PAKSE, LAOS – The southernmost Lao province of Champassak raised its profile on the tourism map of the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) by hosting the successful 12th Mekong Tourism Forum (MTF) between May 27-28.
An American Futurist predicts that most of the lands in all continents would disappear as there is a belief that the world would be affected by a huge flood in the near future.
We may have heard of “The Ring of Fire” or “Pacific Ring of Fire” from the earthquake and tsunami that happened in Japan recently. The Ring of Fire is the area in the basin of the Pacific Ocean, where most volcanic and earthquake eruptions occur. In a 40,000 km horseshoe shape, it passes over the volcanic arcs, oceanic trenches, and earth plates. Its coverage extends from Australia to Asia to North America and to South America. There are 31 countries situated in the area of The Ring of Fires, including Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Columbia, Japan, New Zealand, USA, and etc.
‘Always look on the bright side of life’ trilled Monty Python’s Brian and thousands of Manchester City fans as they rub their hands and count their shekels. Sometimes, I am afraid to say, there is no sunny side only perpetual shade and gloom. If the Pattaya Police figures are to be believed, more farangs take the easy way out annually than the whole of the Japanese airforce during World War 2. It is necessary to ask two questions: why and how?
Having friends visit us we found ourselves looking for places to take them and so ended up at the Sriracha Tiger Zoo at some ones recommendation.
‘Four wheels good; two wheels bad.’ As George Orwell might have said if were writing about road transport and not Animal Farm. That had always been my maxim since my early twenties since someone gave me a Lambretta scooter no doubt surplus to requirements after the Brighton Mods and Rocker riots. Of course it didn’t work.
As British Summer Time finished on Halloween Night, Thai Winter Time began. Yes you read it right first time – winter in Thailand! Hitherto I had thought there were only three seasons here in Funtown: Hot, Hot and Wet and Very Hot. Now I find there’s a fourth: COLD. Cold, I wrote it again but still can’t do it without smiling. My wife has all the windows and doors closed. When she has finished her seemingly unending chores, she sits down in front of the television, cocooned in a duvet like a curvy silkworm.
This is a first-hand account of a couple’s narrow escape from a flood-hit Ratchaburi resort.
Following the publication of my last article in the previous Pattaya Daily News (hopefully it will be the first of many), my life has changed in so many ways. The article, you will remember, was a spoof on a Thai Shakespearean playwright. Yes, dear reader, you were had: I made him up, him and his plays such as Hamlek and As You Lick It. He was a figment of my fertile imagination. Since appearing in print, my self esteem has grown enormously. It was always big, my self esteem, now it is enormous. And I got paid for it! People often say ‘Oh the money’s not important.’ Not me. It means I am now a Professional Writer like Charles Dickens or Ian Fleming.
Without being racist, it is generally accepted that there are national characteristics: the British are not famous for their love-making or their cricket teams; the French are not renowned for their courage when facing Germans. So it could be said that the Thais are not famed for their originality. They make great imitations but are rarely first with an idea. It came as no surprise, therefore, to find a web-site devoted to the Bard of Pattaya-on-Avon, a Mr Som Tham Zuhn.
The dinosaurs were among the most successful animals ever to live on the Earth. Their reign lasted over 100 million years and, until recently, the prevalent theory maintained their demise was the result of the KT event, 65 million years ago, when a 10 km-wide meteorite impacted on Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula causing the Chicxulub crater and leading to worldwide forest fires, several km-high tsunamis, and an 'impact winter' resulting in the dinosaurs being blasted, roasted and frozen to death.
We spoke about the urgency of the moment in our last article ‘The Dawn of Disclosure’ for to quote Victor Hugo - "There is nothing more powerful than an idea whose time has come." Certainly, the need to fully inform the populace of the world about not only the existence of extraterrestrials but the extent to which they have influenced mankind’s whole history is paramount. This point was made by the Director of the Disclosure Project, Dr. Steven Greer, in his briefing on UFO Disclosure to President Obama, requesting that he come clean about both ET-government involvement and the secret US space and ‘black-ops’ programme , estimated to be costing US$100 billion annually.
“Was God an astronaut?” asked Erich von Daniken and he was answered in the affirmative by Zecharia Sitchin, scholar of ancient languages and researcher into prehistory. And why did Sitchin answer “well, yes, actually, god was an astronaut”? Because the Bible told him so. Not the Bible as it’s ordinarily interpreted, which has been subject to numerous mistranslations and distortions, but the ancient Hebrew version of the Old Testament and the written sources from which it was taken, namely, from the Caanaanites, Hittites, Assyrians, Babylonians, and before them the Sumerians.
Is there anybody out there? Or to rephrase the question – in a multiverse of countless dimensions, containing trillions of galaxies, each containing stars with orbiting planets, many of which have all the conditions necessary to sustain humanoid existence, how could there not be?
Honey bees need approximately 35 pounds of honey in their hive for their survival throughout the winter months.
What makes some celebrities decide to go into business while others are happy spending what they make being just a celebrity?
Throughout history, birds and farmers have never been a good match. Sometimes, the birds would eat so much of the crop that the farmers were quite often left with very little to last them through the winter months. The making of scarecrows, were first recorded over 3,000 years ago in ancient Egypt, but the exact origin is unknown. Farmers used to make wooden frames in their fields and cover them with nets, then hiding until the quails came, the farmers would frighten the birds into the nets where they would be caught and taken home to feed the family.
When purchasing gold, it is in your best interest to know if what you are buying is the real thing or not. With the world economics as they are, everyone is out to make a fast buck and what better way especially here in Thailand, than to sell fake gold to all unsuspecting clients who think they are getting a bargain.
Hybrids are the offspring of genetically dissimilar parents, a youngster from two different breeds. This is only possible if the sperm and egg of the parents are compatible and the two species must be closely related. Hybrids usually exist in captivity and are generally the result of human intervention, hybrids rarely occur naturally.
Police Officers from the West Midlands are being advised on the style and color of underwear that may and may not be worn under their uniform.