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Thai flood crisis hit non-affected areas as well

Thai flood crisis hit non-affected areas as well

A Bangkok beggar donates to the flood crisis. . Surely not one of the worst examples: An almost empty cigarette shelf in a 7-Eleven outlet in one of the dry areas, Ao Nang, Krabi. The severe Thai flood crisis shown in the news all over the world, let many people assume all of Thailand is [...]

What our 24 hour global economy has to offer us, or how close is the nearest 7/11?

What our 24 hour global economy has to offer us, or how close is the nearest 7/11?

Today I wanted to know how much convenience our 24 hours modern economy actually has to offer to us, the people.Sure the internet gave us more information, easy communication, e-shopping and e-commerce etc., but still not everybody will be able to easily obtain more essential things like basic food, drinks and condoms when needed.A solution [...]

Suriname & African fashion shop in Bangkok

Suriname & African fashion shop in Bangkok

Seen at a clothes shop in Rajthevee, Bangkok.Suriname and African fashion for sale.

Giant size clothes

Giant size clothes

Seen at a fashion store in Rajthevee, Bangkok:On the right; what’s the size, XXXXL?

Wanted: Farang stealing tool to go and steal

Wanted: Farang stealing tool to go and steal

Shoplifting is a big problem in Thailand. In a previous post I mentioned last year Thailand ranked no.9 in global shoplifting. On the photo taken last week in a fashion store called “ext” in Jungceylon shopping mall in Patong, Phuket, an unknown woman, probably of Caucasian origin, is stealing a so-called detacher from the counter. [...]

Thailand ranks no.9 in global shoplifting

Thailand ranks no.9 in global shoplifting

According to a survey held in 42 countries/area’s by the Centre for Retail Research, Nottingham, UK, 1.57% of Thailand’s retail sales is lost by shoplifting either by visitors or by own staff.India has the highest rate by far, shoplifting accounting for 2.72% loss. The lowest rate is being observed in Taiwan with 0.87% loss.

Effective Swine Flu cure

Effective Swine Flu cure

Seen in Phuket, the final remedy for Swine Flu (H1N1)

Funny masks

Funny masks

Seen at Bangla Road, Patong Beach, Phuket, you can buy all kinds of realistic masks.But I guess if you wear a Bin Laden mask, like the one on top in the middle and wearit for example in New York City, your life expectancy will be minimal.

Cloth label FAIL

Cloth label FAIL

Today I bought a T-shirt on the mainland in Phuket from the brand KMOD.The label says “Genthentic brand“. Is this an aggregation of the words Genuine and Authentic?Certainly the word “Genthentic” seems to be really very genthentic indeed, since Google will return with just one hit. Oh sorry, now it gets two hits, since I mentioned [...]

Copy Shop

Copy Shop

Walking around in Savannakhet, Loas, the first thing I was being offered was Viagra, Cialis which were probably Chinese copies and an alternative called Maxman which promised to be even stronger than the other recreational drugs. Also the shop offered cheap copies of the latest cell phones and imitation handbags of many famous brands.