It looks like we're not out of the woods (clouds) with regards to the wet weather. The sky was gloomy all day and in late afternoon it came down with gusto. On the other hand, in a few months it will be the season and we'll be wishing for rain. Hmm.
I can see by the slow response, that some of you are preoccupied with watching sports. 'Easy Monday' lives on:
"I think I can make it now, the pain is gone. All of the bad feelings have disappeared. Here is the rainbow I've been prayin' for. It's gonna be a bright...." Hint: Remember the title is in 5 words. It should be clear that it's not just about the weather.
It was a slow day around the Big Brown House. The big excitement for the day was having the electrician come over and replace a faulty socket. Tomorrow he's coming back to change the circuits in the guest room so the lights can be on a dimmer switch. Sometimes it's the little things that make all the difference. Being able to change the intensity of the lighting in a room is one of them.
Speaking of intense, there will be a five day event across the river from us starting tomorrow. It's another O.T.O.P. (One Tambon One Product) affair. It will feature vendors from various villages and districts where they concentrate on one thing and do it well. There is an area just north of us that does nothing but grow and distribute bananas. Others make products or special crafts. We're going to go again this year and check things out. Of course, this also means that we will probably have the thumping of live music every night. It's not too intrusive, but you know it's there.
Transportation in Chiang Rai includes the whole spectrum of vehicles. Everything from exotic, high-end sports cars to tricycles propelled by a hand lever. The bicycle is a widely used mode, even on busy streets. Some old-timers even take to the Super Highway to get where they want to go. Here is an example of a woman who was on a mission, on the highway.
Last night we watched the final of the women's 58kg class weightlifting competition. Thailand lifters came in second and fourth. The winner lifted 304 pounds. It boggles the mind. In other sporting news, it took less than five minutes to be done with the white-water kayaking event, while skeet shooting held some strange fascination that would not let me go. I think part of it is watching people shoot into the air and only seeing pink clouds as a result of their effort. Most of the time you can't actually see the target as it flies by. Then, after the real intention settles in, the fascination leaves: It's like practice for hunting.
Have a Happy Tuesday.
"Remember the powerful presence that you are.Remember the powerful being that you are.
Remember the light that you are."