Facebook Thailand searches for Thai Mark Zuckerberg

There is no other site in the world today like Facebook. It is the last thing we see when we go to bed and the first when we wake up. Truly, Facebook transformed and continues to transform our lives today. 

That said, this giant social media with over a billion users in the world is looking for its Thai Mark Zuckerberg. 


The Menlo Park, Calif.-based firm is looking for someone in Bangkok to become "Head of Thailand" to be the company’s architect of business strategy for the country and be the target of angry tweets from Thais when the site is down instead of Zuckerberg., Coconuts Bangkok reported.
Everyone is welcome to apply. You speak English? Good. If you're not Thai however, you have to speak fluent Thai. Here are the details:
Bangkok, Thailand
Job description
Facebook was built to help people connect and share, and over the last decade our tools have played a critical part in changing how people around the world communicate with one another. With over a billion people using the service and more than fifty offices around the globe, a career at Facebook offers countless ways to make an impact in a fast growing organization.
Facebook is seeking a strong, experienced sales and marketing professional to lead Facebook’s advertising solutions sales to large online advertisers. You’ll lead the business efforts and contribute to a high-caliber team in a business that is experiencing rapid and dramatic growth. This role will require a self-starter who has also demonstrated previous solid performance and work in a constantly changing environment, dealing with ambiguity and demonstrate problem-solving leadership capability with limited oversight. Ideal candidates will have experience in a sales environment as well as extensive experience selling cross-network, online marketing solutions such as integrated sponsorships and display advertising.
  • Lead the business strategy for the country
  • Help define Facebook overall approach and focus for client marketing teams and agencies
  • Identify and prioritize business opportunities
  • Partner with other cross-functional teams on structuring and executing operational and strategic initiatives - developing work plans, synthesizing market related data, leading analysis and defining the overall business approach to Facebook’s success
  • Increase the effectiveness of the team by recognizing opportunities for new approaches
  • Develop and implement best practices for client interaction, sales and services for Facebook, including a good understanding of working with advertisers and agencies
  • Develop metrics to measure the growth and performance of the sales team, and provide reports as needed
  • Create persuasive sales presentations using market trends, case studies and Facebook network solutions
  • Analyze campaign performance statistics and recommend optimized media solutions
  • Exceed sales, pricing and yield goals for yourself and your team
  • Ensure that our clients receive the highest level of sales and operational customer service
  • Requirements
  • 10+ years of Marketing, Media Sales and/or Online Advertising experience
  • 3+ years of management, leadership experience. BA or BS degree or equivalent experience preferred
  • Knowledge of social media, agencies and direct response a plus
  • Ability to win the support of key stakeholders
  • Relationships with top marketing decision makers
  • Proven track record of reaching and exceeding sales revenue goals
  • Demonstrated success as a leader of change, achieving operational excellence by introducing new performance measures, processes and systems
  • Ability to perform well in a highly dynamic, rapidly changing environment
  • Understanding of user behavior and how technology works and the ability to explain each in ordinary terms
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Great team player
  • Passion for Facebook, marketing and social media
  • Fluency in English and Thai.
You can apply on Facebook.

Filipinos in Thailand: The first to arrive in the kingdom, Thai perception of Pinoys

The number of Filipinos who come to Thailand searching for work particularly as teachers is growing fast. No one knows exactly how many Filipinos (teaching or not) are here in Thailand now since majority arrived in Thailand as tourists. So, whenever a colleague of mine asks me as to what the population of Filipinos in Thailand is,"I have no idea" is what they always get for an answer.

Before education became a lucrative business which employ thousands of teachers from different countries including the Philippines today, Filipinos already left an indelible mark and were on top of the game in music. The first to arrive in Thailand for work were mostly employed as singers in a band; entertaining and singing Western songs to tired and lonely American soldiers who were stationed in Asia during the Vietnam war.

Here's a clip from NewTV showcasing Filipino traits such as love for singing, party, etc. It also talks about the "Association of Filipinos in Thailand" and what they do to help the less fortunate Thai kids. And, of course, how the ones who have been here for more than 4 decades live their lives and on how Thai people think of Filipinos.

Job advertiser criticizes and labels Filipinos stupid!

Just a few weeks after a Thai national asked for a voluntary deportation following his racially-offensive comments against Filipinos while working and living in the Philippines, another person that goes by the name Craig Thompson is making a name for himself, too. This time it's in Thailand.

Judging from his ad, this infamous Mr. Thompson guy works or probably run this GoTeachThailand agency/company. As you can see, he used the "F" word for people who don't like his idea of excluding Filipinos to be part of his team. He doesn't like Filipinos? Yeah, I get it! We have the power to not like something or someone, but airing his lungs considering he's in charge of education and in molding the young minds of Thailand? I absolutely don't get it!

He said Filipinos wish to be white. Sorry, I don't. I actually love my forever tan color. Do you wish to get a tan too? 

Stupid Filipinos? Did I read it right? How can someone like this guy run a business in education? 

He certainly hates Filipinos who, by the way, are Asians. And yet he's in Asia! He even made a comparison that the attitude of Filipinos is worse than a homeless black man. Generalizing all the homeless "black" people too? Nice try!

And here's the last of his offensive remarks. Cool, eh?

The guy in questions is becoming popular by the day. His post in Bangkok Expats Facebook page, although deleted now, is still a hot topic of discussion there. Thanks to people who managed to take screenshots of his original post and comments.

“Often those that criticise others reveal what he himself lacks.” - Shannon L. Alder

Update 16 May, 2015: Craig Thompson claimed he lost his phone and the one who stole the phone was the person behind this offensive remarks. It could be true. Let's give Mr. Thompson the benefit of doubt, shall we?

New Filipino teachers of the pilot project start working today

I was awaken by a series of Line messages from Teacher Tuk of Wat Sapanteesam School this morning. As much as I'd like to curl up in bed for a few more minutes, I'd say it was timely because I've got a class to proctor and my alarm didn't go off. 

Teacher Tuk attached photos of the Filipino teachers who are going to continue the second phase of the pilot project at Wat Sapanteesam School. Today is their first day and the new teachers are all smiles as they man the gate to welcome students.

Break a leg, guys! Have fun and enjoy. As they say here in Thailand, Su su!

If you don't have a card, show this video to your mother on Mother's Day

The strong, gorgeous, forgiving, and the best alarm clock ever award goes to all mothers in the world! We all won't be here without them. Their love knows no boundaries. To my mom, sister, relatives, friends, and of course my wife, happy Mother's Day. I love you to the moon and back.

I don' have Mother's Day card. But I have this sweet video for you. SALUTE!

(Video) Thai national Koko Narak issues apology, Bureau of Immigration pushes for deportation

After Koko Narak's racially-offensive comments became huge, the Thai national voluntarily asked for deportation following threats from angry Filipinos.

Koko is currently detained at the Camp Bagong Diwa Immigration detention facility. After his deportation, BI will include him to their blacklist, barring re-entry to the Philippines. 

But he can come back. He has to make a request to the immigration officials which will be decided by a panel, though. And, of course, if the Filipinos will allow him too.

Cognizant Philippines fires Thai national Koko Narak

Cognizant Philippines posted on their Facebook page about the action taken against Koko Narak. The Thai national is no longer connected to the company. I have a feeling he'll be back in Thailand in no time at all.

Koko Narak - a perfect embodiment of the proverb "you reap what you sow."

All has been said about Prasertsri Kosin aka Koko Narak - the infamous Thai national who has so much hatred towards anything Filipino. Kosin's gained notoriety after his racially-offensive comments about Filipinos on social networking sites particularly on Facebook became viral, calling them Pignoys, toilet lickers, stupid creatures and useless people on earth to name a few whilst living and working in the Philippines.

His actions was brought to me by a fellow Filipino working in Thailand last week. After reading Kosin's posts I felt my blood started to boil to the possible highest boiling point. His comments were uncalled for. I admit I got hurt. 

Retaliate? I thought of that. But as you can see, I wasn't able to post articles these past few days due to busy schedule. My parents-in-law are also here in Thailand taking a time off. If I had plenty of time the moment I knew of his actions, I'd certainly join the bandwagon of making him more infamous by posting articles about him. In fact, I was thinking of bringing this up to Dr. Warong.

Anyway, I showed the news of Kosin's possible deportation to my students at the university. I also showed them screenshots of Kosin's original posts to know their reactions. They were shocked. Some were covering their mouths in disbelief. 

"His choice of words and the way he deals with people surely don't represent Thai people Ajarn," one of my students said.

Kosin once hurt me big time. But after hearing my 50+ students telling me that Filipinos are one of the best and one of the most caring teachers Thailand has ever have, I don't feel the weight of the single person's words anymore. I feel more sorry for the guy now. From this day forward, Kosin will be remembered as the perfect embodiment of the proverb "you reap what you sow."