Archive for June, 2011
Top 10 Thai Movies, part 3 Posted by palmisano on Jun 27, 2011
A list of the top 10 Thai movies for farang.
Chiang Mai – The City Posted by sasha on Jun 27, 2011
After an amazing day trip to Ayutthaya, we headed back to the capital to catch an overnight train bound for Chiang Mai (เชียงใหม่), the capital city of the province after which it is named. Rich with history and culture, this city is located on the Ping River (แม่ น้ำปิง), a major tributary of the Chao…
Top 10 Thai Movies, part 2 Posted by palmisano on Jun 24, 2011
A list of the top 10 Thai Movies for Farang.
Ayutthaya – The Ancient Capital (Part Two) Posted by sasha on Jun 22, 2011
After our amazing riverside lunch, we jumped back in the tuk-tuk and headed out to take in a few more temples. First, we headed to Wat Phra Si Sanphet (วัดพระศรีสรรเพชญ์). Originally built in 1448 as the king’s private chapel, this temple features three chedis that contain the ashes of three former Ayutthaya kings. The image…
Top 10 Thai Movies, Part 1 Posted by palmisano on Jun 21, 2011
There are at least 50 Thai movies I really liked, but I’ve narrowed them down to the top-10 must-sees. In the next few blog posts I’ll introduce to you these movies, and explain why it’s so important for you to watch each – important in the sense that you are a student in Thai culture…
Ayutthaya – The Ancient Capital (Part One) Posted by sasha on Jun 18, 2011
After a few great days in the modern capital city of Bangkok, it was time to move on to the ancient capital of Ayutthaya (พระนครศรีอยุธยา). Founded in 1350 by King Uthong, this was the second Siamese capital after Sukhothai. It remained the capital for hundreds of years until the Burmese attacked and sacked the city…
Today I’m going to talk about Poo3 Yai2 ผู้ใหญ่. Poo3 means ‘person’ and Yai2 means ‘big’. Generally, ‘poo yai’ means ‘adult’. You start off as a child (dek1 เด็ก), work your way up to teenager (wai1 run3 วัยรุ่น), and after a few more years you’ve made it.