Healthy gifts

Posted July 15, 2011 by rayainthailand
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A wonderful way to make your special someone happy is to make him, or her, eat. Organic fruit of the month club is a store full of fruit baskets and gift ideas beautifully packaged to add to the delight of the receiver. Everything that can be eaten is organic and good for the health. Sumptuous and delightful stuff ready for the giving, it’s easy and thoughtfully fun way to cheer just about anyone. Just pick, pay and enjoy being the most thoughtful giver of the season.

A traveler’s must-have

Posted July 15, 2011 by rayainthailand
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Thrill and adventure that comes with travelling to different places involves certain risks. But it shouldn’t stop anyone to seek the fun side of life. There are insurance companies that offer good car insurance but there is also the 5th wheel insurance for RV. It offers extended benefits exclusively for RVs that are not offered by regular car insurance companies. For the thrill seekers as well as for those who made RV their home, it is always good for the conscience to travel covered. It takes away layers of veil to see and enjoy life.

A new sport?

Posted July 11, 2011 by rayainthailand
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I am never a sports person, and believe it or not, some basketball rules still doesn’t make sense to me– at my age! unbelievable, right? But actually I am thinking of playing a sport. Yes, at my age. I believe it’s always never too late to learn something new.

There’s a golf course very near our place, but I’ve never even considered playing the sport simply because I think it’s too challenging for me. But I guess with the help of  golf gps, I wouldn’t be so bad. 😉

Maybe it’s time to check on garmin golf gps reviews.  I wonder if there’s a teacher who would be patient enough with me?

Chatuchak Market

Posted July 10, 2011 by rayainthailand
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Chatuchak would complete your Bangkok shopping experience. It is a weekend market that bustles with so much life, with people practically from all over the world.  It is huge ( I mean huge) market– what sets this apart from the shopping malls is that they just retained the “market” look, with  un-airconditioned stalls and little shops.  So in a way, it’s still authentically Thai.

These are the few photos I took inside the market.  We were there for about 4 hours and believe it or not, we have not even gone to half of the entire market.  Well, that’s also partly because I was with my mom who is one picky shopper. LOL.

Chatuchak market has it all– from pets to plants, home decors, hand painted stuff, bags, shoes, even second hand items!  Literally, you can shop ’til you drop.  In our case, we stopped because it poured heavily!  Notice the thick rain clouds in the first photo?

By the way, most shops do not allow people to take photos of their products/shops so these are all stolen shots. Maybe it’s one advantage that you have if you have one of those smaller digi-cams like mine.  It would have been more difficult if I had those big cameras for pros.  Or am  I just sour-graping? Of course, I want to have a DSLR camera!
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Found the right one!

Posted July 10, 2011 by rayainthailand
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While we were searching for a house a few months ago, we were not looking for a perfect house but at least one that would not require lots of repair on our part. Some houses that we have gone were affordable, but we had to do some plumbing and minor repairs. Minor repairs can also cost us a lot– so they should never be underestimated.

There was one house that we particularly liked. The owner repaired everything except for the floor. It had laminated wooden tiles but the tiles were already starting to wear off. Floor lamination, if not done right, would really cause problems in the future, like in the case of that house. It was one of the reasons why we did not choose that house. Kids might trip on the uneven flooring, which could be dangerous too.

BestLaminate.net laminate floor is one site that would give excellent information on floor lamination. Our current house does not have laminated floors, although it would have been nicer if it had. But we are still grateful we found the right house for us!

The Lotus and Thai culture

Posted July 5, 2011 by rayainthailand
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This beautiful pair of lotus flower was taken at Suphanburi, Central Thailand. The lotus is considered holy by most Thais, especially those who embrace Buddhism.

Lotus flowers sold in Wat Pra Kew, or the Emerald Buddha temple.

Hundreds of tourists flock the temple everyday.  In the photo, people dip the lotus flower in a golden basin filled with holy water.  They then sprinkle it on themselves. I wonder if all these people are really Buddhists. Maybe some of them just try this for the sake of experience.

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Driving in Thailand

Posted July 5, 2011 by rayainthailand
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I miss driving. I was driving for the past 19 years of my life, and I greatly enjoy every moment of it.  I have not driven since we came to Thailand almost two years ago, though.

Somehow I just got used to riding on public transport or taxi but I cannot deny the fact that I get jealous everytime I see someone drive.  I just wish that we could have our own car here, too.  City driving would be very new to me, not to mention that in Thailand they drive on the left side of the road– we drive on the right in our home country.  Well, I guess those things can be learned.

Driving in the countryside is also not that challenging here in Thailand. This country is so flat, so I won’t have to have a vehicle that has rzr power steering.

Hubby and I do not have the same choices for a vehicle, so I guess we have to agree on that so that we could pray and save up for the right vehicle for us!