Monday, 23 April 2018

Sunday,

and we are out for lunch,


 on the way we passed this lamppost, tilting over at an alarming degree,

I guess the weight of the cables causing it to lean, I wonder if out Internet connection is in there somewhere?

 we chose The George restaurant and bar, we have eaten there many times before, it is in Chaiyaphruek 2 Rd, if you are going away from Pattaya heading towards Sattahip on the Sukhumvit Road when you arrive at the Chaiyaphruek traffic lights turn right and the restaurant/pub is about 100 yards along the road on the left hand side,

 as I was posing Mr. Tony arrived,

 and here we are,

 a quick look at the well stocked bar,

 and the dining area,

 we were here for the three course 395 baht Sunday roast,

 Mr. Tony and Diana,

chose the pate for their starters,

 for myself the Caesar salad,

 a quick pose, 

 then time for the main courses,

 slices of pork,with lots of crackling,

 'Cheers!',

 onto desserts,

 an ice cream for all of us,

 although not included we rounded the meal off with a coffee each, a normal coffee for Mr. Tony, a latte for Diana,

and a Jamaican for myself, we chatted the afternoon away, and after saying our farewells to Mr.Tony it was a Grab taxi home and feet up for an evening of Cheers, 

at the end of the evening we were well into season three, then for us we were off to bed.


One Thing That Seems Popular In Some Countries,

never seems to have caught on in others,


 in this case I am talking about miniature dioramas, they seem to be very popular in American schools but in the UK I never came across them as a school project,

 anyway here are a few from Malaysian artist Eddie Putera,

 who creates minutely detailed cars,

houses,

 motorcycles,

and people, he chooses subjects from memory or will take on commissions, and no I am not on commission, I just thought his work was so unusual.


Whilst Looking For Nothing In Particular,

I came across these three pictures,


 all looking innocuous, until you take a closer look, above all looks well, but the cat at the bottom of the picture behind the curtain will knock the vase over and walkaway as if nothing happened,

 a nice picture of an owl, until you see the second one in the picture,

the photographer must have thought he captured this picture with the water in the girls hair at just the right split second, until he blew the picture up and saw the lady in red.


I Enjoy Looking At Photographs,

it gives me hope that I can somehow improve my skills,


 and these I thought were extremely nice,

 but of course I was fooled!

 they are not photographs at all,

they are paintings by Scott Prior,

 who lives and works in Northampton, Massachusetts, where he has been a resident since 1971, he was born in Exeter, New Hampshire,



“Whether painting the figure, a landscape or a still life, it is the quality of light that makes his work distinct,” the gallery says. “Light itself is his main subject matter. He uses objects and settings that are instantly familiar while avoiding the exotic or foreign. Consequently, his paintings have a strong relationship to our everyday life.”all I know is I wish I could take photographs as good as these paintings, or better still paint with the skill of Scott Prior.


Sunday, 22 April 2018

We Started Our Day,

by going out for breakfast,


 to the Punch and Judy,

 for an English breakfast,  

 Diana choose the small breakfast,

with one toast,

 whilst I went with the medium sized one,

 with two toasts included, in the day we watched television,  

 but in the evening for a change Diana fancied some Thai food, so I dropped her of here at Torpak,

 I had a cunning plan, just down the road was the Lion Pub Sports bar

 where I was going to eat,

as we had arranged to meet Barry there, he had just returned from Cambodia, we chatted the night away, after saying our goodbyes it was feet up for another helping of Hornblower, tonight's episode the Duchess and the Devil, which at one and a half hours long brought us nicely to midnight and with that we were off to bed.


The Korowai,

were unknown to the outside world until the 1970s,


and it was the idea of  Will Millard to visit the tribe in Western Papua in Indonesia and make a 3 part series titled, My Year with the Tribe, the first shown on BBC2, last Sunday, as the team neared the village small things did not quite seem right, the penny didn’t really drop until the two men reached their destination, where another Korowai family were sitting naked in a treehouse, initially, these neighbors gamely tried to pretend this was how they passed an average day. But once they realised that this particular day might go unpaid, the truth started to emerge

‘This is not our home,’ pointed out a family member. ‘These houses were commissioned by Canadians for filming.’ ‘I was told we should be here with our clothes off,’ added one of the two wives, Her husband, meanwhile, helpfully laid out the business plan of which this was a crucial part. ‘I lie around until there are guests,’ he told Millard. ‘And then I get naked and they photograph me.’ He also provided a handy price list, ranging from £5 for a basic photo to £50 for the full insect-grub hunt, the fact that also one of the ‘lost tribe’ had a good knowledge of how a smart phone worked was another giveaway clue as to how lost the tribe really were, any way if you are in the UK part 2 should be showing today, although where the story of the 'lost tribe' will go will be anybodies guess!


Maybe It Is Because The First GIF,

is of fish,


that I found it so mesmerizing,

although the seconds just as compelling, they arethe work of Felipe Mahalem, who is a motion design director working at R/GA and living in San Francisco, He began @fmahalem as a project for research and development in 3D and animation,

he also has a web page for more of his work, fascinating.