Bangkok Podcast: Thai Wedding Ceremony

2017-10-18T21:48:01+00:00

Bangkok Podcast 39: Thai Wedding Ceremony

To start off our month of luuuve, Bangkok Podcast will be talking about the who, why, how and how much of Thai weddings. Despite some strange microphone issues in this episode, we are joined by Jason and Nim, two friends of Greg’s who got married last year. They join us to discuss what their wedding was like, which ceremonial and traditional aspects it included, how it differes from western weddings, and how Jason dealt with the well known phrase ‘When you marry a Thai woman, you also marry her family.’

Greg and Tony also discuss the latest political developments in Egypt, what it means for the region, and how online tools and social media are once again showing the power they have in disrupting long-established ways of oppressing the masses, as well as rising up against that very same oppression.

5 Comments

  1. Pandit Bhikkhu February 7, 2011 at 3:18 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the honourable mention…. not sure about Greg’s chanting impression ….

    • Greg February 7, 2011 at 7:09 pm - Reply

      Apologies Ajarn Pandit! I think I was subconsciously channeling Native American sweat lodge chanting with Tibetan monastery singing. And a bit of Tom Waits for good measure. 😛

  2. Scott February 18, 2011 at 5:17 am - Reply

    Hey Tony! Thanks for the mention regarding the Thai wedding. I’m the guy who was sitting next to you on the flight back from Japan. I laughed quite a bit when you mentioned the check. I just hope I don’t have to carry thousands of dollars in my pocket on a flight to Thailand again. I enjoy the podcast…keep up a great work!

    • Tony February 18, 2011 at 7:55 am - Reply

      Hey Scott, small world! Glad you found the podcast. How long are you in BKK for?

  3. Scott February 19, 2011 at 1:57 pm - Reply

    I’m actually back in the states now. I have a tentative plan to be back in BKK in May for my brother in-law’s wedding. This will also be the time that I actually take my wife back to the USA with me…permanently.

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