Moved to pub
The worst job in Thailand must be the man who has to sit down with a blue marker pen and mark a number two on the two-baht coins to stop people thinking they are one-baht coins.
Hotel Chelsea is closed down, and was far too overpriced to be anywhere near as bohemian as it once was.
Museums are mostly free or very cheap if you know what you're doing (Museum Row had a free night last night--didn't go, however). As for shows--I don't know what you mean by that, but there are plenty of events around the city that are cheap or free.
To put it in perspective, my wife and I live on about $2000/mo. in NYC.
...then you're one step closer...(though Pavarotti performing Donizetti arias might give the local meth-addicted, porn-saturated Luk Tung stars a run for their money)...
I do find it interesting that 'thin king of a change', having categorically stated that "opera is shit" should use Guiseppe Verdi as an example. Verdi was born in 1913 and lived until 1901. He was still composing when well into his eighties; Simon Boccanegra was completed when he was 68, Otello at the age of 74, and Falstaff when he was 80. I do not know why he did not retire. Maybe he needed the money, being "overleveraged due to privileging consumption over savings" - whatever that may mean. Maybe he just enjoyed his work, and believed that by conrtinuing to do so he was, in his own small way, doing something of benefit to society. I, for one, am rather pleased that he did not pay cash for an apartment in New York City, and spend his twilight years making self-righteous posts on the late nineteenth century equivalent of the Ajarn Forum.
Last edited by yobbo; 14th June 2012 at 14:46.
plus he was a wop. too passionate, too live for the momenty sun-addled and grappa-soaked wastrel.