Monthly Archives: May 2010

Add Buddha to the Birthday List

May birthdays: May 7 Noi naa May 20 Mom May 21 Leela May 23 Christian May 25 me and yesterday was not only Buddha’s birthday, but also his day of enlightenment, and the day he died. (More specifically, that day … Continue reading

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A Songbae Update or Why My Hits Have Gone Up This Week

This is Songbae’s latest email blast; he titled it Ten Things you Don’t Need to Know (or, “Facebook status updates I never posted”) 1. Finished Mercy Corps Kyrgyzstan internship last month: Was working for their microfinance institution called Kompanion. 2. … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to ME

Despite all the clucking that’s gone down on around me about the lack of celebrating my birthday – I really had a good one. Because, you know what? This ENTIRE TRIP is like a birthday present. My brother frequently makes … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Little Dude!

Christian had a great second birthday, unfinished birthday crown and unfinished birthday banner notwithstanding. Here’s a vid to tide you over until I can write a proper birthday letter. Been busy holding the newborn Leela! [youtube=]

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2010-5-21, 21-21

If it hadn’t been for the curfew, the baby would have been born in the back seat of a truck cab. We arrived at the hospital at 8:59 pm (one minute to spare) and the sweetest little girl rushed out … Continue reading

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Worse Before Better

[youtube=] While day-to-day life for us continues on rather normally, the situation peaked yesterday with the torching and looting of Central, the second largest mall in Asia. The fire fighters were apparently prevented from entering the area and the entire … Continue reading

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My Niece, Minnie Mouse

Noi naa goes by Minnie. Her best friend TJ is Mickey and his mother is Alice. Sue is “crdible” for “incredible.” Can you tell that Noi naa been to see Disney on Ice? The evenings are nice and we’re trying … Continue reading

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Every other day or so, I hear a strange incantation over a loudspeaker go down the soi. At first I thought it might be some kind of political promo, but it turns out that “myquat” means “broom” and it’s simply … Continue reading

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My First Week in BKK

and two picture vids, made by my bro-in-law: [youtube=] [youtube=] See, we really are mostly staying at home and out of trouble.

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I’m pretty sure I’m in love with this new blog. He’s a stay-at-home dad/artist who posts simple toys he’s made for his kids. Here’s two of his youtube videos so you can see what I mean. But my FAVORITE thing … Continue reading

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