Seven years at the BBC and It seems I have not developed any journalistic instincts. The riots were in full swing this week in Bangkok. Instead of grabbing a camera and chasing the action, I pottered around suburban neighbourhoods, watching cats yawn and banana leaves sway. I will leave the reporting to @pakhead (BBC correspondent in Bangkok) and @richardbarrow ( independent local journalist) My timeline is full of tears for Mandela and rioting worldwide. Apathy is not the eighth sin anymore but I am following the path to slothful enlightenment by the pool at the fantastic Refill Now (refillnow.co.th) In keeping with the theme I did venture out to visit Wat Po, the reclining Budda. The 15m high 43 m long statue is a thing of bling. The feet are inlaid with intricate mother of pearl carvings and the whole statue is coated in gold.