So Bazaar

Went to the Suan-Lum Night Bazaar last night. It's one of the best markets in Bangkok—probably second only to Chatuchak. There are thousands of stalls selling handmade crafts, artwork and random oddities. It's a good place to go with a group because there's a huge food court/beer garden planked by a stage with live entertainment. This time it was a flamboyantly costumed dance troupe of one male surrounded by his entourage of women. I think Atlanta needs a night bazaar like this to revitalize downtown. If you run into Shirley Franklin, pass the word along.

By the way, one of the reasons I don't update this blog as much as I'd like is the spotty internet service in my apartment. I'm writing now from an internet cafe in the middle of about 30 teens-to-20-somethings—mostly guys—playing computer games. That's huge over here and most of the internet cafes are used for that purpose. Imagine the noise of all those machine guns and whatever else they're playing with, plus the guys yelling in Thai at the computers. It would be more comical if my head weren't pounding!

By the way, teaching “by the way” to beginner English speakers is not that easy.