Review: The Mon Over Two Millennia, ed. Patrick McCormick et. al.

The Mon Over Two Millennia: Monuments, Manuscripts, Movements by McCormick PatrickMy rating: 3 of 5 stars As my first introduction to the Mon culture, this was hard going, as it is a collection of academic papers presented at a conference on the topic (the first such conference ever held.) I think if I had read … Continue reading Review: The Mon Over Two Millennia, ed. Patrick McCormick et. al.

Earthquake in Northern Sumatra felt in Bangkok

I’ve just experienced my first earthquake. We slept through a couple of quakes in Nagoya, but this is the first time I’ve been awake for one. I felt no movement, just heard the building creaking in a slow, swinging rhythm and what sounded like the occasional banging on a metal tank. I thought that something … Continue reading Earthquake in Northern Sumatra felt in Bangkok

Thai Flood Update

A quick update, mostly for friends and family, on the flood situation as it pertains to us. Anonymous Car Concern has put the families of ICTs on notice that we might be requested to co-operate with being required to voluntarily temporarily repatriate, should the situation become more uncertain. (I'm not making up that language...) Seriously, … Continue reading Thai Flood Update

On importing goods to Thailand or; It’s the little things…

I’ve been getting a little ratty because I haven’t had a chance to write since preparation for the move pushed its way into the obsessive part of my brain, where my writing usually resides, around 5 weeks ago. Since arriving in Bangkok, the aforementioned part of my brain has, gradually, been vacated but the writing … Continue reading On importing goods to Thailand or; It’s the little things…