I have no idea how Oh had gotten a gun months before. Technically gun ownership is illegal for civilians in Thailand; they even blur them out on Thai television dramas. Oh had had an old rifle years before that he’d made himself out of piping, and a few of his friends had laughably ancient looking firearms he was always fascinated by. This gun he’d probably bought in June, when my husband was maxing out his credit cards buying gold and selling it back before they shut his borrowing down entirely. I couldn’t pay the card bill and was positive he wasn’t going to either.
I’d been curious about what had happened to him for quite awhile. Ka finally decided to answer my questions, in English, in his own words.