Author: RJ Sausa

RJ Sausa has been working in Thailand as an educator for ten years now. Currently, he is a freelance writer and educational consultant.

Bangkok farmer keeps his farm, refuses $1M dollar offer

Sompot Tubcharoen was offered 33 million baht or roughly $1 million US dollars by property developers to sell his farm in Bangkok. A few years ago, Sompot Tubcharoen resigned from his job as a university researcher to become a full time farmer. Now, he tends over three riceberry paddies and hundreds of melon tree on… Read more »

DOT: Top summer destinations in the Philippines

Going back to the Philippines for the summer break? Here are the top Philippine destinations recommended by the Department of Tourism: Banaue Rice Terraces — Ifugao Province, Cordillera Because of its high altitude, Banaue is often described as “where land merges with the clouds to meet the heavens” with the rice terraces as “the stairway to… Read more »

Two Hot Air Balloon Festivals in Pampanga in April

BIGGEST HOT-AIR BALLOON EVENT IN SOUTHEAST ASIA Lubao International Hot-Air Balloon and Music Festival was held in Pradera Verde Wakepark, Prado Siongco, Lubao, Pampanga on April 5-7. Organized by Lubao International Balloon Festival, Inc. (LIBF) together with Forthinker, Inc., in cooperation with the Arts, Culture and Tourism Office of Pampanga (ACTO) and with support from… Read more »

What is Songkran?

Songkran is considered as the most popular of the many festivals in Thailand. Songkran or the Thai New Year, in its purest form, is a religious festival steeped in Buddhist and Brahman traditions. Songkran (สงกรานต์ in Thai or संक्रांति in Sanskrit) is a Sanskrit word for ‘a move’ or ‘a change’  marking the end of… Read more »

DOLE: Deployment of 200 Pinoy teachers in Thailand soon

News Release Department of Labor and Employment 7 April 2019 More Filipino English teachers will soon have the opportunity of working in Thailand with the advance of bilateral talks between the labor department and the Thai Ministry of Employment. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III on Friday said an agreement governing the deployment of English teachers… Read more »

WATCH: Foreign Diplomats greet Thais Happy Songkran

The Ministry of Culture and Embassies in Thailand posted a Youtube video of diplomats from different embassies in Thailand greeting Thais a HAPPY SONGKRAN. Among those included in the video are diplomats from United States of America, Australia, Bharain, Cambodia, Canada, China, Sweden, Finland, Indonesia, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Libya, Netherlands, Pakistan, Peru, Panama, Philippines,… Read more »

PSA: Philippines’ Poverty Incidence drops significantly

In a report released today, April 10 by the Philippine Statistics Authority, poverty incidence dropped to 16.1 percent in the first half of 2018 from 22.2 percent in the same period in 2015. This means that the government is on track with its goal of lifting at least 1 million Filipinos out of the poverty.… Read more »