Back

Scan1.JPG After about a week and a half of kind of drifting away from Xanga a bit, I decided this morning that I need to get back to it.  I enjoy the relationships I’ve developed through Xanga and it is a very effective way to keep friends and family up to date with what’s going on in my life.  That said, I’d just like to say, “I’m back.”

Villa Market is a local chain of western-style grocery stores, the first such chain in Krungthep.  They produce a monthly magazine for customers which this month featured the incongruous headline “Thank God for Chicken!  Celebrate with turkey”, leading to much head-scratching on my part.

Yesterday was my thirty-ninth birthday.  An Australian friend, Jason, shares my birthday (although nine years younger) so he and his partner along with our mutual friends came over for dinner.  I’ll have those pictures for you in a few days. 

A lot of people get worked up about birthdays.  For some reason, I don’t.  I enjoy getting older and think life continues to get more interesting as each year goes by.  Perhaps more pragmatically, I don’t see the point in fretting over something that is inevitable.  That would be like ruing the tides.

I’ve also been away from Thai lessons for two weeks because the World Film Festival of Bangkok has occupied some of my free time.  Which means I’ve been missing my latte art!

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Left: the original pig latte that I received.  Right: the same latte with some embellishments by me.

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Bitter Brown cafe also does cocoa art.  Here is a bear.  A mouse?  A rat?  I’m not sure what it is meant to be, actually.