Welcome to Sunday Summary, the meme in which I attempt to summarize the week that came before. This was another week spent largely at home. In fact, the only day that I absolutely had to be somewhere on the other side of the island at a specific time was the day that we had the … Continue reading Sunday Summary #39
The Great Phuket Town Flood of 2022
This is NOT the post I had planned for today, Sunday the 16th of October 2022. In Phuket Town, Sunday evenings are reserved for the popular Walking Street known locally as Lard Yai. I highly doubt that tonight's event will go ahead, however. It has been raining here for weeks. It is the Monsoon Season, … Continue reading The Great Phuket Town Flood of 2022
Daily Phuket #14: 9 March 2021 – Where Are My Students?!
Our heatwave here in Phuket has been unrelenting for the past few days with the evenings being the hottest period of each day. It just saps my energy and I spend long hours once returning home after work listening to music stretched out on my bed in front of the floor fan. My ceiling fan … Continue reading Daily Phuket #14: 9 March 2021 – Where Are My Students?!
Friday Photos #2: The Doors of Old Phuket Town
I’m fascinated by the Sino-Portuguese architecture that dominates the Old Town area of Phuket. There are basically two types to these old homes – the ang mo lau, or “detached” houses of the extremely wealthy mining families – and the row houses – tiem chu – which had their origin in Malacca. The European-style row … Continue reading Friday Photos #2: The Doors of Old Phuket Town
Phuket Town’s Sunday Walking Street
Last night, I made a beeline from my last class at ECC to attend the inaugural Sunday walking street market Sponsored by the Phuket Old Town Community (POTC), this will take place every Sunday from 16:00 until 22:00 along Th. Thalang and Soi Rommannee in an effort to boost civic pride and the local … Continue reading Phuket Town’s Sunday Walking Street