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Paul Spencer Sochaczewski

Things That Go Bump in the Night

Posted on 05. Apr, 2010 by in News and Events

AmCham Dusit Thani Hotel Bangkok, Thailand February 23, 2010 

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Exploring Your Personal Odyssey

Posted on 05. Apr, 2010 by in News and Events

Workshop and Writers’ Retreat ________ Bronwen Evans: bronwenannevans@gmail.com , Telephone +66 81 342 6234 or visit  www.faasai.com  FaaSai Resort and Spa Chanthaburi, Thailand 08.30-17.00  Saturday March 27, 2010 ________ Do you want to write your personal story but don’t know how to begin? This workshop retreat will give you the start you need to craft […]

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Things That Go Bump in the Night

Posted on 02. Apr, 2010 by in LECTURES

Things That Go Bump in the Night

  Share some Asian stories about things that defy western Cartesian logic.  Paul will tell of his conversation with the Sultan of Yogyakarta (Java) about the monarch’s love affair the Mermaid Queen.  He’ll explain why isolated Indian villagers are angry at the Monkey God Hanuman for not returning their sacred mountain. He’ll suggest why the […]

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Soul of the Tiger

Posted on 02. Apr, 2010 by in Books, Soul of the Tiger

Soul of the Tiger

Soul of the Tiger Searching for Nature’s Answers in Southeast Asia  Co-author: Jeffrey A. McNeeely Doubleday. New York. 1988.  ISBN 0-385-24225-5 Paragon. New York. 1988. Oxford University Press. Kuala Lumpur. 1991. ISBN 0 19 588573 2 Sho Koh Na. Japan. 1993. ISBN 4-88302-143-2 University of Hawai’i Press. Hawai’i. 1995.  ISBN 0-82481-669-2   Description Soul of […]

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The Sultan and the Mermaid Queen

Posted on 02. Apr, 2010 by in Books, Sultan and the Mermaid Queen

The Sultan and the Mermaid Queen

The Sultan and the Mermaid Queen Extraordinary Asian People and Places, and Things that Go Bump in the Night Editions Didier Millet. Singapore. 2008. ISBN 978-981-4217-74-3 Description The Sultan and the Mermaid Queen is a non-fiction collection of some 70 essays and articles which describe rarely written-about Asian people, places and events; most have appeared […]

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Tanah Air

Posted on 02. Apr, 2010 by in Books, Tanah Air

Tanah Air

Tanah Air Celebrating Indonesia’s Biodiversity Archipelago Press. Singapore. 1994. ISBN 981-3018-36-4 Description Paul Sochaczewski was the project concept initiator for this book, among the first (and arguably the best) of the large format books about Indonesia’s natural heritage.

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Eco Bluff Your Way to Greenism

Posted on 02. Apr, 2010 by in Books, Eco-Bluff

Eco Bluff Your Way to Greenism

Eco Bluff Your Way to Greenism The Guide to Instant Environmental Credibility Bonus Books, Inc. Chicago. 1991. ISBN 0-929387-22-8 Description Paul Sochaczewski (in this book writing as Paul Wachtel) and Jeffrey A. McNeely Green is the world’s trendiest color. Everybody wants to be seen as caring about the environment, but few people have the time […]

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Indonesian Heritage Series

Posted on 02. Apr, 2010 by in Books, Indonesian Heritage Encyclopedia

Indonesian Heritage Series

Indonesian Heritage Series 15-volume encyclopedia Archipelago Press. Singapore. 1996 Description I was on the Editorial Advisory Board for this ground-breaking 15-volume illustrated encyclopedia.  The series covers natural sciences, geography, history and art themes. It is the first comprehensive encyclopedia to embrace the rich natural and cultural heritage of the entire Indonesian Archipelago. Buy the book

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Malaysia: Heart of Southeast Asia

Posted on 02. Apr, 2010 by in Books, Heart of Southeast Asia

Malaysia: Heart of Southeast Asia

Malaysia: Heart of Southeast Asia Photographs by 46 of the World’s Finest Photographers Archipelago Press. 1991. Singapore. ISBN 981-002733-8 Description Paul Sochaczewski (in this book writing as Paul Wachtel) wrote about the nature of Malaysia in the long chapter “Nature: The Goddess with a Thousand Faces”.  The book features the specially-commissioned images of 46 of […]

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Books

Posted on 28. Jun, 2010 by in Books

Books

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Mona Lisa On My Mind

Posted on 30. Mar, 2010 by in Curious Travel

Mona Lisa On My Mind

Vietnamese artists search for that enigmatic smile HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam ______________ She has many identities and genders. She was kidnapped, maybe by Picasso. She lived in the Palace of Versailles. She spent time in Bonaparte’s bedroom. Nat King Cole, Cole Porter, Santana, Bob Dylan and Britney Spears sang about her. She appeared, twice, […]

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Go For the Goals

Posted on 12. Feb, 2010 by in Articles, Personal essays

Go For the Goals

GO FOR THE GOALS A modest proposal to save football/soccer BANGKOK, Thailand I write this shortly after Luis Suarez of Uruguay was quoted as proudly declaring that his blatant handball, with which he deflected a certain last-second Ghana goal in the 2010 World Cup, exceeded Diego Maradona’s famous ‘Hand of God’ goal which helped eliminate […]

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Kill Mosquitoes ‘Til They’re Dead

Posted on 30. Aug, 2009 by in Personal essays

Choreographing the singing chicken, goat and twin rabbits JAKARTA, Indonesia Incense is far from a simple commodity. It’s an essential component of Indonesian meditation. But add a swig of insecticide, manufacture it into coils that emit an insect-defying smoke, and you get that wonderfully Asian invention dubbed the mosquito coil.  Ridding the world of little […]

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“My Kid’s Gonna Be a Star”

Posted on 30. Aug, 2009 by in Golf

In Zimbabwe, as in New Jersey, all fathers live their dreams though their kids HARARE, Zimbabwe On the parched fairways of the Wingate Park Golf Club in Harare, Zimbabwe, Lewis Muridzo takes a break from his afternoon of lessons and does what fathers everywhere do.  He brags about his son. Tall, articulate and immaculately dressed, […]

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“Find ze kom-plee-ci-teh”

Posted on 30. Aug, 2009 by in Personal essays

Wearing a red nose helps business leaders love their inner warrior and avoid the “b” word NEW YORK “Take me out to the ball game…” I sing while approaching 17 other workshop participants who stare at me, partly in collegial encouragement, partly out of voyeuristic pleasure that it is me up on stage and not […]

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