Peter Kowalke

Why You Should Know Valentina Ploy [Thai music for May, 2020]

By on May 17, 2020

At first I wasn’t sure if Valentina Ploy was Thai or Western. She KINDA seemed Thai, but I also felt like maybe I had stumbled across a U.S. radio station.

It turns out my read was exactly correct: She’s half Thai, half Italian. I fell in love with her music right away when I began listening to it this past month. You definitely have to check her out, especially her song, Let Go.

There also is a lot of other good crossover Thai music out there this month. Like the cheerful Landokmai song, Please Be True, and Daynim’s quirky Baby. Then there’s Warn; you don’t have to know Thai to deeply feel her music.

If you don’t really listen to Thai music, right now is a great time to start. Below are some especially good Thai songs out right now.

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You also might want to check out my list of U.S. and K-pop songs I’m loving this month.

BTS Isn’t the Only K-Pop Right Now [May, 2020]

By on May 15, 2020

I like BTS, but there's also a lot of other good K-pop right now.

What Moves me is LA Priest [U.S. Music for May, 2020]

By on May 12, 2020

There's too much good music right now.

My 2020 Travel (Yes, I’m Flying Again)

By on May 3, 2020

I go into lockdown, too. I just don’t stay in lockdown that long.

Warning: Don’t Drink and Watch these Thai Commercials

By on April 26, 2020

Thai TV commercials are the best in the world. Watch some of my favorites.

The Best New K-Pop [April 2020]

By on April 12, 2020

If you’re in Asia, you know that K-Pop is some of the best music in the world (popular music, of course). If you don’t have a relationship with Asia, however, you might be missing some really good stuff. Here is


My Favorite New Thai Music [April 2020]

By on April 11, 2020

My favorite Thai music in April.

My Favorite U.S. Music Right Now [April 2020]

By on April 9, 2020

My Favorite U.S. Music in April.

Sri Lanka is “India Light”

By on March 18, 2020

If you have ever been curious about visiting India, consider Sri Lanka first.

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The Oldest Living Tree in the World (That’s Verified)

By on March 10, 2020

Yes, there are living trees more than 2,000 years old. Here's one of them.