“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”

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”

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”

If it Weren’t for Bad Luck……..

Expressing verbal disgust for Monday mornings is a widely accepted societal norm and the only thing one should be expected to do when the dreaded day arrives. If you are some freak of nature who takes no issue with Monday, I suggest you start or those around you will quickly take issue with you. NoContinue reading “If it Weren’t for Bad Luck……..”

Special Din-ah

If Thai’s believe in reincarnation, than its my belief that they were Stephens girls in a past life because they really know how to extend a celebration. After being ambushed by two end of semester dinner parties already this week, the head of the Foreign Language Department came up to me and said, “Kah-Teee…..tonight, de-paht-menContinue reading “Special Din-ah”