Our niece Puk Boong shows up promptly every afternoon around 4pm dressed in her school uniform. She is attending a private school where English is taught at a younger age than a public school. The scope of her English so far is in song – she can vaguely sing the words to a number of songs – and has perfect tone. Today, the 29th of December apparently was Christmas Day at her school. She had to wear the “Christmas” uniform and happily performed a number of Christmas songs from her Christmas song book. Apparently December 25th has no bearing on “Christmas” day at this school!
Seeing the large green area was cut to the ground, I inquired as to the reason. This large area grows Pandan a green plant used as flavoring – especially with the bugs we fry up every morning. During the floods in northern Thailand there was a big demand for fresh veggies from the drier south and this plant was cut down and sold in small bags. It will start growing back soon.
There’s as much to do or as little to do in the village. Today was a do nothing day – essentially hang out under the Thai style house in the hammock, drinking Spy Wine Coolers. Wandered over to the garden for a few minutes to nibble some fresh veggies and then back to the hammock. Didn’t even have the energy to walk down the path through the garden to our nieces house for lunch. Did find a dragon fruit in the refrig and split that about 10 ways with the village kids & their friends.
If you wait long enough eventually food just shows up. That is my philosophy on food on lazy hang out in the hammock days. Fresh corn just appeared on our porch and some sticky rice in bamboo. Puk Boong told me not to eat so fast! Nice. The bubble jar just appeared – now we are blowing bubbles. Time to wrap this up.
Puk Boong to the left with her friend from school: