25 May at 11:28 · Here in Lat Phrao, BangKapi on the edges of Bangkok, I don`t see many white men, or farang as the Thai`s call us white foreigners. However, today Pattarasri and I went for lunch at one of the restaurants in the Mall, one of the large modern shopping centres here and an eccentric looking guy with a white beard eating his lunch on a nearby table caught my eye. "I reckon he`s an Englishman", I said to Pattarasri. No sooner had I said this when he saw me looking, nodded his head and we waved at each other. Later, on our way out, we passed him and said hello. "An Englishman in BangKapi?", I enquired. "No", he replied, "an American". Well, he looked like an Englishman to me. Maybe because he looked a little like the old navy grandpa from the UK TV comedy series 'Only Fools and Horses.