Dazzled by the greed, darkened by fate

Debts, the obligation to pay for something we don’t really need but desire it so. While Malaysian folks I know, here and there, are caught in the vicious spiral of indebtedness, some are feverishly avoiding the entrapment. An unpaid, overdue debt, based on materialism culture, is something we talk about yet unable, at least for the majority, to escape. As my feet treads the hard … Continue reading Dazzled by the greed, darkened by fate

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Betake oneself, into Maha Sarakham, Thailand

My guide and friend, Nat (pronounced as “Nut”) took me to an almost sleepy town somewhere in Maha Sarakham province. The town, with a small population, was devoid of the usual tourists. A quick meal, two bowls in fact, banished the lethargic feeling when one has so little sleep. I must, truly, return to see the people and rural terrain, and experience the sensations once … Continue reading Betake oneself, into Maha Sarakham, Thailand

Busy Life

ไม่น่าเชื่อว่าจะกลายเป็นคนที่มีชีวิตที่วุ่นวาย ไม่ว่าจะเป็นเรื่องส่วนตัว งาน หรือกิจกรรมเพื่อสังคม ยุ่งจนไม่ได้เข้ามา update blog ใดๆ วันนี้เข้ามาบันทึกความจำไว้นิดเดียวว่า ในการครบรอบวันเกิด 1 ปี แปลว่าชีวิตของเราก็เหลือเวลาสั้นลงทุกวัน เรามีเวลากับครอบครัวลดลง มีเวลาทำงานเพื่อผู้อื่นก็ลดลงไปด้วย แต่ในทุกนาทีชีวิตที่เหลืออยู่ ก็จะบอกตัวเองเสมอว่า เราจงทำวันนี้ให้ดีที่สุด 🙂 โย่ว MouiI’m not Geek, just a Thai internet addicted gal. Love to be surrounded by good heart people. Follow me on twitter : @moui or Facebook : PoomjitSMore Posts – Website Follow Me: Continue reading Busy Life

Panmnesia: Journey into Melaka

One of the handful of states in Malaysia that I enjoy visiting is Melaka. Plenty of vegetation, multi-racial cuisine and friendly people despite the bizarre nature of the state government and twisted sense of politics. I have friends here, along with the swarm of relatives in one village or another. Its so unlike the rat-race of Bangkok or Jakarta, far removed from Kuala Lumpur’s stagnation. … Continue reading Panmnesia: Journey into Melaka

Special Privileges and Odd Characteristic

Tremendous physical endurance, passive courage and good breeding are among the more admirable qualities of those living in splendour. Such qualities require the separation of the weak from the strong. The poor are not even in this equation; they simply do not qualify to be rubbing shoulders with the elites. Characteristics that are more typically refined – and of much greater cultural significance – than … Continue reading Special Privileges and Odd Characteristic

Forgotten, the child continues to beg in the sea of ignorance

Yes Bangkok is a city of contradictions and life is often brought about by extremes and radical ignorance. I’ve noticed that despite the wealth and knowledge of society, there’s very little motivation to change, that growth is a comatose element of Bangkok. Elitism has grown fat from the ignorance and fear of a complacent society, not really caring about inspiring others to make those changes. … Continue reading Forgotten, the child continues to beg in the sea of ignorance

A hectic first day in Narathiwat

Narathiwat. A province torn by unrest, a land misunderstood by many Thais. I arrived today, at noon, and somewhere lost in translation, I was nearly abandoned by the vehicle that was supposed to take me to the hotel. A few hours later, I was told that there was two separate bombings near the airport. No one was injured, thankfully. The town reminded me of the … Continue reading A hectic first day in Narathiwat

Life and Meaning in Bangkok’s Slum

Its interesting, the way people live in crowded communities in Bangkok. Quite a popular term “crowded community” as the Thais dislike the word “slum” « fortunately I’m not Thai. People living in the slum are people. Many are poor, others are slightly above the working-class, almost everyone have a problem with land ownership. However it never stops them from living their lives the best that … Continue reading Life and Meaning in Bangkok’s Slum

A soul seeking an end to the twisted path of misery

At night, he wanders the streets, either looking for a meal or work. He doesn’t work in an office, mind you, nor does he enjoy the comforts of an aircon environment. He goes through the garbage bins, armed with an empty sack, looking for empty bottles and any item to be recycled and sold. He has no family, or more like he doesn’t like discussing … Continue reading A soul seeking an end to the twisted path of misery