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December 16, 2006

Home for Hanukkah


I haven't been posting for the better part of this week because I was sick.


It was something I ate.

I now have to learn to live my life without some of the things I love. Wasabi is one. Hot Thai chili sauce is another.

My stay at Ram Chiang Mai Hospital had one small perk. There was a channel devoted to English language movies, albeit with Thai subtitles. I did get to see a couple of films I hadn't seen before only to find that I didn't miss that much. As much as I usually like Kirk Douglas and am glad he's living as fully as possible, there was only so much of It Runs in the Family that I could watch before wishing I saw Spartacus for fourth or fifth time. After Cheaper by the Dozen 2 concluded, I was wondering how I ever thought that Steve Martin was ever funny. Bandidas sounded great on paper, Salma Hayek and Penelope Cruz in a female buddy western produced by Luc Besson. I love both actresses, neither holds a candle, or a six-shooter, to Raquel Tejada Welch as Hannie Caulder. Only Goal! by Danny Cannon, a film about British footballers, proved most watchable. It wasn't up there with This Sporting Life, but it wasn't a total time-waster either.

I'll post something more substantial as soon as possible.

Posted by peter at December 16, 2006 07:25 AM


I see Thai TV is still a viable dumping ground for America's Most Forgettible Cultural Products.

Sorry to hear about the chili sauce. At least Thai hostipals are nice and inexpensive.

Posted by: Brian at December 16, 2006 07:01 PM