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---Krishnasurfi's thought for the day----> when there is an abeyance of that, when the reaction is suspended, when there is an interval, then you will find that the new brain acts, and it is only the new brain that can understand, not the old brain……..

 

Philippines/day 41

Thailand/day 21

 

…….in today's "tales from the hollywood bowl"……I was up before the alarm, 1:45-ish…..I laid there and waited for the alarm…..then I had a shower, shave, ran a brush through the hair…..sort and pack…….by 3:10am I was in the lobby, ready to go…..checked the computer, got a message from the states, looks like I'll be going stateside……my us passport is not with me……amateur move…..first time to be traveling without it…..I walked out to find a cab…..it was 50 pesos to terminal 2 last time…..first cab said 150 pesos to terminal 3……next one said 200 pesos……next one 150, so I jumped in, pulled up in front of my spot……loaded my gear and off to the airport 10+ minutes away……as I got out the lines were mental…..the typhoon must have reeked havoc on travellers, as many flight were cancelled yesterday…….a porter came up and asked if I needed help……I said his trolley would be nice, but I could do it myself……he asked if I wanted to skip the line, now that got my attention……200 pesos…….I was in…..next thing I know we went down a few doors, to a window, that said $50USD……I paid my 200 pesos($4USD)and in a door that said hov, through the x-ray, and to the counter area, that saved about a 1 1/2 nightmare line…..still a long line…..I saw a "bag-drop" "web" "kisok" line with 1 person , so I went for it with a smile and a story, and pre-paid 30 kilos(my bags were 23 kilos, plus an 11 kilo camera bag(7 kilo limit for carry-on) and my drone in another backpack)……it worked as well as a requested window seat, in an exit row……then immigration, and some coffee and a 1 1/2 hour wait till 6am boarding……the gate changed, they were offering free round trip tickets to anyone who would give up their seats, I was in no position for these shenanigans, although any other time I would be down for giving up my seat……now i am in the air…..bangkok bound……so I arrive in bangkok, as I am going through customs(never been stopped coming here)they pulled 3 people in front of me, to scan the bags…..I put 2 on the conveyer, my drone and amy duffle, the other 2 the guy walked around…..they asked me to open the drone…….then asked why I didn't declare it……they said in thailand it needs to be declared, and there is a license needed, and do I have a ticket out of thailand(so they pulled me asked me to go to window 14 to declare and pay and such…..as I psaaed that window, I kept going and going and going, to the exit off in the distance 50 meters away, and went out that way, down the elevator, got on the subway, and off to makasan)……got out…..got a cab to chucks condo, 7 minutes from the station, and a 70 baht fee including tip……all in $3 from the airport…….dropped my bags in the office of the condo and headed for vinnies for indian vegitarian lunch……we walked over to terminal 21 for a sim card for my phone, now we are back at the office, waiting on a call from chuck, waiting on a price for tickets to LA from the travel agent…..a waiting game….didn't think I had my us passport, but I do……so I am ready to roll in case the situation arises………

 

......today's photo is of mr chris yoga slotted………below……………..…the sign-series continues……….below(sea-level)…………………..below…………..…….is from the un-ridden wave series…………below…………………is from the point-&-shoot series………below……………..……is the 2016-mentwai-surf-section….……...below…………..……..is the drone "screen-grab" pic……..…below……….……….…is from the "shoot-from-the-hip" collection.….…and finally , it's the penal code #459 section…….