The mutton was described a Pakistani curry, with twice the amount of onion and aromatic spices, than other dishes. The owner told me that the meat was New Zealand lamb bought from Macro. It was simply delicious!
The Aloogobi was described as small pieces of diced potato stir fried with small florets of cauliflower in a mild almost dry spiced sauce. Equally delicious!
A most pleasant evening, with famiy type friendly service, and delicious food. The total bill was B288 ( A$10)
Motorcyclist nabbed after naked joyride in Chiang Mai goes viral
“CHIANG MAI: — A man who brazenly rode a motorcycle through downtown Chiang Mai while naked has been arrested after detectives were alerted to his antics through a video clip on a social media network.
It took five hours for police to swoop on the man after the clip of his raunchy romp appeared on the web yesterday morning. Police arrested Jetpol Chanboontawee, 24, and charged him with committing a lewd act.
Police Region 5 deputy chief Chamnan Ruodreaw said officers launched an investigation into the matter after receiving complaints from people who had viewed Mr Jetpol’s clip.
Pol Maj Gen Chamnan said police traced the IP address of the person who first posted the clip. That person then identified Mr Jetpol as the naked motorcycle rider.
Mr Jetpol confessed that he was the rider in the clip, which was shot on April 30.
He told police he and his friend had attended a party at a restaurant in the Kad Choeng Doi area and became intoxicated. He was challenged by a friend and offered 1,000 baht to ride his motorcycle naked through the streets.
He said a man in the group, identified only as Bom, was the person who shot the video clip and posted it on Facebook.
Police will summon Mr Bom for questioning. They said he might face charges of violating the Computer Crime Act for posting the clip.
Police fined Mr Jetpol 1,000 baht for committing a lewd act in public and released him.”
What about driving under the influence of alcohol and not wearing a helmut?
This morning’s speaker, in the Convention Room of the Le Meridien Hotel, was from “The Best Friend Burmese Library in Chiang Mai”
The manager of The Best Friend Library , Garrett Kostin, gave the background of this important community centre that works to share information and raise awareness about the current situation in Burma, while also supporting migrants and refugees in Thailand. He shared a 5-minute video about the library and its projects, explained how local expats can make use of the library and get involved, and discussed a bit about Shan and Burmese migrants in Chiang Mai, as well as the future of Burma and the library.
Garret, who is a lucid and interesting speaker, recently returned from a lecture tour of Australia.
Aung San Suu Kyi
He referred to the 1990 election when Aung San Suu Kyi won a landslide victory, but was denied taking office by the military dictatorship. Since then have been great changes and positive progress in Burma. Within the country, however, she has lost a lot of legitimacy.Some say she does not give enough support to ethnic minorities. Others claim it is simply a ploy to placate the generals and help her win government at the next election.
Severe anti Muslim intolerance in the country has also developed into conflict between Buddhists and Muslims.
Expat Club Members - Convention Room Le Meredien Hotel
I have seen her several times before. I showed her the surgery I had in Australia.and asked her opinion about the pre cancer spots remaining on my scalp. She said she would not, at this stage,use liquid nitrogen to burn them off. She suggested I treat my scalp with Effudex cream that I brought with me from Oz. There is no urgency about it, so I will start the application in a month or two, because it is unpleasant to use.
I was lucky enough to get a parking space on the 5 th floor.
The birth, the Enlightment, and the Passing Away of the Buddha
Friday 24th May is Visakha Bucha Day, a public holiday in Thailand.
Because it is a holy day, shops, bars and restaurants are barred from selling alcohol for 24 hours from midnight on Thursday night. Visakha Bucha Day is one of the four annual religious days on which the sale of alcohol is banned
Visakha Bucha Day is one of the most important days in Buddhism because of three important incidents in the life of The Buddha, i.e. the birth, the enlightenment and the passing away, miraculously fall on the same month and date, the Vesak full moon day. .So each year, Buddhists throughout the world gather together to perform the worship to recollect the wisdom, purity and compassion of the Buddha.
Kruba Srivichai Monument
Chiang Mai faithful will gather for the annual walk up to Wat Prathat Doi Suthep to make merit before the day, then, on the day they make merit at the Wat. The walk will start from the Kruba Srivichai monument on Huay Kaew Road in the evening of the 23rd of May, with celebrants arriving at the temple at Doi Suthep in the early morning.
Mike Shortland was the guest speaker at last night’s meeting of the Travel Club at the Sangdee Gallery. Mike and his wife have visited Budapest on two occasions.
At the outset Mike said, that in the international sphere, Hungary punched above its weight. particularly on a high learning level.Despite only having a population of 10 million. it has produced 12 Nobel Prize Winners.
Keleti Railway Terminal
Mike said the best way to arrive in Budapest was via the beautiful Keleti railway station. Although Budapest has a good underground system and tram service, he said because of the small size of the mid-city area, and the flat terrain, the best way to explore the city was by walking.
The skin graft donor site on my thigh (for my scalp) has been very sore. I took off the last dressing about a week ago and since then it has become more comfortable and I was able to walk freely this morning.
The Maya construction site at the intersection of the Super Highway and Huay Kaew Road is quite frantic as it becomes obvious that the predicted opening in the third quarter 2013 will not be met. The large construction staff are well served by food stalls.
Maya Site - Fast Food!
Maya Site - Fast Food!
Maya Site - Lottery Ticket Sellers
Maya Site - Ice Delivery
I must say that I am looking forward to the opening of the complex which is described as a lifestyle mall. It will be great to have so many services in easy walking distance from my apartment.
There are said to be 10 cinema screens, five large and five small theatres with state of the art features.