February 8-15, 2012
So, what did we actually eat at JW Marriott?
Black meets white.
Going where for lunch?
We interrupt our boring Bangkok lunch saga to honor a genius who pointed human minds in the right direction. No, Suzy, there is no God ... there was no Adam and Eve. We just evolved. Celebrate!
Back to food. This is the lobby of Bangkok's Hotel Kempenski.
A local Valentine's Day massacre.
BANGKOK: -- Two explosions happened in Sukhumvit Soi 71 or Phrakanong, the first one damaging a taxi at Soi Pridi Bhanomyong 31 and injuring the driver and three other people while the second one exploded in front of the Kasem Pittaya School at Soi Pridi Bhanomyong 35.
A foreigner was found with his two legs blown off at the scene of the second explosion.
The road has now been closed off to traffic as police are concerned there may be more bombs hidden in the area. Those living in the area are urged to remain indoors.
All of the injured have been transported to the Kluaynamthai Hospital except for the foreigner who was transported to Chulalongkorn Hospital.
Doctors at Kluaynamthai Hospital said 2 of the injured have ringing in their ears while 2 others have non-life threatening wounds.
Reports claim the foreigner who was injured threw 1st bomb at taxi and attempted to throw 2nd bomb at police but missed and blew off his own legs.
Police found Iranian currency at the scene of the 2nd explosion but they have not confirmed whether the foreigner is an Iranian national. Other reports claim he is of Lebanese descent.
Police also reported another explosion at Pridi Bhanomyong Soi 12, which is said to be the home of the foreigner.
PM Yingluck Shinawatra, who's on a provincial tour, has been informed of the bombings in Bangkok. Defense Minister ACM Sukumpol Suwanatat says he has ordered a check whether the explosions are a terrorist attack.
PS: The bomber lost his legs.
PPS: After that grisly bit I am sure you want to know what we ate at the Kempenski Hotel.
Rung and Name live about an hour's drive from our condo. Her house is on a soi (street) that is near (as the crow flies) the old Bangkok airport. But, taking the twisting sois makes it 500 runways away from Don Muang Airport. Their home was engulfed in a meter of water during the fall flood. Some of the damage can still be seen.
Next: Part III