Given how much darkness is in my Bangkok novels, why would Poke want to live there? Why would anyone want to live there?
How about because it’s the most cheerful big city in the world?
(The yellow bracelet contains a blessing for the King.)
With some of the planet’s most beautiful kids?
Where every male serves time as a monk?
Because it has one of the world’s most dazzling modern sklyines?
And one of the most exotic?
Because it’s made up of magical neighborhoods?
Where faith is part of daily life?
Or because paradise is a couple of hours away?
Or just down the block?
Or is it just that Bangkok is the capital of the land of smiles?
Or is it just because it’s Bangkok, and there’s no other city like it?