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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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 58: A Siamese Summer!

  • Welcome to episode 58
  • A summer in Siam
  • From Siam to Thailand…a brief history
  • On enjoying the summer
  • Being in Bangkok feels like a vacation
  • Movies and more movies
  • Back to the gym!
  • Tom’s holiday insomnia
  • Have always been more nocturnal anyway
  • River cruises and costumes
  • Getting to old to greet the dawn
  • A 10 year reunion
  • The same faces with a few more lines
  • Fond memories and food
  • Thais and Japanese food
  • A culture of eating out and why?
  • Thai restaurants in the States and abroad
  • There are 2 Thai restaurants in my hometown
  • Waiting tables at the Thai House
  • Tom got a condo in Pattaya from Craiglist.com
  • Good deal for a balcony with a sea view
  • Facebook woes and thoughts
  • Sarah Palin is just a loon!
  • She’s like a squeaking dog toy or dripping faucet
  • Why she bothers Tom so very much?
  • Arrogant ignorance with a sprinkle of narcissism
  • On claiming to speak for everyone when we hate you!
  • On a brighter note…Tom finally got a new voice mail
  • A voicemail from Jens in Munich
  • Germany is on my list of must visits
  • Email from our long lost Forrest of the Lonely Ice Floe.com
  • Tom is excited that Forrest and Jay are coming to Thailand!
  • Comments from LM and Andrea
  • Mark suggests a Radish cake?  J
  • Huge shout out to Dylan…a new listener!
  • Lurve to all my listeners!
  • Tom begs for more comments
  • The usual rambling closing remarks

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T.I.T. Podcast Episode 53: The Red Storm in a Tea Cup…

Goooooood morning, afternoon, evening and night depending on where and when in the world you happen to stop by and read this.  Firstly, I realize that it has been ages and ages since I did a T.I.T. cast and I’m really sorry to have kept you guys waiting for so long.  Secondly, I decided to sit down today and try my best to rattle off a podcast without any show notes, so if this episode ends up sucking then big sorrys again.  I catch myself rambling on a bit, a few times as i went through the episode but i was trying to cover so much information in a very limited time frame.  Anyways, hope you guys enjoy and will try to be more organized with notes and such next week!  IN the meantime, i wanna send out much MUCH love from the “Big Mango!”  Enjoy!!!!  P.S. Ignore the episode number in the artwork….it was a bit of a mistake! :-)

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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!

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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!

T.I.T. Video Blog 7: New Friends and Thai Protests…

Just a quick hi from me and an explanation/apology for not podcasting over the past weekend.  I got some new listener emails and comments I wanted to talk about a bit, and send a special thanks for you guys that sent them.  Also, If you’ve seen the policital turmoil going on in Thailand on the news then don’t worry about me…It is not going on anywhere near where I’m living and most of the protests thus far have been civil and not violent..mostly that is.  Anyway, have a watch and enjoy…will try and podcast again towards the middle of the week.

T.I.T Episode 8: A Place to Call my Own…

•    Comments, emails, messages…
•    Kiko, Forrest, Nee Nee and The Royal Pains
•    Tom got his contacts
•    Fighting my reflexes
•    Back to work Monday and Start of a New Year
•    The first term is 14 weeks long
•    Medical woes and growing up with health problems
•    Do you have health insurance?
•    The price of good health
•    Thai versus American hospitals…the price
•    Tom’s home shopping news
•    Owning property in Thailand
•    The Thailand Home Buyer’s Expo 2008
•    Annoying Thai sales associate habits
•    Affluent Thais invest in property instead of savings
•    Investing in something tangible like property or gold
•    Economic instability and last market crash of 97’
•    What makes a country fall into the category of “developing”
•    Average monthly incomes
•    Explanation of the large commercial sex industry
•    Closing remarks and love
•    Email me at tomnthai@gmail.com or comment on my blog here…Communication is better when it is a     2-way street!

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T.I.T Episode 3: Cultural Adjustments

•    Intro & Song:  You Don’t Own Me
•    Welcome to episode 2
•    Comments…or lack of?
•    Last weekend of vacation and work drama
•    Grad School frustrations
•    “No Country for Old Men” with Tommy Lee Jones
•    What is the World coming too?
•    Are things really getting progressively worse?
•    First month of “living” in Thailand wasn’t a vacation
•    My first job as a teacher
•    Quality or standard of living surprises
•    Adjusting and “not” coping…
•    Cultural work ethic differences
•    Small steps of exploration to expand my world
•    My first apartment and the reality of living in a Big City
•    Please comment you guys or email…
•    Closing Song: Teardrop from Elton John

Always please feel free to email, message, question or comment and let me know how I’m doing.  Any and all comments will be answered…least till I become famous! Hahaha!

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T.I.T Episode 1: The beginning

• Intro Song: Sweet Home Alabama
• General Background Information on Tom in Thailand
• Living and working in Thailand…”what’s it like?”
• When does the exotic become common?
• Career stuff and being a Grad student
• Discovering Podcasting through a new Mac and my first podcasts by AJTigger….SBA
• What to do when you outgrow roaming the streets…blogging and now podcasting.
• Grand message or purpose?….probably not here!
• Things about me you might not know.
➢ Love B&W movies
➢ Forgetful to a fault
➢ Southern conservative upbringing
➢ I’m really a male version of Bridget Jones…nerdy, dorky, clumsy…yeah that’s me!
• Closing Song: One Night in Bangkok

So, that’s a start….please email, message, question or comment and let me know how my first Podcast went. Please be gentle! Thanks so much for all support and encouragement and I look forward to sharing this journey with you!

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