Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Temple Of The Cats

Most temples are swarmed by unwanted stray dogs that are dropped off by their owners.  The temple near our house, where Nuch often makes merit, is swarmed by cats.


Monday, August 24, 2015

Cheap And Good

Our local grocery store, Foodland has their own greasy spoon diner called "Took Lae Dee" or Cheap and Good.







Recently, they introduced a new dish called the Tramezzini.  I would describe it as a combination of Pizza and Eggs Benedict with onion rings on top.  I had to try it.





I don't know if this is a real food back home, but it wasn't bad.  Of course, bacon makes everything taste good.



Saturday, August 22, 2015

Hide And Seek

Tipper likes to come into our bedroom while we're getting ready in the morning.  Not so much to be with us, but because it's the one room in the house that is normally off limits - since I'm allergic to cats.  

We usually let her hang out for a while, but make sure she's out before we head downstairs.  Sometimes this takes a while because she'll hide underneath the bed or burrow behind a stack of clothes.  

She almost won this game of hide and seek.



Thursday, August 20, 2015

Beware Of Toe Jam

This sign was in the bathroom of my supplier's factory.  



To be fair, the Thai language says don't clean your feet in the Bathroom, which kinda makes more sense than don't wash your feet in a toilet.  But for a moment, I did wonder - do the flip-flopped Cambodian migrant workers think this is some kind of modern foot cleansing apparatus?  


I also wondered - why the need for an English translation.  I'm their only regular foreign visitor.  What do they think I do in there?

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Tis But A Scratch

Amazingly, the Erawan Shrine's Brahma statue escaped relatively unscathed from the recent bomb attack.  I'm sure this will only add to it's already legendary powers (that, by the way, helped the Gators beat Tennessee back in 2000)





As sad and as tragic as it is, Thailand will bounce back.  It always does.