Saturday, April 28, 2007

Wat Indraviharn

We go to Wat Indraviharn on Visuttikasart Road every year to pay respect to Luang Por Toh Buddha image, make merits and dedicate to the deceased.

Luang Por Toh Buddha image, approximately 30 metres tall, was constructed in 2410 B.E. and took 60 years to finish. It was redocorated in 2525 B.E. using 24K gold plate mosaic tiles from Italy.

P'Oi, Um (P' Too's son), and P' Too in front of the beautiful Luang Por Toh image.

Friday, April 13, 2007

Every year we make it a family tradition to clean the Buddha images before sprinkling them with lustral water on Songkran Day.

Mom is posed with P' Tum, P' Pao, and all of her five grandchildren.

Friday, April 06, 2007

P' Ood, P' Toi, P' Taew, P' Tor and their family pay respect to Mom on the occasion of Songkran festival. They are my cousins, and children of my father's elder sister. My father has quite a lot of sisters and brothers. Including their spouses, the number of his family members are twelve. Ten have passed away, including my father at the age of 63. The remaining two include my mom who is now 87. Mom also has a lot of brothers and sisters but she is the only one of her family who still lives well and has a good health. She therefore has a lot of relatives who are nephews, nieces, grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren, etc. I estimate the number is around 100. Every year, on the occasion of Songkran festival, Thailand's New Year, some of them come to pay respect to her.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Le Normandie

Khun Sivaporn treats five winners of his photo quiz, i.e. P' Rochana, Karantarat, Suthas, Thanom, and me, to the grand dinner at Le Normandie, Oriental Hotel. The food is excellent. The wine is good. Everything is great. Thank you very much!! When is the next quiz by the way?

The braised duck is served.

Khun Suthas is pleased he is going to have the famous Louise 13th brandy after meal.

P' Rochana and Khun Sivaporn in the Oriental Hotel garden.

Apple pie

Lemon pie

Strawberry pie

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Bangkok International Motor Show 2007

I went to the 28th Bangkok International Motor Show, held at Bi-Tec, Bang Na.

This three-door, four-seat, hatchback Volvo C30 is very stylish.


Mitsubishi i

Honda Jazz

Nissan Fairlady 350Z costs Baht 4.95 million.

This Mercedes Benz, 12 cylinders, 7000 cc., costs Baht 125 million!!.

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"Pretty" booth girls dress rather conservatively this year.