A Koh Samui trip may turn out to be your best ever island holiday.

Koh Samui trip

She Sarah Marshall is the content writer for Horizon Homes, a property and relocation company based in Koh Samui, Thailand.  She has kindly written this guest post about a Koh Samui trip I am sure some of jamoroki’s readers may enjoy. When she is not busy at work, she can be seen travelling around Thailand, enjoying the sunshine and food.

A trip to Thailand is not complete without visiting the coastal islands which are rated the best in the world. If there’s one island you cannot miss, it’s Koh Samui. Only 700 kilometres south from Bangkok, Koh Samui is located in the beautiful aquamarine waters of the Chumphorn Archipelago in the Gulf of Thailand.

There are roughly 40,000 people who live on the island, making it feel like a secluded tropical paradise. Samui is the second-largest island in the Archipelago and noted as one of the best for doing outdoor sports. There are many snorkelling trips, boating tours, fishing opportunities, and many other nautical activities. We’ve created a guide on what to plan for your Koh Samui trip. Continue reading A Koh Samui trip may turn out to be your best ever island holiday.

What is the truth behind the continuing persecution of the Rohingya?

Latest Rohingya crises update from AVAAZ

Very few had heard of Rwanda until 800,000 people were dead. And right now in Burma, the Rohingya people are being massacred --they’re even beheading tiny children. Shockingly, the army behind the killing is supported by countries like Britain, Germany and Italy

An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind. (Ghandi)

Myanmar chief of general staff Mya Tun Oo  said at least 160 people were killed in the conflict between the armed forces and ethnic armed groups in Shan during the last three months.
Myanmar security forces are “very likely” to have committed crimes against humanity against Rohingya Muslims in recent months, U.N. human rights investigators said.

Rohingya exodus

It is estimated that 1.5 million Rohingyas live in exile around the world. Recent events suggest that their plight is worsening and there is little likelihood of improvement in the short term. Myanmar’s democratic reforms will not be helped by the continuing humanitarian crisis regarding the Muslim Rohingya minority in the western state of Rakihine (Arakan) bordering Bangladesh. Arakan was neither part of Bangladesh or Burma until 1784 and the Rohingya are natives of that region (approximately 2 million)

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WordPress site self-hosting – changing is not so easy?

We are told it is easy to migrate to WordPress site self-hosting from WordPress.com to WordPress.org. That may be the case if you have some technical expertise. If you haven’t then there are some things you should be aware of when you decide it’s time to self-host your WordPress website or blog before moving it to your selected host.

If you have published a lot of posts over a few years on a WordPress.com site you may be unhappy to find out there are some bugs after you decide to migrate to WordPress site self-hosting. Continue reading WordPress site self-hosting – changing is not so easy?

Edge of Life

I won’t come from the mountain,

While days they are still long.

I can’t come from the mountain,

Until my work is done.

I’ve still got my marbles,

But my balls are getting weak.

My eyes are somewhat hazy.

Thank God that I can speak.

If I am the first to leave,

I’m sorry for your loss.

Come now, let us walk a while.

Let’s walk until we’re lost.

Walk me to the edge of life.

Walk me to the brink.

And when it’s time for me to leave,

We’ll raise a glass and drink.

The road I trod was long

And never was it straight.

The life I’ve led is filled with love,

In a world that’s full of hate.

 

 

Heaven’s call

If I could recall one moment in time,

That was more vital and more passionate.

Tempests have smoothed sandstone and lime

And new tenants now in short and long relate.

Where once our passion burned with deep intent,

Now wrinkled and dimmed with furrowed brow.

All sweet and youthful features then are spent,

As time erodes them even faster now.

Though your sharp wit may not diminish,

Nor cast out the power of thought,

Your enduring mind may see no finish;

When all is done, time can’t be bought.

I would welcome now the heaven’s call

And rest my weary head on you, before I fall.

 

 

Is poor teaching of languages causing communication breakdown?

On 14 July 2011 BBC News posted an article entitled –

Spelling mistakes ‘cost millions’ in lost online sales

Written by education correspondent Sean Coughlan the article raises concerns, which I have had for a long time, about how eroding language skills are leading to serious communication breakdown.

I wrote about my concerns in a post entitled –

Will loss of language skills lead to a breakdown in society?

My concerns go much deeper than a loss of revenue but Sean Coughlan’s observations, which contain the following, are important as they point to the root of the problems – education. Continue reading Is poor teaching of languages causing communication breakdown?

The Wrecking Machine

English: Protest against fossil fuels April
English: Protest against fossil fuels April (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It’s coming from all sides

But mainly from the right.

It’s cloaked in many guises,

In the shadows of the night.

It’s breaking up the Union,

It’ll soon break up the States.

It fears the enemy within,

At heart it’s full of hate.

It’s turned the truth upon its head

And placed a child upon the throne.

Cries wolf when it is challenged;

A massive rolling stone.

Watch how it cuts the funds,

Needed to save the world.

Boosting the use of fossil fuels,

It fracks the earth till all’s unfurled.

Watch, listen now, to the glaring truth.

It turns deaf ears when science cries,

As though it is mere whim,

And more discoveries then denies.

Filling government with corporate men

And then, dismantling regulations.

Fuelling avarice and greed,

It pockets billions in elation.

Consumed by thoughts of deeds so foul,

That even it can’t sleep at night.

Bent on destroying human life,

Well past the tipping point all right.

It plans to make the world one totalitarian state.

We’d better join together before it is too late.

Our Earth – a rubbish dump?

Those who live inland don’t to see what those of us who live on the coast do, every day, during the Sout West Monsoon. Less beach and more rubbish including tons of plastic. Caring volunteers with little help from government clean beaches everywhere.

We may be fighting a losing battle but there is no excuse not to fight.

By 2050, our oceans will have more plastic trash than fish. Continue reading Our Earth – a rubbish dump?

Happy Birthday

Your birthday was a special day.

Your tiny body from this world did come.

Your mother smiled the pain away.

Your father shed a tear and some.

Each year another candle’s lit

In memory of that wondrous day.

With close friends you laugh and sit

And celebrate in many ways.

 As you grow the flame burns bright,

Then flickers in the winds of time.

Dimming in the fading light;

Sweet memories flashing through your mind.

So you don’t forget when you were born

Cakes get bigger one by one.

More candles the globe to warm

Till one day the fire is gone.

Life is short, the days are long

But you dear friend are going strong.

I’ll see you soon; till then so long.

But now please listen to this song.

Header image courtesy of https://www.rosiepope.com

 

 

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