• 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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  • mgd
    25
    Oct

    A Rather Fortunate Turn Of Events

    I had a rather productive day today, conversing with the heads of both MGD and IZM for the better part of the afternoon. The story pertaining to how I came to be involved with those 2 companies can be found here. Our original plan was to meet last night but that was cancelled, so naturally, K […]

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  • PTT
    23
    Oct

    Thai Big Oil Companies Diversify Into Dim Sum & Coffee, Among Other Things

    According to the folks over at PTT, Thailand’s largest energy company, clean energy – namely electric vehicles – is killing their business and their future looks rather gloomy. So gloomy in fact, they have been assiduously looking for other sectors to invest in, most notably cafes, coffee, and for the love of god, DIM SUM […]

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  • mirage-pool
    22
    Oct

    Caution: Be Wary Of Overly-Friendly Male Masseuses

    Whenever it rains in Bangkok, as it does often around this time of year, all outdoor activity comes to a standstill. These rains usually catch people off guard, as they go from 0 to 100 real fast, and back down to 0 even faster. During these times, street vendors cover all their wares with tarps […]

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