June 7-16, 2009
Memories of yesterday (literally).
Some snaps from yesterday.
The cache returns to Bangkok:
This is from Kevin.
pretty much says it all ... Huh?
PS: Another gem from Kevin:
Hope you guys had a good flight back to BKK.
PPS: Today I spent some of the afternoon walking around my first Bangkok home: The Oriental.
It was time to offer the Spirits some food. Watcharee had set up three dining venues. Unfortunately, two of them (those inside our condo) went without customers (what a waste of food). The third table which was located outside of our building was empty of food within an hour (the security guard in that area always looks well fed).
Yesterday's post brought a publication from The Oriental (now The Mandarin Oriental) which faced off with a photograph taken in the Author's Lounge of the hotel. It showed Kurt (at the top) surrounded by many of the people who work at The Oriental. Titled "The Legend Retires" it showcased on the inner pages many of the important people who stayed at The Oriental during Kurt's 43 year reign. But, getting back to the cover, Watcharee and I know a large number of those working faces.
Last night I browsed all of it while eating raw fish and drinking Chardonnay.
I paid a visit to PN Massage today in order to check on the contents of one of my caches ... and to get a foot massage. All went well.
The Bangkok Post Mini-Marathon passed through the Nana area of Bangkok early this morning. Most of the spectators at this point in the race were hookers who had just punched out from their night shift.
What a thunderstorm ... followed by a fantastic rainbow. Even my 18mm lens could not capture the full 180 of it.
This is the heaviest downpour that I have ever seen in Bangkok. It was accompanied by a symphony of lightning and thunder. And despite this our Food By Phone meal was delivered by one very wet motorcycle driver. (*)
(*) Sorry, no food shots.
Next: Part II