Posts Tagged ‘bangkok-post’

Rocket Festival Season arrives in Northeast Thailand with a New Twist

I was going to post the arrival of the Rocket festival Season next week, but read this morning of another warning from the people who brought you the Songkran Commandments and, remember truth is detrimental to the public good and could confuse people. This morning The Bagkok Post , Thailand’s Nearly English Language Dailies brought  us Ministry gets tough on makeshift rockets, whatever makeshift rockets are. And now it looks like Altimitters and self destruct features will need to be added inorder to comply with  No rocket can be launched higher than 1,500m. I will be posting more Rocket Festival information soon I just wanted to respond to yet another inane idea by the Thai Government and give you some makeshift rockets to watch
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Episode 15 Google and the Geezer vs Tourism Authority of Thailand

silaGetting ready to post  the article about Phra That Prasit in  Nakhon Phanom I did a search to ensure that the Tourism Authority of Thailandand the other travelguide copy and past professionals did their usual dreadful job when I came upon another site of interest the Phra Achan Bua Temiyo Museum and found it at the Tourism Authority of Thailand website . It sounded vaguely familiar so I started searching.  The Tourism Authority of Thailand put in That Phanom, but also listed in in Amphor Phaeng a considerable distance to the North. Then I found a link to a Thailand’s Nearly English Language Daily in the Bangkok Post Phra Achan Temiyo Museum which they had located in Musang Nakhon Phanom. And on the map in their post it gets even more confusing as it is nowhere near anything.You can see what is going on in the Google and the Geezer, an Andoid Adventure in Northeast, Thailand video,
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Some notes and stuff from Northeast Thailand, Isaan

Found out yesterday that the release of the Samsung Galaxy Camera has been set back in Thailand. One, hopefully, reliable supplier had told me 1 week, while the Samsung store in Udon told me next year some time

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Some notes and stuff from Northeast Thailand, Isaan

The Pullet Surprise Entries this Month in Thailand 25.10.12

If you are in anyway familiiar with the state of journalism in Thailand it will come as no surprise that I have created an award for thainess in journalism which I call the Pullet Surprise a far distant cousin to the Pulitzer Prize awarded to real journalists. Never at a loss for entries listed here are some I have found and some that have been sent to me.

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The Pullet Surprise Entries this Month in Thailand 25.10.12

Thailand’s Nearly English Language Dailies going after a Pullet Surprise

I am not sure I remember ever hearing about

Rain or not there is no shortage of hot air in Thailand

4.10.12 Lam Pao Reservoir Yet again, government stooges are verbally defecating pretend data The Bangkok Post, one of Thailand’s Nearly English Language Dailies on Sunday ran Drought Hit Farmers Pray for Rain. Percentages, numbers and meaningless drivel. Stating that the Lam Pao Reservoir is at 24% means absolutly nothing. How many cubic meters of water is available for irrigation is what is

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Rain or not there is no shortage of hot air in Thailand

Don’t Worry, Be Happy Welcome to Thailand

Don’t Worry Be Happy should be the Theme song for any political group in Thailand  and the folks in Pathum Thani should be out in the streets treading water and singing as Thailand’s Nearly English Language Daily  The Bangkok Post reports Floods reach Pathum Thani  . I also like the suggestion that learning equipment be move to higher ground

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Don’t Worry, Be Happy Welcome to Thailand

From Behind the Khao Ngiaow Curtain Thailand Society and Buddhism Uncovered 17.09.12

I have been commenting on life in Northeast Thailand for more than 12 of my 17 years here. Most of all, I enjoy showing people the beauty of the region, the people, the places and the events

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From Behind the Khao Ngiaow Curtain Thailand Society and Buddhism Uncovered 17.09.12

Monks in Thailand Census by Jangwat 2547 to 2554

I told you the story of The Bagkok Post one of Thailand’s Nearly English Language Dailies and the Apple Application and their feature story “The Business of Buddhism” and their baseless claim that there  are about 120,000 monks in Thailand down from 300,000 some years ago.

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Monks in Thailand Census by Jangwat 2547 to 2554