Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Things People Drive…

…or ride or captain. In Thailand we experienced all sorts of things which we used to get from place to place. These are but a few.

It all started with a long flight to Singapore…

It all started with a long flight to Singapore and then a shorter one to Bangkok
©2018 Regina Martins

Touring by longtail boat on the busy Chao Phraya River and through the smaller klongs (canals)…

A narrow canal boat doesn’t provide much protection to splashing water. I don’t think we’re meant to keep dry. The only thing is that the Bangkok canals are not very clean and the water suspect…
©2018 Regina Martins

A homestay experience aboard a floating rafthouse. This is us getting towed out to the other side of the lake…

Spending time on the floating rafthouse was interesting, and not very comfortable. This is the towboat, pulling us out to the other side of the lake nestled in the middle of Thai mountains, that was so beautiful and peaceful
©2018 Regina Martins

Riding past casava fields and over precarious bridges over the River Kwai on clacky rickety swinging train…

The train on the Death Railway was fascinating and I loved the ride in the clacky rickety swinging train
©2018 Regina Martins

Tuk tuk tuk tuk tuk tuk tuk tuk…

Tuk-tuk’ing in Chiang Mai…
©2018 Regina Martins

Entered in Cee’s CFFC this week.

 

40 Questions Answered

I’ve seen this meme in so many of my fellow blogger’s pages, that I’m deciding to do it too. These Q&As are such fun…go on, join me and do it too. Just copy the questions and put in your own answers (off course ;-))

I copied this from Cee’s blog.

1. Do you like blue cheese?  Yes, I rather enjoy it with crackers and port after a meal.

2. Coke or Pepsi?  Neither, I don’t drink fizzy drinks and usually stick with water. Now, champagne or bubbles I would have, with a meal, irrespective of whether there is an occasion to celebrate. Health, happiness and family are enough reasons to celebrate and have some champagne, or bubbles!

3. Do you own a gun?  No.

4. What flavor of Kool-aid? I don’t drink sweet drinks.

5. Hot dogs?  Nope, I prefer to eat whole foods all the time…boring I know…and off course, I prefer vegetarian food, or fish and seafood.

6. Favorite TV show?  Right now, 12 Monkeys!!!!!!!! And The Blacklist, can’t wait for season 6…and then it must end, it’s time to wrap it up, producers. And of course, Brooklyn Nine Nine…no wrapping up continue on into multiple seasons.

7. Do you believe in ghosts?  I don’t know…

8. What do you drink in the morning?  Coffee with milk, no sugar.

9. Can you do a push-up?  No. I want to though.

10. Favorite Jewelry?  My wedding rings.

11. Favorite Hobby?  Reading.

12. Do you have ADD?  No.

13. Do you wear glasses?  Yes, since the age of 22. I alternate between contact lenses and glasses. Right now I’m wearing lenses.

14. Favorite cartoon character?  Mickey Mouse.

15. Three things you did today?  Blogging, walked 20 minutes in total, ate a banana.

16. Three drinks you drink regularly?  Water, cappuccino, tea.

17. Current movies?  I want to watch the new Mamma Mia movie.

18. Do you believe in magic?  Yes.

19. Favorite place to be?  My house.

20. How did you ring in the New Year? Spent with my family, had champagne at midnight, went to bed.

21. Travel? I love to travel. I want to go to the Seychelles and back to the Maldives.

22. Name five people who will most likely read this? Hopefully 5 of my fellow bloggers…go on, hit the like button 😉

23. Favorite movie? The movies I watch over and over again and never get tired of include Strange Days and Love Actually.

24. Favorite color?  Green, emerald green.

25. Do you like sleeping on satin sheets?  I’ve never slept on satin sheets. 

26. Can you whistle?  Yes.

27. Where are you now?   At home in the lounge, with Nermal the cat sleeping next to me.

29. Favorite food?  Dhal and rice with spinach.

30. Least favorite chore? Tidying up the house.

31. Best job you can think of? Writing or editing. From home.

32. What’s in your pockets? Nothing.

33. Last thing that made you laugh? Nermal the cat.

34. Favorite animal?  Nermal the cat.

35. What’s your most recent injury?  I sprained my ankle and ligaments in 2015 after I got up without realising my feet were numb as a result of having fallen asleep on the couch with my legs curled under me.

36. How many TV’s are in your house?  I don’t have a TV.

37. Worst pain ever?  Passed kidney stones when I was in my early 20s.

38. Do you like to dance? I love dancing, any dancing. Especially the Brazilian Samba.

39. Are your parents still alive? Yes, and I give thanks for this every day.

40. Do you enjoy camping?  No no no no…

 

Weekend Coffee Share 21.10.2018

Che made some amazing coffee blends this week – I like my coffee well rounded and full-bodied (I’m talking about coffee, not wine) tending towards the medium-dark-ish roast but not fully dark. Just leaving the medium part of the continuum and just touching the dark part, you get the idea.

The week started with my birthday on Monday! I was serenaded by colleagues when I arrived at work, was spoilt with words by many friends and family, and the day ended with a quiet dinner with my folks.

Che and I meant to go out for dinner on Thursday but at the end of the day, we weren’t in the mood for getting dressed and going out. We stayed in, relaxed, and went out for dinner on Friday instead.

I’m feeling crappy because I’m cutting out simple carbs and sugars, and I’m probably withdrawing so that’s all from me. So tell me about you…

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Places People Visit

This series is all about colours, and what better place to visit than Thailand, which is ALL about colour! It wasn’t easy choosing which photos to show here…people aren’t afraid of colour in Thailand! I think we can all take a leaf from the Thai people and embrace colour – I’m sure that our world will be a lot happier…

From the cars…

I loved the colourful taxis in Bangkok, yellow, white and pink. Thai people certainly aren’t afraid of colour…
©2018 Regina Martins

To the waiting area at the train station…

Waiting for a train couldn’t be more colourful – the large public waiting area, made less bleak by the colourful purple seats and murals close to the vaulted ceiling, at Bangkok Central Station
©2018 Regina Martins

The golden Buddha…

The golden Buddha at Wat Traimit weighs 5.5 tons (5,500 kilograms). It’s quite a sight
©2018 Regina Martins
A worshipper, praying at the feet of the golden Buddha at Wat Traimit
©2018 Regina Martins

…and chanting monks…

Chanting monks at Wat Po in Bangkok. It was so relaxing listening to them, I could’ve stayed there all day
©2018 Regina Martins

…to the temples…

The magnificent Wat Po temple known for its reclining Buddha, its feet covered with mother-of-pearl engravings of Buddhist symbols. This is also the birthplace of traditional Thai massage
©2018 Regina Martins

and waterfalls

One of the 7 levels of the unbelievably breathtaking Erawan Falls, one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the world. Its seven tiers offer a unique experience at every climb, reaching up to 1,500m (4921 ft)
©2018 Regina Martins

Old trains

The old train, still with wooden seats painted in colourful yellow, takes us through part of the Death Railway where so many POWs lost their lives during the Japanese occupation in WW2
©2018 Regina Martins

and hotel rooms…

A welcome sight after a day of travel and sightseeing…a colourful airconditioned room at the Good Times Resort in Kanchanaburi
©2018 Regina Martins

Buddhist statues…

One of the many Buddhist relics at this sacred temple, Doi Suthep in Chiang Mai
©2018 Regina Martins

…and temples…

Doi Suthep, a golden Buddhist temple outside of Chiang Mai on the Mt Doi Suthep is truly spectacular
©2018 Regina Martins
The dragon keeps vigil over the 300 steep steps to reach Doi Suthep temple in Chiang Mai
©2018 Regina Martins

…to motorbikes…

I couldn’t resist taking a photo of this motorbike, all colourful down to the helmet. Bikes in South Africa are serious colours like black, blue and red
©2018 Regina Martins

and fresh produce at the market.

Our Thai cooking teacher took us to the market in Chiang Mai to buy ingredients for the delicious dishes we later made for dinner
©2018 Regina Martins

I hope you’ve enjoyed these pics of Thailand, a colourful place to visit.

Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge.

 

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Weekend Coffee Share 14.10.2018

Two cups of coffee down and I’m ready to share the week’s happenings over another one with you.

Monday and Tuesday I attended training. I wasn’t feeling 100% yet from the previous week’s sinus infection but I’m glad I went because I learnt some new things. The only crappy part was the traffic. The venue location meant that I needed to go across town through the bottleneck that is the M1. On Monday I drove home the long way just to miss the M1 traffic. It was longer but faster.

I was at the same venue on Wednesday, this time I was the one delivering the training. I run a simulation to help the concepts stick and I’m always amazed at what people can build in a short space of time with just paper, scissors, and glue.

On Thursday I met with a partner to discuss our upcoming facilitation course at The Art Farm, a delightful place out in the countryside. It felt wonderful being out amongst the trees, veld and wide open spaces. We got a lot of work done.

Friday was “office” day. That is a misnomer since my office is at home but you get the idea…calls, and admin. Che and I did go out for lunch to the Two Trees bakery, quite rustic, and it was nice to not be in a mall. While there, two very strong gusts of wind drove people inside from the garden, and the ensuing dust storm decreased visibility.

The weekend has been rather dreary, rainy and overcast and cool. At least the pool is getting filled with rainwater which is free. It’s snuggle with tea and toast weather.

Oh yes, I almost forgot…Che and I finished watching Nikita and went straight to bingeing on 12 Monkeys. It’s how we decompress. It’s proving to be intriguing and we even began doing timeline drawings of the backwards and forwards so as not to miss anything.

Have a great week ahead!

Weekend Coffee Share.

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