A Khim is a hammered dulcimer from Thailand…and Patricia got a lesson!
With the #4 overall pick of the 2007 NFL Draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers select GAINES ADAMS.
Congrats also to the other Tigers drafted.
Week 1 – Was in Bangkok and I used the internets mostly to learn more about and stay updated on the Virginia Tech Massacre. I didn’t do a lot of gReading or eMailing or even podWatching. It was nice.
Week 2 – Was in Chiang Mai and I was completely unplugged. It was nice.
Week 3 – Am in Orlando and I’ve thought about staying unplugged a little longer. Maybe this week I’ll be semi-plugged in. I don’t feel like I’ve got much to say, but do have some photos and videos to show you. Perhaps I’ll get to them.
Week 4 – Will be in Greenville and who knows what kind of plugged in status I’ll have or want to have.
Random realization – in 2007 so far I’ve been in 4 continents and only 3 US states. Perhaps that’s why I feel a bit fatigued and willing to unplug.
Everyone is very friendly
Phad Thai is much better in Thailand than in our kitchen in Orlando
The city is big, packed and a little smelly
Traffic is crazy
After several nights in Bangkok I don’t feel like the world is my oyster
The biggest difference between an American massage and a Thai massage is in one culture they keep both feet on the ground
Green Tea ice cream tastes just like it sounds
The Thai love to serve
The King is a wonderful man so we’re reminded
April is the hottest and stickiest month all year
Thai bow a lot (that should not be read as “Tae Bo a lot”)
The hotel staff wear name tags but it doesn’t help
Most everything is inexpensive
Like many big cities, squalor and wealth are side-by-side
The fabrics are very colorful
If you want to go to a specific tailor or jeweler, don’t back down when the cab driver wants to take you elsewhere; and they will try very hard
They offer a lot of seafood but I stuck with pig, chicken and salmon
Though it’s Japanese, just a dab of wasabi will do ya
I appreciate forks much more now
YouTube.com is still blocked
Ever get tired of errors in bad form? I got an error message today that was “well formed”.
I feel like I’ve been out of the news loop with all this travel. So catching up on some of what I missed, seems this is pretty much what happened this week while I’ve been unplugged:
- Duke lacrosse is innocent but the former attorney isn’t
- Don Imus is a doofus
- Alton Brown is a winner
- Tawinese zookeeper almost lost an arm to a Nile croc (graphic photos)
- Michael Scott influenced Wikipedia
- Most of you won’t comment
Did I miss anything?
I haven’t had root beer in a long time.
Today, we had lunch at A&W Root Beer here in Bangkok.
Guess the Thai food has worn off already.
A local here at the hotel told me it’s culturally 2550 now.
Not sure how traditional a chicken sandwich, curly fries, and root beer are for Songkran, but that’s how we celebrated during lunch.