The 7 types of Thai masseurs you might encounter in Thailand

I get a nûat Thai นวด ไทย at least once a week. It’s one of the perks of living in Chiang Mai even though the cost of living keeps rising here. BOOOOOO! A Thai massage around the moat or Old City costs 180 to 200 baht. While my friends have their favorites or go-to person,… Continue reading The 7 types of Thai masseurs you might encounter in Thailand


Finally got on YouTube

Jeez. It’s like they are letting anybody do it.


No Smorking!

Typo or cleverness? According to, SMORK has 7 (count ’em) whopping definitions: 1. An Engrish term for ‘smoke’. “No smorking on corridor or Banning happen on premises!” 2. A smork is an ork that has been ignited and burned until smoldering. In the Lord of the Rings orks that were burned after battle were… Continue reading No Smorking!

Asian American · Expat

The story behind Thai Girl Talk

Apparently we met before through mutual friends, at all the raging parties I go to, but it wasn’t until I was at another fare-thee-well party that I REALLY met her. She’s very smart, you see, cause she said, “Lani! I love your blog!” Well, that got my attention.

Expat · Thailand

Thailand for the directionally challenged

After spending 2 weeks in Austria, returning to Thailand was quite the departure. It was dark and I was travel weary but I still had to explain where I lived in pasa Thai. The good thing is I live close enough to the 700 Year Stadium, and at least it puts drivers in the right… Continue reading Thailand for the directionally challenged


J1 summer2 name poems

beautiful angry money aren’t they talented? hugs…


My Thai is getting better: True or False?

I have avoided combining my first 10 months here with the time since I returned, simply because I thought saying I’ve been here 2 years total sounded bad – for my Thai that is. I know, I know, I shouldn’t be so hard on myself but maybe I should? Shouldn’t I be farther along by… Continue reading My Thai is getting better: True or False?