The Q&A Episode: Happy Anniversary to Us! (2.50)

2017-11-12T20:51:51+00:00


After a brief moment of vindication on the news that 10% of Bangkok traffic police failed a test about traffic laws, we dive right into the questions from the audience. This is our one year anniversary show since the re-launch, and it’s all about you talking to us!

Shaun wants to know our opinion on outdoor activities such as “wild swimming” in the seas and rivers and hiking in the forests and parks all around Thailand. Vincent is looking for some recommendation on movies from Thailand, plus has some geeky questions about the process we use to record episodes of the podcast each week. Oh! And he scoops us on a new “jungle” being built on an old swamp that’s now an airport. Gotta check that out! Dan is curious about the dining/entertainment options just across the river from us in the Silom/Surasak area, and Dylan has a tricky immigration/citizenship question, which means we need to give a serious answer?

Love, Loathe, or Leave

Matthew makes the suggestion this week, asking how we feel about getting the attention of wait staff in various restaurants around Thailand. It’s not like we’re totally ignored…just mostly. But that’s really more a cultural thing than an “ignore the big white dude and maybe he’ll go away” thing. Still, it takes some getting used to, which means we probably love it or loath it. Listen in to find out which it is!

We Love Our Supporters!

This week, we’re thanking another of our supporters and his time, Terry Blackburn has the honors. Greg found out that Terry was such an inspirational student of karate, he forever changed the sport. Curious why that fact (?) is relevant? You’ll have to listen to find out what story we have to tell. You can thank Terry and dozens of other people who help us keep the show free of annoying ads and get access to bonus content, cool swag and more by supporting us on Patreon. You should join them!

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2 Comments

  1. Liam September 22, 2017 at 2:22 pm - Reply

    Looked up some of the movies you guys recommended, especially the horror films. I love Thai horror films because unlike Hollywood horror films they are often unpredictable, and that makes them much scarier. (Sometimes anyway).

    When I looked up “The Eye” however, it seems like it is not a Thai movie! Unless there is a Thai version, the only one I could find is a Hong Kong film.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Eye_(2002_film)

    Greg, is you memory playing tricks on you? Or is there another Thai version?

    • Greg September 24, 2017 at 9:24 pm - Reply

      Nice eye for detail, Liam! That’s definitely the one (stay away from the crap US remake with Jessica Alba). It was mostly a HK-Singapore production, but the cinematographer was Thai, as was one of the actresses, and the last 1/3 of the movie takes place in Bangkok and upcountry Thailand. The climax of the film – NO SPOILERS – is also built around a very famous real-life incident in Bangkok and adds a layer of creepiness to an already tragic event. Click here to read about it, but only after you’ve seen the film. 🙂

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