Thursday, July 29, 2010

Mai Pen Rai Gone Wrong

Thousands of people have died in the south of Thailand over the past four years. Every day someone dies from a gunshot or an explosion in that corner of the country. Mai Pen Rai. The tourists still come.

The day before the Buddhist holiday of Khao Phansa, a bomb exploded in downtown Bangkok. Four days later, a grenade went off in Soi Rongnam. Mai Pen Rai. It's all destiny. The tourists will still come.

Don't think too much. Mai Pen Rai. Stay home. Pretend everything is all right. Have a Grand Sale. Be sure to remember this is Amazing Thailand.

I am amazed and sad and looking for a new home.

1 comment:

Kim said...

Kratie beckons ...