Monthly Archives: August 2014

Lost in Thailand

This was taken yesterday at the coffee shop where Eid and I are now. The guy in the background looks like he came out of the wrong exit at Ikebukuro Station, got totally lost wandering around, and is now trying … Continue reading

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Eid’s photos

Every night Jason and I go for a walk near our house.

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Tamboon

Every morning, Eid’s mother goes out onto the road in front of her house to offer alms to a monk from a nearby temple. This is a common custom in Thailand, called “tamboon,” or merit-making. I like the way she … Continue reading

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Mama Kanchanawaha’s Amazing Pad Thai Sauce

Here are the basic ingredients of Mama Kanchanawaha’s Amazing Pad Thai Sauce (for anyone who wants to steal the secret recipe): red-hot chili peppers, red onions, sweet tamarind and palm sugar. That, plus a dash of salt and a lifetime … Continue reading

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Cute cats

Here are some cute cat photos. Because that’s what the Internet is for, right?

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Three banana leaves and a lotus leaf

I’ve spent so much time vegetating here this past week, everything is starting to look interesting to me.

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Nok Khao

From the hammock under the house, I can clearly see a bird nest in the papaya tree growing in Eid’s mother’s small front garden. Unfortunately, it isn’t very visible in photos taken from the hammock, but if I walk a … Continue reading

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