October 1-14, 2002
I am still in South East Asia. However, for a period of about ten days I won't be able to log-on with the same regularity as in the past. Check back for hints.
Those of you who have seen "A Beautiful Mind" will start to see the connection.
I am going further afield than I had hoped. Who knows where it will now end.
"The Chao Phya river overflows its bank at the Sala Rim Nam."
[photo: Bangkok Post and Straits Times Wire Service to Malaysia]
Artist Sian Jones (of Cameron Balloons, Bristol, England) offers us this preliminary peek at an admittedly very small part of Jan (as 'it' will eventually be seen on CB4).
This picture will make more sense if the reader scrolls back to the 'posing' days ... days when young Jan had to share her bare bits with comfy cushions and vacuum cleaner parts and laundry baskets and ...
"The flooding in Bangkok continues ... Sunday should be the day when the crest of God's wrath reaches Biblical proportions ... the day when sin is finally washed from the city. Lordy ... Lordy ... Lordy ... Praise the Lord!"
- Rev. Timothy Weems, Landover Baptist Church weatherman.
[Photos credits: "Young" Timmy Weems Jr.]
Today's Oriental Hotel Employee News Letter reported that Fitness Club Receptionist Ning had to make do with a catered KFC chicken lunch ... as raging flood waters from the Chao Phya River kept her far from the delights of staff cafeteria.
I am bored.
I am anxious to get back to Bangkok.
"River Garden Survives Water Attack." 1
1 Lead story in the River Garden Tenant's Association Newsletter.
P.S. Sian Jones of the Cameron Balloon Works at Bristol (England) continues her work on CB-4's anatomy.
I may return very soon. In fact, by the time that this quasi-pseudo 'datal' entry reaches Internet portals I may be where I am supposed to be.
By the way, U.S. military satellite photography is now so sophisticated that it is even able to focus clearly and closely at the sandbags that are protecting the River Garden's rear lawn from the threatening flood waters of the Chao Phya River. The lack of rich colors and the annoying presence of that flat-look so common in commercial and early 'spy' satellites is now just a joke for the new brand techies over at Langley and the big boys at the NSC.
[photo credit: NSC.SAT.173ghb@R650E74.07a]
Though we are still a little ways from home my Sony's squeaky old hard disk has a lot of our earlier home life on its "C" drive. Can anyone guess when these two pictures first appeared at THOCBDC?
Digging deeper into the "C" Drive1 we find mock blood.
1 Hint: almost two years ago.
On the Sabbath these two 'comics' can be found everywhere.
"I" am getting closer to Bangkok.
Next: Back in Bangkok