October 2008

6 years


Buddha Envy

You know how they say everything’s big in Texas? Mofos ain’t never been to Thailand.

New York never sleeps? Bangkokers make Manhattanites look like my grandmother after an afternoon mahjong game.

This city is bigger and hotter and more crowded than everywhere else combined, and the throngs of humanity everywhere make virtually every moment claustrophobic. Half the people seem to be street performers, which in Bangkok leans to legless men paddling around on skateboards singing into a microphone…