Crab, back off!

Someone seems not so much happy about the project as she question the authenticity of the conversation I had yesterday. Asking nicely is a good thing. But saying that it's just another late April Fool's Day post with no outcome? Really? You have anything better than that?

I'm sorry to say but the conversation I had with the former Ubon MP really happened. The project is expanding and there's no sign of stopping. The way I see it, you think that this is just a make-believe story. Pffft!

I have something to back up my claim. How about you? Oh, another thing. You can Google his name. If you can't seem to find any info about him, I suggest you hit this red link.

Nine provinces, Bangkok to hire Filipino teachers ASAP

What I thought to be just a simple call from Dr. Warong, the former MP for Phitsanulok, was actually a moment of seventh heaven. "I'd like to speak to you. Can we meet?," he said.

"Sure, Dr. When and where?," I replied. Prior to hitting the answer key, I already had the hunch that we're going to talk about the continuation of our project and the recruitment of teachers. Well, my hunch was right but with an added spice. 

After exchanging pleasantries, the meeting was arranged.

His car stopped in front of my house. I hurriedly put my shoes on, closed the gate, and hopped inside his Lexxus minivan. But what exactly about the project are we going to discuss about? I asked myself. Minutes later, I found myself sipping my favorite milk tea.

"John, I have a good news for you and I'd like to break it now," said Dr. Warong. My heart pumped fast, my eyes glowed, and my sense of hearing was akin to that of a bat, the king of extreme hearing in the mammalian world.

I know you're excited to know just as I'm excited to tell you. 

"The pilot project we started last year is expanding," said Dr. Warong. I saw his eyes glowing and full of excitement as he narrated the development. "Nine provinces including Phitsanulok and the capital Bangkok are now one with the pilot project. All of them have to recruit Filipino teachers before the new school term commences in May," he added.

According to Dr. Warong the provinces that are now involved with the project are Phrae and Lamphun in the north; Korat and Ubon in the northeast; Kanchanaburi, Rayong and a school in Bangkok in central Thailand; and in the south are the provinces of Nakorn Sri Thamarat and Songkla. Teachers in this project will receive 25,000 to 30,000 monthly salary for 12 months, with two months off.

Dr. Warong also added that Dr. Suppachai, the former MP for Ubon, would like me to help in recruiting teachers. I had the privilege of talking to Ubon's former MP when Dr. Warong introduced me to him via the telephone. 

Dr. Suppachai, a man with few words during our call, asked me to give his phone number to my friends in Ubon or near Ubon. I already contacted trusted friends in Ubon awhile back. They are employed but they promised to help me choose the lucky ones. I guess that saves me trouble looking for teachers myself. LoL. I'll give them Dr. Suppachai's number once I got the confirmation that it's okay to have the number given. 

That's just for Ubon because Dr. Supachai does't have any idea how to look for teachers. As for the other places, sooner or later they're going to start looking. It could be you. 

Also, another big event in line with the project is about to come. Dr. Warong invited me to come to Democrat Party House in Bangkok sometime this month to share how it was teaching kindergarten students at Wat Sapansam School. "Just a short talk about your experiences, John. You'll be talking in front of Democrat Party's big people as well as to local officials we plan of inviting. We may also visit the provinces involved with the project to check the progress in the next couple of weeks."

I was like, "Is this for real?" But seriously, I can't believe we've come this far in just a short period of time. Successful ang pilot project na sinimulan namin. Now's the time to reap the harvest!

(Video) Crowd shrieks like monkeys when Mario draws black card

The internet was swooped with frenzy after photos of "Phi Maak" star Mario Maurer half naked was first posted during the lottery-like draw for new recruits of the Thai army yesterday.

Hundreds of fans screamed with happiness when Maurer drew a black card at the military service draft yesterday. Black means Maurer will be exempted in joining the military, as opposed to the red which requires an individual to serve in the army for two years.

The German-Chinese actor and his pink nipples were the focus of the media yesterday after he took off that shirt and offered his chest to serve the nation, which obviously proved enough and now everyone is happy to keep him on TV.

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Source: Coconuts Bangkok

H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn celebrates 60th birthday

Khon Philippine is one with the Thai people in celebrating H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn's 60th birthday today. 

Purple colors everywhere, right? Purple is the color identified with the Princess.

Teachers request for a 13 month pay has been approved

My university has been generous as it gives all foreign teachers a one month bonus at the end of the contract each year. There are many schools in the kingdom that do the same. In fact, some schools are so amazingly generous that they also cover the ticket of their teachers to visit their home country and back. However, not all are lucky enough to even get a 12-month contract.

Therefore, with the approval of the government, the Ministry of Education ordered all schools that foreigners teaching in the kingdom are all going to have a 13th month pay starting in May this year; the first term of the new school year.

This move according to the Ministry, is their way to acknowledge and pay tribute to one of the most challenging yet low paying jobs in Thailand. Yes, the teaching profession!

"Teachers work so hard even at night checking papers to name one yet they receive less every month. It is high time we give something back to them so they can enjoy the fruit of their labor" said one of the education boards speaking under the condition of anonymity.

90 day reporting now available at all 7-Eleven outlets in Thailand

BANGKOK:-- A spokesperson for the Immigration Bureau has announced that from today, foreigners will be able to complete their 90 day report at any 7-Eleven outlet in Thailand.

This follows the recent announcement from Immigration that foreigners can also now complete their 90 day report online.

Speaking at the launch event held at the immigration offices in Chaengwattana, Bangkok, Immigration chief Pol Col Somchai Wittiporn said: “this new service is being launched in preparation to Thailand’s integration with the ASEAN community”.

“We also want to make it easier for the aliens who stay in Thailand for a long time”.

“We know that many foreigners like to buy their cheap beer and bread and also collect the stamps from 7-Eleven, so it was our idea that they can also do their 90 day reporting when they visit their favourite store”.

Pol Col Somchai explained that in order to complete their 90 day report at 7-Eleven, foreigners will need to hand their passport, 4 passport photos and the TM47 form to 7-Eleven staff who will then scan the relevant information into the new system.

Pol Col Somchai also confirmed that due to some minor technical issues 7-Eleven staff are currently unable to issue a confirmation receipt for any 90 day report completed in store.

However, whilst the problem is being rectified and as a gesture of goodwill, Pol Col Somchai has instructed staff to issue any foreigner who completes their day 90 report at 7-Eleven during the month of April with twenty complimentary 7-Eleven stamps courtesy of the Immigration Bureau.

Trust me this is real and not an April Fool's Day post!

Source: ThaiVisa

Meet Pietro Boselli, the world's hottest maths teacher

Pietro Boselli, 26, originally from Negrar Italy, was a former lecturer at University College London teaching mechanical engineering class. He was branded the "world's hottest maths teacher" after his students found out that he is also a top fashion model who loves going to the gym.

One of Boselli's students tried a simple search for his name on Google. After discovering his 6 feet 1 lecturer's Instagram with more than 46,000 followers, Arief Azli tweeted: 'That moment when you realize your maths lecturer is a top designer model.'

He posted a picture of his lecturer scribbling equations on the whiteboard next to one of him shirtless with the caption: 'Only at UCL‬ ‪#‎MechanicalEngineers‬ ‪#‎ModellingandAnalysis ‪#‎Bromance‬.'

Other students soon followed suit and posted pictures of him taking classes, with one saying: 'This is why I never miss a class'.

If you're a student of Boselli who has a PhD in Mechanical Engineering and was crowned the European Fitness Model Champion in 2014, would you miss the class?

Source: dailymail.co.uk

Top 5 Bar passer gets new car from university

After enduring several sleepless nights and going through thick books of different cases, luck decided to show itself to the top Bar passers of the Philippines. For one, their names were scattered recently on different big newspaper companies, websites, blogs and on TV as topnotchers of the 2014 Bar Examination. In fact some were also invited to appear in a local tv show - an experience others like me won't be able to achieve anytime soon. Then of course there is a very bright future waiting for them. Law firms and companies are now showing their interest to these new lawyers of our country.

But it seems luck is not yet done in making them a lot happier. One in particular is fifth placer Michelle Liao, who is set to get a brand new car from her school, the University of Cebu.

A white Toyota Vios was seen at the quadrangle of the university, ready to be turned over to Liao, who garnered a Bar score of 84.50%.
The University of Cebu had promised Bar takers that whoever gets to be included in the top 10 will receive a brand new car.

"We really want them to do well. The car is our way of encouraging them to excel," Candice Gotianuy, chancellor of the university, had said.

“It's both an incentive and reward for our students,” the chancellor also said on her Facebook account.

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