Another Day in the Hospital
Trip Start Jan 04, 2011
27Trip End Jan 28, 2011
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I just found out this afternoon that we are going to be on the front page of the local newspaper. Apparently the manager of the Khantoke Restaurant has requested our group photo so that he can post it in the local newspaper as a feature article and advertisement. They are hoping to publish it before we leave Thailand so we can each have a copy of the paper. How exciting.
The students have requested to visit a Thai grocery store. Some students are craving American snacks while others are interested in buying Thai products such as Thai soap, shampoo, etc. A lot of their products have a very nice flora fragrance. So, we scheduled a visit to the Rimping grocery store. The Thai pronunciation of this store is Limping. The Thai people's pronunciation for the letter "R" is "L". We need to make food purchases as tomorrow morning we are participating in the alms giving to the monks. There will be 9 monks visiting BCNC tomorrow morning at 7 am. Good thing we scheduled a visit at the grocery store. Each student will buy 1 item to give to each monk. The food that is donated goes to feed the monk community and to the local orphans, homeless, etc. I accompanied the students to the store and we bought protein drinks, orange juice, milk, Oreo cookies, noodles, mackerel, lechees, hot chocolate,and peanuts
The students ate and then packed their food gifts for the monks. The students ate at BCNC and Nong Maew and I ate dinner with Pi Jip and her husband Kuhn Anan. Kuhn Anan took us to a Chinese food court in downtown Chiangmai. The small restaurant served us a Chinese herb tea, rice soup with pork balls, moo satay (pork on a stick) and a specially prepared breaded pork strips. Everything was delicious. For the 4 of us our total bill was only $8.00. Food is so cheap over here.I arrived back on campus a little after 8 pm. We were to have a NURS 495 class scheduled for this evening but I am tired and the students have to prepare their gifts for the Ajons tomorrow. So, good night and I will create another blog tomorrow.