Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Taxi Wayfinders

Lately, I've been noticing a lot of GPSs in Bangkok cabs. This could be a major revolution. In taxis without these electronic devices, passengers usually need to provide directions to the drivers themselves.

Monday, August 15, 2011

War and Peace

Over the past few years I've met several Bangkok cabbies who are retired soldiers, including the owner of this taxi. Apparently, the plastic Army man displayed on the taxi meter is a reminder of the driver's past. As I rode along in the cab, I thought about the irony behind the toy soldier who appears to be protecting the Buddha. According to the beliefs of most Thai military personnel, the Buddha protects them.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Buddhist Saying

Yesterday is a memory, tomorrow is a mystery, and today is a gift,
which is why it is called present.