Bangkok Podcast: 5 Questions

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Bangkok Podcast 33: 5 Questions

For the last show of 2010, Tony and Greg decided to learn a little about more about how each of them views their adopted city. To that end, each of them came up with five questions about life in Bangkok without telling the other what they were; improvisational podcasting at its finest! What did Greg ask Tony? What did Tony ask Greg? The answers are all in episode #33 of Bangkok Podcast.

They also talk about Tony’s upcoming trip to Japan, and how Christmas is celebrated in Bangkok… or rather, how it’s not celebrated.

Happy New Year and thanks for making our first year a huge success!

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10 Comments

  1. Munadel December 27, 2010 at 5:35 am - Reply

    Happy Holidays and looking forward great new shows in 2011.

    • Greg December 28, 2010 at 7:53 am - Reply

      Thanks Munadel, we’re looking forward to it!

  2. Vin December 28, 2010 at 3:45 am - Reply

    I love these kinds of podcasts because you get into the nitty gritty questions about life over there.

    I have a couple questions for you guys. How do you make money out there? (specifically you two, I’m not talking generally) What do you do to pay the bills?

    This is a question I’m always wondering when I read expat blogs. It seems like teaching English is the standard go-to job, but I’m more interested in learning how expats “make it” over there and not teach English.

    • Greg December 28, 2010 at 7:56 am - Reply

      Hey Vin, thanks. Personally, I work at a magazine in a writer/jack of all trades sort of capacity, and as a freelance writer for various different publications. I did the teaching thing years ago, but it was a stepping stone, not a career. Interesting idea for a show, we’ll talk about and see what we come up with.

  3. Vin December 28, 2010 at 3:47 am - Reply

    An episode suggestion–I’d find it interesting if you did a podcast on different jobs expats take in Bangkok (could be anecdotal stories)–from the normal to the unique/bizarre. I’d love to hear your thoughts on that.

    • Tony December 29, 2010 at 7:51 am - Reply

      Many expats are pretty personal about their work. 3 questions you never ask an expat are:

      1. How much do you earn?
      2. Is your visa legit?
      3. Where did you really meet your girlfriend?

  4. Jack January 2, 2011 at 1:02 pm - Reply

    Happy new year guys…looking forward to 2011..love to see you guys put video podcast soon

  5. Dylan Newstead January 2, 2011 at 1:31 pm - Reply

    I always wondered what the film industry is like over in Thailand. I am a filmmaker in Canada but i love Thailand. Is there alot of filmmaking going on in Bangkok?

    • Tony January 4, 2011 at 8:53 pm - Reply

      Greg would know more about that as he’s worked in the film industry before.

    • Greg January 11, 2011 at 11:08 pm - Reply

      Hi Dylan,
      I worked in the industry in Canada for years, and did a few gigs here for a while as well. The thing that tripped me up about film in Thailand is that you really need to know Thai before anyone will take you seriously. There are tons of very skilled and capable Thais who can pull focus, run dolly or mic a scene with the best of them; a line producer or PM will look at you and ask why he’d hire you (at rates likely higher than the locals) when you only speak one language.
      Of course there are plenty of foreigners who work in the biz who aren’t fluent in Thai, but they’re usually in pretty senior positions and have peons that translate for them. The film biz is one that works very much as a ‘it’s who you know’ industry, but it’s even moreso in Thailand; if you don’t know someone who knows someone, it’s hard to open doors.
      However, one of the nice things about working in the biz in Thailand is that – unlike my experiences elsewhere – most people are pretty decent folk. The worst experiences I’ve had here have all been with foreigners, who seem to be the same personality-limited, self-important douchenozzles that they were back home. 😀

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