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Monthly Archives: August 2008

Update on demonstrations in Thailand

La and I have been hunkering down for the weekend after our “wedding” night, checking in with the news every few hours for updates on the situation in Bangkok. Though I’m sure it’s much more nuanced than this, my take on the matter is the following:

Just Married

Laura and I signed paperwork with the Thai authorities yesterday to make it official. We’re both very excited to be legal husband and wife now. Currently in Bangkok, people are demonstrating outside of Government House. They want a new prime minister and probably a new constitution. We expect there will be a coup (hopefully bloodless, […]

Thai Lessons

I’ve just come home from my second private Thai lesson at Chiang Mai Adventure Tours which I’d read about in Lonely Planet’s Thailand guide.

Date Night

Tonight Laura and I sat on our balcony to have dinner (capellini with chicken and tomatoes, salad, red wine) and a very odd thing happened: the wat next door started lighting paper balloon lanterns for some festival. As we were eating dinner, tiny orbs of yellow light floated past our view and up into the […]

Pics of our new home

For Mom and Mom and all the rest of you who are wondering what our fabulous new home looks like, here’s some pics to give you a sense.

Take your fellah to work day

Laura invited me to sit in on her “gifted” class at Prince Royal’s College yesterday. I took a tuk-tuk to the massive 50+ acre campus and she escorted me to her building. Along the tiled halls, students walk in their socks while teachers and staff wear shoes. It had rained hard (tis the season) and […]

New Gizmos

One of the most important things to set up in a new home is the kitchen. A lot of expats in Chiang Mai, we’ve heard, eat out for the majority of their meals. Meals range from 25 bhat for very basic soup, rice, meat and veg plates, to 150-400 bhat for very nice sit down […]

View from our new balcony

Chaing Mai is cupped by mountains to the north, west, and south west. Our neighborhood is outside the old city, which is surrounded by an ancient moat. We live in Doi Ping Mansion, a twelve story building to the east of the old city, near the river Ping, and the Wot Chai Mong Kol, which […]

Thank you for flying Korea Air

I have arrived in Chiang Mai. Local time is 8:54 AM. I slept well on the plane and am ready to combat jet lag. Because I am finally with Laura again, I feel up to the task of facing the soul lag as well. In my final days in the Boston area I had many […]