Unwanted Children: The Consequences of Holiday Debauchery

There are numerous “dek khrueng” or “half-children” born to women who work in Thailand’s red-light districts. Many men from foreign countries come to Thailand for a short holiday to spend their time with Thai women. Some of these men leave without knowing that they have a child. Others know about their child and still decide return to their home country. These women are left pregnant with a difficult choice in a country where intentionally terminating a pregnancy is illegal except for certain circumstances.



Godiva Ice Cream

Review of Godiva Ice Cream by Tong Chantararatn


This 270 Baht (with free upsize promotion) Godiva soft serve ice cream did not quite meet my expectations. These comments are from my own preferences. Somebody might like it, but from this pricey brand named soft serve, I expected something richer and thicker — it was too light for me. The cone was okey but not that outstanding. For the price that I paid (will get smaller one without the promotion), I would have this soft serve ice cream only on special occasions, not just happen to walk by and pay the price.

I was a big fan of Godiva when I was in the US, but not for this one — I would stick to its truffles. Try it yourself. You might think differently.

By the way, it was Godiva store at the World Trade Center.