As Thailand enters its third week under military rule and pledges of reform, the National Centre for Peace and Order (NCPO) is being bombarded by requests and suggestions.
When elections are eventually called, we will be bombarded by campaigns designed to win as many votes as possible.
Shelter is recognised as one of the four basic needs for survival. But as we know, a shelter is not a home until those who dwell there feel they belong.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them," said Aristotle.
Last year, 70 journalists were killed, many caught in the crossfire of armed hostilities. Fourteen more have suffered the same fate this year. Also last year, 211 journalists were imprisoned for their work.
A night on Phaholyothin Road followed by a visit to a nursing home in Pathum Thani shed light for me on how low-income poor Thais are preparing for the ageing society.
Thailand was ranked 47th for technology infrastructure among 60 economies included in the IMD's 2013 World Competitiveness Ranking.
At a glance, Thailand's economy remains resilient to political turmoil that has led to five months without permanent government and no sign of an election date to bring an end to the power vacuum.
Over 30 years ago, I thought my family in Khon Kaen was among the first in Thailand to get a TV set. It was black and white, of course, but we kids had no problem imagining the colours of what we saw on screen.
The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat) has hosted media trips to several countries over the past few years.