.. ways

Two days ago, I said something about the colder temperature in sidethoughts. I was hoping that the nice weather would last a little longer this time around. However, just like what my “next door neighbor”:http://www.iningz.net/diary/archives/2004/11/23-264.php had observed a couple of days ago - the winter is short. Believe it or not, it’s exactly 2 days that I feel the cold weather. Now it’s hot again. Darn it. %(me)My HOT is not equal to others’ hot though. My internal thermometer is a little more sensitive than other people.%

h3. Way Down

In the news, a former sexy singer was caught with possession of Meth[1] — not one, not ten but the cops found four thousand pills at her -apartment- +boyfriend’s residence+. Her singing career ended for a while already but her new career has just begun. I think she was one of the 1st generation sexy singers, not certain about that. But I’m quite certain that she’ll not be the last star to be caught with possession. (“Kom Chad Luek”:http://www.komchadluek.net/news/2004/11-25/p1-15547249.html, “Thai Rath”:http://www.thairath.co.th/thairath1/2547/page1/nov/25/p1_1.php, “Matichon”:http://www.matichon.co.th/matichon/matichon.php?s_tag=01p0105251147&show=1&sectionid=0101&day=2004/11/25 .. and almost every newspaper in Thailand.)

Sex, drugs and fame usually come together. Sad but familiar.

h3. Way Up

Also posted in sidethoughts but I’ll bring it up in here once again. The Cabinet (ค.ร.ม.) has quickly (meaning, with zero or minimal arguments) approved of a plan to raise the salary for the MPs[2] and the Senators - which also includes the House & Senate Speaker. The PM said the pay hike is long overdue. I say, let make sure that they really do their jobs before start giving them more money.

By the way, have I mentioned that the MPs and Senators will be paid approximately 104,000 baht in total after the raise? (Now their salary is about 70,000 baht. Underpaid and over work? No. I’d rather say most of them are overpaid and under work.) %(me)Let’s see, how many times have you seen your representatives in your neighborhood? Me? Never!! I bet I’ll see them soon though. The election is coming. ;)%

h3. Which Way??

One strange case, a deputy governor of a southern province was shot a couple of days ago. First there was a rumor that he was shot by an insurgent assassin (ลอบยิง). Then they said he was injured by a stray bullet (ปืนลั่น) accidentally shot from a gun belongs to one of his security officers.

Three days has passed and all we know is this. A deputy governor was shot by a mysterious object in the abdomen. It is a mysterious object because the shot is thru-and-thru and no bullet was found at the scene. For the sake of the argument, let’s presume it’s a bullet. If it’s a bullet, where did it come from? That, we’ll have to wait. %(me)I love mystery but not this time! And I lost count of what I have to wait already!%

Anyway, that’s it for today.

Have a nice day.

fn1. Methamphetamine (ยาบ้า) [“NIDA”:http://www.nida.nih.gov/Infofax/methamphetamine.html]

fn2. Members of Parliament (สมาชิกสภาผู้แทนราษฎร)