Bangkok, July 2009

After June

July 1-8, 2009

Wednesday, July 1, 2009 (Pre-journal)

My daughter, Christy, and her husband, Bernie, recently returned from a camping trip in eastern Washington.

A few photos from our trip to eastern Washington.

Love,
Christy


Wednesday, July 1, 2009

My Mac comes with a quick but limited photo editing program. It is not as sophisticated as Photoshop but it is very easy to use. On the "effects" matrix I can:

1) B/W
2) Sepia
3) Antique
4) Fade color
5) Boost color
6) Matte
7) Vignette
8) Edge blur
9) Maximum Highlights
10) Maximum Shadow
11) Or Just Leave It Alone

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Today I played chauffeur when we took some of Watcharee's relatives out to lunch at a nearby hotel.


Friday, July 3, 2009

Our neighbor, the Ritz Hotel, is getting a floor.


Saturday, July 4, 2009 (Pre-journal)

It came packed with the June 4, 2009 front page of The Roanoke Times. It took nine days to get here. It carried $39.86 in postage. It weighed 5 pounds and 7 ounces. Any guesses?


My Expat friend, Paul, from up north in Thailand says what is so right:

-----Original Message-----
From: farang
To: Corkscrew
Sent: Sat, Jul 4, 2009 6:38 pm
Subject: Schlepping

Hey, hanging out at the Airport Plaza Mall in Chiang Mai beats schlepping around the Boca Town Center Mall any day.


Saturday, July 4, 2009

It was Don's best ever corkscrew book ... though I wish it had been the cuties in my expat friend's pix.


Sunday, July 5, 2009

OMG, I have never seen the Shangri La Hotel this empty.


Monday, July 6, 2009 (Asanha Bucha Eve)

Rain and food and offerings to the Spirits.


Tuesday, July 7, 2009 (Asanha Bucha)

Where are they going?


PS: It's hard to see clearly in these quick shots, but the guy who was watching Obama's speech at Notre Dame accompanied him to Moscow, too.


Wednesday, July 8, 2009 (Khao Phansa - Beginning of Budhist Lent)

Our condo was paid a surprise visit by some of Watcharee's hair dressers. They are a giggly cute group.

Next: Part II

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