Bangkok on Fire

Bangkok on Fire

I don’t even have time to write an update before something new and crazy happens here. I hate posting all of this non-poker related stuff but people are asking for updates every time CNN or someone shows the latest going on so I want to give people the lowdown without all the hype and misinformation.…

I’m Seeing Red!

I’m Seeing Red!

Well, I decided to go home from my Soi 11 exile just in time for more violence in the streets. Last Thursday night it kicked off again. While the news media might have you believe that the red shirt movement is a “popular” movement, it really has only about 15,000 – 20,000 hard-core supporters who…

State of Emergency in Bangkok

Around 6pm (Bangkok time) on Wednesday, Thailand’s Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva declared a state of emergency in the capital city of Bangkok. As scary as they may sound it actually means very little in terms of people’s day to day lives. There are no tanks surrounding the city or armed soldiers roaming the streets. In…

The Crisis Hits Home

The Crisis Hits Home

I’ve written many times about various issues going on here in Thailand. The last several years have not been kind to the kingdom in terms of stability. When they’re not closing down airports they’re chasing ASEAN leaders from their hotel rooms. Red shirts (anti-government), yellow shirts (pro-government), whatever (everyone in between). There have been numerous…