Koh Samet Oil Spill Seems to be Spreading

The WSJ‘s Southeast Asia Real Time reports: The oil spill that hit Thailand’s popular Koh Samet island appears to be moving to coastal areas of the eastern province of Rayong, threatening to worsen the impact on the Southeast Asia country’s critical tourism industry. “The crude oil spill in the middle of the sea has an […]

3 Digital Tools I Used to Write my Master’s Thesis

In April, after more than six months of work, I submitted the thesis I wrote for my master’s in business and economics journalism. At more than 11,000 words and 41 pages long, it was the longest story I’d ever written. I interviewed dozens of people, analyzed hundreds of pages of court documents, submitted and tracked […]

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Cambodia’s Sam Rainsy Returns to Cheers Before Vote — Bloomberg Thailand riveted by tale of jet-setting, millionaire monk accused of rape and fraud — AP Bangkok construction boom faces resistance — Al Jazeera Fan Runs Arsenal to Video Hit in Vietnam — Wall Street Journal/Southeast Asia Real Time How Clothes Should Fit — HowClothesShouldFit.com J.K. […]

What Domesticating Siberian Foxes May Tell Us About Dogs

I recently watched a fascinating segment of the 2009 BBC show “The Secret Life of the Dog”. I’d never seen it, and wanted to share it here. It’s about domesticating foxes in Siberia. The gist: Over the course of more than 40 years, scientists took normal foxes, which were aggressive toward humans, and looked for […]

My Favorite Moment from the Confederations Cup Final: Brazil Sings the National Anthem

Brazil beat world and European champions Spain 3-0 to win the Confederations Cup last night. But really, the game was decided before the teams even kicked off. It was hard to imagine Brazil losing, at home in Rio de Janeiro’s Maracanã stadium, after seeing this (video embedded below and online here): HIMNO BRASIL by dm_505f34141e1f6 […]