Thursday, July 23, 2009

Tunnel Light

A faint glimmer of sunlight casts shadows on the Chumpon version of Wild Kingdom. This morning snarls and yips from the neighbor's dog who invaded territory provided a charming punctuation to the otherwise boring ritual of morning coffee. Then the terrified shrieks of a chicken who managed to fly in a window that Yong decided to leave open in the detached studio--lots of drama, no blood in either case.

I am so ready to go home.

Five more days of paradise.

Today holds further excitiement with a trip to 7/11 in Pak Nam to replenish the dogs' supply of canned sardines--be still my heart. And I--oh god--if there is a spot where there is edible food in a "restaurant" I pray I find it today.

The local shops near this little compound are heavy on the Fanta, the preservative-laced chips. icecream bars and malnourished peanuts in the shell. Haiving polished off my last package of Mama (instant noodles), I'm in need of a few supplies myself. I think of the food that lines the sidewalk of Chokchai Ruammit and I stare at my overnight bag and I count the days one more time...

4 comments:

Tokyo Ern said...

Oops, and I posted more food pics on the FB page and an instant noodle post on my blog. Not that I was torturing you or anything...

janet said...

Oh yes you are...even McD's seems alluring at this point!

Kristianne said...

Janet, I would air lift you delectable rations if I could. Can you wait until I bring them in person?
Send me your grocery list.

janet said...

Thank you Kristianne but you can't get the food I crave in the U.S.!