Thursday, May 20, 2010

12 O'CLOCK and All is Well

It's that time of the year here Like the 4th of July watermelons back home in the USA
bananas fried or fresh are always a good seller

Waiting for that 1'o'clock train,, hopefully, there will be at least a few folks coming for a visit and a look see. and ride a elephant or float down the river on a raft, and spent a peaceful night in one of the many resorts on the banks of the famous River Kwai.

The sunset over another beautiful day in our quite and peaceful (at the present time ) village and home.

Everything looks real peaceful at this moment in time down at the city square and park

With a lot folks calling and asking how we're doing , I thought I should do a small up-date and report from down town Whang Pho .We're doing just fine here , not much talk of the problems that is happening around the Big Mango (as Martyn calls it ) and Thailand , and if there is any it's in the privacy of your own home . Of course all are sad about all the unrest and lost of lives and burnings in Bangkok. The only really affect it has had on the present time is the lack of tourist and visitors to the bridge and railroad , that means a lot of jobs lost for the locals, as for the future damage from all this , I think it will be several years before things are back to where it was , of course BKK has had it's problems for years , but in just the last few months, has it had the terrible trickle down effect , like never before and this has uprooted folks and effected families, communities, schools , hospitals, everything to do with living. I was just looking around our little town the other night and I saw lots of folks buying food and selling food on the corners and from under little tents that I have never seen before , our little town has added a lot of folks, displaced from who knows where and they have, as the ole saying goes, " the chickens have come home to roost."I predicted this growth as a result of the first yellow shirt thing , 2 years ago , but never imagined it would swell as fast. As I looked around , I did not see any RED shirts or Yellow shirts anywhere , In fact some are wearing no shirts at all as it sooooo hot here in Whang Pho, and some that have come home have lost the very shirts on their back , and I have never saw sooo many new pretty young girls in all my 6 years here, where did they come from ????

Well thats my report from the streets of Whang Pho and as you can read , All is Well on the Home Front , at least for the time being . Hope all is well with all of you and that you are staying close to home till all this blows over and don't be to quick to get out and see what all the noise is about , it might mean trouble for you and yours , a mob is uncontrollable and some folks in the mob are there just to do damage to everything and everyone just for the thrill of it watch yourselves . Malcolm

If you need to get away from it all and just relax , you can find some great deal and rates at the resorts located here and near , E-mail me if you need help with any plans .

13 comments:

MJ Klein said...

Malcolm, glad your area has been spared from the insanity. other bloggers that i know haven't been as fortunate. let's hope your village remains quiet and peaceful. take care.

Anonymous said...

ahh, a wisp of sonshine. Thank you Malcolm.

Martyn said...

Malcolm I've just returned to the UK from Thailand and spent ten overwhelmingly hot days in Wilai's village in the red shirt stronghold of Udon Thani.

Life there was much the same as normal although they were getting their daily fix of red propaganda from various sources. Apart from that life ticked over in the same delightfully laid back way as always.

In Udon Thani city there was a distinct lack of tourists but still no real feel of a red shirt uprising but that all changed on my last day there when rioting broke out.

Glad to read your life is ticking over as sweet as ever.

Lawrence said...

Malcolm, thanks for this peaceful set of photos and description. It has been thoroughly depressing these last few days and weeks to just get all the terrible news, and because we are back in UK it has made me and Pensri feel even more helpless. As ever, you are a beacon of good sense and optimism ... and very lucky to be living in such a beautiful place. No wonder you are LOVING IT!

Mike said...

Malcolm happily Prachaup remains the same. I had a laugh today when MTF came back from school( a meeting) where the teacher spouted on about the reds in a less than friendly way!

Rchard Burgess said...

Glad to hear it's all normal. With all those extra people selling meat on a stick and rice in a bag you might be able to do some bargining. But I hear ya, it's been peaceful over in my ville and I'm thankful for that.

Malcolm and Ciejay said...

Thanks for the read everyone and as they use to say when I was a kid I try to stay "cool as a cucumber" and not worry to much , Buttt tou can't help but worry a little bit , I am a posyive person and I try to stay that way , but I worry about my friends all over Thailand and pray for their them and theirs , safety. Malcolm and Ciejay sends her love to all in Thailand .

Erich said...

I'm in Sakon, serious Red country. There was a small fire at city hall, but for the most part it's very calm. I spoke to a red soldier yesterday and he said, we're finished. But his friend has a tattoo on his arm in English, "Red Army".....

Jade said...

Glad to hear you are alright where you are. Beautiful pictures, I can't wait to live in our farm too!

Talen said...

Malcolm, Glad to hear all is well in the village. Beautiful pictures as usual which always hungry or sad because I'm not there...but soon I shall be me thinks.

ms said...

Glad to hear you are OK in your part of Thailand. A couple of days ago i saw a youtube video of a crowd in Bangkok that got out of control. They were playing music at the start to try to calm everyone down... The tune sounded fine to me.
I pray that you will be safe. Sure is a lot going on in the world these days. I enjoy your photos and your writing is very good.

Camille said...

Hi Malcolm,

Just like your little ville, Samui is quiet as well and that's the problem, it's a tourist destination and without some of those it just isn't what it should be. Let's hope the tourist will trust Thailand again and book their holidays in the land of smiles again.

Anonymous said...

Is that your new car Malcolm, top photo ? haha