Our Local Eat-On

by Laura on June 11, 2012

Here’s a little taste of an average dinner around these parts for us here in SE Asia. I apologize in advance for the differing volume throughout — looks like my thumb loves to cover the microphone. . . .

Related Videos from our Asian Experience. How a Kid Gets Lunch | Matt Rides an Ostrich | The Market | How to Make Chopsticks


And just for kicks, what’s one thing you love about where you live right now?

  • Tbuttery

    LOVED this video glimpse into your world!  The kids comments were especially sweet: “that lady was so kind . . .”  Still have trouble with all 5 of you riding the one scooter!  How big do the kids need to be to edge ONE person off the thing!!!?
    Amazing how similar it looks to where our daughter+husband+baby live in the DR.
    I love it – absolutely am thrilled – that we don’t have bugs of any consequence here in CO!  Silly, huh?  Also, that we have potable water coming right out of every single faucet attached to our home – now that’s something to love!
    Hugs from here!

  • Dkruidenier

    Thanks for this small glimpse at the whole family. It’s good to hear and see those kids. How fast they grow!

    • lauraparkerblog

      I know, right– won’t be long till we won’t all fit on a scooter .. . sad day.
      I know you guys are enjoying your newest little one! :)

  • Hanlie

    I have a new found love for Tom Yum!! So good!!

    • lauraparkerblog

      I do love Thai spicy!

  • Emailgocho

    I don’t want to sound alarmist but you don’t have any helmet’s on.  Someone once told me (I don’t know if it is true or not) that the no.1 cause of deaths for missionaries is motorbike accidents.  I’m not so concerned about Matt’s skills but other’s on the road.  They mustn’t have too many police checks in Chiang Mai.  In Lampang, there are regular police checks which are in places you can’t avoid so 5 without a helmet would be a not so nice 1,000 baht. 

    • lauraparkerblog

      Thanks for your concern! Motorbikes are dangerous for sure. The roads we were on were all tiny back roads wo traffic and we very rarely travel on “real” roads with all of us and when we do, we typically do wear helmets ! We can only manage short distances with all of us crammed on anyway. CM does have checks too but not all that many as it seems lampang does. Thanks again.

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