I am finding that the local markets in Bangkok are still running okay, especially the ones that have the fresh veggies
and meat products. All in all I have seen that the economy is worse than I thought it was and except for some
night shopping, the small market where I am staying is very quiet. In Thailand I still see that a lot of business
is cash. In the department stores and malls, I do see credit card usage, but it seems to me that Thailand
is still about 10 years different than North America. In Canada, some of the big stores have the pick up
at store service, that sometime works, and they still charge a three dollar to five dollar charge for the service. So I still prefer to go into the store and get my own stuff even if it means I may have to intermingle with my fellow human
beings. Walmart and Super Store, or the other Mall stores are where I still shop, on line is okay for some
but for seniors, it is not a totally trusted means to shop. I hope I can visit BKK and Hua Hin for many years and
enjoy shopping at MV, or the big new mall, when it opens. I do like Makro in Hua Hin as well, as it has lots of
products at good prices.
Pluto is my favorite planet!, especially now that we all can see close up
pictures of it.