Think being the Prime Minister in Thailand is fun? No street protest, everything is politically stable in Thailand?
Things are on edge to the point where an issue with a satellite knocks out TV reception for a few hours and the PM of Thailand, Military Leaders and all sorts are forced to come out and deny there is a coup in the works. The coup rumors are abound online, offline, on TV and radio.
I missed the last coup in Thailand- I had flow back to SF the day before it happened. Looks like I’ll get another chance, sooner rather than later. A coup in a democracy.
Here is the article from the Bangkok Post:http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/local/233111/tv-blackout-triggers-coup-fears
P.S.- no issue with any TV signals today
I began working in Bangkok during 2008- a time that featured a great deal of political unrest in Thailand and particularly Bangkok.
I had lived in San Francisco for 15 years and was working on a project in Thailand. Generally, I spent 2 weeks in Bangkok and then 3-4 weeks in San Francisco. Did Bangkok begin to feel like home? Yes, and No. Bangkok and the Thai culture forced me to feel many things, the change in culture and environment was so dramatic it forced the decision- embrace or ignore.
I embraced and made Bangkok my home and base in 2009. I have enjoyed living in Bangkok, experiencing Thailand and the entire ASEAN region. I moved to Singapore in 2016...fallen behind on this blog since.
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