Monthly Archives: March 2012

열세살, 수아 (The Wonder Years – Girl, Thirteen)

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Yes it’s another movie review ! I know I know, these aren’t travel stories, but appreciating foreign culture is part of what travelling is about, and despite having access to a large number of Asian movies on BitTorrent, there is …

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Paper cranes and fireworks

NOTE: I originally posted this on one of my (many) other blogs, but in retrospect I think it’s quite suited for here. While it’s specifically about two stories of East Asian origin, I had always intended for this blog to …

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Riding Through Laos

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I know I haven’t talked very much about my time in Laos. I was without convenient computer access at the time so I was unable to write the sort of lengthy articles that my activities normally deserve, although I still …

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A slow boat through Bangkok

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Yesterday I wanted to go into the western part of the city. It’s where most of the government offices are, the King’s palace is there, and there’s also a bustling tourist district there. But it’s for the newbie tourists. It’s …

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Bangkok at Night

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So I recently showed you my neighbourhood in the morning. But how about at night ? Well, in Bangkok, you can never see the stars. You’ll see a dusky red moon, but never a star in the sky. I didn’t …

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Bangkok Girl – Falang (Behind Bangkok’s Smile)

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I have been watching some movies with the residents lately, since noone has a DVD player and we are sick of HBO nonsense. I played them the Aussie classic “He Died with a Felafel in his Hand” by British writer …

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Getting change in Thailand

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I had what was surely my longest all-Thai language interaction this morning. I couldn’t call it a conversation, but it was an interaction. I needed two 10 baht coins for the washing machine, and you just never seem to get …

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Utada Hikaru – a good waifu

We’ve been talking about Kingdom Hearts a lot on #anime recently and so Utada Hikaru has come up. I also brought the topic up with Stefan about one of her videos. The opening song for Kindgdom Hearts on the PS2 …

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Luxuries in life

I bought something luxurious today. I was feeling really happy. I got my camera lens back repaired ! It wasn’t cheap and the main reason I had been eating so cheaply recently because the repair was more than half the …

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Morning in Bangkok

I went out at 6am to the store because I desperately wanted some bottled water or soft drink. It’s so hot in the front room without airconditioning and the big old fan that I use dries my eyes out so …

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