Discover Prompts, Day 15 + 16: Scent & Slow

// The world has slowed down, and Iโ€™m not sure we like it. // I live in an apartment in Thailand, so sometimes I smell what other people are cooking. When this happens I shut my windows because itโ€™s often the neighbor deep frying garlic or fish. Now, if Iโ€™m frying garlic, I donโ€™t mind…

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Celebrating 7 years abroad

It was Facebook that reminded me that the milestone had passed. Otherwise, Iโ€™m sure I would have continued to scroll past this moment, drinking my coffee and eating my banana. I posted, โ€œI signed up for Intensive Thai, but based on my photo (with my application) I was enrolled in Intensive English instead.โ€ Now, normally,…

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โœˆ๏ธ Has living overseas + travel made you more patient?

โ€œTime, time, time, see whatโ€™s become of me.โ€ โ€“ Hazy Shade of Winter, Simon & Garfunkel Since moving abroad, Iโ€™ve taken on a different perception of time. Iโ€™m convinced time moves slower. Concepts like a โ€œlong timeโ€ and โ€œbeing on timeโ€ are completely relative to the landscape, the people and the mode of transportation. Living…

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Moving to Chiang Rai

After about 4 years in Chiang Mai, I finally made the move. And what a move! I was so stressed out over our things making it in Kuhn Janโ€™s truck. I was fretting over the motorbike falling out of the truck as it seemed precariously perched on the tailgate. And I wondered how the office…

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