How many times have you had to modify activities in materials because the "famous" personalities used in the books aren't famous at all in Thailand? Or, the Western personalities were okay, but you knew using Thai personalities would have been much better? For lower-level students reviewing tenses, I find using Thai celebrity profiles really helpful. Sts might turn over a card, see a Thai celebrity and have to make statements about who they see. Expected language might include: His name is _____. He was born in ____ . He's a (job) but in this picture he's (verb+ing). I do/don't like him because... Also, I recently had to google the birth dates of Thai celebs for a lesson on dates and ordinal numbers. Students were presented with a card of a celeb and then had to pick up a card with the matching birth date and place of birth. Expected language included: This is ____. S/he is from ______. S/he was born on (date). Anywhoo, regardless of the activity, level and/or expected language, I always find myself scratching my head for new celebs or digging up new information on celebs I already know of. I think it might be helpful to start an inventory of info pages for Thai personalities. If we get a list of a few dozen or so, we can use this as a one-stop-shop for Thai celeb info. Here's a list of Thai actresses: List of Thai actresses - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Thai actors: List of Thai actors - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Sek Loso: Loso - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Pii Bird Thongchai McIntyre - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Somluck Kamsing Somluck Kamsing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Gen. Prem Prem Tinsulanonda - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Sondhi Sondhi Limthongkul - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Andrew Biggs (not Thai, but a celeb in Thailand) Andrew Biggs - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Aum Atichart Chumnanon [Thailand] Aum Atichart Chumnanon - AsianFanatics Forum Endorphine (the band, not Da) Endorphine (band) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Mum Jokmok Petchtai Wongkamlao - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia That's just the tip of the iceberg. Please feel free to add more celebs, politicians, historical figures (no royalty please) and other persons of interest.