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 53: The Red Storm in a Tea Cup…

Goooooood morning, afternoon, evening and night depending on where and when in the world you happen to stop by and read this.  Firstly, I realize that it has been ages and ages since I did a T.I.T. cast and I’m really sorry to have kept you guys waiting for so long.  Secondly, I decided to sit down today and try my best to rattle off a podcast without any show notes, so if this episode ends up sucking then big sorrys again.  I catch myself rambling on a bit, a few times as i went through the episode but i was trying to cover so much information in a very limited time frame.  Anyways, hope you guys enjoy and will try to be more organized with notes and such next week!  IN the meantime, i wanna send out much MUCH love from the “Big Mango!”  Enjoy!!!!  P.S. Ignore the episode number in the artwork….it was a bit of a mistake! 🙂

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T.I.T. Podcast Episode 49: A Christmas Vidcast

Ho, Ho, Ho!  I thought I’d record a special vidcast for Christmas this year, instead of a podcast episode.  My partner agreed to sit down with me for a quick Merry Christmas to everyone out there, so please sit down and have a look and meet my partner for Christmas this year.  Lots of love and a very, very Merry Christmas to all of you out there!  (WARNING:  for some reason it seems to have been recorded quite loud!)

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T.I.T. Podcast Episode 31: Fully Dressed in the Sauna!

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•    Welcome to episode 31
•    Sorry about my absence
•    Bangkok Summer has arrived
•    Fully clothed in a sauna
•    Thai kids on summer break
•    LOTS of comments and emails
•    Tom feels so loved
•    The results of Tom’s poll
•    An update on the “move” issue
•    Are some people just to famous to be laughed at?
•    Donna Karen’s non-comical yet funny AbFab moment
•    Speaking of crazy
•    British Man sentenced to 2 years in Prison for being rude
•    Thais and “saving face”
•    Face and “Greng Jai”
•    Closing remarks and love to my listeners!

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T.I.T Episode 7: Fast Food and Creepy Foreigners

• Welcome to episode 7
• Comments, emails, messages…
Rebecca Nay, Paul Sprite, and Bang
• Tom discovered Stickam today
With a couple of cuties and the Cracked Cub, Power Gay, Spanking Bea Arthur
• Have you complimented someone today?
• My impending trip doctor and fear of needles
• Tom looks like he has he measles
• Thai music and videos
• No, I don’t eat Thai food every day
• My weekly fast food fix
• How do you eat a hamburger
• Annoying Thai sales associate habits
• Creepy looking foreigners
• Why Thailand attracts the dregs of society?
• Everyone here has a story….some good, some bad
• Our ongoing encounter with a Thai used car salesman
• Closing remarks and love
• Email me at tomnthai@gmail.com or comment on my blog please!

Also, don’t forget to go over and check out the other podcasts at the Rainbowpodsquad, cause Aj has invited me to come aboard. So I wanted to send out a some extra special loves and kisses to him for adding me…I hope I can do ya proud!

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T.I.T Episode 4: Bush in Bangkok

• The T.I.T. Intro
• Welcome to episode 4
• Comments…one from my “Nee Nee”
• Shout out to Craig and Leslie at The Royal Pains
• Work would be better if…
• Another Step towards a goal
• Procrastination and stressing myself out
• Touch football in Thailand
• Bush in Bangkok
• I’d hate to work at the Embassy today!
• American Thai relations for 175 years?
• Abraham Lincoln and Elephants
• Restoration of democracy? Really?
• The old ball and cup magic trick..
• What are your thoughts on free trade?
• The first lady shipped off to the border of Burma
• Military governments
• A little more American/Thai history
• My first “free” weekend
• Consistency in podcasting
• My new email, so please comment and email!!!

Always please feel free to question or comment and let me know how I’m doing. Any and all emails and/or comments will be addressed cause I care what you think!

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The Stereotype of the Sexpat…

Good morning, afternoon, evening or night where or when ever this finds you in the world. It is just before 10 AM on a lazy overcast Sunday morning here in the Big Mango, and I thought I’d sit down and bang out another entry for your reading pleasure…or not as your tastes may be. Last night my partner and I departed from our usual routine and went out for a nice Saturday evening dinner. We visited a nice Thai restaurant called the River Bar for a nice meal. We drove across the impressive Rama 8 bridge/monument and had dinner on the Thonburi side of river. It was a very nice romantic dinner of baked fish, spring rolls, and sweet&sour pork. We don’t get to do those very often, unfortunately, due to my partner’s work schedule so it was a really nice thing for us to do together.

Anyways, I want to get to the topic in my head before it floats away into nothingness as things often do when they cross my mind. There is a ugly brush that is used to paint most foreigners living in Thailand that I’d like to address today with you. You see, there are a few assumptions or myths perpetuated by many if not most people ,both Thai and foreign, about us western men living here in Thailand:
1. The main motivation or factor for Western guys to move here to Thailand is sex and we only come here for the easy access to sex.
2. Western gay men are unable to be faithful and commit to monogamous caring relationships with only 1 partner.
3. Western gay men over certain age are only attracted to young dark skinned guys or girls.
4. Single western men have sex many times a week with random different partners for the purpose of one-night stands.
5. The sex industry in Thailand is caused by and used exclusively men from western countries.

So, firstly I for one did not move to Thailand for sexual reasons. I met my former Thai partner in the US while we were in school. We were together in the US for 7 years and I decided to give moving here a chance when the time came for him to move home. Also, I have another very close friend that moved here for a previously established relationship as well, and we have both agreed many times how these sort of racial stereotyping annoys us. To be perfectly honest, I really couldn’t even find Thailand on a map when i first met my partner, much less know about the sordid international reputation. Secondly, I know gay couples that have been together for decades and are just as happy being monogamous as some heterosexuals. The desire to step outside a relationship for sexual fulfillment is not limited to sexual orientation or race.

Thirdly, this idea in Thailand that all western men are attracted to very young dark skinned boys and girls is the biggest bunch of krap I think I’ve heard here. Everyone has different tastes in the world or else Baskin Robbins wouldn’t bother with 31 flavors. You don’t get to decide what your eyes find appealing so it is not fair to assume everyone of a certain age and race has the same tastes. Fourthly, I did not and have not ever engaged in a constant stream of one night stands on a weekly basis. This would apply here, home, or anywhere else in the world as my sex drive just isn’t high enough and perhaps I’m to picky. The randomness of meaningless one night stands has never appealed to me but I certainly wouldn’t throw stones when it comes to this point. To each his own, but my point is that it is just not me or my western friends.

Finally, I have heard many times over the years that the sex industry here in Thailand is perpetuated by the western male. This silly myth is easily dismissed by the presence of the massive structures used as “massage” parlors here in Bangkok around the ratchada area that cater almost exclusively to Thai clients. There is also a street called soi Thanaya here in Bangkok filled with “karaoke” bars that cater exclusively to Japanese clients seeking female short term companionship. However, I think westerners are more open when the frequent these type of establishments as it is not uncommon to see a westerner sitting in an open air bar with a “friend” on their arm for the evening. I think many Asian cultures are more private about such things, and thus the myth has been perpetuated that only westerners partake in such carnal activities.

I don’t know why I felt I needed to get that off my chest, but it is a conversation I’ve had with close friends very often. I wonder why it seems to be human nature to stereotype our fellow man? We are so quick to label one another as we pass in this world, but the world is a much more colorful place than we give it credit. There is a lot more depth of character out there passing you by, so next time you make an immediate assumption about someone I hope you pause to consider your thoughts again. Obviously, there are going to be those that fit your stereotype but not everyone wears the same size clothes, right? Anyways, I hope you enjoy your Sunday and will speak to you again very very soon. I’m thinking the next entry will be a video blog so make sure you stop by again soon!