So it's been raining in Bangkok, and pretty much all of Thailand for the past month. And, its getting worse. As I'm sitting here typing, it's pouring rain! Ok, the word "pouring" is an understatement… let's just say you're sitting comfortably at home infront of your computer reading your emails (or this blog) and, what's … Continue reading I'm drowning 'ere!
So I had a chance to finally checkout Bangkok's redlight district(S)… yes there is more than one area. Ok, so I've passed through these areas before, its really not hard to miss because they are usually located in commercial/business areas or even near residential areas. I guess if you're going to these places, you want … Continue reading Bangkok's infamous reputation
So have you heard? Bangkok has a new international airport called Suvarnabhumi… actually the airport is not in Bangkok anymore – it's in the next province to the southeast called Samut Prakan. The airport is definitely much more modern than the old Don Mueang with high ceilings, a minimalist German industrial design, and lots … Continue reading Getting out to see the "new" Bangkok
Treasury Board Axes International Youth Programs Embassy, September 27th, 2006FEATUREBy Brian Adeba As the Conservative government tightens its purse strings this week by slashing $2 billion from federal programs initiated by the former Liberal government, organizations involved in administering an international internship program for youth are raising alarm bells about the possible negative effects of … Continue reading Say goodbye…to Canada's international youth programs
Nothing new to report on the coup… the military is still out and about guarding places here and there. Can't complain that this is the most peaceful coup I've been in, or the only one for that matter… hmm… being in Kosovo or Macedonia had a little more excitment than this. But I can't complain … Continue reading All is swell…
For the past couple of days, the coup has been all over the news here in Thailand and on the web. They've even brought back CNN and BBC… most of the censorship, I suppose was to give the military time to organize and figure out what they wanted to do. Even as I write, I've … Continue reading More on Thailand's "revolution"
If you haven't seen the news, there was a military coup and the military has taken over the government and now controls the country. It sounds more dire than it actually is. I haven't seen much in terms of military presence or actions since I live out of the city center, but from what I've … Continue reading The Military's In-Charge
I was just taking a stroll through the major shopping district in Bangkok (some of you might know it as Siam Square/Centre/Paragon) and, BAM, there's this huge Nokia sign. Cool, but a little freaky… Want to know what other people are "feeling"? Click on the We Feel Fine image and find out… Basically they created … Continue reading That's one big sign… how are you "feeling"?
If you have time to kill this weekend, you might want to follow the white rabbit ala The Matrix… a pretty cool and interactive advertising campaign by Volkswagon which will take you through some interesting websites… you can join the adventure at http://www.urbanjunkies.com/adventure/ Or if you don't have the time (for the adventure or to … Continue reading Follow the white rabbit…
Some people might say that Steve Irwin is a crazy SOB with what he does with animals and that it might not be in their best interests… but for all it's worth, I think Steve Irwin was passionate about his work, animals and saving the environment. Irwin dies on Monday. He died doing the thing … Continue reading Animals lose a friend