25 Things I LOVE About Thailand/Mirror Foundation

7 Aug
  1. Fisherman pants. Greatest invention ever.
  2. You can get your laundry done for 40 Baht and it comes back neatly folded and smelling fresh.
  3. It has forced me to overcome my fear of animals. I have embraced the natural world and all it’s critters.
  4. Waterfalls abound.
  5. Movie nights in the orientation room.
  6. Knowing the words and actions to every children song known to man is considered a valuable skill.
  7. Discovering the healing powers of Tiger Balm.
  8. Working with little kids and watching them actually get what you’re teaching.
  9. Craftiness is next to godliness.
  10. Mangosteens = heaven.
  11. Playing charades is mandatory.
  12. Thai massages. Enough said.
  13. Barbeques at P’Noi’s tattoo shop.
  14. Modest is hottest.
  15. Even the boring parts of the country are some of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen.
  16. The kindness and generosity of the Thai people.
  17. No makeup is required.
  18. I get to teach monks. Who else can say that?
  19. Sweet sticky rice with custard.
  20. Baby Buddha aka Ouan (meaning fat in Thai) aka the cutest kid ever at Mirror. No one knows what his real name is.
  21. Shaved ice at Baan Jalae hilltribe village. Amazing.
  22. The pancakes at the shop next to P’Noi’s.
  23. Riding on top of a sontow.
  24. The ice cream man who rides up on a motor bike with the freezer attached to the back.
  25. Everyone LOVES the banana song.
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