This video reminds me of my own car adventures… I’ve tried looking in Japan and Thailand, but maybe heaven for me is in the bush?
How this video has so few views (11,802 as of writing this) is puzzling. The songs all kind of sound similar, but not overall, it’s too interesting to pass up:
The same editor also has this gem up on their channel:
One of the best bands of my university years in Japan!
I’m just a sucker for Mary.
I played this in the background while grinding Chivalry II and it was glorious!
Just a short clip of lunch in Prachuap Kiri Khan province on our recent trip. Shot on a
Osmo Pocket my trusty Poco F1, the best smartphone of its time (3+ years ago and will either be replaced by an F3 or the impending F4). Photos to follow.
I miss my Silvia from our days in Japan and will no doubt miss my Kujira when we go back to the states. Maybe I’ll get a red Miata for Nam (she’s always wanted a sporty red car) – so glad I taught her how to drive stick.
Don’t ask me why, but I’m testing out these block color controls for WP in this post.
We just got back from a weeklong trip to the Hua Hin area. We thoroughly enjoyed being at the beach for the first time in a few years, and always love HH, but were there mainly to spread Nam’s grandmother’s ashes and a great uncle’s ashes on the water. This is known in Thai as loi angkarn (ลอยอังคาร ณ ปราณบุรี).
In a weird twist of fate, it was arranged to do this at the very harbor in Pranburi/Pak Nam Pran where we set off on a honeymoon cruise with family and friends who came from overseas to our wedding in Thailand 15 years ago.
I wish to cover this more thoroughly and post pics in upcoming posts, but for now I’ll leave the video that just finished processing (our Osmo Pocket finally got some use since the start of the pandemic).
Today, I happened upon two of the funniest language-related videos I’ve seen in a long time.
And this guy is just crazy talented:
We had to take our Mazda 2 Elegance (TH only sedan model) into the new dealer down the highway to fix the most annoying vibration in the world (which will require removing the dash so I’m totally not doing it myself). Anyway, someone cut me off on the way home just as this came up on screen in the windblown (windows open because it’s nice) Kujira:
It was oh so aggro.
~ best RATM cover, evah! ~
I might as well use this as a chance to mention that we may be going-going back-back to Cali-Cali within the next couple of years… but if the streets back home vibe like this every day, I might not even mind being away from Thailand for very long.
Just like most other places I’ve lived, California is most beautiful when there’s nobody else on the streets. It’s why driving around before dawn is so damn spiritual.
Super chill but badass… They made a hypercar out of what?
Sit back, relax, and be amazed by the wonder of cheap smartphones:
And of course, the brilliant Reddit stitch up of all 3 clips: 1 Wave, 3 Angles
So what are we looking at?
This is a tidal bore, a strong tide pushing up a river. This one is locally known as a bono, or, a wave of seven ghosts, because there can be seven successive layers of waves. People surf on these, yo! It seems that the location is Cape Binjai, Sumatra, on the Kampar River. By all means, please subscribe to Rina’s YouTube Channel because she has the best smile even when getting bowled over by angry waves!
Thank you for reading this post and please excuse the crappy manual formatting above (necessitated by irritating autoplay videos) – don’t worry, I’ll never get around to fixing it properly!
It’s good to see new blood at Toyota giving a shout out to touge. I miss my Silvia.
Plus, there’s the official successor to Initial D making the jump from manga to anime:
Almost makes me want to throw a 2JZ in the old Crown.
A Thailand exclusive!
Gotta watch out for those non-funginals.
Nam’s relatives live in Lad Phrao, and we have some upcoming stuff to do in BKK, so we are definitely going!
The last Mac I bought with my own money was the first mass-produced computer with wifi. It came in a color called Blueberry and ran OS9… I could never bring myself to trash it and it sits today in my outdoor garage with rusty saws and assorted vehicle fluids.
…and I sure wouldn’t be able to now!
Funny thing is, if you watch the whole video, you’ll see others that did it first and are super low key about it… So the final evolution of this stunt is to do it alone, in the moonlight, with no climbing equipment.
Toyota Crowns have always been popular as taxis.
My crown is a rusty old trap car at the moment, daddy needs to save money for a new paint job.