Thursday, September 28, 2006

Welcome to Suvarnabhumi

Today is the first day that Suvarnabhumi Int'l Airport fully operates. Bangkok Int'l Airport, known as Don Muang Airport, is now closed for commercial flights. The transition started shortly after midnight when last flights departed Don Muang.

As a passenger, I'd known Don Muang forever, and as a pilot, I'd been flying to Don Muang for hundreds of times. Seeing it got closed down made me feel sad. It's like we had some kind of bond between us. Anyway, we have to move on cause Don Muang can no longer serve as many passengers.

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Sunday, September 24, 2006


Originally uploaded by bitslice.

From Sep 15th, Thai Airways operated a few domestic flights at Suvarnabhumi, the new Bangkok Airport, in order to test the airport facilities. This was taken on Sep 22nd when I was about to enter boarding gate A2 for my second flight to Phitsanulok (PHS).

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

More About Coup

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It's finally happened. Early last night, military force moved into Bangkok. At 10pm, television feeds were cut off, all channels were broadcasting H.M. the King's videos. Then later there were announcements made by the army commander that they had seized the government house and situation was in control.

Thaksin is still out of the country. Heard he flew to London. I think he knew what was going on before he left Thailand to the US. I do hope Thai politics will be better after the reform, of course without men like Thaksin.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Seasons Change


I first saw this movie's teaser a few months ago and thought it's just like a previous hit "Puen Sa Nit." I mean same plot: which one to choose; the one you love, or the one who loves you, you know, that kind of thing. Frankly it didn't catch much of my attention although I liked the characters of those kids--they looked young and innocent and that reminded me of my teenage years.

Last week I just got too much free time to kill so I went to a movie with Nat (pilot friend). "Seasons Change" came up in my mind and I decided to give it a try. And it's better than I expected. It's fun and enjoyable. The director and script writer did a good job. Actors were natural. Nat agreed, although he admitted later that when it came to 2nd round, which he went with his girlfriend, it wasn't as good as the first one.

Now everyone's talking about this movie. Not just how they love it, or how much they love the casts, but whether it's the first love, or the best friend that matters. Which one would you choose?

Blogger Beta

Been waiting for a long time for Blogger Beta, finally I got an option to migrate to the beta. New features include labels for posts (aka tags), more flexible template handling, dynamic web page, integration with Google account, etc. Migration was quick and easy (unless you'd edited the old template to include your own codes, you wouldn't notice any changes). I'm posting this entry with the new beta.