The King & I : a Fond Farewell

Unlike Anna Leonowens, I never got to dance with the King of Thailand. In fact, I never even met him. But when I read that King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand, one of the longest-reigning monarchs in history, died at age 88, I was saddened. He was beloved by the people of Thailand and when I … Continue reading

Coup d’ Etat in Thailand

Martial law was declared in Thailand on Tuesday, the 20th of May 2014. “Big deal”, you say. I found out about it in the departure lounge at Changi Airport where I was waiting to board Tiger Air flight TR2104 bound for Bangkok. It is true that I don’t actually shy away from places with conflict … Continue reading