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The Violin

At the start of this year, I took up learning the violin. If there was one thing I wish everyone truly understood is that anything is possible if you just give yourself the… 510 more words


Background and Thais

I needed to start on some more background work so I decided to start with another. Helene’s house is meant to be modest, as she doesn’t have much, so I tried to keep it very bare. 350 more words

Human Rights in Thailand Have Little Protection -- Now junta chief threatens to shut down critical media

Thailand’s junta chief Friday (Apr 3) vowed to shut down critical media outlets as he faced a growing international backlash against his decision to replace martial law with new powers retaining his absolute authority. 439 more words

Thai former PM Yingluck to face trial for dereliction of duty over rice scheme

Thailand’s former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on January 15, 2015.  Reuters photo

By Thanaporn Promyamyai

Bangkok (AFP) – Thailand’s former premier Yingluck Shinawatra was Thursday ordered to stand trial on charges of negligence over a bungled rice subsidy scheme, in a case that could see her jailed for up to a decade. 650 more words

The Beauty of Thailand

Bangkok, Thailand: 9 December, 2014

Today, my last day in Thailand (and Asia) for the foreseeable future, as I was walking through San Kamphaeng, my favourite place in all of Thailand, it struck me how absolutely beautiful Thais are. 363 more words

Expat Life

Thailand's new constitution committee wants to ban junta members from power

BANGKOK — A panel appointed by Thailand’s military government to draft a new constitution has proposed a two-year political ban for junta members to prevent them “hogging power”, the chairman said on Thursday. 229 more words

Thailand junta pushes bill that restricts political demonstrations -- Military appointed parliament votes to approve

By Amy Sawitta Lefevre

BANGKOK Thu Feb 26, 2015 1:10am EST

(Reuters) – Thailand’s parliament voted overwhelmingly on Thursday in favor of a bill that restricts political demonstrations, something critics fear will be used to smother dissent after martial law is lifted. 437 more words