Friday, January 21, 2011

All That Glitters

Most Thais are crazy about anything made out of gold. Never mind if the gold is fake and in the form of cheap gewgaws from China. My driver told me that his menagerie of faux gold talismans on the dashboard is supposed to attract wealth. But then he laughed as he pointed out his fake gold Swiss watch and told me that despite all of his efforts, he still can't afford to buy a real one.