Sile - I just read this -- go ahead with the Sureshot. I wasn't able to find a single point-and-shoot camera in Bangkok, although I did debate buying a cheap Holga (and they're cheap in Thailand!!) and throwing in a couple rolls of film. Long story short though, I didn't, so please feel free to get Camera 8 rolling (and have me on the list somewhere -- I'll be back in Japan at the end of March).
Hopefully this message gets through (internet in Myanmar is spotty at best).