My family of four returned to the Washington D.C. Metropolitan area in July 2013 after finishing our second international relocation (third, if you count our 3 years in Miami!). I originally began this blog in July 2011 to share the experiences of our life in the Land of Smiles and our travels around the region with our family and friends. Now that we are re-settled on U.S. soil, I will continue to post what, I hope, will be interesting observations about where we live and what we do and see.
Friday, August 12, 2011
My new camera arrived today so I have some more photos to post!
Can you guess what these are???
I had seen them in the grocery store a few times and thought they might be some kind of Asian grape or gooseberries. On Wednesday, I went to the shops with a native Thai woman and she told me they were EGGPLANTS to be used in, among other things, green curry. So, I purchased all of the ingredients for green curry and that is what I made for dinner tonight. Doesn't it look delicious?!?
Well, while it looked delicious, it was spicy, spicy, spicy! Christopher had a small bowl and then asked for cereal. Caitlynne "washed" the chicken off and had that with some rice. Kevin soldiered through but his eyes were watery and his nose was snuffly by the time he finished. I tried to finish my portion, I really did, but it was just too spicy for me. Also, the rice turned out to be a big sticky mess. Epic Fail for me for dinner tonight!
In an earlier post, I mentioned that Friday was a Thai holiday to celebrate the Queen's Birthday. All around Bangkok, there are displays similar (but MUCH more elaborate) to the one below in honor of the Queen. This evening, there will be fireworks and light displays all over Bangkok. This photo was taken at a school (not ISB) down the street from our home.
Some photos of the interior of our home are below. Please remember these rooms are BLANK canvases for me to work my decorating magic on once our household items arrive. I consider these all the "before" pictures.
This is our entry way. The front door is to the left. The formal living room is straight ahead and the balcony of the staircase landing to the 2nd floor is on the right.
Below is the view of the formal living room from the family room. You can see the staircase on the left.
The view below is from the formal living room into the family room. There are sliding doors on the left that lead out to a raised patio.
This is the view from the family room to the dining room (and the kitchen beyond).
Below is a close up of the kitchen.
A view of the rest of the kitchen. The door to the maid's flat and the washer/dryer is on the right.