Sunday, November 19, 2006
Sunday, November 12, 2006
The lady looked at me like I was crazy when I asked for 6 of them. I couldn't refuse though at $1.50 a piece....
Next week will be super busy at work so don't expect too many updates. I am headed to the Korat factory tomorrow morning, which is about 150km north of Bangkok. Not only is there less to see and do there, but I will have my nose to the grindstone, as I am to unpack, setup, calibrate, test, train, and release a machine to production in one week...oh yeah! Should be a fun challenge.
Saturday, November 11, 2006
In other sweet news, this was on My.yahoo page:
Caption: A chubby baby smiles in front of the portrait of former Chinese leader Mao Zedong at Tiananmen Square in Beijing in a November 2002 file photo. Health services across Asia could crash in the face of a worsening epidemic of obesity-led diabetes, experts warn.(AFP/File/Peter Parks)
Thursday, November 09, 2006
Last night I headed here The Bangkok Night Bazaar is a huge night market and entertainment area. The area also includes one of the largest Thai Boxing arenas in the country.... I am going to go watch some this weekend.
I pretty much hate shopping, but some of the things they have in the market are really cool...handmade, ornate, and cheap.
The food is amazing too...does this look like it is worth $1.75?
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
Other happenings...well given the schedule described above, I basically get back to the hotel, work out and then go grab something to eat. I am pretty much the least picky eater ever (gosh!)so finding food is easy...however, I won't touch the bugs
Power and phone....organized chaos.
Saturday, November 04, 2006
I awoke to a beautiful morning here in Bangkok... On the way to the hotel last night, I was assured by the limo driver that the weather would be great and it was "winter" here. Highs are only about 85-90 F=)
I got the coffee rolling because I wanted to go for a run, and coffee helps me empty the tank quickly=)
I promised Jen that I would take more pictures this trip so here is a pictorial view of the run.
Road bikes are RARE here, but I saw this guy go by riding a Fondriest...I don't know if that is a nice bike but it sure sounds expensive.
On thing you MUST know before coming here is that they LOVE their King. If you said something negative about the King in public your safety would be in jeopardy. From what I understand, he has no official power, but is the most powerful person in the country....doesn't make sense to Americans.
I like to run at this place called Lumpkin park. To get there, you take an elevated run/bike/walkway. It goes right over a very low income housing area. You can listen to the roosters and chickens as you run by!
The actual park is very scerene. I always get a kick out of the outdoor weight rooms...check out the spin bikes=)
And martial arts practice
I had to take a picture of these signs...enough said The run ended here...
Tonite is the Loi Krathong festival. I must pay homage to the water Goddess.....