Just a flowering weed in our soi (alley).
Thai mourning period and black clothing
Thais are in a mourning period for one year from the date of the King’s death Oct 13 2016. There are shrines and funeral bunting everywhere; the citizens dress in black. Soon they will come out of the mourning period.
Sold out condominiums
Real estate is hot in Bangkok. So hot that these two projects claim to have sold out before groundbreaking. I suppose the psychology of the signs is to make us feel like fools for being so late in buying. Another
Trees as plant hangers
There are a couple of sidewalk trees on Soi Rang Nam at a motorbike taxi stop that get special care. Someone has wrapped the trunks with vining plants. They have been like that for over a year.
Tour buses with dolls, stuffed animals
Tour buses at Pratinum market. Hmm.
Three nights in Cha-Am, Thailand
Thu and I came back to Bangkok in August for another half year of school. She is finishing her masters at Mahidol University. Before classes started, we went down to see Cha-Am, a beach town on the Gulf of Thailand,
Kata Beach in Phuket
Four days in Phuket. July is hot, some rain for two days. There were very few tourists, also few Thai, and quiet is good.