November 23-30, 2011
The water seems to be going down a bit.
"And the day will come when the mystical generation of Jesus, by the supreme being as his father in the womb of a virgin will be classed with the fable of the generation of Minerve in the brain of Jupiter. But may we hope that the dawn of reason and freedom of thought in these United States will do away with this artificial scaffolding, and restore to us the primitive and genuine doctrines of this most venerated reformer of human errors."
- Thomas Jefferson, Letter to John Adams, April 11, 1823
Our Thanksgiving Spanish Omelet.
Bangkok's River City, a once vibrant shopping center*, now seems deserted. A couple of years back the owners carried out a major renovation in hope of attracting shops and customers. It hasn't worked. Personally, I think the problems boil down to location, location, location. Though it is located next to The Sheraton Riverside Hotel it is not a magnet for tourists and locals.
My idea for the place: turn it into a River Patpong or a River Nana ... perhaps a River Cowboy. As it is on the river and as it has a dock this River Sin City could also sport a river red-light cruise using one of the many dinner-cruise ships in the area.
* Like 15 years ago.
We had to employ some creative garage parking to ensure that the drivers would have wide door access to their cars. Since passengers only ride in the S that car gets the middle.
Yes, I have very little to say today!
Our friend, Rung, gets an in-house hair cut. Afterwords Watcharee and Rung take food to the good hair day spirit.
PS: While the good-hair-spirit was dining on whatever I was having my favorite soup at The Plaza Athenee Hotel's Rain Tree restaurant.
On the one hand you have Catholics with Mary's belt; and on the other hand you have lots of dresses for the Bangkok Car Wash's spirits.
Though the chance of flood waters hitting this part of central Bangkok are now pretty remote our condo association is remaining cautious.