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Let's continue with my golden memory ride   In this gogo bar "GOLD" in the LK Metro, a golden creature dances. Slim, petite, a little fragile looking; she weighs barely 48 kilos. Bu

oh yes, like this: my beloved beach Hat Thung Wua Laen  near Chumpon. After the view of the beach and the sea there is then morning coffee. I chose this picture because you can j

No, I have never been to the Oktoberfest in Hanoi. But I have been to the Oktoberfest in Bangkok. One of my German-speaking Thai friends is even on the organizing committee. I present a few p

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5 hours ago, Coss said:

I kind of liked you with the long hair and beard, very Ernest Hemingway...

Thank you, Coss, for the compliment, "very Ernest Hemingway" 5555

But the female members of my family object to such a look! They are outraged, they scold and there is thunder.
Long hair and a beard have to be looked after. Grooming can be very elaborate and can be very time-consuming.

I prefer it short.

 

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For a week now, the calendar spring has reigned in Central Europe and thus in Germany.
It is 4 o'clock in the afternoon - Saturday 27.3.2021 - and I am looking out of the window. A shower of hail and sleet pours over the Hamburg region and for a few moments everything turns white: roofs, streets and paths, yards and gardens. Parked cars turn into poorly built snowmen in a few minutes. Passers-by stretch out their umbrellas to protect themselves against the snow and hail, but the gusty wind blows the umbrellas out of their hands and bends them over. I watch the scenery and I catch myself feeling a sense of Schadenfreude – malicious glee - coming over me.

I shiver, I feel cold, I turn up the heating in my living room again. Full blast! Full whack!
We are still far from spring, from spring feelings, at least this weekend.
The weather forecast promises faithfully that next week it will be warm like spring. Let's hope.


I turn away from my window and sit down at my desk and computer. I beam myself into warmer climes.
There are only a few vlogs about Pattaya, for example, that one can occasionally watch with pleasure.
I mean those videos about Pattaya in which the author and cameraman comment on his video images, his pictorial reportage, interpret them, give additional explanatory information, put his video reportage into a linguistic context.
Most video bloggers walk, run or drive through the streets of Pattaya or stroll along the beach streets of Pattaya and Jomtiem without a commenting and explanatory word. Only occasionally is it shown by a superimposed writing where one is at the moment.
 

I am writing here for a predominantly Anglo audience.
Here is an Englishman whose vlog I can recommend.

Buzzin Pattaya

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQrOEfaV_DpQjryQ_QW7YTg

Here quiet good; about the Nightwish Group and their bars on Soi 6:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNlir5cQYZY

 

For the German-speaking crowd, I state:
Mot & Frank in Thailand
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBaZCI4ksJ3vUVTsmMFHVJQ

and here the Swiss guy Mario:
MyLand Thailand
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCik-aGJX8BQ8QPF8W6X3Hxw

My recommendations and ratings are subjective and very invidual. Others like and prefer other video reports.

It's midnight now; it's 3 degrees outside! It's freezing cold.
I know a place where it is warmer and more pleasant now.

 

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I can't stand it any more! I am slowly but surely going crazy.
For the last 10 days or so, Central Europe has been experiencing freezing cold weather.
A recurring combination of high and low pressure areas brings cold polar air to Germany.
Here in the Hamburg area it's temperatures around zero degrees at night, and during the day the thermometer barely rises above 9 degrees. That is much too cold for mid-April. The weather forecast predicts snowfalls and snow showers for the northwest and west of Germany in the next two to three days.

What is this? That doesn't make any sense! Where are you, spring?

That might still be bearable, but at the same time the government has decided on another lockdown.
No restaurants are open, no pub, no music club and no beer garden. No cinema, no theatre, no opera, no museum.
I can't go to my favourite pub to have a beer in the evening and make small talk with the other guests.
I am isolated in my own flat. My own flat continues to be a miserable prison.
I dance and sing the Jailhouse-Rock with Elvis.
ok. we've been through this before.

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