Thursday, 20 May 2010

News: Goodbye CentralWorld

Image from blogspot

It was only January when I wrote about the Centara Grand Bangkok@ CentralWorld, 5 months later ...

Image from RTHK 19-May-2010

I was there before Christmas 2009, and I still remember that Cyber Cafe I was in when I wrote an entry while I was there. New Year countdown must have been better than what was captured in the following video, because camera can only keep this much......

Since camera can only keep this much, I dare to say that the damage done is in fact much more serious than this ...

I have never felt so upset for a place in another country so much. I love this place, I haven't had the time to stroll around ever single corner of it and I was thinking about going there again once the conflict had been resolved. Lady Luck didn't seem to have shone on Bangkok and she has lost her 3 of her most popular landmarks overnight -- Siam Paragon, Siam Centre and Central World Plaza.

If a foreigner like me can feel so much sorrow, how can the Red Shirt feel no remorse? Who wants their home country ruined? I want to say, "No one", but is this what we can see now?

Zen@CentralWorld from Getty Images

What should I say? If you want something, you don't get what you want this way. What good does this do? Who is the winner? There is only suffering.

More videos:
BBC News: Buildings in Bangkok set ablaze
BBC News: Chris Hogg: 'A lot of blood has been spilt'

remorse -- when you feel very guilty and sad about something you have done