Saturday, 4 June 2016

Spain, Here Come!

Spain, Here Come!: Spain, Here Come! We are supposed to be leaving for Spain in six days time, but my wife still hasn’t been granted a visa, despite everything being pre-booked as a prerequisite for that visa. She phoned up this morning at ten thirty and was told they were too busy to talk to anyone, she would...

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Friday, 3 June 2016

A Week Today

A Week Today: A Week Today A week today, at this very moment, we should be taking off from Helsinki Airport for Malaga in southern Spain. However, as a Thai, despite having been my wife for eight years, she needs a visa and the Spanish Embassy in Bangkok hasn’t issued it yet. This is not all their fault,

A Week Today, Bangkok, Spain, Embassy, visa, British

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Thai Television

Thai Television: Thai Television I cannot profess to be an expert on Thai television, because I can’t bear to watch it, but I have been force fed portions of it over the twelve years that I have been here. Naturally, having spent the last twelve years here, I cannot compare Thai television with its counterpart back in …

Monday, 30 May 2016

Swan Inn II, Bangkok

Swan Inn II, Bangkok: Swan Inn II, Bangkok I booked the Swan Inn II, Soi Nana, on Agoda from seven hundred kilometres away. I stopped the taxi two hundred yards short at Swan Inn I, and we walked the rest of the way after my error had been pointed out to us. Our room was ready, clean and larger …


Sunday, 15 May 2016

Liars, Lies and Lying

Liars, Lies and Lying: Liars, Lies and Lying Most liars are stupid people, because they assume that everyone is stupid enough to believe them. However, they forget at least two things: 1) people are pretty good at sussing out liars 2) people are more cautious with people they have caught lying before, and most liars are serial liars. Liars …