Holidays Overseas

My dad just sent me an email asking if I was doing anything special for Christmas. I was just thinking about this topic the other day and had been considering writing about spending holidays overseas so I told my dad I would go ahead and write the blog post as I think it might be […]

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The True Size of Africa

Ran across this on Information is Beautiful and even though it doesn’t have anything to do with poker I thought it was interesting and wanted to share. Click on the above pic to enlarge.

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National UnFriend Day

Awhile back I wrote a post about the implications of Facebook and noted how Otis had busted my chops because I had been a little harsh on how people use some social media platforms. Well, I think my line of thinking has caught on and Jimmy Kimmel has announced that November 17 will be National […]

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Visa Run To Laos

Tired of having to go down to immigration every 60 days, paying 2000 baht and requesting a 30 visa extension, and then having to leave the country and sit around in another country waiting for another visa – always unsure if they’ll approve back-to-back tourist visas – I decided to sign up for another year’s […]

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Ayutthaya

On Sunday, about 30 members of Thailand Friends went up to the ancient city of Ayutthaya for a little outing to take pics and check out this very beautiful city.  I’ve included some photos from the trip. \ This was why we were in the Fun-Vee.  Ok!!!

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Catching Up

I know I’ve been a little silent lately. I’ve had sort of a case of writer’s block. I’ve had some ideas for blog posts percolating in my mind but I can’t seem to find the words to get them out there. I’ll be working on some of those this week and hopefully have some really […]

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A Visit With Wanphen’s Family

We drove up to Phetchabun the day before meeting Sa-ard (Wanphen’s mother). It’s about a four hour drive from Bangkok but takes six when you factor in all of the bathroom and food breaks. We spent the night at Ked’s place and in the morning Ked called Sa-ard to remind her that we were coming. […]

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Going Up To Phetchabun

I’ll be going quiet for a few days as I’m going up to Phetchabun to meet with Wanphen’s family. There’s no internet where I’m staying and I’m not up there long enough to hunt down an internet cafe. I should be back on Wednesday so expect some updates about the fundraiser for the family when […]

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Screen Names for Donation to the Wanphen Family

Someone rightly pointed out that it would be easier if I just posted my Stars and Tilt screen names. Considering that my Stars screen name is billrini and I’m not fooling anyone I figured what the heck. So if you would like to make a contribution to Wanphen’s family on either Stars or Tilt the […]

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Fund Raiser for the Family of Wanphen Pienjai

I recently wrote about Ron Fanelli, The MadYank, and how he has admitted to stabbing and murdering a local Thai woman, Wanphen Pienjai, here in Thailand [view his confession]. The thing that really disturbed me about this whole incident was how Wanphen’s family was being impacted. In Thailand there is no real social safety-net. There […]

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Ron Fanelli aka The Mad Yank’s Confession

One of the reporters from the Phuket Gazette sent me video of the press conference where Ron Fanelli, the MadYank, confesses to the media that he killed Wanphen Pienjai. I’m still working on a post that will give details on how people can donate to a fund raiser we’re doing on Thailand Friends. My girlfriend […]

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Saigon Photo Journal

We spent the day just sitting around the intersection of Bui Vien and Duong De Tham taking pictures and enjoying the sunny afternoon. Here are some of my favorite shots from the day.

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