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Family Money

Snap Shot

Modern Medicine

Heart to Heart with Hillary

Personal Directions

Social Commentary by Khai Khem

Women’s World

Family Money: Sheltering Your Money Offshore

By Leslie Wright,
Managing director of Westminster Portfolio Services (Thailand) Ltd.

Expats must ensure their financial base is both flexible and adequately supported during times of uncertainty and volatility, such as we have experienced in the past several months.

Wherever you are in the world, knowing how to mobilise your assets effectively, swiftly and safely is considered by financial managers as nothing short of essential. Leaving your capital to languish in a bank deposit account may seem the safest thing to do, but it ensures it is being eroded by inflation, and may be losing you alternative investment opportunities that are still very low risk and likely to produce a much better return, even in the relatively short term.

This preparation of money movement – often referred to as "a flight to quality" – means expats should be asking themselves the following questions:

*How safe is the jurisdiction in which my wealth is based?

*How safe are the key investment vehicles my money is placed in?

*How can I avoid capital loss?

*How accessible is my money if I decide to move it to another investment instrument/provider?

When it comes to financial manoeuvring the entire scenario facing any expat can be wrapped up as follows: What should I buy? What should I sell? And when should I carry out these transactions?

A reputable independent financial adviser is the individual with the critical skills most needed by expats who either cannot answer those questions themselves or who are dissatisfied with the answers they have been given by either their current adviser or provider.

What you are looking for is an experienced and reputable adviser who:

*can answer your questions satisfactorily, in language you can understand;

*will recommend a strategic course of action which is in keeping with your overall financial goals and aspirations;

*can assist you with the effective mobilisation of your funds;

*can assist you with carrying through the necessary transactions, or carry them out on your behalf.

Where’s the best?

Next you need to check the regulatory environment in which your monies are kept or will be kept. When you buy a house, you probably pay at least as much attention to where the house is situated as to the accommodation on offer. But how often do you stop to think where your bank, financial adviser or product provider is situated, how that jurisdiction is viewed and whether it has sound regulation to protect you in case things go awry?

The choice of offshore jurisdiction has an important bearing on the quality and security of investment products on offer and the protection and compensation schemes available to investors: these are key issues to research visàvis any offshore financial centre. (The country’s official web site is perhaps the best place to check on these matters in the first instance.) A jurisdiction’s approach to regulation is demonstrated by how committed it appears to be in observing high regulatory standards. For instance, in relation to banking, is it a member of the Offshore group of Banking Supervisors?

Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man are all premier offshore financial service centres with sound regulatory laws and the necessary supervisory muscle to safeguard the reputation of those islands’ financial services sector. For instance, the Isle of Man’s Office of Fair Trading has established an ombudsman whose job it is to arbitrate between consumer-complainants and offshore financial services’ providers. This ensures a further layer of consumer interest and protection within the industry, and has had a profound effect on the Isle of Man’s status as a leading offshore financial centre.

There is one other professional body which also has the services of an ombudsman for expats, and that is the Offshore Financial Trade Association (OFTA). OFTA has just celebrated its first anniversary, and at the end of last year reported a total of 143 members with a further 28 being processed. Their director general was recently quoted as saying: "The OFTA Ombudsman scheme is key to our aim of raising the level of consumer protection in the industry. It is all the more vital as an alternative dispute resolution mechanism because litigation for the individual in the international arena is even more fraught than in the domestic courts."

But what if your preferred financial adviser is operating from an unregulated environment – such as Thailand? Again you can gain some peace of mind from asking the right questions: First, does your money go directly to a reputable offshore investment provider, or via your adviser’s bank account? If the latter, steer clear. But if your adviser never handles your money, but acts as an independent intermediary between you – the investor – and a range of reputable offshore providers, then you can be reasonably sure that the offshore provider has already checked out his company’s modus operandi and bona fides, and is satisfied that this intermediary is not going to run off with your money and will deal with you honestly.

Ethics and "best advice" are a conjoined subject which you should consider carefully before signing up for any recommended investment. Consider whether it meets your investment objectives, is within acceptable risk parameters, that you fully understand how it works, the charges involved and any early redemption penalties that might apply.

Ensure you know who will be providing you with ongoing professional advice – and how frequently. Does your adviser or his firm’s designated portfolio manager have enough experience and track record of success to be able to provide you with ongoing portfolio management on either an advisory or discretionary basis, or is your adviser simply a product salesman (at which many are very good, but hopeless when it comes to constructing and managing a portfolio that is appropriate to your needs and risk-aversion profile, and prevailing market conditions)?

Then, how long has your adviser’s firm been in business? How long has your adviser been with that firm? Lived in this country? Worked for how many firms before this one? Does he have a Work Permit? (Ask to see a copy.) Otherwise, what guarantee do you have that he will be around to advise you after he’s collected his first tranche of commission? His word as a gentleman?

If there’s any doubt, there’s no doubt: ask what alternatives are available, and go through the same steps to ensuring you fully understand what it is you are investing in, for how long, and what you can reasonably expect to get back. If the answers are less than transparent or satisfactory, find an alternative adviser.

Snap Shot: To shoot like a pro - read like a pro

by Harry Flashman

People who enjoy taking photographs often wonder what it would be like to take photos for a living, or even just as a little "pin money". Some of the best photographers I know started just that way. They enjoyed working with their camera, somebody saw their work and asked them to take a photograph for them, paid them some money and they were off and running! Professional photographers.

Harry Flashman began the same way. Wanting to take a shot of a bright pink concrete truck, I contacted the concrete company. As a ‘thank you’ I gave them a large print. That shot ended up giving me a three year contract to do a glamour calendar for the company. I was off and running too! A professional photographer!

In those early days, I had one essential piece of equipment that I still have today, and still use today - no, it wasn’t the tripod. It was a book! Written by professional photographer, Richard Sharabura, it was called "Shooting your way to a $ Million". Written in 1981, the advice is just as pertinent today as it was 22 years ago. Anyone who has ever contemplated any form of "pay me for my pictures" should read this book.

One of the finest pieces of advice I was given in the early days, which I also got out of a book, was just "Without any pictures, you are just a gypsy with a camera." In other words, it is no good just saying you can take photographs - you have to have some examples to show people. Now in the pro world, this is called your "book" or your portfolio. This is looked at by an art director, who then decides if he likes your work, he will give you more. It is that simple.

For you, just starting off, if you know of someone who wants pictures taken of their restaurant food, it doesn’t do much to show them 48 great shots you have taken of horses. At the early stage, you need to have good shots of different subjects - people, lifestyles, food, cars, horses, golf, kids, portraits, sunsets, nightlife, samlors, - you must be getting the idea by now! Stick them in an album and you have something to tote around to show people.

So how do you get to take great shots of people, lifestyles, food, cars, horses, golf, kids, etc., etc.? Well, you read about it in books, that’s how! Did you know that everything you ever needed to know about taking pictures has already been written down for you? Master photographers have spent great chunks of their lives to tell you and me how to do it! Sometimes you may think that the photography books you buy are too expensive, but how many books that you buy will tell you how to make money with them after reading them?

Of course you do have to do a little more than just reading. You do have to take photos as well! A good exercise is to imagine that you are a newspaper photographer, taking pictures for a paper just like the one you are reading right now! Pretend that the editor is sending you out to cover a feature, and give yourself one feature every weekend. So each week you have an assignment (this is a good exercise for students also) and go out and cover it pictorially. Here’s a few for you to try: the bus station, shopping, nightlife, the local laundry, life as a petrol pump attendant, beggars, and taxis. The list is as big as your imagination.

Now go out and illustrate that topic, as if the editor had told you to cover it. Make your shots describe the action, scene or activity. Think about how you are going to do it and how you are going to show it. Make the subject the "hero" and use plenty of film.

You get better in photography by doing it more often - just read all about it first.

Modern Medicine: Athlete’s foot - for the non-athletes!

by Dr Iain Corness, Consultant

It is that season again, when Athlete’s Foot seems to be on the increase. The hot soggy weather brings out the hot soggy condition where the web between the toes gets so itchy you could happily scrape it with a coarse file. But don’t. Help is at hand.

Many people have a never-ending battle with Athlete’s Foot. This is one of the most common conditions in the world, and you certainly do not have to be an athlete to get it - but it helps! Why? Because athletes, like so many sporting groups, tend to stand around shower/changing areas in their bare feet, spreading the little organism that causes the condition.

So let’s talk about the condition. The correct name is Tinea, and we have several types depending upon the area of the body that is affected. If it is in your scalp we call it Tinea capitis, on the body - Tinea corporis, on the hands - Tinea manum, on the feet - Tinea pedis and in the groin we call it Tinea cruris, otherwise known as Dhobie itch, Jock itch or Crutch Rot! What a wonderful grab bag of conditions to say the least.

The organisms which cause all these are called Dermatophytes, and they have the ability to live in skin and can invade hair and even nails. The most common has the exciting name of Trichophyton rubrum, a noble name for an organism that can live in the soggy bits between your toes, I’m sure you’ll agree.

The symptoms generally consist of a spreading "rash" with reddened edges that becomes itchy and eventually quite painful as the infection goes into the deeper layers of the skin. This is the result of the organism putting out "tentacles" which extend deeper. Yes, it is like a grass, growing and spreading its roots.

Unfortunately, there are a number of other conditions that can make themselves evident in a similar fashion, including psoriasis, eczema and some forms of dermatitis. This is the most usual reason for "Athletes Foot" preparations not working - it wasn’t "Athlete’s Foot" to begin with!

There are various methods of clinching the diagnosis, including examination with a special Wood’s Light, which allows you to look at the affected region with UV light. The most accurate way, however, is to take scrapings and examine under the microscope for the tell tale "tentacles".

So what can you do if it really is our friend Trichophyton that is cropping up between your toes and other unmentionable places? The first thing to do is not use high powered steroid creams, but use a topical anti-dermatophyte preparation like Canesten cream. You can alternate with a weak steroid, but remember that the steroid does not "cure" the problem - it only masks it.

With some very stubborn cases it may be necessary to use medication by mouth to attack the organism through the blood stream, but these can have some fairly unpleasant and nasty side effects, especially on your liver. If your liver is having problems straining the blood out of the beer stream then you need extreme caution.

To prevent re-occurrence it is necessary to be very careful where you put your toes, never share towels and jump over communal bath mats - but even then you may find it comes back. Remnants of the organism start putting out their tentacles and the cycle is on again. And stop scratching!

Heart to Heart with Hillary

Dear Hillary,

I can’t beleieve (sic) what you said to the Irish bloke, Caring Chris. His girl was obviously talking to other falang who send money to her or visit her when they come on holiday. It’s a wonder the poor guy in question didn’t have to foot the bill for the Izuzu (sic) pickup’s axle. Long haired gentleman on a motor bike - Harley no less, sounds like a decent citizen to me. Never met you but are you a man (katoey in print drag)? Spent a good chunk of last year in good auld Pattaya (8 months) not working enjoying, and had a decent shop working girl friend, who I know has some other falang interest. Anyway what I want to ask you (don’t know if you’ll publish this or not) is how to amicabally (sic) end the relationship without: a) the girl in question losing face, and: b) me in question not losing face as I have quite a few Thai friends. Girl is a bit neurotic. In England I would just sit down with a girl and talk and end things on a kind note. Thailand is a different kettle of fish altogether (no promises of marriage etc.) no money changing hands except for dinner and movies every now and again. Known the girl for 3 years odd now, no calls for money for sick buffolo (sic). Maybe I’m a cheap Charlie but didn’t buy any gold - only thing I bought was a pair of glasses for her. Only reason I send this e-mail is because of the poor Irish bloke (me being Irish too) hit a note and wanted to ask.

Not anon

Dear Not anon,

Thank you for your colourfully spelled email. You appear not to understand ‘reading between the lines’ in my advice to Caring Chris, but don’t let that influence your Irish viewpoint (or spelling). Now to your problem and the parting of the ways for you and your long term girlfriend. Looking dispassionately at the situation, you are quite the heart and soul of generosity, aren’t you? In 3 years you bought her a pair of glasses! 175 baht from the stall at the side of the road! (I am presuming that the gift was spectacles, and not a couple of tumblers.) And you are worried about how to amicably end the relationship! Just sit her down, as you would do in England, you say, and tell her to put the glasses on and look carefully at you. She should see just what a cheap Charlie you really are, and will run for cover like a startled gecko. As far as her having another male interest, can you blame her? You gave her no money, no gold, no promises of marriage, but took her for dinner and a movie "every now and again." I feel sorry for the poor girl, she must be soft in the head, as well as being blind, to put up with someone so mean for so long. As far as Hillary being a katoey - you have to be joking, Petal, surely! Let me assure you that Hillary is no katoey - Hillary works on the WYSIWYG principle. What You See Is What You Get.

Dear Hillary,

I have a local bar that I frequent and like many expat bars in Thailand, there appears to be an endless supply of young ladies to keep one company when you go in to have a cold one. During a rainstorm the other evening, one young thing told me that her apartment roof leaked very badly and so I took pity on her and gave her some dry shelter for the evening. This act of charity is now backfiring badly, as when I drop in for a chat and a gargle on a coldie, all the girls rush off and get Miss Lasnite Leekiroof, and now I seem to be stuck with her. She is a nice enough sort of girl, but she hardly bowls me over. This cramps my style, and not what I want in my local bar, where I want to be footloose and fancy free. How do I get to play the field again, Miss Hillary?


Dear Shane,

Are you the same "Shane! I warned you about those tablets" who was in the news recently? If so, no wonder you don’t want to be bowled over by a mere slip of a girl, and want to get back to play the field. Fortunately in the types of local bars you frequent, you don’t have to play at first slip forever. All you need to do next time you pop down for a quick cold beer is to tell Miss Lasnite Leekiroof, when the other girls push her in your direction, that you would actually like to talk to her sister Miss Neksnite Leekiroof, and here’s a 100 baht if you will bring her over to you and make the introduction. I think you will find that 100 baht introduction fee should be enough to mend her broken heart, or to stuff into the cracks in the leaking roof.

Personal Directions: Training is a long term investment in the future

by Christina Dodd
Managing director of Westminster Portfolio Services (Thailand) Ltd.

When times are tough in business and the economy is equally shaky, most companies tighten their belts and begin to put the brakes on spending. That’s the logical thing to do. They look more closely at ways of saving on their budgets and sadly, that usually means cutting training budgets first up. This is what most companies do. I don’t agree at all with it but this is the general reaction and trend that develops when the business climate is far from favourable.

Recently, however, I was fortunate enough to prove this general behavior wrong. Despite the SARS epidemic, which has had serious consequences for many companies in the travel industry, and the overall downturn in this industry on a global scale since September 11, a Dutch gentleman by the name of Rob Waardenburg, who owns and runs Rowaco (Thailand) Ltd, decided that this was the "perfect time" to invest in his people and to "not" take anything away from them. He therefore decided to treat them to a three-day teambuilding and motivational workshop away from all the stress and worry of the business.

It really is refreshing to meet someone with insight and vision. We had been talking for quite some time about doing some form of training and I wasn’t expecting it to come through at the time that it did. Rob called me very eager to get on with things. We planned the program in a matter of what seemed moments so that all the staff at Rowaco could get together and be together for these very special three days. Rob had no doubt that this was the best time to do it!

People seemed to fly in from all over, meeting up in Bangkok for the initial part and then all traveling down to Cha-am for the remaining two days. Staff had a rare opportunity to mix and share each other’s company, have some fun, eat and drink and actively work together in a way that they had never done before. No-one, except for two or three people including Rob, had ever participated in a teambuilding program and certainly not one like this. And on the insistence of the young Thai general manager, Khun Boonthien, the whole office closed up bringing along all staff at every level including the office maid, driver and building caretaker.

This is what it is all about - as far as I am concerned. Everyone is important and has a role to play.

The three days brought out the best in each individual. It was tough-going. No chance to just dance around and see the sights. It was filled with activities to provoke thought and emotions at the deepest levels. It was also a huge wake-up call for a lot who had become rather complacent in their jobs and who had not been doing their fullest to contribute to the company’s well-being.

Looking at specific problems and issues and then tailoring the program content accordingly is the only way to present and conduct these, or indeed, any program. It is so easy to just throw together some humorous games and fun activities and let all the participants come away having had "a great time" enjoying themselves and having had some good meals as well. But that is not what it is about. Training has to be able to get to the source of the problems that exist in order to address them and to begin to change or rebuild or improve the situations that exist as a result.

Then it can go one step further. After the training and the "feel good effect", what then? How do you as a manager or supervisor or CEO keep the feeling alive? It takes a lot of work and a lot of effort to do this because people so easily revert to their same old ways unless they have committed seriously to doing otherwise.

I am a firm believer in following-up after all my programs. Following-up to ensure the momentum is in place and that the benefits derived short-term can be converted to long-term benefits. It is an integral part of any training program otherwise people feel suddenly left up in the air to fend or themselves, when they still need to know how to forge ahead with the same enthusiasm and feeling they felt during the training program.

Usually two weeks after any program is a good opportunity to recap and review the results. Also it is a good time to focus on other areas that may need attention and sometimes it is only after an initial program that theses areas surface and reveal themselves. In this way clients are also adding to their long term investment in their people. Not just abandoning them and saying, "well you did one program so you should know everything now!"

If you are dealing with people in any kind of business and you want to make a success of it, then you are in with those people for the long haul. There is nothing instant when it comes to quality training unless job specific of course. It all takes time and adults who work are just like children, they have to be shown by example and in the simplest possible way in order to get a clear and true picture of what is being conveyed.

As for Rowaco and follow-up, yes we will be doing it to ensure the best possible results for them. No matter how large or small a company, it is essential to continue with this process for a certain period. Many companies I find are insisting on this process because they themselves are not equipped to do it. Either their staff are not qualified, do not have the time or do not have the resources. This is quite often the case and personally I believe that it is more of a bonus in some ways to have "different faces" involved because they take away from the sameness that accompanies the usual HR faces and personalities of a company.

If you are looking for teambuilding or other management or staff development programs, please email me at [email protected] or visit our website www. asiatrainingassociates.com

Until next time, have a wonderful week!

Social Commentary by Khai Khem

Is cleanliness next to ‘godliness’?

The above title of this column is an old Anglo-Saxon expression coined in England to promote the idea that even if you are poor there is no excuse for being dirty. Put another way; it means that even low income people with very few material luxuries and no social, economical or political power can be virtuous, and along with piety, cleanliness is an admirable trait. This old expression popped into my head while reading an email from a friend from Atlanta, Georgia. He and his wife had just returned from a 2-week holiday in Pattaya. The message was short. He thought Pattaya was fun. She thought Pattaya was a "nasty, dirty place."

So why the two very different impressions of Pattaya? The husband obviously was enjoying his break from a high-stress corporate job. ‘Wifey’ admitted that she also had actually enjoyed her holiday, since they had toured other Asian countries including Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan and Korea. I stuck my neck out and asked the wife why she had returned home with such a negative view of our city.

The American lady patiently typed an email to me in order to explain that Pattaya did not repel her because of its long-standing and infamous reputation for corruption and prostitution. Quite the contrary. She and her husband stayed in one of our classy hotels and went to respectable tourist venues. They didn’t see any lewd shows and were not subjected to touts selling sexual favors on the streets. She conceded that service in hotels, restaurants and shops was attentive and that the Thai people she encountered were friendly and helpful.

Then the couple hired a car and driver for 3 days so that they could drive around the city and its environs and sightsee off the beaten track. Big mistake. Her verdict of the area was that it was a shabby, dirty, disorganized, ill-planned city which in her view was pretty much a giant slum with a few fabulously gorgeous venues sprinkled amongst filth and neglect. Ugh!

Okay. As a total package, that probably does describe Pattaya City and its environs all the way from north of Banglamung to South Jomtien. But there is also a mentality here with which we as an international tourist city must contend with. Some travelers get the ‘horrors’ when they come here because they don’t like the slums and filth.

Those of us who live here full-time know that in general terms, we live a pretty good life and our city has a long list of positive features.

But Thai people aren’t ‘clean freaks’ as the expression goes. We all live side-by-side, rich and poor, mansions and shacks. A "live and let live" philosophy is the key to making this work and it requires the discipline of tolerance. The negative spin-off is if tolerance is taken too far it turns into apathy.

The point of the woman’s criticism in this instance was that even though Thailand is a small underdeveloped kingdom, there is no excuse for Pattaya to be so dirty and chaotic.

The fact is that we are now in the middle of the year 2003. The city is still shabby and obnoxious and in some areas our problems are growing out of control. To employ an old bromide: "A stitch in time saves nine". We don’t nip things in the bud, so problems, whatever they may be are left to grow until the task of solving them is monumental.

Pattaya is as much a victim of years of corruption and neglect. Thais like to talk about problems. But they are not, by nature, problem solvers because they tend to be fatalistic. Depending on how far down the ‘food chain’ they are, they feel powerless to change the long-established chain of command that is ruled from above.

How can we impress upon ordinary Thais who live in shacks and slums how important it is to protect the environment and keep their neighborhoods clean, when everyday of their lives they are surrounded by the rich and powerful who live in mansions, drive expensive cars and live lifestyles they can only fantasize about? What buttons can we push to motivate enough pride to make them care about Pattaya and its surroundings?

Unfortunately the very type of "well-heeled" tourists we are trying to attract get the impression that those of us who live in Pattaya and the ‘powers that be’ have no moral convictions regarding how we live and our quality of life.

Explanations are demanded by outsiders and if we give none, visitors will supply their own. Corruption, neglect, lack of self esteem and absence of social conscience are some of the insults which are hurled at us. Propaganda campaigns which produce no real results don’t fool anyone, at least not for long.

Woman's World: Oenothera biennis

by Lesley Warner

For many years I have been taking primrose oil capsules, convinced for one reason or another that they have magical properties that will rejuvenate my skin. So it was very interesting for me to research primrose oil to find out if I am wasting my time.

The first thing I discovered was that it is not even a primrose! The oil is actually extracted from the seeds of oenothera biennis (Latin name) more commonly referred to as Evening Primrose Oil, which is not even a member of the primrose family, but is part of the willow herb family. The oil was only named after the primrose because its lovely yellow flowers resemble primrose flowers.

The evening primrose has a two year cycle and the oil is extracted from the seed during the second year when the flowers appear. The seeds are pressed to extract the oils.

The evening primrose originated in North America and back in the days when cargo ships brought cotton to the UK the primrose seeds hitched a ride in the soil used as ballast, which was left behind.

The plant began to grow and then in 1614 it was taken to Europe, the medicinal uses were soon discovered and it was nicknamed "Kings Cure All." Evening primrose oil has been praised for centuries for its healing powers in a wide range of ailments. The secret of the plant is in the seed, which contains the essential fatty acid GLA (Gamma Linolenic Acid). Most of the health benefits of evening primrose oil come from this powerful substance.

These days evening primrose oil is used for a variety of problems; for example, millions of women use the healing powers to help counteract the effects of premenstrual tension. Research has shown that evening primrose oil may help alleviate breast pain, bloating, discomfort as well as reducing irritability. There have been many instances where women have seen these symptoms lessen or disappear altogether after they started taking this supplement.

Some of the other symptoms that have benefits when using evening primrose oil are eczema and other skin disorders.

It has been shown to reduce high serum cholesterol and blood pressure, but may take several weeks or longer to achieve.

Some research states that alcoholism withdrawal may be made easier, and post-drinking depression might be relieved. It can even help with the hangover.

Evening primrose oil is said to contain unknown anti-coagulant substances. The whole plant is edible and is often used in pickles, soups, and sautés.

As with all supplements there are precautions - it is not recommended for persons taking blood-thinning products such as aspirin or for those suffering with temporal lobe epilepsy. Probably best avoided during pregnancy due to the effects on hormones.

Not to be forgotten is borage oil extracted from the starflower very similar to the evening primrose. The cultivation of the starflower plant was introduced by the Arabs in southern Spain in the early Middle Ages. It is now grown in many parts of Europe, Asia and North America. The plant can be found growing on riverbanks, compost heaps, barren areas, and even in the Alps.

The starflower is known to have been used worldwide in the research and treatment of cancer for over 700 years, as quoted by the Cancer Research Campaign, Registered Charity No 225838.

Starflower oil is rich in the fatty acid Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA), at approximately twice the level of evening primrose oil, which is an important intermediary in the metabolic conversion of Linolenic Acid into Prostaglandin E1 (PGE1). PGE1 is one of many prostaglandins which are interconvertible, and which modulate the action of many hormones.

Both of these supplements have many benefits, as we can see, but remember everything in moderation and if in doubt contact your doctor.

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