Thursday, November 1, 2012
The Fish Outside My Window
Earlier, I was sitting down to the dinner that PeePorn made for us and, thankfully, I remembered to snap some photos before I ruined her beautiful dish.
I think this is the first time that she has made this dish for us and it was delicious! Of course, I have no idea what it is called. Whenever I ask PeePorn the name of a dish, she tells me all of the ingredients in it and exactly how it is made but NEVER what it is called. This dish was made with pork (which I rarely eat and cook with even less), tomatoes, cucumbers, onions and MINT! (My friend and I wanted to make mojitos for a dinner party on Saturday and we were wondering just this morning whether mint is even available in Bangkok. Question answered!). I tasted garlic and a little bit of spicy pepper in the sweet and sour dressing but it was not too hot.
We had yet another follow up with the vet today about Sonder's allergies. He is so good in the waiting room and just sits and watches all of the other dogs. I don't know if this would hold true if a cat came in. Most likely not. We haven't seen a cat at the vet's yet but given the amount of time that we are spending there, I am sure it is only a matter of time.
We are slowly getting his allergies under control and began to wean him off the steroids last week. As soon as we are out of the monsoon season and the mold on the grass is not so prolific, the vet expects to see a big improvement. Until then, both Sonder and I take a Zyrtex daily! It seems to help him more than it helps me.
At a quick, first glance out our kitchen window, this leaf (the horizontal one in the center of the photo) looks like a huge fish swimming at the window. Well, to me it does. Hence, the title of this post.
Maybe you need a close-up to get a better idea. See, doesn't it look like a fish that is swimming and just beginning to turn its body? And, on the right side of the leaf, the dead and split parts of the leaf look (again, maybe just to me) like a fish's mouth and teeth. Kind of creepy.
So why am I writing about this fish? I cannot tell you how many times over the last few days that I have been at the sink and caught a glimpse of the fish out of the corner of my eye and jumped, heart pounding. Well, Tuesday evening it happened again, only this time it happened just as I finished washing a "nicer" wineglass (read: one we use for special company). When I jumped at the sight of the fish, I lost my grip on the glass and it fell to the floor and broke. Into a gazillion pieces. I went out the very next morning and cut the fish down.
Happy November and have a great Thursday.