Category Archives: Articles

  1. Muay Ying in Thailand: Is the Glass Half Empty or Half Full?


    January 7, 2015 by Melissa Ray

    “Hey Melissa, why don’t you write an article on the current status of Muay Ying (women’s Muay Thai) in Thailand…?” …
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  2. End of Year Post

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    December 31, 2014 by Melissa Ray

    Well, it’s 31st December, 2014 and I feel I should mark the end of another year with some kind of …
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  3. Blood, Sweat and Fears


    October 11, 2014 by Melissa Ray

    This article was my first ever piece of personal writing, published in Escape from America Magazine (now Escape Artist) in …
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  4. The Mosquito’s Friend

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    October 2, 2014 by Melissa Ray

    “If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.” ― Dalai Lama XIV We’ve …
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  5. My impressions of the new Lumpinee Boxing Stadium


    February 27, 2014 by Melissa Ray

    When news of the impending closure of Lumpinee Boxing Stadium on Rama IV Road was announced several months ago, Muay …
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  6. Back to Bangkok


    December 6, 2012 by Melissa Ray

    Jet lag—or desynchronosis—is a physiological condition resulting from alterations to the body’s circadian rhythms caused by rapid long-distance transmeridian travel. …
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  7. Krabi Rape Scandal and the Meaning of Dinner in Thailand


    November 22, 2012 by Melissa Ray

    Is taking a Thai woman out to dinner essentially a request for sex and is that the expected conclusion? Was …
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  8. Big Gambling


    October 16, 2012 by Melissa Ray

    October 4th saw a huge card at Rajadamnern Boxing Stadium and a huge crowd—with a reported 8,000 spectators crammed into …
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  9. Hormones and Muay Thai


    September 17, 2012 by Melissa Ray

    July’s WBC bantamweight boxing fight between Thailand’s Usanakorn Kokietgym and Australia’s Susie Ramadan in Melbourne, Australia was a subject of …
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  10. Muay Thai on the Brain


    September 12, 2012 by Melissa Ray

    (Ding ding) “Round one…..” I breathed deeply and stepped towards the centre of the ring. It was one of my …
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