Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Random bits and pieces

After a trip to Warorot Markets to buy a 'polite' shirt (collar and sleeves) for my official student photo, today I enrolled in my Thai Language course! Now I wait for my application to be approved by the Ministry of Education (MOE).
Not a good photo of Warorot Markets
Mum...I'd like one of these for Christmas for my lounge room please ;)

Jelly on Jelly. The white top is coconut flavoured, the base layer, some corn,  some red bean jelly. Wrapped in pandanus leaf? They look very gloopy, and are. Only 10 Baht for six...worth a try if you like jelly.
We also went apartment/condo hunting today and think we may have found one in our price range. In the morning we'll go and see if it lives up to the image on the internet.

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Mike said... Best Blogger Tips

Snap, literally....we have a woman bring the sickly sweets to our house(same price here in PKK)can't remember the Thai name but Duen and Doy love them.

Dentist fodder in my humble opinion ;-)

Snap said... Best Blogger Tips

Mike, nearly everything here seems to be laced with sugar. 'I don't want sugar thanks' was one of the first phrases I learnt.

At lunch today, I sat next to a young man who ladelled 2 tablespoons of sugar into his noodle soup! Like you acutally have at add any sugar?

Martyn said... Best Blogger Tips

Snap I assume in the top photo you had a sandal on your left foot and a platform shoe on your right.

The coconut jelly looks a bit too sweet even for my sugary tastes.

Good luck with the apartment.

Theodora said... Best Blogger Tips

I never got the sugar and noodle soup thing, either. I can kind of see if you're overdoing the vinegar, but...

In Indonesia, they look at you as if you are mad when you specify "Please don't use sugar". They'll bring you a coffee, and triple-check that you are sure you didn't want sugar. With juices, you have to specify "no sugar, and no condensed milk"...

We like unsweetened lime juice with soda. You can imagine how easy that is to get across...

Snap said... Best Blogger Tips

Ha ha you to work out my foot wear dilema. We've found an apartment and move tomorrow :)

Snap said... Best Blogger Tips

Theodora...yes, I can imagine the sugarless lime juice and soda just wouldn't compute in many cases. Bodies here certainly don't seem to process sugar like mine does = it doesn't:(