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Child (at) PLay


This little girl has captured my attention while I was relaxing by the pool. That was during my recent vacation in Thailand.

I was there, lazily iPading when suddenly I hear her mother’s voice, counting. So I begin to talk to mom. She says they agreed she’ll come out the pool when she reaches their agreed number. But the little cute girl is really enjoying the water so I said to mom : ‘I’ll talk to you so you’ll forget to count’ LoL!

I asked mom if it’s all right to take photos of her little girl, she says go right ahead. I also promised mom I’ll be emailing her copies.

Khun Sasiwadee Nacaskul, my apology for my late email, I hope you and your family enjoy the photos. You forgot to write down your baby’s name for me though. Sending you regards from Holland. Kisses for the cute girl! – Thess

Khao Takiab

Up Khao Takiab

Although it was partially cloudy, it was still extremely hot for me back in October 1, 2011 when we visited Khao Takiab in Hua-Hin Thailand.

Khao Takiab also means chopstick hill. I took this photo up the hill where both Chinese and Thai religious objects are located. This obviously is part of the Chinese display. Unfortunately I am not an expert to talk about what’s on the hill, I only like taking photos of what I see.

More photos coming up on my next posts.


┬áMeaning literally “chopstick hill” Khao Takiab is dominated by a 272 m high headland that juts out into the sea. It is clearly visible at the southern end of Hua Hin beach. If you approach the hill this way, you are rewarded with the sight of a 20m tall Lord Buddha statue and there are other religious figures, both Thai and Chinese, at the summit, together with a statue of King Rama V. The hill is also known as “Monkey Mountain” due to large numbers of monkeys (macaques) that are resident there. Whilst not really fierce, care should be taken when they are around as they have a habit of grabbing and making off with anything that takes their fancy, especially handbags and cameras. It is probably better not to feed them as the larger males can sometimes become aggressive if the bananas have run out.

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