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And I did it…Thai Way!

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Skeptical as I was, there was nothing I can do as we have boarded the plane bound for Manila on that day. From Tacloban City Philippines we took a connecting flight bound for Manila then from Manila to Bangkok on that same day. It was a bit strenuous and tiring for me as I was travelling with 3 of our kids. There’s nothing that kept me from being tense but the fact that we are actually going to a country where only few understands and speaks the English language.

However, as I have just said there’s no turning back as we are already bound for Bangkok that night. It took 3 hours for the plane to reach our final destination, Bangkok.

And as the plane was hovering above the vast and luminous City, strange kind of feeling embodies me. Doubtful as to how I and my children will be able to cope with such sudden change.

After meeting us at the airport we headed straightly to the apartment where my wife had been staying for several years. Though my body felt tired, I couldn’t get myself to sleep. Still wondering as to how will our life be in such a strange land, though I have behold how beautiful and well developed it is more than that of my country itself.

So, now here we are the whole family and we’ve been here for almost 3 years now. My three kids are studying in a Thai School and all of them can actually understand and speak Thai. Though my eldest son is still having some difficulties my daughter and my younger son can understand and communicate Pasa-Thai well.

In the span of almost 3 years, I have seen and witnessed the unique, amazing and amusing traits, characteristics as well as culture and traditions of the Thai people. And it is the aim of this article to promote such culture and let the whole world even my own country know, that sticking and keeping the very essence of being who really are can still bring success and prosperity in a country.

Let this be the first among the series of articles that I intend to write on such subject. And show the world how the people of the land of smile do it in their own way.

Next topic…Marriage: Thai Way.

Marrying a Thai


Marrying a Thai: Opps! It won’t be that Easy (Part I)

It’s easy to fall in love to a Thai be it Male or Female. Though for male it won’t be that complicated, it is going to be for the female. Since most of them are still bound to their Culture and Traditions. Mind you, they follow it strictly to the letter. Not for some who are living in Urban areas, but you can bet your bottom dollar that it’s being followed religiously in Rural and remote areas.

So, once you came to meet a certain Thai lady, ask her where she came from. And if she tell you that she came from a certain province, then you still have plenty of time to make up your mind.

However, if what you feel is much stronger than any culture and traditions, then go ahead and follow it. Just prepare yourself for a bumpy ride along the way of marrying her, because it is not as easy compared to some other countries.

Thailand is known for its rich culture and tradition; this is the kind of thing that makes them stand out among the countries here in Asia. And one of such tradition that is still in effect and very much alive is how a person ought to do when marrying a Thai especially their women.

Here are some few things that “FARANGS” (foreigners) must bear in mind if ever you get to decide to marry a Thai woman. Though, you may be lucky to find some who don’t follow such tradition anymore, chances are you’re still going to meet some who does. Therefore, it is best that you arm yourself before you dive in into such Predicament.

Let me tell you first though, that when it comes to characteristics and traits. You’ll be very blessed to be married to a Thai woman, the only thing that’ll stand in your way of having one is it’s Tradition that you need to “dig in” whether you like it or not. If you think you cannot do or follow such a tradition then might as well change your preferences, it would be best for you.


Most of the means of meeting a special someone, especially for foreigners is through the Internet. That’s why mixed marriage and marriages because of online dating became a thing of today’s generation. However, because of its limitation the only thing that a couple can do is talk and chat to each other from time to time. Unaware of what and how each really do things in their own land. As a foreigner, whether you are just a mere salesperson in a store in your country, a street sweeper, a janitor or just a plumber. Be aware the Farang will have to make a sworn statement of his occupation and income athe his embassy beofe he can legally marry in Thailand to his Thai bride.

Once you come to Thailand, the moment that Thais laid their eyes on you. They look up to you, first because of your color. They really are fascinated by white colored people. Secondly, they regard you and consider you as a wealthy man, why? Simply because you were able to come to their country, meaning you are reach because you were able to pay for your air fare (Ironic isn’t it?).

So, don’t be surprised if you find them so accommodating to you. Especially those people who are living in rural areas and provinces


Part two


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       ited in mid-town, Wat Phra That Hariphunchai was built during the reign of King Arthitayarat, a descendant of Queen Chamthewi some 800 years ago.A principal landmark is the 46-metre tall golden Chedi which contains a hair of the Lord Buddha, having nine-tiered umbrella, made of gold weighing approximately 6,498.75 grams...

Chiang Rai

      on the bank of the Kok River within town area, contains what is believed to be the oldest Holy Relic even before King Mengrai built Chiang Rai. Doi Chom Thong has been a sacred site for aextremely long time. The site was surely reverenced as the home of local spirits before Buddhism arrived in the area.

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