Always liked frogs. When I lived in China my nickname was “Xiao Qing Wa”, which means, “little frog”. Now, if you don’t already know, I live in Thailand (no, sorry to disappoint, but not for nefarious purposes). Here my nickname is “Dtok-doh”, which means “Tokay Gecko”, but I still dig my frogs. [Uuuuh. If you…Read More
Monthly round up – Month 2 – lived on $413
Two months of my year of art (which I hope to make into the rest of my life) are finished. If you don’t know, I’m paying for this. Stopped working for the man and now working for me, and much harder, on art. At the end of each month I’m trying to do a summation,…Read More
One month of art has passed.
11 months to go. The first month went well. I finished 2 new pieces, which was my goal. I would be quite satisfied with 24 new pieces in a year. I spent more money than I anticipated, because my visa run cost as much as my rent, but I also hadn’t factored in that even…Read More
The Welcome Guest
If you live in Thailand you want these. Well, if you live anywhere, you want these. This spiffy jumping spider has been living in my room for a couple weeks or more. I think most people would kill it, or, as I usually do, transfer it outside. But, somewhat selfishly, I thought, “if you can…Read More
DIY Beer Can Roach Trap, edited and revised
This extended version has something rather funny and unexpected happen to me in Part 2: The Release. I combined parts 1 & 2 (The Capture + The Release), amplified and cleaned up the sound, and added a title page and credits. The real reason I did this was to practice using “Movie Maker” to combine…Read More
Nope, your child really can’t just crap wherever it pleases.
Outside of China, that is. Culture shock is going to happen between Chinese tourists and local Thais. At first I thought nothing of it. I’ve seen it thousands of times before. But then I realized I’d only seen it in China. There was a family across the street from me and the little boy (around…Read More
This is not the first time, folks. I’ve been butchered by many a barber or hairstylist. When I was a kid I got home-styled haircuts that were about 30 years after their time, so that I had the shortest hair in the school. I grew up in the 70’s, when everyone else was sporting medium…Read More
Hard pipe-hittin’ rain
This is a view from my balcony in Chiangmai, where the trees and plants are getting a bit of a workout. Technically speaking, we aren’t in the rainy season. It still rains sometimes though – hard. As long as I’m not out in it – such as trying to trudge my way to school to…Read More
Where are all the tourists in Thailand coming from?
Been living in Thailand for 295 days, which is 9 months and 20 days. I only know because I looked at my entry stamp in my passport yesterday. I came in on July the 6th, 2012, ‘n case you were wonderin’. Came across an article about increase in numbers of tourists by nationality (over the…Read More