Friday, April 24, 2009

April 2009

After the success of the Thai Floating Market last week our club has is still finding new things to do. We are currently entertaining our guests from Thailand. These students are not official exchange students with the UW, but are visiting the United States from the Nan province (น่าน). Nan is famous for Wat Phra That Chae Hang (วัดพระธาตุแช่แห้ง), which is a 55 metre-high golden Chedi (pictured above) containing a Holy Relic from Sukhothai. It is also known for its high quality of woven materials (ผ้าทอพื้นเมืองน่าน), which are distinctively different in terms of designs and production methods from other localities. The most famous pattern is the Lai Nam Lai (ผ้าลายน้ำไหล) which resembles waves or stairs. 

Because we did not want to bore our guests with Seattle's Thai cuisine - the club has decided to treat our guests with a snazzy meal in downtown Seattle. So remember to check your e-mails.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Movie Night 2009

Our first movie night has come and gone. Last week we watched Muay Thai Chaiya. An exciting new movie about the popular sport. This Friday (Jan 30) come join Thai International after a week of school at EEB 105 @6:30pm for the second installment of our Muay Thai movies. 

We will be screening Beautiful Boxer. This 2003 biographical-drama-sports film tells a riveting tale of Nong Thoom, a famous katoey, Muay Thai fighter, actress and model. It has gained considerable international recognition from film critics around the world. Some of the awards include:

Thailand National Film Association Awards – Best Actor 
San Sebastián International Film Festival – Sebastian Award, winner (2004)
GLAAD Media Awards – Outstanding Film - Limited Release, nominated (2006)
Milan International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival – Best Film, winner (2004)

This is a free screening of the movie, which will have English subtitiles. Refreshments will be provided by Thai International.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Winter 2009

Dear Thai International followers,

We hope you had a restful break. Thai International is going to hit the ground running. This winter seems colder than usual so we're going to heat things up with two Muay Thai movies, Chaiya and Beautiful Boxer. These movies are critically acclaimed and examine the underground boxing culture in Thailand. It also gives insight into how the industry functions and goes beyond the time tested formula of beating up as many thugs with Muay Thai. We will put more details about these events and plot synopsis for those interested. 

Thai International will also continue with our tradition of weekly dinners and discussion of political issues and our future activities. Keep checking back here for updates and get on our mailing list!  

Friday, October 24, 2008

Movie Night: Nov 7

Thank you to everybody that showed up at our first few dinners. Looks like there are going to be some new regular faces this year. That's great. If you haven't already, join the Thai International Facebook group to receive regular updates.

Our next event will be the Movie Night. We will be screening the 2007 award-winning Thai film, "The Love of Siam". The movie is in Thai, but we have worked hard to provide you guys with English subtitles.

When: Friday, Nov 7
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Where: EEB 105 (this is the Electrical Engineering Building by the fountain)
Check it out as a Facebook event. We've added some pre-show goodies.

Keep checking back here for information on our upcoming events. There might even be a party soon.

Your Co-prez, Peko

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Calendar updated!

We have updated our events calendar for October and November. Some of the highlights for the rest of the month is our dinner at Thai 65 on the 21st and culture night on the 24th.

We are also having our first Movie Night on Nov 7th. Go check out our events calendar for more details!


Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Fall 2008

Summer is over, and school is back in session. This also means Thai International is back in full swing. Some upcoming events is the Thai Welcome Party co-hosted with ThaiSA on October 4th (check your e-mails for details). And the Thai Cultural Night on the 24th at Meany Hall. 

We are also back with our regular dinners and Movie Nights. We're looking for some officers, too! So come to our meetings and we'll have a good chat. I hope everybody's quarter isn't so hectic, and if it is come hang out with us. 


Sunday, May 11, 2008

Week 7 Stuff

The HotPot was great fun! And it was a cheap $3 for a bloating dinner.
For this week, our dinner is on Tuesday May 13th - same time, same
place. That is 6:30 PM @ Little Thai. Hope to see you guys there.
There will also be a s special guest will be there too, she came all the way from Boston!

We are also having a Movie Night next Friday May 23rd at 7:30 PM. At EEB 105.
More details about the movie soon.