Thursday, October 04, 2007

My pants are broken

Wat Pho Reclining BuddhaThe largest reclining Buddha in Thailand is in Bangkok in a temple called Wat Pho. I think it is about 15 m tall and 46 m long. Don't you think it would look nice in my living room?

Boat KidAfter our boat tour of a canal and Wat Pho, Ian, David, Cloe, and I had lunch at a small restaurant across from the Grand Palace. Having seen enough of shiny gold temples, David and Cloe decided to take a boat taxi back to the hotel, while Ian and I opted to tour the Grand Palace.

We knew before coming that we would have to wear shirts with sleeves and pants below the knee. I only brought one pair of jeans. They are the only jeans I own, so if you've seen me wearing jeans in the last year and a half, you know which ones they are. They have exactly three holes in them.

Can you guess where this is leading?

As we entered the Grand Palace grounds I noticed a group of Europeans wearing what looked like long traditional Thai skirts and some Thai pants. I told Ian that if I ever bought pants like that he needed to shoot me. What? Do these people think they look Thai?

About 10 steps later a uniformed security guard came up to me and announced that my pants were broken. He pointed at the fashionably placed holes.

Damn it.

He sent me back to the entrance where I traded my CNMI driver's license for a pair of the previously mentioned Thai pants.

Grand PalaceDon't I look sexy?


We are off to Chiang Mai in about an hour. We are taking an overnight train and should be there at about 7 AM. From this point on I don't know what the Internet access will be like.

I may update; I may not.

Either way, Happy Birthday to me! I'll be 29 tomorrow.


Winter Park Fords said...

Happy Birthday to you! I love you!! Love, Mom

EJ said...

Tell me more!

Bruce A. Bateman said...

Happy Birthday Angelo. You should buy yourself a nice Thai spice cake, kick back and blow that candle out.

CNMI Blogger said...

At least you're wearing pants! In some places, you would be wearing skirts. :)


Jeff said...

I had to buy pants that looked like something out of 1985 New Jersey to see that amazing place.

Thailand rocks, as I'm sure you're finding out.