Monthly Archives: December 2010
Tomorrow is the Gregorian New Year Years Eve and Saturday will begin the Gregorian New Year- January 1, 2011. Thais observe this New Years celebration and have massive Happy New Year 2011 signs, parties and “count downs”. But, the Thais … Continue reading
My friend is visiting for the Holidays, mellow person, world traveler, friendly, over 40, CEO of a large company. He finished a solid day of sightseeing with a trip to MBK. MBK is an indoor flea market. Not really, but … Continue reading
At least for two days. Soi Lang Suan has a Christmas market, two of the four lanes on the street are closed. While many of the goods on offer are the same that can be found in various markets around … Continue reading
Ugh. At some point I knew it would come- the USA meddling in Thai politics. From the Wikileaks cables it appears the USA knew in advance of the 2006 coup and approved; it also appears the USA has continued to … Continue reading
I hear a lot more Christmas music in Bangkok than I ever did in San Francisco. Haircut time- I visit the L’Oreal salon to visit Khun Pen and have my $9 cut and wash. I used to pay $65 for … Continue reading
Wikileaks are causing a stir in Thailand. The heads of state in Singapore had some disparaging comments about all their neighbors, always fun to read about leaders engaging in second grade name-calling. The real stir is about what can and … Continue reading
Evergreens are not a common site in a hot climate, I never knew Palm Trees would make look so nice all decked out for Christmas….
5 December is His Majesty the King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s birthday, วันเฉลิมพระชนมพรรษา พระบาทสมเด็จพระเจ้าอยู่หัว in the Thai language. The King is the father of all Thai people, 5 December is also Father’s Day (“WAN PHO HENG CHAT” – วันพ่อแห่งชาติ). Massive festivities are … Continue reading
The big mango is decorated…..
Read the following news alert about alcohol sales in Bangkok during December 2010: “Due to the pre-vote and the upcoming by election, the sale of alcohol will be banned from Dec 3-5 and Dec 11-12 in the following areas: Bang Kor … Continue reading