From The Editor


Editorial: May 2016

May 1, 2016

One day thirty odd years ago my family’s old maid Pa Bud asked us to drive her to her village in Mae Taeng to visit her sister who was ill. On arrival we found that the sister was not only fully recovered but out working the paddy fields. With nothing left to do, we wandered around the charming but very poor Ping-side village, and eventually came to Pa Bud’s house, where she led us up steep wooden stairs into a dark room infused with the most rancid smell I’d ever encountered.

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