T.I.T. Episode 21: Fa Ra Ra Ra Ra

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•    Welcome to episode 21
•    Still on holiday
•    There must be elephants upstairs
•    Early Sunday morning meetings
•    Comments and emails
•    Stealth bullies
•    Using your niceness against you
•    Being taken advantage of…
•    Rude tourists in McDonalds
•    Tom’s favorite Christmas Movie
•    “A Christmas Story”
•    Deck the Halls with Bows of Horrry!
•    Job hunting
•    The qualification conundrum
•    Hard choices ahead…
•    Tom wants to travel
•    Closing remarks and love
•    Go comment, comment, comment!

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T.I.T Episode 17: Muppets With Guns…

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•    Welcome to episode 17
•    To busy to Podcast
•    Hope your Thanksgiving was good!
•    Holiday importance fades with distance
•    Tom has a cold
•    Saw the new James Bond and latest Vampire flick
•    Should characters evolve?
•    Is the world becoming harsh and cold?
•    Technological detachment from one another
•    Comments and emails
•    More Thai political mess
•    The definition of a Banana Republic
•    It isn’t as chaotic as the media says
•    Red vs. the Yellow shirts
•    Slingshots, sticks, and guns
•    Airport closures will devastate the economy
•    December is the peak of the high season
•    Would you travel across the world to be turned away?
•    Building a house on shifting sand
•    Closing remarks and love
•    Make sure you go comment on the blog!

Email me at tomnthai@gmail.com, comment or call my voice line and leave me a message!

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 16: Go “Loy” Your “Krathong”

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•    Welcome to episode 16
•    November begins the cool season!
•    The crazy folks on my street
•    I finally got cable TV last week
•    The new James Bond just isn’t the same
•    Loy Kratong festival was last week
•    Tom finds the festival a bit hypocritical
•    Comments and emails
•    Voicemail from Craig at the Royal Pains
•    Aj and Forrest are back….hooray!
•    Sweet & Sour victory for us
•    Tom gets a bit emotional and swears
•    tired of being marginalized
•    My “exile” by choice seems indefinite
•    I’ve considered Australia or Canada
•    What makes our love any different?
•    The holiday season and depression
•    Job hunting window is next month
•    Closing remarks and love
•    Email or Comment!
•    Please call and leave me a message on the listener line

Email me at tomnthai@gmail.com, comment or call my voice line and leave me a message!

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 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 10: Rain, Rain go Away!

•    Welcome, finally episode 10
•    When it rains it pours
•    It’s football season at home….I miss it!
•    Fashion faux pas on the sky train again
•    Comments, emails, messages…
•    Special shout to my new listeners!
•    Andrea, Laura, and Weegie
•    Remembering 9/11
•    Homeland Security woes…
•    Muay Thai or Kick Boxing
•    Must see place in Bangkok?
•    I finally got to see Mama Mia…
•    Going to the movies in Thailand vs. the US
•    Look, look….a farang!!!!
•    Being on the other side of racism
•    Tom’s take on the protests in Bangkok
•    Quick summary of what’s going on politically
•    The Prime Minister was brought down for what???
•    My partner’s take on Thai politics
•    How I met my partner
•    The advantages of internet dating
•    Closing remarks and love

Email me at tomnthai@gmail.com or comment or you can even send me an mp3 if your feeling extra happy when you hear this episode!

Make sure to go check out my fellow podcasters at the Rainbowpodsquad and the Freak Network for some excellent entertainment.

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T.I.T Episode 6: The Chapters of a Life

•    Welcome to episode 6
•    Comments, emails, messages…
•    Guns in your Dolce?
•    Do I lack flow?
•    Tom doesn’t take criticism well
•    When was the last time you complimented someone?
•    I’ve started running
•    Getting used to metric mess
•    My trip to the doctor and fear of needles
•    My bosses x-rated killer rabbit story
•    AJ is back…hooray!
•    I miss Tigger
•    Why I resisted podcasting at first
•    A chapter of my life is almost closed
•    Jimmy Kimmel and Richard Simmons….Again!
•    Why are we fascinated with crazy?
•    My 3 years without television,
•    I don’t like reality shows
•    Why so many crime shows?
•    The Mummy:  Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
•    Encino Man is starting to age….
•    Tom’s fascination with Asia goes back to childhood
•    Another week of next week off
•    Closing remarks and love
•    Email me at tomnthai@gmail.com or comment on my blog please!

Please let me know you guys are out there.  Please email and/or comment….still waiting for you guys to let me know how i’m doing.

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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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T.I.T. Video Blog 5: The Dark Knight and Shock Jocks….

Hey guys! So i went to see the new Batman movie last night, and it was such a great action/adventure film. I talk about the movie and also about this conservative asshole radio host I heard about on CNN this morning. You can check out who this guy is and if you scroll down the page you can see what he thinks of children with autism. I personally thought his comments were distasteful and disgusting! Anyways, have a watch and I hope you enjoy. Thanks for stopping by as always and will write or talk to you again in a day or so.

Insomnia…

Hey folks!  It is Friday here in the Big Mango just before Noon and I’m sitting here munching on some instant oatmeal and sipping my coffee.  It’s been really warm here in the capital this past week, or “stonking hot,” to borrow a phrase from a close friend.  Went to see Hellboy 2 last night at the local cinema up to road at Siam Paragon, and throughly enjoyed the film.  The film was directed by Guillermo del Toro who also directed Pan’s Labyrinth so the same style of fantasy creatures inhabit the shadow parts of our world.   I really enjoy his spin on fantasy as the classic fairy tales creatures we heard about growing up come to life with a menacing edge to them.  His artistic vision and touch is kind of dark, and after seeing 3 of his movies now I’m definitely a fan.  However, having said that, I’m a huge fantasy/sci-fiction from way back so i’m sure that has something to do with it as well.  I’m glad Hollywood has seemed to run out of original script ideas, cause I’m more than pleased with the amount of sci fi, fantasy and super hero movies that it keeps churning out.  Next up, I will be off to see the lastest Batman reincarnation with the late Heath Ledger starring as the Joker.

Anyways, enough of  my nerdy movie tastes right?  What i really wanted to sit here and talk to you about today is insomnia.  I’ve probably talked about it before, but I seem to get a case of severe insomnia with every single long holiday break that rolls around for me.  I go to bed later and later every night, until I’m stuck in a routine of going to bed around 4 AM and getting up at noon or 1 PM every single day.  It gradually happens over the course of about a week, until one night I look up and I’m sitting here surfing the net wide awake at 4 AM.  Then if i actively try to change the pattern I always fall into then I start to run into trouble.  I try setting the alarm for about 9 AM, but the sleep of the dead takes me when I finally do doze off to sleep in the wee hours of the morning and absolutely nothing can rouse me.  Also, If i try to go to bed earlier I just lay there staring into the darkness of my room, or counting the imperfections on the ceiling.  My mind races through a million random thoughts and sleep never comes no matter how much i toss and turn.  I’ve tried to lay there and clear my mind, but even the active thought of doing that keeps my mind occupied.  I’ve been like this since my early teens, and I guess I’ve no hope of being able to change it now.  However, I wonder if anyone else out there suffers from a similar problem?  Anyways, I just wanted to check in with you guys and share what I’ve been doing this week.  I should get a shower and attempt to have at least half a productive day here so I’ll get going.  I hope everyone has a great weekend ahead, and I’ll be back to post soon.  Much love to you from Bangkok and as always thanks so much for stopping by to read my rambles.