Bangkok, August 2009
Part II

After Part I

August 9-16, 2009

Sunday, August 9, 2009 (Lisa's Birthday)

My geocache "Watched over by Pretty Thai Girls" is getting full. Now I need three containers to hold the bits and pieces that come here from all over the world. The cache is painfully obvious but I expect the seekers come here more for the name than for the hunt. And, they can get a massage.

Monday, August 10, 2009

River City is getting a face lift. Eight months from now it will look sort of like this. For the past few days River City has hosted a Mothers Day garden sale ... presumably this is something good for Mother Earth and all the mothers (and fathers) who are here selling their greens.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009 (Pre-journal)

My friend, Dan, from Shanghai and Taipei sent me this brilliant scientific study.

The average man will spend almost 43 minutes a day staring at 10 different women.

That adds up to 259 hours - almost 11 days - each year, making a total 11 months and 11 days between the ages of 18 and 50.

But researchers found that the males of the species are not the only ones admiring the opposite sex as women sneak a peek at six men for just over 20 minutes a day, on average. That adds up to almost six months spent admiring men from afar between the ages of 18 and 50.

The poll of 3,000 people revealed the supermarket as the location for the most ogling, followed by a pub and nightclub.

Women rely on the traditional "ogling hotspots" with pubs or bars their most popular locations.

But whilst the majority of men and women feel flattered at being gazed at, guys are more likely to enjoy it with 19 per cent saying it makes them feel happy, compared to just nine per cent of women.

Instead, 16 per cent of girls are just left feeling uncomfortable, while 20 per cent say it embarrasses them.

Over 40 per cent of women stated eyes as the first attraction whilst the same amount of men admitted their eyes were immediately drawn to a women's figure.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Looking every which way (OK, west and south east) at sunset time.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009 (Mothers Day) (*)

Being Mothers Day the traffic in Bangkok was almost non-existent.

(*) Do we need an apostrophe here? I think it is plural so we don't need one. My own Mom thought it was was possessive and aimed at her so I used a ' (or, an '?). BTW, in Thailand Mothers Day is on the Queen's birthday so it is a changeable holiday ... well, changeable when Queens change. ENOUGH!

PS: We had a beautiful sunset today.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Being unemployed has its benefits. But, we still have to worry about Swine Flu. (*)

(*) N1H1? Or, is it H1N1?

Friday, August 14, 2009

What disaster is Q House (Phloenchit) hiding?

The First Stage Expressway (aka Chalerm Mahanakhon Expressway) runs in a roughly north/south direction past our condo. This afternoon all three lanes of north bound traffic was brought to a halt because of something that happened behind Q House. The lanes south of Q House are jammed for as far as the eye can see. The lanes north of Q House are empty. Perhaps THOCBDC will never know what happened behind Q House.

But, with all great tragedies come minor tragedies. After the traffic starts to move a woman driving a dark sedan discovers that something is amiss with her engine. She lifts the hood (bonnet) and peers inside. Not knowing what do do she screams "HELP". Within seconds a 'good Samaritan' appears, hooks her car to the rear of his truck and proceeds to tow her away. The last view that THOCBDC has of the vehicle is when it passes behind Q House. But, the vehicle never reappears on the far side of Q House.

Is there a Black Hole behind Q House?

PS: Walt wrote: "Hey Corkscrew - that's a nice plant on your balcony there. I'll give one week before it dies by desiccation from the winds. Do you wanna make a bet on it or has it died already?"

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Lumpini Park is really eco-friendly.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Another cool Bangkok sunset.

PS: Christy vs. Walt:

hey corkscrew- i will have a botanical smack-down with walt and bet that plant does fine on your balcony. i have seen watcharee care for your outdoor plants. and it is a we bit tropical out there on your porch.


PS: This from Pam. "Best Licence Plate"

PS: This, too, from Pam.

You saw a couple in an intimate pose, right?

Interestingly, research has shown that young children cannot identify the intimate couple because they do not have prior memory associated with such a scenario.

What they will see, however, is the nine dolphins in the picture! So, I guess we've already proven you're not a young innocent child.

Now, if it's hard for you to find the dolphins within 6 seconds, your mind is SO corrupted that YOU probably need help!

Next: Part III

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