Archive for August, 2009

Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics

August 30th, 2009 No comments

No, we try not to talk like that here at the foundation. Mark Twain said that.  Well, it happened again. The latest incidence of an NGO or its personnel wildly inflating problems or statistics to gain attention or to focus the world on the importance the problem they address. I have some interest in Myanmar [...]

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Farang Marriages

August 26th, 2009 No comments

I just ran across an article in the Bangkok Post that talks about an issue of interest to many farangs my age. Actually, it is nearly a year old, but these articles live on on the internet for some time, and this one is not out of date. The last six paragraphs talk about something [...]

Donations Now Accepted

August 23rd, 2009 No comments

We finally fixed our website to accept credit card donations here. While doing this I noticed something new, at least to me. It is called “viral giving”, and I will try it right here. You could click on the big yellow button to donate. That’s not such a new thing. The new to me [...]

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KFC in Nang Rong: Will it Last?

August 15th, 2009 2 comments

On our website (near the bottom of the page) we say there are no chain restaurants in Nang Rong.  Well, that is no longer completely true, but maybe not completely false either. A new Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise opened there around the end of the dry season (March) this year. It is located within the Tewikit mall which [...]

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