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March 2, 2009 Hang Dong Thailand

Written by GingerBlossom Published in

Talking to Adun's partner yesterday, it was as I suspected, Adun was down selling at the Chatachak Market in Bangkok. Sales are off for everyone, so they are doing whatever it takes. Unfortunately for Adun, with the the two women who stole his bag, "whatever it takes" means theft. He was just starting to set up at the market on Saturday when two women came into his stall and made off with his valise. It had his keys to the booth, his clothes, cell phone, credit card and the previous day's receipts. They always say to watch your belongs at Chatachak , but one thinks that's advice aimed towards the 200,000 buyers who go there on weekends, not the vendors. I've planned to hit it on the way back from Indonesia, and will be extra vigilant of my purse.

Yesterday was productive. Pretty much everything on my wish list got checked off, including the illusive cotton clothing. They say that you wear 20% of your wardrobe 80% of the time, meaning that it's your favorite pieces that you reach for the most. I know that I have a tendency to love my clothes to death - they get torn, stained, faded. My Thai wardrobe falls into that category, the clothes last about two summers of daily use. I was happy to find who makes my favorite sleeveless blouse, and I've put in an order with her for skirts and two styles of dresses as well.

Today is a Hang Dong day, we will be out in the villages looking at rubber wood products and reclaimed teak wood tables.