Pilot Project In Teaching Kindergarten Students Is Now Officially Confirmed

Dr. Warong invited me yesterday to meet the director of Wat Tamaprang Municipal School. So at 9 am today, we met the school director, the deputy director and the head of the English department. 

The school director was so pleased because his school, among the many temple schools in Phitsanulok, was chosen as the venue for the pilot project of teaching the kindergarten students. 


The duration of the project was originally planned for only three months. The school director however suggested to finish the whole term and teach for four months. Everyone agreed.

The date was also been confirmed to start on the 1st of November. We will spare 2 hours of our time everyday - so that's 10 hours a week, and about 40 hours a month.
Dr. Warong at Wat Tamaprang School in 2011

Some members of the Democrat Party including former Finance Minister Korn Chatikavanij could possibly observe the first week of the project if time permits. I later learned that Khun Korn was a really big name in the Democrat Party who handled a lot of big projects during the Abhisit Vejjajiva's term as the country's premiere. 


It is going to be a really big challenge, so to speak, because classes are going to be recorded on video on its first week. Then from time to time, probably unannounced, they might come again to record the progress of the students. And on the last week of the project, they will surely come again to compare whether there are progress, or none at all. LoL. It will then be determined whether the project is successful or a big time failure. 

Mark Gil Passes Away

The Philippines lost one of its most talented actors today. Filipino veteran actor Mark Gil passes away.  ABS-CBN has a report.

MANILA – Actor Mark Gil passed away at 8 a.m. on Monday.

This was confirmed by Gil’s manager, June Rufino.

Rufino said the Eigenmann family is asking for privacy but will be issuing a statement regarding the actor’s death at 5 p.m. Monday.

Gil is the father of Andi Eigenmann, Gabby Eigenmann and Sid Lucero, and the brother of actors Michael de Mesa and Cherie Gil. He is also the former partner of veteran actress Jaclyn Jose and Bing Pimentel.

Gil’s last project with the Kapamilya network was the top-rating show “The Legal Wife,” where he played the role of Dante Ramos.

Before that, Gil was part of the cast of “Walang Hanggan.”

Luis Alandy Tweeted About Khon Philippine

"Apparently I'm big in Thailand," tweeted model-actor Luis Alandy after his photo circulated on social networking site like there's no tomorrow. The now famous photo was shared by a Thai Facebook user Golfsuda Nam, which later landed a spot in a Thai news channel revealing Luis as a Filipino actor in the Philippines, and not Thai most of them thought.

Apparently as well, when Luis tweeted about the moment he became big in the Kingdom, he used the link of the article I wrote. GMA also wrote a similar article and used the tweeter screenshot Luis posted. No wonder the hits I got was way, way beyond what I expected. In just a few days the article I wrote which you can read here went live, it got an amazing number of views compared to my other articles combined.

This wouldn't happen without the help of Mr. Lorenzo Caballes Jr, Head of the ASEAN Section of Phitsanulok Pittayakom School for bringing this matter to my attention. I can't believe Luis and GMA picked it up. Thank you so much!

Homeless Man Gives Money To The People Who Give

We were all taught when we were kids to always give to the needy and to give something without expecting anything in return. But it's a shame that such norm is no longer being practiced nowadays in some places. 

In America and probably in other countries as well, homeless people are everywhere. They rent their houses and pay for the bills. But when economy struck badly or they lose their job caused by reasons only them know, they are left with no roof to cover them both from the heat of the sun and the cold of the night.

Are people not that "giving" anymore? Watch this guy who usually record prank videos and decided this time to act as a homeless man asking for food or money. What he did to the people who gave was simply amazing.

University Closes After Fatal Shooting

A female student was killed while a male engineering student was wounded after a gunman on a motorcycle opened fire at the bus stop of Rajamangala University of Technology's Uthenthawai campus yesterday.

The shooting occurred close to the pharmacy of Chulalongkorn University on Tuesday at 9:30pm 

According to University deputy rector Suebphong Chumuang, no one knows what the motive of the attack. It still remained unclear. The university suspended the classes for three days out of fear for students safety. 

There were no shells recovered and no footage of any nearby CCTV camera was caught, Chief investigating officer Pol Lt Col Phanom Chuathong said.

Filipino Actor Luis Alandy Became An Overnight Sensation In Thailand

Photo of Filipino actor Luis Alandy or Adrian Louis Alandy in real life made rounds on social network. The photo shows Luis posing as a butcher at a local market, wearing only what appears to be blue shorts with a butcher belt wrapped around his waist.

The photo was first posted by Facebook user Golfsuda Nam and was shared thousands of times hours later. People started commenting as to where the market was because they're going to buy whatever he was selling. 

The popularity of the photo made a spot in a Thai news channel. The anchors revealed that the guy Thai people thought was Thai was actually a model and actor from the Philippines.

New Regulation For Visa Extension (Effective August 29th, 2014)

Please be informed. This is the new regulation for visa extension posted by the immigration.