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Gallery: Thai Cooking Class

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Gallery: around Krabi

Monday, 21 Apr 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Card Games

Wednesday, 9 Apr 2008 | Views [738]

I jump into the back of the red truck. A young, shoeless boy sits huddled in a corner. I great him, he stares, then mumbles his greeting before directing his attention to some cards in his hands. He places the cards on the bench seat, slapping the ... Read more >

late night treats

Thursday, 3 Apr 2008 | Views [717]

I round the corner while popping a hot coconut milk ball (khnom krok) into my mouth. The sidewalk is empty, the market to my left gated and silent. There is still one shop, gates thrown wide open, light spilling onto the ... Read more >

Chiang Mai Moments

Wednesday, 2 Apr 2008 | Views [638]

I have been in Thailand well over a year now. As I face the end of my ESL teaching career, and a transition from someone who lives here to just another tourist (marked by the new stamp in my passport I have to get next week), I have decided to ... Read more >

Gallery: Pun Pun

Sunday, 2 Mar 2008 | Photo Gallery

Farm Life
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And the good news is...I don't have epilepsy!

Saturday, 15 Dec 2007 | Views [4105] | Comments [2]

Yep, that’s right. Contrary to what you may believe, but I have the hospital records to prove it. My favorite part of my three days in the hospital, all the food my friends brought me (I ate NO hospital food!). My least favorite part: people poking ... Read more >

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Gallery: Hospital Stay

Saturday, 15 Dec 2007 | Photo Gallery

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High Points

Monday, 3 Dec 2007 | Views [907] | Comments [1]

The scratchy, throbbing feeling in my throat woke me at 5 am. Of course the day that I was to travel to the tallest point of Thailand would also be the day that my student’s sniffling would finally catch up with me. My room was freezing, ... Read more >

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Gallery: Doi Intanon

Monday, 3 Dec 2007 | Photo Gallery

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Sunday, 2 Dec 2007 | Views [725] | Comments [1]

An enormous thank-you to those of you who have donated to PEPY!!!!! Karla Jarrett & Val Beth Grandma & Grandpa Claudia Liz & Takafumi Linda & Steve Lynn Korey Seriously, I can’t thank you all enough. http:... Read more >

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Yi Peng Festival

Friday, 30 Nov 2007 | Views [4996] | Comments [3]

I raced home from school, not bothering to even go to my room and put my things away and rather just left them in my basket. I had a van to catch. I was invited to go to Mae Jo for the Yi Peng festival. Thousands of lit paper lanterns are released ... Read more >

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Loy Krathong Lyrics

Wednesday, 28 Nov 2007 | Views [51360] | Comments [9]

The Loy Krathong song (written karaoke style) according to my level 8 students: Wan pen duan sip song nam kor nong tem taling Raow thung lai chai ying sanook gun jing wan loy krathong. Loy loy krathong, loy loy kratong Loy krathong ... Read more >

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Loy Krathong - The begining

Monday, 26 Nov 2007 | Views [2027]

The past few days have been a whirlwind of light, noise, beauty and intensity. Loy Krathong. If you have experienced it in Chiang Mai, you realize that only those two words really explain the Loy Krathong festival. On Friday night after work, ... Read more >

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Gallery: Loy Krathong

Monday, 26 Nov 2007 | Photo Gallery

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Elephant Nature Park

Monday, 19 Nov 2007 | Views [1156]

I haven't been out of Chiang Mai since August when I went to Chiang Rai. I had a day off, and decided not only was it time to get out, but it was time to see my favorite pachyderm. So at 8 am with a van full of various tourists I was ... Read more >

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Gallery: Elephants

Sunday, 18 Nov 2007 | Photo Gallery

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World Sumo Championships....in Thailand? In Chaing Mai!

Friday, 16 Nov 2007 | Views [2120] | Comments [3]

Ok, to say I was a little excited when I found out about the World Sumo Championships being in Chang Mia…well lets just say it was a bit of an understatement. However, things really got out of control when I found out it was FREE! I mean, I was ... Read more >

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Post Bowling

Sunday, 11 Nov 2007 | Views [784] | Comments [3]

My picture's in a Singapore newspaper. Don't ask questions, but here's the link: http://travel.zaobao.com/pages3/travelnews071015.html

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Keto Leaves the Sea

Sunday, 4 Nov 2007 | Views [896] | Comments [3]

I have started a new blog, called Keto Leaves the Sea. http://ketodesigns.blogspot.com/ Keto is an ancient Greek Goddess who is often associated with sea monsters, and is known to love a good storm or a few ship wrecks. What can I say, I have been ... Read more >

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