Unveiling the truth

You know, in all the movies about Indochina, at nap time when it’s hottest there is always a room with a ceiling fan.

A ceiling fan

The fan is always moving at an impossibly slow speed that can never cool any room in that heat. There’s usually also a bed in the room and possibly a couple making love.

Those scenes are all fake, I tell you. All of them. I’ve been in South East Asia around 2 months so far and I’ve spent one full month it what used to be called Indochina and maybe it is hot and maybe there are small rooms in wooden shacks with blinds and a view to the street and maybe also couples do make love when it’s hottest outside but never in all this time did I see such a contraption. Never. Ever. They all look like this:

A real Indochinese ceiling fan
The truth is out.

Mae Hong Son, Mae Hong Son Province, Thailand

5 Replies to “Unveiling the truth”

  1. Well, I believe that’s only a classic fantasy from the western world…In every mediocre soap opera I’ve been watching since I was a kid, I only saw that white-simple-design-yet-does-the-job electric fan…Anyway, I hope it’s making less noise than the one in Veracruz!!

    1. LOL, no! It makes more noise. That’s why I turn it off. That, and the fact that it’s not very hot in Northern Laos/Thailand right now.
      Maybe it’s because you grew up in Asia. In Western movies, it’s always a Western fan.
      Dude, if you put a fake email address, your comment goes to spam. I just noticed your comment was in the spam box.

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