“Well, hello there…how’r YOU doin’?” It rained! The sweet, sweet wet from above made it all the way down to the ground. Heck, even all the way down to the ground in Bangkok. And anyone who’s ever been to Bangkok, knows that this is quite an accomplishment by the rain. Let me explain for those who have not been to Bangkok. You see Bangkok – similarly to the first Star Wars Death Star – has a bubble of a force field surrounding it. Unlike the Death Star is it not a mysterious energy field powered by The Force channeled by Darth Vader, but simply pollution. So, for a single innocent raindrop to manage to evade all these solid particles of pollution, to fight the updrafts of exhaust gases and stench is an accomplishment worth mentioning and recognizing. Hats off to the fearless raindrops that fought their way to Bangkok on Friday night – you guys rule.
Then yesterday, due to another spectacular display by Mother Nature’s Sunset Department, we hurried to the roof to to devote all my attention to this spectacle – this means no cars this time.
Essentially the same view as above, but this time in landscape. Evidently, the colors of the sunset come out better than in black and white. Also lit area in the center of the image thanks to the green colour reveals itself now as a Futsal ground. For the uninitiated, Futsal is what we call in Germany a “Bolzplatz”. You play football on a small field, with your chums. It encourages fast passing and combinations and thus furthers the basics of football such as passing, stopping and moving about without the ball and reading the game.
Now, I can hear my buddy Michael asking with a smirk, if my above statement is true, then why does the Thai national football team never make an appearance in a World Cup. My answer has been confirmed by many Thais I have discussed this phenomenon with. It is because Thais have a hard time working as a team (except for the current Thai Women’s Volleyball team). With the men, it is essentially like this: Thailand scores and you have 21 disappointed players on the field and one guy Extra Happy!! If they can overcome this….let’s call it deficiency, then due to their love for the sport, due to their technical ability and feel for the ball, I think they would be a real contender and play similarly attractive as the Brazilians did in the 1970s.
And with this piece of wisdom shard with you my dear readers I request you stay sharp and be happy for the person scoring a goal on your team.
Cheers Markus m/
P.S.: “Nature Complies…. Finally” because it finally poured and we have got a proper sunset sky.