Phuket – the Pariah Province?

Phuket – the Pariah Province?

Phuket, Thailand’s largest island, has long been a popular destination for foreigners. In the seventeenth century, it was courted by the British, French and Dutch empires for its precious tin. Today Mafia-like organisations are competing for a larger slice of...
Independence (From America) Day

Independence (From America) Day

Yesterday the people whose national anthem is dedicated to a piece of coloured cloth, as opposed to God, a divinely appointed monarch or even an inspiring philosophy, celebrated 239 years of freedom from the oppressive, distant and often heartless rule by Westminster,...
Return of the Jedi: Take 2

Return of the Jedi: Take 2

The Light shone in the Darkness and the Darkness said: “You’re Home early Honey!” The Application below was delivered to the Supreme Court on Monday, the Fourth Day of February 2013. (Because Jeff Lingaya’s Life was at stake, We couldn’t...
The Hymn of the rLOVEution

The Hymn of the rLOVEution

[To the tune of dIre sTraits “Brothers in Arms” Dedicated to Anjalay Coopen, Kaya and Berger Agathe] These mist covered mountains Are home now for We And so are the lowlands And even the Sea We promise they’ll give you Their fields and their farms...
Where there is no vision…

Where there is no vision…

…the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he. – Proverbs 29:18 Vision The quote is from the Old Testament and was written by a prophet of Israel. His people spent 40 years wandering through the wilderness because they had no map to guide...
MID Life Crisis

MID Life Crisis

When the Prime Minister announced that he and Joël de Rosnay had conceived Maurice Ile Durable during a brief encounter in Paris, did he imagine that the gestation period would last 3 years 9 months? Finally, the long-awaited MID Strategy is about to be born… Or...