Asia: back to the future

Royal palace, Bangkok. 2018. Back to the future? In more ways than one, I guess. I was born in the East, in India under its Pakistani guise. (To me the names change, the land and the people not so much.) We then pushed further East to Vietnam, briefly, and Cambodia which we left in ’57.…

A morning walk, Bangkok

Royal palace, Bangkok. 2018. It’s already been two years since we went on our Asia trip. From Singapore to Malaysia to Thailand to Cambodia. I must say my feet are itching to  go back. Meanwhile, some views of Bangkok. Sawadeekraap… Klong or canal, facing the Artist’s house. Bangkok used to be a water city. Now…

A morning walk, Bangkok

Security guard at the Palace. The pay is good but the uniform heavy. Glamour. Commuting. Bangkok art and culture museum.   War. 1914. 1939. The centre has very fine modern art and had an expo with photos of the late King Bhumibol, who was a keen photographer. The delicacy of Wat Arun temple. The Jim…

Time patrol, Bangkok

“Morning Scotty. I see the title generator is back up.” “Yes, Captain. What are our orders for today?” “Bangkok, 1957 and 2018.” “Sixty years and change, Sir? That will require some fine tuning.” “Don’t remind me of the sixty bl..dy years my friend. Fine tuning is your area, Scotty. All aboard!” Royal palace, Bangkok. 1957.…