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  1. It's been a very long time since I posted here, but I wanted to let everyone know about a new company we are starting that will teach English online in Thailand. It started because I realized that I was complaining about the level of English here without actually doing anything about it! I didn't want to be that guy, so I sat down with some friends to figure out a way to improve the level of English across Thailand. There are a lot of great English teachers spread across the world, but it's quite difficult to organize them into strong groups. Via our website and our in house English curriculum (which was developed by Master's Graduates from the US and UK), we are currently organizing these groups to create the best online English school there is in Thailand. English Gang provides one on one English classes done over the Internet for children ages 4-12. The curriculum is great in that it makes teaching easy for the teacher, and the students love the English Gang cute cartoon characters. The screen shows the curriculum in PDF form, the teacher and the student live on video! Parents can choose from a large menu of teachers, then they just book a time and come back online during their scheduled class for their kids! Our teachers are all native English speakers with at least a Bachelor's Degree, and a minimum of 3 years teaching experience. The students can be anywhere from just starting out up to the intermediate level. It's a great way to learn ESL online in Thailand, and it helps to build confidence in speaking English that will be necessary for the students' future. So if your kids or any family friends are interested in studying English online in Thailand, visit us at our website, write us an email or like our facebook page! Happy learning and happy teaching! Oh yes, as of right now, we are still hiring qualified teachers. Email us your resume if you are interested! support (AT) englishgang.com
  2. Congrats on making the move over. I'd definitely recommend taking some Thai language classes when you arrive. Don't wait or else you'll probably put it off for too long. I assume you got a job already?
  3. There hasn't been too much change since this has happened, especially now that the curfew is midnight until 4 am. There are still a bunch of clubs that stay open very late, and I think some livers have gotten a bit of a rest. It's tough to keep Bangkokonians down!
  4. This...is true. Six people have died in an explosion at a shop on Lat Pla Khao Soi 72 in Bang Khen. Five died on the spot in the explosion at a junk recycling shop about 12.50pm. The blast demolished the building and started a large fire. Body parts were found as far as 200 metres from the scene. Fourteen more people were reported injured as of 1.30pm, according to Erawan medical centre. Before the explosion, a construction worker sold what he said was a 500 pound World War Two (227kg) bomb to the shop. A shop employee tried to cut open the bomb using a gas-torch, sparking the explosion, reports said. Police said the explosion left a crater four metres wide and three metres deep where the shop once stood. Several nearby houses were also damaged by the blast, they said.
  5. I'm a halfie too, but you might be able to guess from my name here that I'm not half Thai. There are plenty of halfies or "luk krungs" out there. You just have to find the right social circles to meet them. Reading and writing Thai would help tremendously as I'm sure there are many forums in Thai on exactly this topic. One initial idea is to google around for alumni pages from different international schools. I work at ASB, and there are tons of halfie students and alumni. Once you find them, how you choose to interact with them is up to you. However, I wouldn't do the "I'm a halfie too! We should be best friends because we share the same story!" approach. Also, it might help to tell us your age. Good luck!
  6. Sounds like a great way to meet some classy chicks!
  7. Guys mount Go Pros on their...tanks...in Syria...during war. http://fstoppers.com/gopro-mounted-on-syrian-tanks-record-interesting-and-terrifying-videos
  8. I think to anyone that is on the ground, it's not that dangerous. But as you say, safety should be measured in levels since it's not black and white. William Heinecke has every reason to fight what governments are saying. The main reason is that it's hurting his business! I can't really blame him or the governments for their differing viewpoints as each side has it's own job to do. That being said, who's right? In my opinion, both sides are exaggerating too much. A government can't sit back and tell people to make up their own minds, and people like Heinecke have to be proactive in trying to get business back up sooner rather than later. Do I think it's relatively safe? Yes. Would I bring my kids to the protest sites? Hell no. I had a meeting at Asoke last week. I went through the checkpoints, kept my head down, and got to where I needed to be, but I didn't like one second of it. Barely a few hundred "protestors" were there, yet they were blocking the entire Asoke intersection. It reminded me of when you get ants in your kitchen. You hope they go away on their own, but they aren't that bad. After a while, however, something needs to be done.
  9. Always use a metered taxi. Just stay away from jetskis. If she is too beautiful, she's probably a man.
  10. Anal won the gold in playing hockey yesterday.
  11. 2 children died in a grenade attack in Bangkok. They were sisters, and I can't imagine how the family feels right now. RIP.
  12. Too bad Ciaran isn't still here. He would be a great target.
  13. I think some of mine are already in there! One of my favorites is the Thai Cinderella one, lol.
  14. It's safe, just use common sense. Don't go to protest areas...or if you're curious just go for 5-10 minutes, take some photos, and head out. The atmosphere used to be like a festival. Now it reminds me of when ants start infesting your kitchen. You put up with it for a bit before wanting them all to just...go away. Protests in Thailand are just part of Thai culture now. This is normal, and there really isn't much to worry about as long as you don't wear a red or yellow shirt and head to the protest sites yelling about hating this politician or that politician.
  15. My favorite go to dish is "grapow moo khai dao." It translates to minced pork with an egg on top. Some basil is added with thai chili's, fish sauce, all the good stuff.
  16. I've found that a whole new world opens up when you learn to speak Thai from a native Thai speaker. If you're bouncing around between sukhumvit and silom, your world is very limited to a small pool of people. People don't have a need (let alone a desire) to learn Thai there. If he's learning Thai to talk with potentials mates, so be it. If he is learning it for business, so be it. If he's learning it for culture, so be it. This is where I start beat-boxing Beat It by MJ, so please clear the dance floor.
  17. Whatever you do, don't rub it on your balls.
  18. I worry about my shit...as well as the shit of my children. That's about shit.
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