Being an expat in Thailand you’ll go through plenty of phases – from excitement, to astonishment, to bewilderment, to (eventually) acceptance. It’s all an exciting journey, and will rarely go to plan. But that’s why so many of us love living in Thailand. There are some particular sub-sets of Thai expat we can spot a mile away. Far from type-casting a typical expat, we provide these sub-sets as a guide – there are plenty of other varieties of expats floating around Thailand. We should also mention that in 2020 there’s a much broader range of expats living in Thailand. Contrary to popular wisdom (aka. the internet chat rooms), the numbers of expats are growing every year and they are coming from just about everywhere, not just the UK, northern Europe, Australia and the US, as in the past. 1. The search of a wife Looking for love in the West daunting? Or had a few failed marriages? No problem. Head to Asia and find a wife there instead. Right?! Gentlemen still come to Thailand ... » Learn More about The Top 10 types of expat in Thailand (2020)
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CBD Cannabidiol has been creating a lot of buzzes lately. The use of CBD is legal in many states, and people are getting much aware about the use of CBD Cannabidiol. People are using it for its medicinal benefits to lead a healthy lifestyle. So, let’s first understand about CBD and how it benefits our health. CBD Cannabidiol – Uses & Benefits Cannabidiol (CBD) comes from hemp and marijuana plants. The most preferred source of CBD is the hemp plant due to its high levels of CBD and low levels of THC, whereas marijuana plants consist of higher THC levels than CBD. This compound is mostly applicable in the form of CBD oil. Research on CBD has proved to show health benefits for many physical and mental problems. One such health benefit is its contribution to cancer. Breast cancer can occur in both men and women, but women highly report them. CBD Cannabidiol for breast cancer: Breast cancer is a tumor tissue in the breast known as a lump. Most women don’t know the benefits of ... » Learn More about Ways CBD Cannabidiol Helps In Fighting With Breast Cancer
If you haven’t been giving yourself a breast examination on the regular, it’s time to put it high on your priority list. While breast cancer is a serious health condition that has affected many women, the onslaught of Covid-19 has only exacerbated the situation, what with delayed diagnosis, treatments, and complications. According to the Breast Cancer Foundation (BCF), invasive breast cancer was consistently ranked as the leading cancer among females in the past fifty years in Singapore (Singapore Cancer Registry’s 50th Anniversary Monograph published in 2019). Between 2013-2017, there were 10,824 new cases of invasive breast cancer diagnosed (nearly six cases per day) and 2,180 deaths (slightly more than one death per day). And most recently, the World Health Organisation announced that for the first time, that breast cancer has overtaken lung cancer as the most common cancer globally. Sandra Leong, General Manager of Breast Cancer Foundation (BCF), shares with us the impact ... » Learn More about How does Covid-19 affect breast cancer and is the vaccine safe for patients?
Bill and Esther Ilnisky spent nearly seven decades together as Christian ministers and missionaries, working in the Caribbean and Middle East before preaching for 40 years in Florida. They complemented each other - he the bookworm, she outgoing and charismatic. One without the other seemed unthinkable. So when they died minutes apart of Covid-19 this month at a Palm Beach County hospice, it may have been a hidden blessing, their only child, Sarah Milewski, said - even if it was a devastating double loss for her. Her father was 88, her mom 92. Their 67th wedding anniversary would have been this weekend. "It is so precious, so wonderful, such a heartwarming feeling to know they went together, ” Milewski said, then adding,"I miss them.” Bill Ilnisky grew up in Detroit, deciding at 16 to devote his life to God, Milewski said. He headed to Central Bible College, an Assemblies of God school in Springfield, Missouri. He preached at nearby churches and needed a piano player. Friends ... » Learn More about Married 66 years, husband and wife die minutes apart from Covid-19
"Enjoy life" is one of those expressions people love to throw around – often used in the same breath as "Live life to the fullest" and "You only live once." But those two simple words – featured front and centre on Joel Lim's artwork – now seem to carry a different weight. Joel, 22, passed away in September 2020 after a 15-year battle with cancer. Now, Marianne Lam is trying to fulfil her son's final wish — to raise funds for charity with his art. It's in early February when we meet Marianne at her home. Her grief is still palpable, even as she greets us cheerfully. Joel's artwork, blown-up and printed out, is housed in a carrying case in the family's living room. Mounting boards adorned with snapshots from his childhood are accorded a prominent spot, right in front of their sofa. From a suave #OOTD taken on the streets of Barcelona, to a photo of him grinning brightly in front of Chicago's famous bean sculpture, you'd never guess that he was enduring fortnightly chemotherapy ... » Learn More about ‘He left behind an ocean of joy’: After a 15-year cancer battle, this 22-year-old’s final wish was to raise money for charity
SINGAPORE - National University of Singapore (NUS) researchers can now identify cancer cells by studying their acidity or pH levels using artificial intelligence technology. This technique could be potentially useful in detecting cancer cells in tissue samples, either obtained from tumour biopsies or liquid biopsies, which are blood tests. "As the number of cells in these samples can be in millions or even billions, the ability to detect the very few cancer cells among the others will be useful for clinicians," said Professor Lim Chwee Teck, director of the the Institute for Health Innovation and Technology (iHealthtech) at NUS. The living cells are first coated with a layer of bromothymol blue, a pH-sensitive dye that changes colour according to acidity levels. Due to its intracellular activity, each type of cell displays its own "fingerprint", which consists of a unique combination of red, green and blue (RGB) components when it is illuminated. Cancer cells have an altered ... » Learn More about Researchers use AI to identify the pH of cancer cells
Singapore’s office rents have a long way to go before matching Hong Kong’s, even after half a dozen of mainland China’s largest technology behemoths piled into the city state in recent months to set up their regional hubs, analysts said. The average monthly rent for Singapore’s grade A office space may drop by 6 per cent this year to $9.01 (US$6.72) per square foot, following the 10 per cent plunge in 2020, as the coronavirus pandemic crimped businesses and forced many to postpone their expansion plans, according to data by Cushman & Wakefield. In Hong Kong, average office rent in the Central district may fall by between 5 per cent and 10 per cent this year, extending last year’s 23-per cent tumble to HK$93.8 (S$16.20) per square foot per month, according to data provided by JLL. “Office rent is a function of supply and demand and the Singapore government has control over the supply of office space through the government land sale programme,” said June Chua, head of tenant ... » Learn More about Can Singapore’s office rents outprice Hong Kong as Alibaba, ByteDance, Tencent set up shop in rival financial hub?
The Covid-19 pandemic has certainly increased our anxiety levels over the possibility of being infected with this new coronavirus. Current data shows that all cancer patients and older people, particularly men, are at higher risk of Covid-19-related mortality. Cancer treatment weakens the immune system, making patients more prone to acquiring infections. In fact, for those who are currently seeking treatment, walking into a hospital may itself be a risk. Flying for treatment This is one of the concerns metastatic breast cancer patient, Sew Boon Lui, who was diagnosed in 2006, has. "After all the necessary treatments - surgery, i.e. left breast mastectomy, 20 sessions of radiotherapy, eight cycles of chemotherapy, plus five years of hormonal oral medication, my cancer went into remission. "I continued with regular/annual check-ups and all went well, " shares the 53-year-old, who lives in Kuching, Sarawak. However, in 2017, she experienced unexplained chest pain and an ... » Learn More about Covid-19: Cancer patients need to be extra careful while seeking treatment
She felt that one of her breasts was unusually engorged while breastfeeding her newborn baby boy. This was in April 2020. Due to the circuit breaker and Covid-19 pandemic, it wasn’t till months later, in August, did Snehal Ponde, 39, schedule an appointment with a doctor to get a screening done. But by then, the homemaker and former humans resources personnel who had recently moved to Singapore from Mumbai, India, was told that she had Metastatic Breast Cancer (Stage IV). Going through treatment Snehal had to stop breastfeeding and is now receiving treatment. “It’s been a roller-coaster journey with the treatment. I was on chemotherapy, after which I moved to hormonal therapy but will have to restart chemotherapy soon.” “In terms of side effects during chemotherapy, I was dealing with fatigue, mouth ulcers, and hair loss. I tried the ‘cooling cap’ and was able to retain more than 50 per cent of my hair. Hormonal therapy offers a better quality of life but is slower to act ... » Learn More about ‘Covid-19 postponed my breast screening, and I discovered I had stage 4 breast cancer months later’
A 25 year old Phuket man who was allegedly beaten and shot by an off-duty, drunken police officer , will never walk again as he remains paralysed in the hospital. The news, according to doctors at Vachira Phuket Hospital, comes after Aroon Thongplab, was shot from a close range, with the bullet hitting his spine. The man was a noodle vendor and was collecting a bowl from a customer on Bangla Road when he was allegedly shot by Pornthep Channarong of the Phuket Provincial Police at around 6am. Doctors told his wife about his prognosis after he woke up from a coma and underwent surgery to increase his prospects of being able to sit up. His wife, who is only known by her surname as Kulthida, told The Phuket News that she received news that he would never walk again. “He cannot feel or move the lower part from his waist. Doctors just gave him spine surgery last week, so that he can sit. However, the doctors cannot assure that the surgery will work. We have to wait to see if ... » Learn More about Phuket man shot by off-duty police officer now paralysed