Monthly Archives: May 2010

A Typical Sunday Morning

We all went out for a brief tiyao (walk) this morning to replenish our supply of fruits and vegetables. The BTS (sky train, the Bkk version of a subway) has been closed for three days due to protesting by the … Continue reading

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Miles and Miles of Shopping

I made it to Chattachuk market yesterday, a weekend market famous for having over three miles of wall-to-wall vendor stalls – not to mention the overflow stalls along the sidewalk, outside Chattachuk. It’s just two BTS stations down from us, … Continue reading

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Mundane and Routine in Bangkok

The word is that there have been 16 deaths associated with the political upheaval here in Bangkok. I want to assure everybody that Christian and I feel very safe. The protesters are demonstrating in very specific areas, many of which … Continue reading

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When in Rome…

if you eat like a Roman, you’ll spend a lot less money. n.b. ~35 Baht equals 1 US dollar Five meals “out” in three days (all were carry-out or in the case of Italian food, delivered to the door): 30 … Continue reading

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Fruit Orgy Fest

So far, and mind you, we are only halfway through day four in Thailand, we have eaten mangosteen, lychee, pineapple, guava, green mango, regular ripe mango, apple, watermelon, jackfruit, sham-poo (like a small pear), dragon fruit, and rambutan. All fresh … Continue reading

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14+3+3=20 hours

My baby is a traveling champ! Even the guy sitting next to me from LA to Taipei (14 hours) said so. We boarded the plane at LAX around 3 pm Saturday after gorging ourselves on Mexican food at the airport … Continue reading

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Happy Mother's Day

I basically missed the U.S. Mother’s Day, since I was in transit over the Pacific from Saturday 3 pm Los Angeles to Monday 2 am Bangkok, but there was a funny little video waiting for me in my email when … Continue reading

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Locks of Love

I’m clearing off my desk and getting a pile of parcels to post. I got my hair cut last week and decided to send my cut hair to Locks of Love. I’ve heard that there are other organizations that are … Continue reading

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Sweet Sticky Babyback Ribs in the Crockpot

I love ribs and rarely have a chance to indulge in them, so when I came across this recipe in More Best Recipes (the book version of the magazine Cooks Illustrated) I had to give it a try. You start … Continue reading

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Another birthday train ride…

Aiden turned six on Monday – and he wanted the same train adventure that his sister had had for her birthday the previous month. We took the same Amtrak line south from Irvine, but stopped in Solana Beach for pizza … Continue reading

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