With a strong focus on the North East, more commonly known as Isan, the late Ahjan Kitiarsa looks at how Buddhism and Thai Boxing co-exist in this complex society and are both able to act as an exit strategy for poverty and the harsh reality of a capitalist society.
Born in Germany in 1930 and immigranted to Canada in 1952 and then settling in Vancouver 1953. Worked as a medical photographer and was the associate director of the UBC Department of Biomedical Communication.
There is a presence in his photos and a nostalgia; they have content that is tangible and ordinary. What has happened to the city I currently live? I wish to go back to this time.
Wonder what came first, Gep Paa or Hom Paa? Paa can be clothes or blankets, or cloth. Gep is to put away and hom is to cover; but hom paa doesn’t mean to clothes so I translated it as such. Anyways, I love what they are doing with titles. We can’t forget titles. It is like the song makes the other complete and so forth.
The board of Mens Wearhouse has dumped the founder, George Zimmer who built Men’s Wearhouse from one small Texas store using a cigar box as a cash register to one of the North America’s largest specialty men’s clothiers with 1,143 locations. On the record they’ve said that it’s because they want to appeal to a younger audience.
Not nearly as publicized is the fact that Zimmer was a big supporter of decriminalizing marijuana in California and maintained the policy for the company of not only NO drug testing, but also NO background checks on employee’s. Why? Because Zimmer is a former alcoholic who believes that everyone deserves a second chance and that marijuana should be legal. He’s made his money, built his company and if you don’t like it…..well, you get fired, from your own company.