Thailand, last day of visit

15 05 2014




Thailand, Day 6

15 05 2014




Thailand, Days 4 & 5

15 05 2014




Thailand, Jordan & Lucia’s Wedding

15 05 2014




Thailand, Day 3

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Family

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Maya

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Soi 8: food carts

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Family

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Street scenes

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“Sukhumvit Sling”, a passionfruit-based refreshing beverage at Citylight Coffee

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Family

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Birthday celebration: with sticky rice and mangoes!!!!

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Sticky Rice and Mangoes… my favorite dessert in the world!!

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working on the wedding fans to be handed out

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Family

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Project Fan… with the fam.

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Jordan and Lucia





Thailand, Day 2

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Bangkok scene

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At Rama IX Park

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The groom and his father/minister

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Susie, painting…

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Susie’s picture

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Jordan

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Family

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Setting up the rehearsal dinner

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one of THE best cooks in the world!

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Som Tam, Sticky Rice and Chicken, Spring Roll





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partial view of Bangkok, from some rooftop Skyler took us to

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Terminal 21 Mall, Bangkok

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Citylight Coffee, run by Nightlight International.

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Citylight Coffee, Bangkok

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Green Curry Fried Rice, at Terminal 21 FoodCourt

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Bean, eating her noodles





dream come true

17 10 2011

I love animals. If you know me well, you already know that. When Annie and Jeff and family had been here for a year or so, Annie sent me photos of the kids holding a tiger at the tiger zoo. Naturally I wanted to hold one.
That was about 15 years ago or so..
And this past Saturday, my dream came true!
We went to the Sri Racha Tiger Zoo, and paid 150 Baht ($5, more or less) to hold a tiger and get a photo.
Then we paid it again, because I wanted to hold the tiger longer. The adorable four-month-old tiger had huge paws, drank out of a bottle the whole minute and a half that it was on our lap, and there were tons of Thai staff available to help, if needed.
I wanted to keep holding the baby tiger… I know, realistically that’s not an option. But just let me dream!
After the baby tiger experience, I was one of two volunteers at the elephant show. very fun. Let the pictures speak for themselves..

dream come true


at this point, the tiger-keepers are saying, "get the tiger away from this girl!"

Kajsa and Uncle Jeff feeding an elephant





flooding in Thailand

15 10 2011

We are in Bangkok now… arrived here last Wednesday night. We miss Taipei, and hanging out with Peter, Leanne, Maddie and Erin. And I’ll post more photos of Taiwan later. Another day, likely…. but for now, Thailand. It’s hard to believe how quickly this time is passing on this vacation. Eeeesh.

Please pray for the country and people of Thailand.

sandbags and a little water by the Chao Phraya River (at a Sky Train stop)

The floods that you hopefully have heard about on US television/newspapers, are extremely devastating for Thailand and neighboring Cambodia.

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We, in this part of Bangkok, are safe at this point.

rain, rain, go away

For which I give thanks. And I also ask that you join me in praying for those that have already lost homes, loved ones, possessions, and security.. through these floods.