Wednesday, November 17, 2010

You know you've left home when...

You know you've left home when...
  • you discover the Pandan Custard in your bun is listed as a food group on the packet...fine, but what the hell is in the Pandan Custard?
  • you put rice in his coffee instead of sugar...hey, I didn't have my glasses on!
  • he asks for more dog with his rice (that should have been vegetables Stray)
  • you can startle a local by turning around...I must look a little Thai-ish from the dusk
  • when you see cute little eggs being fried and served on top of cute little french fries
  • you can eat out and well, for a dollar or two
  • you're confronted by small tongues poking out at you from a supermarket meat tray
  • you smile at someone in the street and they smile back without thinking you're a nutter, I hope.
  • the guy who sold you that sausage tells you to wait for a day before eating it
  • you exercise by walking laps inside the local shopping mall
  • your balcony is a bright shade of bubble gum and the same colour as the sunset
  • on is off and off is on...light switches
  • you start internet dating...I've met some lovely ladies! (ME...not Stray)
  • you get excited about bleaching tile grout
  • when you have time to paint pictures, and not for a buck

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Paul Garrigan said... Best Blogger Tips

I've been getting a lot of exercise in Thai shopping centres recently; we take my son there to play in the kids areas. I am so glad the rainy season is now over and we can venture outdoors again. Your balcony and the sunset do seem made for each other.

Snap said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Paul, I'm certain I'm not the only one over in the mall doing the same ;)and a map of the complex would sure come in handy.

By the way, I DON'T LIKE PINK!

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Different looking tucker in your neck of the woods, not the fare I'm used to but I could learn. My brother who was in the S E Asia area in the 1950s went with a couple of fellow soldiers for dinner at an officers residence.

The main course was duck but he said the bones did not look like Daffy or Donalds so he asked if it was quack quack duck and was told no it was bow wow duck.

suppose ot would be OK if you paid attention to what you were swallowing and kept a lookout for bits of collar--small buckles and I.D. tags and the like. Al pal @ 291

Snap said... Best Blogger Tips

We haven't struck dog on any menus here, but it's certainly common in Vietnam. Some of the menus there read like a promo for a zoo.

One of the other bloggers (Martyn) wrote about the 'bucket truck man' who swaps plastic ware for dogs in the rural areas here. Then, takes them across the border to sell for the dinner table.

Mike said... Best Blogger Tips

Great post but I still don't know what Pandan Custard is ;-)BTW the eggs look like Quail eggs which usually sell at 2 Baht each here.

Snap said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Mike, I've since discovered (thanks Dad) that home made Pandan Custard consists of mainly coconut cream, eggs, sugar and skrewpine????...and obviously Pandan ;)

I have no idea what would/could be in a commercially made custard, but it makes up a whopping 40% of the bun! Very low fat, I'm sure!

I haven't tried the quail eggs fried, but will.

Megan said... Best Blogger Tips

I should have gotten in touch when I was in Chiang Mai--I'm not sure what I was thinking! Next time...

Snap said... Best Blogger Tips

Megan, no problem. You've left just as Loy Krathong starts, but I'm sure you'll be getting better night's sleep than I will for the next few days...bang...bang...bang (fireworks)

Theodora said... Best Blogger Tips

As someone who has ordered "fried piss" in a restaurant and presented a lady with a missing room key while announcing, "I'm so sorry, here's your cat," I can sooo relate to your language travails. Looks like you're both happy and having a great time, though...