Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Seafood Under Construction

On our recent trip to Hua Hin, we visited a famous local seafood restaurant.   Everything surrounding the restaurant, which was not much more than a tin shack was under construction - you can see the barbed wire behind Nuch.

Food was great, though, and we'll be back when the work is done.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Bangkok From Above

Draft Day

In Thailand the draft is mandatory, so every year Thai men over the age of 18 pick red or black ping pong balls from a bag.  Black and they can go on with their lives.  Red and they join the army for a 2 year stint.  

The kid in the black shirt works at my factory and he's also the nephew of my buddy, Adisak.  A few weeks ago, he was lucky enough to pick a black ball and can continue working at my factory.   

 I think the odds are like 1 in 5 to get drafted, but to help your odds, some monks provide little voo-doo like ceremonies and prayers to improve your luck.   This one provides a long list of things to do and not do on the draft day.

Here's the party

Monday, May 15, 2017

Mom's Visit

 Here are some pics from my mom's recent visit.

Feeding fish at a riverside restaurant.

We caught up with my buddy Carl and his family one afternoon

and here we are with Nuch and her mother.