19 May 2010
Lockdown in Thailand
How to pass the time when your in lockdown during a civil war... Let's see here... I could count the teats on the cows in my backyard since I can see them from my window; I could name the creatures living in my bathroom (actually I already have- Milli the millipede, Carl the cockroach, and Gary the gecko); I could locate my passport under mounds of melted chocolate and Thai coins- in case of imminent departure; I could pick up a new sport that can be played indoors, such as lampspeed, a fast-paced game that combines intellect, speed, water, electricity, and a little bit of luck; or I could find the most uncomfortable position on my bed. Those are just the few things that have come to mind in the last fifteen minutes or so. Or I could pretend I am a high-profile news blogger in the throes of the action with pertinent information that must be disseminated. Thailand is a mess right now! Everyone is angry, except where I live in San Kampaeng! The only indication of a change I have is an increased police presence at the market (it went from 0 officers seen in 5 days to 2 officers seen in one day!) and a truck full of men that I speculated was headed to Chaing Mai for some action, but it was only speculation. I have been told to pack up my things, cease my internship until further notice, and be on the ready to evacuate at any moment. So now I sit, wait, read, and blog.