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To obey or not to obey, that’s the question

To obey or not to obey, that’s the question

Today I read a moving story titled ‘In North Korea, a brutal coice‘. It is about a woman called Han who escaped from the country with her two daughters to China and was finally permitted to live in the US. Along the way she faced the cruel choice of leaving her 5 years old son [...]

Katoey in historical and social perspective

Katoey in historical and social perspective

All katoey band, Venus Flytrap Tolerant and protective about human rights as people try to be, in a growing part of the world post- and/or pre-operative transgender people are now allowed to change their official identity from M to F or vice versa. The Thai concept of katoey however is hardly understood in the West. Commonly [...]

Not everyone welcome in hotel on Thai island Koh Phi Phi

Not everyone welcome in hotel on Thai island Koh Phi Phi

  Photo thanks to Makka Pakka.

The moral of the Three Little Pigs doesn’t always apply..

The moral of the Three Little Pigs doesn’t always apply..

Today we joined a friend visiting her parents mr. and mrs. Yib in Bang Ntort 30 km’s from Siem Reap. The last 2 km’s was a bumby sand-road and we had grab on to anything in the tuk-tuk in order not to be ejected from the vehicle.We brought food and Polly helped to prepare it with [...]

Cambodian Santa Claus

Cambodian Santa Claus

Seen in Siem Reap: Cambodian Santa Claus.Not really very convincing to be honest..

The Tsunami ghosts of Khao Lak

The Tsunami ghosts of Khao Lak

During the Tsunami in 2004 Khao Lak, Phang Nga was hit the hardest in Thailand. According to Wikipedia,  the final death toll was over 4000, with local unofficial estimates topping 10,000 due to the lack of accurate government censuses and the mere fact that the Burmese population were not documented or recognized as legal residents. Bhumi [...]

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?

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

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

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