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    Plain bloody minded

    Brunch, Andrew Biggs, Published on 21/03/2010

    » Last Tuesday we witnessed the spectacle of a couple of thousand largely under-educated, but probably very nice, country folk spatter their blood at the gates to Parliament House. A Brahmin priest dressed in unflattering white danced and chanted and painted evil curses in blood on the four corners of the House. As the sun went down the red shirts went back to their camping ground at the Royal Plaza, and I went home wondering if they were remaking Monty Python here in Thailand.

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    The dark side of Thailand

    Brunch, Andrew Biggs, Published on 28/03/2010

    » There is an ad on Thai TV at the moment for a product that whitens your armpits. That's right. Your armpits. That's all; nothing else. You think I'm joking, but I'm not. It's an ad for a roll-on deodorant, but the main thing is not that you smell nice. Rather, your underarms will be white.

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    No sex please, We're Thai

    Brunch, Andrew Biggs, Published on 28/02/2010

    » As I write this, a Thai soap opera is going on in the background on my non-flat television. A handsome man in a dirtied shirt is staggering and holding a gun. He is clearly distressed - not through any acting talents, god forbid, but his shirt isn't tucked in and that's a dead giveaway in any Thai soap. His hair remains perfectly combed, and facial features remain as rigid as those of a khunying shuffling out of an Emporium botox clinic.

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    What's in a name? Plenty in this country

    Brunch, Andrew Biggs, Published on 17/01/2010

    » There is a building not far from my home in salubrious Samut Prakan that I happen to pass whenever I take a shortcut to Sukhumvit Road. It's a boring, designless concrete factory or shop or something or other. And out the very front, in very big letters, is the name of the business: "NEWISH GERMS".

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    It's a Nice Day for a white Wedding

    Brunch, Andrew Biggs, Published on 07/02/2010

    » Last week I attended the wedding in inner-city Bangkok of a former staff member and her long-term boyfriend. I should have been happy, but I wasn't.

  • LEARNING

    My favourite Valentine's day

    Brunch, Andrew Biggs, Published on 14/02/2010

    » Valentine's Day is special for me - I first came to Thailand on that day in 1989. But there was another Valentine's Day in Thailand that turned out to be the most memorable in my life. It is not the most "sanook" story I have, but I am going to tell it to you anyway.

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