Monday, May 30, 2016

Back To Work

After spending two years on earth, my angel has returned to the sky.  

Nuch finished two weeks of training and had her first flight on Sunday.  Although it was nice to have full control of the remote for a day, I already miss our "normal" couple life.  

Just When You Thought It Was Safe

to go to the bathroom...

What Jaws did to the ocean, snakes have done to Thai bathrooms.  

Every few months it seems someone in Thailand finds a snake in their toilet.  Usually, the snake is noticed in time and animal control is called to take it away.  Last week, however, the gentleman below didn't realize there was a cobra in his squatter until it chomped down on his privates.

An epic battle ensued - toilet snake vs trouser snake

The story spread rapidly throughout Thailand and social media responded...

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Family Business

It turns out that we live in a village filled with little entrepreneurs.  

Most of our neighbors are part of a LINE group that shares news and events, but is mainly used to complain about other neighbors that don't clean up after taking their dog for a walk.

More recently, this social media group has been used to promote various food products that families are selling out of their homes.  The first one was fresh vegetable spring rolls with a sweet honey mustard sauce - probably the best item available, so far.  Whenever you want something, you just send a message and 10 minutes later, they're at your door.

Another lady sells mangoes with a sweet, spicy, and sour dip

Yet, another lady sells a Corn Milk drink?

here are some dried Durian chips

This family makes Japanese-style curry meals

Homemade sausage

Our next door neighbor makes freshly squeezed orange juice.

This lady makes mashed potatoes, which seems like an odd choice.  Perhaps, she was just showing off her dinner - and her Minnie Mouse dress

and finally, some grilled New Zealand muscles

Monday, May 23, 2016

Bangkok Sunday Holiday

Last weekend, Nuch and I had absolutely nothing to do, so we went downtown.  

It started with lunch and cocktails at Hemmingway's because I woke up at noon.

It was too hot to do anything and too early for dinner, so we took naps while getting foot massages

After resting up, we had dinner at the Old German Beerhouse for some beer, sausage, and bread

and then, we went home

Saturday, May 21, 2016