Sunday, May 27, 2012
During the 2010 college football season I made the trip from Bangkok to Lincoln for a Nebraska football game. College football fans awake every Saturday morning across the USA and turn on ESPN's Game Day, it's a tradition for millions of the sports devotes. Nebraska, where I'm from, is a state of football fanatics. As I wrote in my novel about Nebraska life / Bangkok life "ECHO POOL" the games on Saturday are not just an event, they are THE event. Families travel from every corner of the state to Lincoln to watch our Huskers represent our homeland. Friends from high school days, groups from churches, coworkers from the farm and ranch industry or meat packing industry and many more gather in the capital city. The game is about football, but to me it's always been about family. My father worked for the University of Nebraska for 27 years so our loyalty to THE BIG RED has always been deep. Now I have a little piece of history to remember my roots by with this clip from ESPN.
Friday, May 25, 2012
So a typical day in South East Asia can include many things that might surprise you. This was an interesting morning in my neighborhood. When the local kids were playing with a rather SE Asia pet.
My buddy Speedy hyperbole Arnold, of Bangkok Knockout fame, called me up to let me join in the fun. http://youtu.be/UiboqzsWO04 (more about Speedy).
Thursday, May 24, 2012
It's the blessed time when the summer heat in Bangkok finally breaks to the rainy season. Of course when the earth has been being baked with 100% temperatures for days on end the problem is the water, when it falls, can not penetrate so it begins to roll.
The flood of 2011 was a wake up call to those of us in one of the world's biggest sea level cities. I shot this video 2 days before I was driven from my home for 3 weeks. Global warming or government mismanagement of water flow, 2011 was an economic nightmare and an emotionally draining event that put us all in survival mode.
I love the rain, but I must say I'll be keeping a keen eye on the level of water in my streets. If the floods come again can someone please rent me a couch or guest room at a REALLY LOW PRICE.