Even monks need to shop till they drop In spite of the propaganda I know Thailand is not a Buddhist country, but the Thailand’s Nearly English Language Dailies have to add insult to injury with what is becoming, almost daily headlines like “Marketers, advertisers told to focus more on ‘status seekers’. Why in a country where the king himself promotes “self sufficiency and moderation” would
“Thais top the infidelity charts” was the lead in the Bangkok Post article discussing a survey of 36 countries (which ones?). Now this story should not even run in Thailand as it does not show Thailand in a favorable light, or does it
So far the rainy season has been a bit of a non-event here in Northeast Thailand. Intermittent showers and occasional downpours have been the norm over the past few weeks.My look at Lampao reservoir in Kalasin has been posted and as noted irrigation water is the only discharge taking place and the water is at its lowest level.
Friday the 31st we plan to depart Sakon Nakhon in the afternoon to Mukdahan and the 1st an early start to Ubon Ratchatani and Wat Pa Nanachat. The purpose of the trip is to pick up Thai language Dhamma books for the folks who support the Forest Monasteries in this area. A short stop at Wat Nong Pa Pong, Ajahn Chah’ original monastery and a visit with some acquaintances and a return to Sakon Nakhon on Monday the 3rd. Another goal of this trip is to try to find some real Vietnames food in Ubon. I have seen a video of a Banh Mi stand that looks pretty authentic. I have already had a few meals at the “Indochine which I would rate about 60% authentic at best. I have heard of 2 others and of course will report my finding in the blogs.
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I had heard about Amnart Buasiri, deputy director of the Office of National Buddhism and his statements and had a good laugh, but on careful consideration he has a good idea and this is something Tourism Authority of Thailand can really get involved in as well. Lateky nearly every week we see more proof that Thailand and Buddhism are yoinks apart, so how you might ask can Thailand market
The gloves almost gave this group the Michael Jackson connection and the pink headbands just made it all even more sexy. This competition was held among 6 moo (neighborhoods here near Phra That Choeng Chum here i Sakon Nakhon, Thailand
The other day I read that “Despite its increasing population,the number of Buddhist monks in Thailand had fallen from 300,000 around a decade ago to 120,000 today” by the Bangkok Post. There was no reference to the source of this number and since I have little faith in Thailand’s Nearly English Language Dailies I decided to do some research of my own and enlist the help of a couple contacts
The Bangkok Post, one of Thailand’s Nearly English Language Dailies, has Iphone app titled “ThaiPad” and you can read all about it for yourself. As yet nothing for Android users, but based on what I have read, and learned, or not learned, never mind. A twitter friend in the U.K
Starting from Phra That Choeng I drove out to Nittayo road, The Udon, Sakon Nakhon Highway and proceded to the Rajabhat campus, looking for a gymnasium. I did find one adjacent to the athletic field, but it opens even later than the one at the hospital so is of no use to me. From Rajabhat I travelled to the Provincial Government complex via Tat Bamrung Road to a side soi and through the complex