Prommas masked drama, BACC 2

An episode of the ancient sanskrit epic, The Ramayana, called Khon Prommas or Prommas Masked Drama was on exhibit at the Bangkok Arts and Culture Center last year. Khon masks represent aspects of crown, headdresses and other elements of royal costume. Throne halls occupied by various gods and demons are depicted in a khon drama episode.

Semi-precious materials like silk, metallic threads, bettle wings and glass beads are used to embroider a khon costume.

One objective of the exhibit is to preserve forms of craftmanship related to the performing arts such as Khon itself. It is also for the general public to learn more about the production of a khon drama. The exhibit was part of a year-long 80th birthday celebrations for His Majesty King Bhumibol.

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Musical Monday: All My Life
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On Wednesday, March 10th is my wedding and divorce anniversary. (Is there a divorce anniversary? *lol) Yes, I got married and divorced on the same date. "So we remember only one date for two events," ex-hubster explained.Documents lay on the table. We faced each other. The divorce official chuckled."Where are you going?" ex asked, his eyeball rolling towards the UK visa sticking out of my passport. "It's sweltering outside. Why is your girlfriend not inside?" I ignored the familiar bossy tone. "She's scared of you." Scared... I gripped the urge to laugh as I reviewed the papers with only one aim besides getting rid of him: full child custody."Gosh, I should be changing aircrafts in Paris, not middle east," my mind shot back to my upcoming trip. Ah well, he got the real estate, liquid assets and all his golf clubs. I got the kid, the dog, and all the photo albums. En…

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Sunday Stealing: Another Meme About Me

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Today we ripped this meme off a blogger named Calvin at the blog Calvin's Canadian Cave of Coolness. He states that he grabbed it from Samurai Frog. But, it was probably stolen there as well. So, of course, that will be as far as we go. Tracing back our theft's thieves might take some time. Link back to us at Sunday Stealing!

Cheers to all us thieves!

1. Are you currently in a serious relationship? no

2. What was your dream growing up? To be a nun and to go see a castle in England. I gave up the habit; captured the castle.

3. What talent do you wish you had? aptitude in Math

4. If I bought you a drink, what would it be? iced lemon tea, thank you

5. What was the last book you read? Harry Potter 7; reread it last night to fall asleep

6. What zodiac sign are you? virgo

7. Any tattoos and/or piercings? Explain where. one piercing on each earlobe

8. Worst habit? procrastinating

9. What is your favorite sport? fig…

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A young reader to nurture
After getting over a bill fright when an expensive overseas call had gone on for almost an hour, I rang cousin Vi to see when can we have another slumber party (read: splurge on food and talk all night). Vi described her 8-year old son's developing love for reading and knack for observing things. My ears perked up. It's my kind of news! Then Vi said, "I hope he'll be like you..." She didn't have to say that to make me look up my bookcase and check what could I give the boy. I'm inspired already.

Jesus in Blue Jeans and Anne Frank's Tales from the Secret Annex These are the only books so far available in my stack most likely suitable for Kakoy (Vi's blossoming bookworm) and I'm reviewing them for him. I'm delighted anew at the gems on the pages, and having a grand time thinking of what else to send him.
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Bookcase status

One thing I'm trying to control about my reading habit is succumbing to the temptation of buying more books than I can carry in my luggage when it's time to move to a permanent place. The bookcase I got is space-limited, city-ish. My hoarder instinct makes it a major object in my daydreams: ship the contents home when I'm finally through with Bangkok.
header by Samulli; click here for more listsThese are book(s) in my bookcase I read:

...devour more like
1. Harry Potter 1-7 by JK Rowling

passage by passage
2. A Purpose DrivenLifeby Rick Warren

in less than 4 hours
3. Da Vinci Codeby Dan Brown

to satisfy my curiosity
4. Empty Promises Vol. 7 and other true casesby Ann Rule

to pass the time away
5. Prince Charming: The John F. Kennedy Storyby Wendy Leigh

for entertainment
6. The Complete Neuroticby Charles A. Monagan
7. You Don't SayI forgot the author but it's about identifying people who should be credited for famous quotations we know, like some of Shakespeare's lines we th…

Antique gold ornaments, BACC 1

The Bangkok Arts and Culture Centre is right at the heart of the city. It can be reached easily by skytrain (National Stadium station). An exhibit was on when I visited the center last year.

A craftsman working

Some of the antique gold ornaments on display

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Musical Monday: Diggah Tunnah

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Yesterday the blogosphere was humming Disney. I'm still in the mood for it today. My Lion King - crazy five-year old insists on staring amazed (with mouth agape) at these meerkats and hyenas. I enjoy the animation as well so it ends up as the tune that moves us today.

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Welcome to Monday Mayhem. Our host today is the ever popular host of Sunday Stealing. The meme chosen today is based on his You Are Paying Him, Aren't You? meme.

Today we got tagged. The WTIT Tape Radio Blog is generally up to the challenge, so we accepted. And we WILL actually tag people for this one. It would not be fair to Frank not to follow this through. Here we go!

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