Tag Archives: Thailand

Book Review: Wave Of Destruction

Wave Of Destruction:  The Stories Of Four Families And History’s Deadliest Tsunami, by Erich Krauss It is easy to have compassion on the subjects of this book, as they represent the sort of Thai person I knew well when I … Continue reading

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Book Review: Thailand: A Short History

Thailand:  A Short History, by David K. Wyatt This is a book that would likely be banned in Thailand.  That is not to say that it is a bad book, although admittedly the book is far more sympathetic to left-wing … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Railway Man

The Railway Man:  A POW’s Searing Account Of War, Brutality And Forgiveness, by Eric Lomax Although I did not consciously intend it to happen, this book makes for an interesting selection to read in light of the book I had … Continue reading

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Book Review: Last Man Out

Last Man Out:  Surviving The Burma-Thailand Death Railway:  A Memoir, by H. Robert Charles It is no exaggeration to say that the Japanese have not done a very good job at coming to terms with the horrors they inflicted on … Continue reading

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The Chiang Mai Diet: Part Two

Having previously discussed the context of the Chiang Mai diet in a previous discussion [1], today I will share my tips on how you too can lose up to a third of your body weight just like I did, while … Continue reading

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The Chaing Mai Diet: Part One

For the past few days I have received at least a few messages that stated that Chiang Mai, a small city of about a quarter of a million people in the north of Thailand [1], was the safest city to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Southeast Asian Houses: Expanding Tradition

Southeast Asian Houses:  Expanding Tradition, edited by Seo Ryeung Ju [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Edelweiss/Seoul Selection.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] One of the more notable aspects of the architecture I noticed in … Continue reading

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Book Review: An Asian Harvest

An Asian Harvest:  An Autobiography, by Paul Hattaway [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Kregel Book Tours.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] In reading this book, I was struck by how Nathanish the author seemed. … Continue reading

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Is An Unjust Tribunal Like A Hurricane?

At times, I like to pay attention to the juxtaposition of seemingly independent stories that, when combined, give a larger context to events that would be far more ephemeral to the concerns of the world at large when viewed in … Continue reading

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An Inexorable March

Sometimes the theme of an evening is a ripe piece of low-hanging fruit and sometimes it is a matter that requires a bit of thought.  I have now gone to a fair amount of dinners as a part of our … Continue reading

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