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party political dreamcasting and it is horrific

http://www.libdems.org.uk/nickcleggthemovie

this could be so fun though, somebody come up with something good

posted 6 days ago

y’all better watch the nick clegg movie when it’s on

posted 6 days ago

Art, in decreasing order of Buddhism

Art, in decreasing order of Buddhism

I’m afraid I didn’t make notes of the artists, but all of this art can be found at the Queen Sirikit Gallery in Bangkok.

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❝ Everybody in the room was immensely enthusiastic about the idea of any kind of Thai presence in the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise, with questions including, “Are you going to set a film in Thailand?”, “Are you going to film in Thailand?”, “Is there going to be a premier in Thailand?” and, “Are you going to cast a Thai person?” These were all deflected with the sort of I’d-like-to-but-it’s-too-soon-to-say and that’s-not-my-decision responses that dominate events like this, with the last answer including remarks about the importance of diversity in films. ❞

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Glimpses of Europe in Dusit

Glimpses of Europe in Dusit

On Thursday, my day off, I again ventured into Bangkok.  My first stop was Dusit Palace Park, the residence of Rama V which he had built after a trip to Europe, combining Thai and European architecture styles.  I visited the Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall, a beautiful European-style building which now houses a museum of traditional Thai craftsmanship.  It also has an interesting political…

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yet another unrealistic expectation for women

yet another unrealistic expectation for women

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wake me up when natalie dormer plays cassius and not a moment before

posted 2 weeks ago with 24 notes

Koh Chang

After six hours in various forms of transport – taxi, bus, songthaew, ferry, “taxi” –  I finally made it to our guesthouse in Koh Chang, a delightful place called the St Tropez Resort.  It’s run by a French man with a few Thais to help out, and had a swimming pool, a restaurant and bar (when you could get someone over to serve you!) and lovely little bungalows.  At 500B (about £9 a night) for a…

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Jim Thompson’s House

Jim Thompson’s House

On Saturday, my first day without crutches, I headed into Bangkok to do some low-energy sightseeing.  My destination in this case was the former home of Jim Thompson, an American who lived in Thailand in the 20th century after coming over during WWII and was an architect, an enthusiast of Thai culture, an antiques collector a soldier, a spy, and the founder of the Thai Silk Company, who almost…

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posted 2 weeks ago

Mothers’ Day Celebrations

Mothers’ Day Celebrations

On Monday – the Queen’s Birthday – Thailand celebrates Mothers’ Day, and it’s a much bigger thing than Mothers’ Day in the UK.  Today being the last school day before the long weekend, the children’s parents came in in the morning to see a show which students and teachers alike have been working on all week, lasting just over two hours.

Two G7 students, Pooh and Nukbin, acted as hosts for the…

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posted 2 weeks ago

Places to Sit Down in Bangkok

Yesterday, I ventured into the centre of Bangkok on crutches, and while I’m now exhausted, I had an excellent day, and came away feeling grateful for the kindness I was met with at every turn. (more…)

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posted 3 weeks ago

you can’t make a hamlet without breaking a few legs

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