Day 5 10pm City of a Thousand Planets

26 07 2017

I went into Central World on Tuesday night to see a movie, and as luck would have it, picked this one. Something about it spoke to me: a gloriously over-the-top adventure set in a dazzling, decadent “city of a thousand planets”. It had more than a touch of Bangkok about it. Leaving the film was an even more surreal experience as the film wound up at midnight and I exited to a huge, gloomily abandoned mall, empty except for a pitch black but seething mens bathroom, out a side corridor where manual workers were furiously lugging in boxes of mysterious cargo, and out disorientingly on to dark and quiet streets I only ever see in the day. Through a taxi window, I saw a sparkling faced drag queen clown wander past a food stall where some tired construction workers ate under a fluorescent light, and then whizzed back to my adopted home “planet” of Saphan Kwai.



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