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Bryan Blair
The last 31 days of the Millennium

Introduction

12 Jan 1999  thru   1 Jan 2000


Food on the street. Notice the dust covers. Not.

Wednesday the 1st.

I was listening to the radio this morning and the DJ was proclaiming -It's just another day, nothing special. I read another post by someone who wants to have a "quite dinner with friends". I wish these people would shut up. No one cares about your attempt in showing individuality by positioning yourself neatly outside of the 'y2k hype'. Y2K is all about grouping; massive groups of people coming together for things that can only be done by masses of people. I don't want to read some sidebar on how Bob and Jane's Y2K dinner was "quiet and relaxing". Save it for Thanksgiving.  



Pajama fashion

Thurday the 2nd.

A digital camera is very different from your traditional camera in more ways than just the technology. The psychological limitations of knowing you have only 24 or 36 chances to capture your impression and the cost for each capture translate each photo decision into a risk/reward situation. People find themselves at different levels on the risk reward curve, but in digital the whole cost per photo curve is eliminated. This project will make use of this new freedom by allowing a reckless snapping photos as I am walking by street vendors, riding on the back of a motorcycle taxi or climbing on a bus. Of course this technique leaves me with a lot of useless photos, but the more times the shutter opens, the more chances I have at a keeper. 

Spent today's lunch with an westernized Thai girl. She was a bit late so I had a chance to take some photos along this touristed  section of Sukumvit. During the pacing between my ill communicated meeting points, I was able to snap off shots of the atmosphere. Touts proclaiming out loud their line on a good suit deal and failing that, in a more discreet whisper "Massage? Lady? What are you looking for?". Tourist of all nationalities: the shy overspending Japanese, now purveyors of the Seattle grunge culture; the grossly disproportionate, Sari wearing Indian woman following the perfectly ironed dress slacks of their Man; the Islamic wearers of oversized dress shirts, missing only the night cap to round out the pajama theme; the tattooed Western men being strategically led by their tiny Lek or Nok to purchase various trinkets in a test of the mans spending power and gullibility. Sukumvit is Bangkok's shish kabob of cultures, classes and races.

The World Trade Center beer garden once again call the names "Derek" and "Bryan" so we heeded it's call. The beer garden in December is a sublime evening due to the cool breezes and vibe created by people gathered to partake in all that is beer.  



The Chapters of The last 31 days of the Millennium...
Last Updated
Friday the 3rd 3 Dec 1999  Thailand   23 Dec 1999
Saturday the 4th 4 Dec 1999  Thailand   23 Dec 1999
Sunday the 5th 5 Dec 1999  Thailand   23 Dec 1999
Monday the 6th 6 Dec 1999  Thailand   23 Dec 1999
Dec 7 7 Dec 1999  Thailand   28 Jan 2000
Dec 8 8 Dec 1999  Thailand   28 Jan 2000
Dec 9 9 Dec 1999  Thailand   28 Jan 2000
Dec 10 10 Dec 1999  Thailand   28 Jan 2000
Dec 11 11 Dec 1999  Thailand   28 Jan 2000
Dec 12 12 Dec 1999  Thailand   28 Jan 2000
Dec 13 13 Dec 1999  Thailand   28 Jan 2000
Dec 14 14 Dec 1999  Thailand   28 Jan 2000
Dec 15 15 Dec 1999  Thailand   28 Jan 2000
Dec 16 16 Dec 1999  Thailand   28 Jan 2000
Dec 17 17 Dec 1999  Thailand   12 Jan 2000
Day 18 18 Dec 1999  Thailand   28 Jan 2000
Dec 19 - Sunday - Silom Rd. 19 Dec 1999  Thailand   12 Jan 2000
Dec 20 20 Dec 1999  Thailand   28 Jan 2000
Dec 21 21 Dec 1999  Thailand   28 Jan 2000
dec 22 22 Dec 1999  Thailand   28 Jan 2000
Dec 23 23 Dec 1999  Thailand   28 Jan 2000
Dec 24 24 Dec 1999  Thailand   28 Jan 2000
Dec 25 25 Dec 1999  Thailand   28 Jan 2000
Dec 26 26 Dec 1999  Thailand   28 Jan 2000
Dec 27 27 Dec 1999  Cambodia   28 Jan 2000
Dec 28 28 Dec 1999  Thailand   28 Jan 2000
Dec 29 29 Dec 1999  Cambodia   28 Jan 2000
Dec 30 30 Dec 1999  Cambodia   28 Jan 2000
Dec 31 31 Dec 1999  Cambodia   28 Jan 2000

  Bryan Blair - Bio and Journals
  The last 31 days of the Millennium - Intro Average Rating of 5 Viewers
Chapters of The last 31 days of the Millennium
  Friday the 3rd
  Saturday the 4th
  Sunday the 5th
  Monday the 6th
  Dec 7
  Dec 8
  Dec 9
  Dec 10
  Dec 11
  Dec 12
  Dec 13
  Dec 14
  Dec 15
  Dec 16
  Dec 17
  Day 18
  Dec 19 - Sunday - Silom Rd.
  Dec 20
  Dec 21
  dec 22
  Dec 23
  Dec 24
  Dec 25
  Dec 26
  Dec 27
  Dec 28
  Dec 29
  Dec 30
  Dec 31

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