Monday, January 26, 2009


In some places it may be illegal to sit in the back of a truck where there is no seat belt or any other safety precaution, but here, that's how you get around.
And that's how I've been getting around, in a songtaew.
You can take a little ride in a songtaew with me in this video:

Saturday, January 24, 2009

The noise next door

The noise I experienced yesterday was painful. The neighbors started karaokeing at 2:30pm and didn't stop until 11:20pm. And they had it on blasting loud, so I was sure to hear it all and not miss a moment.
If I was rather ambivalent about karaoke before, I now possess strong unfavorable opinions.
I took this video before I new it was going to be an all day karaoke party. The video's not much to look at, but it's about the sound, anyhow.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Shrimp is not a flavor

Here are a few, short thoughts on returning to Thailand.
The sunrise through the fog over the city--it's warm here.

Because shrimp is seen as a flavor, not a meat product, I can't convince the Thai chefs not to add it to my noodles.

Back in Thailand means back to one of my favorite photo-taking places: the night market.