January 20-31, 2009
A NEW DAWN!
Cool! We can log on from anywhere in the world and see our living room live. The camera is in the northeast corner of our living room. Can you tell the 'real' view from the camera view?
Bangkok has some very bizarre buildings ... thanks to the city's tolerant building codes. This featured place is about 300 meters from our condo so I pass it fairly frequently. What makes it so strange? It is shaped like a tall but very thin slice of pie ... like a very very poor and tiny pock marked version of New York's Flatiron building. It is really ugly. I am sure that at the wedge end its interior space is less than the space taken up by the support walls.
You can even see it from our condo ... but, it is a bit difficult to make-out from this perspective.
The insanely popular cache site of Bangkok-Corkscrew (http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=6adf2925-c584-43da-86b9-315f5a69dee9) has picked up a few more travelers since we last visited it. Its popularity, however, may be more due to the pretty Thai girls who watch over it rather than the lure of its contents. Whatever!
PS: I know that I am a bit nutty on food shots but these three dishes at Bangkok's Bacchus on Ruam Rudee are to kill for: Sydney oysters with fish eggs, Rocket Salad and Monk Fish.
PPS: I bet Joe felt this way after Mary emptied her twat.
Now that W is in Texas, political cartoons won't be as much fun as they have been during the past eight years. Anyway, here are two parting shots.
PS: The girls at Bangkok's PM Massage have prepared a special offering for Buddah on this eve of the Chinese New Year.
PPS: But, our local cat apparently is unmoved by the importance of the day.
PPPS: Though it is a bit hokey I rather fancy this cop 'umbrella' at the intersection of Sathorn and Surasak.
Wow! This is me seeing me. I can now see our Bangkok living room from anywhere in the world on my i-Pod ... and in full video, not just in snaps.
PS: The creepy pope waves again. Checking out a new altar boy?
You can tell that it was an uneventful day in Bangkok when THOCBDC posts photos of the new chandelier over the dining room table. Even Watcharee couldn't pull up any enthusiasm for the acquisition.
I need to visit Good Shit!
Today Watcharee got a Polaroid (*) shot with a former Miss Thailand and a current Thai super star. Autographed ... no less. OK, she did not shoot it herself; the publicist did.
(*) Maybe it was a Fuji film thing ... that brand may still have some shelf life left now that Land has left the world.
Today was the first time that I have been on the Skytrain in about 3 years. That's what cars will do to you.
The waiters at Bacchus along with one of the signature dishes.
THOCBDC's incredibly popular geocache site (http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=6adf2925-c584-43da-86b9-315f5a69dee9) had its 47th visitor in just the 51 weeks and 4 days of its life. Among the very recent visitors was a car key that wants to go to the US state of Montana.
PS: Earlier, Watcharee had an in-condo pedicure.