Tag: Thailand

A Tragic Valor: Defense of Prachuap Khiri Khan

Imagine in the early hours of December 8th, 1941, instead of hearing the crowing roosters and soulful songs of morning birds, while fishermen hawk their catch off of their moored boats, you hear the hum of troop transport boats and the sharp report of gunfire. Under the dim light of a waning moon, mostly covered

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Life Lessons From Thai Fishermen

I am blessed to live near the Andaman Sea, where the local Thai fishing families toil each day to make a living. These men are on their way to place traps for squid, which is a common food source in Asia.  I admire the beauty of their boats, their knowledge of nature & their craft,

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Reckless Thai Motorcycle Mama

This video is shocking.  How could a mother endanger lives by texting & driving a motorcycle with hands off the handle bar? But should we blame this woman, or take a look at the culture that made her think this is ok? Thailand has the world’s 3rd highest per capita rate of motorcycle-related fatalities, and

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Mindfulness Meditation by the Andaman Sea

Stop. Relax. Focus. Renew Your Energy. Practicing Mindfulness brings us into the moment. It helps us focus and regroup our thoughts. Numerous studies have shown the well-being and productivity benefits of Mindfulness. I’m blessed to live in a natural setting, by the Andaman Sea, and I’ve put together this meditation piece of all-natural sounds from

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Communicating Thai Culture Through Body Language

Body language speaks much louder than words! The verbal portion of a message is responsible for only 7% of what people remember…body language accounts for 55% of what people retain. Body language is particularly important in the collectivist culture of Thailand, where it communicates the social order & respect.  I found a cute school project

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Overconfidence: The Downfall of Decision-Making

Overconfidence sets us up for a long fall if we’re not realistic about our limitations. We all have cognitive biases that contribute to being overconfident, but these can be overcome with 6 practical methods to make more successful decisions.

The Fertile Festival of Dansai–The Phi Ta Khon Ghost Mask Festival

Death and life, the cycle repeats over and over. The ghosts of the past turn to the bountiful harvests of tomorrow. The Phi Ta Khon Ghost Mask Festival is a vibrant, raucous celebration of the cycle of life, rooted in a fascinating mix of local and national cultures.   Every year, previously at some time

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What do employers want and why is the education system failing them?

While the digitally-driven economy disrupts established ways, calling for workers with a balance of hard and soft power skills, the old education system is failing to produce what employers need. There is a solution. Just like Amazon, Uber, or Airbnb, technology can cut out the middle man in paradigm-shifting ways, connecting potential employees with employer needs, and motivating learners through autonomy, relatedness, and competency.