AOB – February 2017

28 February 2017

OK – sorry about February – to much Trump news that is simply too depressing. At which point silence seems better than writing anything!

18 February 2017

This is the President of the United States:

Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump
“The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @NBCNews, @ABC, @CBS, @CNN) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People!”

“Don’t believe the main stream (fake news) media.The White House is running VERY WELL. I inherited a MESS and am in the process of fixing it.”

Here was one reponse one twitter: “A journalist is a citizen. Who informs other citizens, as free citizens need. Some are killed doing it. I’m grateful to many who inform me.”

Trump’s hastily called 77 minute press conference yesterday was like watching a slow motion train wreck. But – he is not there to talk with the media. It is a who for his supporters.

“Fake media” to Trump is basically anyone that questions him; questions his methods, policies, beliefs. If you are not a Trump cheerleader he will turn on you. And his supporters love him for it.

Alas, poor Claudio. Leicester are a mess. He may not make it through the season. Champions one year – in danger of relegation the next.

5 February 2017

On my way back to Dubai….but will in heading to England again on the 8th.

Emirates has Westworld on tv this month. Like Person of Interest it is another Jonathan Nolan show….tv really is in a golden era right now; huge budget tv shows that because of the series format can develop characters and plots in a way that films cannot.

And of course binge watching….the likes of showtime, amazon, hbo and Netflix.


It was nice to be back in Bangkok. The city continues to boom. New hotels everywhere. Always plenty to see. Not all good. A city of extremes.

The Novotel on Sukhumvit soi 20 is a brand new hotel. Whoever designed the bathrooms had obviously never used it one.

Two Watford wins in the premiership this week. Winning at Arsenal was an unexpected bonus.