Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Nice cup of tea

My exercise

I was very disappointed about the money exchange rate at the Exchange office.
We need to transfer the money for our holiday back home.  Say, it was
about 10-12% less within a year.  But the staffs at the bank are
very nice. They gave their best of services that made me quite
a bit better from grumpiness from the loss sum of money.
A nice cup of tea for a VIP customer, was it nice?

Love it. 

Sunday, June 19, 2011

What a hot day

I was walking from the bank under the sun at about 11:30 am.
On the way I stopped to buy some different kinds
of roasted nuts.  I thought I'll continue to go to
Bawadi Mall to buy some present for my
two grandsons.  Unfortunately, I couldn't
make it because it is so hot and I ran
out of energy just that.  Oh well.. I'll
try some other time.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Gulf News

Gulf news paper ...is due to finish 9 years suscription today.  We're kind
of missing it, but it's time for change to try something new.
We thought of subscribe "the National", may be.
We will see again when we come back from
holiday.  On the other hand, do we need
news paperthese days? 

Friday, June 17, 2011


It's time to renew our E-Gate card again.  We tried Al Ain Airport
this time.  The airport is quiet, we lucky that there is staff
working on Friday morning. 
He is either emotional or no human feeling  to do
things (like a robot). We hardly have a word with him. 
We told him what we want, he looked at our own
card and passport.  He started to process with 
one question that if we wanted to  change a photo
or keep the old one, and all done.
May be he is not happy that he have to work on the weekend.
200 Dhrs each, worth  2 years.

Mea Kong River

Mea Kong River in rainy season (June-Aug). The water's
height is about a meter from the street.  The water
moves fast and the color is red because of the mud. 
There are lot of fish.  I really  missed swimming in
the river and watching moon and sun come up. 
The opposite side of the  river is Laos
our neighbouring country.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Town Center

The month of December to April are the best month in the UAE.  I took
this photo in April late on the street by Town Center.  At this
time of the year (June) it is very hard to go out because of 
the heat.  It is very hot and dry and it make me dizzy
and tire easy :-0
Safety First. I choosed to do some painting at home.

We, four Thais, two children and a Japanese get together
for an exchange chat and have lunch on my treat.
I cooked "ขนมจีนน้ำเงี่ยวไก่". I was surprised 
that the two out of two Thais've never try
it before.  This is their first time for
four of them which is very good.

Every thing went well.. and all happy.

Excited game

It's excited waching a tennis Queen's Club Championship yesterday
afternoon between Andy Muray, UK and Jo W. Tsonga, France.
Tsonga seems stronger and faster.  He can easily and quicky
wins his game set. At the end, Muray managed to
break the game sarve twice and won. Yeh...
That made hubby feels better
from grumpy marking
student's exam...

Monday, June 13, 2011

Welcome to my studio corner

Welcome to.. my studio corner..
I tried pen and watercolor again this morning at my brand
new corner.  I found that my perspective has not go any where.
But... I finished the work faster, that's
a bit progress, I guess. 

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Got it right

The desk was arrived last night.  A friend kindly had someone
to deliver and install it for us.  That was very kind of her. 
I moved my painting materials, books to my new place which
made our dining table area much better looking. I hardly got
up this morning, my body was aching every where.
It might be because I moved the funiture around
last night to set up my new studio corner. 

Happy pain... :-)

Friday, June 10, 2011

Studio corner

I bought a desk from a friend who is leaving the country for
very friendly price like she gave it for free.  Looking
forward to set up my studio corner by Sunday.
Thanks to lovely hubby to find time to pick it
up while he is very busy on his students'
examination time.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Twelve hours

We're head to Abu Dhabi early this morning applied for 70 days
visa to Thailand for hubby.  It took us 12 hours to hang around
waiting for it to be ready.  We went to Marina Mall, have
lunch, shopping and so on. 
We went back to Thai embassy at about 3 pm and got lost on the
traffic.  Visa finished at about 4 pm.  Our driver have
to pick up someone at the airport on the way  back.  We
got home at about 6:30 pm exhausted.
Lucky that we desired to use some one to drive for us.
not using metre taxi that we usually does.  Otherwise
it would be cost us around 1,000 Dhrs instead of
300 Dhrs.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

A healthy one

The plants at our apartment are quit beautiful these days.
I hope that after 70 days of holliday, it'll be still the same.
Our house keeper "Ranee" did very well last year.
Big thanks to her.

Oh.. oh.. I forgot to water the plants this week... :-(
I'd better do it now. :-)

Tuesday, June 7, 2011


Lunch at Khek's

Khek invited me and other four friends for lunch today.
She cooked "Kuow Jub", it was very delicious and
everyone love it.  She is really good cook.
Next week, there will be my turn to cook
for them. I desired to do it next week
before the summer break.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Vacation is coming

Summer school break is coming in the next two week from now.
It's time to buy present for everyone back home. 
I was able to get into a few shops and time
was out.  I didn't buy much as I expected.
Have to go back again. 

BTW, the temperature is 48 degrees today !!!
Can't wait to walk in the rain back home.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Coffee time

I bought this coffee pot from Istanbul a few years
ago.  It was in the kitchen cupboard since then.
I'm thinking of trying it out one day.

I tried Turkish coffee once when we went to Turkey.
It' s bit too strong for me, though. 
But I did like their ice cream very much.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Keep practice

I didn't paint enough these days.  I was asked by a friend
to look after her boy "Benjamin".  Ben was ill.  He couldn't
go to school.  We played and talked a lot, it made me a bit
tired at the end of the day.  Unfortunately, it is actually, an
excuse for not do the painting.
Oh well !!

50 degrees C in the UAE

The highest temperature today is amazingly hot,  it's 50 degrees C.
We desired to stay indoors and enjoy our cool airconditioner
at home as it's the weekend.

A friend of mine brought me "Bai Kra Prow" from Dubai.
We had "Pad Gai Bai Kra Prow" and "Kai dow" for lunch.
Umm.. yummy
It made this hot day a great day !!!