Sunday, 20 May 2018

Time For A Bit Of Maintenance,

as it is Saturday,

 so 40% of the aquarium water out,

 and replaced with fresh water,

 today was also a special day, as it was MR. Tony's birthday, and as a treat he invited us all here, The Caddy Shack Inn, it is on Thepprasit Soi 8 almost opposite The Punch and Judy,

 the specials for the day,

 a quick pose,

 and we were inside,

 a quick look around,

and it was time for our evening meal, 

 some of the guests choose Thai food, 

 and there was plenty of it on the menu,

and some of us choose meals from the UK,

 Cornish pasty for Diana, 

 lamb for Booie,

 cottage pie with cheese for birthday boy Mr. Tony,

 and for myself mince with mashed potato,


 from all of us to Mr. Tony, 

 then it was time for desserts, 

and what a nice selection to choose from,

we rounded the meal off with some Irish coffees, after thanking Mr. Tony for his generosity we made a move for home where we sat outside and listened to music until the midnight hour, then for us we were off to bed.

When Magnets Collide,

the impact,

 is over in nanoseconds,

but what if you could slow the impact down?

well that is what the guys have done at Magnetic Games, above are a couple GIFs, 

and here is the video, amazing to watch the interactions between the magnets, and if you like music, marbles and magnets, 

then this video is for you!

I Am Sure,

we have all seen tattoos,

 in the press that have spelling mistakes,

 so at some stage, 

a corrective tattoo will have to take place,

it is bad enough going though all of that pain, but to endure it again can just be too much,

so here is a great idea, 30-year-old Johanna Giselhäll Sandström, from Kyrkhult, Sweden, wanted to show her devotion to her two children, Nova and Kevin, by having their names tattooed on her arm, off to the tattoo shop she went, now here is the bad bit, instead of ‘Kevin’ the artist had misspelled it ‘Kelvin’, “I said I wanted the names of my children tattooed on me and I gave the artist their names,” the woman told local newspaper Blekinge Lans Tidning, “The artist drew the design and didn’t ask anything about the spelling so I didn’t give it any more thought.” Sandström said that she went back to the tattoo shop as soon as she noticed the typo, but the tattoo artist simply laughed and said that there was nothing he could do other than offer her a refund, all she could do now was go home and research ways to fix or remove the tattoo, now here is thinking out of the box, instead of changing the tattoo, change the kids name! and that is what the parents did, if you want to see more typo tattoos have a look here.

Are Robots Living Amongst Us?

and if they were, how would we know?

 with robots becoming more lifelike everyday,

 how would you know?

 well this is photographer Niko Photographisme take on what could well be the future in his series of photographs titled “The Robot Next Door”

  the artist depicts a world in which robotic creatures are among us,

 “We live in a world of appearances,” the photographer says of the series, 

 “In the real life and the digital world, We play roles, characters. But appearances are often false or deceptive.” the French artist describes his practice as “humorous, surreal, strange, always something impossible with a touch of credibility.”

and some what frightening in some circumstances, 

and can sometimes even take your job, in the interview with Sophia, it shows how far A.I. has come, if you watch the video till the end of it 'we are being invaded by robots!' will make sense, you heard it here first!

Saturday, 19 May 2018

Off Shopping,


 we, despite have a list, always seem to arrive home missing a few items and the last time we were at Friendship it happened again, so back we went,

 in the evening we were out, to the Thepprasit Road weekend night market,

 looking towards Jomtien, clear skies,

 and just a touch of cloud looking inland,

 a selection of home made bags and back packs, 

 the mobile fruit seller doing his rounds, 

 opposite the bar this evening both areas where there are normally 2 stalls now being taken up by Toyota,

 now all of the cross pieces have been welded into place in the steelworks,

 where the durian stall was a few weeks ago, this week the electrical store Num Chai has set up a stall,

 the fruit stall all set up with a group of tourists trying a few of the fruits,

 and we will be trying some of these later this evening,

 the pet section with few if any customers,

 despite being well stocked,

 the aquatic store,

 the owner as cheerful as ever,

 sunset over the market,

 still lots of durians for sale,

 as well as salted bar-b-qued fish, 

 one of the colourful sushi stalls,

 and this is what we are having for our evening meal, 

 ribs roasted in a pot with honey, 

  a new stall for this week,

 the ice cream lady makes a sale,

  one of the mobile food stalls drove past as I sat at the bar,

 as night crept in I noticed some thing different, the money exchange had been moved back, there was now quite a space in front of it,

home, with ribs a plenty as well as some slices of pork with crackling, delicious, after some of the lychee's Diana had bought, it was feet up for a couple of quiz shows,

then our film for the evening Legends of the Fall, it must be me, with such an all start cast I had high expectations, but for myself I found the film a complete bore, pedantic, predictable and slow, so slow, given a choice I would have preferred the epic 4 hour long avant-garde film, taken in one take, Watching Paint Dry, or it's 8 hour sequel, again taken in one take, Watching Paint Dry 2, as I said it must be me, Diana loved the film, and with that we were off to bed.