Monday, December 8, 2008

Group dinner

Well its coming to a close for this assignment. A few of us leave tomorrow a the rest in the next week. (we leave Sunday). So a big group of us got to go out together for dinner....

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Happy Birthday Grandma Betty!!!

There is a quality about you
That touches me deep in my heart

This quality is so special
It sets you quite apart
Your special ways of doing things
In everything that you touch

The warmth you have for others
Is why I love you so much
Your gentle and loving way
So much you give to others
You have so many good qualities
I don't see in other grandmother's
I truly am so thankful Grandma
For what in you I see

I hope someday my children
See the same thing
s in me

Friday, December 5, 2008

Happy Father's day (thailand).

Today is the Thailand King Bhumibol Adulyadej's birthday. This is a national holiday! There are shrines to the king all over thailand and at the begining of every movie we stand while we salute the king.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Camera Lessons-Framing

This week my lesson was "rules" of taking a was using your environment to sometimes make a frame...her is my Thailand version of that! LOL

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

starting younger and younger

This is a two year little girl (daughter of one of our manicure/pedicure ladies) she was chatting on the phone with her grandma---VERY impressive how well she could talk at 2! And she was just sooooo cute!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Christmas time

Even Thailand has started getting some Christmas decorations up! It helps get in the holiday spirit to see some Christmas trees up.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Christmas Countdown

I found me a Christmas countdown calendar at the store! I now get one piece of chocolate everyday till Christmas!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

A Double, a mullet and some Engrish to boot!

Went to McDonalds today and you know what they have here? ....
A DOUBLE big I HAD to order that! (and a VERY unattractive picture of me eating it!)
Also a girl with pony-tail mullet hair!And some Engrish for you, this was a Burger King sign next door though.Woot last day of NaBloPoMo!!!!!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Joni in Thailand?!

My mother, Joni, has started figure out her Skype program so we can talk for free. She also just got a new computer with a webcam in it so she can see me. Its pretty wild for her! LOL So here she is via my skype program...(you can see what she see of me on the bottom left small picture! )

Friday, November 28, 2008

Hospital Trip

Well we went back at the Pattaya Bangkok Hospital on Thanksgiving week. Two years ago in this same hospital I was a patient for a couple days with a BAD stomach issue. This trip though--WASN'T for ME! WOOT!!!
Troy has been sick for about two weeks now, first the flu, then a chest cold, now a head cold. Well this head cold took a turn in the last two days so he went in to see a doctor (you go the hospital here like you would a clinic in the states). So after a couple head x-rays he now has a doctor to agree with his nurse wife! LOL
Diagnosis: sinus infection
But I got a copy of his x-rays and thought they would be fun for my daily blog! LOL Only I would be sitting in the hospital looking at them thinking-"woot picture of the day!" hehehe so here you go...... This a picture of the x-ray copies we got of troy's head.
Anyone else catch that this man hasn't had ONE cavity in his teeth!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Gooble Gooble-Happy Turkey Day!

About 16 of us got together to have a Thanksgiving meal (even though some weren't Americans we let them slide!). It wasn't great food but it was good company and ok food, so it still was a great time!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Yummy Yummy

So the grocery store did some re-stocking. Well this time they added some of my favorite american made stuff!!!!!! Ok so regular wheat thins, salsa, Harbio Cherries, etc may not be cool to you...but for me its like Christmas!!! Oh and the hotel is going to be having a special Thanksgiving Dinner tomorrow so it looks like I will be getting a Turkey dinner!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Ear candles

So we travel with Ear Candles....we love them! They are these candles you stick in your Ears (bet you couldn't guess that huh?!). Any way the inside of these things are hallow so when you light the end this suction vaccum is formed and it cleans out your ears! Its great after flying and a life saver after scuba diving, it also is great for when you have sinus issues.... (which troy does)....we put the towel over our hair just incase a spark or something falls down.

Monday, November 24, 2008

I just loved Cambodia so much!

I have to share more photos of Cambodia! LOL I promise non-Cambodian ones after this (well at least on THIS blog).

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Copyright laws.....HAHAHAHA no such thing here.

Thailand has no copyright laws, or if they do they are never enforced. They have knockoff glasses/clothes/shoes/etc plus they copy all the latest and greatest movies. Here is a SMALL cart of some knockoff movies, they have full stores of these also. You can also get movies that are only in the theaters because they will have someone sit in there with a video camera and tape it! LOL So that's why you can already own the james bond movie that just came out!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Some more Cambodia pictures, even though I'm in Thailand again.

Well these are still from my trip in Cambodia this last week...since I didn't do much today and I took so many Cambodia pictures I thought I would share a few more....

Friday, November 21, 2008

Cambodia Day #4 (last day)

Today we did a ton of shopping. Also noticed a couple other funny things...

First the normal toilet sign you see when they have European toilets (normal ones for us instead of the ones in the floor that you stand on) in Asian countries...
Then here is a typical gas station....yep that old Johnny Walker Whiskey bottles/soda pop bottles/etc full of gas or just plain barrels. These stations are all over the place! Mainly for tuk tuks and bikes. But I don't remember actually seeing many for cars-but they must have had them...

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Cambodia Day #3

Woke up early to see the sunrise at Angkor Wat (but we got a crappy cloudy day, so no pretty sun rise). :(

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Cambodia Day #2

We went to Angkor Thom today it was great. I don't have a lot of internet time so I will explain more in my travel blog when I get back but for now here are a couple pictures from today....

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Cambodia Day #1

Made it to Cambodia. We got our visas once we got here and then took a nap LOL. Then we saw the national museum but no pictures are allowed inside. Then hit up a cool street called Pub Street and the Night market. I already did some shopping. Troy couldn't make the trip so its just me and one of the other roadies-Tom. Here is us with a traditional Khmer Family Restaurant--it was GREAT....all the food in front of us plus drinks came to $21.75 (they use the dollar here).

Monday, November 17, 2008

Another picture with me in it!

I leave for Cambodia tomorrow so there will be some lag in my photos but GREAT photos to come!!!!
Just trying to learn to use the timer for my camera!!!! Its pretty easy but doesn't autofocus as well. And since I had the comment more with me in it here you go...(should have done a custom white balance also!)

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Koh Samet with friends

Back to Koh Samet (diamond island) for the weekend with friends....

Alex, Nana, Lili
Tom and MamMia, THE super straw and Jeff (in the back lol)Troy and I (since Anna wants more pictures with Me in them! hehehe)

Friday, November 14, 2008

Camera Lesson-flash

So you try not to use your flash that much with a camera to get the true colors. Now that I'm learning my settings I rarely use it. This weeks lesson is to do a fill flash though. So here are a couple times I have used a flash to avoid shadows or make colors pop (top one is no flash, bottom one is with flash)