Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Fi takes me shopping

We go to the market in front of the university where there are stalls and stalls of trendy clothing. Styles like in Japan and Korea, Fi says.

I love the cute shop girls.
Fi shops for dresses.

There are too many to choose from.

But Mike wants to go.
So we do. But not before I buy a knock-off Prada handbag.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

What to do in Thailand at 5 am

I can't sleep.
The view from my balcony. The sun is barely up.

First breakfast in Mike's kitchen. Dragonfruit and something that tastes like lichis. Mike's kitchen has only a refrigerator and a toaster. I am yet to find truly whole wheat bread. Or peanut butter.

I decide to go for a bike ride.

Past spirit houses

and the Buddhist temple.

to the market

Thai lunch boxes:Birds in cages:
The only coffeeshop that opens before eight am.
Time for second breakfast.

Monday, July 28, 2008

First Excursion with Camera

Fi and my shoes. I biked to a coffeeshop, looked at the magazine covers:

My first successful communication in Thai: mai wan--not sweet.

Came home.

First Post

Here I am in Thailand. Lonely so I'm taking self portraits. Putting words out there.