Can't help myself in writing something for such an interesting day. Firstly is all the 1s in today's date. Next is the missus and kids left this early morning to Keng Tung. My brother-in-law has a new baby girl and she's having her full month celebration today. Ah boy a bit reluctant to go at first until he saw the Tuk tuk that came to fetch them....
After that, I was all alone at home and bored. I 've finished all the house chores before 11 and I decided to take a drive down to Chiang Rai Wat Rhon Kun (White temple). Yes, its the same temple we visited last month but I wanted to take some photos of it on slides so I took my beast, some film and my tripod. Dump all my gear in my car and drove all the way to the temple.
On the way saw a very bloody accident. A man on his bike was hit by a bus and was killed on the spot. Blood was everywhere.... (Who says today is a lucky day?) It was at a near the 1st check point. All the cars were forced to slow down and I took a slight peek (the police was covering the man's body with a black cloth.. and a few meters down the road, the bus that hit him was just parked beside the road, pinned under the front wheels was a bike. Pretty sad to see this. Which reminded me to drive safely.
I drove on and reached Big C Chiang Rai at noon to stop for lunch and get some groceries. The flood situation in Bangkok means a lot of stuff was out of stock in Tesco Lotus in Maesai. So I was trying my luck to see if its better over here. And it was indeed much better over here. I grabbed more boxes of milk powder and diapers for my boy before heading out again. :P
I reached the temple around 2pm and took my time to load the film and prepare my gear in my car. It was crowded today. I actually didn't shoot much as it was a bit too crowded. Moreover the sun was not in the best direction (should have came in the morning). Anyway took 2 rolls and stopped. Drove back to Chiang Rai Central shopping center at around 3.30pm and took a walk in the mall. Didn't buy anything. Just window shopping...
Ate my early dinner there at around 430pm. Tried out the Japanese restaurant, food mediocre but at least its resonably cheap. Started to drive back home at around 5pm. Traffic was a bit heavy at first but once I was out of Chiang Rai city, the roads where pretty empty. Since I was all alone in the car, decided to test out the car and drove at 160km/h. (I think I did more than that :P ). A bit shiok but guess I won't be doing that anytime soon.
Reached home at around 5.30pm (1st time reach home so fast :P) . Washed up and starting surfing the web and chatted with some old colleagues over Windows messenger. Now typing this before switching off. Guess I will go and read a book or watch some TV before hitting the bed.