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Pearls of the Orient 3

Author: Willy Thorn
SKU: 9781005213695


Treasures from the East…Myanmar’s train hustlers…a bird’s eye view of cockfighting…the voluptuous Burmese alphabet…the floral baskets which blanket Bali…legends from Tiger Leaping Gorge…sumo in Japan & Buddhist monks in LPB…entrepreneurs with Indian silks & Khmer sandwiches … Hong Kong Filipina Sundays…all Lao’s many vowels…Miao Shan who became the alokitesvara Guan Yin…& more pearls of the orient


Found treasures from the East … Myanmar’s best trained hustlers … a bird’s eye view of Southeast Asian cockfighting … the perfectly shaped Burmese alphabet … the floral baskets which blanket Bali’s gardens & streets … deep layers of Chinese legends unfolding in Yunnan’s Tiger Leaping Gorge … sumo in Japan & Buddhist monks on morning alms rounds in Luang Prabang … the beauty of Hijabs … street entrepreneurs with Indian silks & Khmer sandwiches … Hong Kong Filipina Sundays … the intricacies & complexities of Lao’s many vowels … & the mythical princess Miao Shan who became the Buddhist alokitesvara Guan Yin … all these & more Pearls of Orient

About Willy Thorn

Willy Thorn is a journalist & copywriter, author & artist.He was born in Milwaukee, raised in Rome & Minnesota, educated in Wisconsin & Washington DC & currently lives in Bangkok. He has worked as a sports columnist & beat writer, Capitol Hill reporter & international wire editor, arts critic, public relations specialist, art therapist, morning radio host, play-by-play sports announcer & rap promoter. He is a Buddhist meditation instructor, trained thru Thailand’s renowned Willpower Institute & an advisor on the institute’s English Foreign Language subcommittee.He currently works as a senior copywriter at Quo Global branding agency in Bangkok. He has also spent time as a copywriter & creative for McCann Shanghai & the larger Worldgroup & as a writer & language specialist for Craft Global.His creative campaigns include work for Coca-Cola, Samsung, Vivo, Sony, Philip Morris International (PMI); Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (Sabic), Mitsubishi Electric, Hi-Phi (electric cars), Marriott International, InterContinental Hotels Group, Lancome, Macy’s, Singha, Pernod, Glenlivet, Citibank, Mastercard, Ant Financial (China) & an array of Michelin-starred restaurants (among dozens of others).He has won awards at Cannes Lions (Grand Prize & Agency of the Year) as well as for sports writing & political columns, magazine features, theatre scripts, religious publications & photography.He is the author of more than 3o full-length books & plays. He has written extensively about sports, politics, Buddhist philosophy & Asian history & art – & also documented several hundred temples in Bangkok, Ayutthaya, Yangon, Vientiane & Kuala Lumpur.He proudly notes a Master’s Degree from Marquette University & books in both Washington’s Library of Congress & the Vatican Archives in Rome.His complete catalog is available thru the following publishers:AmazonApple iBooks Android AldikoBarnes & NobleSonySmashwords

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