Thanks for reminding me about the Taiwan Restaurant. I
have never been back there since they moved. I used to like it before, in
their former, shabby location.
My friend and I went there today and we had the dumplings,
fried rice, and some noodles. I must say, they’re still good, and as you
said in the review, in a much nicer setting.
I will definitely be back soon with more friends.
Happy New Year
I just wanted to write in and congratulate whoever was
responsible for the beautiful fireworks show on New Year’s Eve. Not only did
the 5 different competitors do an outstanding job, but the show itself was
beautiful. The heart shaped fireworks were amazing. Truly a spectacular way
to ring in the New Year!
So, well done to the 5 competitors and thank you very
much for such a beautiful display, here’s hoping this can be repeated every
Auld lang syne
I had cause to head out to Meechoke junction the other
day and was rather surprised at the large size of the golden arches of the
new McDonald’s drive through there. While I understand that it was
inevitable they come, isn’t it possible to put in place some kind of size
requirement for their sign?
While it certainly does now make for a very noticeable
landmark for people headed out that way (turn right just before the
McDonalds for instance) it is rather unsightly and ruins the village feeling
of the whole place.
I do hope that these kinds of unsightly signs aren’t the
wave of the future for Chiang Mai, the huge ugly billboards are bad enough!
Enough of the signage!
Foreigners living in Thailand
We foreigners chose to live here, so we have to think
about if to complain is always the right thing. When we do wrong we have to
see the consequences. When we are victims of something, burglary, violence,
an accident, fraud, Thailand’s justice system is not faster than any other
in the world. But it is not as corrupt as many people want to make it, and
never forget, in Thailand are many thousands of foreigners living happily
for a long time without any conflicts with the society or justice system.
Sometimes it is the ghosts that we called ourselves. Bad
behavior in public as here is Thailand, isn’t it? Something we would never
do where we come from. So sometimes we have to be careful with our comments,
complaints and negative behavior. When we live in peace with the people
around us, try to follow the laws, knowing the laws, being prepared for the
worst case, I am sure everything is fine. Also with justice in Thailand. If
all doors seem to be closed, a window will open and light comes in to
enlighten those in the darkness.
Pavements and fire
Just a short note to say that while it’s nice to see the
cleanliness of Chiang Mai upon my annual return to this lovely city, it
would make the city even more lovely to see the pavements fixed!
Additionally, I noted the strong smell of burning garbage behind Kad Suan
Kaew shopping center the other day and it seems to me that surely this must
be illegal in the city? And so near a public place, I am surprised that my
hotel doesn’t do something about this noxious odor.
Chiang Mai is indeed a lovely city and the improvements
of late are noticeable, but a note to the city to not rest on its laurels
but to continue the good work and make this city even more beautiful and
livable for everyone.
Chiang Mai visitor