Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Khor Tot Krub

I've been away, not that far but away nonetheless.

Sitting on the well-kept lawn of Santhi Chaiprakarn, letting the wind blow my hair all astray, I felt happy. I sat, sandals askew beside me and my camera resting on the grass near my feet - unused. I watched an old couple sit under the tree on the opposite corner of the lawn from me, and shifted my gaze to watch the other people there.

Behind me the Chao Phraya is giving an endless supply of fresh breeze, and I sat there taking in the scene while listening to a soft Thai ballad emanating from a not too far-off speaker. A girl took up a spot under another tree nearby and took out her iPod and notebook and was soon immersed in her writing. I wish I had my notebook with me too, but all I had was my memory.

I then laid down on the green, and closed my eyes. This is why I travel.

But now I'm back. Goodbye hospitality, gentleness and grace, hello back reality. Kuala Lumpur, I'm home now.

8 comments:

|1f34|-|1r3 said...

oh yeah..welcome back bebeh...any buah tangan for me ?? kuakuakuakua..oh yeah..harapan nyer jgn sebijik cap jenama polo yer...

kidd said...

apa kau buat kat sana ha?

i had my fair share of travels..in the distant land of dreams.

The Banker said...

life4hire: souvenirs are limited, sape cepat dpt la. hehe

kidd: unwinding, detoxing my mind from my norm.

distant observer said...

should have gone with `someone close'. it would be more meaningfull

kidd said...

distant observer:i second it!

The Banker said...

distant observer & kidd: i dunno, i've always travelled with the guys. dt see the need to change the status quo for now.

Ainaa said...

"Detoxing".

In Bangkok.

Riiiiiight ;)

We all understand you.

The Banker said...

ainaa: no speculations! =P