Great Battle Of Yuthahathi

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If you ever go to Bangkok, be sure and visit “The Ancient City ” in Mueang Boran.  One of the monuments there is a statue of the battle when  King Naresuan liberated Siam from Burmese rule – The Great battle with Phra Maha Uparaja, the Burmese Prince and son of King Nantabureng at Nong Sarai, Suphan Buri Province and declared Siam  independence in May 1584 A.D.   This is my vision for the final blow in a 20 by 30 inch digital painting – What do you think? – Did I do it justice? ThaiBattle-web Does it bring you there?



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Last years “Chiang Mai Flower Festival”  on one float was this great bouquet of flowers, much larger than shown here but I always thought it would make a great painting  –  So here’s my version – on a  20in by 30in Digital canvas.Bouguet-web  What do you think, did I do it justice?


Kiss Jomtien Beach – GOODBY

Sawadee Khrapjomtien             Just saw this article in ThaiVisa forum.  

This used to be a great place to walk – but look at what they are doing – If it is going to look like Pattaya Beach then all the flavor will be lost. – what a shame.        Click on image for full article.



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Throughout his extraordinary reign, His Majesty the King devoted his life to the health, safety, and prosperity of the Thai people.  Our thoughts and sympathies are with the members of the Royal Family and the people of Thailand at this somber time. 



Happy Songkran 2016 – Sawadee Pee Mai

Sawadee Khrap


HAPPY SONGKRAN 2016    HAPPY NEW YEAR       And Chiang Mai’s 720 year birthday.    

  NOT going out to the water fight this year – don’t feel like getting in the fray and particularly getting wet – although the weather has been hovering about 100-106 the last few days – Chiang Mai is the hottest place in Thailand – thank God the humidly is low so its tolerable.    So the above photo,  which was taken several years ago,  but looks very close to what it looked like today at Central Kad Suan Kaew Shopping Center.    

Getting ready to go to Bangkok next week and get everything ready for the stent operation.Might as well get it over as I seem to be hovering right at the edge of being able to control the blood pressure with meds – any little thing right now will set it flying up.  Seem to be OK for  now but that could change next week.  So I’m going to drive down to Pattaya for a week and while there go to Siriraj Mahidol Hospital in BKK where I went several years ago and re-schedule the operation, estimated 2-3 mo. from now..


Chinese New Years

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2016 — A Monkey Year

Chinese New Year 2016 will be a year of the Monkey. For people born in a year of the monkey (1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004), 2016 is considered a bad year. See How to Avoid Bad Luck in 2016 If You’re a Monkey.

“Monkeys” are witty, intelligent and have a magnetic personality… Read more on the personality, career, and love suggestions for those born in Monkey years, and for other Chinese zodiac animals by clicking on the links in the table below.

Chinese New Year Dates for the Next Chinese Zodiac Cycle

Year –  Chinese New Year Date – Day of the week  – Zodiac Animal

  • 2016   February 8     Monday      Monkey
  • 2017   January 28     Saturday     Rooster
  • 2018   February 16    Friday         Dog
  • 2019   February 5      Tuesday      Pig
  • 2020   January 25      Saturday    Rat
  • 2021    February 12    Friday         Ox
  • 2022   February 1       Tuesday     Tiger
  • 2023    January 22      Sunday       Rabbit
  • 2024   February 10     Saturday    Dragon
  • 2025   January 29       Wednesday   Snake
  • 2026   February 17     Tuesday       Horse
  • 2027   February 6       Saturday      Goat

Thanks Pat for the tables and dates