city of angels

My plan was never to live in Bangkok. I didn’t know much when I made the move to Thailand – I hadn’t even cracked open a guidebook. All I knew is that I had a friend I could stay with in Bangkok as I got settled and I could find a job teaching. What I knew of Chiang … More city of angels

cheese break

I met Angel on holiday in Koh Lipe, but I didn’t find out about his business venture until after returning to Bangkok. He owns a food truck (or food tuk-tuk, rather) called CheeseBreak with his friend Jeremy. They serve things like Philly cheesesteaks and mac’n’cheese, but I’m primarily concerned simply with the fact that those … More cheese break

or maybe a full coup

Ok, so maybe I spoke too soon. It’s a good thing no one looks to me for political insight. BTS trains stopped running hours early tonight. Curfew is 10pm. Schools are closed for the next three days. Television channels are static screens with a military graphic and national music. Threats of an internet shutdown, but … More or maybe a full coup

half a coup

I feel the need to mention something about Thailand’s state of martial law (many of you have asked me). Since they declared martial law on Tuesday, I haven’t noticed the smallest difference in my daily life. Since Lumphini Park has been cleared of the protesters who have been camping out there for months, I actually … More half a coup

7-11

I think the last time I was in a 7-11 was when I was just a kid – just to get a Slurpee. But here in Thailand, you go there for everything…and they are everywhere. It’s too easy to walk down there to get cookies or chocolate soy milk (me) or weird macaroni and hot dog … More 7-11

snapshots

A little photographic insight into my Bangkok life. Scott and I recorded music one night. No photographic evidence of my instrument: the melodica, a keyboard you have to blow into a tube to play… Mojitos on a rooftop at an art show in the “cool, hipster” district John boy. HUGE sugared donuts for 10 baht. … More snapshots

wat arun

Finally guilt-tripped Scott into going to a temple with me. We chose Wat Arun, a Buddhist temple situated along the Thonburi side of the Chao Phraya river. Wat Arun, also known as the Temple of the Dawn, has incredible mosaic work. Built to represent Mount Meru, the center of the world in Buddhist cosmology, the temple … More wat arun