Monthly Archives: April 2009

He Loved and was Loved

Yesterday was the last day of funeral rites for Khun Surin Charnyapornpong. Here is the eulogy by his only child Varin: Dear colleagues and friends of Mr Surin, I hereby offer you a heartfelt “thank you” for your condolences on … Continue reading

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Lucky Bastard

The pugnacious  Sondhi Limthongkul, 61, founder of  the anti-Thaksin People’s Alliance for Democracy – the yellow shirts – the political movement that overran Bangkok airport last year, was ambushed on Friday when two gunmen sprayed his car with bullets for … Continue reading

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Am I Missing Something?

In yesterday’s TODAY, Conrad Raj asked “Is there more than meets the eye in DBS Bank’s disapproval of Josie Lau’s appointment as president of AWARE?” He went on to write that the bank said that although it supported Lau’s involvement … Continue reading

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AWARE caught Unawares

The Association of Women for Action and Research or AWARE, founded in 1985, claims to be Singapore’s leading advocacy group dedicated to promoting gender equality. Plastered all over its website is the tagline “Be Confident. Be Bold. Be Aware”. Well, … Continue reading

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Ignore Us at Your Own Peril

Not long ago there was a press report about some HR managers who won’t even look at the CVs of those who are above 40 years old. In the same report, the managing director of a recruitment firm was quoted … Continue reading

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What Makes a Great Restaurant?

Ok so you run a restaurant that is always fully booked, is that good or bad? That depends on a number of factors. If you run a very small restaurant with only a few tables and you open for business … Continue reading

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Farewell, Khun Surin

Last Thursday I exchanged Songkran greetings with Surin Charnyapornpong. Yesterday I received an email telling me that he has passed away last Friday. Apparently he passed away in his sleep. Imagine how shocked I was! Khun Surin worked for IBM Thailand … Continue reading

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