well, i've been here about a week and have not picked the camera up too much, as i've been searching for the right shots. But, i couldn't help but take a few around the house. also, excuse the color if its a bit strange, i'm working from a new ocmputer and its giving me some color problems. it stinks because they looked so good in lightroom. this shot is from a photo story i havn't worked much on, this is komsat a child with a liver disease at a local orphanage. people had given me an impression that it was aweful, but i was very much impressed with this one and how the government funded it. i will however say that thai culture has some problems as about 4 months ago this poor guy was on the brink of starvation and terribly swollen because they just put him in the corner to die. He is four years old, thats right. four years old. he is improving, although nobody knows what his future will be . . . everyone is currently just concerned with his quality of life. Thank god the ex-pats (ex-patriots) have taken an interest in him. i will leave out the rest of the details for when i have a complete story and here are a couple snaps from the baby home so you dont think all the kids are like this, i was very impressed with how well cared for these abandoned children are. also, cameras aren't allowed, so busting out the mamiya next time might be a trick. i took a ride over to my sisters drivers house (no they aren't that wealthy, its normal here, and expected in order to support the thai economy in some way) and saw his fighting fish. heres a shot from a fight guy near the fighting cocks a fruit i had never before seen. i'm not into touristy stuff, so sorry if thats what you expected.