Welcome to PdM's exclusive Bangkok Fashion segment, BKK Looker. The latest in our global showcase of style and fashion, BKK Looker will capture the essence of Thai style with a global perspective.
Our city is full of many people from all walks of life. Many of the farang are known to come to Thailand for many reasons. Some enjoy the beaches, the food, and the people. Others, like Xander Romo, have come to Thailand to experience something different and exciting. Xander is currently an English teacher at a local elementary school in the Bang Rak district of Bangkok. By day, he is known as Aajarn (teacher) "Zee", but by night most of his friends - both local and foreign - know him as the coquette with the enchanting Latin flavor.
"My family is from Los Angeles of Latino background," Xander stated. "We speak English and Spanish, I love dancing cumbia - a very popular dance form, and enjoy biking in my free time. Bangkok doesn't have a huge Latin scene, but it's getting there."
After our shoot, we asked Xander what he hoped to achieve in the next year. "I want to travel more, and meet my cousin who lives in Hong Kong. I will most likely return to LA before June and begin preparing for grad school. My experiences in Thailand have been overall positive, but I would like to work in development one day to help the people that are still struggling." Before parting, he smiled, offered a reverential wai and offered his appreciation. "Life is good, and I enjoy giving back. I guess you could say I've acquired a Thai heart while living here."