Friday, January 13, 2012

i really think the proportion of people here in bangkok who walk with their eyes glued to their damn cellphones, blackberries, iphones, ipads or other smart devices is out of control. maybe i've just been here too long and can't recall how it was back in nyc or seoul, but i don't remember feeling like this before. or perhaps technology has just reached a point where this is the norm in every city all around the world, and i happen to be in thailand when this change took place.

all i know is that when i'm walking around bangkok, this issue is definitely something i think about for mmm, pretty much every thirty steps i take.

thailand and bangkok's energy is pretty relaxed to begin with, so when already-slow-walking people are even further distracted, the simple act of walking down the sidewalk makes walking complicated. i understand that i have a stick up my ass and naturally walk fast, so it's not really the pace that's the main problem, but the fact that people and completely unaware of their surroundings.

1 comment:

  1. i'm pretty sure it was like that in seoul when i was there for the summer. i live in such a small town now where some people still have flip phones, and denver is a pretty small city compared to NYC so i don't have much to compare it to, but it's pretty irritating in general when people are inconsiderate or completely unaware of their surroundings (even on the mountain when skiers/snowboarders traverse accross the terrain with their head the the f*ckin clouds.)