Kiosk and TCDC


On the top floor of the Emporium shopping center, next to the Phrom Phong BTS Skytrain station, is the Thailand Creative and Design Center.  TCDC was formed in 2003 and is a 4000 square meter (40,000+ square feet) design knowledge hub offering an extensive design library, materials and multimedia resource center, exhibition galleries, workshops, and lectures.  It is a pretty nifty thing to have and it is well-used by our creative professionals and university students.  Tawn has been using it to do some of his fashion design studies, in fact.


TCDC is also home to a cute cafe, Kiosk, owned by friends of ours.  It has good drinks and food, a place for live music, and a nice atmosphere in which to hang out.  Not a plug for them, just explaining where Tawn and I were for an hour or so last weekend.


Chocolate chip muffin.


Apple strudel.


While we enjoyed our snacks and coffee, Alfred Hitchcock’s classic 1958 film Vertigo played silently on a screen in the background with English subtitles.  We engaged another customer, a Thai man in his 50s, in conversation as he used to live in the US as was trying to figure out which of film it was.

It was nice to see scenes of my native San Francisco, albeit from a dozen years before I was born.

SQ Flight Status

In other news, I am picking up some guests this morning who are arriving from Singapore.  When I went to view their flight status on Singapore Airlines’ website, I was amazed to see that SQ considers themselves delayed even one minute after schedule.  Don’t most airlines give themselves a 15-minute window?