How about this for a Friday evening: Tawn had a management dinner with his colleagues at H&K and I had more work to do for my job, upon discovering after a full day of updating two particular documents that an old presentation is still available online using a link that is included in the documents.  So the question this evening with the US was, what is the correct link?


Then Tawn called about 9:30 to tell me he was on his way home and two friends were coming over (and would beat him back) because one of them is having boyfriend troubles and needed to commisserate.  So the living room is occuppied by a conversation that doesn’t even begin to touch upon the vocabulary I’ve been learning in Thai classes!


Also this week we had a visit from a member of airliners.net, an aviation enthusiast website that I post my trip reports on.  His nickname is ThaiBoynMexico.  As his name suggests, he is Thai and lives in Mexico.  Jaturong (his Thai name, goes by Ryeroam as a nickname) was back in town to visit his family and so we arranged to meet for coffee.  I think Tawn was a little bit in red-alert mode, wanting to understand what the intentions of this gay Thai guy were.  Within just a few minutes at the Coffee Society, it became clear that he posed no threat and we had a very good conversation which carried over into dinner at a Laotian restaurant further down Thanon Silom.
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Anyhow, we caught the Robert Redford, Morgan Freeman, J-Lo film "An Unfinished Life" last weekend.  Really good – nice story, well acted, and incredible scenery.  It is set in Wyoming (I think… someplace up there) and so with "Brokeback" we’ll be just one film short of a Big Sky trilogy.  Maybe something else will open that we can add to the schedule.n

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The Bangkok International Film Festival is coming up in a few weeks, as is the visit by a high school friend of mine from the Bay Area.  So much to keep me busy before I head to San Francisco and Kansas City for most of March.n

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This weekend we’re joining a friend who recently moved back to Thailand from San Francisco for a trip to the Opera: Bangkok Metropolitan Opera is performing "Das Rheingold", the first of four Richard Wagner operas on which the Lord of the Rings was loosely based.  It is an epic cycle, the first time it has been performed in SE Asia, and the shows will be completed between now and 2553.  n

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The weather has been warming and quite humid – we’re in that cycle of highs around 32-33 and lows around 26-27.  I miss waking up in the morning and being able to open the patio door and eat breakfast without air conditioning.  Oh, well, in another ten months or so I’ll be back to that point!n

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So that’s what I’ve been up to.  Keeping busy and enjoying life.

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Actually, I’ve been meeting some interesting people on a.net.  There’s one guy, TG Fan, who is a Thai guy in Kansas City.  He graduated from KU and works at Sprint and is, as his name implies, a big fan of THAI Airways.  So of course we only meet now that I’ve moved here.  Otherwise I would have had someone local to point out the really good Thai food (which apparantly isn’t at Thai Place!).  We’ll have to meet in the future.  Being straight, I’m sure that there won’t be any conflict of interest!  And he cried when watching Brokeback Mountain, so he’s in touch with his feelings at least.

 

And then there was another a.netter from Sunnyvale, CA – my hometown – who sent me an email.  Small world.

 

This weekend we’re joining Tod (whose full name, Piyakamol, is very cool I think) for a trip to the Opera: Bangkok Metropolitan Opera is performing “Das Rheingold”, the first of four Richard Wagner operas on which the Lord of the Rings was loosely based.  It is an epic cycle, the first time it has been performed in SE Asia, and the shows will be completed between now and 2553. 

 

The weather has been warming and quite humid – we’re in that cycle of highs around 32-33c and lows around 26-27c.  I miss waking up in the morning and being able to open the patio door and eat breakfast without air conditioning.  Oh, well, in another ten months or so I’ll be back to that point!