Child sitting is nothing new to me, having done it regularly with my nephews and nieces back home to get to know them better, and also to give their parents a break.
My nephews are now in their teens. Till now, they still reminisce the movie and makan (food) outings we had during their school holidays. Back then when they were younger, no matter how busy I was, I made the effort of taking time off to bring them out. It was a commitment I made, to be part of their lives. It never fail to amaze me that they still want to hang out with me now. It shows that I am still a pretty cool yiyi (aunt) that they are not embarassed to be seen hanging out together, huh ?
Today is my first time child-sitting a local Thai kid. Nong Beaw, a 9 years old girl, is Boom, my ex-colleague’s daughter. We met the first time in Dec 2014 when she came to our office during school holiday. For whatever reason, we clicked with each other from that first meeting.
Malaysia Mari. A small community of Malaysians currently working in the kingdom, providing that layer of support to each other.
I picked the group icon. Cute (narak) huh
I would probably name Ken as the founder of the group, since he lives in Thailand the longest (5 years now). He is probably more Thai than Malaysian now. He is also the one who initiates the ‘makan’ outings , recommending the venues and booking the table. If you can’t find his name under the rsvp list, try Ken Theeradej. Ken thinks that everyone knows this famous actor … Err perhaps the restaurant staff thinks that you were pulling their leg lah.
Ken Theeradej (Supsabdaa magazine)
As for the remaining of us, please meet Ivy, Adeline, Christina, Sam, Nic, Linda & Leon our newest member. Joan used to be part of the group, but she left after 1 year working here, and well, working in Bangkok will require at least one dedicated post by itself.
Definitely one of my favourite’s weekend outings here in Bangkok. Despite not understanding most part of D’s conversation with his friends, I’ve grow accustomed to it, and vice versa that D’s friends are used to me keeping silent most of the time.
A smaller scale of bbq (in fact, this is more pan-grilled) vs. the one that I am used to back home. Nevertheless I am happy with D’s marinated beef and his first attempt at mango curry ala Sri Lanka style. I didn’t prepare my signature asparagus wrapped with bacon, but replaced asparagus with straw mushroom instead.
Our pan-grilled spread