Living in Thailand is awesome because the people and food and culture and landscapes are all amazing. But it can also be amazing because there are lots of moments, usually related to English translations, where you just stop and laugh:
Want some cake? Vanilla cake? Cheesecake? How about some “black and soft”?
Maybe you’d prefer a brownii?
How was your lunch? Did the “steak lunch set” live up to your expectations?
Movie time. You work too hard to watch movies with the normals. Go first class! Pay x3 more for better seats, free drinks, and desserts like browniis and black and softs!
Asia has grocery stores and they feel the same, but there are subtle differences in the details.
The coke salesmen has gone overboard here:
And the meat section looks and smells a bit different than back home:
Department stores can be just as odd:
As teacher in Thailand, a good prize to buy for your kids is a notebook. What’s hard is finding notebooks that don’t have extremely odd English sayings on the cover:
Or odd depictions on notebook covers. All she’s getting is a piggyback-ride… right? But where’s his face?
But this is what we came here for, culture, in whatever odd form it takes. Weird notebooks, interesting cake types, and odd ice cream toppings! We wouldn’t want it any other way!!
Coconut ice cream with nuts, sticky rice, corn, and beans is my new favorite. Seriously, it is. I belong. (-: