8:40am, send help
May 3, 2013: It’s one of those Bangkok days, 8:40 in the morning with a ‘real feel’ temperature of 37 C, that’s 99 F.
Today the heat has me, simply suffocated me on my walk to work this morning. Even Thais are sweating and complaining, a small consolation in that ‘it isn’t just the Farang thinking it’s hot.’
It’s summer now, which you treat like winter in the midwest of the USA- avoid being outside. Without a cloud in the sky today, the temperature in the sun will be a shocker.
Many days the heat doesn’t bother me, unfortunately today is one of the days that it’s sitting on me, and it would get up and leave me alone.
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.
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