Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Short and Sweet

Well, we'll see.

I went to the food-court with Key again tonight. I ordered stir fried veggies and decided to find out the Thai word for broccoli because I really like it.

"Nee arai?" I asked pointing to the vegetable on my fork.
--"Bra-ko-lee" she responded "same same"

At least I'm trying here!

After dinner she wanted to pick up another little snack, so we walked over to this booth with trays and trays of brightly colored... um... squares. Mostly squares and some flowery looking things. Honestly they looked like glycerin soaps so I was always hesitant to buy any - you know, do I eat it or do I wash with it? But she said they were sweets, so I figured I'd give it a try. I asked her what they were and pointing to each in turn she said "Hmmm... I don't know.... egg, I think.... tomato.... I don't know in English..." I pointed to the white one "Coconut maybe?" "Chai (yes) coconut." So I bought that one.

(check out my new bed-tray/desk)

It's ... odd. The texture is gelatinous and squeeky - more firm than Jello. The flavor is mild and not entirely unlike glycerin soap.

I'll pass next time.

We're back up to Code Mango today. My classes went well (no major disasters anyway), I slept well last night, and my digestive system seems to be calming down (for the moment).

Oh - and I taught through another blackout today. The lack of light isn't so bad (windows and all)... it's the lack of AC that makes it difficult. Fortunately power came back on half-way through.


Michael5000 said...

Mmmm.... Glycerin soap....

Bezzie said...

Eee...it looks like glycerin soap! I can't stand Jello so I don't think I'd really dig that.