Sunday, September 8, 2013

More Thai Potpourri!

More sights and scenes from our life here....

A mobile veggie stand.
There's Kumon here too! (I don't think the unhappy face is good advertising, though)
Every time I see the gas prices here, I'm horrified at how expensive it is...until I remember it's in baht. In reality, the cheapest grade is approximately $1 per liter.
Maybe it's just me, but I thought it was obvious that no feet were allowed on top of the supermarket freezers.
Obviously an American product with its box top for education. Maybe I should save it for our school back home....
Can't wait to make and eat homemade pasta again!!
Mangosteen, which tastes awesome! (By the way, we have tried the durian, which smells like ass...and we thought its pudding-like texture just as disgusting.)
Inside of a mangosteen. The entire pink/purple part is the skin, and only the white part is edible.
A blessing written onto the ceiling of a taxi.
This was given to my son in class for the celebration of one of his classmates' birthday: Homemade brownie made by the girl's maid, beautifully wrapped inside individual containers for each child. And there was a goodie bag.
One of the exit lanes at our neighborhood gate for people with "pass cards" to open the gate, but the "P" and "C" were paved over.
Is this considered "Tinglish" or just bad spelling?
Early every morning, monks will leave their wat (temple) for the markets to receive alms from the street vendors and people on the streets. Anybody can go up to a monk to give him alms -- food, flowers, or incense -- as a way of making merit and paying respect to the monks. The monks live on what is provided to them by the people. Upon receiving the alms, the monk will give the person a blessing while the person kneels in front of the monk on the street.

1 comment:

  1. wow! I love the scoop about the monks!
    phyls in dc