Week 38

Today marks the end of my 38th week of pregnancy. And I’m still pregnant. I view this as a good thing because that means the baby listened to our pleas to hang in there until her “Farmor” (literally “Father’s Mother” in Swedish) arrived on Wednesday night. So what to do when you’re 38 weeks pregnant,…

10 Things I Now Know About Bangkok

It’s odd — in only three months I felt like I settled into Bangkok. We  made good friends, become part of a community, found meaningful service projects. I could see us living here. (I wonder if I will feel this way after each leg…) But three months really is not enough time to write about…

Bangkok with My Dad = Buffets

My dad came to visit us for about 3 days during the last week of March, which was our last week in Bangkok. Whenever we meet up with people here, I feel like I’ve been transported back to the last place I saw them. It’s such a weird feeling, like I’m caught in a rip…

Lanzones!

This post is for my mom. Last time we talked, she asked what fruits I’d been eating. Three seconds into my list, she immediately broke in with, “Lanzones! What about lanzones?” Of course, Mom, of course lanzones! Lanzones are globular-shaped fruit about the size of a super ball that grows in clusters. They’re so common…

The mangosteen of my dreams

Move over durian; there’s a new kid in town.  Mangosteen has set up shop in my mouth, bought all the surrounding property and run everyone out of the neighborhood. Now that I’ve  finally tried mangosteen, my mouth won’t settle for less. (Curious side note: my friend Y told me that durian and mangosteen are supposed…