Category Archives: Journal: A Memoir

In my head.

Trolls

Look, everyone! This guy is my first troll ever and now my internet presence is validated.  I posted this in a “Chiang Mai group” on FB and within a minute, I get a response. holla.

Trolls

Look, everyone! This guy is my first troll ever and now my internet presence is validated.  I posted this in a “Chiang Mai group” on FB and within a minute, I get a response. holla.

Places I’ve Traveled

I’ll figure out how to make this post more interesting, but for now, it is simply a listing of all the significant places I have lived & traveled in and around. Getting a new set of passport pages today made

Places I’ve Traveled

I’ll figure out how to make this post more interesting, but for now, it is simply a listing of all the significant places I have lived & traveled in and around. Getting a new set of passport pages today made

Vietnam, Chuc Mung Nam Moi!

Of all the countries I’ve visited (ok, it’s only 12), Vietnam has the best scenery! Mountains, beaches, rivers, caves, snow, lakes, cities, valleys, rice paddies, am I missing anything? Most people I talk to don’t have fond memories of Vietnam

Vietnam, Chuc Mung Nam Moi!

Of all the countries I’ve visited (ok, it’s only 12), Vietnam has the best scenery! Mountains, beaches, rivers, caves, snow, lakes, cities, valleys, rice paddies, am I missing anything? Most people I talk to don’t have fond memories of Vietnam

China, off the beaten path

Shapotou, Zhong Wei, Ning Xia, China The adventure started off a bit rocky, with me fainting in the Xi’an airport (I had just barely started recovering from Dengue Fever, but didn’t want to forego the trip). The next day, however,

China, off the beaten path

Shapotou, Zhong Wei, Ning Xia, China The adventure started off a bit rocky, with me fainting in the Xi’an airport (I had just barely started recovering from Dengue Fever, but didn’t want to forego the trip). The next day, however,

Capture the Colour

I’m entering the Capture the Colour Travel Photography Contest! What a cool way to illuminate the colors of the world. I was nominated by my friend and fellow Chiang Mai blogger, Lani Cox, and thought I’d take a shot at

Capture the Colour

I’m entering the Capture the Colour Travel Photography Contest! What a cool way to illuminate the colors of the world. I was nominated by my friend and fellow Chiang Mai blogger, Lani Cox, and thought I’d take a shot at

Eulogy for Grandpa

The past year in Thailand has, at times, brought overwhelming moments of expected unexpectedness and vice versa. Almost immediately after I moved to Chiang Mai, news came my way of illness and disease affecting not one, but both my grandfathers.

Eulogy for Grandpa

The past year in Thailand has, at times, brought overwhelming moments of expected unexpectedness and vice versa. Almost immediately after I moved to Chiang Mai, news came my way of illness and disease affecting not one, but both my grandfathers.

Story of the Day

28 October 2013 Today, my download reported it would take 55 years and 143 minutes to complete. 3BB Wi-fi is building the anticipation, eh? 2 October 2013 Today, a friend asked me, “Do you want to eat dinner at 7?”

Story of the Day

28 October 2013 Today, my download reported it would take 55 years and 143 minutes to complete. 3BB Wi-fi is building the anticipation, eh? 2 October 2013 Today, a friend asked me, “Do you want to eat dinner at 7?”

Bhote and China

I’ve never mentioned my cats, which is surprising considering how much I talk about them to my friends. While I’ve always only had dogs in the States, I decided to adopt kittens here in CM because they are lower maintenance

Bhote and China

I’ve never mentioned my cats, which is surprising considering how much I talk about them to my friends. While I’ve always only had dogs in the States, I decided to adopt kittens here in CM because they are lower maintenance

Interior Design

I’m on a mission to redecorate the layout and furnishings of my room to get a more hippie chill, but clean minimalistic look. I think it’s possible to blend the styles into a fresh & bold, yet inexpensive, redesign. I

Interior Design

I’m on a mission to redecorate the layout and furnishings of my room to get a more hippie chill, but clean minimalistic look. I think it’s possible to blend the styles into a fresh & bold, yet inexpensive, redesign. I

Culture Shock

The first 6 months was a fantastic honeymoon. The past 4 months? Not so easy-peasy. Living as an expat and working in an NGO in Chiang Mai may sound relaxed, sunny and laid-back, but it is just like a position

Culture Shock

The first 6 months was a fantastic honeymoon. The past 4 months? Not so easy-peasy. Living as an expat and working in an NGO in Chiang Mai may sound relaxed, sunny and laid-back, but it is just like a position