• loy-kratong-near-khaosan
    06
    Nov

    Thailand Part 2: A Distinctly Different Approach

    When I first lived in Thailand, many years ago, the first job I had was selling offshore financial services to Japanese expatriates living in Bangkok. My time was mainly spent mingling with the Japanese community, which happens to be an especially cliquey one. Expats are sent by their companies to work in Thailand, generally stationed […]

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  • beer-cheers
    06
    Nov

    Beer Company Bets That Young Canadians Will Prefer Weed Over Beer

    Earlier this year, I received an unsolicited message from an old high school friend whom I hadn’t spoken to in a decade, completely out of the blue, asking me what would be a hot ‘weed’ stock to buy. I assumed that he was probably smoking that stuff at the time he sent me that message, […]

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  • TransferWise-FYCK-Advert
    03
    Nov

    The Best Way To Transfer Money To Asia, Revealed

    As we all know, currency dealers, in general, are filled with nothing but malevolence and will stop at nothing to take as much as possible from you when you try to transfer funds. They employ monumental amounts of chicanery to achieve this, including egregiously and insidiously priced exchange rate spreads, and are able to catch you off guard, […]

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  • mt-offices
    01
    Nov

    A Lesson In The Destructive Power Of Egocentrism

    I had a blast today, sitting in our new ‘cold as fuck’ office, chitchatting with MT employee, Jo. Jo’s a cool guy, a young Thai lad, fluent in both Thai and Japanese, a very hard worker, and also very open to conversation. All day today, I interrogated him like a fucking criminal, digging deep into the […]

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  • asoke
    01
    Nov

    Bought The Movie Pass Lotto

    A lot of reshuffling is scheduled to take place this month – we move into our new offices this morning (I am leaving now to get the keys, despite still sitting here typing this), and I myself will be moving to a new condo as well early next week. The new office is literally a skip, […]

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  • bangna-townhome
    30
    Oct

    The Burgeoning Real-Estate Environment in Bangkok

    If I were to buy real-estate anywhere in the world right now, unquestionably,  it would be right here on Sukhumvit Rd in Bangkok. Since 2014, prices of condos on Sukhumvit have done nothing but climb higher, but it has done so in a reasonable and sustainable fashion, suggesting to me the continuation of the trend […]

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  • blockchain
    30
    Oct

    I’m Convinced: The Blockchain Is The Future

    I’ve spent the last year shitting on Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency advocates, and during that time have seen, much to my chagrin, the prices of cryptos rip higher on a daily basis. Ethereum, which started the year at $9 is now trading at $300+, and bitcoin is now through $6000. Rather than just hating on these […]

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  • lemonbeer
    29
    Oct

    LEMONBEER

    Believe it or not, the above has tremendous popularity in South East Asia, perhaps due to the tendency of people to put lemons in every drink here. Personally, I couldn’t tell you if it was good or not, since I am not a consumer of alcohol, and as a matter of fact, I have no […]

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  • emquartier-event
    28
    Oct

    On The Business Of Cultural Arbitrage

    If you want something from someone – it could be anyone, there is one way, and only one way, to go about accomplishing that; which is to make that person want to give it to you. Granted, you can pistol whip somebody and snatch their gold chains, or even trick someone nefariously into sleeping with […]

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  • siam-mbk
    26
    Oct

    An Ideal Day To Catch Up On Markets, Sleep, And Other Things Of Great Importance

    Today marks the cremation ceremony for the late King of Thailand, aka the most important day in the country. The entire city is clad in black like you’d never believe. Perhaps easy to visualize, but witnessing in person an entire city of black feels rather unreal. If you don’t intend on joining the throng of the million+ […]

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