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Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Celebrities In Thailand: Emily Ratajkowski

Celebrities In Thailand: Emily Ratajkowski

Emily-Ratajkowski-thMore often than not you will find all sorts of celebrities spending time in Thailand whether that be for new year, for the summer, or even spring holiday. The latest famous (ish) person to grace Thailand is Emily Ratajkowski. She is currently spending new year in Thailand.

Emily is a model / actress / Instagram famous woman. Who found fame in Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' (2013) she then when onto to act in Ben Affleck's flick 'Gone Girl'.

She is a modern day sensual pin up, who loves to share her photos on social media - She has over 4 million followers on her Instagram, and has appeared in several magazines such as GQ and Cosmopolitan - glam and sensational this stunning ladies shares with us her latest holiday snaps.

Her photo's on her Instagram, show her relaxing in Thailand, eating Thai curried noodles and showing off her jaw-dropping figure outside her holiday villa. What a spectacular woman she is.


Monday, 23 November 2015

TEFL Course Phuket - Want to join a TEFL Course?

TEFL Course In Phuket, Thailand

Before leaving for Thailand I booked myself onto a TEFL Course (Teach English as a Foreign Language). I didn't know much about TEFL apart from it would be good to have and to get work. Once more, it would be at a Phuket resort, so I had the chance to do a course in a lovely part of Thailand. The course was to be a three week intensive guide to teaching with teaching practice, brilliant, all booked and ready to go.

Once I had done my pre-travelling in Thailand, I headed to Phuket ready for my course. I'd never been here before and it was great to see a new place. I booked my accommodation before I arrived, and it was on the doorstep of the TEFL training center, so it meant I could have a sneaky lie-in before class. I also had internet and air-con, which made for a perfect abode.

Length of TEFL Course

The course ran from Monday to Fridays 8am until 3pm. With lunch in between. I weren't sure how I was going handle sitting down and listening for long periods of time, after all, I was the King of Sleeping in classes at University. But it was overall a great experience. Lasted 3 consecutive weeks.

Tefl Training Phuket

About The TEFL Course

The course: The course was great, full of information you needed to get started, and very intense. We had to do a presentation in front of the group on the second day, so I whacked out a PGL repeat after me song, which i had in my repertoire, I think the group liked it. They taught us the basics of getting in front of the class, and there was never any real pressure to be perfect. The group was small, we had 8 people on it, all destined to teach - all very strange too. The tutor and owner both knew what they were talking about, and made the nervous one's feel relaxed about it all.

All the people on the course were great accept one! Total B****! But the less said about that the better! Made some interesting friends all out here for different reasons. Some were finding new lives, some were taking gap years! And one didn't want to do it and mooooaanned about everything! I'm glad I met them all, I think!

The Best Part Of The TEFL Course

The Children: Best thing about the course going into school to practice! Thai kids are awesome, the boys punch and kick you the girls hug you! And the teacher, me, chase them around like i'm a monster, and hit the slides for a bit of fun! They loved it teacher on slide! Played games with them in classroom, taught them letters and numbers, and had a whole lot of fun! I'll write more about my school I went to work with at another time.

Teaching Course Recommendation

Was it worth it? The TEFL Course was 1 million per cent worth it, training in the classroom and school. Meeting so many people, teaching English to bar girls! Without a TEFL certificate it is a little harder to get a job in a Asian school, they want to see you have experience, and a TEFL gives you this! Would I do it again? Yes, I would. Interested?

Saturday, 21 November 2015

Thailand News - 21st November 2015

Police in ChiangMai, Thailand  are looking for 2 Thailand girls who may have drugged and robbed two foreign tourists (one American and one Canadian) in the early hours of Friday.

The men had met the girls, probably at a gogo bar, and agreed to go to a hotel, where they were apparently drugged and left unconcious whilst the girls robbed them.

Apparently, before they left the bar, they were give some fruit which contained the drugs. Maybe they should have left the forbidden fruit alone.

Manager Online reported that the men told officers that the women gave them some fruit to eat shortly after arriving back at their hotel room. A short time later the men were unconscious and didn’t wake up until the following morning when they discovered they had been robbed.

The Canadian man had two phones robbed (who needs two phones) and his credit card, whilst the American had 'valuables' of up to 10000 missing from his room.

These men were 100 per after sex, so I say it serves them right, this time they were exploited!

Meanwhile... In Phuket The Water Reserves Are Running Dry --

The following report comes from Phuket News
The news comes Just four weeks ago Phuket Governor Chamroen Tipayapongtada publicly announced there was enough water on the island for everyone until the next rainy season arrives in May next year. 
Phuket Vice Governor Dr Prachiad Aksornthamakul, who sits on the provincial water supply committee, this week called on everyone across the island to keep reserves of at least 200 litres of water in their homes in “case of emergency”.
In Wichit, that “emergency” occurs all too often, with entire residential areas having their water mains supply redirected to serve other nearby areas on rotation, confirmed Chatchai Meechai, chief of the PWA’s water management division.
“There is not enough water pressure to ensure water supply consistently reaches homes all along Cape Panwa,” he said.“We do the best we can, and we only reduce water pressure – not shut it off – every two days, so that one area, such as Khao Khad, has consistent pressure for two days, then the next area, say the end of Cape Panwa, has consistent pressure the next two days.”
Comments from residents however, many of which are regularly posted on the PWA’s Facebook page, indicate that the “reduced” water pressure means there is not enough pressure for water to pour from taps, effectively leaving the home with no running water at all.


The effect is not only at the far reaches of Cape Panwa. Residents along Sakdidet Rd and even on Pattana Thongtin Rd, but also within a few hundred meters of the Wichit Municipality main office, are often without water.
Sakkamol Khawillaikul, chairman of the Wichit Municipal Council, knowns the problem well. “This issue is not new. We have been struggling with this for some time,” he said candidly.

“There is not enough water for people in Wichit, simply because the water mains pipes are too small and the increasing number of accommodations and residents in the area.

“We always follow up this issue and try to provide enough water for everybody and the PWA always respond the best they can – as the water supply pipes are their responsibility – but we still don’t have enough water.”

Wichit Municipality is looking for land to create a natural reservoir to help provide an alternative water source closer to the community it serves, he added.

“I believe that this project will be finished next year,” Mr Sakkamol said.


Meanwhile, Mr Chatchai of the PWA says the problem is that Sakdidet Rd and areas further along the cape receive their water from mains that first supply Phuket Town. 

“Some residents in Wichit complain that they suffer water shortages more than any other areas, and this because Wichit receives water after Phuket City,” he said. 
“We do our best for people on Sakdidet Road, but the fast-growing high-density of the population living in the area has outpaced the ability of mains to serve them. 
“That is why the PWA has a project to upgrade water mains all across Phuket. This project should be complete by February 2016,” he added.
Mr Chatchai, however, did not elaborate specifically when the water supply mains would be rectified for the people of Wichit. 
He did, however, urge people with water supply problems to call the PWA hotline at 082-7901634.
“The PWA Call Centre is the best option. Please call us there if you need help,” he said.


Vice Governor Dr Prachiad’s diagnosis and prognosis concurred with tat of Mr Chatchai.
“Wichit is at the end of mains supply line, so the PWA is working on expanding water supply network now,” he said. 
“After, water mains pipes are in place, we will have improved water supply from the Bang Wad and Bang Niew Dum reservoirs, which will be enough supply for everybody.”
In the meantime, Dr Prachiad urged people to keep water reserves in their homes.
“In case of emergency, please inform the PWA directly,” he said.

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Keyword Research - 9000 People Search For Pattaya Girls

Keyword Research - 9000 People Search For Pattaya Girls 

A simple keyword search of Thai brought up 9000 hits for the words 'Pattaya Girls'. This is a unique amount that has occurred in the google searches over 1 month. There must be 9000 desperate people in this world.

I was ashamed to see that when I googled Pattaya Girls, it came up with a list of Bars, and Massage parlors. Even a youtube video of Pattaya Girls cropped up.

With some websites titled - 'Pattaya Girls - No Money, No Honey?' 'Pattaya Girls; How To Indulge Your Deepest Desires'. One website had its own niche 'Goals of Pattaya Girls.

Having worked in schools in Thailand, in particular, with some 18 year old girls. I know its a struggle for them, and they don't want to be working these bars to make money. Sometimes even their own families send them there. Urged to do it to get money to survive. Sometimes you gotta do, what you gotta do. I just don't like the way this happens.

I suppose it's more in your face in Thailand, these things happen all over the world. Survival. Take for example the sugar daddy thing. Girls use older men in return for money they will treat them to something. Its not good.

What's the answer? I don't know, but the results on google made me spew a bit. And I hope to God, these girls find a way out. I know some of my students will be working the bars now. I truly wish that they didn't have to do it. Its sad to think about the young girls I taught.

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Thai Has New US Ambassador - Patrick Murphy

Patrick Murphy
Thai US Ambassador Appointed

Thai News -  US Senate has voted to approve the appointment of Glyn Davies, a former United States envoy for North Korean policy, as the new ambassador in Thailand to fill a position that has beenvacant for 10 months (since the military coup).

This development was reported Thursday morning in a tweet by the US charge d'affaires, W Patrick Murphy. 

The senate vote was the last hurdle before Mr Davies can depart for Bangkok to take up the post

Mr Davies was nominated as the next US ambassador by President Barack Obama in mid-April. All ambassador appointments must have Senate approval

The nomination was welcomed by the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) when it was announced.

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Liam Vs "Tuk Tuk" Driver

Before coming to Thailand I did a lot of reading up and watching program's about Thailand. I came across Tuk Tuk's which are 3 wheel motors with seats in the back for passengers. I always came across information about the famous Tuk-Tuk drivers.

A lot of the information I read told of how Tuk-tuk drivers rip off tourists, so I thought as i knew about this, it wouldn't happen to me. But guess what it did, and I didn't even see it coming!

The first night I arrived in Bangkok, I made my way to Khoa San Road, which is an infamous tourist street in Bangkok, full of highly priced restaurants and Del boy's selling knock off goods. I got here about 7pm and booked myself into a hotel for the night, the first one I seen as I was tired.

This cost 750baht (£14's-ish). It was a decent room air con, TV, shower - everything you need for a one night stay. The next moring I checked out at 12 o'clock. Went to the nearest coffee shop and hooked up to the free wi-fi to start searching for cheaper accommodation and my laptop decided to overheat and stop working! So I got my stuff together and went on a search for guest hotels.

Walking down khosan road tonnes of Tuk-tuk drivers were asking "where you you, you want ride" and it was very annoying! After a while I decided to talk to one of them. I told him I was after a guest house - his name was Chila, he said he would take me to Tourist Information and then onto a guest house - for 20 baht (40p).

I agreed to this as I was tired hot and just wanted to get to a guest house.
In tourist information the lady was very helpful and booked me into a guest house for 350baht (£7) per night for 7 nights, again I was happy with this. She tried to get me to buy more tourist tours off her, but I wasn't having any of this.

Chila then took me to my guest house, he wanted me to meet him later on that day so he could take me around in the Tuk-tuk for money of course but I said I couldn't.

That night I looked up my guesthouse on the internet as my laptop was working again. It was at this point I realised I had been ripped off. The internet said my guesthouse was 200baht a night, the Tourist Information charged me 350baht! The extra 150baht went into Chila's and the Lady from

Tourist Information's back pocket!
Tuk-tuk drivers are good for business here. They take tourists to shops and if the tourist buy items or rooms (in my case) they get commission.

The following day I decided to go for a walk and guess who i hear shouting "Liam, Liam", it was Chila. I went over and chatted to him. He told me he would take me on a mini tour in Bangkok to some of the Temple's and viewing areas for 10 baht - 20p!!!

There was a catch, he wanted to take me to different shops along the way in the hope that I would buy something - he took he to a jewelers and 2 fashion house's. But I did tell him beforehand I wasn't going to buy anything. I think he thought that the shops would persuade me to, but I didn't. Let's just say, after my 2 hour trip around Bangkok for only 20p! He was very unhappy when he dropped me off at the guest house. As the famous Beyonce song states "what goes around, comes around..." also a nice bit of Karma for ripping me off for the booking of my guest house.

Saying that the conversion rate here is very good, but i'm trying to spend like a Thai person and not a tourist. Plus I don't like being ripped off!!!