Ah yes, it’s the return of Brain Drops for another installment after a long absence. No particular topic or destination here, just a lot of randomness with a bit of Thailand sprinkled in.

My standard disclaimer: While I’m traveling, lots of random thoughts pop into my head. Each week (or month, or year) I like to share a few of them. Please don’t judge me, I know I’m a bit crazy.

 

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Reason #434 I love Asia: no time of the year is the wrong time of the year to play Christmas music.

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Walking through the night market in Chiang Mai, I feel some sympathy for the sellers of handmade bookmarks. They’ll soon be collateral damage in the growth of eBooks.

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Watching all of the people in Thailand and their custom of a wai (below), it reminds me of when I was young. I used to think that any time I clasped my hands together I was automatically praying, as though I was triggering a holy walkie-talkie to God. I’d absent-mindedly put my hands together and then get scared that I was bothering Jesus when I was just thinking about Batman or something.

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Does anyone ever buy a piggybank for a child in Vietnam? It’s just not the same when you don’t have coins plinking around inside.

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Some countries require 2 passport sized photos for visas and some require only one, so I have lots of strays. I’m now carrying around 5 different photos with various hairstyles and outfits. I feel like Jason Bourne.

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Reason # 437 I love Asia: You can believably say you have the body of a god when there are Buddhists everywhere. It’s so much easier than comparing to the Greek gods or even skinny Jesus.

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This week in dubious marketing claims:

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Camera phones should have time locks that prevent them from taking photos after 10pm.

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It shouldn’t count as forgetting a birthday if you remember the person’s birthday but just have no idea what day it is today.

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I find it difficult to look directly in the face of people who do things that don’t make sense to me. It makes my head hurt. It’s like trying to stare at the carpet in a Vegas casino that’s been purposely made with asymmetrical patterns to force you to look up at the slot machines.

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2 Thoughts on “Brain Drops Rising

  1. I have a photo of that Ronald McDonald! One of my favourite travel photos.
    Ayngelina´s last blog post ..Maui on my mind

  2. Just showed my wife reason # 434 and she wants me to book tickets to Asia now!. it’s bad enough she starts the Christmas music in September!

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