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Thailand bids farewell to a beloved monarch

Today, October 26th 2017, with the ceremonies of the royal cremation, Thailand bids its final farewell to the beloved, late king H.M. Bhumibol Adulyadej. Born on December 5th 1927 he ascended the [...]

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600 words well spoken

Back in 1980 the OMF Orientation Course in Singapore lasted a couple of months. Part of our training was in the LAMP method (Language Acquisition Made Practical), which included learning basic [...]

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Spirit worship in Thailand

A few weeks ago I was visiting a Thai friend on a Tuesday morning. I don’t generally go visiting in the morning, but this visit gave me a new insight into spirit worship in Thailand. Phi [...]

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Confusion at T- junction

It’s for the spirits, so that they don’t get confused. Because spirits travel in straight lines and this is a T-junction, that will confuse them’’ one of my neighbours replied when I asked her [...]

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Going bananas

Thailand is a fruit paradise. The climate allows for wondeful ‘summer’ fruits all year round. Bananas, mangoes, pineapple, guava, and many other fruit, half of which I cannot spell since I’ve [...]

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Where is Jesus now?

As I walked into one of our regular printing shop, I was greeted by the smiling shop keeper. He is an industrious man that will often engage in religious small talk. After a brief greeting, I [...]