…and it wasn’t even RWD. Behold the 4-hour car ad:
There was a resurgence of interest in “Thai Chicanos” last year, resulting in a few articles and videos across the web. The most entertaining video, however, is the one from almost a decade ago, about the “Cholos of Bangkok,” by Coconuts TV.
Also last year, an interesting YouTube video documenting “Japan’s Chicano Culture In LA” was published by Peter Santenello:
However, the true counterpart to the “Cholos of Bangkok” is “Inside Japan’s Chicano Subculture” by the NYT:
From a language and culture standpoint, all of these are enthralling. I’ve watched them all multiple times and pick up on new details every time.
If you learn nothing else, learn that there are always people doing cooler things than you.
I wonder how long it will take my students to figure out that they can use this for my online Public Speaking courses… I’ve already been asked to check papers written with ChatGPT, so this is just a natural progression. Still, I sometimes feel this year’s AI enthusiasm is just the evolved NFT fcukery of yesteryear.
One of my favorite Thai Indy bands, even though I only have one… Juijui took the iku iku iku / itai itai itai jokes of the pre K-pop peak to the next level; homeboy was basically a genius who could be very cringe, as my kids would say.
This one is pretty amazing for a guy who doesn’t seem to have studied Japanese very much.
Come on, this guy’s practically a national treasure!
I lost all of my CDs in the flood. RIP.
- Take powdered magnesium supplement
- Project this on the ceiling:
She gets my vote!
After a few viewings, I’ve come to the conclusion that even his choice of shirt was painstakingly chosen.
I want to jam with these guys so bad.
ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE – What is AMT?
This video reminds me of my own car adventures… I’ve tried looking in Japan and Thailand, but maybe heaven for me is in the bush?
How this video has so few views (11,802 as of writing this) is puzzling. The songs all kind of sound similar, but not overall, it’s too interesting to pass up:
The same editor also has this gem up on their channel:
One of the best bands of my university years in Japan!
I’m just a sucker for Mary.
I played this in the background while grinding Chivalry II and it was glorious!
Just a short clip of lunch in Prachuap Kiri Khan province on our recent trip. Shot on a
Osmo Pocket my trusty Poco F1, the best smartphone of its time (3+ years ago and will either be replaced by an F3 or the impending F4). Photos to follow.
I miss my Silvia from our days in Japan and will no doubt miss my Kujira when we go back to the states. Maybe I’ll get a red Miata for Nam (she’s always wanted a sporty red car) – so glad I taught her how to drive stick.
Don’t ask me why, but I’m testing out these block color controls for WP in this post.
We just got back from a weeklong trip to the Hua Hin area. We thoroughly enjoyed being at the beach for the first time in a few years, and always love HH, but were there mainly to spread Nam’s grandmother’s ashes and a great uncle’s ashes on the water. This is known in Thai as loi angkarn (ลอยอังคาร ณ ปราณบุรี).
In a weird twist of fate, it was arranged to do this at the very harbor in Pranburi/Pak Nam Pran where we set off on a honeymoon cruise with family and friends who came from overseas to our wedding in Thailand 15 years ago.
I wish to cover this more thoroughly and post pics in upcoming posts, but for now I’ll leave the video that just finished processing (our Osmo Pocket finally got some use since the start of the pandemic).
Today, I happened upon two of the funniest language-related videos I’ve seen in a long time.
And this guy is just crazy talented:
We had to take our Mazda 2 Elegance (TH only sedan model) into the new dealer down the highway to fix the most annoying vibration in the world (which will require removing the dash so I’m totally not doing it myself). Anyway, someone cut me off on the way home just as this came up on screen in the windblown (windows open because it’s nice) Kujira:
It was oh so aggro.
~ best RATM cover, evah! ~