I’ve been drawn to Buddhism for awhile. I’m the same age as The Buddha when he gave up the throne to go find enlightenment, but I’ve got a chatty mind and perfectionist tendencies, so inner peace does not come easily. I wanted to know more about the Dharma, so I talked with some monks in… Continue Reading
Improvised tonight from the recipe I learned in Thai cooking class to feed my Pad Thai craving with what I had on hand… I subbed egg noodles in place of rice noodles; two additional eggs in place of tofu; rice vinegar in place of lime juice; and a can of “wok mix” instead of the… Continue Reading
I never connected the “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil” maxim with Buddhism until I came upon these little statues at a Buddhist monastery in Chiang Mai. It makes perfect sense :) I love them! So, I’m going frame this photo set and hang it in my hallway.
A heartbreaking, yet common sight in Bangkok :( I took this photo late, on my way back to my hotel for the night. How is this even legal? It costs upwards of $22,000 to adopt a Thai child. Applicants must be married and under 40. I’m constantly amazed by how difficult it is to adopt,… Continue Reading
This is the Thai fried rice recipe I learned in my cooking class. I’ve always thought of fried rice as a Chinese food, but it turns out that fried rice is a very popular and inexpensive street food in Bangkok. 2 T soybean oil 4 garlic cloves, pressed 200 grams tofu, cut into cubes thinly… Continue Reading
Ping River, Chiang Mai
Along the Ping River, Chiang Mai