Dream: documenting religious suffering in the heartland

Some peculiar vivid dreaming last night. I was exploring a densely populated rural area, seemingly somewhere near the great plains, mid-west; could’ve been eastern Colorado, Nebraska, perhaps even Iowa or Kansas; walking through a community, I notice a mosque, chapel and temple … Continue reading

Uniquely Thailand: Peculiar ways, habits of Thai people

Continuing on from the Thainess discussions in the “Uniquely Thailand” series, this multi-part post features a list of peculiar mannerisms, habits, tendencies and ways that uniquely define modern Thai people. Related: See also this post about fake farang food in Thailand. Some of the following … 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.

Lunch in Mawdaung, village on the Myanmar side of the Thai border

After our higher-perspective at Khao Chong Krachok hill in Prachuap Khiri Khan city, we set our bearings southwest, to the Thailand-Myanmar border checkpoint of Singkhon, a small border crossing, also known as the Singkhon Pass (Daan Singkorn ด่านสิงขร in Thai) A strategic and … Continue reading

Embracing ‘Thainess’ in the 21st century

An increasingly common cultural and tourism PR buzzword echoing across the kingdom these days is ‘Thainess’ (in Thai, “kwam bpen Thai” ความเป็นไทย) – an abstract concept referring to the various unique characteristics that define the Thai people and their rich … Continue reading