Monday, September 28, 2009

First days in Bangkok. Our threshold for culture shock is lessened by the fact that we have been here a few times. The sharp noises and funky smells are not as mysterious as they once were. I guess that means we can just dive into our goal, as my wife described earlier, which is learning somethng new every day.
The first thing I learned is that I forgot that it takes forever to do anything here. We tried to get into our bank account here, but we need our bank book, which is in Lopburi. Well, we'll go up to Lopburi today to get it. I'm sure we'll get plenty sidetracked up there with all the family.
Went to get SIM cards for our phones. Our phones don't work here, so we bought some cheapo phones. The guy was nice enough to tell us that he would buy them back after we left.
My wife went to go interview a doctor for our upcoming baby. I'm sure she'll have something to say about that later.
At least the one thing that is easiest to do here is eat. After all that is why we are here. We have not gone off the path too far. Our family has been very accommodating, letting us acclimate to the heat by buying us dinner, although we did make dinner last night.

Monday, September 21, 2009

One year to learn as much as we can

Our journey will start on September 26,2009. Bangkok will be our home base for a year or so. Our plan is very simple which is to learn something new everyday. Our main focus is to spend as much time as possible learning about food and the culture of Thailand and the surround countries in Asia.
A couple of thing I should point out is that I was born and raised in Thailand until I was nine years old. So this trip will be such a great welcome home. My husband and I have a three and half year old son who we name Adi. Who will have a little sister in December. Yes we will be having our second child in Thailand. We are excited but yet scared about this experience. I know only second grade Thai so it should be a fun. right?