Here is a short Timelapse movie I created out the bedroom window with my Samsung Tablet Note 8.0...it is about 25 minutes of 1 sec interval stills, replayed at 20 frames/sec...the clouds have some velocity!
Got a torrent of rain for 30 minutes just as I started laying the turf, so didn't even have to water the ground!
I bought this brand new electric analogue clock in a thrift shop yesterday.
I cost me 2 bucks AND I had to separately supply the AA battery.
At a Surin City weekend market...a stall selling odd stuff, including little bits of dried tiger skin!
Thailand has similar Laws to other countries relating to trade in Endangered Species bits&pieces, but has not yet managed to get a competent handle on how to enforce these Laws.
The frequency with which I attend funerals in NE Thailand is bewildering...it seems a relation/friend of the family dies every other week.
Fortunately, I find Thai funerals interesting events.
I took a car load of Villagers to another village about 50 minutes drive away today. When we arrived, I was mildly surprised to discover half of our Village seemed to be in attendance...I asked Na why this was so, and the answer was interesting...
About 50 years ago the Authorities at the village of the funeral decided to make a dam and flood quite a lot of farms. They compulsorily acquired the farms and promised free replacement farms, in addition, at an underdeveloped site...which is now our Village. Na's Dad and Mum were one of the farmers involved in this resettlement.
Despite this happening so long ago, the folks in both Villages have maintained close contact, even if they are not blood related.
Thus...many folks from our Village showed up for the funeral.
It is the wet season, and it rains nearly every day. In fact, some days the water falls from the sky like someone up there has knocked over a bucket.
Here is a view through the windscreen of the car this morning when I delivered the Lad to the bus stop for his day at school:
My first effort at broadcasting rice seeds left a few holes in the crop, so it is only fitting that I learn also how to mend the holes. Passers by on the nearby road found it all very amusing...I suspect this is the first time they have seen a farang getting his hands dirty!
Na's pics of me with rice seedlings, planting into the bare areas of the paddy:
It is 0600...it is raining a little...I have just delivered The Lad to school for an 0530 start to a school organised fun run...I need a coffee!
My favoured franchise for decent hot coffee is Amazon, which has an outlet in every PTT Petrol Service Station around the country.
The shop is open...but they don't have hot water! Bugger!
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