Starry Eye Surprise. Thailand is known as "The Land of Smiles", but lately there hasn't been much to smile about as politics has upset everyone - Thai and foreign visitors alike. Last night, November 2nd, 2008 we saw this surprising arrangement of the waxing moon with Jupiter and Venus above and made this time-lapse movie. People were talking about it today along with the news that ruling People Power party was dissolved and the airport will be reopening soon. Tonight, as I write this, there is an upside down frowning face out the window. Things change fast.