TIT Podcast 63: Moving On Up!!!

(sorry for the poor sound quality….it’s been to long i guess)

  • Welcome to episode 63
  • Looooong over do for a new TIT cast
  • Rebooting my life
  • Difficult to know where to start it’s been so long…
  • The joys of moving
  • To buy or not to buy??
  • It’s been a long 2 years
  • Reflecting on rural Thai life
  • And I thought we were laid back in the American South
  • Bangkok vs. Thailand….2 completely different worlds
  • Thailand elects 1st female Prime Minister….
  • Want to be PM?  Just start riots and burn down a few buildings
  • Going home and then GOING HOME
  • Long plane rides aren’t Tom’s favorite thing
  • Trading the Big Mango for the Big Apple
  • NYC  never fails to disappoint
  • Thai consulate and Visa matters
  • What to do in NY…..Ya gotta see a Broadway show!
  • Wicked….just wow!
  • Onwards to Bama and the kin folk
  • Babies and fireworks
  • Summer Time in Alabama=Thailand hot
  • Back to Bangkok for good
  • The Big city inspires TIT
  • Off to spend Thai Mother’s Day in Udon Thani with the in-laws
  • Really want to get the podcast going regularly again
  • Check me out on the Facebook!!!
  • Lurve to my listeners!
  • Big thanks to Ernest for a lovely dinner :-)
  • The usual rambling closing remarks

Music on today’s show:

Movin’ On Up –  Ja’net Dubois and Oren Waters for Jefferson’s Intro.
For Good – Idina Menzel & Kristin Chenoweth in Wicked

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TIT Podcast 62: Pattaya….A Second Look…

  • Welcome to episode 62
  • The usual hellos
  • Hello LM and thanks for the comment
  • A niece and a nephew in the same week
  • Tom’s not usually fond of babies but…
  • On spring break…yes again!
  • Teacher perks vs. cons
  • Relieved I’m a Teacher abroad
  • GOP going after teachers state by state
  • Surely there are better ways to cut spending??
  • Back in Issan yet again
  • Friendlier folks upcountry
  • Genuine smiles vs. Bkk Botox
  • Big cartoon eyes = disturbing fashion trend?
  • Amusing people watching in the big city
  • Speaking of people
  • TIT get’s a first “shame, shame, shame”
  • Every southerner needs a Julia Sugarbaker!
  • If I don’t care for something does that equal judgment?
  • Other things Tom doesn’t care for…
  • Tom expands on “yucky”
  • Vocabulary degradation and 5-year-olds!
  • Why I podcast….
  • A second look at Pattaya
  • Huge concentration of excellent restaurants
  • Foreigner friendly environment
  • Easy going and relaxed community
  • Some of the finest “attractions” in Thailand
  • Siracha Tigers, Koh Larn, Khao Keaw Zoo to name a few…
  • Huge community of retired western men
  • Prostitution more open than other parts of Thailand
  • Sweeping generalizations to say Thais don’t judge
  • Why my partner doesn’t visit…
  • Tom’s take on the world’s oldest profession
  • Age and love
  • Just because it’s not for me….
  • Carpe Diem my friends…because why not!
  • Much Love and ramblings to close

Music on today’s show:

Go Eat Worms– Soundtrack of How to Eat Fried Worms

Only Girl (In the World) – Rihanna

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T.I.T. Podcast Episode 50: No Place Like Home…

  • Welcome to episode 50
  • Apologies for the absence
  • Being busy when you thought you wouldn’t…
  • Meetings and more meetings
  • Tom’s Alabama Christmas
  • Cold and wet
  • Comforts of home
  • Food, food and FOOD!
  • Christmas shopping rage…
  • Picking up where we left off
  • Bonding with my sister
  • How much alike we are
  • A Thai’s take on Bama
  • A week is to short
  • Getting to meet my nephew
  • The smallest male in the family
  • Mexican margaritas and getting carded
  • Nights by the fire with red wine
  • Jet Lag and ancient flight attendants
  • Between a baby and a fat man
  • Wishing things were different
  • Scammed right off the plane
  • What else can go wrong…
  • Moving 2 doors down
  • Next stop……Hong Kong?
  • Hello new Facebook friends and Tigger!!!
  • Finally got me some Taylor on FB
  • A new year and a new decade
  • 10 years in Thailand
  • Post holiday blues
  • Another Year in Rayong?
  • Encouragement from Facebook
  • Rambling closing remarks and lurve

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T.I.T. Podcast Episode 49: A Christmas Vidcast

Ho, Ho, Ho!  I thought I’d record a special vidcast for Christmas this year, instead of a podcast episode.  My partner agreed to sit down with me for a quick Merry Christmas to everyone out there, so please sit down and have a look and meet my partner for Christmas this year.  Lots of love and a very, very Merry Christmas to all of you out there!  (WARNING:  for some reason it seems to have been recorded quite loud!)

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T.I.T. Podcast Episode 47: Gobble Gobble Ka!

  • Happy Thanksgiving
  • Holiday time is stressful for teachers
  • Teachers start to snap at each other under pressure
  • Have you seen New Moon?
  • Tom’s take on the book series
  • I’ve always avoided things that are trendy
  • Turkey day!
  • American holidays abroad
  • My first Thanksgiving experience in Thailand
  • My only thanksgiving dinner in 9 years
  • Would you like a little turkey with your salt?
  • Thanksgivings past….
  • Over the river and through the woods…
  • The Macy’s Day parade
  • Wishing for cold
  • almost still smell and taste the food
  • The feast and compulsory naps afterwards
  • Things I’m thankful for…
  • One of the worst things about living in Thailand
  • An upcoming important Thai holiday
  • Andrea’s comment on the last episode
  • Things we know but don’t talk about
  • It’s much to easy to have language based misunderstandings
  • One thing Thais take Very seriously
  • Facebook and new listeners
  • Pattaya Passion website and message board
  • SBA and a month of daily podcasts
  • Tom on an upcoming Tiggercast?
  • Juggling the time difference between Thailand and home
  • Stop by the blog and say hello
  • Closing remarks and ramblings

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T.I.T. Podcast Episode 46: Winter in the Tropics

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  • Welcome to episode 46
  • Sorry for so much time between shows
  • Holiday season arrives
  • A New approach to podcasting for Tom
  • Love my gentle reminders…keep em’ coming!
  • How did you celebrate Halloween?
  • School carnivals and the failed costume
  • Nostalgic Halloween movies
  • Halloween heralds the holidays
  • Brits don’t quite get Halloween
  • Tom enjoys lounging at home
  • Loy Kratong in Thailand
  • First full moon in November
  • Flower and banana leaf birthday cakes
  • My take on Thai costumes and traditional music
  • Winter arrives in Thailand over night
  • No gradual seasonal changes in Thailand
  • Lots of trips to Bangkok this month
  • (sorry for the background noise!!!)
  • Dean and the Stickman links on teachers
  • My thoughts on the article (can’t find the link L)
  • Education in Thailand
  • Some aspects of the culture inhibit education
  • Saving face and ‘Greng Jai’
  • A lovely link from Ken!!
  • Tigger’s Halloween cast was fabulous
  • What do you think of the new site and flag counter?
  • Matthew of SBA is doing a podcast a day this month
  • Random hellos and love to my listeners
  • Closing remarks and rambling bye!

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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!

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T.I.T. Podcast Episode 28: Love in Thai

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•    Welcome to episode 28
•    Mid-term break for Tom again
•    Teacher perks
•    Holiday time is no fun if your poor
•    Comments and emails
•    Happy Valentine’s Day from Bangkok
•    A nice Buddhist perspective on Love
•    “Have you eaten” means I care for you…
•    “ I love Farang”
•    What is love to you?
•    What is love in Thai?
•    Tom on relationships
•    Don’t wear your heart on your sleeve
•    Love yourself….no one wants an incomplete person
•    Vanity and pride are love’s worst enemy
•    Lust, Love, and attraction
•    Emotional or Rational person?
•    It is easier to say I Love you in another language
•    How closely do you guard your heart?
•    Closing remarks and some Valentine’s love to you!

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T.I.T. Episode 19: Crime and Punishment

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•    Welcome to episode 18
•    Christmas Break for Tom
•    Clowns and French maids
•    I’d rather be traveling
•    Gifts NOT to get a teacher
•    Emails and Comments from my lovely listener Andrea
•    More Christmas in Thailand
•    Tom and Thai food
•    The two Thai anthems
•    Voicemail from Craig of the Royal Pains
•    Nationalism in the extreme
•    Conditioned not to question authority
•    Voicemail from Nee Nee
•    Being homesick over the holidays
•    I’ve been avoiding something
•    Tom tells his dark story
•    Being the victim of crime
•    Looking death in the eyes
•    Post traumatic stress
•    Tom is now on and off the Xanax
•    Scars on the inside and out
•    Closing remarks and love
•    Make sure you go comment on the blog!

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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!

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