Friday, April 11, 2014

Blog Block

I have got blog block.
Surely there must be something clever to say, here, about how my fake Lacoste shirt matches this pile of rusty car parts in downtown Bangkok?
Perhaps how my purse matches these deep fried snack bits? Are they made of fish or donuts?
In the market, multiple types of sea cucumber for sale. When asked, locals have only told me they are delicious because they're very expensive. This is almost as confusing as the difference between a sea slug and a sea cucumber.
After this long in Asia you'd think I'd know what the green chili garlic thingies are for.
And whether the dried dark citruses are for Christmas.
I do know that these are deep fried intestines. Yup, sold by the huge bag.
But we're better at the skills we learnt younger. Except for Scott, who needed some hockey tutoring.
Mike was the real expert - nice flame socks! Nice rink shorts! I missed the hockey tournament, and Barry was sympathetic.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Beware your Pocket

Don't worry, I've figured out where my previous company did their accounting - mystery solved! Check out Barry's ergonomically challenged picture-taking in the reflection.
In other news, it seems that Hello Kitty is looking to buy our condo! Lotsher.
Sometimes at the $2 T-shirt store, we get 300 Euro designer shirts mixed up with Engrish.
Other times there is no mistaking the poetry plain.
Engrish interrogations start here.
Engrish sports.
Oups, another designer one. Engrish and fashion lines blur!
Apparently Peter and his denim hang out in Indonesia, while in Bangkok, below, you need to beware your pocket!
Finally - remember to consider the your brand name before translating it to English. It might need adjustment.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Silent Hs

And upstream again. We worried about these Mekong river ships' sinkiness.
At the temple, we could wish for non ship sinking.
You can buy freedom for a sad-looking bird. This seems like a vicious cycle, sadly.
These Chinese New Year revellers had more prayer papers to burn than could fit in the burny furnace.
If you look carefully into the door below, you can see deities.
Here, Barry poses with pear-shaped lions.
This picture is less posed, and demonstrates Barry's not fully developed sense of humour.
In Phnom Penh, we went to the mall with the country's first escalator, where we saw people riding escalators for the first time in their lives. While this can't reasonably be photographed, it made for an amazing site.
Not amazing enough to stay and get a job, however.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Cockles, Butts, and Amok

Let's start with foot chicken. This is one of many things you can get in Phnom Penh. Also bigger butt inserts, shown below.
More natural ways to increase your booty is through grilled street squid.
Or river fish with sauce baggies.
Or cockles. I suspect the digestive risks with eating cockles may be higher.
In any case, there was a lot going on in the street.
Which we watched from above, while eating chicken amok.
While watching the sunset.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Maple, Caustic Soda, and Earthquakes

It's the Olympics! We're cheering with Sugar Shaktinis and poutine!
In other news, I got underarm whitening soap, which should change my life! It did not help my photography skills though, since the flash blocked the brown armpit "before" picture.
Since dark underarms "cram" (sic) your style, you use this to get them to "absorb key nutrients" like caustic soda! Brilliant!
Since Mark got me this, I've been thinking of what to get him in return. Perhaps a very special orange?
We went to the Starry Place for View Cocktail and Consultancy to seek advice.
We considered the Taro fish promotion.
And wondered what Chuck Norris would do.
But in the end, a Japanese product provided the answer. Do you feel the ground shaking? Quick, grab your fuzzy earthquake-proof slippers!
And since Mark is a foodie and likes to eat things, these are great because they're non-toxic and tasteless slippers!
Finally, the healing properties are nearly endless!