A bowl of noodles is always ideal. Always. And when you find the ideal noodle, you never change. And so I have my noodle lady, after she hangs the moon each evening she makes the best bowl of noodles. Ever.
Today I paid her my first visit of the week and found something new in the food area- a woman in a short skirt and fancy pink hat, selling hand location. Loudly announcing she had lotion for sale. Now this is an outdoor food area, heaving with people. To bring a brief hush over this place is a major accomplishment, and that is what this woman did.
I put down my sanitary chopsticks and snapped a few photos of the new character, as she had just sold the last of her location to the goddess of noodles, she and her fancy pink hat were off. I can only hope she returns to liven things up again.
My noodle ‘mam’ negotiating with the fancy pink hat, and I didn’t even notice the parrot off to the right.
I began working in Bangkok during 2008- a time that featured a great deal of political unrest in Thailand and particularly Bangkok.
I had lived in San Francisco for 15 years and was working on a project in Thailand. Generally, I spent 2 weeks in Bangkok and then 3-4 weeks in San Francisco. Did Bangkok begin to feel like home? Yes, and No. Bangkok and the Thai culture forced me to feel many things, the change in culture and environment was so dramatic it forced the decision- embrace or ignore.
I embraced and made Bangkok my home and base in 2009. I have enjoyed living in Bangkok, experiencing Thailand and the entire ASEAN region. I moved to Singapore in 2016...fallen behind on this blog since.
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