Archive for the 'Food, Eating, & Dining' Category

What’s in a Name: Gyoza, Jiaozi, Pot Sticker, Asian Dumpling

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

“Hey sis, are those Gyozas finished?” My stomach was growling. “Geeyo—what?” A confused look reflected in her expression. “Gyoza—you know, those pork dumplings you were gonna make” “Huh? Well, I thought you just wanted to eat pot stickers, so that’s what I made.”As she replied, little Nate and Danny walked into the kitchen.

Crocodile Blood Capsules: Health Supplement Boost

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

Croc Blood Serum as a Savior? It’s a common observation that reptiles heal quicker than mammals, far less prone to disease and infection of exposed wounds. Considering crocodiles, particularly, are constantly exposed to millions of microbes and pathogens that would pose threat to exposed humans, one must wonder what can be learned or gained from [...]

The Actual P’s of Contemporary Capitalism and Marketing

Sunday, July 26th, 2009

Capitalism & Marketing Mix: The true story Imagine an alien student studying human-kind getting hold of a Marketing text book. Sooner or later, they’d get to the chapter about the four P’s: What were they again—oh yea, Product. Place, Price, and Promotion. Reading further, they’d go on to learn that a few additional Ps were [...]

Dear Galileo หนีตามกาลิเลโอ : Thai Europe Adventure – Romance – Friendship Film

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

Directed by Nithiwat Tharatorn starring Ray Macdonald (as Pisit) Chutima Theepanart (as Cherry), and Jarinporn Joonkiati (as Noon), Dear Galileo is a warm and modern Thai flick exploring the stretching bonds of friendship and love across the borders of Europe. Beginning in Thailand, the two prime characters, Noon and Cherry jump straight to the point, [...]

Mangosteen Name Mystery: Thai joke version

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

With lifts on import bans in recent years, much of the western world has finally been introduced to the sweet & juicy delight of the mangosteen. This native Asian fruit identified scientifically as Garcinia mangostana is so new to the mass markets of US and Europe, common spell checkers have yet to recognize it. Our [...]

Virtual Samui: Holiday Planning in the Post-Modern World

Sunday, October 5th, 2008

Koh Samui, one of Thailand‘s most popular island destinations, maintains a ‘must go’ status for some, while for others is still one of those places at the bottom of the list. Considering its collage of aqua marine waters, white sand beaches, pristine tropical landscapes, cultural spice, and modern infrastructure, one has to wonder why some [...]

Thailand Rule of Law: Praised Taxi Driver gets light Murder Sentence

Saturday, June 28th, 2008

As my 30 baht plate of Grapow Basil Stir fry was being cooked at the neighborhood eatery, I did what I and most Thais typically do while waiting–I grabbed the latest copy of Thai Rath newspaper to catch up on the latest action. Indifferent to the featured political headline giving hype to Thailand’s current Prime [...]

Loi Kratong (Loy Krathong) Thai holiday: Respecting the Water spirits in Phetchaburi province at Thailand’s rivers and oceans

Sunday, November 25th, 2007

With the passing of last Saturday came the full moon of the 12th Thai lunar month (usually in November) which marks one of Thailand’s most popular traditional holidays–Loy Kratong (also spelt Loi Kratong), where in the moonlit hours, after the sun has gone down until the peak of midnight, couples, families, and friends head on [...]

Mushroom growing in Central and Northeastern Thailand: Fungi Farms

Wednesday, November 7th, 2007

One of the primary schools I am teaching at (Wat Kan Jan Jarern) has a little mushroom house โรงเรือนเพาะเห็ด that the students grow and sell oyster เห็ดนางฟ้า and white fungi เห็ดหูหนู mushrooms. I had a look inside and took 5 pics with my mobile phone before my bat ran out.

Laxing and Leisure in Phuket’s tourism epicenter: Patong beach town by night and day

Friday, October 26th, 2007

Last week, my Finnish buddy, an international student based in Bangkok, came down to Phuket for the first time in his four years living/studying in Thailand. The Siamerican Wanderer took this as his final opportunity to relax and get a change of scenery from being cooped up in the Inlaws’ house on Phuket’s east side. [...]