Lorraine will back me up that I’m not one to make a big deal out of my birthday. Then again, who over the age of 29 really wants to tell the world you’re getting older. When Lorraine would ask what do I want to do for my birthday, I like to play shy and explain that since it’s *my* day, I don’t want to do anything special. Typically I’ll find a good excuse to either stay home and watch some sort of urgent sporting event. This year, not a chance. While Lorraine was in Italy, I was unavoidably the guest of honor of what became one of the greatest birthday parties yet (although my 25th bday party at Mr. Goodbar ranks pretty high).
This is a picture of our wonderful and now extended Thai family The picture is horrible, but I get a little nervous sometimes pulling out the camera. I waited way too long and it was dark and all I had was my cell phone.
In the grey shirt, standing up is our good friend Arkom. Arkom has been our connection to everything Thailand. These are his friends and family that have since adopted me, particularly with Lorraine being out of town. Without going on and on, these guys threw me one fantastic party. Their kindness and generosity is incredibly overwhelming. They make it really easy to survive here.
I’d also like to thank everyone who emailed me birthday wishes and posted to my Facebook. Lorraine and I miss you all very much and we’re already making our plans to come home in December.
Pom kit teung koon, do lae dtua eng duay na!