So I have a confession. I am now as reluctant to blog as Alisha is. I'm sorry I don't know how it happened but it did. So I will try and catch you up quickly because I imagine no one cares what we are doing more then we do and if I get bored typing this then the reader will probably get bored reading it. Stands to reason anyway.
So last weekend we went to Bangkok primarily to see Harry Potter in English, and let me tell you it was so worth it. We dressed up and everyone laughed at us and we cried through the movie. Well I cried, Alisha sort of frowned maybe...I dunno. Anyway it was amazing so we saw it again in Thai when we got home. But that is getting a little bit ahead of the story. After our long train ride, which was actually just my long train ride because Alisha went 12 hours before in the middle of the day in a car and got pizza hut for dinner. I had dry chicken... I'm sorry this isn't coherent but the fact of the matter is that we were separated for over 24 hours in which I taught, ate nasty chicken, and rode a train all night. Alisha drove in a car and went shopping and had American Food and went to bed before two. Not that I am complaining I had fun I'm just stating the differences. Anywho, we saw Harry Potter at the mall the day I got there, cried, then went shopping. Shopping was interesting because it was all outdoors and we were lost in the pet section for a long time. But I did find some ties and some elephants...but there are elephants everywhere so that wasn't as thrilling as it once was. Oh but PS we went to like 5 malls that day and by the time we made it back to the house we were exhausted. Also Tang let us stay at her house so we didn't have to pay for a hotel.
Next day..Phew..we went to Pattaya which was a dirty tourist beach in more ways then one. Alisha, Sarah, and I sat in a Starbucks eating chocolate pastries and counted old white men who were with beautiful, young, Thai girls. Jenna and Laura laid out on the trash covered beach. It was just a day trip and nothing terribly exciting happened. We decided though that it is a place for stupid tourists because everything is way overpriced. Wouldn't have known that three months ago....
Sunday we went to the only English speaking branch in Thailand and understood church. Giant blessing. I am never going to under-appreciate church again. Then we went home. On a train. And ate good Thai food. Yum.