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THINK THAI – The Hunger Games

If you’ve followed my “Team Gale” vs “Team Peeta” tweets you’d have noticed that I was recently pretty obessesed with the Hunger Games book trilogy – Little did I realise that i’d be ‘living it’ to an extent.

Happy Hunger games – and may the odds be EVER in your favour.

4 people, all friends BUT – there can be only one. *duh duh duuun*

Simply Asia are giving away a trip for 2 to Thailand.
And they have asked 4 people to compete by throwing the best Thai Themed banquet… The best banquet ALSO wins a trip for 2 to Thailand!!

To save you the suspense, unlike the real Hunger Games, I’m useless with a Bow and Arrow so don’t panic, no apples will be shot out of pig’s mouths. Besides, roast pig is not very Thai. Simply Asia is serving all the food. So the only “hunger” would be inspired by fantasising about dishes like this one:

Simply Asia - Green Curry

I also don’t predict any Hunger Games love triangles (although, I do have a bit of a girl crush on Robyn Hobson) Yup, I have some pretty stiff competition in the form of Social media gurus Mike Sharman and Bangers and Nash… and of course Robyn, but she’s not stiff. She’s girly and soft and lovely. (I made a naughty joke *high five*)

So thus embarks our Simply Asia Hunger Games. Less blood, sweat and tears (but perhaps a few… from Siv mostly.) Oh yes, that’s right. If I win, I’m taking my roomie. The ever bubbly actor and comedian Siv Ngesi. this is a picture of Siv the last time he was in Thailand:

Full Moon Party Mayhem

Imagine the shenanigans  we will get up to together, once our forces are combined.

Watch this space as we plan our Thai Banquet to beat all Thai Banquets.

Think Thai – Find out about how YOU can win a trip to Thailand with Simply Asia HERE

*thai high five* May the odds be EVER in your favour.

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29 by 29 and Thai High Fives.

This is a random high five all round. For innovation, dreams and creative people being rad (to me).

I made a list of 29 things I wanted to do before I was 29.

One of them was to test drive a luxury sports car.

Due to a host of reasons, illness, deadlines, work and laziness not being the least of which – I didn’t manage to finish them all before the big day.

Now this is why I love the Simply Asia PR team: They have launched their campaign where you can win a trip to Thailand. (Yes, you click here) and as part of their campaign launch they approached a few of us blogging/socially media types to be part of it. (More about that in days to come.) But the attention to personal detail and little quirks is beyond any campaign I’ve ever seen.

On Air at 2oceansvibe Radio

They arrived at the 2oceansvibe Radio station this Friday during our 2 girls 1 mic broadcast. With a REAL Thai lady… who spoke my 10 words of Thai with me and presented me with a pizza box that opened up into a Thai explosion. Berry berry schneaky! Part of their campaign is to ‘Think Thai” when you’re craving take out… don’t go for the greasy pizza or fatty burger, but rather the light and delicious Thai. It’s no secret that my favourite food is Thai so I was a very happy bunny with Thai Cashew chicken noodles in the box as well as all the info and intel I need to best arm my noggin with the Think Thai Campaign. They even brought a meal for my radio co-host, Kamini.

Sawadeekah Nang faah "hello Angel"

Honestly one of the best campaign launches I’ve seen.

Om nom nom.

With meticulous personal detail right down to the fact that they had clearly paid attention to who I was and read my blog including my 29 before 29 list. Because on the top right of the activation letter (telling me the terms and conditions of the ‘Hunger Games’ we’re engaging in where we can win a trip to THAILAND!) they included this image of sign language:

Angel Thinks Thai. Yes I do.

Learning 10 things in sign language was on my 29 list. Aww you guys!

I also had “test Drive a Luxury Car” and because the campaign is THINK THAI the clever people from Simply Asia brought me a Vespa to test drive… Because in Thailand, a Vespa is a luxury vehicle.

How adorable are they? How cool do I look in a helmet?

Scooter on over

So, we played a few tracks on air to give me time to be taken for a joy-ride by Michael, the Vespa guy.

Don't wait up!

I have to give everyone epic high-fives. That was so cool and thoughtful. And it definitely got me Thinking Thai. I can feel it in my blood. Although, my scooter was somewhat less impressive when I lived in Thailand:

Three's company.

If I win i’m taking my roommate, award winning actor & comedian Siv Ngesi. Imagine the stories, the comedy the chaos as an actor and a comedian, one black, one white get unleashed onto the Thai world…It sounds like the script of an epic movie…  and you KNOW we’ll tweet and blog every step of the way – but more on that very soon.

*Thai high five*

To find out how to enter to win your OWN trip to Thailand, click here

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Think Thai

If you know me at all. You’d know that Thailand is my absolute favourite place in the world.

2008 My First day in Thailand ever. One Night in Bangkok.

(After South Africa, obviously)

I’ve been there 3 times and even lived there for a stint, on Phuket Island (which is fun to say…and be on.) My name, Angel in Thai is Nang-Faah and I also know Muay Thai so don’t upset me unless you’d like my toe print on your cheek.

Thai Guys kindly re-enacting what they call "The Angel Kick" which I invented... in a time machine, and taught to them in days of old. Beware.

Over the next few weeks I’m going to be tweeting and releasing blog posts to show you why I “Think Thai” and why YOU should too.

I love the People, the Language, the sounds, the cultures and above all – THE FOOD!

But First a video – from January 2009 – the second time I was in Thailand.

I had been training at a Muay Thai camp for a week, and my new best friend Camilla from Denmark, who I’d met at the Camp, and I decided to take the 2 hr speedboat ride out to Koh Phi Phi – the Island where they filmed ‘The Beach”. We (of course) went out till 5am the night before and our speedboat left at 7am… so after 1 hour’s sleep. We headed off to paradise – hungover and drunk.

Best day ever. Even including the fact that I got my nose broken.

#ThinkThai follow #SimplyAsia @simplyasia_sa to find out more about what I’m doing this for.

And  like them on Facebook

 YOU could win a trip for 2 to Thailand – make your OWN youtube memories. Go here: www.simplyasia.co.za
I’ve made a new tab on my site –  #ThinkThai at the top. Check there for competition updates and my #ThinkThai contributions :)

*High Five*

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