But of course you also can never be too sure that bad luck is not going to play with your nerves a bit too. The evening before the first day of shooting, we had to go pick-up Vicky and Benoit at 7 pm at the Udon Thani airport since they were arriving from Bangkok but at 5, we had a huge tropical storm. For the past days we only had a big blue sky over our heads but this afternoon the sky started to fill up with clouds and clouds, at the beginning, of a light grey color but a bit before 5 it became dark dark grey and just before turning completely to black everything exploded. We had for the next 20 minutes a more than heavy tropical rain mixed with a kind of hooting tornado. Many trees and shacks went down and all the city electricity at the same time. With the electricity off, all lights, air conditioning, ventilators but also in the hotel all the water system went dead.
In a situation like that, you always have a first reaction of positive thinking where you think "ok, no panic, it's a small adventure, it's almost fun and in half an hour the problem will be fixed" but 1 hour later, we were still plunged in the dark of our rooms starting to sweat heavily and facing a new problem "if I keep my door shot, I have no air and will suffocate slowly but if I open the mosquitos will get in!". But then your positive thinking comes back and you think that it can not last for ever and that electricity will for sure be back within an hour. A bit before midnight you understand that it won't. Your stomach start to make strange noises since the hotel restaurant had been closed because of the storm and all you had to eat was half of the potato chips bag that you had bought two days earlier in a kind of local 7/11 and that at the time you never finished because it tasted like it was ten years old. But here, in the darkness of your room, with the help of your I-phone's flash light, that's all that your were able to find at the bottom of your back-pack and now, it's bubbling in your belly because your options were pretty limited.