By the time we were done there, we were hungry.
We decided to have lunch at the Thai Cultural Complex. After tuk-tuk and subway rides, and considerable walking, when we finally located the Cultural Center, to our disappointment we found it had been closed.
Much exploration of the area on foot led us, finally around 6 p.m., to a place, where some of us had Pizza lunch. Others brought in food from the nearby fast-food joint.
Then we headed back to our hotel, to get ready for our 1:45 a.m. flight to Seoul, on our way back homes in the United States.
Finally, let me end this travel blog with a commentary on English language, entitled, “English is really crazy”, which I found in The New Light of Myanmar newspaper of Sunday, December
“There is no egg in eggplant nor ham in hamburger; neither apple nor pine in pineapple. English muffins were not invented in England or French Fries in France. Sweetmeats are candies, while sweetbreads, which aren’t sweet, are meat…..quicksand can work slowly, boxing rings are square, and a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig.
“And why is that writers write, but fingers don’t fing, grocers don’t groce, and hammers don’t ham? If the plural of tooth is teeth, why isn’t the plural of booth beeth? One goose, 2 geese. One moose, 2 meese? One index, two indices? Is cheese the plural of choose?
“If teachers taught, why didn’t preachers praught? If a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat?
“In what language do people recite at a play, and play at a recital?
“Ship by truck, and send cargo by ship? Have noses that run, and feet that smell? Park on driveways, and drive on parkways? How can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same, while a wise man and a wise guy are opposites? How can the weather be hot as hell one day, and cold as hell another?
“When a house burns up, it burns down. You fill a form by filling it out, and an alarm clock goes off by going on,
“When the stars are out, they are visible, but whne the lights are out they are invisible.
And why, when I wind up my watch, I start it, but when I wind up this essay, I end it.”