Second anniversary with Ashley, our adopted Bangkok street dog

File under: The adopted soi dog chronicles… I am late in noting this, but August 15 was the second anniversary of our adoption of Ashley, our rescued street dog. As I mentioned in my post last year providing the back story, we got her from the fine folks at SCAD Bangkok. SCAD stands for Soi […]

TIME: “How Thaksin Stole Yingluck’s Spotlight”

TIME reports on Thaksin’s visit to Japan and Yingluck’s new government: Is Thaksin Shinawatra a criminal or a VIP? The question must have vexed the Japanese officials who considered a request by the former Thai Prime Minister to start a six-day tour of their country this week. Thaksin was ousted in a 2006 military coup, […]

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The eye of the Buddha: How Myanmar is moving ever closer into China’s orbit — The Economist‘s review of Where China Meets India: Burma and the New Crossroads of Asia, by Thant Myint-U. Interview: Robert Gottlieb, The Art of Editing No. 1 — The Paris Review, Fall 1994 Scientists Crack The Physics Of Coffee Rings […]

Obama to visit Thailand in November?

Today’s Bangkok Post says: US President Barack Obama is expected to pay an official visit to Thailand in November during his trip to Bali to attend the East Asian Summit, government sources said. Thailand extended an invitation for Mr Obama to visit the kingdom after he was inaugurated, which was about the same time that […]

Bangkok Post: NBA to hold event in Bangkok

Pro hoops fans, take note: The Bangkok Post reports that the NBA will hold an event here in Bangkok next month: The National Basketball Association will host its first-ever event in Thailand with the NBA 3-on-3 Thailand 2011 presented by Singha Drinking Water, the league announced yesterday. Featuring Hall of Famer Chris Mullin, the NBA […]