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Hat From the Past

 to 50 years ago yesterday and a young Queen Sirikit of Thailand in a lovely pillbox hat. Half a century later, it’s amazing that she and King Bhumibol are still reigning monarchs. 9 more words

Queen Sirikit

Happy Thai Mothers Day / วันแม่ของไทยมีความสุข

Today is the 83rd birthday of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit (สิริกิติ์) of Thailand, queen consort of His Royal Majesty King Bhumiphol Adulyadej (ภูมิพลอดุลยเดช).  Born on August 12, 1932, in Bangkok, she met the King in Paris where her father was the Thai ambassador.   500 more words


Updated: Ill queen surfaces

Little has been heard of the ill and aged queen for almost a year. She’s been ill since late 2010, not that long after she had… 285 more words

Day Twenty-Five and -Six - Of Throne Halls and other #TouristyThings

On any given day, I am really the worst patient any medical professional would ever encounter. Or, considering that I do not consult with medical professionals unless I feel very close to dying, the closest to a medical professional I would normally consult is my mother plus other members of my family if said top choice is not available. 893 more words

Travel 2016

Unleashing extremism

Unleashing extremists has long been a tactic employed by the military when dealing with political opposition. This was especially clear during the 1973-76 period when rightists associated with the palace and often led by military figures were used to create unrest and destroy opponents. 380 more words