Tuesday, November 30, 2010



The cold season has definitely passed over us. At least during the day. The overnight temps are quite cool, but that changes quickly with the sun. Today we had a delivery, made a delivery, and Daku found a prize.

The 'classics' seem to elicit more responses. Nice to hear from some of you. There's a clue in this line. Read on:
"Dear lady, can you hear the wind blow? And did you know: your stairway lies on the whispering wind... And she's buying a __ __ __." Hint: I don't think you need one.

This morning Tawd's wife and small son delivered the first two framed pieces of Lisa's artwork. One of them is a four panel creation. It's four separate prints that all create one image. It's 5' by 4'. Tawd did a great job of lining things up. We have a lot more work to take to him, but he doesn't speak any English. When we delivered more work for Chalit to photograph, we mentioned that Tawd was doing the framing. Chalit has been hearing about him and wants to meet him. He will come with us when we take the next batch to be framed and act as translator. Things always seem to work out.

Saturday, while we were at Walking Street, I spotted our friend Jonathan. Jonathan is a 7 year old English Golden Retriever. He was just strolling around, which seemed a little odd. I called out to him and then the mother of his owner came running up to him. They live a few blocks away at Work At Home Bakery and Jonathan decided to see what was going on. He'd never wandered off like that before and it had the whole family freaked out. Today, when I went to get bread his owner came out and replayed the evening from her perspective. She had gone up and down the street looking for him. We had seen her after her mother found him and told her he was safe. We laughed about it and decided that he just wanted to do some shopping. Dogs just do what they want to do. Hmm.

Ever since Daku was a little guy he's been fascinated with palm fronds. When they fall from the trees he likes to drag them around the yard, and then tear them apart. Today he found one behind the waterfall and teased me with it. I was trying to get him to come to me but he'd stand there, with this huge thing hanging out of his mouth, and then dash off as soon as I stepped toward him. It wasn't until I walked his way holding a leash that he ran to the backyard and settled down. I'm sure he'll be looking for it the next time he goes outside.

Decorations are going up all over town for the birthday celebration for The King on December 5. I suspect there will be a parade or two so I'll have to keep some alternate routes in mind. There will also be the giant Chiang Rai Music Festival on the 3rd and 4th. Oh my, this place knows how to party. Never a dull moment in The Land of Smiles.

Have a Happy Tuesday.


"Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness.
It is not attained through self-gratification,
but through fidelity to a worthy purpose."
~Helen Keller

Gettin' Funky, Thai Style

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