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Oskar Bistro – Three years!

Oskar Bistro – Three years!

Last night Oskar Bistro in Sukhumvit soi 11 celebrated its third anniversary. I was invited by a friend, and we were 8-9 people gathered in the bar corner. There were free tapas, and free flow of drinks for three hours over two floors. Several dj’s made sure the music created the right atmosphere. There was an airline theme for the…

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Amulet market Bangkok

Amulet market Bangkok

Bangkok’s biggest amulet market is near Wat Mahathat, between Maharat Road and the river. The market is open every day, Sundays are the busiest, with hundreds of the faithful coming here to find a Buddha that will bring good fortune or ward off evil. Thai amulets appear everywhere and in myriad forms, tied around necks or waists, on dashboards, etc….

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Bloody Tuesday

Bloody Tuesday

Today it got really violent in Bangkok. There are many videos and stories out there about it. Here is one of them. At this point it is clear that four people died and at least 64 got injured. Scary. Will this ever end? It was really bloody at the battle scene today. A half a dozens of cars turned over….

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Muay Thai at Lumpini in Rama IV is history

Muay Thai at Lumpini in Rama IV is history

So this is the last weekend of Muay Thai or Thai boxing at the classic Lumpini arena on Rama IV. After 57 years they move the arena to Ramintra Road outside the Bangkok center. What that will mean to lure tourists there will remain to see. It is rather painful to get there, especially on Fridays which is the best…

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Mikkeller Bar Bangkok

Mikkeller Bar Bangkok

Last night I went to the newly opened Mikkeller Beer Bar in Bangkok. The Danish craft beer brewery launched their first Asian bar just a week ago. They also have two in Denmark and one in San Fransisco, and in March they will open in Stockholm, Sweden. They offer 30 beers on tap, some will always be there, some will…

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Bangkok tips

Bangkok tips

Some tips for the coming days and forward: A classic dish at an institution of Siam Square: Ku Dé Ta is a fairly new lounge place in the Sathon area. More on that place soon. For now enjoy the happy hour and Thursday house night. One of my Bangkok favorites Moodwax spins some cool music.   Do look at some…

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Dinner and demonstrations

Dinner and demonstrations

Wednesday in Bangkok. Started off with a two hour session at the fitness club. Always good to run a bit to clear the head. After that I went for some grocery shopping, and took a long power nap. For dinner I went to Baan Khun Mae at Siam Square. A place that never fails, with stable service and good quality…

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TG 961

TG 961

TG 961 Stockholm – Bangkok I flew from Stockholm to Bangkok on TG 961. Since end of last year Thai Airways replaced the old 747-400 with a Boeing 777-300ER on that route. The new plane is fresh and has a nice lay out and good in-flight entertainment system. That is a god upgrade to the old plane. I pulled a…

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Happy Chinese New Year – Photo special

Happy Chinese New Year – Photo special

For the ones that know me, they know that I love China Town in Bangkok.  I will soon list some detailed tips for what to see and what to shop etc. But for now, lets take a look at the celebrations. In my opinion China Town is a must stop for any tourist coming to Bangkok. Don’t miss it!  …

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Success stories from the Philippines

Success stories from the Philippines

This entry is the last in the series this week about Star of Hope and their work in The Philippines. Thanks to Gani and his family in Manila for being perfect hosts since my first visit in 1997. I hope to be back in the near future in Philippines. For now when concentrate on Star of Hope Philippines work. Over…

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Star of Hope Pre-school Crame, Philippines

Star of Hope Pre-school Crame, Philippines

After the success start with the school in Taytay in 1987, Star of Hope followed up with the start of a preschool in Crame in 1990. The small but nice and roomy preschool is popular with the kids and their parents in this poor neighborhood.  The preschool has around 80 children studying for the primary school, and this kids fight…

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Star of Hope school Infanta – picture special

Star of Hope school Infanta – picture special

I will continue with several entries about Philippines this week. In end 2004 Infanta in Quezon province in the Philippines was hit by a terrible cyclone. That lead to a major mudslide that buried houses and killed 2,000 people. Star of Hope responded in several ways. Immediately there were disaster reliefs. Second, Star of Hope built housing for about 100…

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Star of Hope School in Taytay 25 years

Star of Hope School in Taytay 25 years

Monday 27 January marks the 25th anniversary for the Star of Hope Christian School in Taytay, Rizal in the Philippines. It’s a fantastic educational institution among the poor city squatters and settlers. The school started of with elementary school and in 1997 the high school department was added. This school year sees 2,114 students enrolled in elementary and high school,…

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Keep on working

Keep on working

Another busy week. I was in Örebro (about two hours drive from Stockholm) on a corporate job together with Kapybara media. Work went smooth. Unfortunately I broke the handle on my video camera. The handle just snapped when I was to remove it from the camera. I left it at the main Canon Professional Service Center. I claimed it on…

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Haiti – Four years on

Haiti – Four years on

Haiti – Four years on January 12 marks four years since a 7.0 magnitude earthquake rocked Haiti, killing over 300,000, injuring another 300,000 and leaving 1.5 million people displaced. Most people that lived in tent camps around Port-au-Prince and other cities have been moved; all together 1.2 million people have been relocated. But still 150,000 people live in camps, and…

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