My dad used to say, “You are not stupid.” He kept saying this praise after I was kicked out from my primary school because I was adamantly against studying. He would follow that with, “[I’m] a good seed that will grow in many places, under many circumstances, if in the right soil.” Fortunately, I passed the entrance exams to a very good school: Satit Demonstration School of Chiang Mai University. Thanks, goes to this great faculty of Chiang Mai University and my persistent father.
I started my career as a sales representative for a travel magazine and managed to eventually work closely with excellent editors like Geoffrey Walton and John Cardet, whom I owe extreme gratitude. I used to work for Chiang Mai Tourist Guide Magazine, Citylife Magazine, and COMPASS Gourmet & Cuisine to name a few.
I have progressed to opening my own company Lomnua as a content provider which allows me to travel to many places over the world. It is because of this that I decided to write and curate blogs pertaining to food (my love) and travel (my second love) called www.go2askanne.com which the fan-page can be found here (www.facebook.com/go2askanne), which I have been so lucky to work with content from many different areas.
In Early 2016, I decided to close my first-work-child Lomnua Company and open/focus on a new venture, Many Medias. (Though I primarily work in Thai, some aspects are in English and even the bilingual Thai-English).
Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, William grew up in a community full of diverse cultures such as Korean, Middle Eastern to South American; these experiences influenced not only how he views the world but how he approaches the subject of food. For William, the stories and the history behind the dishes are just as important as the cooking techniques that are used to create them.
His parents influenced his love for cooking at a young age. William spent his summers with family in Culiacan, Sinaloa, and Huetamo, Michoacan. These trips led him to discover food he had never tried before all while, absorbing the culture and the beauty that is Mexico.
William’s love for Muay Thai is what first brought him to Thailand, but it was his love for food that kept him there. Living in Chiang Mai has helped him learn, grow and invigorate his passion for food and Thai culture.