|Snow Ice at the Old Siam Shopping Mall in Bangkok|
Friday, March 31, 2017
Thursday, March 30, 2017
|Desert at Oishi....yum yum|
|Marina got a special Doremon Dish, fork, and spoon set....|
|Get ready for some Muay Thai Boxing at the resort|
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
|This is what we are shopping for|
Then its the Bangkok International Motorshow. Too much stuff to do, so little time...
Monday, March 27, 2017
Sunday, March 26, 2017
|The 'Pretties' are one of the big attractions of the show..|
Today, I will try to wrap some things up as tomorrow we are scheduled to return to the big mango.
|This is Marina's idea of the "Big Mango"|
Friday, March 24, 2017
Kids can feed some of the barn animals and birds as food is sold next to each display. There was also a huge pond of 100 pound carp that would make these huge, booming splashes as they tried to grab the food. Link here if you want to see the video of the huge fish. The zoo cost us 170 baht for the whole family. Caution, double pricing here as its 100 baht if you are a foreigner. Also, there is an additional charge for the Waterpark so the whole adventure cost us 300 baht for admission. You can't go to the waterpark only. Inside, there is food, suit rentals, and space to change and shower.
|Plenty of lounge chairs in the shade - just add a cold iced tea and massage and its heaven|
|A wandering moat goes around the entire park|
|Swim and sit at poolside for a cold drink if you want|
|Ella having a blast with Grandma at the kiddie pond|
Thursday, March 23, 2017
|Would you keep this stray mutt?|
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
At the Isuzu dealership today. Vanna has been squeaking a little when I step on the brakes lately. That usually means that the pads are low and it's time to replace them. Also on the schedule is a comprehensive fluid change, including the transmission and differential. The valves need to be gapped and the engine fluid replaced. In Kalifornia, I would be looking at a thousand plus USD bill, but I was just quoted 7000 baht plus it's going to be ready in less than three hours.
There is a comfy lounge with soft seating and free coffee. Thailand really understands the concept of customer service. More later as there is someone selling food outside.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
|These are great cakes - average 50 baht a box depending on flavor|
Monday, March 20, 2017
This photo of Dim Sum is courtesy of TripAdvisor
Friday, March 17, 2017
Played around with my Amazon FireTV stick yesterday. Found out I could install a VPN right from the stick's apps menu. Using the VPN app, I can now see all the geographically restricted stuff without having to do the special router installation. Bought a one year service for VyprVPN for $80. Not a bad deal for what it opens up from a TV and movie viewing experience. I will do a more comprehensive blog post on how to set up everything in the future so you will not miss anything from home when and if you decide to relocate here to the LOS.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Ever wonder why everyone seems to be calling people their 'sister' or 'mother' in the LOS? Its because of the 'village' phenomenon in some parts of the country where kids are raised by relatives as if they are their own children. The kids know who their real moms and dads are, but its not uncommon for young children of different moms to be raised by a grandmother or aunt while the parents work in the big mango. That practice, along with many family members sleeping in one big room together is something I had to get used to seeing and experiencing. When B and I first met and went back to visit her parents home, they had a small house with one large room where everyone slept on the floor under mosquito nets and a fan. From there we moved to the farm with our own bungalow.
|This was our first 'home' on the farm before it became a resort|
It was hand built by B's father for the two of us
|Our farm in the old days before the resort - our shack way in the background|
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
|Tank will be enclosed in metal siding material with roof|
Monday, March 13, 2017
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Yep, its also 92F or (33C) outside. With the humidity, it feels like 95F. Supposed to go into town today for a big show too. Looks like summer has arrived in Issan for the next few days. Just looked at the conditions for BKK, its hot and humid there too...even worse as the heat index is 102F.
|This Wat is about 2KM from our resort|
|The monks working on another structure on the Wat grounds|
|A bathroom on the Wat grounds|
Thursday, March 9, 2017
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
|timers are going to each branch of the Tees when they get here|
|PVC from the Tank to the hoses to maintain pressure|
|Bamboo are thirsty plants, and like lots of water|