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Travellers Unaware they Could Face 10 Years in Prison for Vaping in Thailand

– BANGKOK – A travel agent is urging others to tell their customers not to vape in Thailand as they could face up to 10 years in prison. Pat Waterton, manager at Langley Travel, said she was unaware of the ban. She only learnt of the law when her nephew James was forced to pay […]

August 15th, 2017 | Posted in Health,Learning | Read More »

Agreement on Teachers to Benefit Myanmar Children in Thailand

– CHIANG RAI – Myanmar children living in Thailand are to have lessons in their language and culture under an agreement being discussed by the two countries, a Bangkok newspaper reported. Thailand’s Education Ministry has reached initial agreement with Myanmar to provide teachers for the lessons, aimed at preparing the children for life in their […]

August 14th, 2017 | Posted in Learning | Read More »

Samsung Smart Learning Centre Initiative Aims to Equip Pupils for the Digital Age

– CHIANG RAI – A project initiated by a technology company has the ambitious goal of equipping Thai children with the skills required in the digital age. It is designed to remove the outdated perception that learning is limited to just classrooms, and creates a problem-based environment for children to learn by doing. Instead of […]

August 6th, 2017 | Posted in Learning | Read More »

Phayao Woman to Recieve Her Bachelor’s Degree at Age 91

– PHAYAO – “It is never too late to learn.”  It was so said and that is why grandma Kim-lun Jinakul is the oldest graduate – at the age of 91 – at the graduation ceremony to be held at the Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University (STOU). Her family will escort her from Phayao province to the […]

August 4th, 2017 | Posted in Learning | Read More »

Thai Police Monitor Social Media for Posts of Beer Drinking

– BANGKOK – A recent statement by Pol Gen Verachai Songmetta and its subsequent reporting by Thai Rath and the Bangkok Post has created an uproar. The police officer stated that anyone posting photos of alcohol on social media could face legal action resulting in a maximum fine of 50,000 baht. Some people joked that […]

July 25th, 2017 | Posted in Food,Health,Learning,Thai Legal | Read More »

Oishi Group’s “Im Jung” Project Helping Chiang Rai’s Thanthip School in Wat Phumpararam

– CHIANG RAI – Oishi’s president and chief executive was recently in Chiang Rai to share special meals made by Oishi Food and Beverage at Thanthip School in Wat Phumpararam, a boarding school under the patronage of the provost, Phra Kroo Pipat Silajarn, known as Luang Pu Dilok. In addition to special meals and recreational […]

July 21st, 2017 | Posted in Learning | Read More »

Learning Thai with Jen – Thai Tenses and Conjunctions

Future Tense ja – this is how to specify something is a future tense. It can be translated as ‘will’. You place it before the verb: pom ja bpai poo-get – I will go to Phuket. Past Tense lae-oh – this is how to specify something is past tense. It can be translated as ‘already’. […]

July 4th, 2017 | Posted in Learning Thai with Jen | Read More »

Photo of White Beach in Boracay, Philippines

In Loving Memory of His Majesty the King

Photo of His Majesty the King Bhumibol Adulyadej
Learning Thai with Jen