Wednesday, September 09, 2009


9 is an auspicious number here in Thailand.

So today - 09/09/09 - the Thais are going absolutely mental.

At 0909hrs this morning, an eruption of nationalism spewed out in front of my work, where bank employees gathered to sing two songs in honour of the King (you can see his picture in the background).

Standing there listening to the songs, I thought of a couple of things:
  1. Would people do this for KRudd or the Queen?
  2. Days like this are an absolute boon for the bloke who manufactures paper flags.
  3. What is the King doing now?
  4. I wonder if Clare was right when she said last night that a lot of pregnant women would be induced today?
  5. Why does Clare keep bringing up so much talk about babies?