Red Box For Suanie

Postbox in Nakhon Pathom

We went on a field trip to the Nakhon Pathom Disabled Association. The journey there took nearly two hours by bus. There were stalls selling pomelos and soft toys along one stretch of the highway. The ride was bumpy. The weather was hot. This association is running a centre for independent living. The centre is situated beside a canal. Tamarind trees lined the banks. This postbox stood by the roadside like little Red Riding Hood waiting for the big bad wolf to appear.

This post is dedicated to Suanie. It reminded me of her. It reminded me of the huge cylindrical postboxes we have back home. I just do not know why.

Author: Peter Tan

Peter Gabriel Tan. Penangite residing in the Klang Valley. Blissfully married to Wuan. A LaSallian through and through. Slave to three cats. Wheelchair user since 1984. End-stage renal disease since 2017. Principal Facilitator at Peter Tan Training specialising in Disability Equality Training. Former columnist of Breaking Barriers with The Borneo Post. This blog chronicles my life, thoughts and opinions. Connect with me on Twitter and Facebook.

6 thoughts on “Red Box For Suanie”

  1. As long as you’re not saying she’s cylindrical 😎 …Whoops.

    You are really getting around, aren’t you? I feel very pai seh for some reason.

    Take care, and good weekend!

    I did not imply anything and please do not put words in my mouth. Doink!

  2. i’m a red post box
    big and tall
    i don’t have locks
    i don’t look like a ball
    i used to be popular
    until the IT age
    when pen and paper
    were all the rage
    now i’m reduced
    to just being there
    most people just refuse
    to utilise me fair
    what a pity for the witty
    city to city country to country
    a mere click of the mouse is all it takes
    to send off a badly written email in haste
    gone are the days of good old thoughts
    making way for impersonal keyboards
    clickety click click clickety click
    my rhyme is over, i make my exit


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