Audio Geek-out and Found a Giant Swing! to Explore

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Continuing on from a previous video { https://youtu.be/2z3MB03oV0M } from when I arrived at The Old Siam Shopping Plaza, I thought I’d just take a quick few minutes and show you my loot!
It was surprisingly easy to find the audio connectors I was looking for as well as a soldering iron and some decent solder. All for a very low price. Thank You AMORN Electronics!

As I was taking a few minutes to get all my stuff together, I then looked on my phone at Google Maps to try and find the easiest way home. Luckily, there is an MRT stop near by. The beauty of the public transit in Bangkok is that once I get to either the MTS or the BTS I can pretty much get to where I need to go Very Easily.
As I was looking at the map, planning , my walk, I see “Giant Swing” on the map. “Well! Cleeeeeearly THAT is something I must check out!” my brain says to me.
So, stay tuned for the next video (don’t worry I’ll upload it shortly after this one) where I walk over to said Giant Swing.

Bangkok has a TON of things to do!!! and while I have mentioned them before in a few posts as well as VLOGs the guys who do “The Bangkok Podcast”, who have lived here for almost 20 years, each, constantly comment about how there are STILL new things they find to do.
This is a gross understatement.
Bangkok, with all its imperfections, still remains one of my TOP favorite cities in the world… and there is not even a Beach Here!!!! Crazy, that I would ever have an degree of affinity to a Big City with concrete and traffic everywhere and no beach but Bangkok, for some reason Really fits me well!

Thanks for watching.
Live the Dream!
~mikes

Check In from Saphan Han Bridge on way to Old Siam Shopping Plaza

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I was out buying a little mixer to *ideally* help the audio sound better for the YouTube Live Streams and found the “local” Behringer dealer.
A little audio shop called Boosey and Hawkes: http://www.booseythai.com
A word of caution – the prices they have listed on their website are not accurate 🙁
I ended up buying the Behringer Xenyx 302B: https://amzn.to/2vnrc5r
and while it doesn’t have a built-in compressor in the MIC channel is does a great job of keeping a low-cost condenser MIC from clipping and the A-D conversion (i.e. analog audio to USB out) was Exactly what I was looking for. So for 2500 THB (~$79 at the current (20 Feb. 2020 exchange rate) I’m quite pleased as this is only about $15 more than what it would have cost me on Amazon.com back home (keeping in mind I have Amazon Prime so, free shipping) BUT I got instant gratification AND got to explore some of Bangkok which, honestly, is TOTALLY worth $15!!!
In fact, as part of the this exploration, I learned about this cool bridge I highlight in this video as well as an “Alley Market” as I call them, I also made a new friend on the bus, and got to check out a new mall, a new electronics store and finally, found he Giant Teak Swing frame in the middle of the street – videos forthcoming 🙂

As always, I really am grateful and thankful for your comments and appreciate you taking the time to watch.
Live the Dream!
~mikes