Thai & Lao Language Shirts

April 26 2011No Comments

Categorized Under: Culture, Language, Travel

I’ve been looking to buy a new Thai script shirt …
here are some i found.

Blundering Around Isaan

November 21 2010No Comments

Categorized Under: Culture, iPhone Apps, The Far Side, Travel

Blundering Around Isaan

Version: 1.0
Author: AppsPublisher.com
Release Date: 21/06/2010
Size: 1.1 MB
Languages: English

Compatible with iPhone & iPod touch (iPhone 3.1.3 Software Update)

Blundering Around Isaan by Peter Jaggs
In recent years Thailand has enjoyed a remarkable rise in the number of tourists coming to visit this fascinating and beautiful country.

Thailand has been discovered, and hordes of travellers are now flocking to experience the diverse culture, friendly people and delightful beaches for themselves.

Despite this rapid increase in tourism, there are still villages in the Northeast of the country where things have changed little for hundreds of years.

Join the author during his unexpected six-month sojourn in Northeast Thailand. Meet farmers, fishermen, spirit doctors and Thai boxers and share in his misadventures as he comes to terms with the warm community of a rural Isaan village.

Sometimes hilarious, often touching, occasionally tragic – but never dull – this book takes the reader into the heart of the Northeast, and provides an insight into a traditional way of life and a culture that is fast disappearing.

About The Author:
Peter Jaggs is from Essex in England and has spent the best part of the past twenty five years in Thailand since he was in his early twenties and has visited every province in the country.

Peter has always believed that real work is a necessary evil and should only be undertaken when funds are required for the extended bouts of bar-hopping, fishing and hanging out on beaches he much prefers.

However, he does enjoy writing about his beloved second home and has had articles, stories and poems published in several newspapers and magazines.

Although Peter loves women – especially of the Thai variety – he is not married because he feels that a wife would be as much of a hindrance to his freedom and irresponsible lifestyle as a regular job. Besides this, no female on God’s earth could put up with him for any length of time apart from his mother.

Peter is currently based between Devon, England and Pattaya City and spends an equal amount of time in each of his two homes with frequent excursions to other favourite venues in Asia.

Peter also wrote the first ever book in the English language published on freshwater fishing in Thailand.

Reviews:
The characters and the events described in the book are to be believed. They could not have been made up. Because they are real, the reader finds himself living the various experiences of the writer. This makes the book very entertaining and informative to someone interested in Thailand and especially in Isaan. As farangs are becoming more and more interested in Isaan these days, this will be a major draw for prospective readers who will delight in the author’s adventures..


Blundering Around Isaan

Buddhist Economics

June 13 2010No Comments

Categorized Under: Business, Culture, iPhone Apps

Ching

Version: 2.0
Author: Orange Tip Editions
Release Date: 03/03/2010
Size: 31.7 MB
Languages: English German

Compatible with iPhone & iPod touch (iPhone 3.1.3 Software Update)

The Middle Path Amidst Globalization
The global economic downturn causes impacts on every level of society. The bail out measures may relieve the pain, but are far from solving the root problem. While economists see greed as a driving force for the economy, Buddhist teachings see the economic development, not as the goal, but as a means to genuine benefits and happiness of humans and the world. The solution to the economic problems, therefore, should originate from inside, and should start now.

Excerpted from the eBook
“Consumers remain prey as long as the lack of proper knowledge of consumption keeps them from intellectually competing with businesses.”

“Any developing country that fails to develop proper knowledge of consumption among the population keeps them as slaves of their own consumeristic value.”

“Sufficiency and consumption with wisdom are essential to Buddhist Economics and must be nurtured by education and discipline.”

“Human greed is boundless and people always seek the means to fulfill taṇhā or unskillful desire, without good morality or effective social systems, corruption is a quicker way to satisfy taṇhā.”

“No country can claim to be absolutely corruption-free, and only crude or cunning methods differentiate the amount of exposure.”

“When greed, ambition and selfishness dominate people’s minds, the disregard of rules, transgressions and conflicts follow and, to compound the suffering, they also use their social, economic and political powers, as well as unfair rules and laws, to their advantage.”

“Buddhism values human development and teaches sufficient consumption of material as necessities to sustain life in a quest for higher levels of development.”

Bhikkhu P.A.Payutto
Understanding the Dhamma’s sublime qualities and applying the age-old virtues to modern day’s problem require exceptional skills. Bikkhu P.A. Payutto is such a scholar. A Buddhist monk of Theravada tradition in Thailand, the venerable is a recipient of UNESCO’s Prize for Peace Education in 1994. His extensive teachings and writings apply essential wisdom of the Dhamma to present day’s problems such as world peace, politics, economics, business, education, workplace, society, health, family, love, and self-improvement.


Buddhist Economics

Buddhism and the Business World

June 13 2010No Comments

Categorized Under: Business, Culture, iPhone Apps

Ching

Version: 2.0
Author: Orange Tip Editions
Release Date: 12/08/2009
Size: 17.3 MB
Languages: English German

Compatible with iPhone & iPod touch (iPhone 3.1.2 Software Update)

The Buddhist Way to Deal with Business
The business world sees everyone as potential customers and uses advertisement to influence consumption behavior. In consumeristic society, human desires are transformed into human needs, and endless consumption causes harm to the genuine well-being of life, society, and environment. Buddhist teaching is not limited to the monastic life, but also applicable to all activities in life, including how to deal with business.

Excerpted from the eBook
“Businesses have used advertisement to turn many unnecessary things into necessities. They have transformed human desires into human needs; this is why we have to develop people.”

“People in business should also know what real success is. Success in business or economics is not merely about satisfying the desires of people but to bring about the well-being of mankind.”

Bhikkhu P.A.Payutto
Understanding the Dhamma’s sublime qualities and applying the age-old virtues to modern day’s problem require exceptional skills. Bikkhu P.A. Payutto is such a scholar. A Buddhist monk of Theravada tradition in Thailand, the venerable is a recipient of UNESCO’s Prize for Peace Education in 1994. His extensive teachings and writings apply essential wisdom of the Dhamma to present day’s problems such as world peace, politics, economics, business, education, workplace, society, health, family, love, and self-improvement.


Buddhism and the Business World


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