Retired independent researcher of Filipino, Javanese and Thai culture, currently working on his field biography, such as Doing Thailand; the anthropologist as a young dog in Bangkok in the 1960s. Bangkok: White Lotus 2007, Doing Java; an anthropological detective story. Yogyakarta: Kanisius, 2006, and Professional Stranger; Doing Thailand in its most violent decade. A field diaryBangkok: White Lotus 2009. He recently completed his swan song, Situating Filipino Civilisation in SoutheastAsia; Reflections and Observations. Saarbruecken: LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing (priont-to-order edition, ISBN 978-3-659-13083-0) 2012.