Today is Easter Sunday. I had planned to put together a brief "Sunday Summary" today but got stranded in Phuket Town where I had gone yesterday to work on clearing out my old apartment. My transport was more than seven hours late and I am just too tired to do anything except relax and watch … Continue reading Happy Easter 2023
Holidays and Festivals
Happy New Year 2023!
I hope that everybody is enjoying either their New Year's Eve or, as we are, New Year's Day. As I write this, it is just after 10 in the morning on Monday, January 1. Kan and I woke up early, had some breakfast, and are now being rather lazy in our hotel room just 700 … Continue reading Happy New Year 2023!
UN Day Quadfecta!
I did not set out to complete a blogging quadfecta (yes, it is a word!) today but that is just what I will do with this final post about United Nations Day. As I have written before, I began collecting stamps with a general worldwide focus before concentrating on U.S. stamps. This was during the … Continue reading UN Day Quadfecta!
New Year’s 2022/2565: Backwards & Forwards On the See-Saw of Life
It has been my tradition for a number of years to make a vain attempt at recapping the year that was before plunging headlong into the year to be. With the last two years having been the worst in recent memory for virtually everyone on the planet, I would prefer to simply stop at this … Continue reading New Year’s 2022/2565: Backwards & Forwards On the See-Saw of Life
Christmas In Thailand: 2021, Part Three
Merry Christmas! At last, the day is here. And it is HOT in southern Thailand, as expected. I slept in somewhat later than my usual early morning awakenings and spent some time on household chores. My big plan for today is to order a food delivery (lunch or early dinner?) and then to wander around … Continue reading Christmas In Thailand: 2021, Part Three
Daily Phuket #104: 24 December 2021 – Chopper Santa (And Santy, Too!)
This morning, my new school put on one of the most elaborate Christmas presentations that I have experienced in a Thai government school. I took many photos throughout the day and will save most for my "Christmas In Thailand, Part Three" blog which I will post sometime tomorrow (Christmas Day!). The highlight of the festivities … Continue reading Daily Phuket #104: 24 December 2021 – Chopper Santa (And Santy, Too!)
Christmas In Thailand: 2021, Part Two
One month ago, I blogged a preview of Thailand's Christmas 2021 celebrations but have only posted a smattering of images since. These included a snowman made of tires, the decorations in my local open-air market, and holiday lights seen at a long-dormant hotel. Occasionally, I took photos of other Christmasy displays around Phuket Town (including … Continue reading Christmas In Thailand: 2021, Part Two
Daily Phuket #90: 5 December 2021 – Phuket’s Christmas Market
A friend in the Czech Republic has been raving about Prague's Christmas Market and, judging by the photos she has sent, it is indeed beautiful. I much prefer outdoor decorations of the season than those inside a shopping mall. While not an "official" Christmas market, the parking lot outside of Limelight Avenue in Phuket Town … Continue reading Daily Phuket #90: 5 December 2021 – Phuket’s Christmas Market
My “Real” Thanksgiving Feast
As I was walking home from the bus stop after my hour-long class Thursday evening, I realized that it was American Thanksgiving back home. As I do most weeks, I stopped at the small open-air market and purchased a small portion of my frequent dinner -- two of my three favorite vendors were either not … Continue reading My “Real” Thanksgiving Feast
Daily Phuket #83: 20 November 2021 – Mail…Finally!!
Back in late April or early May, the main Thailand Post international mail processing center at Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi International Airport (pronounced /Su-wana-poom/) was shut down when several workers were diagnosed with COVID-19. As the Third Wave of the pandemic took hold, most overseas mail stopped. I am not sure when it resumed in Bangkok but … Continue reading Daily Phuket #83: 20 November 2021 – Mail…Finally!!