3 Ways to Solve Bangkok’s Traffic Problem
Today Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, in his bid to connect to ordinary people and showcase his pragmatic thinking, hopped on the skytrain for an “inspection trip”. Lamenting the state of traffic in Bangkok, he ordered officials to alleviate congestion in the city within three months. His intention is admirable. After all, the capital’s traffic is…
9 Things We Learned From the Thai Cave Operation
The biggest news story in Thailand for the past week has undoubtedly been the story of the Tham Luang cave operation to rescue the 12 Thai youth soccer players and their coach. This operation, to put it mildly, has no precedent in Thailand; millions of Thais have remained glued to television or Twitter (or another…
This Blog in 2017
Happy new year! Entering 2017, I think that it’s worth taking some time to write about the direction I want to be heading with this blog, along with using this occasional opportunity to write about something other than politics.
It is time again for another of my ‘life update’ posts. I’ll be entering 12th grade next week, and so I feel that it is a good time to write a little bit about where I am with my life, my writing blogging so far this year, and some other general thoughts.
This Blog in 2016
Writing about writing; this is what I’ve done on many occasions before, and it’s something that I suspect many other bloggers do too. I like to set goals for my writing and talk about what I’m planning for blogging, but like many other plans there is never a follow-through. This is why at first I…
An Angry American Election
We’re around a year away from the election of America’s new chief executive, and I thought that it would be interesting to express some thoughts about it.
Into the Era of Multipolarity: The Resurgence of Russia
This is the second post in a multipart series analysing how the world is moving towards a multipolar era. Last time, the rise of China was discussed , and so in this post we will look at the resurgence of another former world power that is currently pushing back against worldwide Western influence: Russia. Memories of…
Into the Era of Multipolarity: The Rise of China
It has been a long time since the world has seen any nation other than the United States hold a true ‘world power’ status. No country has been able to challenge it, and especially since the dissolution of the Soviet Union in the 1990s, the world has grown accustomed to an age of unipolarity, with…
Short Story: Descending Higher
This short story was originally posted on the site Publish Your Mind. Unfortunately, as PYM has since been closed down, I have decided to repost this short story on here. The story’s original publishing date, June 28th 2014, was the centenary of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, which would trigger what was back then the…
Know Your Media
The information that we know, the news that we consume; all of this comes from the media. Our world view is shaped by the media; they’re telling us exactly what to believe and we form mediated versions of reality. Have you ever thought about how significant this is in a democratic society, where ordinary citizens…