To those of you have chosen to follow this Blog or sneakily RSS it so I can't see you. I just wanted to take the time to say Happy Christmas. We are shutting up shop today for the Christmas period having just taken delivery of our newly sharpened logos from Wangbar. Many thanks to Ewan for turning these around for the New Year. We also wanted to leave you with something seasonal from our informal Senior Policy Advisor, and Academic at Bath School of Management, Tony Roath. Originally from the Bangkok Post's business section, here is an analysis of Santa's logistics.
Celebrating Christmas in a Buddhist country like Thailand requires advance planning, flexibility and a good imagination. However, even though Thais do not take a holiday _ Christmas would have to be the most enthusiastically celebrated festive event of the year. In fact throughout Southeast Asia _ the Christmas supply chains have not only been stocking up with good will but in supplying the thousands of tonnes of decorations, artificial trees, tinsel, coloured lights, Santa costumes and artificial snow. With presents under the tree and unable to wait any longer, Christmas this year is a very special time to have a well-deserved break and put behind us a year of tragedy, floods, earthquakes and cyclones.