Reviving solar aquaponics veg and herb growing trials: VIDEO

After much procrastination in reviving solar aquaponics trials since moving to a new apartment months ago, finally got out the components and reviving sustainable gardening trials, fiddling around with solar panels, pumps and fish tanks again; first unit, featured in the video … Continue reading

Investment analysis of four profitable Thai sugar companies

Continuing on budding interest and research into prospective commodity investments in respect to the Thai agri-food (.agro) sector and Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET), I’ve come across three profitable companies that look promising. Buriram Sugar (BRR), Khon Kaen Sugar (KSL), Khonburi … Continue reading

Exploring Thai equities markets: agriculture, food and commodities investment

In recent weeks I’ve started to actively expand my knowledge base about–and explore the prospective of putting some capital into–the agricultural and food commodities market, especially in Thailand. This post is to log some of my revelations and realizations.

Thailand Birdy instant coffee made by world MSG, Aspartame king

So there I was last Wednesday racing against the newspaper print deadline and getting ready to indulge in the 3rd or 4th can of Birdy instant coffee of the day, a post-lunch suga… And then a small red logo on the … Continue reading

Finding gains from material loss

Yesterday morning I came to the unwelcome yet unavoidable realization that a considerable set of “valuables” had gone missing. Stolen from under me, a  jab to the gut, and all I can do at first was sulk, and now as the aftertaste … Continue reading

Off-grid autonomy Phuket, Part 1: Water life

Last time, I outlined the benchmark of 80-90% electrical energy autonomy out here in the central backwoods of Thailand’s most populous island. Now, we will discuss the most essential and practical use of solar energy – water – highlighting various benchmarks and challenges in respect to … Continue reading

A path to energy independence in Phuket: forming the foundations

First utility bill of the year came the other day (for December, 2014), and I’m pleased to say that it was the lowest I’d ever seen since moving to this mangrove-side man-cave 10 months ago – thanks to a few … Continue reading