Minions Meet Munchkins

While Munchkins wander about at their leisure eating candy and looking huggable, Minions help carry out plans for world domination. This week the Minions met the Munchkins and it was a match made in Happy Buddha Land. It all started with makeup. I couldn’t get any takers to model my wares for the shop, soContinue reading “Minions Meet Munchkins”

“The Body”….hash tag Jazzercise

Like most people, I tend to get rather uncomfortable when a stranger assesses my body composition and become downright flustered….yes, flustered….when they feel the need to compliment it. Compliments in general turn me into a very awkward, mumbly human being. There are only two compliments I will not immediately attempt to deflect. One, I’m aContinue reading ““The Body”….hash tag Jazzercise”

Cupfake Wars

In honor of my golden birthday this weekend (28 on the 28th) the Munchkins and I are partying all week. It kicked off after school on Monday with “Cupfake Wars” 4 teams, 30 minutes…..victory, defeat, camera crew, an annoying host, and glitter, just like TV. Call me a monster, but my favorite part of anyContinue reading “Cupfake Wars”

5 Days of Christmas

Twas the week before Christmas and all through the island, not a munchkin was caroling, Why? Cause it’s Thailand. Not a candy stuffed stocking or sweet cookie platter With all of your help Teacha fix this sad matter . Away to the workshop she flew like a flash After 5 hours of wrapping, she hadContinue reading “5 Days of Christmas”

Merry Christmas From Munchkinland

Luke 3:10-11 And the crowds asked him, “What then shall we do?” And he answered them, “Whoever has two tunics is to share with him who has none, and whoever has food is to do likewise.” I still remember dropping my mint chocolate chip ice cream outside 31 Flavors as a child. Involuntarily forfeiting evenContinue reading “Merry Christmas From Munchkinland”

Selfies at Sea

The best (and perhaps the only good) thing about boat travel with Asians is that they hate the outdoors. So when I boarded the cruiser to PhiPhi, 30 minutes after it was already to have departed, the sundeck was completely unoccupied. The VIP room on the other hand, had been standing room only for hours.Continue reading “Selfies at Sea”

Day 3: Attack of the Angry Birds

Day 3: Attack of the Angry Birds It has been raining here in Phuket for almost 2 full weeks, and when I say raining , I mean all day, all night, violent winds, no sun. Yesterday the wind was so strong it ripped my poncho off my body Incredible Hulk style as I was driving.Continue reading “Day 3: Attack of the Angry Birds”

Make a Munchkins Day

Mother’s Day is a big event in Thailand, so naturally, they take 4 days to celebrate it. For my kids in town, a long weekend means a shopping trip to Bangkok or a sleepover with junk food and new computer games, but its a long, lonely weekend for too many of my little munchkins inContinue reading “Make a Munchkins Day”