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    All in a dream

    Brunch, Andrew Biggs, Published on 18/11/2018

    » He appeared out of nowhere. My personal assistant. He was dressed in his work uniform. I don't know where he came from but he ran towards me.

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    Suffocated by the synthetic

    Brunch, Andrew Biggs, Published on 07/10/2018

    » I am sitting in a diner in the southern town of Surat Thani, staring down at three toothpicks.

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    How I lost my past but found nirvana

    Brunch, Andrew Biggs, Published on 25/12/2016

    » Dateline Brisbane, Australia: A reunion of cadet reporters is under way at the iconic Breakfast Creek Hotel. It is a feel-good gathering; each of my three friends produces old photographs and paraphernalia harking back to the alleged good old days of 35 years ago when we had our whole lives ahead of us. We gasp and scream and realise that despite what we thought, we really have changed physically over 35 years.

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    Suppress the insurrection

    Brunch, Andrew Biggs, Published on 25/02/2018

    » This is the story of a Hermes handbag, an ageing academic and an overzealous police force. It is a story that one hopes will end in common sense, but then again I hope to win the lottery on the first of next month.

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    (NOT QUITE) NAKED AMBITION PAYS OFF

    Andrew Biggs, Published on 11/02/2018

    » The story so far: Your columnist has enrolled himself in Thai university to learn the language. Fatal mistake! Upon opening his first textbook, he is overcome with a sudden desire to jump off Baiyoke Tower.

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    A fascination that is so hard to stomach

    Brunch, Andrew Biggs, Published on 02/07/2017

    » My chicken parmesan was an unexpected hit. Everybody at the table commented on how delicious it was. Four hours later I am in the bathroom with a terrible case of the runs.

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    Killer sales pitch

    Brunch, Andrew Biggs, Published on 11/06/2017

    » The woman gyrates in front of the camera from the comfort of her little room in the Bangkok suburbs.

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    Street food purge leaves a bitter taste

    Brunch, Andrew Biggs, Published on 23/04/2017

    » Living in Bangkok is like winning the lottery; it's surprising how many relatives and friends, and children of estranged friends, come out of the woodwork at holiday time. I have international visitors visiting me regularly, dear reader. This is how I know, despite being allergic to seafood, precisely how long it takes for fish to go off.

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    Pull up to the bumper

    Brunch, Andrew Biggs, Published on 09/04/2017

    » On busy Rama IV Road, my driver explodes in a mighty chortle. "Well, would you look at that," he says, pointing to the pickup truck in front of us. In the back seat I look up from my position, documents in my lap, crunching numbers. It's been a stressful morning, especially since the numbers in question are the latest lottery results, and my ticket has come nowhere near the 6 million baht first prize.

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    Buddhist signs point wrong way

    Brunch, Andrew Biggs, Published on 12/02/2017

    » The billboard rises, like a Buddhist temple, up ahead on the right-hand side of the airport highway. "BUDDHA IS NOT FOR DECORATION," it shouts at me alongside a decoration of a Buddha's head with an ugly red cross on top of it. Why desecrate a Buddha's head with an ugly red cross on a billboard that tells us not to desecrate Buddhas?

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