Archive for 'Thai Culture'

Soi Sauce

Soi Sauce

Posted on 07. May, 2009 by .

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We live on a street called Soi 30. Soi is a word for a small side street. There is not a lot of traffic on a soi. Which is good, because there is no sidewalk. You also can’t get many places driving down a soi. You have to go to the end of the soi where it connects to a main road. The Sois run parallel to each other, so the next soi over would be Soi 29, then 28, etc…

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First Taste of Thailand

First Taste of Thailand

Posted on 06. May, 2009 by .

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The thin woven pad did little to camouflage the fact that we were sitting on the cement sidewalk. Noisy traffic sped by just a few feet away from where we were sitting. A gecko climbed up the wall, taking his own look at the “farang” (foreigners) struggling to sit in such a way that their […]

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Weekend in Korea

Weekend in Korea

Posted on 02. May, 2009 by .

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It has been so much fun to be in Korea again! The sounds, the sights, the tastes have all been a trip down memory lane. For those of you who may not know, three years ago at this time I was finishing up a year-long stint teaching English here in Korea…

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Eating Like A Thai

Eating Like A Thai

Posted on 14. Feb, 2009 by .

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It’s no secret. Jason and I love going out for different ethnic foods. We also make a lot of stir-frys or other “Asian-influenced” dishes at home. Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Thai- all delicious, and all opportunities to use our mad chopsticks skills…

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Studying in the Car

Studying in the Car

Posted on 09. Feb, 2009 by .

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Jason found a Pimsleur cd set at the library and we’ve been listening to it in the car. The way it teaches the language is entirely aural. You hear a phrase, and repeat parts of it as instructed…

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