And We’re Back!

Although technically there is no “winter” in Thailand, the winter holidays are over and school starts up again today! Whooop! no? Just me? I found myself sleeping like a baby last night, mainly because I have the mental capacity of one. Usually, I find it impossible to fall asleep before going back to school for the…

School’s Out For Winter!

This is the end, beautiful friends and the winter break begins now. We’ve had a term with good times and bad times (we know we’ve had our share). But nonetheless we managed it, we made it through the wilderness, somehow we made it through the tests (of academic skill and friendship alike). As the gregorian calendar…

Enlightened Lyrics: Buffalo Soldier

Ira man, welcome on back to Enlightened Lyrics. This post marks the return of Enlightened Lyrics, and we’re starting off strong with a song by the legendary Bob Marley himself, the title says “Buffalo Soldier” and it’s not lying. Well then, I hope you’re excited for the return of the segment and join me again…

Enlightened Lyrics : How to Save a Life

Welcome to the 21st century, this week’s enlightened lyrics comes from the year of 2005. Which is really recent in comparison with my other posts. I have to admit that I was aware of this song, but I hadn’t thought about it for a while until I was reminded last week by Ashe in G12,…

Conspiracy Theories: Roswell and Assorted UFOs

Note: The History channel has some weird embed links and they don’t seem to work, so I’ve linked the videos, but you’ll have to physically click on them to watch them (ugh, I hate clicking on links, it’s such a menial inconvenience, urgh). Get your tin foil hats out, because this week’s conspiracy theory is about…

Enlightened Lyrics: Smoke on The Water

DUN DUN DUNN DUN DUN DA DUN DUN DUN DUNN DUN DUN That (sort of) is the iconic introduction to this week’s Enlightened Lyrics’ subject of analysis. That’s right, Smoke on the Water by Deep Purple. This 1972 song is off their 6th studio album, entitled “Machine Head”. Though it didn’t reach number one on any…

Paws & Pens: Psychobabble – A Poem

KIS Today is proud to see the return of the “Paws & Pens” series. We post creative writing done by KIS students. Do you have a brilliant poem or short story you would like to share? Send your entries to Saloni (G10) at stsaloni@edu.kis.ac.th or to Ms. Janice at janice@edu.kis.ac.th. PREFACE: I do not know what…

Enlightened Lyrics: The Living Years

Before we start, I’m running out of ideas. I’ve got a couple more already written, but I need more songs that might be interesting to explore. So if you’d kindly tell me in the comments below I’d be dead chuffed. -Thomas This week we dive into this song by Mike + The Mechanics from 1988…

Conspiracy Theories: 9/11

Last Sunday (the one before yesterday) was the 15th year since the September 11th attacks in 2001, often abbreviated to 9/11. Almost 3000 casualties, 4 planes, two towers (you could say they were twins), the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania. The Twin Towers, part of the World Trade Centre, were hit by a plane…

Enlightened Lyrics: I Don’t Like Mondays

  You’ve probably not heard of this song, it’s from the year of 1979. Yes, 1979. The Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan in December (not the brightest idea the Soviets have had, not as bad as adopting “communism” though), Maggie Thatcher got elected in May and Michael Jackson released one of his best albums in August:…