June 2006 in Bangkok, Part II

After Part I

June 2006

Thursday, June 8, 2006

Would these vehicles drive with impunity in California?

Friday, June 9, 2006

Sandra sends another snake picture. It looks dead; so I am not sure what her message is.

PS: Today's Lesbo shot:

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Last night we returned to Prime, a restaurant in the new Hilton Millennium hotel. This time we took two of Watcharee's friends from the bank: Lek and Guy. [Yes, you have seen them before ... the last time was probably at The Peninsula.]

Though oysters on the half shell remained my 'de rigueur' for starters, I went from beef to fish for the main course.

For the others ... well, they went for other things.

We had the usual waitresses.

Sunday, June 11, 2006 (Pre-journal)

America's own (Bizarro) is borrowing from Bangkok's Stephff.

Sunday, June 11, 2006

From last Friday until this Wednesday Thailand is celebrating the 60th anniversary of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej's assent to the throne. The high point will take place on Monday with the Royal Barge Procession.

Of the 29 existing royal families in the world, 28 of them are sending their actual sovereign or a high ranking member of their royal family to Bangkok for the festivities. Many of them are staying at The Oriental hotel and the Shangri-La hotel; both places very near River Garden.

Since all of the foreign royals are arriving by airplane the road from the airport to the hotels will be at their command. Actually, the Bangkok police are making sure that every foreign royal motorcade is preceded and followed by a vacuum ... space that's free of serf-mobiles. This means that Bangkok's normally clogged traffic arteries will have big pockets of air stuck between the royal blood flows, at least for a day or so inward bound and a day or so outward bound.

What am I getting at?

Today I foolishly tested the traffic in my neighborhood.

That 26.5 Litres per 100 Kilometers translates into 8.87 miles per gallon. And 49 minutes to travel 2 kilometers (@1.6 miles). At an average speed of 3 kph (@2 mph).

PS: Last night's dinner was Suki:

Monday, June 12, 2006

Waiting for the Royals:

Sometimes a man likes to eat by himself:

Monday, June 13, 2006

Watching the Royals and more waiting for the Royals.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

A dirty little secret!

We have lived at River Garden for about four years and it is hard for me to believe that there is a room in our apartment that I did not know existed. But, that is the case.

Though we have a maid's bedroom behind the kitchen ... a room that we currently use as a luggage/store room ... it somehow never occurred to me that a live-in maid just might need a place to shower and shit.

This afternoon I opened the door that leads from the 'luggage' room to the area that holds the air conditioning units and I saw another door off to the right. Behind it was the dirty little secret: tub, toilet and shower ... all in one.

PS: No wonder Bill turned to "that woman [*]" for a BJ.

[*] AKA Monica.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Today we drove out to the Royal Thai Air Force Museum. It is located behind the Bangkok International Airport. It is a pretty impressive place; four hangers and a lot of open space house airplanes that were flown in Thailand from 1913 onward.

Included in the collection is a Model I Corsair which is the only one of its kind remaining in the world. Also, there is a Japanese Tachikawa of which there are only two left.

The museum has quite an eclectic selection of flying machines: Bell helicopters, a DC3 (Dakota version), Spitfires, Sikorski choppers, Pipers, Cessnas and even an F-84.

The place is rarely visited by tourists. In fact, when we were there only one other person was walking amidst the wings and props.

Next: Part III

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