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Poy Sang Long

There are experiences in this life that makes me wonder a while later if they really happened. The Poy Sang Long Ceremony, celebrated by the Shan, or Tai Yai people of Myanmar and Northern Thailand is such an experience. Every … Continue reading

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Payathai Crossing

Little more than a kilometer north of the glitzy shopping malls in downtown Bangkok, Siam this and Siam that and the slightly overcooked Central World, along the heavily congested, six lane Payathai road, reality comes roaring out of the forest, … Continue reading

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Quiet but not peaceful

Bangkok is very quiet these days. It’s as if the city is trying to understand what happened, and how it can live with this for the future. And what will the future be anyway? This is a nation that is … Continue reading

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Norwegians in May

Norwegians have celebrated their constitution on 17 May every year since 1814. Even in Bangkok yesterday, in spite of all the turmoil in the city, there was a celebration, although modest, in the garden of the ambassador’s residence. And it … Continue reading

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Old Diesel

While we are waiting for something to happen, the reds to go home, the weather to get cooler, life to get simpler… maybe we should paint the old diesel in some brighter colours, if we had one, and make it … Continue reading

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Truth Today?

So, the prime minister gave them an offer, met them halfway and compromised: New elections in November, which is six months from now. And the leaders of Thai Rouge kept on thinking about this offer all day yesterday, and in … Continue reading

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Still here

They call themselves the National United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship. Other people call them Red Shirts. They are the Thai Rouge, using all kinds of undemocratic means, including killing, throwing bombs, storming a hospital, occupying a large portion of … Continue reading

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