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... So Joe rang the restaurant, who rang the nurse who spoke english and she came to the ward. We told her what we wanted and she ordered the food over the phone.... There were interesting choices on the menu with my favourite being Pickle and Pork Guts soup.
Also at the back of the menu was the menu for plastic surgery options! My sister did say that I was really in hospital having a boob job and tummy tuck!
I didn't sleep much ...
... Luckily for us he is an English teacher, so we were able to enjoy an evening conversing in our native tongue.
On Tuesday the Physics camp began. As is necessary in any large gathering in Thailand, we were supposed to bring food to the occasion. All of the teachers were required to be at school in the evening, so everyone brought a different dish to serve at dinner. Green Curry had become our favorite dish, so we asked Yui if she would teach us ...
... his old hospital bed and surrounding space. In another room on the far side of the building was a wax replica of the monk with a rug outside for people to kneel and pray in front of. We did not manage to find the Wat itself but started to feel we were intruding and so went to leave. On our way out we passed a Caucasian monk, he greeted us and we responded, soon we were in conversation. The chat only lasted around 5-10 minutes but seemed to cover the origins of the church of ...
... See photo, use imagination.
4. Social interactions
Oooo that's a toughie. This little gem is going to get a blog entry on it's own. For school/simplicity sake I will mention that we 'wai' every time we see a teacher, or superior. To wai simply place palms together, bow head, look down. Wai is also used for hello, thank you, sorry and goodbye.
Actually though, goodbye.
... br> HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAVID!
Today we dove out to an outlet after breakfast, to look for some cheap clothes to wear in the warm weather. Succeeded!
We'd been invited to Larry (the retired navy guy from Iowa) and his cute little dog, Sandwich, for dinner. Spaghetti Bolognese was on the menu. So Sebastian was stuck with the Bolognese by itself, not exactly a wonderful meal. But we did have a good time. He showed us pictures from his trips to Cambodia and talked about what was ...