TIT Podcast 62: Pattaya….A Second Look…

  • Welcome to episode 62
  • The usual hellos
  • Hello LM and thanks for the comment
  • A niece and a nephew in the same week
  • Tom’s not usually fond of babies but…
  • On spring break…yes again!
  • Teacher perks vs. cons
  • Relieved I’m a Teacher abroad
  • GOP going after teachers state by state
  • Surely there are better ways to cut spending??
  • Back in Issan yet again
  • Friendlier folks upcountry
  • Genuine smiles vs. Bkk Botox
  • Big cartoon eyes = disturbing fashion trend?
  • Amusing people watching in the big city
  • Speaking of people
  • TIT get’s a first “shame, shame, shame”
  • Every southerner needs a Julia Sugarbaker!
  • If I don’t care for something does that equal judgment?
  • Other things Tom doesn’t care for…
  • Tom expands on “yucky”
  • Vocabulary degradation and 5-year-olds!
  • Why I podcast….
  • A second look at Pattaya
  • Huge concentration of excellent restaurants
  • Foreigner friendly environment
  • Easy going and relaxed community
  • Some of the finest “attractions” in Thailand
  • Siracha Tigers, Koh Larn, Khao Keaw Zoo to name a few…
  • Huge community of retired western men
  • Prostitution more open than other parts of Thailand
  • Sweeping generalizations to say Thais don’t judge
  • Why my partner doesn’t visit…
  • Tom’s take on the world’s oldest profession
  • Age and love
  • Just because it’s not for me….
  • Carpe Diem my friends…because why not!
  • Much Love and ramblings to close

Music on today’s show:

Go Eat Worms– Soundtrack of How to Eat Fried Worms

Only Girl (In the World) – Rihanna

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TIT Podcast Episode 61: Finally Checking In….

  • Welcome to episode 61
  • Remember me?
  • What Tom has been up too
  • Was my last podcast really in October?
  • Phuket for Christmas with the flu
  • An Issan New Year
  • The comforts of routine
  • Work-home-sleep….repeat
  • To much time on the road
  • A typical week for Tom
  • Job hunting blues
  • Finally some good news
  • Moving back to the big Mango
  • New job equals new visa (kinda)
  • Thai embassies in the US
  • Whole consulate on vacation
  • NYC or L.A.
  • Home for the 4th
  • Babies, babies, and more babies
  • A Pattaya report
  • Having nothing nice to say…
  • Retirement community
  • Adventures on Pattaya public transport
  • Russians….LOTS of Russians
  • Slowly becoming my least favorite folks
  • Helping a friend in need
  • To publish or not?
  • Check me out on the Facebooks!!!
  • Lurve to all my listeners!
  • The usual rambling closing remarks

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T.I.T. Podcast Episode 60: A Hallowed Cast

  • Welcome to episode 60
  • Happy Halloween from the Big Mango
  • Ghosts and Goblins…Thai style!
  • Where the Heck have you been?
  • Just not feeling it…
  • Hard to get back in the saddle again
  • Saying something nice vs. not saying at all
  • Haven’t been in a good place for a while
  • Spent several days in the N.E. of Thailand
  • Chillin in Issan
  • Issan holiday
  • Naga Fireball festival
  • Unsolved mystery like Loch Ness
  • Good eats in Issan
  • Preparing to Job hunt again…
  • Needed a recharge in the worst possible way
  • How to snap out of it?
  • The future of the T.I.T. podcast
  • Tom isn’t the only Thailand Podcast anymore
  • Go give the boys at Bangkokpodcast.com a listen!
  • Excellent weekly podcast on all things Thai
  • Worst flooding in decades….Global warming?
  • Cool season should arrive next week!
  • Tom’s favorite few weeks of the year
  • Upcoming election week in the US
  • What a bag of crazies, huh?
  • Bigotry and hate just all out in the open now….
  • Tell us what you really think, ok?
  • Demonizing intelligence can’t be a good trend
  • Dangerous roads ahead if these nuts get in office
  • Fear seems to be a good motivator for the right….
  • The difference between the ‘left’ and ‘right”
  • Why can’t people see the strength in diversity?
  • There’s a dragon quietly biding time…
  • Check me on the Facebooks!!!
  • Lurve to all my listeners!
  • The usual rambling closing remarks

Music on today’s show:

The Headless Horseman – Bing Crosby
Sweet Transvestite – The Rocky Horror Picture Show Soundtrack

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T.I.T. Podcast minisode: Just Checking In…

Hey guys!!  Firstly, I should send out a big thanks to everyone for all the emails and comments I’ve received over the past month and a half while I’ve been kinda away.  I know It has been waaaaaay to long between episodes and I must apologize to everyone for being quite for so long.  So, in order to get myself kick started back in gear…..I recorded a little minisode to tide you over till i’ve the time to sit down and write up a proper episode.  Basically, i just explain where i’ve been in my audible absence and the “why” regarding the time frame it took to get myself back on the airways.  Soooo, without further ado please give it a listen.  Much love and will be speaking to you properly again soon!

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T.I.T. Podcast Episode 59: Beware of Pink Bears!

  • Welcome to episode 59
  • Rain, rain and more rain
  • Afternoon rains like clockwork
  • this much rain and still not handle traffic??
  • 2 accidents in a row in the way home in the rain today
  • 2 weeks and counting…..
  • feeling a tad bored now
  • Tom and the comfort of routines
  • A fabulous new place will help
  • Pics posted online already, so go be jealous!
  • Will miss Bangkok when I leave again
  • Safe to finally spill the beans
  • Tom’s LONG ordeal with a former employer
  • Being between a rock and a hard place
  • Where’s the money gone?
  • Didn’t realize power bills were paid 3 times a month
  • The magic cup game with thousands of dollars
  • Tom’s conscious got the best of him
  • Deep depression at the time worsened by the mugging
  • Begging for compensation for services rendered
  • Employee salary vs. new cars, new branches, and overseas tuition
  • Using our good nature against us
  • When does helping you become using me?
  • Strike? And counter threats…
  • The system isn’t set up to help employees
  • Tom needed the Visa to stay
  • A sliver of hope finally presents itself
  • Tom chooses to bow out quietly
  • Darkest days behind me now…..i hope
  • A lovely email from my listener Rod down on the Gold Coast
  • Podcasts and music
  • Comment from Jens….Hey Jens!
  • Check me on the Facebooks!!!
  • Lurve to all my listeners!
  • The usual rambling closing remarks

today’s TIT musical selection:

“That Don’t Impress Me Much – Shania Twain”

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T.I.T. Podcast Episode 58: A Siamese Summer!

  • Welcome to episode 58
  • A summer in Siam
  • From Siam to Thailand…a brief history
  • On enjoying the summer
  • Being in Bangkok feels like a vacation
  • Movies and more movies
  • Back to the gym!
  • Tom’s holiday insomnia
  • Have always been more nocturnal anyway
  • River cruises and costumes
  • Getting to old to greet the dawn
  • A 10 year reunion
  • The same faces with a few more lines
  • Fond memories and food
  • Thais and Japanese food
  • A culture of eating out and why?
  • Thai restaurants in the States and abroad
  • There are 2 Thai restaurants in my hometown
  • Waiting tables at the Thai House
  • Tom got a condo in Pattaya from Craiglist.com
  • Good deal for a balcony with a sea view
  • Facebook woes and thoughts
  • Sarah Palin is just a loon!
  • She’s like a squeaking dog toy or dripping faucet
  • Why she bothers Tom so very much?
  • Arrogant ignorance with a sprinkle of narcissism
  • On claiming to speak for everyone when we hate you!
  • On a brighter note…Tom finally got a new voice mail
  • A voicemail from Jens in Munich
  • Germany is on my list of must visits
  • Email from our long lost Forrest of the Lonely Ice Floe.com
  • Tom is excited that Forrest and Jay are coming to Thailand!
  • Comments from LM and Andrea
  • Mark suggests a Radish cake?  J
  • Huge shout out to Dylan…a new listener!
  • Lurve to all my listeners!
  • Tom begs for more comments
  • The usual rambling closing remarks

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T.I.T. Podcast Episode 57: No Cake This Year Please!

  • Welcome to episode 57
  • Yet another podcast from ‘Issarn’
  • The 9 hour journey to the NorthEast of Thailand
  • Avoiding the rain during Monsoon season
  • Being beyond tired just from sitting for hours
  • A post birthday show
  • Thanks sooooo much for all the well wishes!
  • Facebook is amazing
  • What did Tom do for his birthday?
  • Summer break as a gift this year
  • A 5-star cinema experience for Prince of Persia
  • A Bangkok must do!
  • Birthday dinner ‘faux pas’
  • Joined the gym….again!
  • Tom has just lost it….or at least that is how I feel!
  • a long struggle with the weight issues
  • on a lighter note….Pride month in the US
  • Pride in Thailand is in October
  • Tom and gay pride
  • Tom’s own coming out story
  • Coming out to my folks from abroad
  • Not an easy road, but better for it today
  • The World cup frenzy in Thailand
  • Tom doesn’t care for most sports
  • Soccer vs. football
  • World cup dispute prompts axe murder
  • The myth of the gentle Thai
  • Sudden intense outbursts of anger
  • Lack of self control and rules of war
  • Thai rules is about 20 vs. 1
  • If in doubt….always walk away!
  • Interesting discussion on the way to Issarn
  • Feeling more alien the longer I’m here
  • More intense outside of Bangkok
  • Integration not possible in Thailand
  • Why not move home??
  • Life would be easier if I were British or Australian
  • Life in purgatory
  • Making lemonade when life gives you limes!
  • Go check out Tigger’s new vidcasts
  • Check out Cocktails and Creampuffs!
  • Lurve to my listeners!
  • The usual rambling closing remarks

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