hmm, pretty uneventful weekend at phuket and bangkok. spent a day at each city, and sweated my guts out walking under a blazing midday sun embraced by a cloud of the most humid south east asian air you can imagine. lovely! i scored a shitload of cheap shirts that actually fit me though, which is quite a rarity considering my frame. aside from that, it seemed like i was in a cleaner manila that speaks a different dialect, with chili and peppers on anything edible. it would be nice to come back and do a real thorough combing of the cities though - the heat and humidity really just sapped the life out of me. man, i must be getting old..