Suicidal Swallows seen
in Chiang Mai
I don’t know if Chiang Mai Mail ‘Mailbag’ is the
right forum to write to but I can’t think of anyone else. Tried my Thai
wife already but she just smiles and shakes her head. Told me even, that
only a Farang can ask such a stupid question.
Every morning I drive on Nimmanahaeminda Road in the
direction of Lanna Hospital. There is one big junction in the middle (near
Chiang Mai Computer Plaza) where almost every morning the swallows fly
around like crazy. They are cruising around the motorbikes and cars, up and
down in every direction and very low to the ground as well. If you drive on
they are gone again. Only on this particular junction can you watch them. It
almost looks like they are inhaling the smog from the exhaust pipes. I call
them the Junkie Swallows of Chiang Mai.
But there must be a reason for this phenomenon, or? Is
there anybody out there who can enlighten me?
Very confused Farang,
Keep up the good work
Just read the last issue of CMM (No. 3) and I’d like to
express that my wife and I are very happy with your newspaper. It was about
time we could read news. We still wonder how you do it to come up with such
a quality paper in English very week. With quality, I mean not only
accidents and murder stories like so many (most) Thai newspapers but you
seem to give us an overall look what really happened in Chiang Mai and the
North. Now we know what City Hall is up to, what is decided and what we have
to expect. It was also nice to read some news about Chiang Rai and I guess
many people complimented you on that already.
And we love your Dining Out Column. With that we already
went back to some (for us) ‘long forgotten’ places which just slipped
Another ‘Thank You’ to extend the free advertising
time in your classified sections. Thanks to some advertising there we found
a beautiful house and will move in very soon. Keep up the good work.
Andrew & Tuk Stevenson
Looking for model airplanes
Is anyone of you aware of a shop / store in town which
deals with model airplanes or helicopters? Is there a model flying club or
something similar, in or around Chiangmai? Any information is highly
Strawberry fair, or should that be fare?
Since being advised that the Chiang Mai Mail was a
reality I read with interest all that is happening in your beautiful part of
the world. I now have it in my (PC) favourites, and read each week.
Congratulations to those folk who put it together. Great reading, and an
asset to the region.
I read the strawberry tale from Christy Bug. Simple
solution Christy, always check what you buy. If the vendor won’t let you
see what is going into the bag the solution is quite simple. Don’t buy.
Crikey, at 50 baht per kilogram why bargain? Down here in
Perth, Western Australia we are also into the strawberry season. A punnet
weighing about 150 grams costs around A$2.50 (just over 60 baht). But we
still check them out to see what we are buying.
Hats off to those folk who bring the CMM to us all each
week, no matter where we are in this troubled world.
Perth, Western Australia