Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Another day; another Starbucks

Last week I had nearly reached home in a taxi when I spotted a stonking subject - or possibly object - for the next Friday Photo. Although I often grab snapshots fom a moving cab, I didn't manage it this time and anyway this object was only a ten minute walk from our apartment.

So on Monday after a disappointing writing session in Starbucks, I decided not to take a taxi home. Instead, I decided I'd achieve something for the day by taking the shot for Friday's Friday Photo.

Now, you all know I'll steal about anywhere to take a picture... Undercover in the mall? That'll be me, wearing my 'I am a stupid foreigner' expression to match my trench coat with the collar turned up. Ten days ago I even braved inside the department store... With my mobile phone. I pretended to be making and receiving phone calls and text messages, when what I was actually doing was trying to capture pictures of the men's clothing concession, Toss Men - yes really. (I haven't posted because I am no secret shopper and my telephone camera is crap.)

So there I was, on my way home, to capture a picture for your pleasure when... But talking of pleasure, what I should tell you is that I live very close to one of Bangkok's red light areas and this bar was, well, in that region. I couldn't remember exactly where the bar was so I had to walk along the road to find it... And then there it was: the object which I had thought was funny but she was 'standing' next to another horrible object, which so embarrassed me I couldn't take the picture; instead I marched straight past.

On to today - I'm sitting in yet another Starbucks (today's is U Chu Liang's branch opposite Lumphini Park), where I'm meant to be writing... And instead I'm talking to you all and wondering if I'm brave enough to go back to the bar and actually take the picture this time.

What do you think?

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14 comments:

B said...

Oh you are a tease! You HAVE to now, you know :)

DJ Kirkby said...

Yep...you'll go back, you won't be able to resist...or write until you taken that photo!

L-Plate Author said...

Face your demons, JJ. Besides, I have to see it now! x

Flowerpot said...

Go for it JJ!

Leatherdykeuk said...

*patient*

Carol and Chris said...

You will so go back and take the picture!! You have to....you can't just leave us all hanging...

C x

Lane said...

Be brave. Do it for us:-)

JJ Beattie said...

ALRIGHT, alright... I've done it now... on my way home today I took pictures of both of them.

I just hope they aren't a crushing disappointment to you all on Friday!

And yes, people laughed at me ... but I didn't care: I was BRAVE.

SueG said...

Hear Hear! Oh for the bravery that comes from camaraderie!

Debs said...

Go on, you know you want to.

HelenMHunt said...

Can't wait to see it!

B said...

yay brave JJ!
i'm looking forward to friday.

Liane Spicer said...

Hm. This I have to see!

lillian said...

ofcourse you have to go back !! This is Thailand! Be brave!!!