saturday 9

One Night in Bangkok

1) This song is from the play Chess. It's been said that the most successful players are fluid in their thinking. Do you consider yourself flexible or set in your ways? I am a flexible thinker

2) Nigel Short, a real-life chess grandmaster, used to wear a t-shirt that said, "He who cares, wins." Do you always play to win? Or do you play board/card games or sports for the fun of it? I am a freakishly competitive person when it comes to board or card games

3) The singer is in Bangkok for an important tournament. He maintains that he doesn't mind missing the sights and dismisses Bangkok is just another "crowded, polluted stinking town." Do you find big cities exciting? Or do you think of them as noisy and dirty? After the excitement of being in a big city wears off, I find them noisy and dirty

4) Air pollution has reached serious levels Bangkok. Do you suffer from allergies, asthma or another condition that could be aggravated by pollution? nope

5) To reduce traffic, commuters travel through Bangkok on ferries that make regularly scheduled trips up and down the Chao Phraya River. When was your last boat ride? It was a ferry to Chebeague Island to visit a dear friend

6) Round trip airfare between ATL and BKK is $1750. If we gave you a travel voucher for that dollar amount, how would you spend it? I would head to Europe--I want to see Italy and a return trip to Ireland

7) The Holiday Inn Express in Bangkok has a McDonald's onsite. When you go somewhere new, do you find it comforting to be surrounded by what's familiar? Or would you prefer to try new things? I find it comforting to see the familiar but I like trying new places, I rarely go to the same place twice when visiting a city

8) One of Bangkok's most popular restaurants is DID, which stands for Dine in Dark. The dining room at DID is 100% light free -- cell phones must be stored in the lobby to avoid distracting from the experience -- so customers eat their four course meal without seeing it. This heightens the diner's sense of taste and smell. When you prepare a meal, do you put a great deal of care into its presentation? I do not often prepare full meals, so no, I don't put any effort into it

9) Random question: Think about your last professionally prepared meal. Did you dine in, carry out, or have it delivered? I had carry out--a ceasar salad with grilled steak


I am Harriet said...

I am so with you about the excitement of the big city wearing off after a while. Then I start thinking about sleeping in my own bed.

Stacy said...

Freakishly competitive about card games, huh? Remind me to never play "spoons" with you! That game can get physical as it is, I might lose a hand playing with you. lol

Diana_CT said...

I want you on my Train Dominoes team. At a local art gallery they have board game night once a month.

CountryDew said...

Not a big city girl, either. Ok to visit, not where I want to stay.