A wise man once said....

"When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know. But if you listen you may learn something new." Dalai Lama

Monday, 18 May 2009

Quiet Weekend

It started off as a quiet weekend, attending a birthday party on Saturday afternoon followed by a couple of hours watching the last few games of the premier league. Fine. So far easy and relaxed.
Lek, our friend has been ill for about 18 months, from of stroke, She has been virtually bed ridden for some time. It therefore was with some excitement that Joe was able to get her out of the house and into the sun. We had a Bar-B-Q with loads of food and drink, coupled with good company. And yes, of course there was a Birthday Cake...


Next morning Sunday, set off for a bit of shopping and to check on a few things. We stopped for a small roadside lunch, adjacent to a house where a couple of boys were busy cleaning up their truck. The restaurant lady ever keen to chat and give away gossip told us the truck cost 1 million. OK that's the going rate for a new truck, so no big deal. Then she followed this useless bit of info with a second piece of information. She told us the trucks sound system cost 2 million (Baht not USD.....). That's 65,000US$ to you and me, just for the stereo!!! Well it certainly did deserve a little mention and write up in my Blog. Even if its only for my memories sake. It's not every day I get to see and hear a 2 million baht sound system. Well worth a look, well not look more a good listen too. Not sure I would want to be in back seat when cruising at full volume......


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