I have a house guest this week in the form of Captain Pat, back in Thailand for a brief holiday after 10 years away.
He's been with me two days now and it's interesting to see the reaction on the faces of some Thais he runs into, one of whom literally melted upon seeing him.
''I grew up with you,'' she gushed, clutching her chest. ''You were a part of my morning when I was 10 years old!''
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