Phuket beach to the rescue: kayaking, injured turtles and ‘saving’ stray cats

I recently had a decent afternoon out with a good American friend and former colleague, Chris, who was visiting Phuket for a several weeks with his sister Amanda and her fiance Zack. On one particular afternoon afternoon out, was able to get some good exercise … Continue reading

VIDEO: A tour of Karon traffic circle monument, stroll along the sandy beach on a sunny Saturday

The Southwesterly monsoon winds and rains have more-or-less reversed course as they do every year around this time, meaning it’s officially the start of the new tourism high season in Southern Thailand (typically lasts from the end of October until … Continue reading

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