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The averse effects on expats after long exposure to the Siam sun

The averse effects on expats after long exposure to the Siam sun

 When moving to Thailand, in the beginning everything looks exotic, interesting and fun, just like it was on your holidays when you got fascinated by the country. You have fallen in love with a country you can call your new home; the land of smiles. Like with real love the novelty and mystery wears off [...]

Expat in Nakhon Rachasima produces snus

Expat in Nakhon Rachasima produces snus

Necessity is the mother of all invention.Or so Monk an expat Swede, must have thought when he started Svenskt Snus Co., Ltd in 2008.Snus Co., Ltd is located in Pak Chong, Nakhon Rachasima, 175km North East from Bangkok Snus is a moist powder tobacco product which is consumed by placing it under the upper lip for [...]

Do I need to turn off my cell phone during lightning?

Do I need to turn off my cell phone during lightning?

In case of lightning, lots of people disconnect their TV and other home equipment from the mains and other outlets like cable,  to safeguard them from breaking down. Since many homes don’t have surge protectors everywhere, it’s the right thing to do, since if the lightning hits a power line nearby a high voltage spike will [...]

Depressive?

Depressive?

Seen on Facebook:

Making a living of ฿20 ($ 0.65) per picture

Making a living of ฿20 ($ 0.65) per picture

Seen in Patong, Phuket:

Children of Patong

Children of Patong

Seen in Patong, Phuket: A girl using a laptop in her outdoor ‘study room’,In the background one of her foreign peers is still sitting in a buggy An orchid flower neckless sales girl takes a break playing video games.A neckless costs ฿50 ($1.63) (for Thai)One video game costs ฿10 ($ 0.33)  This girl seems very happy with her electric [...]

Dangerous pitfalls by keeping the money out of Soi Kebsap, Patong

Dangerous pitfalls by keeping the money out of Soi Kebsap, Patong

Nowadays w’re used to companies applying signs such as “Attention: wet floor” or “Danger: construction area” and so on.Besides warning the public another main concern is to prevent liability for possible injury claims.Patong’s Soi Kebsap also transliterated as Soi Kebsup, which ironically means street of keeping money, is a popular shortcut  for beachgoers from one [...]

Knickers and bananas

Knickers and bananas

Seen in Ao Nang, Krabi at the appartment of some nice bar ladies who offered us a bye, bye barbeque yesterday. This photo was taken with permission of the respective owners

Child exploitation in Thailand

Child exploitation in Thailand

Seen in Ao Nang, Krabi, Thailand, 30-10-2011 at 23:15 In the mean time I got used to seeing young children or even babies being exploited for begging, selling roses or orchid necklesses at a time they should be well asleep. Often the mother is waiting around the street corner.Usually I don’t want to encourage their [...]