February in Bangkok, Part II

After Part I

February 7-13, 2005

Monday, February 7, 2005

The Fitness Centre at The Oriental Hotel is about to get a major renovation. In June and July it will shut down completely while several construction teams take over the place. This is a bummer for me; I'll have to find a temporary spot.


This also means that Ms.Lain and Ms. Charoensombut will be working different jobs at The Oriental during the big refitting.


Can any of our readers tie Ms. Lain to previous pictures? Check her abs.


Tuesday, February 8, 2005

Important guests next door?


Wednesday, February 9, 2005 (Chinese Lunar New Year)

Last night we went to the Night Market across the road from Lumpini Park. We have not been there since Patty and Ellie visited us ... Jesus, that seems like eons ago. Again, it is (was) the strange mannequins that catches (caught) the eye.

Watcharee drove; I was chauffeured.



PS: Pom with her new haircut.


Thursday, February 10, 2005

Do you remember the girl with a diamond in her tooth? She has recently replaced it with a ruby.


Give up? OK ... go here and here.


PS: These are for Don Bull:


Friday, February 11, 2005

Any guesses on this one? Read the fine print, too.


Saturday, February 12, 2005

It's that time again. We have about 36 hours of flights and airport lounges ahead of us.


Saturday, February 13, 2005

Just like last time we flew to Miami ... it was exactly 30 hours from door to door. The in-flight pictures were taken on the Bangkok - Frankfurt 11 1/2 hour 'leg'.


Reader M. from Hotmail writes about a curious connection that THOCBDC never considered when touring the sewers of Paris. I wonder if Becky made the tie; I doubt it.

Hello Alf,

I found your post card collection of Parisian sewers. I arrived directly from google, and only then did I navigate the world of corkscrew-balloon. I was baffled for a moment. Then I got it! This is the website of someone who likes corkscrews and balloons and other things.

I was surprised by one omission. The Parisian sewer system is anecdotally connected to corks and thus corkscrews. Upon the mighty rivers of sewage floated many corks and these were skimmed off the top, sold to perfume bottlers, and recycled into smaller corks for "eau de toilette".

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