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Norman Allin
Works at Worldwide Destinations Asia
Attended University of Leeds, Leeds, UK
Lives in Bangkok, Thailand
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I wonder what an "individual target" means? Several bombs meant to target one place? One person? Confusing!
Home-made bombs meant for individual targets: NSC The Nation The explosive devices found at the rented house off Sukhumvit 71 were meant for individual targets, National Security Council secretary gen...
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Norman., do remember me? This is Ringo who you met with my sister in Crete in 1986. I am in Bangkok till Sunday Morning. Hope to catch up with you. I am staying in Tarntawan Place hotel, Room 307. Hope to see you while I am in Bangkok.

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Well you could have fooled me. 3 men assembling bombs in Bangkok who managed to blow themselves up first "should not be construed as terror attacks"... what pray would the bombs have been used for eventually, if not terror attacks?
Sukumpol rules out three explosions as terror attacks The Nation Defence Minister Sukumpol Suwanatat on Wednesday tried to allay anxiety over the Tuesday's triple explosions in Bangkok, saying the bla...
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Hmmmm.... a sign of the times. Kangaroo route only available through Singapore now. Bangkok will be turnaround service for BA and QF. So now no more BA BKK SYD flights, and no more QF BKK LHR flights.

http://www.ttrweekly.com/site/2012/01/qf-and-ba-rationalise-services/
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The wisdom of Pooh Bear... how wonderful!
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There are a few things about me that you probably do not know. I was once upon a time a professional working stage actor. I worked at the Smithsonian's National Children's Theatre in D.C. as a swing actor on the production of Winnie the Pooh. I have been in 39 productions and I can say without a doubt that capturing the subtlety of Winnie the Pooh's charm, wisdom and open embrace of naivety is one of the most challenging and exhausting roles that I have ever played. There are really three audiences to which this character gives voice. Finding the balance and embracing each wholly requires both a leap and abandon that is at it's essence nearly maddening. Pooh is an extraordinary character. Each of the others are by comparison relatively easy as they each embody strong personalities and traits that an actor can parody and hide behind. Pooh has no such armor. His strength is his lack of certainty beyond his immediate experience.
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Me too... He's male isn't he?!
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I downloaded the ebook - very good, very interesting
+Andrew J Wood : it's for you!
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(Fri08) Free download of a cool book to help you make cool iPhone photos:

http://theapptutor.com/how-did-i-do-tha/

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Please read all of this post... wonderful thoughts and sentiments that we should all do!
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Feeling Stressed?? Read on...

A lecturer, when explaining stress management to an audience, Raised a glass of water and asked; 'How heavy is this glass of water?'

Answers called out ranged from 20g to 500g. The lecturer replied, 'The absolute weight doesn't matter. It depends on how long you try to hold it. If I hold it for a minute, that's not a problem.

If I hold it for an hour, I'll have an ache in my right arm. If I hold it for a day, you'll have to call an ambulance. In each case, it's the same weight, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes.'

He continued, 'And that's the way it is with stress management.. If we carry our burdens all the time, sooner or later, As the burden becomes increasingly heavy, We won't be able to carry on. ' 'As with the glass of water, You have to put it down for a while and rest before holding it again. When we're refreshed, we can carry on with the burden.' 'So, before you return home tonight, put the burden of work down. Don't carry it home. You can pick it up tomorrow. Whatever burdens you're carrying now, Let them down for a moment if you can.'

So, my friend, Put down anything that may be a burden to you right now. Don't pick it up again until after you've rested a while.

"Relax; pick them up later after you’ve rested. Life is short Enjoy it!"

Stay Strong & Live with Passion
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Well here we go... a major nosedive for tourism to Thailand results....
Americans alerted to maintain heightened awareness The Nation The US Embassy in Thailand issued a statement, alerting its citizens to maintain a heightened awareness when in public following a series ...
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This is metres from where I live... My condo entrance is just down the road at the back of this photo... :((((
Blasts rattle Bangkok The Nation Three explosions, six injured; first one goes off at rented house; UK embassy issues warning; iranian lobs bomb at taxi, then at police car, loses his...
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The first must see movie of 2012: utterly excellent. Go see it!
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I saw new years eve. It kept me at the edge of my seat.
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Interesting List of top must have iPhone Apps
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Oh yes!
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Always.
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Lovely thought!
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hahaha...bang! 💤
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Travel Industry Professional
Employment
  • Worldwide Destinations Asia
    Managing Director and Owner, 2012 - present
    Time to spread the wings and to start my own company with my own core values at its heart
  • Aspira Travel, Bangkok, Thailand
    Director, 2011 - 2012
    Tried to set up the travel division of this company: it didn't work :(
  • Pacific World Hotelbeds, Bangkok, Thailland
    Destination Manager, 2006 - 2010
  • Pacific World Thailand, Bangkok, Thailand Ltd
    Department Manager, 1994 - 2006
  • British Airways Holidays UK, based in Bangkok, Thailand
    Area Manager Thailand, 1990 - 1994
  • Sunmed / Redwing Holidays UK, based in Greece, UK, France and Thailand
    Various, 1984 - 1990
  • Unilever Research, Bedfordshire, UK
    Boring old fart, 1978 - 1984
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Bangkok, Thailand
Previously
Nairobi, Kenya - Sevenoaks, UK - Ipswich, UK - Bushey, UK - Bedford, UK - Hutton Rudby, UK - Skala Kalloni, Lesvos, Greece - Argostoli, Kefalonia, Greece - Aghia Galini, Crete, Greece - Pattaya, Thailand - Phuket, Thailand - Kavos, Corfu, Greece - Valloire, France - Geneva, Switzerland
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A travel industry professional living in The City of Angels: Bangkok, Thailand
Bragging rights
I can say the full name of Bangkok in Thai!! It's the world's longest place name! Try me!
Education
  • University of Leeds, Leeds, UK
    Food Science, 1974 - 1978
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Male
Other names
When in Greece... my Greek name: Nikos!