Day 10: Laos

Today I went to go pick up my other uncle, whom I never met, with another uncle. 

So many family members…

We then went to go eat shabu shabu.  I don’t understand what it is with this particular uncle’s kids, but his sons never ever talk to me. EVER.  I don’t think they have ever spoken one word to me.  BOYS.*rollseyes*

Countdown: 3 days til I leave Laos for good, 4 days til I return to the US

Day 9: Laos

Last night I went karaoking!!

Lots of fun~ should have stayed at my aunt on my dad’s side place but I was too lazy to lug my clothes back and forth. 

Everyone is studying for finals or working, so no one from my dad side has really been able to hang out with me.

Day 8: Laos

Update:

Went to a Lao wedding today.  Did not know the bride and groom…

Here’s me in my traditional Lao clothes.

Countdown to USA: 6 days

Just spent the past 5 minutes trying to figure out what I did on Day 7, May 18.
I ran out of internet…so I guess I lack the ability to remember what happen to me unless I save it now. 

Didn’t do much since the tv was out.  So no Arirang…I think I just went to pick up my outfit for the wedding. Went to go visit my uncle’s sauna again just for spicy papaya salad and meatballs that my aunt sells.  My uncle bought me soymilk.

Day 6: Laos

Went to LAO-ITECC last night.

It’s just a big market with shops and stalls.  My aunt bought me this nice blue jacket.

I feel bad every time they buy me something…so I try to curb my shopping enthusiasm. 

Also, just got my sin ready for the wedding on the 19th.

Product: White Monkey Holding Peach Balm
It is my saving grace from all these DAMN mosquitoes eating me alive!!

Product: White Monkey Holding Peach Balm

It is my saving grace from all these DAMN mosquitoes eating me alive!!

2 notes

Day 5: Laos

Day 5 in Laos…running out of internet.

Today I woke up and played on my computer most of the day.
At 6pm, I went to the market with my Aa and cousin Noud.  It smelt like fish.


At 7ish, I went to go eat dinner with my uncle and his kids.  Then we went to the night market and took pictures with the statue of the first king of Laos. There were also exercise machines!!

1 note

Day 4 in Laos:
Not much to do but I just got back from my uncle’s sauna.
Am I getting whiter?  Apparently saunas here are only like $10 USD.
It was almost impossible to breathe the first time I entered it.

Day 4 in Laos:

Not much to do but I just got back from my uncle’s sauna.

Am I getting whiter?  Apparently saunas here are only like $10 USD.

It was almost impossible to breathe the first time I entered it.

Flattery at it’s best

Today I went to Khao San Rd to find a cafe where I could peacefully study.  I found it at The Fabulous Cafe and Cake shop. 

When I walked in, ordered iced green tea, and found a nice table in the back. I realize I need a password to access the wifi so I go up to the counter again to ask, only to have all the male workers turn to stare at me and just to answer my simple question.  Flattery #1

When the guy brings me my drink, he asks me if I wanted any dessert.  I said of course and proceeded to order a Chocolate Silk cake that came with vanilla gelato. When he brings me my cake, he tells me, “I just wanted to say you’re really cute!”  I smile and thank him and he goes off on his merry way and I turn back to my research.  Flattery #2

Later on, he comes back again to give me a free sample of one of their smoothies.  I thank him and turn back to my computer, only to have him ask me what my name was.  But before he goes, I ask if I could order a glass of the blueberry/lychee smoothie, which was DELICIOUS.

He comes back with my smoothie and he asks whether I’m Korean/Chinese/or something else.  I tell him that I’m actually American. 

Anywho, two hours into my studying…it’s getting late so I go to pay my bill and leave.  As I’m walking away, maybe like 3-4 minutes outside of the cafe…someone taps me on the shoulder.  I look up in surprise to see the waiter.  He had left his work to come chase me down to ask for my facebook name!  He tells me that he wants to get to know me better.  Flattery #3

But I have a boyfriend and tell him so and he walks away without saying anything.  Still, I’m super flattered that a guy would chase after me to try to get my facebook name/number.  Never had that happened.  Also, he never charged me for that smoothie.  But now that I’ve rejected him…can I still go back to the cafe?? I wanted to make it my study place.

ALSO…I went to buy pad thai for dinner.  I found a one-baht coin in my food.

In class…doing pretty much what everybody else is doing.

In class…doing pretty much what everybody else is doing.