Bangkok Podcast 48: Moving Away From Bangkok
In most western cultures, moving out of your parent’s place and into your own life is considered a rite of adulthood and one which many are eager to do as soon as possible, but in Thailand things work differently. It’s very common for people to live at home until they are married – often into their 30’s – live with their spouse, and then have their parents move in with them when they reach retirement. Family plays a very big role in Thai society.
So what’s it like for a Thai to move to a strange country and be forced to live on their own without the emotional or financial support of their family? We are happy to be joined by Orapa Chueyprasit, a young woman who recently returned from living in London for four years. It’s a very interesting look at some of thing things that we, as expats in Thailand, must deal with but through the eyes of a Thai. What happens when the novelty of a new city wears off? How do you make friends when everyone is constantly moving away? What are your options if you miss Thai food? Orapa gives us some great insights into what she loved, what she missed, and how she coped on her own in her time overseas.
Greg and Tony also discuss details of their upcoming ONE YEAR ANNIVERSAY PARTY at Q-BAR, which is sure to be an epic event; and talk a bit about Songkran, and how they’re looking forward to not taking part in it.
Bangkok Podcast 1 Year Anniversary Party!
It’s hard to believe it’s been a year already, but Bangkok Podcast is celebrating our 1 year anniversary in style! Here’s your chance to celebrate with Tony and Greg, meet former and future guests of the show, and hang out with the generally awesome crowd that we’ve gotten to know during the last 12 months. Q Bar Bangkok is generously sponsoring the event and giving guests a special deal – 500 Baht gets you a free selection of drinks from 8:00 – 10:00. Come join us for a chilled out evening with good folks on Q Bar’s Upstairs deck lounge.
Date: May 15, 2011
Time: 8:00pm – 10:00pm
Location: Q Bar Upstairs
Cost: 500 Baht
A night of guilty nostalgia and head banging as three 80’s rock bands come together on stage: Anthrax, Hellyeah and Death Angel. May 2, 6:30pm. AP Parking Limited, Ratchadaphisek Rd. B1,500-2,500 from Thaiticketmajor.
Bangkok Maha Songkran Festival
Celebrate Songkran with three rooms doing three kinds of music: the Wet Room with Fidget House hosted by la French Riot and more; the Dry Velvet Room, playing progressive house and psy trance by Dj Chrisking and his guests, and the Dark Room with DJ phatfunk and others dropping drum ‘n bass tunes. Apr 13, 6pm. Club Culture, Ratchadamnoen Klang Rd., 08-9497-8422. B650.
T-shirt Festival 7
The annual fair returns with fresh new tee designs, plus acoustic gigs by Stamp, Singto Numchoke, Slur and more. Apr 30, 11am. Impact Arena, Muang Thong Thani, 99 popular Rd., 02-833-4455.
For information on these events and more pick up a copy of BK Magazine