February 17-21, 2011
My friend, Dan, from Shanghai and Taipei sent these photos of Shanghai taken at the time of Chinese New Year.
PS: Oh shit!
By THE NATION
Published on February 17, 2011
The red shirts will hold a mass rally on Saturday to protest against the detention without bail of their seven leaders, lead organiser Thida Thawornseth said yesterday, highlighting the planned march around Bangkok.
"On February 19, the red shirts will show up in unprecedented numbers," Thida said, hinting at a show of strength ahead of Monday's bail hearing for the seven leaders. The planned activities include the kick-off of the rally at Ratchaprasong at 1pm and march to the Supreme Court building near Sanam Luang at 3pm, via Pratunam, New Phetchburi Road and Rajdamnoen Avenue.
Following the afternoon rally at the high court, the red shirts will gather for their evening activities at Democracy Monument.
Pheu Thai MP Jatuporn Promphan called on the Criminal Court to grant bail to all seven leaders and not selectively release just some of them. He said he had heard the court might approve two of seven bail applications.
"Should the bail be approved just for Kokaew Pikulthong and Weng Tojirakarn, then I object," he said, threatening to double the number of protesters for every bail rejection.
He said he was willing to renounce his parliamentary immunity in order to be in prison along with the seven.
On today's Full Moon the spirits at Suan Plu Road get local attention
Does your 7 Eleven sell this?
Ours doesn't either. My dinner came from Ad Makers (chicken satay) and Curries & More (the rest).
Watcharee and I had a long and leisurely lunch at L'Espace, the Mandarin Oriental's restaurant located in Siam Paragon. Watcharee opted for the three courses on the menu while I chose a selection of three appetizers (Guacamole, Diced Salmon and a strange beef dish).
Among my favorite Bangkok dining spots is "Pancakes Push-cart". Today I found it in front of my Ruam Rudi Massage Parlor.
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