Generally Speaking

Farangs relying on visa runs to stay in Thailand had reason to panic. The military junta announced in June that it was cracking down on visa runners. Anxious to show the Thai public that they mean business, the military started taking action against foreigners. BANGKOK: — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Bangkok has informed […]

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Nabber Nabbed

Some say that corruption is not a problem in Thailand. It’s simply a way of life and for centuries, Thailand survived pretty well in spite of all the corruption. A friend who travelled to Thailand overland through Malaysia once remarked that Thai policemen were honest as he didn’t see them collecting bribes from bus drivers […]

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Beautiful Endings

I only have a few favourite singers/musicians and I normally don’t pay much attention to the others – especially the boy bands and girl bands. However, a random search on YouTube turned out a tragically beautiful love story. I searched the Chinese engines to find out more and here is what I found. This Taiwanese […]

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High Standard Busking At Ximending

I chanced upon this duo at Ximending, Taipei while I was on a facial aesthetics course in Taiwan. Local girl Tina told me that Ximending only comes alive after 10.00pm. It was indeed a rather happening place full of unpretentious eateries and glaring neon (LED?) lights advertising all kinds of services from massage to hairdressing […]

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Buying Direct From The Publisher

At the rate property prices are rising and the reading habit is falling, bookshops may soon go the way of CD shops. Actually, a lot of what you pay for in a book goes to distribution and the use of precious retail space. The books that you see on display at bookshops are all on […]

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Windows To The Soul

You can’t reason with your heart. Nor your eyes. Dewdrop Books – Fiction and non-fiction with a focus on the colourful and exotic Asian realm. Check out our titles.

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Meanwhile, In Asia …

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Lunar 7th Month

The Lunar 7th month has just started. The Chinese believe that the gates of hell are open at this time. Believers burn paper offerings for the “good brothers” or ghosts which have been granted permission to visit the mortal world. Lavish dinners and stage performances are held during this time. It is also a time […]

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Going Up In Smoke

Finally, do take a look at the following video shot in Varanasi. It’s rather enlightening, or even interesting, but far more interesting I find, are the responses from Thais who have seen it. Post by HappyPhoneMBK. From these responses, it would seem that the messages embedded in the video are: 1. Be grateful that you […]

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Have A Good Weekend

Have you got a good book to read this weekend? Try Spellbound In Chiangmai. Check out our locker at Hako at Nex or call up your nearest bookstore and bug them to stock up. Dewdrop Books – Fiction and non-fiction with a focus on the colourful and exotic Asian realm. Check out our titles.

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