October 8-16, 2009
After a bad day in traffic there is nothing like a couple of hours in a spa.
My friend Dan (from Shanghai and Taipei) was impressed with the advanced technology found in Bangkok's electric grid.
From: Dan Shen
Sent: Thu, Oct 8, 2009 9:18 am
Subject: electric wires
In order to remembers these electric wires in Bangkok, Jill took this picture with wires as part of background.
There is a little pier by the Sheraton Hotel in Bangkok that very few people visit. I have only been there twice. But, it is fun.
Our friend, Oh, and her husband, Jum, visited us for lunch today. Watcharee and Oh worked together at The Oriental. And, I have known her for almost 10 years.
This looks like Thai friendship week. Whatever ... two of Watcharee's college friends came by for lunch (Yes, we do a lot of lunches).
But, what scares me is the height of the crane next door.
Am sending this from "Bread" as my WiFi is off.
Whatever ... a rainy night!
Yesterday was a very wet day (as my photos promised). Bangkok set a 25 year record for the amount of rain that it received. We got in excess of 200mm (*) of water in a few short hours. You can imagine what happened: 30 minute commutes turned into 2 hour stuck-in-the-same spots, Internet speeds dropped to single digit bytes per hour and, worst of all, Nana ran out of beer. (**)
* For Yard, Foot and Inches people that is almost 6 ( ... OK, 5.7) 35mm film canisters piled on top of each other.
** Trucks (lorries) from the breweries were sitting in water up to their fenders.
Breaking news: "Somewhere in Poland Christ got a broken heart. Apparently some clumsy priest dropped of a piece of Jesus meat (Eucharist) on the floor and a few days later this homogenized (*) bit of his stuff turned into something red. When put under a microscope scientific eyes found heart meat."
But, maybe the truth is something else: a joke on an ignorant priest ... the priest is a murderer (think dead Nun).
(*) The Catholic Church teaches that the cracker when blessed by a priest turns into the actual meat of the son of God. But, it is not a slice from any particular part of his kid; rather it is a whipped up concentration of all parts of the guy. Yep, bowel linings, nasal hair, scrotum, sweat glands, toe nails, ear wax, rectal sphincter and any other appetite-putting-off-piece that you can think of.
Religion sucks ... food, family and friends are cool.
PS: If you are caught in a rainstorm in Bangkok and you have a Thai wife you need to have a witness as to why you are late.
This was the blackest cat that I have ever seen. Even his green eyes had black lids.
He fell in love with my car. Is this a good sign or a bad sign?
He refused to leave my hood even after I started the engine.
(*) At least it was not on Friday the 13th.
Next: Part III