Friday, 9 May 2008
What Is Matt?
The crowd passes our gate during the Songkhran New Year water festival
Vanity of vanities! This is to tell you two things.
Firstly my new book, MY THAI GIRL AND I is on Asia Books' bestseller list. Amazing!
More importantly, for anyone interested in Thailand there's a great new on-line listing of the top hundred blogs about the Kingdom.
If you go to www.whatismatt.com/top100/ you'll find them listed on a combination of Page Rank, Technorati (WhatisTechnorati?!) and user votes. (Or click on the link to the right and at his home page click 'Top 100'.)
So if you've enjoyed my blog, please vote for THAI GIRL! Scroll down to find THAI GIRL and click on the fifth star! The traffic on this blog is not massive so, just like Hillary, I need your votes.
Vanities apart, the Top 100 is an excellent listing and I have found some fascinating and useful sites about Thailand that I didn't know existed.
Matt himself is a young Englishman who was working in Bangkok but has now escaped to Phuket where he is a freelance journalist. The byeline on his very popular blog is 'The Lost Boy'. Matt is a fan of the late singer songwriter, Nick Drake. Sometime ago there was a documentary about Nick which was called 'The Lost Boy', hence the name.
Matt was intrigued when I told him that Nick was my childhood friend and that on the new CD of his early recordings called 'Family Tree' one of the essays about Nick in the sleeve notes is by none other than me.