode 60: A Hallowed Cast

  • Welcome to episode 60
  • Happy Halloween from the Big Mango
  • Ghosts and Goblins…Thai style!
  • Where the Heck have you been?
  • Just not feeling it…
  • Hard to get back in the saddle again
  • Saying something nice vs. not saying at all
  • Haven’t been in a good place for a while
  • Spent several days in the N.E. of Thailand
  • Chillin in Issan
  • Issan holiday
  • Naga Fireball festival
  • Unsolved mystery like Loch Ness
  • Good eats in Issan
  • Preparing to Job hunt again…
  • Needed a recharge in the worst possible way
  • How to snap out of it?
  • The future of the T.I.T. podcast
  • Tom isn’t the only Thailand Podcast anymore
  • Go give the boys at Bangkokpodcast.com a listen!
  • Excellent weekly podcast on all things Thai
  • Worst flooding in decades….Global warming?
  • Cool season should arrive next week!
  • Tom’s favorite few weeks of the year
  • Upcoming election week in the US
  • What a bag of crazies, huh?
  • Bigotry and hate just all out in the open now….
  • Tell us what you really think, ok?
  • Demonizing intelligence can’t be a good trend
  • Dangerous roads ahead if these nuts get in office
  • Fear seems to be a good motivator for the right….
  • The difference between the ‘left’ and ‘right”
  • Why can’t people see the strength in diversity?
  • There’s a dragon quietly biding time…
  • Check me on the Facebooks!!!
  • Lurve to all my listeners!
  • The usual rambling closing remarks

Music on today’s show:

The Headless Horseman – Bing Crosby
Sweet Transvestite – The Rocky Horror Picture Show Soundtrack

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T.I.T. Podcast Episode 59: Beware of Pink Bears!

  • Welcome to episode 59
  • Rain, rain and more rain
  • Afternoon rains like clockwork
  • this much rain and still not handle traffic??
  • 2 accidents in a row in the way home in the rain today
  • 2 weeks and counting…..
  • feeling a tad bored now
  • Tom and the comfort of routines
  • A fabulous new place will help
  • Pics posted online already, so go be jealous!
  • Will miss Bangkok when I leave again
  • Safe to finally spill the beans
  • Tom’s LONG ordeal with a former employer
  • Being between a rock and a hard place
  • Where’s the money gone?
  • Didn’t realize power bills were paid 3 times a month
  • The magic cup game with thousands of dollars
  • Tom’s conscious got the best of him
  • Deep depression at the time worsened by the mugging
  • Begging for compensation for services rendered
  • Employee salary vs. new cars, new branches, and overseas tuition
  • Using our good nature against us
  • When does helping you become using me?
  • Strike? And counter threats…
  • The system isn’t set up to help employees
  • Tom needed the Visa to stay
  • A sliver of hope finally presents itself
  • Tom chooses to bow out quietly
  • Darkest days behind me now…..i hope
  • A lovely email from my listener Rod down on the Gold Coast
  • Podcasts and music
  • Comment from Jens….Hey Jens!
  • Check me on the Facebooks!!!
  • Lurve to all my listeners!
  • The usual rambling closing remarks

today’s TIT musical selection:

“That Don’t Impress Me Much – Shania Twain”

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