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Kids can take photos too

Friday, 20 June 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 25 By Harry Flashman
There is an unfortunate tendency to think that children cannot take good photographs.  This is wrong.  Children can, and do, take good shots. With every child and the neighbor’s dog…

Eating in style

Friday, 21 October 2011 Issue Vol. XIX No. 42 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, We are coming over to Thailand for a holiday at Xmas and having three weeks in Pattaya and the last one in Phuket.  Any ideas on restaurants we…

Cold Turkey - which you don’t eat

Friday, 20 June 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 25 By Dr. Iain Corness
How many times have you been asked, while in a social situation, “Do you mind if I smoke?” and before hearing your reply the person is lighting up.  I used…
On 8th May Thailand’s Immigration Bureau announced that border posts would no longer allow ‘out-in’ border crossings for visitors to extend their stay in Thailand, unless it was for the…

The sky’s the limit

Friday, 13 June 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 24 By Harry Flashman
There is a tendency to put the camera away when thinking about taking photographs at night.  It all seems a little hard, and the built-in flash on the camera is…

Legalize gambling!

Friday, 21 October 2011 Issue Vol. XIX No. 42 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, You do get lots of letters about foreigners getting ripped off.  No wonder, the laws were made 114 years ago.  Nothing much has changed since.  You should get…

Liver, ethanol and toxins

Friday, 13 June 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 24 By Dr. Iain Corness
Here is a simple test: Ask any man which is his most important organ and he will undoubtedly point to his bladder’s siphon hose.  Perhaps the magic symbol of masculinity,…
Since the military coup d’état was announced on Thursday 22nd May, there have been varying reports and statements issued via the numerous national consulates in Bangkok and around Thailand. In…

Andy Warhol

Friday, 06 June 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 23 By Harry Flashman
I covered the passing of the legendary Henri Cartier-Bresson in 2004.  He was an artist/photographer remembered for his ability to record the human psyche in all its depth and complexity.

Paranoid puzzle

Friday, 21 October 2011 Issue Vol. XIX No. 42 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, Why do Thais when they are out in company with English speaking people still speak Thai to each other, even though they can speak English?  Don’t you think…

WHO calls for a stop to social drinking

Friday, 06 June 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 23 By Dr. Iain Corness
I received a memo from the World Health Organization (WHO) which I felt was worthwhile sharing. Worldwide, 3.3 million deaths in 2012 were due to harmful use of alcohol, says…
During last September’s election campaign, Australia’s eventual new Prime Minister Tony Abbott promised tax cuts and no new taxes, pledging “no surprises, no excuses”.1

Hand holding for different results

Friday, 30 May 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 22 By Harry Flashman
There is an urban legend that states you cannot hand hold a camera at a shutter speed slower than 1/60 second.  It is time to lay that urban legend to…

House guests at Xmas

Friday, 14 October 2011 Issue Vol. XIX No. 41 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, We have some friends coming over from the US at Xmas, and normally I’d be very happy, but this time we will be in the middle of shifting…

Diet for healthy seniors

Friday, 30 May 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 22 By Dr. Iain Corness
If you are one of the lucky ones, you are getting older.  (The alternative is that you are already dead!)  The average age of westerners is increasing.  The more developed…
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