August 8-15, 2010
Bangkok's Lumpini Park is the home of a number of Geocaches. I was in search of one cache named "Sag". I looked in all the right places but it was not to be found. But, how could it have gone missing when it was so well guarded? Perhaps the protectors ate it.
Living in the skyscraper side of Bangkok is nice, especially when the sun goes down ... but, I also miss the river 24/7.
"Ben" on the Skyscraper forum posted this shot of our old neighborhood.
PS: Today Watcharee and Rung went to the Weekend Market (vegetable section)* to buy food for the gods. These local gods inhabit the spirit house 26 floors below us. Watcharee and Rung delivered the food to them. Tomorrow more food will be laid on our own table for some visiting monks who will come to our condo to bless it.
* I am pleased that the Thai police have a separate vegetable unit that guarantees vegetable integrity.
PPS: I can't resist lawyer's jokes.
Today three senior monks from Ayuthaya arrived to 'bless' our condo. Yesterday you saw some of the vegetable acquisitions for the holy meal. Today the warm dishes for the event arrived (from Curries & More) along with four kitchen helpers. Once the food was unloaded into the kitchen and after the helpers left we stood around and waited for the monks to arrive. Once they were here the three of them went into a long and deep prayer mode. After the final prayers left their mouths the food made its way in. After they ate we ate. Our condo is now safe from harm.
PS: Only the publisher knows that it's fiction.
PPS: Mother's Day on Silom Road.
Storm clouds over Bangkok on this gloomy Friday the 13th. Best not to leave home.
On July 28th THOCBDC showed you what happened to one of the large trees in Lumpini Park. Apparently a freak wind gust (or an arbor terrorist with a tractor) toppled one of the grand trees near the entrance to the park. At that point it looked like what was once a beautiful living thing would become firewood, planks for coffin lids, wood dolls, tooth picks or even pages of the Bangkok Post. Not so! Thailand, being the home of the world's greatest tree surgeons, sent its best and bravest into the park and we now have a tree on crutches. How long it will remain so 'challenged' I don't know. But, dear reader, please follow these pages to see how long our handicapped tree needs support.*
* Yes, it is ironic that the crutches of our tree are made from the limbs of other trees.1
1 Hmmmm ... maybe from its own limbs.
A search for another Lumpini Park cache only yielded more dragons. However, I did meet fellow cache seeker, James. He was there with his two pre-teen daughters who are bored out of their minds with cache hunting. Anyway, the place where the cache should have been only gave up dead dolls.
Next: Part III