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Has a year flown by already ? One year of expat life.
I realised the other day that I have been here in Thailand for a year, a year which seems to have gone past quickly ! While not every day has been perfect, I can honestly say that most of them … Continue reading
Posted in Expat life, Explorations, Language, Latitudes and attitudes, politics, Random musings, Thailand Tagged expat, nomad, retirement, Thai language, Thailand 2 Comments
Hey Canada, we are over here …Thailand not Taiwan
http://reader.metronews.ca/digital_launch.aspx?id=3744758e-2ee5-4c13-a052-56711bdbdc91 An extract from a Vancouver publication, whose editor needs to learn some geography. (page 14, so it’s obviously not important news LOL) Canada ? Where is that ?
Posted in politics, Random musings, Thailand Tagged bangkok, canada, coup, martial law, politics, Thailand, Vancouver 3 Comments
We interrupt our normal programming …..
So this is what a military coup d’état looks like ! Well, it finally happened …after bringing in martial law a couple of days ago the military have gone all the way and launched a coup. Apparently the generals “invited” … Continue reading
Posted in politics, Thailand Tagged bangkok, martial law, politics, Thailand 2 Comments
Learning the lingo
Over the many years that I have been visiting Thailand I have met many farang who have been living here for some time, but could not speak more than a few phrases of the most basic of Thai, often picked … Continue reading
Posted in Language, politics, Random musings, Thailand Tagged bangkok, language schools, politics, Thailand Leave a comment
Shutdown Bangkok, Restart Thailand
The ongoing anti-government protests that I have written about before were stepped up a couple of weeks ago when the “Peoples Democratic Reform Committee” moved out of their previous base at Democracy Monument and spread across the city, taking over … Continue reading
Messiah, or just a naughty boy ?
With apologies to the Monty Python team, is Suthep Thaugsuban the Messiah of the Thai politics, or just a naughty boy ? The government obviously thinks the latter as he plans to get rid of the “Thaksin regime” including current … Continue reading