Bangkok, June 2009
Part II

After Part I

June 2009

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The Ruam Rudi (Rudee*) Shopping Mall which is next door to us has a shop for every need. Fortunately, most of them serve food and drinks.

* Alternate spelling ... this is very common in Thailand.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Manhattan in Mahatun. (*)

(*) In our neighborhood.

PS This little girl is trilingual (Thai, Norwegian and English). Isabel is the daughter of our friend Tie and her Norwegian husband. She is six years old and is about to start the first grade. How did she manage to master three languages at such an early age? Easy: father is from Norway, mother from Thailand and they talk to each other in English. And, all three live in Norway but spend several months a year in Thailand.

And, at age six she says Golf is the prettiest katoey.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Watcharee and Ta 'Skype' each other over 11 time zones.

PS: You probably have to live in Thailand to really appreciate this political cartoon.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

It was a lazy do-nothing Saturday. I just took a stroll around our neighborhood and pointed my camera with absolutely no creativity.

Yesterday the daughter of our friend, Kig, dropped by. She is 21 years old and is a student majoring in Computer Sciences. She looks very much like her mother. (*)

(*) Of course, no daughter ever wants to hear that. I wonder why that is.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

After a long leisurely lunch what could be better than a 90 minute foot and shoulder massage? Well ... I guess ...

PS: Quick, GOOGLE "BNE". It struck close to home.

Monday, June 22, 2009

On a rainy night it is just so easy to order delivery food by computer; in this case soup, salad and ribs from the Bangkok branch of Tony Roma's.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Traffic, traffic, traffic, traffic, traffic ... finally food.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009 (Pre-journal)

OMG! Do you remember Prince Mongo? The guy from outer space who lived across the canal from our Florida house? Check out this YouTube bit on the guy. My guess is that this news report about him was done sometime in the 1960's or 1970's.

Next: Part III

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