Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Thai Smile

His bedroom was looking so tasteful until . . . . this went up

Super quick post while boy wonder takes the Fringelet home and divvies out the pressies. He's back and with a vengeance. Loves his new TV not in the least because it's HD and has a USB which is good apparently. Impressed also with the new shelves and the tidy look. We'll see how long that lasts. My master of the rip off has managed to procure heaps of DVD's including, for his weirdo mummy, the final in the Matrix series and the complete series of Star Wars yippeee! Plus a lovely little elephant, a bottle of Baileys, a 12 pack of Thai essential oils for my burners and a very pretty sarong.

His suit is a marvellous Armani rip off - really, it's well made, fully lined and fitted in a very nice self stripe material. He's attending a wedding in a few weeks so I'll snap him in his Sunday best.

He also has a plethora of Armani rip off T shirts - even bought Pink, never thought I'd see the day (must be the girly swat's influence - at last!). But the bulk of his clothes are black, you know that lint grabbing solid black . . or white with one yellow and a couple of blues. Billabong hoodies x 2, T shirts times - a whole 7kg washing machine full, sunnies, hats - one of which I might souvenir - four pairs of very long board shorts, two pairs of Diesel Thongs, Two Diesel long sleeved T's, a bag for his Motocross gear, two duty free bottles of Yagermeisterand the mandatory hand painted wall hanging featuring totally kitch orange elephants bathing in a fluorescent green forest pool. The wall hanging one HAS to have. Even Fringelet said she was sick of looking at it! And his coup - the man's a gadget freak - mini speakers for his iPod and two high powered laser pointers and an LED torch. The dart board was left behind . . .

We had a quick viewing of the video coverage which he's going to edit together. For the most part it included lots and lots and lots of elephants and lots and lots of Chang beer. He's also sporting a nice coral cut on the sole of his foot that might need medical attention if I can get a look at it . . although apparently half a litre of ethanol was poured on the gaping wound immediately annihilating any infection.

He's experienced a 'bit' of Thai culture too with an elephant safari, even watched Thai dancing and acrobatics and a tour to Phi Phi and surrounding islands with a bit of snorkelling thrown in. Fringelet wasn't keen, she's afraid of fish unless it's on her plate. Plus the touristy annoying jet skis and scooters . . .and the bed in the 'honeymoon suite' was adorned with petals with a border of red flowers and two intertwined hearts again, fashioned out of orchid petals. It was so pretty they found it hard to destroy the display in order to get into bed . . .Awww . . .so romantic - takes me back to that time when . . .!

More importantly he's come home with his romance and humour intact. Now comes the hard part after having spent almost three weeks together, 24/7 it's going to be hard to get back to normal (I know, I've been there). I think moving out might be higher on the Agenda unless he immerses himself in the band and the search for full time employment and she focuses on Uni which starts tomorrow. They are so sweet together and despite a bout of Thai Tummy and poor Fringelet returning with a horrible cold, they are in love, happy and ready to do it all again. They left Thailand at the equivalent of 4am so to avoid the jet lag, I have to try to keep him bouncing off the walls until at least 9 or 10pm . . . but it's so nice to have him home.

10 comments:

Ryan said...

I think they brought the weather of the tropics home with them!

ian said...

That wall hanging is tasteful - just might not be your taste!

Grannymar said...

Glad all went well and you have the young lovers home. As for the Poster, glad you have it and not me! The garden shead is the place for it!

Baino said...

Perhaps Ryan but not the heat thankfully!

Maybe so Ian he loves it and its in his room where it can stay! I'm not quite ready for glow in the dark pachyderms.

We have a saying here when 'kitch' is involved "Well that's going STRAIGHT to the pool room!" Thankfully,it's got pride of place in his bedroom.

Anonymous said...

HAHHAAA, I hope that wall hanging is on a wall you can't even see with passing the room when the door's open! Brings back memories of Bali Mushroom batiks that used to hang in boy's first rented premises after their first overseas trip :) Nice pressies for Mum, hope today's storm doesn't cut the electricity for you and those DVDs!

Baino said...

Hi Anony . . yep well out of view thank goodness. (I'm guilty of batiks and gawdy wall hangings which now live safely in the red suitcase!)

The DVD's are hilarious. We had some not so long ago from Bali and you can see people's heads sillhouetted against the screen as they take their seats in the cinema. No conscience about pirated stuff . . .George Lucas is rich enough!

steph said...

Took me right back to that time when...??? Yes, Baino...I'm waiting!

Long may the harmony last now that he's back!

Thriftcriminal said...

Ah, then sci-fi fan, you are.
Much like myself and PTCC, essentially having found a girl that liked films with lasers and explosions I pretty much had to marry her.

Clare & Jem's Excellent Adventures said...

So I suppose the Bolivian attire I'm about to send you for the winter will invite the same distaste? I even bought Drummer Boy a pair of Sucre stripy pants cos I know he's the only one who'll wear them! (apart from every guy on our tour!) Glad they had a good time, tell him to facebook all the photos!

Baino said...

Clare: He's putting them together now but gets distracted doing promo videos! I love Bolivian stuff. C'mon my fave hoodie is Alpaca! Can I have some stripey pants too . . Sorry I missed you . .