Sunday, July 24, 2005


Our family go to Hua-Hin and stay at Ban Kai Mook Condominium during long weekend July 22-24. Mother is seen with Noon at Sangvien Restaurant at Cha-am, where we stop to have lunch.

Steamed Crabs are very fresh and cheap (Baht 300 per kilogram) at Sangvien Restaurant at Cha-am.

"Tod Mun Pla Krai"

"Tom Som Pla Krabok"

"Pla Sai Tod Kratium"

"Som Tam Poo Ma"

"Hoi Lord Pud Cha"

Posing with Noon at the condo.

Dear and Nong Noon

Dear and Khun Yai

Dear and Aunt Oi are having a good time in the swimming pool.

A Thai masseuse is massaging Nong Ou's head.

Pum has a back massage.

Leelawadee flower, formerly known as Lantom, at the condo's garden.

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

RBSC Polo Club

At the age of 21, Dear becomes a full Ordinary Member of RBSC Polo Club. He attends an Introductory Meeting at the Club today with his father.

Lunch at Coffee Bean Restaurant

Dear and I have lunch at Coffee Bean Restaurant, Ekamai. I have "Roti Kang Kheow Wan Nua", which is very good.

Dear has his usual "Spaghetti Salmon".

Our favourite "White Chocolate Cake", the best in town.

Sunday, July 17, 2005

Hong Kong

During July 14-17, Dear and I went to Hong Kong. We stayed at Marco Polo Prince Hotel, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon. We have not been to Hong Kong for a long time. The last time we went there was more than 10 years ago. The primary purpose of this trip was to enjoy sightseeing and eating. However, we ended up doing a lot of shopping because all shops everywhere were on sale during this 2005 Hong Kong Shopping Festival.

Saturday, July 16, 2005

Dear rushes to buy the new "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" at the Page One Bookstore near the hotel at 7.00 a.m. and spends all day reading the book.

Hong Kong Space Museum

Hong Kong Island at night.

At 8.00 p.m. we go to the Avenue of Stars on the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront promenade to get the best view of "A Symphony of Lights", a spectacular multi-media show, combining lights, music and narration involving key buildings on Hong Kong Island.

Key buildings on the Hong Kong Island are decked out in lights and perform rooftop pyrotechnics and spectacular fireworks.

I enjoy taking photos of this spectacular show.

After a Symphony of Lights and a cup of Hagen Dazs, Dear continues reading Harry Potter until finishing it late at night.

Friday, July 15, 2005

View of Hong Kong Island when we board the Star Ferry at Kow Loon.

From the Victoria Peak.

We go to Madam Trousseau Wax Museum at the Victoria Peak. In this picture Dear admires Andy Lau from Infernal Affairs.

I teach Bruce Lee how to kick butts.

Posing with Humphrey Bogart, Hollywood Legend.

Dear and Eddie Murphy

"Shame on you, Mr. Bush", says Dear to President Bush, while Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is standing nearby.

"Thy script dothn't make no sense, Romeo"

"Watch it, Michael!"

Dear is pleased with roasted goose (Han Yang) at the famous Yung Kee Restaurant.

Deep-fried chicken at Heichinrou Restaurant, Tsim Sha Tsui.

Sunday, July 10, 2005

Welcome Dinner at New Great Shanghai

Our family have a welcome dinner for Dear at New Great Shanghai Restaurant.

Nong Ou, Poom, and Mother are busy eating.

Dear and Noon

No time to talk.

Fried chicken and dried chillies

Peking Duck

Shrimp bread

Liquor chicken

Fried shark's fins and eggs

Shanghai noodles

Meeting with Satreevittaya Friends

Meeting with old friends from Satreevittaya School at Aung (Pailin)'s house.

Happy to meet Aung, a close friend, dark but charming, popular girl.

From left, Ben, Ma, Air, Tai, Aung, Aae, Sup, Yong, Nong Nat, Nong Noon, and Kai.

Friday, July 08, 2005

Traditional Thai Small Puppet (Hun Lakorn Lek)

Organised by TISCO Foundation, Mother, Dear and I go to see the traditional Thai theatrical puppetry, "The Birth of Tossakanth", at Joe Louis Puppet Theatre, Suam-Lum Night Bazaar. Hun Lakorn Lek was invented 100 years ago by Master Krae Saptawanit but disappeared after the World War II started. It was brought to life again by Joe Louis (Sakorn Yangkhieosod), Thailand's 1996 National Artist. Each puppet requires the synchronised efforts of three puppeteers, all of whom appear on stage with the puppet, and each of whom is a khon dancer.

The show is impressive and fun. Mother loves the show and she is kissed many times by Hanuman and Benchakai. Dear is however sympathized with Nontuk and wishes he (Nontuk) won the battle.