Bangkok Podcast: Prae Sunantaraks

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Bangkok Podcast 2: Prae Sunantaraks

After a tumultuous week that saw many deaths and widespread arson and rioting in Bangkok, we discuss the fallout from the army’s breakup of the redshirt protest site and what it means to Bangkok and the rest of Thailand. We also talk about how most of Bangkok continues as normal, even as a temporary curfew puts a major dent in Bangkok’s nightlife.

In addition, we are very happy to be joined by Prae Sunantaraks – nicknamed Fluke – who was born with retinitis pigmentosa, a degenerative retinal disease that is slowly robbing her of her sight. She shares with us the details of The Little Light Project – a charity she started for blind children – and helps us understand how she remains so positive and upbeat even as her world becomes darker and darker – an outlook that many in Bangkok can appreciate these days. She also lets us in on the biggest mystery of all – how a visually-impaired person navigates the treacherous Bangkok sidewalks!

Show Links:

The Little Light Project

8 Comments

  1. Jamie MIlks May 28, 2010 at 2:58 am - Reply

    And just the other day a Paris Hilton knock off was going off the deep end on her Blackberry about Lu Lu Lemon not having enough spandex to chose from.

    * Mark, your voice is coming through clear and pristine…. Anthony, yours seems a bit distant with an echo like your standing in the shower.

    Other than that Im able to understand you but I just want your production value to go smooth. I know its only the 2nd podcast but I thought I’d let you know.

    Cheers guys, and thanks.

  2. Jamie MIlks May 28, 2010 at 3:01 am - Reply

    I mean’t Greg.

    I know, im a douche.

    Who’s Mark??? lol

    • Greg May 31, 2010 at 11:15 am - Reply

      I’ve always liked the name Mark… maybe I should change it? Then I’d have to change my website from GregToDiffer to MarkMyWords. Hey… that might be better! Thanks Jamie! 🙂

  3. Tony May 28, 2010 at 7:09 am - Reply

    Yeah we’re not sure on why I sound like I’m on the other side of the room. We’ll keep working on it and hopefully it will sound better. LOL! Mark. 😀

  4. Octo May 31, 2010 at 12:54 am - Reply

    Very interesting discussion, especially as disability tends to get swept under the carpet here in Thailand.

    Thanks for sharing Fluke!

  5. Gary January 7, 2011 at 2:17 am - Reply

    Your podcast is great. I just started listening about a week or so ago and I’ve gone through all the episodes. Wish there were more to help me get through these boring work days in this brainless job. Its always a good laugh as I spent two short years in Thailand and reminds me of all the funny times. Thanks to Phii Fluke as well! You are awesome. Hopefully, I’ll be able to come help when I come visit.

    • Tony January 11, 2011 at 9:25 am - Reply

      Hey Gary, thanks for the feedback and listening. I’m glad we can make your day at work a little easier.

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    • Greg January 11, 2011 at 10:54 pm - Reply

      Hey Gary, thanks a lot. I’m going to go to my job and tell my coworkers that SOME people actually enjoy listening to my voice at work. 😛

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