Matt and Si invited us over to their place for game night on Saturday, but I asked if we could instead have it at our place instead and invite a few more people. Since Tawn and I are heading out for the US soon (me for 26 days, him for 16) we wanted a chance to see several of our friends before we left. So it came to be that we had our largest party yet.
A tale of two Chais. Chai is a popular Thai nickname, so here we have Suchai and Chairat, commiserating about their respective boyfriends over a glass of something strong.
While it turned out very well and there was plenty to eat and drink and everyone had a good time, it was probably a good lesson for me and Tawn. Sixteen guests is a bit overwhelming in our small house. Quick, break down the wall between units so we can spread our the party!
Brian, Ben, Geng, Matt, Kobfa, Bastian and Benji stake out the kitchen.
It was a fun time, though. I ordered pizzas and made a huge green salad. All the guests brought additional food to eat, so we had a tremendous amount of food left over. Thankfully, people helped us by bringing food home, otherwise we would never have been able to eat it all before leaving the country. As it is, I’ll be eating salad three times a day until Wednesday!
Francois, Ken and Russ wait for the games to begin.
The bar was open and thanks to our guests we had just about every type of drink you could want. Ken mixed something for us that was very nice. I don’t recall the name but it is one part of rum, one part of midori, one part of coconut milk and four parts of pineapple juice. Sweet and vagely Thai, it was a little too easy to drink, if you know what I mean.
Tawn, Geng, Brian, Si and Matt get down to some serious Aggravation.
After the eating, we got down to the game playing. The dining room had Monopoly (Did you know the new version of the game no longer has cash? Each player now has a debit card!), the living room had Uno and Pit, and we set up a game of Aggravation in the bedroom. Tawn was a bit concerned as Thais will generally not hang out in someone’s bedroom, let alone sit on their bed. Not polite. But in this case, our guests, perhaps lulled into relaxation by Ken’s bartending, plopped down for a few games.
Things wrapped up a bit late – the last guests left about 1:30! – and poor Tawn was quite tired, sleeping in the next morning. But it was a fun way to celebrate before our departure, see everyone, and introduce some groups of friends who had not previously met.
Looks like a success! I think I’ll have to have a game night soon!
you guys should get Settlers of Catan.
Wow… that looks like a great time. It’s interesting what you wrote about Thais generally will not hang out in someone’s bedroom. I never would have thought of that. When I saw the picture, I thought it was kinda cute – almost like kids hanging out in a friend’s bedroom.
I was going to ask if they were drinking milk, but no, some strong stuff. 🙂 No strip poker? 🙂
Seems like you guys had some serious fun! Monopoly with debit cards?! I don’t suppose it feels the same without cash?
What??? Monopoly has debit cards now. That seems to take a little bit of the skill out of the game. That was always a good game to teach little kids to count money.
so you’re fixing to leave soon- looks like a bunch of nice friends and have fun in the states. Hey, wait -how can you not getting married!Hope that you are as happy as we are-20yrs now. First marriage in 1972 only 8 yrs. Same religion has helped and maturity,too.my husband asks why my girlfriends always want to go in my bedroom or on the patio when they come over? I don’t want to hurt his feelings and say,”we don’t stay in the living room cause we want to talk in private.”lol you would think he would figure it out but he doesn’t I notice that with other couples there is always the one who sits in the big chair in the livingroom and the other is busy talking/ I’m the talker.
Both of you have a safe trip!! I wish I can go back to BKK for a month. =)
@murisopsis – Game nights are a surprisingly easy way to entertain. Let’s all get out our board games and decks of cards!@generasianx – I checked that out online and it looks very fun. Seems similar to a computer game I played about ten years ago – Civilization.@ElusiveWords – Which is exactly how I thought about it, so it was interesting to learn that there was a cultural “read” to it.@YNOTswim – Not milk but the coconut milk-rum-midori-pineapple juice mixture. No strip poker, sorry…@Wangium – As tired as Tawn was getting, it almost became a slumber party.@Dezinerdreams – @TheCheshireGrins – Yeah, I think the change to a credit card is a bit of a problem. Monopoly with money taught children about handling cash and it was a very good lesson. Making it just numbers in a little credit card scanner is too abstract. Seems like there is an agenda behind this decision.@yang1815 – Thank you, wish you could have been here.@Jillycarmel – Maybe your husband has figured it out but he is just humoring you. =)@piyapong – Thanks. Wish you could, too. Thankfully, I have a lot of flexibility with work so even though I’m in the US, I’ll be able to work for part of the time.
@christao408 – Thanks! I wish!
probably-he’s pretty smart. He’s from Joilet,Il. the town that Uno the game was invented in.
@Jillycarmel – There’s a bit of trivia I didn’t know. I’ll drop that during our next Uno game and impress everyone, thanks!