Tuesday, 12 December 2006

Bangkok Thailand

Well, I'm safely in Thailand.. sitting at the conference right now, on conference computers. We have no wireless, and can't plug our own computers in.

Bangkok, is, well, I'm going to reserve judgement for another time. I'm trying to separate culture shock from Bangkok shock. It's.. interesting. I'll leave it at that.

We did some touristy stuff on Monday... I'll write more about that, and post pictures when I get home.. it's conference time now.. yay!


Yea, so I forgot to update this. Basically, had a blast in Thailand. We saw the royal palace, saw a temple, had a ride up the river on a boat... Went to the weekend market.. bought stuff.. ate stuff.. went clubbing.. and just had a great time. The purchase power of the dollar is fantastic. Pictures.

Friday, 1 December 2006

Christmas Wish List

What geek would be complete without posting a wish list? :)

  • A multimeter (preferably one I don't have to shake to make the ohmmeter part work, at the time of writing it's 2am, and I just disassembled and reassembled my stove to fix a faulty door switch)
  • Any of Cam's top 11 geek games.. (Have settlers and the fu variety of munchkin.. aka "munchkin fu")
  • A non-teflon wok, a pack of bamboo chopsticks, vegetable steamers
  • A new set of pots.. actually.. a set of pots. I own 2 pots, only my tiny one has a lid.. the other is really a deep skillet.
  • A KitchenAid Stand mixer (yeah right, they cost like $400 )
  • Sushi Rollers
  • A new camera.. my Canon G1 is 5.5 years old, and had about 6 dead pixels on the CCD. The SD800IS . Hey, this is a _wish_ list.. right? NOT the SD900, it has a stupid number of megapixels on the same small CCD, with no image stabilizer (IS).. the 800 has a better lens too :)
  • A bread pan from "The West Bend Company" (do they even exist?) I have 3 bread pans from them, but Grandma's bread recipe makes 4 loaves. I want the 4th one to stack with those 3.
  • A clothes iron (and ironing board, but that would be hard to transport back to Vancouver :) )
  • A sewing machine
  • More to come.....