[Open Thread] #22
Posted on September 9, 2016
Happy Friday everyone! I had to get a project out the door this morning so couldn’t post this open thread as early as I wanted to, but here we are. And it’s almost the freakin’ weekend.
Originally we had plans to go to Vancouver BC for a company event this weekend (all paid for expense) but I checked the estimated driving time with traffic and it will take us five hours. My child could barely sit in his carseat for two hours, let alone five, so we politely declined (last minute to boot) and will be staring at a penalty fee. There are times you have to weigh out your options and determine what makes sense, do you go and have a miserable time, or pay the stupid penalty and have a nice relaxing time at home. Who knew hanging out at home could be so expensive. Lol. But that’s what we’re opting to do and I feel an immense relief because of it.
On a rare night last night, one of my girlfriends came for a visit from out of town, so we gathered at our favorite restaurant, Tamarind Tree (Vietnamese yumminess) and I can’t tell you how much I miss girl time. Over delicious Vietnamese food and tamarind tini’s we caught up on each other’s lives. So friends, do not forget to squeeze in girl time/homie time as much as you can in your busy life. It’s therapeutic. Who needs a therapist when you got good friends?
At any rate, one of my friends found her new beau on an online dating site, I mean, it’s how you meet people these days, you know? And she was gushing over him and even made us listen to his voicemail so we could hear his “sexy” voice. It’s hysterical but also so very very understandable. I remember dating Mr. A (13 years ago) and he had a pre-planned vacation to Hawaii, so our first few weeks of dating were really done over the phone. I used to be obsessed about intentionally missing his calls so I could listen to his voicemail. Haha. I was SUCH a dork. Mr. A has a phenomenal voice. But listen, I never really told him how much of a stalker I was- til this day, he doesn’t know that I listened to his voicemail a hundred times. Side note: I took a truly long hiatus from lakorns and had a lot of time on my hand.
Anyway. Tell me something dorky about yourself, because I can’t be the only dork around here, am I?
*Pic cred @tayastarling IG. BTW Taya will be starring in Rang Chung September 12th!
wow paying fine just for not going ? at least you have a relax time at home and I heard for parent with toddler that the best thing in the world , quality time with girlfriend is a must , that how I found out I’m certified crazy but still be loved lol , this week has been busy , travel for work meaning you actually have to work and not chillaxing like I was at my company , have to wake up at an ungodly hour every morning to be at work at 9 ( 9 to 5 people I don’t know how you do it )
I do love small town down South , people are so nice and friendly , technically it’s a city and the manager of the branch was so proud , he say it was only around 20000 or 30000 people a couple of year ago but since his city was name one of the most affordable in the country , it grow twice the size now , almost 60000 in population and I was standing there thinking “60000 ? it like 3 blocks in my neighborhood” the diversity is almost non-exist , one of my colleague who is black told me that he saw exactly 2 black people in town , I didn’t want to tell him that the other day I went to a Vietnamese restaurant here and I’m the only Asian in the whole place ( that already including all the waiter ) thank god when it time to check out I saw that the owner is a Vietnamese , otherwise I would have think they faking it , at lunch time the manager really enthusiasm told us that he know every good place to eat in town just tell him what we in the mood for cause they have it all , so I told him “well , this guy ( Muslim ) don’t eat pork , J here ( Indian ) can’t eat beef , she’s a vegan so she don’t eat anything and I’m Asian so I eat everything , what you do recommend ?” you should have see the other guy face lol , I know I’m bad for doing this but I just can not resist
The thing you learn while travel together , I’m a speed lover , one time even got a speeding ticket for 93 m/h but this is the first time that I witness someone drive slow but dangerous , how can someone drive slow and dangerous at the same time you may ask , well he drive 20 m/h …….. in the middle of 2 lanes , at the stop sight people usually would stop and roll he just roll slowly without stop , he did stop at the red light though , 50 foots in front of it , without any car ahead of him . Honestly , if I’m driving behind him I would just say that he stop all of a sudden in the middle of the street . This is not my first trip to the south so I know a thing or two , when we go to restaurant , my colleague ( who Muslim ) always ask if this dish have pork in it and the waiter would reply “no” I told him “you also have to ask if they have bacon in it because to Southerner most of them don’t think of bacon as pork , they use bacon in cooking the same way they use salt and pepper” and he thought I was just joking , how can anybody say bacon is not pork , then when they bring out the bake bean I told him “don’t eat it , Southerner would always put bacon in bake bean , it’s in the bible” but he told me the waiter assure him they don’t have pork in it so he happily dig in , half way through there a huge chunk of ‘not pork’ that he bite into , when we ask , the waiter say “yes , it bacon” then stand there look blandly at us like “yeah it bacon in bake bean , what you try to say ?” when my friend about to freak out , the whole group have to calm him down , we remind him that down here they all straight shooter ( literally ) do not try to get into a fight and beside isn’t his religion said that when it come to pork , as long as you don’t know then it not your sin . This is what happen when you live in one of the most diversity city in the country you came to know other people culture , tradition and religion more than your own ( don’t worry Buddha , I still love you best , you let me eat whatever I want , uh actually you don’t but I never pay attention so we good , and don’t tell my mom I talk to you like this either ok , the last time I told her you may on be on a 15 minutes break per union rule she try to smack me on the head with a wooden spoon , I don’t know who is worse , me for thinking you should be on break once in a while or my mom who think you never do that )
In the South , when a guy offer to show you his collection , do not assume it his cookie jars collection , so our team were standing around this guy who take out his phone to show us his gun collection , he keep scrolling ( not slowly either ) and we keep looking , 15 minutes later the collection still going strong , afterward the whole team told me to go tell the manager that that guy can not be fired , no matter what , if they want to fired him please wait till we leave first , enjoy your weekend everybody
Sometimes you just gotta do what you gotta do for your little one! Your child should always come first, so you definitely made the right choice there. 🙂
Ah, my boyfriend and I dated long-distance for about a year before he made the move to California. Skype was how we did it!
And trust me, you are not the only dork here! We all have a dorky side, haha! Have a nice weekend!
P.S. Really loving your Open Threads! It’s so cool reading all these fellow lakorn lovers’ responses 🙂
I’m from TX and hubby is from VA. We have a long distance phone relationship for a year before we were married. Saw each other total of 4 times. We were always chaperone so no physical contact whatsoever. LOL the first cheek kiss was at the actual wedding. Is that dorky or what?!!!! On April 12th, we will celebrate our 19th years together.
So I was out of commission this weekend (sick) and what better way to get better than to watch lakorns? I caught up on some Sai Lab, but got derailed with Ngao Asoke and then decided I wanted khao tom. Didn’t turn out too badly, but it was more porridgy than I wanted. I’m caught up on sleep though, so that’s great!
I hope everyone had a great weekend and a great start to next week.