mercredi 7 décembre 2016

Track Addict Records

Pour les amateurs de vinyls, une petite boutique cachée sur la soi 69 de Sukhumvit
For the vinyl's lovers, a small boutique hidden on Sukhumvit soi 69
les vinyls viennent des Etats Unis - vinyls come from The US



Track Addict Records
Sukhumvit 69 (closed on Sundays - open from 11 am)

dimanche 4 décembre 2016

Summer House Project

Le Summer House Project est une extension du Never Ending Summer.
Il a l'avantage d'etre en bord de Chao Phraya et il est ainsi possible de profiter de la vue.
Summer House Project is an extension of the Never Ending Summer restaurant.
It has the advantage of being on the edge of the Chao Phraya river so you can enjoy the view.
  Omelette thai croustillante avec des fleurs comestibles - Thai crispy omelet with edible flowers
 "Oh la la" chocolate cake .... yummy !
 The Summer House Project
42/5 Charoen Nakorn
Khlong San

jeudi 1 décembre 2016

Calendrier de l'Avent

Cette année recyclage des petites maisons en papier de 2014 et des petits sapins origami/cupcakes de 2015, qui sont présentés sur le beau sapin en bambou realisé au Cambodge par l'association MEKONG+.
Quelques flocons en papier viennent s'ajouter ...
This year I recycled the small paper houses made in 2014 and the small origami paper trees/ cupcakes made in 2015, which are presented on the beautiful bamboo Xmas tree made in the Cambodia by the NGO called MEKONG +.
Some paper flakes are also there ...
  MEKONG +

mercredi 30 novembre 2016

136 A Rohingya Photography Exhibition

"136" A Rohingya Photography Exhibition 
photo Saiful Huq Omi 
 "Myanmar recognizes 135 ethnic groups within its borders. But what about the people who constitute No. 136? They are the non-existent people, those who must not be named. This compelling photography project by award-winning “photo activist” Saiful Huq Omi documents the lives of Rohingya men, women, and children from Myanmar. For more than four decades, the Rohingya—a predominantly Muslim ethnic minority from Myanmar’s Rakhine State—have faced widespread and systematic human rights violations."
"The exhibition captures the hardship faced by Rohingya, particularly those who have fled to Bangladesh and Malaysia. It documents their perilous journey by sea and depicts life for those living in and outside official U.N.-operated refugee camps in Bangladesh. Intimate, rare images from the camps highlight Rohingya hardships as well as the different sentiments between Rohingya adults and children towards their temporary shelters in Bangladesh. The exhibition also portrays the exploitation and dangerous working conditions Rohingya face as a consequence of their statelessness. Finally, images from Rohingya families who have resettled in Bradford, U.K. tell a different story. Living in a completely different environment, Rohingya children born in the U.K. were able to gain rights and citizenship and integrate into society, but not without complex, mixed emotions." 

till 6th December at HOF Art Space (BTS Phra Khanong) 
https://www.facebook.com/events/1318674078196575/

mardi 29 novembre 2016

August Organic Eatery

August c'est un restaurant qui met les produits "bio" à l'honneur 
August is a restaurant which promote "organic" products
 la boisson au butterfly pea, à la jolie couleur violaçée
 the pretty purple drink made with butterfly pea 
 August Organic Eatery
The Mercury Ville, 4th floor
Ploenchit Rd (BTS Chitlom/Ploenchit)

jeudi 24 novembre 2016

Sri Bua Thong Handicraft Centre

A environ 2h15 de Bangkok (et pas forcément facile à trouver; avec une personne parlant un peu thaï c'est plus facile - Merci Delphine !) se trouve le centre d'artisanat Sri Bua Thong.
Le directeur du centre vous fera découvrir les étapes de la fabrication des masques khon, 
les métiers à tisser des brocards royaux (pha yok), les incroyables broderies des costumes du théatre khon ou encore un atelier de céramique. 
 préparation du khoi paper
 plus de 20 couches de papier sont assemblées
more than 20 layers are glued together
 après démoulage les masques en papier sont laqués
After turning out the paper masks are lacquered
 puis peints et décorés
then painted and decorated


peinture à la main des éventails de moines appelées : talapat
hand painting of the fans used by the monks, called  : talapat
 



  
   A partir du 5 décembre une boutique ouvrira aussi ses portes. 
Starting from the 5th December, a shop will open
Nous avons été accueillis avec une gentillesse incroyable (café, boisson et même cadeaux souvenir !). Très fières d'être le premier groupe de visiteurs étrangers !  
We were welcomed with an incredible kindness (coffee, drink and even some presents!). 
Very proud to be the first group of foreign visitors!


Si Bua Thong Handicraft Centre
Amphoe Sawangha, Ang Thong province
to read an interesting article about it, it is HERE

mardi 22 novembre 2016

Along the klong

Si vous voulez faire une balade tranquille au fil de l'eau
vous pouvez contacter Julien de Along the klong. 
Il propose des visites guidées ou peux vous organiser juste un bateau pour un tour de 2 à 3 heures sur les canaux de Thonburi. 
If you want to make a quiet cruise on the klongs 
you can contact Julien from Along the klong. 
He proposes guided tours or can organize just a boat for a  2 to 3 hours tour on the canals of Thonburi.
 Along the Klong