Rachel Roobe

Bell Nuntita Talks About Her Family and Her Career

I am just fascinated by Thai transvestite (ladyboy) Bell Nuntita. Not only does she have the most beautiful voice (male or female) but, when she switches from her ‘female’ voice to her ‘male’ voice and back, her whole attitude and demeanor become ‘female’ or ‘male’. Unbelievable. Nuntita has overcome some pretty difficult times in the …

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Things to See and Do at Crystal Design Center in Bangkok, Thailand

  The new ‘in place’ for Bangkok’s trendy, fashionable and hi-so is Crystal Design Center (CDC). A concept mall, billed as the “most comprehensive design center in Asia”, Crystal Design Center is the place to go if you’re shopping for an architect, a designer, furniture, fabrics, floor and wall coverings and household accessories. It’s also …

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Top Five Must Buy Things at Chiang Mai’s Walking Street Market

  One of the best shopping experiences in Chiang Mai is the Sunday Walking Street Market. More than 5,000 street stalls are set up on various pedestrian-only streets late on Sunday afternoon, then this shopping extravaganza begins. With so many street stalls and booths to buy from at the Walking Street Market, many visitors to …

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BKK Bagel Bakery in Bangkok, Thailand – Great Bagels, a Bit Pricey

  In my many years of living in Bangkok, Thailand, I’ve managed to find the western food I miss somewhere in the city. The only exception to that have been authentic-tasting American bagels – which didn’t exist anywhere in Bangkok. A fact most westerners living here will agree with. Now though, that’s all changed, with …

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Where to Shop in Ratchprasong Bangkok, Thailand

  For any shopaholic in Bangkok, Thailand the place to shop is Ratchprasong. Infamous last year for the 3-month long occupation by anti-government protesters, the Ratchprasong intersection is actually the best place to shop in Bangkok. You’ll find Ratchprasong at the intersection of Ploenchit, Rama I and Ratchadamri roads, and you’ll easily know when you’ve …

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Shabushi by Oishi’s All-You-Can-Eat Sushi Bar in Bangkok – Worth the Price?

Thais love food and eating more than any other nationality in the world. They also adore Japanese sushi and particularly if it’s in an all-you-can-eat Japanese restaurants. So, with a combination of the two, the all-you-can-eat sushi bar at Shabushi by Oishi restaurants in Thailand is a surefire winner. But is the food good and is …

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Fifth Food Avenue at Mahboonkrong (MBK) in Bangkok

Mahboonkrong (MBK) is one of Bangkok’s largest shopping malls. It is also the destination for most of Thailand’s tourists, who hear about the dirt cheap shopping and huge variety of products. Of course, tourists also have to eat, and many of them stop off at MBK’s ‘The Fifth Food Avenue’, an enormous international food court serving …

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Why Are Thai Ladyboys So Popular? Just Look at Bell Nuntita, She’s Lovely

  There’s a reason Thai ladyboys, or katoeys as they’re known here in Thailand, are so popular. They’re fun, fun, fun, and often so talented. Here’s a Thai ladyboy, Bell Nuntita, at one of Thailand’s televised talent shows, Thailand’s Got Talent. What a great surprise she gave the judges and audience and, what a wonderful …

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Free EFL/ESL Lesson Plan For Business English: Teaching Good Customer Service Skills

  EFL/ESL corporate students often struggle when it comes to providing good customer service skills in English. Speaking English is already difficult for them, then, when it comes to an irate customer yelling at them, they get even more confused. This quick, free corporate English lesson plan I put together though will help your EFL/ESL …

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Best Hospitals in Chiang Mai, Thailand – Western-Standard Treatment, Cheaper Prices

  Anyone who visits Chiang Mai, Thailand and gets sick or has an accident will likely find themselves in one of Chiang Mai’s excellent local hospitals. Offering world-class health care, highly trained doctors, nurses and specialist staff and superb facilities, Chiang Mai hospitals provide excellent medical care at a fraction of the cost of the …

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Best Coffee Shops and Cafes in Chiang Rai, Thailand – Cheap, Delicious Lattes, Amazing Food

  On our first trip to Chiang Rai in northern Thailand a decade ago, it was almost about impossible to find the best coffee house as there simply weren’t any. With hardly any cafes or coffee houses in Chiang Rai, we’d have coffee in the small cafe in our hotel, too reluctant to trek around …

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Best Pool and Billiards Bars in Bangkok, Thailand – Good Food, Great Beer, Cute Thai Girls

Pool, also known as billiards, has become extremely popular in Bangkok, Thailand in recent years. Pool or billiards bars are opening up all over the city, with some better than anything you’d ever find in Europe or the United States. If you are a serious pool player or just a casual billiards fan, you will …

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Best Places to Buy Authentic Designer and Fashion Watches in Bangkok, Thailand

Infamous as one of the best places in the world to buy bootleg designer and fashion watches, Bangkok is actually an incredible place to buy the genuine thing too. With designer watch stores selling brands like Cartier, Patek Phillipe, Breitling, Tag Heuer and Omega, you will find just about any genuine designer watch in Bangkok …

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