Saturday, January 31, 2009

Feeding the Fishes


Back to Putthamonthon again, as was mentioned earlier this Putthamonthon is rather HUGE, this time we bypassed the main point of interest and went to this very quiet area, next to the river, ‘Hor Jan’. This was one of the very first place your mother and I visited when we were started going out… oh, so many, many, many years ago… :)

Getting to Hor Jan is quite simple, the roads are all paved and relatively wide, however finding Hor Jan is a totally different story, there were no signs (anymore, we were sure there used to be) and it being almost next to the main exit meaning you had to drive right through Putthamonthon to get to it, I would not be surprised that many will give up, thinking they were heading the wrong way.


















DSC_0051As usual, we had left it rather late before setting out, nonetheless there were a good couple of hours of light left, the fishes were plenty. Your mother was a little upset though, as there was a person fishing very close to us, apart from being illegal and totally inappropriate as he was in a ‘temple’ area; ‘one must not kill’ is number one on all ‘Buddhist (like us)’  list of not what to do.

As you can see you were all wearing red (including me), as today was the Chinese New Year (Lunar New Year), wearing red will bring you good luck for the rest of the year (lets hope that comes true), so everyone was wearing red today which makes a very strange sight indeed.

DSC_0015Another custom that you’ll love is the ‘Ang Pao’, this is where the elder gives money in red envelopes to the children, and for your first year you had hit gold (about 7,000 bahts). Personally I don’t remember much of this Ang Pao custom, as I was always in England for the Chinese New Year, meaning you grandmother enjoyed my Ang Pao every year, just like your mother is now ‘enjoying’ your Ang Pao this year… haa haa haa, get use to it :)

Love you

M & D

Saturday, January 24, 2009


"Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly." 

                                                                 GK Chesterton

Your Mother + Huge Scissors = One Bad Hair Cut…

Lets start with an excuse… she only has your best interest at heart.

Your hair was a little long and one sunny afternoon she found a ‘HUGE’ pair scissors in the kitchen, picked it up, trotted over to you while you were playing, held you in a body lock that only the very best professional wrestler knows how… and here was the result…

SNC11016I think you would agree with me, it puts a whole new meaning to ‘short back and sides’… By the way she had apologised on her blog, you may wondering why I didn’t jumped in and use my kung-fu on her, well… I was at work… sorry.

Mark these words, ‘it will soon grow back’, trust me you’ll hear those words again and again because this is probably your very first bad hair cut, but it certainly won’t be your last… :)

Love you.

D & M

Missed it again…

I was supposed to be there with you and your mother on Wednesday, the plan was a simple one, take half day off and come to see you splashing around in the water… But it was not to be, I was delegated (by the Boss) to attend one of his meeting… and what a hoot that meeting was (NOT).

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SNC10930When I saw the pics, I had just realised… Where were all the Dads??? I was going to go in the water with you, but again, after seeing the pics, I think I am just going to take some photos of you by the side of the pool (if I ever get there).

I think your swimming suit makes your head looks huge… :)

Love you

D & M

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


'" The past is a history, the future is a mystery, but today is a gift. That's why it is called the present. "

                                                                                                                         Kung-Fu Panda

                                                                                                 (A conversation between Master Oongway and Po)

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Swimming Lessons

Today is your first swimming lesson, I don’t really think you can call it swimming lesson, shall we say ‘mess about in water’ lesson :)

Unfortunately it will only be your mother and P’Pui who will be taking you today, hopefully I can take next Wednesday off, rather swamped at work at the moment (iPhone is coming to Thailand, among other things).

Judging by the way you get so excited with just a small amount of water in your little bath, I am sure you are going to faint when you see all the water in the pool. Thailand is going through a cold spell at the moment, but luckily the pool is heated so you should be fine.

Missing you loads.



Saturday, January 10, 2009


2009 had just started, and there are already so many changes. Your mother is making a career change, so there are quite a bit of pressure on her at the moment, as for me, same shi* but different year in the work department, haa haa haa.

As for you, now just a little over 8 months and finding everything absolutely fascinating, especially the electrical outlets (why do all babies goal in life (at eight months old) is to get electrocuted? Another puzzling thing is, you seem to have all of the electrical plugs location imprinted in your brain… May be at a very young age, your brain is working similar to a pigeon’s brain, being able to track electro-magnetic waves, because thanks to you, we are finding the plugs that we didn’t knew had existed.

At least we have another 2 New Years to look forward to, the next one is coming at the end of January, the Chinese New Year. I think we are only going to get just one day off here (unlike 5 days off that we had with the conventional New Year). After that comes the big one, the Thai’s New Year (Songkran), celebrated in April and for this year I think we may get 5 days off again…

In Feb. it will be your first trip out of Bangkok (not counting while you were in your mummy’s huge tummy), the plan is to go to Huahin, one of the seaside town to the south of Bangkok (about a 3 hours drive), we are both really looking forward to see your expression when you looked at the sea for the very first time… :)

Love you


M & D

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Bits of Bangkok, Lumpini Park

I can not believe that the 5 days ‘New Year’ holiday is over, so back to all the headaches tomorrow… :)

You and I had some spare time this evening, as it was just the two of us (your mother had to go to church) I had decided to take you to Lumpini Park instead of our usual stint at the ‘All Seasons Place’ (prime office building and some retail space).

Lumpinee MapLumpini Park is the most well known park in the whole country, I am not much of a ‘Park’ person, mainly because of parking spaces, darn near impossible to find one.

Well, all that have changed since your arrival, with a little effort (and loads (times ten to the power of ‘forever’) of patience) we are slowly over coming my loath of trying to find a parking space in a busy area.

With only the two of us, it was tough trying to take pictures as well as pushing you around (I mean in your pram… haa haa haa), so today’s pics are not very exciting…

None the less, Lumpini Park was fun, especially the open air ‘Aerobics Class’, and the two lakes, not to mention the millions of people whizzing by and overtaking us (we call them joggers…).

You were totally transfixed at the sight of hundreds of people jumping and making moves in (almost, kind of) perfect unison.















I am not much of a historian when it comes to ‘Parks’ in Thailand (in fact not much of a historian full stop). But judging by the age of the trees (nor am I a tree expert) Lumpini Park must be quite old (give me 5 mins to Google/Wiki…, yep, oldest in Thailand, created in 1920s by King Rama the VI).

Your mother and I have already made plan to come back here, we need a good 2 hours to walk around the whole park…