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More famous people in trouble

More famous people in trouble

Except the Red Bull heir I wrote about yesterday there are a few more famous people in trouble. A few days ago Channel 3 actor “Phee” met with Thonglor police to hear four charges against him stemming from an incident in which he allegedly killed his 44-year-old friend Nopphadol Athibuy. “Phee” was charged with unlawfully carrying a firearm, possession of…

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Biggles Big Band

Biggles Big Band

Live at Medici Kitchen & Bar in Hotel Muse Bangkok last night: Biggles Big Band from Amsterdam, Holland. 20 great musicians played for about two hours, with a number of solo performances as well. Pure classy entertainment. A really good night in the “Big Mango”. Goosebumps!

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Wine tasting

Wine tasting

Tonight it was time for some wine and beer tasting here in Bangkok. The theme was American brands; there were five wines and six beers to try. My favourite wines for the evening were the Chateau Souverain Cabernet Sauvignon and the Chateau St. Jean Chardonnay and went well with my salad and risotto. All the wines were tasty however. The…

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Makha Bucha Day

Makha Bucha Day

Today I went to Wat Pathum Wanaram in central Bangkok to see Thai people take part of the Makha Bucha Day. It is a public holiday and many Thai apeople go to a tempel for the rituals. On this day, the full moon of the third lunar month; seven months after Buddha began his teachings, 1,250 monks gathered to hear…

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BTS Skytrain Bangkok – More stations and more expensive

BTS Skytrain Bangkok – More stations and more expensive

The operators of the BTS Skytrain said Wednesday they may have to increase fares within two months to cover the expected hike in electricity costs because of the scheduled cuts in gas feeds from Myanmar. The 300-baht minimum wage and the 10% hike in electricity costs have created a burden for the company. The fare hike is necessary even though…

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Superdry Store Grand Opening

Superdry Store Grand Opening

Last night I was at the Grand Opening for Superdry Store in Siam Center. Nice event. I like their clothes – good quality, cool designs and good price level. There were a number of famous people at the event of course. DJ Moodwax was putting on some nice tunes, including his new mix of Billie Jean. It was a good…

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Sharks

Sharks

Tonight I went to the opening of a shark exhibition in Bangkok. Great pictures, and very informative video and more. Thanks to Sipakorn Kungsapichart, Paul Hilton and Jirayu Ekkul for doing a good and important work. There are some crazy numbers for getting a soup on the table, that tastes nothing according to many people. 73 million sharks are killed…

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Raped Swedish girl in the court

Raped Swedish girl in the court

Monday afternoon I was working on my pictures from Colombia when I got a phone call from Sweden’s biggest tabloid newspaper Aftonbladet. They asked me to go together with journalist Jan Källman to cover the trial where a young Swedish girl accused a Thai guy for raping her about a year ago. So we went down to cover the trial…

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Friday night – Fight night

Friday night – Fight night

I went to Lumpinee Boxing Stadium to watch some real Muay Thai, with a good friend of me. Friday is regarded to be the best night at this Stadium, but you can watch Muay Thai every night in Bangkok at various stadiums. Lumpinee opened in December 1956, but will soon close down. The Crown Property Bureau, owner of the land…

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Instagram pictures from January, 2013

Instagram pictures from January, 2013

Below are a few selected I-phone pictures edited in various apps and the uploaded to Instagram during January 2013. It is a fun and interesting way to work I think. I’m exploring the limits and opportunities with the apps, and I’m always looking for new apps to try. Let me know if you have any recommendations. My first flight with…

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Yellow Tail Sushi Bar in Bangkok

Yellow Tail Sushi Bar in Bangkok

Last night I went to the new Yellow Tail Sushi Bar (YTSB) at Vie Hotel in central Bangkok. It opened only a few weeks ago, and I was excited to try a new Japanese place. Bangkok is never short of neither new places nor Japanese food. I really like the lay-out and decoration of the restaurant. The lighting and ambiance…

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Mixed from Bangkok

Mixed from Bangkok

The official population in Bangkok now stands at 8.7 million people. There are some 3.1 million migrants in Bangkok. With suburbs and surroundings there are almost 20 million people in the great Bangkok area. A massive number of people. For sure it puts some pressure on the politicians to do the right job. That takes us to corruption which is…

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The year of the water snake

The year of the water snake

Today it is Chinese New Year. We are entering the year of the water snake. The snake has traditionally been seen as a symbol of wisdom, wealth and longevity, but is considered less auspicious than other animals in the 12-year Chinese Zodiac such as the dragon. It is said to bestow mystery, intelligence and beauty on those born in a…

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Saturday Night Live

Saturday Night Live

This sketch on the American satirical TV-show Saturday Night Live did not work for the Thai Culture Minister Sonthaya Khunploem. A few weeks ago the show was making fun of the Rosetta language software, and used the Thai sex industry. You can read the whole story here. Read the comments as well. The sex industry is a big problem any…

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Bangkok Gubernatorial elections

Bangkok Gubernatorial elections

Even if Bangkok is very engaged this week preparing for the Chinese New Year, the city is also very occupied on the political arena. The Bangkok Gubernatorial elections will take place on March 3rd 2013. Democrat party candidate Sukhumbhand Paribatra (above), who is running for a second term in office, explained his plans for public transportation to members of the…

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