Hacking Bangkok Blog

Tech and Living in Thailand's City of Angels

The Hacking Bangkok blog covers I.T. and technology in general, and my experiences working and living in the Kingdom of Thailand. Bangkok has a very long Thai name, which starts with Krung thep - City of Angels.
Bangkok sunset from my bedroom balcony

Monday, January 5, 2009

True Move Taking iPhone Reservations: Delivery January 16

Yes, the jesus-phone is finally, at long last, almost here.
True Move (a subsidiary of the behemoth that announced they were in talks w/Apple last November) is running TV ads on local Thai channels advertising the imminent arrival of the iPhone 3G.

Granted, as I've written a few posts about the sad state of 3G in the Kingdom - and what pitiful little 3G that AIS has going on is still more than True Move has. Either way - check out their page at: www.truemove.com/iphone for details. The model in the TV ad makes the iPhone 3G look even more beautiful and desirable than it already is. Or maybe that's just the model, ha ha.

Better Late Than Never Part 1: Christmas in Bangkok

Merry Christmas Bangkok!

Okay, so this is definitely a late blog entry, considering Christmas was two weeks ago. But hey, quality takes time, right?

With minimal commentary, here are some images I snapped with my ever-trusty HTC Diamond's cam. Phone cams are getting ever better, but the shutter speed is still a bit slow -hence the blurriness in some of the shots (and no flash either, doh!) To the left is the decorated Christmas tree in front of Central World Mall.

Inside the mall, some of Santa's elves were milling around looking bored!

Actually, there were a bunch of different school groups and choirs that were singing assorted holiday songs and carols. The mall had a baby-grand piano, which was also used by the four-piece orchestra (not kidding) playing music during the holidays on the ground floor.

The faux-snow-globe with two actual people (dressed as a rather-skinny Santa and his rather-cute elf!) inside was at another mall, "Esplanade", in an area called Ratchada. See the next photo for the elf in close-up!

And now you know why Santa is so jolly, ha ha ha (or ho! ho! ho!). I have so many holiday-season photos that I don't have room for here, that I'll eventually post them on the main Hacking Bangkok website.