A time of change

Taking over blogging duties from a very special person

As changes take place, you will surely meet a person who directly influences and affects your life in a magnitude that he/she might never know.


A teacher and an artist

A special man who has overcome all the odds in life

"Once a talent is used, it will grow and prosper. It will break the boundaries of hesitation and uncertainty; confidence will flow on and on."


Barrio Fiesta in Thailand

A day of celebrations for all Filipinos living in Bangkok and beyond.

Were you at the Philippine Embassy in Thailand last June 8, 2014? Did you have fun in the "Barrio Fiesta" (village festival)?


The last exit

A group of teachers wanted to make a last visa run to Laos extra special

Teachers combined business and pleasure to experience a most memorable night in Vientiane. As one teacher said, "When I go to Laos, I shoot two birds with one stone. I get my visa and have a good time as well"


The place to be

A special place to learn English where students are always made welcome

Have you ever heard of a place in Thailand where English lessons in conversation, reading, writing and grammar are offered free of charge for Thai children and adults? Who do you think owns this center? Is it a Thai? an American? a British person perhaps?


The Philippines on Thai TV

I will be a guest on Thai TV on March 21st

Thai Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), Channel 6 will feature the Philippines as represented by Ms Sylvia Reyes, Chief, Cultural Affair and Attache of the Republic of the Philippines and yours truly - ajarn Filipino blogger, English teacher and painter, Benito Vacio.


An assured retirement for Filipinos

Make sure there is life after Thailand

Have you ever thought about what’s going to happen when you leave Thailand after teaching here for several years? Will you be receiving a separation pay equivalent to one month salary per year of service or reaping the benefits of any other scheme?


An opportunity in the offing

Two enterprising Filipinos have set up a new chess and language center

Two Filipino English educators have decided to work as a partnership, pool their resources, and set up Gainsfield Chess and Language Center in the heart of Nonthaburi


My October highs and lows

Or perhaps we can refer to them as likes and dislikes

Some news and opinions of events and training programs especially aimed at Filipino readers and expats.


A chop suey approach

A little bit of everything from the last couple of weeks

Here’s something that the Filipino teaching community could hope for: a bilateral agreement with Thailand in upholding “better” salary scale and fringe benefits.


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