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    My Life in the Yellow Robe

    $8.00 $6.00 Chadchaidee, Thanapol
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    “This was my first book in English, written while I was a novice at a temple in Bangkok in 1981. The monastic experiences taught me to have patience while struggling to survive at a time of crisis in life.”

    Though this book was written over three decades ago, the content remains interesting for those wishing to know about the Buddhist way of life, especially of monks and novices at that time.

    Even now some events remain relevant, so they will remain till the world ends. That is to say, the happiness and suffering of all beings on earth will exist in people’s minds forever. We will be free of this bondage only when we attain enlightenment (nibbana).

    I am not an expert on Buddhism, but I’d like to share my old stories with my English-speaking friends who may like to know about the country that was formerly known as Siam.

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  • The Never Lonely Planet

    $4.99$14.99 Oliver, Martin R
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    Martin Oliver grew up and served an apprenticeship in Coventry, renowned at that time for its car production companies, with the expectation of drifting onto the production line. His fear of spending his working life clocking in and out of a factory, however, led him to join the Merchant Navy and eventually emigrate to Brazil. And so begins an amazing exploration of his experiences, travelling across continents and cultures, breathing in the rich history and absorbing the ever-changing landscape, not without a few bar stops and beer on the way.

    From Brazil and Dubai to Cambodia and Thailand, Oliver delights in the golf, women and nightlife, shares his recollections of his time at sea and the oil exploration industry, explores untouched villages and is haunted by the remnants of atrocities committed the world over. And then there are the people; who would have thought you could find a Liverpool FC supporting tribesman in Eritrea?

    Whilst The Never Lonely Planet is both a travel book and an autobiography, its purpose is also to serve as an inspiration to the reader and to show them that the opportunity to travel is open to almost anyone if they would only take the initiative. The traveller should never be blinded by politics, religion or their ignorance of other cultures.
    On the contrary, a little time spent travelling will result in a new respect and understanding of the people with whom we share our planet.

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  • Home Thoughts from a Man

    $14.95 Ogilvie, Daniel
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    Join our titular hero and his stalwart wife when, after 40 years of living in the UK, he uproots and travels through Singapore, Canada and finally Thailand, taking on all the world can throw at him.

    And losing.

    It is surely only a matter of time before Dan Ogilvie has fame and fortune beyond his wildest dreams as he mixes the comedic surprise of a Tom Sharpe, the descriptive prose of a Hilary Mantel, and the characterisation of a Charles Dickens into an autobiography that is a bravura delight. (O.K., now may I have my children back. You can keep the young one. No really, I don’t want him back.)
    Stanley Misanthrope, Literary critic and agony uncle for the Portsmouth Poseur Weekly.

    I would rather have testicular cancer than be forced to read another word of this prosodic diarrhoea.
    Ashley Loveit,  Flaneur and cookery correspondent for the Portsmouth Poseur Weekly.

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