My favourite Stephff character is the soi dog. On Saturday, we were treated to nine of these adorable creatures with their bulging cross-eyes, skin patches and severed tails lashed on with string. Made my day! Nigel Pike Phang Nga I don’t think that it is a smart move to stop publishing your daily cartoon from Stephff. Year after year we are moving towards a society with less text and more images. If you compare magazines and books from 20 years ago to today’s publications, you clearly see that people are reading less and less. Soon we will end up with pictures, a title, and no more text. Stephff has an unrivalled ability to depict the news, a situation, and a whole society with a cartoon and very few words. This is an asset you should not discard. Jean-Jacques Braun Stephff joined the editorial staff of The Nation at roughly the same time that I moved to Thailand. His hilarious, delicately observed satirical slices of Thai public life have been an essential … [Read more...] about Don’t sack your soi dog!
With the largest number of condominiums in Bangkok – not to mention the highest land prices –Sukhumvit Road is home to some of the city’s richest folk. The construction that has taken place over the last three decades has done away with most of the graceful villas with large gardens that once lined its sois, greatly reducing areas where pampered pets can enjoy leisure time with their owners outside four walls. Fortunately, though, Chana “Mint” Hetrakul, executive director of Tre 3 Sanctuary, has come up with a solution, opening Trail and Tail, the first comprehensive pet-friendly community mall in the country. “Our old family home was located here. But the house deteriorated, so my family and relatives started to think about turning this space into something that could benefit society as a whole. All of us are animal lovers and so we decided on the Trail and Tail Pet-Friendly Community project. Our aim is to serve the lifestyle needs of … [Read more...] about Dog day afternoons