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This is my Thank You

I should have posted this long ago, but I have not been rushing anything these past few months. On Sept 2nd, 2013, a friend and mentor of mine died. His name was Nopadon. P’Pog. Arjahn. I called him Arjahn Nopadon, the man who opened doors for me. There were many great people I had the … Continue reading

These days

These days of travel are coming to an end I find myself urging the hours to hurry up. I HAVE PEOPLE TO SEE. These days of travel are coming to an end and I find myself dragging my feet. WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN? These days of wandering are taking a pause and I find myself … Continue reading

These days

These days of travel are coming to an end I find myself urging the hours to hurry up. I HAVE PEOPLE TO SEE. These days of travel are coming to an end and I find myself dragging my feet. WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN? These days of wandering are taking a pause and I find myself … Continue reading

What do you see?

Kuhn Thai, What do you see when you see me? Do you see a girl who left her family, friends, culture and life for a half-planned adventure across the world? Do you see a girl who is living frugally but fully? Do you see the girl who cannot ask for help because she lives in … Continue reading

The horror of leaving

I can’t describe my emotions, the experience, the sensation of leaving all of this. This life that I wandered into, purely through a series of friendships and connections. I am grateful beyond words that I have had the honor of living in Bangkok for 9 months. I am heartbroken in a way I would never … Continue reading

Critical part 2

What prompted my earlier fuss over the lack of critical thinking in Thai culture was a series of road-blocks to my ability to perform at work. You see, I don’t think like a Thai. I also don’t fully know all the methods or standards of this office. I was not trained with the same process … Continue reading

Critical – Yes, sir!

This post has been brewing for awhile, and I’m hesitant to write it because it IS critical of the Asian approach to many things. After living here for nearly 9 months, though, I have some freedom to question and even criticize. This isn’t supposed to be the end-all or be-all in explaining Thai thinking, but … Continue reading

Chiang Mai

Did I tell you I went to Chiang Mai over Christmas? It’s the second-largest city in Thailand, about 10 hours north of Bangkok. But so quiet. You can get out of the city in 15 minutes, and the air doesn’t smell quite so pungent. It was a lovely change. My snapshots, and a few from … Continue reading

More snippets

Conversation vignettes… She reached over and touched my arm, one finger outstretched, like you might touch a shiny new phone cover. I glanced up, questioning. “I like your skin. I want to have skin like you.” Inside, I cursed this universal self-loathing-habit every woman seems to harbor. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ “Can I say, ‘Want’ or should I … Continue reading