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 […]
Archives for August 2011
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, […]
I’m back in Bangkok after several days of travel. Below are two images from my journey. Care to guess where I’ve been? (This will not be a mystery to those who follow my Twitter feed.) And: More soon on both of these destinations.
Posts will likely be few and far between until the middle of next week. In the meantime, as ever, you can catch me on Twitter: @newley. A reminder that you can always check out the popular posts here at Newley.com or visit some of the fine sites on my links page. Bye for now.
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 […]
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 commuters who use the BTS Skytrain Sukhumvit line may have been in for a surprise of late. That’s because one of the line’s terminal stations has changed. On Nut — usually depicted on the left on station signs like the one above — is gone. In its place is Bearing. Bearing? (Click here for […]
Self-promotion: I had a story over at the Wall Street Journal‘s Scene Asia blog on Tuesday about Bangkok’s new Hansar Hotel. It’s called “No. 1, Naturally.”
Here’s more info on Thaksin’s recently having received an entry visa to Japan, which I mentioned yesterday. The NYT/IHT provides some context: Ms. Yingluck has gone out of her way to play down any influence that her brother may exert on her administration, and she has deflected questions about amnesty for him. But Mr. Thaksin […]
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 […]