When I was invited to Bangkok’s first ever international roller derby event I had no idea what to expect. I don’t pay much attention to sport. The growing roller derby scene had completely passed me by. I mentioned it to a couple of people. ‘Isn’t it really violent? People pushing each other over?’ was a … Continue reading I watched roller derby in Bangkok and it kind of blew my mind
Some images that reflect the spirituality of Bangkok.
Pssst. You there. Spent a couple of days bang in the middle of Bangkok have you? Perusing Patpong market, dodging motorbikes, expiring in the fumes and the heat? Fun, ain’t it? But maybe by now you’re ready for a slightly quieter pace to go with your pad Thai. I’ve got happy news – you don’t … Continue reading Bangkok’s hidden streets: Thonburi
The whale reminds me of a Jim Henson puppet. Large scale Bert or Ernie. It’s because of the way it’s come out of the water with its jaws stretched open towards the sky, presumably in a whale equivalent of downing a shot (in this case of anchovy filled seawater). I’m not sure what a whale … Continue reading A bittersweet whale encounter
It’s 34 degrees Celsius and 60% humidity. I’m in Lumpini Park, Bangkok, bypassing the languid monitor lizards and shady groves in search of a concentration of Pokéstops set with lures. I’m seeking out gamers attending the city’s first ever Pokémon Go meetup. 3,000 RSVP’d yes on Facebook, the buzz on the discussion page running from … Continue reading Pondering Pokémon in Bangkok
It feels a bit like cheating on Bangkok to start talking about another place while the chill London air still lingers on my skin. But rarely have I been as excited for a trip as I am for Japan. Sushi, Murakami, Studio Ghibli (to name a mere sprinkling of magical things) originated in this place. … Continue reading Diggin’ Japan
We made a significant scientific breakthrough in Bangkok, one so mind boggling I’m amazed none of the scientific journals would publish it, or why on the whole they’ve blocked my email and mobile phone – I’M TRYING TO HELP YOU ALL DAMN YOU. It’s to do with two of the most ubiquitous topics known to … Continue reading Can cats cleanse kidneys?