Wednesday, September 5, 2018



Here in Chiang Rai it was sometimes cloudy, sometimes sunny, but there was no rain.  More of this would be nice.

The ‘Easy Monday’ song was “Still The One” by Orleans.  Oh, now the clues make sense, right?  It’s time for another ‘Zany Day’ song.  “The problem is all inside your head, she said to me.  The answer is easy if you take it logically.  I’d like to help you in your struggle to be free, there must be __ __ __ __ __ __.”  Hint:  There is a number involved in the title.  It’s a song about making an exit.

When Natcha returned from taking Nitchanan to school she told us that our street was indeed closed at the main road.  Now the question is, how long?  This afternoon I used an alternate route to get downtown.  It took about the same amount of time.  It’s good to know more than one way to get anywhere (555).

Today we went on a little road trip.  We began northbound on the Super Highway, stopping in Ban Du for hot-spot cream for Daku.  Then we continued up the highway to Doy Din Dang for coffee and a special chat with Tamako.  It’s always so pleasant to sit in the little coffee shop with no walls, surrounded by their forest. It makes for easy conversations about whatever comes to mind.  We covered everything from dogs to global warming to art world politics.  We also met a new person from America who is friends with Tamako and Somluk.  

From the red clay earth of Doy Din Dang we traveled south to the other end of Chiang Rai, by way of the by-pass road, east of the city.  After a quick visit to HomePro we reversed our course and made it home by lunch.  

The last time we lunched at The Wanderer I enquired about the ingredients in their new ‘Young Coconut Custard Cake’ and learned that there was no dairy involved.  I tried a piece and now I have a new favorite dessert in the woods (555).

Since Gong’s return from Chiang Mai and cooking school, he has been making little gourmet dinners.  We haven’t had one yet, but I’m sure if we asked he'd cook something up for us.  His presentations are beautiful.

There is something about a ‘blue sky day’ after so much rain that brings people out into the streets.  This afternoon I drove downtown for a meeting and the streets were busier than I’ve ever seen on a Wednesday.  

Feels like a Wacky Wednesday.

“Teachers can change lives
with just the right mix of 
chalk and challenges.”
~Joyce Meyer

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