Category Archives: Musings on Life / Current Events

Teach me Thai

Beep. Beep. This means squeeze in Thai. The Thai language, which seemed awkward and inaccessible at the very beginning of my new life here, has become quite a fun language to learn. Playful, with plenty of repetition. Communicating ideas is relatively … Continue reading

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Eating. Official Hobby of a Foreigner in Thailand.

Thai cuisine. Known around the world, right? Since moving here I’ve been searching for what makes Thailand so famous with foodies. Luckily I have plenty of time on my hands, food abounds and eating is a favorite past-time of Thais. … Continue reading

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Two Weddings and A Funeral

We’ve been lucky enough to receive invitations for the two biggest and arguably most important celebrated events in life: marriage and death. Last week, we attended the one year funeral celebration of a fellow teacher’s late husband. Professor Eahd’s husband … Continue reading

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Making Friends Isn’t Hard to Do

New, friendly faces seem to peer out from the woodwork. Every new coffeehouse we go to, or every new restaurant, or store, we end up engrossed in a long conversation about language, both English and Thai. We inevitably exchange emails … Continue reading

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Life in Nakhon Si Thammarat

We’re nearing the one month anniversary of our jobs in Nakhon. One whole month. Some days it feels like we’ve been here for years. Some days it feels like we’re aliens, recently landed on a foreign planet where the locals … Continue reading

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18 Things You Will Get Accustomed To While Living in Asia

Topic I: Proper Toilet Rules  1. Squatty Potties. (see fig.1)  2. No toilet paper in bathrooms. Anywhere. For any reason. 3. If you bring your own, throw it in the trash, not the toilet. 4. Toilet paper will be found, … Continue reading

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The Revolution Will Indeed Be Televised

As Egypt erupted in a flurry of activity the past few weeks, people all over the world watched in stupor as the Twitter and Facebook activity moved from virtual to actual. Egyptians protesters gathered on Facebook, then gathered in the … Continue reading

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