Peter Kowalke

Peter’s Year in Review 2022

By on December 30, 2022

Happy holidays (here’s a 1-minute holiday message I made from China)!

As we ring in the new year, it is a good time to reflect on the previous 12 months. With that in mind, here’s my 2022 year in review.

January

I started the year in Cleveland, Ohio. Lots of doctor appts and stress as I tried to get back to Thailand in the face of Covid restrictions and a freak snow storm. Watch the video.

February

A beach quarantine in Phuket started my time in Thailand, then I settled into Bangkok life after having been away for six months.

March

In March, I attended my first Thai music concert. Many other Thai concerts followed. Watch the video.

April

April brought a book launch and the Songkran holiday. Watch the video.

May & June

Normal life. Coaching, friends, and a Thai music festival. Watch the video.

July

After nearly 1000 days, in July I finally got Covid. A pack of eggs was the culprit, and my sense of smell never fully returned. Watch the video.

August & September

I lost my long-time assistant in August. Routine life also began sunsetting as I planned for my next destination: Africa. Watch the video.

October

Before leaving for Africa, I got a bunch of dental work done. I also ALMOST rented a 4.5-floor shophouse in Bangkok. But no time.

November

My favorite month of the year. I explored Ethiopia, then headed to the capital of Kenya. Read more.

December

Life in Nairobi, Kenya. Rented an office, went on safari, adopted (sponsored) a young girl, and met many new friends. I’m here until mid-January. Read more.

Experiments with Office Life

By on December 10, 2022

I’m the noble savage exploring civilization.

The Real Gravy of the Thanksgiving Holiday

By on November 24, 2022

Why saying grace on Thanksgiving might be more important than turkey gravy.

Going to Africa

By on September 2, 2022

Three months in East Africa starts this November.

My Favorite Music Recently

By on August 20, 2022

I always make time for new music. Currently I’ve been listening to a lot of Chinese music, Thai music, K-Pop music as well as the latest US pop. With that in mind, here’s what I’m listening to right now. If

Good Movies I’ve Seen Recently

By on August 8, 2022

Here are the movies I’ve watched and loved lately. Note that some of these films are not on Netflix. You’ll have to find them on Amazon Prime Video or one of the many free movie sites (reach out if you need

My Favorite Music in August

By on August 7, 2022

I always make time for new music. Currently I’ve been listening to a lot of Chinese music, Thai music, K-Pop music as well as the latest US pop. With that in mind, here’s what I’m listening to right now. If

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What Covid Taught Me: Be Kind

By on July 25, 2022

I finally got Covid after 941 days of avoiding it.

Good Movies I’ve Seen Recently

By on July 15, 2022

Here are the movies I’ve watched and loved lately. Note that some of these films are not on Netflix. You’ll have to find them on Amazon Prime Video or one of the many free movie sites (reach out if you need

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The Weekend I Went Full-on Thai

By on June 30, 2022

Two days alone at a Thai music festival.