Island View: Bundle ’em up, return to sender

The following opinion piece, conducted by the Siamerican, was initially published in the Island View column of the Phuket Gazette newspaper’s July 30-Aug 5, 2011 edition. “HOW dare those conniving migrant workers steal our rights, identities and jobs – they need … Continue reading

Island View: Instilling Home Team Spirit and Pride in Thai Son

The following opinion piece, conducted by the Siamerican, was initially published in the Island View column of the Phuket Gazette newspaper’s  June 30-July 6, 2012 edition. I BECAME elated with pride when my six-year-old son, who was born in Thailand, recently told … Continue reading

A Decade Goes By in Thailand: Asaha Bucha and Buddhist Lent Weekend

This weekend’s full moon — the 15th waxing and first waning moon of the eighth Thai lunar month — วันเพ็นขื้น ๑๕ ค่ำ และ แรมหนึ่ง ค่ำ เดอน แปด — marks the traditional Thai Buddhist holidays of Asarnahabucha วันอาสาฬหบุชา and the start … Continue reading

Fleeing White Owls: A dream

The following poem is a composition by Jao Moragoat to aesthetically access a dream he experienced last night. Subtle meanings leaked from the subconscious mind? Perhaps. Sometimes poetry is an effective and useful tool for expressing and describing the eerie and … Continue reading

Back to America: 2011 Stateside Prospects

Some minutes after 7.00 this Friday morning, the 11th of February, Delta flight 296 touched down at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) bringing the Siamerican back to his birth country after some seven years away. In brief reflection and summary, the … Continue reading