Sawadee Khrap Here’s a good one from Kevin (modified !!)
A balding, white haired man from USA , walked into a jewelry store in Bangkok this past Friday evening with a very handsome but much younger young man at his side.
He told the jeweler he was looking for a special ring for his boyfriend. The jeweler looked through his stock and brought out a $5,000 ring.
The man said, ‘No, I’d like to see something more special.’
At that statement, the jeweler went to his special stock and brought another ring over. ‘Here’s a stunning ring at only $40,000 the jeweler said. The lad’s eyes sparkled and his whole body trembled with excitement. The old man seeing this said, ‘We’ll take it.’
The jeweler asked how payment would be made and the man stated, ‘by check. I know you need to make sure my check is good, so I’ll write it now and you can call the bank Monday to verify the funds and I’ll pick the ring up Monday afternoon.’
On Monday morning, the jeweler angrily phoned the old man and said ‘There’s no money in that account.’
‘I know,’ said the old man,
‘But let me tell you about MY GREAT WEEKEND!’
See…….Not All Seniors Are Senile
It’s been a long time since the last post – not busy but lazy – But this coming Tuesday is the meeting of the Chiang Mai Camera Club at the Sangdee Gallery at 7 PM – 17th . Brian sent out this notice, but I thought I’d post it here too for those who may plan to attend and are not on the mailing list yet.
“Always trying to do something which will help learning I have found a very pretty model, 24 years old and experienced.
She will come to Sangdee and pose for us. The lights and backdrop will be supplied by me and it will be a great opportunity
to follow up on Johns example of lighting we did a couple of months back. (don’t worry if you weren’t there then!)
We have to pay the model 600 baht for an hours session I propose those who wish to take photographs (maximum 6)
split the costs of 600 Baht: so if there are only 4 photographers, each would pay 150 Baht. It is not necessary to have
a smart camera. Flash wont be needed as adequate lighting will be provided. It will be fun to see the results the following
meeting .I hope someone uses a mobile phone camera!!!
You don’t have to be a photographer to attend the meeting, you are welcome to come and watch without obligation.
Please confirm at this weeks meeting (with a payment) if you would like to photograph the model.
This meeting we will show a couple of short movies on composition and what attracts they eye in a photograph.”
Hope to see everyone there – should be a great meeting and especially with the model –
Happy Easter to everyone
This is a good time of reflection for me. 1988, the year God took away my compulsion to drink and I realized a personal relationship with Christ. Not the “christ” taught by the “church” ( each domination insisting their doctrine is the only true one) BUT, a real, personal, loving relationship with Jesus “The Christ”. Accepting of all, without condemnation, based on Love and Acceptance.
That’s been 23 years, without drink (and 22 years without smoke) and a real struggle to change my way of thinking and acting. 23 years of trying to come to terms with who and what I really am. “A Child of God – One with Christ.
Not much to say about it – only my actions can really tell the truth – Jesus said “If you love me you will follow my commandments” – I can only hope and pray for the strength to do that – as He said “If you see me, you see my Father” – and I can only pray that others see a clearer reflection of God through me.
This is the world of differences, hatred, ego based decisions, limited, lonely and without hope, ending in death. And YET, in this world, Christ has shown me a glimpse of Heaven. Opened my eyes and set me on a path of discovery and peace. I don’t even want to mention sexuality but my being “gay” was a major obstacle I had to come to terms with. I love being me, I don’t want to be limited to any broad classification or group, I don’t want a label, I am just Frank, and I prefer to be in the company of men, and I thank God I have been brought to Thailand. The story begins anew each day.
He Has Risen – Blessed Easter
Here’s a great one for all you fisherman – great tips:
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Pea stopped by for a very short snapshot session – We plan on doing more next week when we have more time – But I thought you would like to see this handsome man’s portraits. I did several shots when he was a monk in earlier posts – but really look forward to doing some sexy shots in the future – if he agrees I’ll post them here for all to see.
As you can see he is very striking and even better in person. Quite photogenic so I will have a lot to work with for some future shots.
Here is photo of the US Consulate wall which was painted by students from all or most of the Chiang Mai schools. Really nice.
Take a look at the **** SLIDESHOW **** of each mural.
Better late than never –
Here are the photos from the Poi Sang Long celebration at Wat Pa Pao 2011 Chiang Mai. with featured photos of Wit’s Sang Long from his village group. April 4-6, 2011 The procession started at Thapae Gate and followed the moat to Wat Pa Pao –
And a **** SLIDESHOW **** Note: there are over 280 images so be prepared to spend some time going over the photos – Also compare with the celebration posted earlier at Wat Ku Tao.
Good advice for the States as they cut Medical Coverage – Thanks Jim for the “Tip”
David, in London, got his Google Blog “Beauty Hunter” back up and running. It was shut down for some unknown reason by the censor gods of Google. He’s got a post about it so I won’t elaborate here. Welcome back David and all the luck keeping it up. (pardon the pun)
We just had an earthquake – or at least I felt (and my neighbors) a real strong one. Checking the USGS Earthquake Site – I see TWO 7.0 quakes happened in Myanmar. I felt both of them – the first one real strong, the second just a slight movement. But, I did feel both. WOW, actually got up and started to go toward the door, it lasted for what seemed to be about 20 seconds – quite long.
I was just checking my blog and noticed that I did not have a link to Ben’s Taxi Service.
Sorry Ben – fixed it now.
The last couple of times Mohamed visited me from the States he partook of Ben’s services in planning and taking his tours and told me he was extremely happy and will always use Ben’s again.
Check out his web page for all particulars.
Ana Gracey has organized this event at Sangdee – Don’t miss it.