We are not allowed to stand still here

You might not know Nelson S. Howe but some people here in Thailand know him from the book by Benz Thanachart; author of a book called ‘New York 1st time’.  We called Mr.Nelson as ‘Uncle Nelson’. He has a unique character and sometimes he can express our thought better than Thai citizens. Some of us cannot speak our mind since Thai Junta has ruled our country for almost 3 years now. How ridiculous is that when you’ve come to think about this circumstance.

Uncle Nelson recently posted this picture and captioned it with

I have to practice this before going to Thailand because they don’t allow people to stand in public there


Photo Credit

Yes, he has spoken for some of us who can’t even say a word. His post just reacted to the news regarding protesting against abducting 8 Thai citizens by a group of militants (and now they are called “Facebook 8“)

Resistant Citizen, one of the few organizations that has campaigned against the military regime, announced the protest on Facebook Wednesday afternoon, urging the public to gather en masse at 6pm at the Victory Monument.

“We will stand there [silently] because we do not agree with the military arresting the eight citizens,” the statement said, based on an earlier count of those detained.

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The protest has ended because protesters have been captured by police. It was absurd because protesters were just standing there but they were still caught. Fortunately,  they have been released later.

I’ve updated this blog because it’s too much to handle now.

I want to write down below message on my Facebook but I cannot do it. I don’t know I will be ok or not even I post it here. But I need to.

this is not normal; this is called injustice; and it’s too much to ignore; and some Thai people are blind with their bias if they can’t even see it; this is abnormal; i don’t know how can i tolerate in this situation; act normally despite the fact that this is absolutely shit; shit happens and i am the one who is living in it; unable to shout; to speak; or even whisper; in order to survive; that’s how they threaten us with fear; they seem to be successful; aren’t they?

The Silent NEWS

Something not right happened here in my country where people against Thai Military Junta could be abducted from their normal life according to this news Student Activist Leader ‘Abducted’ from University. I don’t say that I agree with their activity. But it’s not right to be abducted like that neither. This is not normal. This isn’t the thing you should accept without saying anything. Thus, not my peers have said anything or even for me.


Quote by Liu Xiaobo

I cannot express my worrisome over this military act via my social network or around me since I’m not sure about the reaction. And this happens to me for a long time since my country has been ruled by Thai Junta. I’m living in fears. I know in my heart that it’s not safety to say or act against them. You can say that Freedom of speech hasn’t been heard here quite a while. I believe that some people think they can say whatever they want but no! they just can act or say things the government approved them to speak. They may have protested for something they care except this injustice or low human rights here.

And I don’t know what is the way out from this situation. My passionate for justice and democracy is dying down. The best method for me to breath and act normally is to pretend that I don’t care. Just living as everything here is fine. Happiness is around the country. Ignorance is a bliss. Screaming as silent as you can.

Their problem

I’ve losen weight about 9 kilograms or 20 pounds since August 2015. I think before eating such as calories calculating. Exercise in both Cardio and weight training are included in my method to reduce weight. I feel healtier. 

Actually, I wasn’t overweight in the past. But 9 kg has given me the new image. The drastic change happens to my face and body. Unfortunately, not my big calves. They are very hard to minimize because theie shapes came from my genetics and I hardly do anything about it.

However, someone talked to my face about it and made me feel less confident wearing short skirts. At first, I felt sorry but then I felt like why did I have to be sad. I am luckier than those who can’t walk by themselves. I shouldn’t be down because of some bad attitudes. And then I recalled seeing this quote from fashion icon, Iris Apfel.

I was never hurt by what anybody said about my clothes, because I dress to please myself. If somebody doesn’t like what I’m wearing, it’s their problem, not mine

Yep, if you don’t like some of my body parts, it’s your problem – not mine.

Tha Maharaj

Tha Maharaj is a recent hang-out space in Bangkok city. It is located on the bank of Chao Phraya River (The main river in Bangkok) where is not far from Wat Phra Kaew (the famous temple for locals and tourists). It has restaurants, cafe, ice cream and cake shops as well as open spaces for people to sit and relax. It opens from 7:00 to 22:00. In my opinion, the best time to visit there is the late afternoon through evening so we can see the sunset across the river. More information: how to go there can be found on its official website.