My Neverland Is Changing

Pai, my favorite place in Thailand, is changing. With the influx of tourists, development is throwing up subtle signs of progress which for me (who always held this tiny refuge as my ideal small town comfort) can be a sore. The most evident was the shoe shop near Walking Street which was bigger than … [Read more...]

Monkey Trouble

It was a long holiday. I was supposed to go up north and visit my beloved Pai but was advised not to by my colleagues because of the continuous rain recently. It wasn’t safe to travel to the mountains during this time so I ended up going with them on a road trip down south. The itinerary was just to … [Read more...]

Attraversiamo

After I missed the 1:30 trip from Bangkok to the Poipet border, I knew I was in deep trouble. I was already thinking of not going while I was asking the ticket seller when the next trip was going to be. He said that the next trip will be at 2:30pm and it will no longer be stopping at the border but … [Read more...]

Pai: My Neverland

This was where my feet took me after months of arguing with my pride – Pai, Thailand. I discovered then what ‘love at first sight’ meant and dreamed of never growing old. My Pai, my happy place. Photo-walking session: April, 2012. … [Read more...]

Cabbages and Condoms

When I first heard of Cabbages and Condoms, I thought that my friend was pulling my leg. Who would dare name his restaurant with something as vulgar as that, right? But because of its unique name, I wanted to try dining there but never really got the chance until my Tokyo-based friends, Kieron, … [Read more...]