September 23-30, 2008
Bernie's Lunch Report:
Today Christy and I went shopping at the local Thai market to get fresh ingredients for lunch. Watcharee gave Christy a Thai cooking lesson. They made three great noodle dishes, one dry and two soups. We did not eat shrimp but they looked good.
TIME is so timely.
Driving to the Athenee Residence.
PN Thai Massage is the home for this wildly popular cache.
Lunch at The Flow in the Millennium Hilton hotel with the real Sheraton across the river and its reflection reversed in The Flow's window.
PS: We are going to miss this view.
How many of you remember Johnny and Luther Htoo, the chain smoking twins gifted with supernatural powers? Don't you remember God's Army? Well, the Bangkok Post does in its SPECTRUM section (Vol. 1, No. 4 ---September 28-October 4, 2008).
Google links to THOCBDC archives:
1. Daddy Htoo: Johnny said he did not want to start a family yet because every day he still thinks of other God's Army members. And news of people tortured, robbed, ...
2. May in Bangkok, Part IV: You can't remember Luther and Johnny ... the cigar smoking twins from Burma who 'inspired' God's Army? OK, take a quick click at this. ...
3. Bangkok, November 23, 2000 and beyond: Were the notorious Htoo brothers (Luther and Johnny) and their Army of God behind all of this? Or, was this just another provocation from the East ...
4. Bangkok Forever? ... Part VIII: Kanchanaburi - The warrior twin child leaders of God's Army have temporarily laid down their arms and taken refuge in a remote Burmese village opposite ...
5. Bangkok When the Leaves Turn, Part IX: The boy soldiers, believed now to be in their early teens, led the God's Army ethnic Karen guerrilla group for years. The two fought against the Burmese ...
For starters it was an exciting morning at the Athenee Residence: our washer and dryer were delivered and building's window washers were hard at work.
PS: For those whose taste has just been whetted by Friday's visit to one of my wildly popular caches THOCBDC now takes you to the parking lot of Bangkok's Galleria Restaurant where my famous LAMPLIGHTER cache hides.
Nine years of wires!
Since the end of 1999 I have acquired an incredible number and variety of wires and the connections that fit on their ends. The packing team is seen here dusting off, wiping down and bagging away more than 150 stringy bits and bulbous pieces that over the years and in many different countries were the necessary lifelines that allowed THOCBDC to tap into electricity from the mains and deliver digital stuff to the phones.
And those are just the spare wires that haven't been used in years.
PS: This afternoon our contractor made the first small delivery of some of the built-ins for our condominium. They have yet to be assembled and given their final stains; but it is the beginning of the end. Of course, the floors have been covered with thick paper to protect the surface while the work continues over the next couple of weeks.