I write this post with a very heavy heart, as a guest, a bystander, and more important as someone who has made Thailand home.

In many conversations with other Expatriates, and Thais we as locals understand the views of both sides.

More important, we must know our place, we are guest here, and must respect the views of all despite the pain it is causing everyone.

Thais are wonderful people, who are proud and vigilant. The land of smiles, has turned for the moment into the land of tears.

Yet when the smoke clears, the reality of a bigger battle will come into view, the Global battle of economic survival.

I as many other silent citizens of the heart of this great country hope this crisis ends soon with no more victims than it has already claimed.

Please don't judge our Thai brothers and sisters as if they are a mob, they are not. They are only caught up in a unbalanced battle of misunderstood wills.

I will as I do now, hold strong that this shall pass, and all will be whole again.

peace/love/honor,
dom