Okay, I am getting soft- even I feel it is cool outside. The sun hasn’t come out for 3 days, the wind has been strong and temperature is around 20 (68F). Someone just wrote on twitter that 50% of Thais in Bangkok are in sweaters and coats and the other 50% are shopping for sweaters and coats.
It is shocking to walk out of the Skytrain and feel cooler air outside the train. It is cool enough that I had to shut my windows tonight. All parts of Thailand have been hit by crazy weather- temperature of 15 in the North and rough seas, heavy rains and flooding in the South.
It seems the cool breezy weather of San Francisco has followed me here.
I began working in Bangkok during 2008- a time that featured a great deal of political unrest in Thailand and particularly Bangkok.
I had lived in San Francisco for 15 years and was working on a project in Thailand. Generally, I spent 2 weeks in Bangkok and then 3-4 weeks in San Francisco. Did Bangkok begin to feel like home? Yes, and No. Bangkok and the Thai culture forced me to feel many things, the change in culture and environment was so dramatic it forced the decision- embrace or ignore.
I embraced and made Bangkok my home and base in 2009. I have enjoyed living in Bangkok, experiencing Thailand and the entire ASEAN region. I moved to Singapore in 2016...fallen behind on this blog since.
It’s been below 50 for 6 months in NYC. Much of that was below 30. You are as soft as a Thai noodle my friend.