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Entries from April 2011

Updates: Burma earthquake, AIDS and social stigmas in Thailand, getting even with cold-calling financial advisors

April 14th, 2011 · No Comments

It’s been a while since I’ve uploaded the site. Recently I secured an eyewitness account of the March earthquake which devastated parts of Burma for The Guardian. Having lived in Thailand for almost a decade, I’ve had numerous irritating experiences involving financial advisors cold calling me at work. Recently, I discovered that cold calling is […]

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How to deal with Bangkok’s illegal financial advisors

April 14th, 2011 · No Comments

Most of Thailand’s English speakers have had run-ins with these telephone stalkers. Here’s how to put a stop to the cold calls for good By Greg Lowe It would plain wrong to accuse all so-called “independent financial advisors” operating in Thailand of being low-life, scum-sucking, rip-off merchants; heels who divide their time between skanking people […]

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Tags: Bangkok · · opinion

Review: ‘Living with the Tiger’

April 4th, 2011 · No Comments

A bitter-sweet documentary about HIV-infected orphans in Lopburi chips away at the social stigma associated with the virus in Thailand By Greg Lowe One of the things that struck me most about “Living with the Tiger” was the realization I have never laughed so much while watching a documentary about children living with HIV/AIDS. That’s […]

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Tags: · features · health · HIV/Aids · social exclusion · social issues · Thailand

Burma earthquake: Eyewitness account

April 2nd, 2011 · No Comments

Part of The Guardian’s recent feature: Natural disasters? Floods, earthquakes, landslides: 2011 is a year of disasters. Bill McKibben asks: are we to blame? March: Magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck about 30 miles north of Tachileik on the Thai-Burma border Human cost: At least 75 dead; more than 110 injured Economic cost: Not yet known Survivor’s […]

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Tags: Asia-Pacific · Burma · natural disasters · The Guardian