Went on a field trip. Our first venture out of the city. First to XXXX to watch and learn about pottery. It was okay. To be honest, my eyes sort of glaze […]
Enemy of the State
Though we’ve really enjoyed our previous posts, we find ourselves blessed to be in a city where there is so much to do. From popular concerts, to physical activities. The Cordon Bleu […]
Say whatever you will about missionaries, they did…
An interesting place Thailand. It is one of the few remaining monarchies under Rama X. The king is revered and is descended from gods. The Lese-Majeste laws in Thailand are among […]
I’m not sure why the scene makes me smile so. This is Chatuchak Market in Bangkok, Thailand. It is part state fair, part pop-up store, part hardware store, part flea market. 15,000 […]
So, How’s Bangkok?
I’m asked by those from afar. “So, how’s Bangkok?” “Hot! Flipping hot!” I remember hitting the ground in Jakarta and how the temperature was oppressive. It’s the same here. The heat. […]
What’s In A Name?
The names of Thai people stretch into the decades of letters, and are often unpronounceable to foreigners and, indeed, even amongst themselves.
Sawadee krap! from Bangkok
Bangkok! If you stick a pin in the center of town and draw a circle with a 2500-mile radius there is more of the world’s population inside that circle than outside. It […]
We’re winding down our time back in America. A good month and a half back home and elsewhere. At times it’s been like summer vacation back in the days when we didn’t […]
One Nation Under God
I grew up saying the Pledge of Allegiance. My version included “under God” which was added in 1954. As a kid, I never knew it any other way, so I thought […]