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moar.gifWriting for Metblogs has the potential to be the most rewarding experience in your entire life. It’ll make you rich, famous, good looking, will help you lose weight, make your clothes fit better, and get you a super good deal on a new car. It will make you the most well known person on the entire planet. Yes, each and every one of you. Really.

OK maybe not. Actually those are all lies, but it’s fun at least. The truth is Metblogs is the largest network of locally focused blogs on the web, covering almost 60 cities around the world and we’re looking to add a few new bloggers/writters/authors to this fine site. If you wanna know more about us check out this wikipedia entry but it’s kinda boring so I won’t waste time repeating it all here again. If you wanna write for us, here’s the scoop:

  • All author positions are volunteer. That means you don’t get paid.
  • You must live in (or very near) the city you plan to write about.
  • Anything you post must relate to the city somehow. That means you shouldn’t post a movie review, but talking about going to see a movie at a local theater is fine.
  • There’s no requirement for how much you can or should write, but we ask that if we set you up as an author you make about 3 posts a week.
  • You can post about things you love, you can post about things you hate. It’s entirely up to you

Additionally, because of our global network, there’s plenty of options for things you write to be read by people all over the world. Interested? Want more details? Post a comment and we’ll be in touch!

We Want You!

Have a passion about Bangkok and Thailand in general? Feel like you can show the other side of the city with reviews and stories about daily BKK life?

If so, drop us a comment and join us as a writer.

Thailands new net laws now in effect

Taking effect today, a new law allows police officers or government inspectors to seize computers on private premises suspected of containing pornographic material or evidence in connection with either general criminal activities or cyber crimes.

The 2007 Computer-related Crimes Act also prevents unauthorised applications and access made to other people’s computers, as well as alteration, deletion or destruction of the information of others.

Could it be?

Luddite Central (a.k.a Ministry of Information and Communications Technology (MICT)) might just have got around to unblocking (although currently True is still blocking it, but others are reporting that it’s open).

Judgement Day – the aftermath and what is next ?

30 May 2007, the day when the tribunal court decided to rule out Democrat from all charges, and found Thai Rak Thai (Taksin’s party) guilty of all charges. It results in the Thai Rak Thai party disbanded and 111 key party members, Taksin included, banned from political activities for 5 years.

What does this mean to the future of Thai democratic and foreign investment?

Father Joe, the angel of Slum Klongteuy

Bangkok’s nickname is the city of angel, which seems to be quite ironic name to me anytime I happen to travel pass the infamous slum Klongteuy.

Slum Klongteuy is arguably the largest slum in the city. It is full of any possible society problems you can imagine , although I would say the biggest problem is about the “little one”, child abuse.

New Cyber Bill rushed through

Thailand’s National Legislative Assembly approved a controversial law this week which could seriously effect how Thailand’s internet users use the web. The main effect of the bill is to outlaw any attempt at bypassing government censors to access any of the thousands of sites that have been censored due to their moral or political purposes.

This single law could put Thailand in the same category as China and Burma with regards to censorship and the lack of a democratic right for free speech.

The Do-Gooder Joke

There’s a joke amongst the Do-Gooders in Thailand. The one’s who actually want to bring innovation, a balanced living, and a country first instead wallets first attitude to governing. They tell this joke to lighten the mood when no matter what policies or change they try to implement are faced with the “cloud of darkness.”

Nice asian vegetarian diner in Bangkok

I am vegetarian, and I am Asian. So, I guess I am bound to look for a couple of nice Asian vegetarian restaurants in Bangkok so I dont get stuck with the same place all the time.

The first to recommend here is a vegetarian Japanese restaurant, in Soi Tong lor, called Chijuya.
Really easy to get there, just catch the monorail from Siam square and get off at Tong lor station, then head to 55th PLaza building, about 10 mins walk from the main road, or a few mins if you fancy the motorbike taxi :-)

You will find the lovely Japanese meal like California roll, sushi, tempura .. bla bla…, complete vegetarian (I think vegan can eat here too).

official address is Chijuya, Fifty-Fifth Plaza Sukhumvit Soi 55, 2nd floor. (I am not going to tell the phone number because I dont want anyone to think that this is one of those ads … )

Another place is a Thai-Chinese vegetarian called Suki Jeh Ru Yi (means Ru Yi vegetarian sukiyaki). It locates itself in a tiny soi opposite the Bangkok Center hotel on Rama 4 road. The soi is next to railway station, called Soi Phraya Singhaseni

Here you will find a really tiny diner hidden in the unseen corner, and loads of lovely foods that you will completely forget it’s vegie food..

If you fancy Thai traditional food done in vegie style, this is the right place. They also do good noodle dish too..

The official address is Ru Yi vegetarian sukiyaki, 285 Soi Phraya Singhaseni Street (at opposite Bangkok centre hotel, north of Rama 4 road, near Hua Lampong railway & MRTA station) .

I’m happy to answer on email of how to get there.

Weekend Getaways: Koh Mak

One of the aims of this Thailand trip of mine is to try and visit the top 15 islands this beautiful country has to offer, and we are pretty much on track to do that by the time we leave for good in August.

Koh Mak was the next on the list and it is by far the best we experienced so far.

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