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Goodbye Asia

Saturday, March 15th, 2008

After I finished typing the blog entry, I decided on a whim to shave my head bald as I realized I have never seen myself bald and here was a good opportunity to do it. (I am on the trip to gain new experiences.) I went to a barber near the Ta Phrae gate and she worked for over a half an hour with an old fashioned razor to give my skull that smoothness that I desired. When you shave yourself bald you learn a few things about your skull that you didn’t know before. For example I have numerous scars and my head is not perfectly round on top. (If you are good, later I might even show you a picture.). Despite my head having an albino, never in the sun color, it didn’t look horrible. That task accomplished, I walked back to the hotel noticing that I was walking a bit easier and I was now so much more areodynamic. I went to bed early that night as I had to catch an early train. [read on]

More Bangkok

Sunday, December 30th, 2007

My last three days in Bangkok have been an interesting mix of close animal encounters and high fashion. I found a tailor on the street near the apartment where I am staying. It is run (or staffed anyway) by a group of Burmese men. I spent an hour or so with them picking out fabrics and suit styles. I decided on getting two suits. I picked one to be a very traditional business suit. The other is a more casual suit one can wear to a day function. I also picked some fabric for two shirts. My total bill was 15,000 baht (33 baht = US$1). I was measured from just about every angle and then told to return at 8:00 pm for the first fitting. [read on]

Bipolar India and Impressed in Thailand

Thursday, December 27th, 2007
Well, I am sitting safely in Bangkok as I type this in the apartment of a friend of my father's. I spent my final few days in India in Mumbai and what a finish it was. My train for Mumbai ... [Continue reading this entry]