Posts Tagged ‘esarn’

The Baci Ceremony, Northeast Thailand had no Business in a Buddhist Monastery

Much of the following taken fromThe Baci Ceremony The Lao Heritage Foundation. Baci is an animist ritual used to celebrate important events and occasions, like births and marriages and any event of importance in the cycle of life, Briefly the Baci is a ceremony to celebrate a special event, whether a marriage, a homecoming, a welcome, a birth, or one of the annual festivals.

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The Baci Ceremony, Northeast Thailand had no Business in a Buddhist Monastery

In Thailand People spending beyond their means

One of Thailand’s Nearly English Language Dailies The Nation today had a surprise headline to a story People spending beyond their means, a surprise if you have never seen or been to Thailand before and yet again only part of the story. Go into any Government scholl up to University and try to find a course that teaches family or personal economics

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In Thailand People spending beyond their means

Offering Food Thai Style and Buddhist Style Kathin 2012 Sakon Nakhon, Thailand

Back on the 30th of October the end of Pansaa was marked in the same way many Auspicious events are in a Thai City Temple. I can not call these Buddhist Temples as they only conduct themselves tangently as Buddhists.

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Offering Food Thai Style and Buddhist Style Kathin 2012 Sakon Nakhon, Thailand

Water Rocket Competition, Rajabhat University, Sakon Nakhon, Thailand

I do not know how many schools from around the region participated in the contest but there were about 8 schools represented in the finals. The kids were quite enthusiastic and well mannered

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Water Rocket Competition, Rajabhat University, Sakon Nakhon, Thailand

On the Road Sakon Nakhon to Khon Kaen

The bus left pretty much ontime and arrived just a bit late in Khon Kaen due to huge traffic jams Saturday or Sunday aand holiday mornings are a good time to travel as most people are asleep. Right now 1305h on the 17th I am sitting on a Nakon Chai Air bus enroute from Khon Kaen to Bangkok, which is a change of plans, but another story.The trip htrough the Phu Phan on the way to Somdet in

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On the Road Sakon Nakhon to Khon Kaen

Na Wa Arts and Crafts Center Nakhon Phanom Thailand

The Nawa Arts and Crafts Center is actually closer to Sakon Nakhon town than Nakhon Phanom, altough it is located in the Province. The Foundation for the Promotion of Supplementary Occupations and Related Technique is under the Royal Patronage of Her Majesty the Queen.

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Na Wa Arts and Crafts Center Nakhon Phanom Thailand

Thailand’s shocking inequity statistics

is the headline of an article written 3 years ago by Khun Sanitsuda, one of the few literate, thought provoking journalists seen on the pages of Thailand’s Nearly English Language Dailies. Her numbers now 3 years old have only worsened and the economic woes in Northeast Thailand, Isaan are in a state of disaster by now. 2 elite gangs are fighting to control the citizens and the wealth of the

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Thailand’s shocking inequity statistics

Remembering Ajahn Mun in Sakon Nakhon, Thailand. Forest Buddhism

Ajahn Mun died at 0223h on the 11th of Novenmber 1949. He had spent his last years at a hermitage at Nong Phue, Sakon Nakhon.

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Remembering Ajahn Mun in Sakon Nakhon, Thailand. Forest Buddhism

Finally Truth in Advertising in Thailand, Maybe

There are always all sorts of sales and pseudo sales going on in Thailand. 25 or 50 or 75 percent off

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Finally Truth in Advertising in Thailand, Maybe