Category Archives: Buddhism
I’m a local now, the sights and sounds of Bangkok are normal to me. I lived in San Francisco for 15 years, a number of people that visited me during my years there would say ‘wow, San Francisco is weird’. … Continue reading
As seen in Chaing Mai. And, no, I have no idea.
This Friday is the Vesek Day Holiday in Thailand, this is a Buddhist Holiday. I always enjoy the discussions amongst my Thai friends and colleagues about “Buddha Days”, meaning days/holidays of significance for Buddhists. There are minor and major “Buddha … Continue reading
Lost in translation- a sign in the alcohol section of seven-11 with a few translation errors- I like the implication that alcohol could be sold on a Buddhist holiday that wasn’t deemed ‘important’.
Below is a link to a video promoting Thailand in 1960, this video was made for Pan Am. To think how American’s viewed Thailand in 1960- prior to affordable air travel that made the world accessible and readily accessible information … Continue reading
Today and tomorrow are holidays in Thailand for Asanha Bucha, trust Wikipedia with caution, but here is there description of the holiday. On August 2 and 3 government workers will have a holiday, the post office and banks are closed … Continue reading
Bangkok gets all dressed up for Christmas, loads of decorations, Christmas music and (fake) Christmas trees. Certainly other parts of Thailand participate with decorations and such, especially the towns and cities that are tourist destinations. But Christmas is not a … Continue reading
Wat Pho has a huge Buddha- the reclining Buddha. It’s fun to take someone visiting Bangkok to see the reclining Buddha and watch for their “oh damn, that is a big Buddha” look. The bottom of the feet are great- … Continue reading
A friend visited from New York City- I played tour guide to all the big sights and sounds (and a few out of the way sights and sounds). I took this picture at Wat Pho and really like the way … Continue reading