Monday, September 13, 2010

surprise orchids

The house Smurray and I are subletting has a bunch of plants in the front porch area. We had no idea that most of the plants are orchids until they started blooming a week ago. Good thing we actually watered them and didn't kill any.

Friday, September 3, 2010

kitchen friends II

There've be quite a few toads in our kitchen recently. I almost stepped on this guy, but he jumped out of the way in the knick of time.

Friday, July 30, 2010

drug abuse resistance education... in thailand?

I saw 3 different people wearing D.A.R.E. shirts in 2 days in Chiang Mai, which I thought was kind of crazy and raises all sorts of questions in my mind. Is this some kind of trend? Or just a fluke? Are the shirts being manufactured in Thailand? Or did they just get the shirts from American relatives? Or did some elementary school in the States just donate a bunch? Do people like them because they like the word "dare"? Or do they know what D.A.R.E. is? Or are they wearing them ironically?

Kind of want to stop the next person I see wearing one and find out what the deal is. Maybe I'll do some qualitative in-depth interviews and put all that expensive grad schooling to work.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

get me ben linus

Doesn't this look like the island from LOST? The rolling green mountains, the Dharma Initiative-esque VW van? If I start traveling through time and you don't hear from me for a while, please go find Ben Linus. Thanks.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

kitchen friends

So our kitchen is sort of partially outside, which means all sorts of fun creatures come to visit (or decide to die on the floor). This little guy turns out to be a Tokay gecko. I found out later that they have a penchant for attacking people's faces... so in retrospect, it probably wasn't wise to get this close to him to take his picture. Anyway, he's been making quite a ruckus since he's looking for a mate. If you know anyone, let him know. His name is Mordechai and he's a good lookin' fella, don't you think?

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

sushi chips

I love how Lays potato chips seem to have a foothold in every country. My favorite flavor in India was "Magic Masala," both because of its awesome name and its taste. So far in Thailand, the clear favorite is "Nori Seaweed." SO ADDICTIVE! Now if I could only find some sort of ginger sour cream dip...

Thursday, June 24, 2010

greener than green

I'm in a small town called Mae Sariang right now and it's pretty friggin' beautiful: