I can remember at some time last year I wrote that there seemed to be a resurrection of Rubik cubes here and thought that was surprising. Even more surprising, the last few weeks has seen a sudden interest in hula hoops. Every seems to have one or want one. Young children through to old ladies are playing and exercising with them everywhere. The market in Phon Thong this morning had several stalls with hundreds on offer and several of the permanant shops in town are also selling them and pretty quickly by the looks of things. How can people with little money spend a full days wages for working in the fields on a hula hoop ?! I havent succumbed - yet !