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The Road to Bang Saray

The Road to Bang Saray

In Bangkok I always pick up a copy of the BigChilli Magazine at the British Club on Silom Road. Published by Colin Hastings former editor of Thailand Tatler the magazine is aimed at ‘regular’ expats rather than the ‘hiso’ crowd. Alongside profiles of Hotel GM’s, incoming and outgoing ambassadors, ads for international schools and luxury yachts are interviews with some  interesting and eccentric...

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A Tale of Two Photos

A Tale of Two Photos

In 1960 Paramount Pictures released the musical comedy ‘G.I. Blues’ starring Elvis Presley and Juliet Prowse. Elvis played a tank crew soldier in West Germany who forms a band and pursues a nightclub dancer played by Juliet Prowse. Some scenes were shot in Germany but most of the picture was filmed at Paramount studios in Hollywood. In real life Elvis served in the U.S. Army from March 1958 to...

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About The Blog

About Blog In March 2020, after 28 years in Hong Kong, I moved to Penang as a base to travel in the region. The Covid 19 pandemic ended that plan and I spent much of the time re-reading books I had collected over the years. The only new book I bought was ...

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