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I just stumbled upon some Thai music performed on an instrument I hadn't heard of until just now. But the curious machine-gun rhythm patterns are kinda rocking my world. It was uploaded to YT yesterday, and at the moment has a big FIVE views. And I think two of those are mine. Anyway, here it is: เดี่ยวจะเข้ [ Jakae solo ] : ครูทองดี สุจริตกุล [ Khru Thong-dee Sucharitkul ]
. Now, here's another
, apparently by the same lady. She's got a seriously
percussive, take-no-prisoners approach to the instrument. But in neither of those clips do we see
the instrument being played. So I looked around some more, and found this one
, and though this guy's style is not quite as, um, *punk*, it's still pretty badass, and you get the visual idea of what the instrument is all about, not to mention the all-important twin-percussion backing. Hope you enjoy this little glimpse into the world of the Thai jakae
posted by flapjax at midnite
on Aug 17, 2012 -
One of the most fascinating
species in Bangkok are surely the ex-pat Teaching English as A Foreign Language (TEFL) teachers, as this diary will attest.
Englishdroid is a similarly bleak look at TEFL dealing with those everyday aspects aspects of teaching like shagging students
, and the cringe inducing The Satanic Units
- The Course Book From Hell.
If blogs are more your bag, just check out the Tefl Daily Grind
, with gloomy reports inside the frontlines of hopeless Thai school beaurocracy.
If you still fancy trying your hand at teaching in Thailand, why not check the place that offered you 300 dollars a month isn't on THIS list
Could it be
unscrupulous agencies are raking in millions of baht sending fly-by-night foreigners to teach English at public schools, or the certificate forger shops setup next to police stations.
...and if Bangkok's not your bag there's always the restive South, where teachers are in great demand
posted by ldma
on Oct 16, 2005 -