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School delayed in Haiti

School delayed in Haiti

Students in Haiti will lose a month of school for the third year in a row as it was announced late August. The first day of classes would be in October rather than its usual start date in September. The Minister of Education Vanneur Pierre proposed the suggestion to delay the return of classes during the 17th Council of Government…

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The Polish piano players

The Polish piano players

There is no shortage of street musicians in Stockholm. Most are passable, but now and then you run in to some quality stuff. Like today when I walked through Old Town. All of sudden I heard some old school classic music. Then I see the piano in the middle of the street. Never seen that before. Great. This young Polish…

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Accident

Accident

Last week I had an accident with computer. I dropped soda on my keyboard, and while trying to save it from total disaster ( I thought) I turned my laptop upside down, and unfortunately I dropped it. The hard drive crashed. It was not my best day in life. But thanks to fast service from a local service provider and…

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Roof top bars and bars with a view in Bangkok

Roof top bars and bars with a view in Bangkok

Bangkok has a good supply of bars with views and rooftop bars these days. There is always a new one around the corner. Some of these bars are chilled out places; some are plain and simple tourist attractions. Whenever a new bar in this segment pops up I try to check it out to see what they offer. I will…

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Bar Brooklyn in Stockholm

Bar Brooklyn in Stockholm

Last night saw the opening of  Bar Brooklyn in Stockholm. It was a great Grand Opening Party. Attentive management and staff, nice location, good music by dj’s, good selection of beverages ( local and imported beers, tasty cocktails) and American style snacks in miniature portions called sliders made it a really good night out. There was also a great performance…

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True corp to slash debt

True corp to slash debt

True corp, which is the third major telecom company in Thailand, is to slash 2,3 billion US dollar in debt by listing an infrastructure fund. I’m not surprised they need to do something. It would be the biggest IPO in Asia-Pacific this year. They will also plan to sell non core assets as it seeks to slash its debt burden…

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Keep on working

Keep on working

It has been really busy with various projects over the last couple of weeks. I’m also pitching some documentary ideas in different directions to see if I can put it all together. Pushing forward but it takes a bit more time than I thought. But one reason is that keep forgetting the Swedish vacation season, it’s basically closed everywhere. Trying…

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Thailands Full-Moon parties a trashy disgrace

Thailands Full-Moon parties a trashy disgrace

In a recent article in Time Magazine the infamous full-moon parties in southern Thailand are described as trashy disgrace. I’m eager to agree on that. A few years ago I made a story about the parties together with journalist Jan Källman for Swedish magazine Café. Our conclusion was the same, it is just a big drug party and a big…

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Picture special: Joe & The Hornets live at Debaser Slussen

Picture special: Joe & The Hornets live at Debaser Slussen

Below are some pics from the opening band “Joe & The Hornets” for “Club the Rocket Room” at Debaser Slussen in Stockholm last night. The played some great homemade Rhythm & Blues. Fantastic musicians with high energy from all band members during the whole set. I really enjoyed it all the way. If you get a chance to see them…

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It has been rather hectic again with all various assignments. But also a lot of fun. I have recently done some interesting work with Kapybara Media. They work mainly with content marketing; they are a young professional team with high energy. Hope to do more work with them soon. I highly recommend them and their work. I have also covered…

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Street scams in Stockholm

Street scams in Stockholm

Stockholm has become a more international city over the last couple of years. For the good and for the bad. I hardly notice it on my normally short visits, but now I see this bad development. The number of street scams and pickpockets have increased a lot. Be aware! Especially on Västerlånggatan in Old Town the rude and bad scam…

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Poverty in The Philippines on the rise

Poverty in The Philippines on the rise

The Philippines is the rising tiger economy of Asia. But only the rich people are going up and up. The poor falling behind again. The Philippines, with a 7.8 percent expansion of gross domestic product in the first quarter of 2013, has the fastest-growing economy in East Asia, surpassing even China’s. The country has a red-hot stock market, a strong…

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Haiti’s children are starving

Haiti’s children are starving

I have spent totally 20 months in Haiti since 2005. It’s the poorest country in the western hemisphere. You can see, feel and smell the poverty wherever you go. The hardships are enormous for the people and the hunger among the citizens is growing. The hair on broomstick-thin children has turned patchy and more orange, their stomachs have ballooned to…

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Star of Hope’s director awarded

Star of Hope’s director awarded

Ealier today Star of Hope’s Director Lennart Eriksson, received Romania’s highest civilian honor, “Star of Romania”. The award ceremony took place at the Romanian Embassy in the presence of the Romanian ambassador and the presidential adviser, and Star of Hope was awarded for the organization’s more than 20 years of successful work with children with disabilities. Following a decision by…

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