Ancient event in the Northeast of Thailand


Phuk Siao or Friendship Making is an ancient and beautiful event for the people of I-san. It includes local silk weaving exhibitions, Red Cross Fair, silk pavilion, OTOP products fair, join the festival and try Northeastern style dinner on November 29, 2011 - December 10, 2011 in Khon Kaen, Tel 0 4324 4498 – 9

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Hey guys! It’s been so long since ive done avideo! Just a quick vlog to explain what i’ll be doing for the next year, and to inform you on what it’s like to live in Thailand as a female Canadian! :)
I’ll also post cosplay stuff on here to hopefully, for now, here is my facebook page!…
If you have any questions about anything like what rotary is, and other things, just let me know! :)
I’m a bit awkward so with my first video blog, I wasn’t able to say everything I wanted to, so sorry about that!

So today I had a photo shoot at the Chinese Garden in Khon Kaen and I had the chance to wear this beautiful dress because the photographer needed a model last minute ahah *yay!* Unfortunately it was ”Asian” sized and I had too use a chest binder so it kind of looks awkward, but oh well
This photo was actually taken by my friend Stephanie Lytle, not the actual photographer, but those will be up sometime soon in the next few days hopefully!
Also, I hate hoe I can’t see what my arm looks like until after the photo, ugh it looks all squished now…

I was actually really excited to wear this dress because Thai culture is heavily influenced by Chinese culture so I’m constantly surrounded by both cultures at once and my host family being Thai and Chinese it was nice to experience this and that I had the chance to wear a dress like this!

THAILAND - martial law, protests

ASIAN CORRESPONDENT | 28 weeks later: Are Thai people really happy after the coup?

Earlier this year in Thailand, protest mobs took over the streets, violence mounted, and politics hit a deadlock. That was before the military, led by General Prayuth Chan-ocha, seized power on May 22, giving a rather abstract promise to bring back happiness to Thai people. The junta then introduced the “happiness” campaign, which has since offered the public free movie tickets, free omelettes, free World Cup broadcasts, free concerts and, above all, kept the streets free from politics. So, almost six months after the coup, are Thais really happy?

BBC | Five Thai students held for ‘Hunger Games’ salute at PM

Five Thai students who flashed a salute inspired by Hollywood film series The Hunger Games at Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-Ocha have been detained.

BLOOMBERG NEWS | District Thai: ‘Hunger Games’ Comes to Life in Defiant Salute to Coup Leader

Thai junta leader Prayuth Chan-Ocha was greeted by an outlawed protest on his first post-coup visit to the country’s northeast, the political stronghold of the government he toppled.

RAPPLER | 5 Thai students detained for Hunger Games salute

The students brandish the 3-finger gesture, an unofficial symbol of resistance against the military regime, as Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha delivers a speech on his first official visit to the northeastern province of Khon Kaen

A Few of My Favorite Places

Get off the beaten track when you visit Thailand!

Before I found out I was going to live in Thailand, my knowledge of Thailand was (mildly) less than impressive. I had never tried Thai food before, and the only places I really knew anything about was Bangkok. Thankfully, during my nine months here, I’ve been able to learn a thing or two. No matter where you go in Thailand, I’m a true believer that you will not be disappointed in where you go. But, I’ve started to realize that I actually prefer the less touristy areas of Thailand to the big cities like Bangkok or Chiang Mai. These places definitely have their own draw, and I thoroughly enjoy going to them. But, I thought that I would make a post about my favorite places in Thailand. Most of them might be a little bit off the beaten path, but I think that a traveler who is wanting to learn a little more about Thai people and Thai culture, will really appreciate it.

Koh Chang is a small island about an hour away from Trat on the mainland. It’s slightly east of Pattaya, but it has a lot more secluded beauty that I feel Pattaya doesn’t have. Yes, it is still a very touristy place, but compared to most of the beach get-aways, this is much more quaint. Many Thai people like to come here to vacation, and consider it a real treat for the beaches and waterfalls. The English translation to this island is “Elephant Island”, and true to it’s name has some of the best places to go see elephants or even riding them. I personally love it here because the atmosphere really reminds me of my city in Thailand and back in America. Kind of a islander/Thailand fusion feel.

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Khon Kaen

A cool building in Khon Kaen, the third largest city in Thailand, where we stayed last weekend. I don’t know what it’s called but the lighting at night was pretty awesome!

THAILAND - politics, martial law, Prayut Chan-o-cha

BANGKOK POST | 11 students held for ‘picnic’ protest

Eleven student activists were briefly detained Wednesday night after having a picnic at Democracy Monument in Bangkok in support of five Khon Kaen students detained earlier in the day for their anti-coup protest in Khon Kaen. 

      Khon Kaen students released, but 2 remain defiant 

Five Khon Kaen University students were released without charge Thursday after being detained for their anti-coup protest the day before, but only two signed pledges to end their political activities. 

      | Scholars decry protest repression

Soldiers’ harsh reactions to students holding symbolic demonstrations against the coup could cause more harm than good for reform and reconciliation, political experts warn. 

      | Martial law key to safety, says Prayut

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha stood firm Thursday on his decision that martial law must be maintained to ensure the country’s security, despite growing calls for it to be lifted.  

THE NATION | PM faces anti-coup gesture in his first Northeast visit

During the prime minister’s first visit to the Northeast, five student activists yesterday stole the show by making their way to the front of the stage and launching a protest against the coup and its leader, General Prayut Chan-o-cha.

      | Prayut admits he is not happy Thailand is still under martial law

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Thursday admitted that he is unhappy that Thailand is still under the martial law. The longer it is enforced, the less happy he is, he said, adding that it however remained necessary for the time being.

NATIONAL NEWS BUREAU OF THAILAND | PM approves 100 million baht budget for improvement of water supply in Isaan

KHON KAEN, 20 Novemnber 2014 (NNT)-Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha has approved a budget of 100 million baht proposed for the improvement of the water supply in the northeastern region. 

     | PM Prayut satisfied with his visit to Khon Kaen and Kalasin

BANGKOK, 20 November 2014 (NNT) - Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha was reportedly pleased with his visit to Khon Kaen and Kalasin yesterday after witnessing concrete results of drought relief measures and the progress of the Damrongdham Complaint Center in solving local problems. 

PHUKET GAZETTE | Five Khon Kaen students let free without charge

PHUKET: Five Khon Kaen University students who were rounded up after surprising Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha during his first official visit to Khon Kaen with an anti-coup protest - including a three-finger salute - were released yesterday without being charged.