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 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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How Long is Temporary?

Helloooooooooooo!  Anyone still out there?  Given up on the Tom in Thailand?  I sincerely hope not, but I wouldn’t blame you considering the months…yes i realize it’s been months…..since you’ve heard even a peep from me.  Several of you guys have made the effort to send along email of concern and support over the past few months and I really want to thank you for thinking of me and for your caring support in my absence.

A lot has happened since i last talked to you guys in October, and I’ve come quite close to going into the Libsyn a few times to delete the account…..but have never been able to bring myself to go through with it just yet.  I’ve still got a voice….and i’ve still got things to say i guess, so I wanted to sit down today and say that the T.I.T. podcast is not gone away just yet.  The absence is just temporary, and I will do my best to explain the long absence when i sit down over the next few days to clear the cobwebs and dust from the studio.  :-)

Again, thanks for all the support and much love as always from Thailand!

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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T.I.T. Podcast Episode 57: No Cake This Year Please!

  • Welcome to episode 57
  • Yet another podcast from ‘Issarn’
  • The 9 hour journey to the NorthEast of Thailand
  • Avoiding the rain during Monsoon season
  • Being beyond tired just from sitting for hours
  • A post birthday show
  • Thanks sooooo much for all the well wishes!
  • Facebook is amazing
  • What did Tom do for his birthday?
  • Summer break as a gift this year
  • A 5-star cinema experience for Prince of Persia
  • A Bangkok must do!
  • Birthday dinner ‘faux pas’
  • Joined the gym….again!
  • Tom has just lost it….or at least that is how I feel!
  • a long struggle with the weight issues
  • on a lighter note….Pride month in the US
  • Pride in Thailand is in October
  • Tom and gay pride
  • Tom’s own coming out story
  • Coming out to my folks from abroad
  • Not an easy road, but better for it today
  • The World cup frenzy in Thailand
  • Tom doesn’t care for most sports
  • Soccer vs. football
  • World cup dispute prompts axe murder
  • The myth of the gentle Thai
  • Sudden intense outbursts of anger
  • Lack of self control and rules of war
  • Thai rules is about 20 vs. 1
  • If in doubt….always walk away!
  • Interesting discussion on the way to Issarn
  • Feeling more alien the longer I’m here
  • More intense outside of Bangkok
  • Integration not possible in Thailand
  • Why not move home??
  • Life would be easier if I were British or Australian
  • Life in purgatory
  • Making lemonade when life gives you limes!
  • Go check out Tigger’s new vidcasts
  • Check out Cocktails and Creampuffs!
  • Lurve to my listeners!
  • The usual rambling closing remarks

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T.I.T Episode 14: Halloween with Teeth!

•    Welcome episode 14
•    Happy Halloween to one and all across the globe!
•    Hello to my new listeners: Gunner, Johnny, and Jeff
•    A special hello to my listener Bang Bang
•    Tom’s Halloween special memories
•    The costume I wore and wore again
•    Tom developed an obsession with vampires
•    I played Dungeons & Dragons secretly as a teen
•    Dungeons & Dragons, Ravenloft and “I…Strahd”
•    Tom discovered Anne Rice at the public library
•    The movie adaptations
•    Has Anne Rice gone a bit off as of late?
•    Her gay son and his books
•    Love Dracula, Frakenstein, and the Wolfman in old horror movies
•    Scary movies just aren’t the same anymore
•    Bram Stoker’s Dracula…the movie
•    Oldman played the part superbly
•    Tom loves visual and special effects
•    Inspired me to read the book
•    The costumes and the scene that gave me goosebumps
•    I found the interaction between Reeves and Oldman hot
•    Buffy, Forever Night, Angel, and the Munsters
•    Underworld trilogy
•    I’ve only seen one Thai vampire movie
•    The Rocky Horror Picture Show
•    Closing remarks and love
•    Email or Comment!
•    Please call and leave me a message on my listener line!

Email me at tomnthai@gmail.com, comment or you can call my voice line and leave me a message please.  Trick or Treat and Happy Halloween to everyone out there!

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T.I.T Episode 13: Moving Madness

•    I’m back for episode 13
•    Tom has FINALLY moved everything
•    I have too much stuff!
•    Hello to my new listener Khun ‘Im’ in Sydney
•    All Thais have short cute nicknames.
•    An apology to Les in Australia
•    Voicemail from Matthew at S.B.A.
•    Smokey treats and my cough…
•    I’ve already voted…Hooray me!
•    Questioning my need to vote?
•    Why not just do it anyway!
•    Voicemail from Craig from The Royal Pains
•    Update on the new T.I.T. studio/condo
•    Central city living is for me!
•    Tom misses cable television
•    Why Thai television sucks!
•    Halloween is Tom’s 2nd favorite holiday
•    Do kids still go trick-or-treating?
•    American enthusiasm for Halloween
•    Tom has a brain fart!
•    My Hard Drive crash has perfect timing
•    Closing remarks and love
•    Email or Comment!
•    Please call and leave me a message or I’ll lose the line

Email me at tomnthai@gmail.com, comment or you can call my voice line and leave me a message as you know I only do these for you guys cause I love ya!

Also, you need to go check out my fellow podcasters at the Rainbowpodsquad and the Freak Network cause there is some quality entertainment on our shows over there to suit every taste.

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T.I.T Episode 12: Political Mess!

•    Welcome, to episode 12
•    October is finally here…
•    Seasonal sickness is universal
•    Why do dry coughs linger?
•    Hello to my new listener Khristina!
•    Comments from PizzaBabe and Ms. Bulah!
•    Halloween is Tom’s 2nd favorite holiday
•    Freddy or Jason?
•    Hooray!!! Tigger is Back!
•    Strained conversations with my brother
•    Update on the new condo
•    Preparing to move
•    Is there anything more unpleasant than moving?
•    Markup prices in retail stores
•    Tom’s 2 cents on Palin
•    The cute card is all she’s got
•    This isn’t a job you can learn as you go!
•    The hot mess of an interview
•    Her logic means I’ve experience with Burma, Laos, and Vietnam
•    Did their plan backfire on them?
•    This isn’t a Mother of the Year contest!
•    More political laughs here in Thailand
•    Fugitive Ex PM and wife seek political asylum in Britain
•    Shame on Britain if they accept them!
•    Isn’t his brother-in-law Prime Minister now?
•    Why is politics such a dirty business?  It just bothers me.
•    Public Service announcement from Kiko!
•    Closing remarks and love
•    Email or Comment!
•    Please call and leave me a message or I’ll lose the line

Email me at tomnthai@gmail.com or comment or you can call my voice line and leave me a message.  I promise I’ll play it and respond on the next episode!

Also, Better make sure you go check out my fellow podcasters at the Rainbowpodsquad and the Freak Network cause there are some really excellent shows over there to suit your tastes no matter who you are.

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T.I.T Episode 11: What’s That Noise Darling?

Ok, I finally managed to get an episode 11 recorded tonight but not sure it will be one of my best.  I totally forgot to mention the “Designing Women,” clip at the beginning and the brilliant Obama clip I got from the Wanda Wisdom website.  Just love her!  Anyways, hope you guys manage to enjoy it and here are my shownotes:

•    Welcome, to episode 11
•    The rain has finally stopped, or so i thought!
•    Season changes near the equator
•    Tom has a cold….yuck!
•    Comments, emails, messages…
•    Laura and breast cancer
•    I have a new voicemail line thanks to Craig of the Royal Pains
•    My first official voicemail from the BGS show boys…just love them!
•    Please call and leave me a voice message!
•    Tom has big news in the family and his name is Aj
•    Uncle Tom?  Really?
•    Have you ever actually read the book?
•    Reflection on my baby brother being a Dad
•    The noise seems to always be next door
•    Noise pollution in Thailand
•    Inconsideration or ignorance?
•    The strangeness of the silence now
•    More political laughs here in Thailand
•    Just when you thought it couldn’t get funnier?
•    The hydra of politics in a developing Nation
•    Closing remarks and love

Email me at tomnthai@gmail.com, comment here on the blog or you can even call into my new listener line and leave me a voice mail, which I will definitely appreciate and make good use of!

Also, make sure to go check out my fellow podcasters at the Rainbowpodsquad and the Freak Network for some excellent listening entertainment.

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Sorry for not Posting for a Bit….

Hey guys!

Well, I guess I need to apologize for not posting a podcast last weekend but I decided to buckle down on the paperwork to get my studies finished off.  I worked on the final draft of my thesis over the weekend and I’m most proud to say that i went to Grad school on Monday and turned in the final copy. ( I hope!)

However, I was unable to sit down and record a podcast as it takes several hours from start to finish but I promise you guys that I will record one this week.  If not before the end of the work week, then by Saturday absolutely for sure.  I know some of you guys out there miss me, so I thought I should write a little entry to let you know I care.  :-)  My loving critic reminded me the other day that i could at least sit down and write something if I don’t have time to sit down and record a podcast.

Also, in case you haven’t noticed, Tom in Thailand now has an official U.S. based phone line where you can call in and leave me voice mails.  The voice mails that you guys leave will be sent directly to my email so I will receive them and I can play/respond to them on the show.  I have my dear sweet friend Craig over at the Royal Pains to thank for the voice mail number, so please make sure you guys go over to the Royal Pains and check them out.  I highly recommend them!

Well, I will close out here and wish everyone a super productive week ahead.  Much love from the big mango and I promise to talk to you guys again soon!