We arrived in Bangkok for the king's birthday. The entire country was wearing yellow shirts and on public holiday. Everywhere were colorful displays of the King and Queen. Fireworks and homes and shop owners with lit birthday candles in their houses and storefronts. The King gave a speech that was broadcast on all the local tv channels. Good message for the speech. When we were in the bus station shopping mall last night, at 6:00pm the national anthem was played and all the people walking and talking came to a halt. Mark and I stood and watched on tv the pictures they played. Short and sweet observance and then back to busy.