July 21st, 2018


July 21--Mu Ping

We had no plans for the day, so we got up and took a walk around the little lake thing that is near the house. I am guessing it is the water supply for the area. Since I was last here, they have really built a nice walking path around it, as well as the only bike path I have seen here. There were a lot of people out walking and riding.

walking path

I saw a big snail and a crab.

After we walked, we got some food and came home and ate. I had pork sticks and sticky rice, and Malida had soup.

mu ping guy

The mu ping (pork on a stick) guy. He noted that because I took his picture, he was now going to be famous. There are these street vendors and little sidewalk eating places all over town, but a lot in our area, because there are a couple of big schools nearby.

After we ate, we went out to meet some of Malida's friends for lunch. As we drove, there were a bunch of police standing at the intersection, looking in cars as they passed, and waving some of them over, including ours. They do this a lot, looking for various infractions.


Malida got stopped because she wasn't wearing a seatbelt. The way it works is that they take your license and hand you a ticket. There is a booth on the corner, and you have to go pay the fine before you get your license back. It was only 200 Baht, which is about $6. As Malida came back to the car, I said, "Click it or ticket, baby!" and the cop standing next to me busted up laughing.

I got an email from one of the summer sessions students complaining about the test I wrote for them. She felt like some of the material on the test wasn't covered, and it wasn't fair. I went through her test and the material, and wrote back that it was all there. She then complained that the test was hard. "It's supposed to be hard," I wrote back.

We lounged around in the afternoon and I read my book. I will finish this one soon, and start on the third one I "brought" for the trip. I love having long periods to read without distraction. I never get them at home.

korea bbq

In the evening we took Malida's mom out to the big mall to have some Korea bbq at the new place they opened. It's way different from the Korea bbq place we go to back home, but it was pretty good. Today we will take a drive out to the village one last time to say goodbye to everyone.