Saturday was the Expats Meeting at the Orchid Hotel – right down the street from my place – easy walk. Guest speaker was Consul General Michael Morrow. He’s been in this position for about 5 months now and will serve a 3 year term here. His speech , stories, and question & answer period was really worth attending. Well spoken and seemed ready to share – had a great time.
First a shot of cleaning the sidewalk in front of a local small restaurant on the way to the Hotel. Then the Expats meeting.
After the meeting I went over to the Shopping Center to see what was set up for the kids. Today across Thailand is “Children’s Day”. Same as done in the States – children at the workplace, special things at the malls – etc. Here are some shots and a great one of a couple of young men grabbing a bite to eat at a favorite German restaurant I like in the Center. enjoy – I did.
First I went to Wat Suan Dok and a meeting with several monks who are learning how to set up their blogs. I’m helping them learn HTML/Java and how to use Blogger and BlogSome to make their own personal blog sites. They are going to put pictures of their villages, homes, and family (Cambodia, Lao, Burma and some from Thailand), their home Temples, why they became monks, and what are their plans for the future. This should really be some great reading – and it helps them learn English, programming and share their thoughts to the world.
The balance of the day was spent preparing for a “Workshop” for the Chiang Mai Photography Club. Every 3rd Wednesday of each month I will be running a 2 hr. workshop on photo image editing software, such as LightRoom and PhotoShop CS3. So I am preparing a PowerPoint to use for the first meeting introduction. The first part is for beginners and then we will explore the more advanced Photoshop capabilities – so far sounds like it will have a good turnout.
Well that’s about how my time is being spent – fairly busy for a retired guy.