In making this review, I
have tried to be as objective as possible.
As human beings, we tend to praise what is pleasing to us and criticize
what is unpleasant.
Praise, however, is just the expression of pleasure for a job well done,
forgetting that a job well done is just what should be expected.
On the other hand, criticism is sometimes part of a biased process that
arises from disappointment. Criticism must be well founded by the presence
Trying to be objective means analyzing facts without being blinded by
I am very strict in some Asian cases for the simple reason that some parts
of Asia have a reputation for a very fast delivery, whereas this is not
the rule in other parts of Asia or the world. I also must state that this
is not a quality but a characteristic.
Therefore, being strict is tuning in to previous experiences.
Just two days ago, I received the proofs a trilingual photographic book of
Macrocosmos which, because I had complete control over it, was
given to the printer three days ago and the proofs, still to my
astonishment, were presented the next day.
When ordering a custom sword that I know will be made by a number of
persons, I will be more strict than ordering from a specific smith who
This is obvious, for the simple reason that I will expect that a team will
produce faster than a single smith.
Having visited Thailand many times, I have always understood Thai people
as being very kind and courteous, and my visit to the
National Museum proved that same courtesy I found in hotels,
resorts, shops and during my visit to
where I met Kuhn Lung Boonsom.
All this preliminarily explained, we should now proceed to my