Archive for October, 2011

Thailand Wedding

Loved, Lucky & Spoiled

Today was full of good surprises. Pidow, my Thai mother, invited me to be her date at the wedding of a fellow teacher’s son. When I heard loud laughter, blaring […]

Good Morning, Teacher

I finally got the call. I was sitting on the beach, drying off after a swim in ocean water that’s warmer than most Thai showers, and enjoying a foot massage. […]

The Floating Market

An array of fruits, rice and souvenirs, the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market is a sight to see, even if it does cater to tourism. Long ago, this was how Thais […]

The Art of Spontaniety

By plane, train, taxi and tuk-tuk, I finally arrived in Bangkok. It was a grueling 20 hours in flight, and I was stuck in the middle chair where finding comfort was […]

La La Land

I took a deep breath and began making my way through the maze of people. LAX is always a zoo. I was on an extended layover en route to Thailand […]

Learning to Speak Thai, or Not.

In my attempt to avoid being the ignorant teacher and tourist, I decided I should learn to speak Thai. Knowing I only had three months before departure, I gave myself […]

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